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  1. Technical Help Forum
    Hey guys, just bought my first CX - a 1980 custom. I've had a read-through found a link to Larry's book. While I'm waiting for that one to arrive I've got a question about side air valves. The one in my kit does not have a bulb of the original (see below)- will this affect the performance?
  2. Technical Help Forum
    Hey all, I recently bought a 1981 honda gl500 and everything was running fine, til about 2 weeks ago I noticed the right cylinder wasn't firing properly. I'm not too familiar with carburetors outside of they mix fuel and air, so I didn't want to attempt youtube tutorial dismantling and cleaning...
  3. Technical Help Forum
    Hello, Sorry if this has been asked before, kind of hard to fine cleaning stuff not related to the inside of carbs. I am going around my cx and fixing and cleaning stuff, and I have come to the carbs, I have already cleaned the inside and re-jet them, but the outside has this tarnished look to...
  4. Technical Help Forum
    Hey everyone, I have a 1981 cx500c that isn't quite starting. It ran when i first got it but my carbs were flooding due to bad float. while my carb is out, i was thinking of removing the Airbox to give it that sleek look with nothing underneath the seat. I read in places that i might have to...
  5. General Discussion
    New member here, and have never rode a motorcycle before in my life. I love working on my cars, and I thought a bike would be a easier/cheaper project to keep me busy. So I went out and spent $200 on a 1978 Honda CX500 that's been sitting for the past 11 years. Here she is in all of her current...
  6. Technical Help Forum
    Hi! Im up to cleaning my carbs. I have put the carbs apart. And when i was flush one of them in water, after the ultrasonic wash. A smal tray was faling out from the carb. And i dont know where it`s place. And i cant find the other one at the second carb. Can any one help med and point me dto...
  7. Technical Help Forum
    In a desperate attempt to familiarize myself with my bike and auto maintenance in general, I have decided that I will disassemble and reassemble my carburetor to clean it out. Armed with YouTube videos and my Clymer Service Guide, I feel confident that I won't mess up anything too badly. Is...
  8. Technical Help Forum
    So I bought a rebuilt '78 a few months ago. It ran pretty smoothly for the first bit, but it was really rich and backfired when you shut it off. Now it seems like it isn't getting enough fuel past second gear. It tries to go, but it stutters and unless you put the clutch in, it dies. This is my...
  9. Technical Help Forum
    Symptoms: bike will start, idle, and drive up to 40mph. however (in any gear) will not get past 4K rpm regardless of how much throttle is given. also when i am up in the 3500-4000 rpm range the bike will sputter (i don't really know how to describe it) and "jump" faster. it results in a sudden...
  10. General Discussion
    Found a few old threads on the subject, kinda leaned towards finding carb spray which is easily found at Canadian Tire, but what I'm not finding is a bucket of carb cleaner/dip. Anyone in Canada/Ontario know where to buy some? I have my carbs totally apart (using Larry's guide) and would like...
  11. Technical Help Forum
    Hey guys, just got my first motorcycle, a '78 CX500 that's been in a barn apparently since '89. Gave the metal a spray down with GUNK and pressure washed it to see what I was working with and overall it seems ok, but there are some things that definitely need looked at before trying to start it...
  12. Technical Help Forum
    Hello all. I've just joined. I've been a long time CX500 rider, first owned one in the early 80s and have one in the garage. I haven't used the one in the garage for quite a few years and am looking to get it up and running again. It was running when I last used it and never intended to stop...
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