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  1. CDI Resistance Question/Troubleshooting

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    Quick background explanation... New to me 78' CX500 with (I think) 80' CX500 engine. The left cylinder was not firing when I bought it. Have replaced: spark plugs, plug caps, cleaned carbs, and jetted down to 78/115 from 90/120 (running pods), new pilot screws backed 2 turns out. The bike now...
  2. 1978 CX500 - Stator / R-R / Battery Charging - Totally Befuddled

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    Firstly let me say "Howsit" and introduce myself, I am a new owner of a 1978 CX500 sitting in sunny Cape Town, South Africa and I'm obviously new to the forum. I've spent the last 2 weeks trying to gain as much knowledge on my new pride and joy from all you CX500 boffins! After spending the...
  3. 78 CX500 won't start

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    Let me preface this by stating that I am a complete noob regarding this sort of trouble shooting. So please bear with me. Since I purchased my bike (about 1.5 years ago), I noticed that I would experience a loss of power after riding for about 20 or so miles. Initially I thought the problem was...
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