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  1. Technical Help Forum
    Has anyone made or come across a quide for which preload adjustment setting the rear shocks should be at on a CX650c depending on the weight of rider/passenger? I know the rule of thumb is about 30% of the travel. Im 230lbs and made the adjustment for roughly 30% and its sitting at the 4 on the...
  2. Custom How To
    So the right side cover of my cx650c was rough when i got the bike but we all know how hard they are to find good ones. The chrome was all scratched up and showing through to the plastic. And the black wasnt much better. I plan on repainting it all together eventually but for now (with the help...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone! I am new to the forum. I have a 1983 Honda CX650 Custom. 25k miles on it. I have had it for about three months. Its my first motorcycle too. My buddy that I bought it from had recommended this forum so I figured it would be a good idea to join since the cx650 is such a oddity in...
  4. Selling and Buying Forum
    Hey all, Im new to the forum so hopefully im posting in the right spot. I have a 1983 Cx650c and have been trying to find the tall sissybar with backrest all over and have come up empty. Im hoping someone could point me in the right direction to look or have one for sale? Ill post a picture of a...
  5. Technical Help Forum
    First bike and its a bit of a project. Fortunately everything except a few nuts and bolts is there. The electrical has been tampered with and I am on the journey of trying to get spark in my bike. Having tracked wires all over I have found that the culprit is the secondary circuit in both...
  6. Technical Help Forum
    So my '83 CX650c has been sitting in the garage all winter, recently had some spouts of nice weather so decided to take it out for a spin. After a fresh battery and a new set of spark plugs, it was riding beautifully. Rode hard for a solid 45 minutes and stopped. Noticed final drive leaking oil...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hello All! I recently acquired a 1983 CX650 Custom with around 37,xxx miles on the clock from a friend as my first bike! He was able to ride it to my house (~1.5 miles) and that's as far as she'll move under her own power. The stator needs to be replaced for sure (I'm going to check myself, but...
  8. New Member Introductions
    I have a cx650 that has a couple problems. The first was a leaking headgasket. Easy enough to diagnose and resolve. I figured since I was bored and really had no clue about the engine that I'd take it all apart and see the inner workings so I could get a better feel for it and make sure...
  9. Selling and Buying Forum
    SOLD - For Sale $400 OBO - Parts or Repair - Honda 83 CX650 Custom - 23,000 miles, black , ran great until two days ago, had to make a hard stop with quick downshifts to help stop and afterwards lots of back firing and power loss rough idle but still drives. Not sure what is wrong and no tools...
  10. Technical Help Forum
    Hey guys, just acquired a 1983 CX650 Custom from my uncle for $500. He drove it to the garage it was stored in 8 years ago, so it definitely was running. It should have just needed a new battery, new gas/oil, and some love, but that's not how my luck works. First things first, I got a new...
  11. Selling and Buying Forum
    Brand new tires, front and rear. Fresh carb rebuild, gaskets and screw sets. Honda 750 Shadow exhaust pipes. An incredible 60 horsepower, pumped out by one of the most reliable engines ever built. A transversely-mounted, liquid-cooled V-twin; the same basic engine we use in our CX650 Turbo...
  12. General Discussion
    Looking for a good shop or mechanic that is reasonable and works with CX650c or is comfortable taking on one. Any recommendations?
  13. General Discussion
    :confused:Hello all ! New user to the forum just got my hands on a cx650c and trying to get it going. It runs but needs head gaskets replaced. I have gotten a quote for $1,000 to replace both sides and clean valves, and shave head if needed, is this price fair?
  14. Technical Help Forum
    Hello all, I am a new member here, I've been riding for exactly one year, and am starting to do more involved work on the bike. One of my front forks has been leaking oil for a couple months. I've done research on this forum and others to see the steps and took a shot at it myself last weekend...
  15. Technical Help Forum
    When I purchased the cx650c it ran but was dripping gas from both carbs like crazy but it ran. Put it on the trailer got it home, took the carbs off and went through them. It stopped the leaking but was still running rough. When I rode it, it would run better at 5k and up rpm's. Pulled back...
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