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  1. Looking for emulsion tubes

    Selling and Buying Forum
    Looking for the dreaded emulsion tube/nozzle Honda part #16166-415-003, destroyed in removal. Does anyone have one? Are there suitable replacements from a similar carb? I’ve checked with Sudco and it’s a Honda part only. Any help or ribbing will be greatly appreciated! Cheers!
  2. ...Won't light on one side!

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    The left cylinder won't fire up. Thanks in advance!!! Your insights are much appreciated. The Bike: ‘79 CX500 Custom Bobbed about 10 years ago (hard-tailed, pods, etc). The Condition: Sitting for 5 years New battery Plugs were new when parked 5 years ago Ignition switch is new Cleaned...
  3. Cx500 Only Runs on Starter Fluid

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    Hey guys me again, I finally got past the last major hold ups around my CX (like the majorly damaged water pump mechanical seal, don't know why I thought it was still OK to run) but she still wont run except on ether. She kicks once or twice if I let it sit for a little while but it seems like...
  4. 82 GL500 losing power in 4th gear at 4k-5k rpm

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    I have a problem with my 82 GL500 which just started all of sudden today. So the bike starts fine and idles as normal, but when I get to 4th gear and around 4k to 5k rpm the power just falls off. If I drop down to 3rd gear or lower and open the throttle, there is no loss of power as rpm...
  5. Tools needed for carb cleaning?

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    Hi folks, I'm trying to get a 1980 CX running that has been sitting for a number of years without being started. I know the carbs need a nice cleaning and based on the posts here, I went ahead and ordered a copy of Larry's book to guide me through that process. Now, I'm fairly comfortable with...
  6. Cx500 Carb overflowing

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    Hi Guys, I've been trying to find a post on this specifically but I cant find any post of people with this issue that isn't a somewhat simple fix of tapping on the carb or adjusting a float. Not that I think i'm the first person to have this issue but I cant seem to find any posts. So, I...
  7. Carb Build/Rebuild

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    -- 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...
  8. Need help tuning carbs on a project bike.

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    Hello everyone Have a project 1980 CX500 Custom I've been working on for a couple months now and trying to get it running properly. As of now it starts with the choke on and idles. As soon as I accelerate it dies. I have also seen some white smoke being spit out of the carbs. Ive been messing...
  9. CX500C wont start after attempted carb rebuild

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    I have no experience with carburators, none, so I thought getting a rebuild kit would be a good first try at working on them, I thought I was doing everything right but obviously I was wrong, I would like to get a set of Murrays Carbs later on but I do not currently have the funds for that...
  10. 1983 GL650 intakes fit on 1982 GL500? Drivers backrest / sissy bar for sale or trade.

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    :confused: Is it possible to use the carb intakes from the 1983 GL650 on my 1982 GL500? Or does anyone have some intakes and carbs for sale for the 1982 GL500, I would even be willing to repair / rebuild a ripped set if they were cheap enough. I have a drivers backrest / sissy bar in like new...
  11. FS: Murray's Carbs [CX500]

    Selling and Buying Forum
    Hello Everyone, I purchased these carbs last year and only was able to get as far as installing the intake manifolds on the engine before I was transferred at work through 3 different states. Now I am living in an apartment in NC without the time or space to continue my project so I have...
  12. carb newby

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    Hi everyone I own a 1981 honda cx500 deluxe and im trying to clean my carbs. i have bought the carb book and the cleaner and all but once i remove the carbs out of the bike i saw that there was two nipples where gas was flowing out when i tilt the carbs one in each side, i dont remember...
  13. Running Nightmare

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    Hello everyone, I have been stuck on this problem for a week now and have found absolutely nothing that is improving the issue. I cannot get my bike to run properly at all My Right Cylinder: Oval Pod Filter 90/120 Jets 2 1/2 Turn Fuel/Air Mix Screw Running Strong Strong Vacuum (bottle...
  14. Pod Filters VS Mix Screws

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    Hi there guys! I have put together almost everything on my bike only to have it running poorly :( the right side is fine but the left side has a lazy idle and backfires/pops when the throttle is applied. SO another disassembly has happened, woo! My own fault for not checking everything over...
  15. 82 gl500 carb insulator

    Selling and Buying Forum
    Hello, all. Anyone have a good condition left carb insulator (heard it called intake manifold as well) for an 82 gl500 that i could buy? Thanks, juice
  16. New CX650C owner in need of help!

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    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...
  17. Carb tuning question

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    I recently bought a CX500 cafe project. The previous owner had pod filters and a really nicely fabricated custom exhaust on the bike but stock jetting (i know, right), so it was running lean as hell. I changed the jets to 90 / 120 mains, which significantly reduced the "lean" symptoms (popping...
  18. 80 CX500D wont start suddenly - HELP!

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    I'm having a weird issue with my 1980 cx500d, or at least it seems weird to me. Bike was more or less fine - it has been having some lagging issues under hard acceleration, but otherwise ran/started/idled fine. Then recently I went out to ride it and it wouldn't start. It'll crank hard for quite...
  19. Petcock and Carbs Leaking, Bike Turns Over But No Start

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    Hello all. I'm happy to say that I'm the new owner of a 1980 CX500, but I'm completely green when it comes to working on bikes. I was taking a look at it with a friend of mine yesterday who is more familiar with Honda bikes, and we witnessed the following: The bike tries to turn over but will...
  20. Honda cx500 custom carbs

    Selling and Buying Forum
    Hello. I have a set of carbs for a Honda cx500 Custom, 1978-1982, or so I was told. I put them on my bike naively thinking I might get to actually ride it before last summer was over. They leaked really bad as soon as I opened the fuel valve. Can anyone tell me what they might be worth? Or...
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