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  1. Jet Sizes with Modified Intake

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    Hey guys, Looking forward to getting back out in this beautiful weather. I have modified my air intake on my GL650. Best I can describe it as is a large conical mono-pod filter. Basically I have removed the factory airbox, but kept the connection from the carburetors to the airbox. I then put a...
  2. leaking carburetor

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    We have just received our carburetors back from getting the jets cleaned (they were completely clogged). A few seconds after we turned on the fuel line it started to leak heavily. The leak is coming from a copper or brass pin on each carburetor that have a visible little hole in them. It's on...
  3. 1979 Carb Leak - Possible Fix?

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    Before I pose my question, I'd like to note that I am extremely novice when it comes to motorcycle mechanics and repairs but I would love to become competent enough to work on them myself. I have tried to answer my question by searching through previous threads but despite the knowledgable...
  4. Carb HELP

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    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...
  5. Carburetor missing part, can't find replacement

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    Earlier this week while riding my CX, my bike starting bogging down dramatically. I could barely reach 20mph. I have had this happen before and I have usually fixed it by thoroughly cleaning my carbs so when I made it home I removed them and began to disassemble. Before I got to far I realized...
  6. where do you suggest I find a CX500 carburetor unit?

    Selling and Buying Forum
    Hi, I was handed down a 1981 cx500C. Mostly intact, but for some reason the carburetor was missing, like the whole monounit or whatever you call it. I'm trying to revive it and ride it into the wind. I wanted to ask the forum and people who might know a thing or two of finding parts where the...
  7. WTB: Odd carburetor gaskets

    Selling and Buying Forum
    Does anyone have/ know where I can find just a few odd carburetor gasket parts? I'm looking for just odd ones and I don't want to buy the whole kits. I mostly need: accelerator pump boot and needle washer/oring combination. Let me know!
  8. Carb issues, what should I do, what have I done

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    I recently rejetted my carbs, and went to seat my air/fuel screws and all they do is spin no matter what direction I turn them. Is there a way to fix this issue or am I in the hole for a new set of carbs (if I can find them?)
  9. Carburetor insulators (boots) Left insulator not in production, options?

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    Hey everyone! I'm working on a 79' Custom. As is with older bikes, especially not well maintained ones, the old, original carburetor insulators (boots) cracked. Normally I just order an OEM replacement and move on. However, while Honda still manufacturers the right insulator, the left one is no...
  10. Engine Problems - Backfiring & Poor Starting

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    My '82 CX500C has trouble starting and once it's started, it has a really rough idle and it backfires. I plan on rebuilding the carburetor, but I'm not sure if that's the only problem. What could be the problems?
  11. Carburetor Rejet Help - 1978 CX500

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    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...
  12. Ordering the correct jet sizes for pod filters/open pipes

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    Hi all, I've found a website: Keihin carburetor jets and parts main jet slow air pilot kit I need to order some 90 slow jets and 120 main jets for my 1980 CX500A and wondered which ones to actually order as there are so many different types? If someone can point me to the right codes for both, I...
  13. I have two different carburetor slide springs. Does it matter?

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    Hey guys. I am the "proud" owner of a puzzle bike where pretty much everything has been fiddled with.. poorly. As I am rebuilding my carbs I noticed that one of the carburetor slide springs is different from the other. I can understand from my buddy that one of them is original. When I push...
  14. Carb tuning.. I'm clueless.

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    So I just bought a 1980 cx500 and it runs like garbage. Pops really loud on decell and throttle response is terrible. My question is how do I tune these carbs? What tool do I need to sync them? Thanks guys!
  15. 1978 CX500 Carburetor Parts

    Selling and Buying Forum
    1978 CX500 Carburetor Parts: FREE FREE! I've got a bag of original 1978 carburetor parts. The slide is seized in the bore of the one carb body. There are other components. Namely, 2 floats and float bowls, all kinds of throttle linkages and spring and one carb top. I can't make any guarantees...
  16. Carburetor Choice??

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    I have found myself at an impass. I have two sets of Carbs one off of a 1979 CX500 with no accelerator pump and one from a 198? CX500c with an accelerator pump. my question is, which is "better" in your opinion and why? Is one easier to maintain than the other? Will one provide better...
  17. 81 SilverWing runs throttle issues

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    Hey guys and gals, I've got my 81 GL500 up and running, getting it put together and closer to riding. I am, however, having problems getting the carburetors dialed in. It starts up and idles perfectly fine, but when I give it the smallest amount of throttle, it dies out. I know it isn't a timing...
  18. Carburetor Top Cover Seal Ring

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    Hello to all, New to the community, I recently bought a 79 Cx500. Its been sitting for years in a garage. I have been fooling around with the carburetors for a few weeks now. I have been trying to get the MPG up. Right now I am getting around 29-30 MPG. I have cleaned and rebuilt these babies...
  19. Can anyone provide a guide on fitting pods?

    CX Customization and Mods Forum
    Hey all, I know it's probably a bad idea since it'll mess with the airflow and lean out the mixture but I have my heart set on fitting pods. The internet appears to have a huge amount of information on this subject and most of it is contradictory. What I'm after is someone to give me, plain and...
  20. 1979 CX500C - Hesitation, Low Speed, Sputtering from Stop.

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    I am having trouble finding anything that resembles my issues. I have taken the bike to 3 mechanics and none have solved the problem nor have any ideas as to why it is happening. My bike runs great for about 20 miles. Once warm it starts to lose power (running in first at 6500rpm and only going...
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