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  1. Front Brake Locks and Releases

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    Hi Cx500Forum. I've been a lurker here for a while and am new to performing maintenance tasks. I've searched and read through as much front brake info as I can for my 1980 cx500 custom. It's been laid up for a while, and I've been trying to get it road-ready. Went to crack the bleed nipple...
  2. Noob mechanic requesting advice on bleeding new brakeline on 81 CX500 (US).

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    I’m hoping to get some advice on replacing my master cylinder and brake line on an 81CX500, which I am quite eager to render safe and fully roadworthy. The existing master cylinder is a sun-rotted mess, though it is perfectly functional at this time. It just needs to go. I went and purchased...
  3. Sticky Front Brake

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    I have a 78' CX500 that I'm trying to complete a frame-off restoration but the front brake is sticking. What I've done: Rebuilt the master cylinder. Removed and cleaned the caliper Removed and cleaned the piston (lubed the piston with brake fluid before placing back into the caliper) Removed...
  4. Trouble Shooting No Front Brake

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    I just bought a 79 cx500 off of Craigslist yesterday it has quite a few things to fix to get it on the road however. I am starting with the front Brake. Basically there is none. There is zero resistance with the brake lever. The reservoir is full. Looking around Youtube I am thinking the...