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  1. 82' Eurosport, New rear caliper costs half as much as I bought the bike for.

    Technical Help Forum
    I bought the bike a while back as my first project, one of the previous owners had already started work on it and I'd received it already half pulled apart. The issue I'm facing is that it came without a rear brake caliper, which would set me back about $415 AUD (a HUGE amount compared to what I...
  2. CX500D Need help with stand problem. Frame section needed.

    Selling and Buying Forum
    Hello all! I'm new to the forum and would appreciate any help you could give. I have an extensive background in vehicle repair. I was a mechanic at Honda (4 wheeled vehicles) for about 5 years and worked at other shops before I landed a really good position at my current job. I love to tinker...
  3. Advice needed with front brake fittings on '82 GL500 Silverwing

    Technical Help Forum
    After replacing an old front tyre for a sticky new Bridgestone S11 at a local fitment shop, I thought I'd take the long road home and try to bed in the tyres a bit - about 5 km from home I suddenly felt that the front brakes were not working properly ... and looked down to find this! :hororr...
  4. 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...
  5. Need a Gl500i left caliper

    Selling and Buying Forum
    Hey guys, turns out the previous owner broke the bleeder off of the left caliper of my 82 Gl500i. After messing with it for a while I decided the remaining part is pretty stuck so I'm looking to buy another one. If anybody has one let me know, Thanks - Zac
  6. Help with Front Brake diagnosis?

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    Well the guy I got the bike from couldnt find out what was wrong with the front brake, said it was not leaking. (also didnt really put to much effort in). So he drained it. So I have a drained front brake that does not work. What are some steps that I could use to go about seeing what is wrong...
  7. Uneven Front Brake Pad Wear

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    1980 Honda CX500 Custom, Single front Disc Brake. Heard a grinding noise coming from the front and decided to investigate. Discovered that one of my brake pads was wore all the way down, just broke through the pad and was showing metal. This was the inside pad mind you. The outside pad looked...
  8. Bending Rear Brake Lever and Shifter

    General Discussion
    Hello all, I recently changed the exhaust and foot pegs on my bike, but i find the shifter lever and rear brake lever to be too far away and not sticking far enough out to the side now. What i am wondering is how much can i bend on the two levers without compromising their integrity? Ideally i...
  9. 1978 CX 500 Front Brake Dragging

    Technical Help Forum
    Howdy all, Could use a bit of help on this one because hydraulic brakes can be a bit of a pain for me. I recently pulled both wheels off to put on new tires, after doing so the rear wheel functions perfectly. However, the front brake is dragging by a decent amount to the point where my brakes...
  10. Lost cause: Single Piston Brake & Master Cylinder

    Technical Help Forum
    Is this a lost cause? In my effort to replace the pads on my single piston brake caliper, I decided to rebuild the master cylinder as well. After purchasing the rebuild kits, draining the brake fluid, and disassembling the parts, I'm left with what appears to be very worn parts. This is my...
  11. GL500 brake and clutch lever options? anything else a direct fit?

    Where Can I Find...
    I'd like to change the levers on my bike as the original ones are slightly bent, and are slightly too long for the bars now that ive put clip ons on it. I cant seem to find any after market ones specifically for the GL500, so i'm wondering if anything else will fit on, so I can look for...
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