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  1. Technical Help Forum
    Getting closer and closer to getting this thing fired up. This weekend, gonna tackle the valve adjustments and plugs. While there, I wanted to hand crank the engine. Been sitting unused about 25yrs. When I got it, the guy said he gave it a quick hand-crank and was ok, just hoping he squirted a...
  2. General Discussion
    Hey I just got a 1979 Honda CX500. I put in new carbs and a new battery and went to see if it would crank. I have power, the neutral light and everything comes on. But when I go to press the start switch nothing happens. The neutral light dims a little but that is it. Can somebody please...
  3. Selling and Buying Forum
    Anybody ever had an engine rod to break? My grandson's 81 cx500 broke a rod at about 7000 rpm. He actually rode the bike for another 40 miles afterward. The right connecting rod was broken mid-shaft between the wrist pin and the crank. Neither the pin nor the rod bearings were affected. The...
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