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  1. Technical Help Forum
    Hi, I was wondering if someone can help. I bought a cx500 about a year ago, which was running, it hasnt been run since then. I have just done a cold compression test which shows 105 psi on both sides. My question is: is this enough to start the bike? (assuming everything else is in working...
  2. General Discussion
    I was thinking about trying to get the CX's compression up. 120 psi(L) & 118 psi(R). I'll try lapping the valves and checking the clearances first, but since I have the heads off I was thinking about doing the rings as well. Does this involve an engine pull, or can I get to the rings easier than...
  3. Technical Help Forum
    CX500c 1980, Compression is 120 on the left and about 115 on the right. Not too mismatched, I think, but how much compression is Good, Better, Best? Don't have the book yet.
  4. General Discussion
    Hi All, I bought a CX650C from JB in SC back in late March and rode it a good thousand miles up to Boston over a weekend. It's been running pretty great until it blew both head gaskets back in June, which were an easy fix. The radiator temperature sensor had stopped working, so I replaced it...
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    I am hoping that some one can help me out. I Just bought a 1979 cx 500. It's getting fuel, has spark, and 160 compression on each side but wont even sputter or even try to start. It turns over fine and the timing is on. I just can't figure it out. PLEASE someone help me out here, maybe it's just...
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