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  1. Technical Help Forum
    Alright everyone, the coolant in this bike is who know how old. It was a good orange color when I drained it. I replaced it with orange dexcool. Ran it till it was hot, topped off radiator. Ran it after that last night and it went half way up the thick bar. I ran it this morning till warm and...
  2. Technical Help Forum
    Hey Guys, I was wondering if I can use the 'Honda Long-life Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2* ' for my 1982 CX500? if this is not appropriate or harmful then which one should I use on my bike? *is pre-mixed with 50 percent antifreeze and 50 percent water. Thank you!
  3. General Discussion
    So I was going to take the back cover off to remove the bottle 3 bolts in I decided to try heat with my heat gun. 2 minutes out. Easy. Heat the bottom quarter section. Slides up and out. No real harm to the bottle. Just enough flex to pull out. In the photo I show were to heat it up...
  4. Where Can I Find...
    Struggling to find these two piece online. Guess I could get a buddy to 3D print it for me since it's just a bit of plastic but figured I'd ask here first!
  5. General Discussion
    Need a little diagnostic help!! I was riding down some beautiful country roads. Cruising at around 40 mph. Then out of nowhere I feel a splash and my right arm is all wet. I look down and it’s green. I thought it was some kid maybe threw some Gatorade on me while I was riding but there was no...
  6. Where Can I Find...
    I'd like to bolt a bottle style overflow reservoir to the side of the radiator and eliminate the tank behind the engine. Looking for ideas of what you guys have come up with.
  7. Technical Help Forum
    Hi Guys, out of interest, does anyone know where in the UK I can source the copper washer, 6mm end bolt and thrust washer for the impeller assembly on eBay or something (links would be great :D ) Typing in the OEM part number )(or the one I have at least) on eBay only gives me USA parts with...
  8. Technical Help Forum
    The answers to these questions may be posted somewhere else, but I couldn't find them, so please forgive me if they are. A little background first. I did a"double bypass," I guess, this past winter. I replaced the cam chain and tensioners and the mechanical seal. After getting it started up and...
  9. Technical Help Forum
    Hey everyone. New to the forum. Bought a 1978 CX500 last week and ran into a few problems this weekend that have me pretty bummed and searching for a place to start to get this machine roadworthy again. I'm going to be as detailed as possible about the situation in hoping one of you will spot...
  10. Technical Help Forum
    First off some history. I purchased the bike and rode for about 20 minutes, on my way home, before it heated up. I stopped and checked it. Oil was boiling, because of all the coolant in it. The previous owner, admittedly not mechanically inclined, had put jb weld in the weep hole to "fix" the...
  11. Selling and Buying Forum
    WTB 81 cx500 radiator, coolant pipes, and radiator fan. Also. Anyone know a good resource for stainless hardware?
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