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  1. Technical Help Forum
    As I have mentioned in a previous post, I got a bike for cheap that has been sitting for a couple decades. I finally get around to ordering a new set of cheap levers to get it running again and I encounter the outcome of the master cylinder reservoir not having a cap on it for forever, and the...
  2. Technical Help Forum
    Hello, I'll attempt to keep this as brief as possible. It seems to be a weird one however. I haven't found anything similar on the forum. What happened: I was riding home from a friends yesterday when the bike suddenly died during acceleration after a red stop. I waited about two minutes...
  3. General Discussion
    So I tried cleaning my tank my self with vinegar and bb's. I though it went okay at 1st, and then things got worse than before. This is my daily driver for now and I wanted it running right, it was cutting a little bit, so I changed the plugs, needed to fix the throttle cable, which I did, but...
  4. General Discussion
    Curious if it will match up.
  5. Technical Help Forum
    I have a project bike, it was running well but started to overheat after putting a new thermostat in. I also took off the mufflers so the bike would be louder. (Yes I realize now, I shouldn’t have done that.) Well it was running for a bit like this. Just an hour at most. The bike started to...
  6. Technical Help Forum
    Hey!!!! This is my beauty 😍 I race enduroX and have many years experience but am new to the twin carb world. couple of questions - The bike hadn’t been ridden for a couple of months and was running extremely lean when I got it (would only run at about half choke and even then wouldn’t...
  7. Technical Help Forum
    Hello, I'm working on a 1982 CX500 I picked up a couple months ago. It was running when I got it but then didn't run after a month of not working on it. While diagnosing the issue, I've been turning the engine with no problems. It started with starting fluid and then sputtered and died since it...
  8. Selling and Buying Forum
    Thinking of selling my '81 CX500 'Cafe Project' bike. I bought it a little over 2 years ago with the intent of doing a custom/cafe build on it. However, house projects and covid 2020 put a huge dent in my plans and I feel I may never get around to starting the project, let along finishing it...
  9. CX Customization and Mods Forum
  10. Technical Help Forum
    Hello- it pains me to write this as it was such clumsy thing to do. After charging my battery, I was putting it back on, I accidentally touched the positive line to the frame of the bike before grounding it. (Yeah, I know) The bike worked perfectly fine prior to this happening. Now, nothing...
  11. Technical Help Forum
    Hey guys, 1979 CX 500 here. Got it a few years ago and got it running as a proof of concept. Ran great back then with all stock parts. Have now done a great deal to it - pods vs airbox, mUnit Blue vs analog electrical, straight pipe with baffle out of H box vs cones. I’ve cleaned the carbs...
  12. Selling and Buying Forum
    New under the seat mount battery trays for the cx500 custom and deluxe models. Laser cut from aluminum. Ready for powdercoat or paint or just leave it raw. Www.cx500parts.com Max Battery Size acceptable L = 4.5 inches W = 4.25 inches H = 2.5 inches Battery Box Under Seat Mount | CX500 Parts
  13. Ozdeluxe.

    1981 CX500 standard "shadow" converted to CX500D. Engine rebuilt. Crank replaced. New main and rod bearings, chains, mech seal, upper rockers and pins, valves and valve guides, camshaft and much else. Fitted with harley mufflers as couldn't afford Honda original replacements. Frame painted in...
  14. General Discussion
    Happy 2021 friends. Even though 2020 was tough, I learned a lot about taking care of my bike. Thanks for your help. I am just trying to fine tune those carbs and get that idle smooth and perfect. Any recommendations on gauges? I am reading about the procedure. Thanks! Jeff
  15. CX Customization and Mods Forum
    www.cx500parts.com Radiator Covers
  16. Selling and Buying Forum
    I have an old CX500 motor that I took out of a 78 and gave the frame and title to a friend. Looking to get it out of my garage. It's been sitting for about 5 years now. Was a runner when I pulled it out but might need a new stator. No idea what the condition is inside. $50.00. I send...
  17. Selling and Buying Forum
    Hello, my engine blew and now I am looking for a running engine. My budget is 500 and I would preferably buy from someone kind of close to me. I am located in Corvallis Oregon. I have one on ebay claiming to be running but for 385$ for it and 255$ for shipping I don't want to buy it just for it...
  18. Technical Help Forum
    I got a pair of these because they seem recommended but they measure at like 3 ohms on the secondary windings where the stock ones measure 7.5. My stock coils are still working it seems. But my CDI seems to have failed. I have a replacement coming this week. Less impedance on the secondary...
  19. Technical Help Forum
    Hello. I am about to unload all the details I can muster about my bike and our cursed relationship with one another, because I believe there is no such thing as "too much information." Especially when seeking to solve a complex, mysterious and occult problem. WARNING: This is a wild tale about...
  20. Technical Help Forum
    Hi folks ,thanks to Dave silver my carbs have been fully refurbished and a new petcock fitted, she would not run on reserve before and now fires up perfectly when switching from main tank, I have tested twice tonight carrying a fuel can and at a steady 60mph she conks out at 8 miles, I can't...
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