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  1. Technical Help Forum
    I'm trying to figure out why my GL500 doesn't have any juice despite having a healthy battery, and this is the first culprit (among possible others): This is the fuse on the starter solenoid next to the battery box. it was just a simple strip of metal, which disintegrated with age (no sign of...
  2. CX500 & CX650 Turbo Forum
    A few weeks ago my 650T was sitting idling and then just shut down. Would not fire back up. When I turn on the ignition the fuel light comes on for 3-4 seconds then turns off.. I never hear or feel the Fuel pump run, I have checked for voltage at the fuel pump I get none not when first turned...
  3. Technical Help Forum
    So I recently purchased some incandescent turn signals from Amazon. Upon installing the side selected stays solid and doesn't blink but old light still blinks correctly. Only replacing because the rubber boot on the old signals dry rotted to pieces and dangles instead of staying in place. The...
  4. Technical Help Forum
    Well, I’ve read through all of the forums on the front brake light. I’ve got 12v at the switch. The brake lights activate when the foot pedal is applied. The bulb filaments are good. The running light is working normal. I get 12v in the bulb socket when the foot pedal is applied, do not get 12v...
  5. Technical Help Forum
    Hi everyone, brand new here and my first post! I bought a 1980 CX500 yesterday and I'll be doing a cafe racer build with it over the winter. My new bike had been sitting for 5 or 6 years when I bought it and I knew there was going to be some serious work to do. So I changed the oil, oil filter...
  6. CX Customization and Mods Forum
    Hi all, so I'm attempting to replace the handlebar controls on my '80 CX500 Custom, but running into a couple issues with the aftermarket replacement unit I got. Any ideas on fixes for these, or would getting a set of CB/CBR controls give me a better starting point? Kill switch working, but...
  7. Technical Help Forum
    Okay, so let's get right into it. I've posted before about this issue, but it was quite long ago, and I have actually done the work now to test things. First off, the main issue. I'm getting no spark to my left cylinder at all, and the spark on the right cylinder seems quite weak. This is what...
  8. CX Customization and Mods Forum
    Hi guys, I'm new here. Just acquired a 1979 CX500 Custom. I have plans to bring this thing back to life. It seems to be pretty clean for its age and the fact I rescued it from a life of neglect in a buddy's backyard. This is my first bike so I'm looking for a little guidance. I want to update...
  9. Technical Help Forum
    So I picked up a '79 CX500 Deluxe cafe racer from someone two days ago. They stated battery would need replacing, but past that no issues. I go, pick it up, and get it jumped and ride 2 hours back. Next day I go and go for a new battery, bike won't even turn over when jumped, so we jumped the...
  10. Technical Help Forum
    So since picking up my 83 CX650c the headlight has been working on and off. Sometimes turns right on sometimes not. Sometimes works in high but not low. Figured because of that it was probably an issue in the left handlebar controls since they control low and hi on the headlight. Sure enough...
  11. 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...
  12. Technical Help Forum
    Hey guys, I have a 79 cx500 that used to work just fine(except for some wiring connectivity issues to the gauges). One day I started it while it was leaned on the kickstand. It seemed perfectly normal. When I sat on it and kicked the kickstand up, the engine died. Now it will only crank but...
  13. Technical Help Forum
    Hi All, My 83 GL 650i is sidelined for a problem I'm having trouble tracking down. When I hit the starter button, the engine turns over very slowly. It did this for a few days, and then stopped starting altogether. I was far from home at the time, but it bump started in second gear fairly...
  14. Technical Help Forum
    I believe these batteries are discontinued. I ready liked the iver size and weight of the battery. And the EVO3 Seems like they are larger. i will be updating the rectifier. I live in a warm environment. I will be using a battery tender when not riding. I am updating all my lights to LED.
  15. Technical Help Forum
    Looking for a small batter that can utilize the stock rectifier. Information - Building an electronics tray for solenoid,CDI, wiring. Willing to make second box if needed for lead acid battery to stand straight up. Plan on upgrading turn signals/brake lights/headlight.
  16. Technical Help Forum
    Hello everyone! I'm Gijs from Utrecht, the Netherlands and all though is forum isn't new to me, I'm new to this forum 🙂. I'm sorry if this has been asked before, but I couldn't find anything similar. I have a 1980 cx500 with CDI that was an unfinished cafe racer project from a previous...
  17. Where Can I Find...
    G'day All, Trying to find a good wiring supplier, Prefer based in Australia (shipping, support etc) and also prefer to get the original colours etc. Also..... reuse old connectors after a clean? modern connectors? Thanks, Greg
  18. Technical Help Forum
    I recently got a 1979 CX500 delux and everything works wonderfully expect for a couple issues. I've never done maintenance or troubleshooting on a bike before so any help is appreciated. 1. Right side turn signals don't flash but stay illuminated. I bought a new relay and the problem persisted...
  19. Technical Help Forum
    Ok, so dont judge me too hard, but the other day I got a bit bored so understandably I decided to take the headlight off of my bike and try to rewire a new led headlight to it. This was all good until I clipped some wires and realized I dont know how to wire anything and that ive never had to...
  20. Technical Help Forum
    I just got a 79 CX500 Deluxe and have been going through cleaning things up and trying to make it all work right. Eventually will do a lot more, but want to make it all runnable first. The headlight does not work at the moment. I am not 100% sure what voltages should be coming through. I have...
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