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  1. Greetings! I am new! Help! - Just curious if anyone has replaced leaky bypass hose

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    Please befriend me. I am new. I purchased my steed (1981 CX500 custom) from another member of this community recently, also a Jeff. Very excited. Trying to learn how to maintain this magnificent beast. I have located the source of a slow radiator fluid leak to the bypass hose where it connects...
  2. Cx500 Carb overflowing

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    Hi Guys, I've been trying to find a post on this specifically but I cant find any post of people with this issue that isn't a somewhat simple fix of tapping on the carb or adjusting a float. Not that I think i'm the first person to have this issue but I cant seem to find any posts. So, I...
  3. Oil on Spark Plug / running on 1 cylinder

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    Hi everyone. I have a 1981 CX500C. Sitting on the bike, the left cylinder is firing fine. The right side isn't firing at all. Coils were swapped to ensure that the Rae-san ignition wasn't fouling up. Cranked it up and the left side still ran fine. The right side wasn't firing. Changed plugs on...
  4. Oil leak through the cooling fan

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    Hi Guys! Im new to this forum and really excited to be here! I'm Looking forward to buy a used Honda cx500, it is really cheap on the price (around 600 dollars). The thing is, it's really cheap since the last time the owner used it, it started leaking oil through the cooling fan. He said it...
  5. 82' GL500 Oil Leak

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    Hey guys! I haven't posted here before but since I've just bought a GL500 I know I'll be spending a lot of time here. I picked up this 82' from an older gentlemen who just wanted it to go to a good home. It's been sitting for the last three or so years but other then that it's in great...
  6. Gas Cap Leak

    Midwest CX500 Owners
    I recently completed my 1978 cx500. It was a rigorous 6 month build. Bad news is, when I ride, there is a slight leak of gas out of the top of the tank. I am replacing the rubber gasket. The problem I believe that is occurring is one that a new gasket will not fix. Around the top of the tank...
  7. 1980 CX500 Custom - Front Brake Replacement Caliper?

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    Hey Everyone - can you make some suggestions on front brake calipers that bolt onto my 1980 cx500 custom? Was hoping there may be something new out there I could buy that does not require mods.... Any suggestions?? If not, what should I buy to replace mine? I think the previous owner used...
  8. Coolant Leak and Loss of Power

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    The answers to these questions may be posted somewhere else, but I couldn't find them, so please forgive me if they are. A little background first. I did a"double bypass," I guess, this past winter. I replaced the cam chain and tensioners and the mechanical seal. After getting it started up and...
  9. Left Head Leaking Oil & Possibly Coolant

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    Hello All, Im nearing the end of a complete 1982 CX500 rebuild. Here is my situation any help would be greatly appreciated. To make a long story short the engine is running, carbs rebuilt tuned, re-jetted for straight pipes and pods. She sounds great. But I have a persistent little issue that...
  10. Petcock and Carbs Leaking, Bike Turns Over But No Start

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    Hello all. I'm happy to say that I'm the new owner of a 1980 CX500, but I'm completely green when it comes to working on bikes. I was taking a look at it with a friend of mine yesterday who is more familiar with Honda bikes, and we witnessed the following: The bike tries to turn over but will...
  11. Coolant weep after storage

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    Hi again everyone! It's been a while, but I've been busy with life and working up the civil-service ladder, and winter... Anyway it's warmer here now and I just took my GL500 out of storage and got it running. Aside from a stone-dead battery that refused to fully charge and was replaced it...
  12. '80 cx500 carb issue

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    After putting my carbs back together and hooking up fuel on the bench, the left carb is leaking fuel from what I think is the atmospheric vent. It looks like a brass post with holes on top and bottom and is jutting out just above the main fuel tube. The right carb does not have this problem...
  13. 1980 cx500 custom oil leak question

    General Discussion
    Hello, I'm the new owner to a cx500 from 1980, I've been going over everything and re-sealing, re-greasing and replacing anything worn or broken As I was working on the forks, off the bike, the jack I had under the motor decompressed to the point that the bike leaned down, not falling, but sat...
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