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  1. Technical Help Forum
    Hi everybody, I was putting my carb back together after a thorough cleaning using Larry’s book, and it seems I damage the threads where the main jet screws in (probably when I drilled out the emulsion tube.) Does anybody know whether I can fix this with a helicoil, and if so, what size do I...
  2. 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?
  3. Technical Help Forum
    I noticed some things with the carbs I rebuilt for my 81 cx500. It had the stock idle jets but the other two don't seem to be stock now that I looked up the sizes. The set I am replacing these with don't have sizes marked at all. I was hoping they were stock jets but that doesn't seem to be the...
  4. Technical Help Forum
    Hi, searched forum for answers to this and couldn’t seem to find a solution. Sorry for posting so soon after joining. I’ve got a cx that had destroyed a valve and chewed up a piston so have rebuilt the engine. It’s all back together now and won’t start. I’ve got a good battery, I’ve got spark...
  5. Technical Help Forum
    Howdy there my CX fam....HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So my bike, beautiful beast, currently runs like garbage down the crap chute So I've gotten a weird hesitation at part throttle, gets worse with heat I have an ignitech unit installed So I had a look at the spark plugs Black as burnt toast thats...
  6. Technical Help Forum
    New to the forum so not sure the exact protocol on asking questions. Bought my first motorcycle, '81 CX500D, about three months ago. Ran great, for the first 6 rides except that it would cut off every once in awhile when idling at a light. Took the bike for a sunset ride and filled up the...
  7. Technical Help Forum
    i picked up a 1981 cx500 deluxe recently. its not running, and it seems like the guy i bought from was trying to troubleshoot to get it to start. when i brought it home, it started with the help of a started fluid. i noticed that the petcock had a vacuum fitting, and the guy i bought from did...
  8. Technical Help Forum
    Hey guys, Hope I can maybe get some advice on here, I couldn't find my exact issue on the thread so I thought I'd post my stator results and bike info/issues. Mainly high RPM issues above 5k, can only get the bike up to 100kmph at 6k rpm, sorta just bogs after that and across all gears. I had...
  9. Technical Help Forum
    -- New Bike Owner -- -- New Forum Member -- Hey, When I bought my new bike I also got a second bike that was torn down (not the entire bike). The carbs were all torn apart sitting in a box (that had a bunch of holes). . Is there a parts guide or something that I can use to verify I have all...
  10. General Discussion
    Recently while putting my carbs back on my Honda Gl500 my carburetor manifold cracked by the bolt. I am curious to see if there are any alternatives for the GL500 manifolds? or if a CX manifold would work. I have been looking online Honda discontinued making the part and I am not able to find...
  11. Technical Help Forum
    Hello. First post here. Just coming to the end of my CX500 complete rebuild into a custom scrambler style. Using a Rae San ignition and pod filters so just installed 90/120 jets. Pops and occasionally backfires and has trouble idling. Revs increase when carb pushed in which is strange. I’m...
  12. Technical Help Forum
    I need help with identification of my carb so i can order overhaul kit from randakk's site. I have tried to write to their support but they do not sell kits for gl400, even though it can be 90% same as for cx500.
  13. Technical Help Forum
    Hey so I opened up my 1979 cx500 C carbs today, (the bike is new to me and doesn't run), the guy before me some how snapped the overflow straw off completely in one of the carbs... as you can see in the pic, he just covered it with glue.. the glue fell off pretty easy just from me wiping down...
  14. Technical Help Forum
    I've connected my cables every way possible to get the throttle working properly but one way when I connect it, the cables are too long and lose, and even one popped out, and the other way I tried, I couldn't get the last cable in because it was too short, maybe I'm not doing this right so I'm...
  15. Technical Help Forum
    Hello to all, I was so amazed to see this Forum and the amount of people and information here! I have found some information coming close to answering my question, but I wanted to post to be sure... I purchased my 1982 CX500 C today, only 3400 miles! woo hoo! After looking in more detail...
  16. Technical Help Forum
    Hello, I cleaned carbs CX500 Eurosport PC06 (should be the same as GL500), and I found out interesting problem. The original assembly should have two fuel joint pipes (see the photo). I was surprised that the secound pipe was completely missing. The holes were pretty covered by dust, so i...
  17. Technical Help Forum
    When I purchased the cx650c it ran but was dripping gas from both carbs like crazy but it ran. Put it on the trailer got it home, took the carbs off and went through them. It stopped the leaking but was still running rough. When I rode it, it would run better at 5k and up rpm's. Pulled back...
  18. General Discussion
    :furious:hmm Hi guys. I'm new to this forum and bikes in general. I'm glad I got this honda as the community here seems awesome. Anyway, I bought larrys book (wow is he detailed!). I tore the carb off yesterday as well as replaced the tach cable. Cant wait till my bike is mint. I am...
  19. Technical Help Forum
    To start, my 1978 Honda CX500 is literally my first bike. I am 25 and the last time I rode a cycle was when I learned at 15. haha I have shaken off the rust, but this goes to show you just how inexperienced I am and how scarce my knowledge base is. Anyways, the previous owner put in a new...
  20. Technical Help Forum
    Part number for 1980 cx500 crossover tubes oring Ok I tried sue arch without much luck. I have a 1980 cx500 when rebuilding the carbs and cleaning them I noticed I still had a leak on the crossover tubes both. In the cheap kit I purchased none of the orings in the kit matched. So I ordered...
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