After several years of illness and financial embarrassment I've\nrecovered. Found a running Honda CX500 at less cost than it would take\nto get my Guzzi V50 back on the road, so I bought it. 1981, 35,000\nmiles. At worst it will give me transport until I get the V50 going,\nwhich needs new carbs, hardened valve seats and top end rebuild, and\nprobably a shaft drive strip and rebuild.\n\nAm assembling a checklist of problems CX500s of that kind of age are\nprone to. So far I've got rear swing arm internal rusting and battery\ncharger. Any more suggestions?