Post Sale Update: This CB sold for $3,300 after 32 bids on eBay in West Chester, Ohio.
The T in CB500T meant that the 498cc engine was a parallel twin which produced 34 horsepower. Journalists considered the bike fairly bland and not a standout. Depending on your perspective, that either makes it an excellent or a terrible choice for mild customization like what’s happened with this no-reserve example.
The T was built only in 1975 and 1976, and while it didn’t set the market on fire it was a reliable motorcycle that could just top 100 miles per hour. Dry weight was 425 pounds. For more on the CB500T, check out this article on Motorcycle Classics.
This example (VIN: CB500T-2010740) has 10,787 miles – the seller says he “set out to create a nice rider that had a slight café racer feel, but still maintained the original look.” It’s got several new parts: battery, tires, tubes, brake pads front/rear, oil change, fork fluid, EMGO shocks, K&S turn signals, Lucas-style LED taillight, EMGO clubman style bars, and more.
“Some things to note: The tank does have two dings. One on the lower left near the stripe. I believe a paintless dent removal service could massage it out. There is another ding on the left rear that has been touched up. The left exhaust header pipe has a scrape on the top and the left muffler has some etching on the top. The rear passenger pegs have been removed, but I have kept them, along with the original shocks. The headlight is currently not working, but I have another one ordered.”
Find this CB for sale in West Chester, Ohio with bidding up to $3,250 here on eBay.