Honda CX Update

Honda CX Update

This Honda was the most pristine bike I’ve ever encountered. All the rubber stops and plugs were supple and just like brand new. It still had those stick on decals, Honda puts on the gas tank and speedometer, noting break in procedures and warranties. The tool kit had never been opened. And the riders manual was just like the tool kit. Other than a few […]

The Cycle of Things

The Cycle of Things

I just spotted my Virago a couple of days ago. It’s been years since I’ve seen it. And the sight of it brought back some unexpected memories, for we parted company in 2007. And it was a grievous split. To make a long story short: In 2007 I moved to Florida Discovered at the last minute before leaving Wyoming that our leased condo didn’t allow […]

Cycles

Cycles

I’ve returned to motorcycles after decades. What a joy I’ve found in restoring, maintaining, and riding motorcycles popular when I was young. I couldn’t afford to own them then, only dream about them. But today, with careful searching, a great bike can be bought for a reasonable price. And with a little work, they can be better than new. I’d rather be riding than typing. […]

Virago Midnite Special

Virago Midnite Special

Good Old Days My first motorcycle was a 1968 Suzuki X250 Hustler. I bought it new for about $650. That was followed by a BSA 650 Thunderbolt. And eventually, a 1979 R100S BMW, which I took to Alaska. But in 1980, I got married and settled down. My wife hadn’t been around motorcycles and didn’t have the desire pursue them. Plus, the family demands focused […]

1980 Honda CX500D

1980 Honda CX500D

The Bike This one has slightly less than 7000 original miles on it. And it’s in mint condition, with only a couple of scratches in the paint. Even the rubber grommets, tires, etc. are like new!After setting so long, there are always a few minor things that need done to bring a bike back to like new condition. But working on them is half the […]

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