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    Will this fit a CX500 custom? And since it doesn't have the extra part on the top, will it cause any issues?



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    1981 CX500 Custom

    1979 CX500 Custom

    1982 KZ305 (and parts bike)

    1971 CB750

    1979 XS1100 (parting out)

    1959 Cushman Eagle

    1981 El Camino

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    Hmm...



    been looking at other radiator covers and it looks like you would cut off the old bottom part, and use the two slots to line it up with the original bolts, and then use self tapping metal screws to screw it into the original top part...



    Anyone else think this is the case?



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    1981 CX500 Custom

    1979 CX500 Custom

    1982 KZ305 (and parts bike)

    1971 CB750

    1979 XS1100 (parting out)

    1959 Cushman Eagle

    1981 El Camino

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    and then use self tapping metal screws to screw it into the original top part...



    No, no, no!



    As long as you don´t have the plastic radiator shroud, which you don´t, the only thing you´ll have to do is ditching the original plastic radiator grille - # 4.

    Use # 5 with its two bolts to hold the new grille, after the three tabs on top have been pushed in under # 3.













    You may want to get / fabricate a chrome / stainless steel variant of # 5 - looks better than the painted original - the blue CX on the picture above has the original one - the other two stainless steel.



    The chrome on these aftermarket grilles isn´t anything to write home about - you´ll need to look after it now and then, or it´ll degrade pretty fast.



    Sture
    Honda CX 500 standard, -81, Candy Burgundy Red, 145000 kms. Daily rider - labour camp / aka summer place.
    Honda CX 500 standard, -81, Candy Radiant Blue, 166000 kms. Wheels from -80 model. Daily rider at home.
    Honda GL 500 D, -82, Sterling Silver, 58600 kms. Latest "find". Starter clutch + ProLink problems. Winter job. I didnt say which winter. A beauty.
    Yamaha SRX 600, -86. Yellow, 56100 kms. Non-runner, imported from Germany 2007. Engine on the garage floor. S-l-o-w project.
    Vespa Gran Sport 150, -60. Blue, 30000 kms. Non-runner. 100 % nostalgia. Winter project in too many pieces.

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    Oops, I could see how the way i wrote that could cause someone to think i was an idiot, lol.



    All I was asking is if I could eliminate the bottom of #4 with no consequences, or should I screw the aftermarket part to the original bottom part of #4?



    Now that i see the micro fische it makes much more sense how things go together...



    I don't actually have the part yet, just saw it for sale...



    What would be a reasonable price for one of these grill covers?



    -Chris-
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    1981 CX500 Custom

    1979 CX500 Custom

    1982 KZ305 (and parts bike)

    1971 CB750

    1979 XS1100 (parting out)

    1959 Cushman Eagle

    1981 El Camino

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    Can´t say anything about what price would be reasonable. US and Europe are different!



    As far as I can remember I´ve paid something like $ 50 or slightly more, for those I´ve bought from Germany. + shipping costs. Maybe cheaper over there?



    Sture
    Honda CX 500 standard, -81, Candy Burgundy Red, 145000 kms. Daily rider - labour camp / aka summer place.
    Honda CX 500 standard, -81, Candy Radiant Blue, 166000 kms. Wheels from -80 model. Daily rider at home.
    Honda GL 500 D, -82, Sterling Silver, 58600 kms. Latest "find". Starter clutch + ProLink problems. Winter job. I didnt say which winter. A beauty.
    Yamaha SRX 600, -86. Yellow, 56100 kms. Non-runner, imported from Germany 2007. Engine on the garage floor. S-l-o-w project.
    Vespa Gran Sport 150, -60. Blue, 30000 kms. Non-runner. 100 % nostalgia. Winter project in too many pieces.

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