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    A couple questions.

    I have a low mile 1978 CX500 Standard. I am looking for ideas to use the gauges but delete the plastic cover. What options do I have? What MM are the forks?

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    Forks are 33 mm.

    I'll be doing the same with the instruments on one of mine in the nearish future ... but I don't think my early stage imagineering will do you much good yet but am considering seating the instruments in stainless steel thermos lids. Others have used dice shakers similarly.
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    Café Racer Kits makes an easy-to-use module for '78 CX instruments: https://www.caferacerkits.co.uk/shop...egory=20704174

    Here's some marginal pics of a set on my '79D (I had the mount and center console powdercoated - they come from CRK raw aluminum):





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    some from a cx c or GL or a couple

    mini units off feebay

    lots of diff OEM

    from other honda/brands

    so long as ratio's match
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    VC3,
    Nice gauges but if those are the same headlight mounts I used watch out for your cables. Turning the handlebars left and right over time gouged them badly.
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    I have same also thanks for

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    So these should be plug and play?

    79 Cx500 Gauges


    Also will this bolt up to my Standard headlight? Ill just have to buy mounts?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-CX500-...FZCKkm&vxp=mtr
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    Almost. The wiring plug is different to yours, but the wires still serve the same function. You would need to change plug and terminals. The 500C/D use 4? mm spades rather than the 6 your bike uses.

    Your existing speedo/tach cables may be too short .... maybe not.
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    Does anyone make a retrofit kit for it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VC3 View Post
    Café Racer Kits makes an easy-to-use module for '78 CX instruments: https://www.caferacerkits.co.uk/shop...egory=20704174

    Here's some marginal pics of a set on my '79D (I had the mount and center console powdercoated - they come from CRK raw aluminum):





    How plug and play is this kit?

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