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Exhaust header comparison - Honda CX500 vs CX650E or GL650

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They're different! Based on the assortment I have (four CX650ED, twelve CX500 Standard/Shadow):

CX650 should have "ME2" inscribed in the H-box end:

The CX650 H-box end has a near-rectangular inner pipe - ~31mm high, ~22.5mm wide:

The CX500 header pipe has a round internal pipe, ~28.5mm in diameter:

The angle of the headers is different, as you can see when you put one directly on top of the other digitally:

If anyone knows otherwise or has more to add, please drop me a line!

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