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    Better than a "New"

    cuz u did it yourself.
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    "But... who can put a price on those big grins when cruising about."

    SWAMBO
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    Quote Originally Posted by MCReviver View Post
    "But... who can put a price on those big grins when cruising about."

    SWAMBO
    Haha! I had to look that one up For those of you like me who are older than the hills, SWAMBO = She Who Always Must Be Obeyed... In reality in my case however, I am lucky enough to have a wife that lets me play with these toys
    ...Restoring my 12k CX500 turbo after 21 years of storage....

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    But what happened to your genuine fuel cap & keys ... lost it?
    Cheers, Ulrich

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    I donated my original to another owner who can put them to good use. No point letting them decay on a shelf. This hard to find stuff is really frustrating at times. I couldn't see myself ever needing a "spare" fuel cap. New one should outlast my timeline
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    So you had to change the ignition switch, helmet holder for the new keys?
    Cheers, Ulrich

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    The sale was only for 2 keys that match the gas cap. This forces me to add a key to my key ring. No big deal. Rekeying the tumblers of the ignition switch and side covers is probably much more involved than I want to take on at the moment.
    ...Restoring my 12k CX500 turbo after 21 years of storage....

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    Update 5/23/17

    Well, I still need my fenders from the painter whose estimate went from 3 weeks to 6.... but in the mean time I have been working on the switch gear and bars. Replaced my ignition key with a genuine Honda blank I had cut to match. I bought an aftermarket master cylinder/new off ebay. It's a universal for a 7/8 bars and uses the 16mm piston our bikes require. It came with a matching clutch perch, but the switch design was terrible on the clutch perch so I restored my original and then painted the new master cylinder and lever to match. I used Eastwood Plastic Resurfacer which is AWESOME!
    Eastwood Plastic Resurfacer Matte Black Aerosol
    This goes on very light and dries quickly. It is NOT a gloss finish which makes it perfect. It also does not blotch or sag. When done, you are left with a factory like finish that will NOT fade under UV. Highly recommended. I also installed a new grip. I found cutting the old one off carefully with a blade, then using glass cleaner on both parts, I was able to slide the new one over the throttle sleeve easily. Painting the lettering requires some skill and patience. Don't look too close
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    Sad, I dont get that stuff here and they dont ship to Germany. Same with that gold color for forks.
    Cheers, Ulrich

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    Guess the only is option is to send the parts here and we can refinish them for you
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    ...Restoring my 12k CX500 turbo after 21 years of storage....

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