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  1. Technical Help Forum
    Hey guys! New member and a new owner of a wonderful cx500! Well not so wonderful while riding it... I just got the bike 2 weeks ago and bought it unseen. The seller told me everything was mint (restored recently) and no problems. The issue I have is that the bike has shitty acceleration...
  2. Technical Help Forum
    I had been running into a problem with my 79 CX500 Deluxe bogging down between 4000 - 5500 rpm when under load. I cleaned the carbs as per Larry's instructions multiple times, replaced my coils, installed new Plug Boots + Plugs, and did the Stator test multiple times. I could not figure out why...
  3. General Discussion
    I was just interested to see what speeds you have got upto ? I know it isnt at all designed for speed but i was just curious! And is there any mods you can do to increase acceleration and gain speed thanks :).
  4. CX Customization and Mods Forum
    Hey, guys. First post! I picked up my first CX500 today. It's a 1980 custom. I've built a few bikes before and I'm really stoked to start on this one. What is the first mod you did to pick up a few cheap, easy horses? What are some more complicated/expensive mods I should plan for the future...
  5. Technical Help Forum
    Hello again everyone, So about two weeks ago I rebuilt my carbs from the ground up. Cleaned everything, replaced all the worn out parts and put it back on my 1980 cx500c. It ran like a dream! However, 2 days ago I was doing some heavy accelerating and after shifting to 2nd gear (from about...
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