For all the innovative features of the CX 500 when it was first manufactured in the late 70s, the bike was also notorious for the mild steel collector box being terribly susceptible to rot… as were many pattern replicas made of the same materials.
Wemoto’s ongoing mission to keep older bikes on the road led us to Marving – who are now producing a stainless steel collector box replacement.
So problematic was the rot on the original Honda collector box (which is now discontinued) that many CX 500 owners sought to avoid the collector box altogether – with pricey modification or full replacement systems that never quite ran as nicely as the original two-into-two.
These measures are no longer necessary with the stainless steel replacement collector box. Made by Italian exhaust specialists Marving, the high quality fair priced replacement solves the collector box rot problem… and looks a great deal more elegant than the original unit.
For those on a budget or who want to preserve the original look of the bike Wemoto also supplies a mild steel pattern replica of the original. But for a little less than the original Honda, at £148.50 this Marving stainless steel collector box will greatly outlast any mild steel replica.
This upgrade is available for the Honda CX 500 Z, A and B (’78-’81).
The CX 500 Custom and Eurosport take different collector boxes, for which no upgrade is currently available.
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