1982 Honda CX 500 Cafe Racer Bobber CX-Fighter or “Street fighter” that was hand built by the famous John Thompson at Thompson Retro Rebuilds in Michigan. You won’t find another one for sale on the secondary market and there is no way to get one built for this price. The donor 82 CX had 6500 original miles on her, ran perfect, and this rebuild only has 129 miles on it since the build out. Fresh service just done to make it so it doesn’t need anything for the buyer, included was both carbs done, front shock seals, brakes done and flushed, new lithium battery, spark plugs, oil change w/ KN filter, and safety check. Yes I have receipts. The gas tank, fuel cap, wheels, kickstand, clutch and brake levels, and fenders are powder coated for durability, not painted. Has the super solid BBC Bobbed Aluminum Seat Frame. Extra heavy duty rear monoshock can hold up to a 275lb rider. Has integrated blinkers in the front and dual led brake lights with integrated blinkers rear. Dunlop Wet Traction tires front and rear only have 129 miles on them. Euro low profile side mirrors. Mac 2 in 1 exhaust pipe.
This bike runs great and I have a video I can send you of it running, purrs like a kitten, well no it doesn’t purr with the Mac Exhaust, but it does growl at you when you hit the throttle. Starts up immediately every time. I start the bike and ride it around the block every couple weeks or so to keep it fresh. Will have it detailed for buyer, pictures were taken with just a quick wipe down.
For Builder Information search Facebook for John Thompson Rebuilds to see other bikes including this one (2016 Build).
This is a private party sale so it is being sold as-is and any and all inspections or checkouts need to be done before committing to buy as deposits are non-refundable. I took a ton of pictures in bright sunlight, no sexy magic hour lighting pics, so you can see what she looks like. I don’t mind shipping the bike anywhere in the USA and can help you arrange transport as I do vehicle transport booking for a living. Message me with your zip code for a wholesale quote to your doorstep.
This is a really fun, good running, good looking, complete motorcycle. It’s for someone that wants to turn the key and go riding and have a unique piece of retro art between their legs that no one else has. This is a one off bike and people comment on it wherever you go.
Below are a bunch of pictures of the bike taken this week. PLEASE NOTE: The first two pictures are of the bike the day it was completed by the builder in mid 2016. The kickstand, shorter clutch and brake cables, removed decal, and exhaust wrap have been changed since it was built, as you can see, and a couple of other small things I wanted different. If you need any specific videos or pictures let me know and i’ll head to the garage and get them.