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  1. GL500 shock replacement

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    Has anyone replaced their monoshock for a GL500? Air ride suspension is cool and all... except for when the shock doesn't hold air. Any suggestions on a specific shock to throw on it? Or should I just make the measurements and find a replacement the right size? Also, my front forks don't hold...
  2. Looking to buy Fork Assembly for 1982 CX500.

    Selling and Buying Forum
    I need to replace my front forks. Looking for a fork assembly for a 1982 CX500. I see a few on Ebay for 1979 & 1982 CX500s but not sure if they would match up with my '82???
  3. CBR 600 Vintage Tires / Tyres

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    Hey everyone, I am looking to put a CBR 600rr set of usd forks on my CX500. I would however want to put a vintage look tyre on the wheel to keep the same look. I am currently running a dunlop k70 90x35 on the front comstar (i think) but I know the 600rr has a different tyre size. Any...
  4. Tapered Bearings

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    Hi Guys, Sorry for my silence there has been a lot of things on as of late. I have come back to my cx500 project and am putting in a tapered bearing kit, however there is no "smaller washer" that is mentioned here frequently included in the kit so I was wondering if someone would be able to...
  5. 1980 CX500 Deluxe Front Axle twist/binding

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    Hello! My steering had huge notches in the travel caused by 37 year old head bearings. I replaced them with some All Balls bearings, however my test ride revealed a slow motion wobble back and forth while attempting to ride straight. It like when you roll a tire and as it slows, it tips left to...
  6. Replace Air Assist Fork Caps

    CX Customization and Mods Forum
    Hi, I've recently purchased a CX500 Custom 1981. It has the 35mm forks with air assist caps. Can these caps be removed and ordinary caps put in place without changing the spring length etc in the fork? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Jonny
  7. GL500 Fork Swap Options

    CX Customization and Mods Forum
    Hey guys! I've been lurking this forum for a while now and thought it's about time I join in and contribute. For the past week, I've been researching possible fork upgrades for my GL500 project and compiled a list of cartridge CBR forks that may fit. I haven't pulled the trigger on a new set of...
  8. Just picked up my first CX!

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    A lot of the parts look identical (and are!) to my CB750F. Both are 1980 models. CX500c and CB750F. The front end, on the CX, seems a little spongy. I'd like to lower the front end by raising the tubes through the triples. I tried this on another CX and it bottomed out very easily. So,on this...
  9. USD Forks...Which ones?

    CX Customization and Mods Forum
    Hi everybody Just got my 1980 Cx500 and doing aq cafe racer conversion. I want some upside down forks on it....Any ideas which bikes forks would fit for yolks etc? Thanks Hayley
  10. 83 Honda GL650

    Selling and Buying Forum
    Hey guys. I have a lot of stock parts for the GL650 i'm looking to unload. I am located in Philadelphia. Will ship. All prices aren't firm. Front Wheel with break rotor - $60 Rear Fender Assembly - $75.00 Forks - $100.00 Carbs - $100.00 Rear Shock - $100.00 Rear Turn Signals - $40.00 Triple...
  11. 81 CX500 Fork Air fill valve size needed ASAP!

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    So I am removing the equalization line between the front forks and need to get another air fill valve, so I can fill each for independently. Does anyone know where to get these and the size I need? Thanks in advance! Picture of the front end so far with the fuse box relocated and the...
  12. Fork (front end) and tank questions

    CX Customization and Mods Forum
    I recently bought a CX500 80' which had already had some work done on it. I am in the process of designing the bike and i would like some help determining which donor forks would best suit my design. I am looking for shorter length fork than the stock CX500 forks to match the already lowered...
  13. Fork & front end question

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    Hi all, I'm rebuilding an '81 CX500D and am at the point where it looks like the front end needs a boatload of attention. Steering stem bearings, fork seals, fork wipers, oil, and the springs seem like they bottom out at the drop of a hat. Not too many upgrade options for the 33mm forks...
  14. Front Fork Oil Replacement GL650

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    Hello, I am looking for help/advice with replacing the oil in the front forks of my 1983 Honda GL650. I have the right oil and a drip pan, but I cannot get the top bolts off of the forks. They are on there very tightly and are a weird shape, due to the valve for the air hose. Has anyone...
  15. Got into accident. Front wheel mis-aligned, or forks bent?

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    Ok, so trying to park my bike in someones yard I slipped on a root and took a rough spill. I thought my leg took most of it, but when I got on the bike to leave I realized I have a problem. I am not a mechanic by a long shot. Are my forks bent? Rim screwed? Can i get a professional opinion? i...
  16. 82 GL500 Interstate for parts

    Selling and Buying Forum
    Hello all, First post here. I bought a 1982 gl500 interstate as a café project. But, upon teardown I found the motor is bad. I will have to part this one out and look for another. I have all parts available minus carbs. Please message or email your requests and I will quickly see if I have it...
  17. Looking for cx500 parts

    Selling and Buying Forum
    Hi, I'm looking for front brake master cylinder for 1980 cx500c, looking for it to be in good condition, looking for front brake caliper also. Hoses on the bottom of factory air box Factory exhaust headers in decent to good condition Looking for small gauges Fork tubes in excellent condition...
  18. Bottom yoke bolt sheared help!!!!!

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    while trying to take the forks out the left side bottom bolt on the yoke sheared clean off. Does any know of any solution besides drilling the bolt out. im scared that it might damage the the threads on the inside of the yoke.
  19. CX 500 -84 fork adjustment

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    Hi. Just happened to buy an old CX 500 the other day. The bike looks and runs well, but the front end handling makes me worried. The bike seems unstable and difficult to keep in a straight line. The seller claims that the fork need some attention to straighten out the problems. The fork legs...
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