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  1. Please help! Bike won’t start with choke and dies when not pulling the throttle.

    Technical Help Forum
    Hello everyone, I have been following the site for months now on my build. It’s been very informative but now I can’t find any discussion on my problem. I have had many bikes in the past but this is the first time I’ve tampered with the factory settings. I have a 79 cx500. Over the past few...
  2. rough idle

    CX500 & CX650 Turbo Forum
    Hi all, So I started the bike with the petcock in the "off" position, and ran it for a little while, like 90 seconds, before I noticed the fuel in off position, and I shut it off. The next day I started the bike with fuel in "on" position, and now it is hard to start, and will not idle. I am...
  3. CX500 Starting/Idle Problem driving me Crazy

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    Hello CX500 World! I'm hoping the fine members of the CX500 can convince me not to throw my newly acquired 1982 GL500 Silverwing Interstate off a cliff! I'd have to go down to the bluffs as cliffs are a little hard to find in Minnesota. I little history on how I got to this point..... In...
  4. 1980 CX500 Won't Idle

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    Hi, I know that I'm probably just an idiot and don't understand how motorcycles work, but I need help trying to get my bike to idle. So first off, some background. I've rebuilt the carbs, Changed the spark plugs and ignition coil to the brass rod mod, replaced the old CDI with an Ignitech...
  5. 1981 CX500 Deluxe won't stay running

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    hey everyone, i am experiencing an issue with my 1981 CX500 Deluxe dying shortly after firing it up. i'll attempt to lay out what has happened up to this point. i was on my way back from the gas station a month or so ago after filling up my tires to ride around a bit; this was my first time...
  6. Pod Filters VS Mix Screws

    Technical Help Forum
    Hi there guys! I have put together almost everything on my bike only to have it running poorly :( the right side is fine but the left side has a lazy idle and backfires/pops when the throttle is applied. SO another disassembly has happened, woo! My own fault for not checking everything over...
  7. 81' GL500 Idling Problems

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    Hi Everyone, I'm pretty new to the bike world having just bought my first bike. Loving it so far, but I'm experiencing some issues with my ride. It doesn't idle quite right, sometimes bogging down and even dying at stoplights occasionally. I took a video of it which can be seen here. From...
  8. Idling issues for Gloria

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    hey guys, Just Bought an 82 Honda GL500 Silverwing last week. She's a beaut and named her Gloria. But thats not the point, for the first couple of days she ran Optimally. Then it poured yesterday and ever since then shes been idling very odd (not that the rain is the cause, at least I don't...
  9. Engine Problems - Backfiring & Poor Starting

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    My '82 CX500C has trouble starting and once it's started, it has a really rough idle and it backfires. I plan on rebuilding the carburetor, but I'm not sure if that's the only problem. What could be the problems?
  10. 78 cx500 idles fine but dies when I go to take off.

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    OK, getting bike ready for spring riding season. Put in new gas, checked oil, added coolant, stuck battery on charger for a bit just to be safe, etc. Bike starts up and idles like a champ. However when I start to take off it dies. I figured that was a problem with residue clogging the jets in...
  11. Carb tuning.. I'm clueless.

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    So I just bought a 1980 cx500 and it runs like garbage. Pops really loud on decell and throttle response is terrible. My question is how do I tune these carbs? What tool do I need to sync them? Thanks guys!
  12. Pilot Screw Removal

    General Discussion
    Hey Everyone, I just bought my first bike, a 1981 cx500 custom. Its in great shape all original about 19000 miles on it. I have just done an oil change, cleaned the air filter, flushed and replaced the coolant system, and possibly going to do a full carb clean in the near future as I dont know...
  13. Help was running beautiful then wants to idle at 5k

    Technical Help Forum
    I had it running beautiful when I fueled up add some sea foam to give the valves a clean and now idle is 5k. Twist throttle bike revs further seams to run well aside from this any thoughts? :confused:Starts well moves well but out of control idle. Difficult to control speed in town with out...
  14. What is the proper way to reset the carburetors?

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    The bike has ran on one cylinder at idle since I got it, but today when looking over the carbs it became obvious that the effected cylinder had its carb completely shut at idle. The carb had been cleaned before I got the bike but I can only assumed they have never been synced. I reset the carbs...
  15. Erratick Idle < 3000 rpm => fixed

    CX500 & CX650 Turbo Forum
    Hello, One of my cxt500 turbos was running very poorly under 3000 rpm. After researching the problem on the forum, I purchased a used PB sensor off of ebay. about 3 hours of labor to replace the sensor and the bike runs very well. The Idle is now a little high but that was expected as the...
  16. Never-ending high idle

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    Hey guys, So I used to have a bad high idle problem. My bike idled at around 3k RPM's when it was warm. I recently bought the Randakk's rebuild kit and rebuilt my carbs and cleaned them through and through. Once I got my carbs back together, I went to start the bike, and things have...
  17. cx500c High Idle, higher when warm

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    At warm idle it wants to sit at 2500 or 3000. The idle adjuster doesn't have any effect. When warm riding it doesn't want to drop down past 3500 or 4000 between gears, until it has load from the trans. I won't have a chance to work on her again till next weekend so, I'm trying to come up with a...