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Saturday, September 23, 2006

 

Is this the ancestor to the CX500?

Found some interesting speculation on Chopper Charles's Honda CX500 and GL500 Forum. Seems that there was a Japanese company called Marusho that built a line of V-twins in the late '50s and early '60s that have a very striking resemblance to the CX500. The styling is different, to be sure. But they've got a transverse V, shaft drive, pushrods, and even have the cylinder heads twisted a bit so the intake ports point inward and the exhaust points outward.

Speaking of the CX500, I had a bit of a problem with mine. Turns out when I tried to fix the stuck needle, I put the float in upside down. The result was a bike that either wouldn't run or only ran on one cylinder. I got that fixed today.

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