I love CX500s, they’re like a poor man’s Moto Guzzi.
Here’s one for sale in Oklahoma. It has a nice new seat and few other small upgrades. It’s mostly stock. The exhaust has been cut off, so there aren’t any mufflers or tail pipes (I’m not sure why people do that, I guess to make it loud).
I don’t know where the selling gets to $4,000 on this bike.
I’d say it is worth like $2,500, at the most. To fix the exhaust is going to cost a chunk of money, and to finish building this into a cafe racer is going to take at least another $1,500.
This site doesn’t make money. I’m not doing this because I think I’m going to get rich. I like motorcycles. I have a background in journalism and I enjoy writing. I put all of that together and this website popped out.
Having said that, I would like to cover my costs and so I sell t-shirts, enhanced builder pages, and I come to you with hat in hand asking for a couple of bucks.
If you can’t afford even a dollar, don’t sweat it.