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  1. I was dismantling the most corroded master cylinder ever and...

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    I managed to get out this bolt: It came from here: It is Honda Part # 90183-422-000. I've searched high and low for a replacement (the threads were corroded and the head is stripped), but have had no luck. Does anyone know of a source? Also, does anyone know the purpose of it? It...
  2. Front Brake Locks and Releases

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    Hi Cx500Forum. I've been a lurker here for a while and am new to performing maintenance tasks. I've searched and read through as much front brake info as I can for my 1980 cx500 custom. It's been laid up for a while, and I've been trying to get it road-ready. Went to crack the bleed nipple...
  3. Honda CX650 ED Rear Brake Caliper and master

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    Hi All, New to the forum, I bought my CX650 a couple of weeks ago and have begun the major overhaul. I have completely stripped the bike to find it is in much worse condition than I had been led to believe. The brake calipers are all shot. The fronts have both had the bleed nipples snapped off...
  4. Opaque Front Brake Master Cylinder Reservoir, What to Do?

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    Hey folks, I just recently purchased my bike (thanks to encouragement from this community) and I'm going to start the process of tinkering with it so I can learn a thing or two about mechanics. The item that I'm likely going to get started on right away is the master cylinder. I don't know if...
  5. aftermarket front brake/ master cylinder options?

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    Hi guys, Starting to convert my cx500 into a caferacer and the front brake master cylinder has brake fluid, after pumping it has compression but does not engage the front brake. If anybody knows a quick fix that would be great but Im also after options to replace the system with something a...
  6. Front Brake Master Cylinder

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    Spring is here and I can get my garage door open again now that the snow is gone... :) Just doing the basics to get my '79 CX500 (standard) running before I do any major modifications. Rebuilt the front brake, carbs, now looking at the master cylinder for the front. It's in rough shape. Looking...
  7. Please help! first custom build (81 cx500 deluxe)

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    So I am a Newbie to building a bike, well not completely considering I'm at the finish line of a long cold winter spent in my Garage... anyways I bought an 81 Honda cx500 Deluxe from a friend of mine who had it sitting in his barn the last 2 years and decided to turn it into a Café Racer but...
  8. For Sale: OEM Sight glass replacement - front brake reservoir sight glass

    Selling and Buying Forum
    Hey guys, I recently had to replace the sight glass on my front brake reservoir. It was probably original, definitely damaged from years of riding, and broke when I was adjusting the grips. I looked around for replacements, but nothing local or online seemed like good options. I found a...
  9. Lost cause: Single Piston Brake & Master Cylinder

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    Is this a lost cause? In my effort to replace the pads on my single piston brake caliper, I decided to rebuild the master cylinder as well. After purchasing the rebuild kits, draining the brake fluid, and disassembling the parts, I'm left with what appears to be very worn parts. This is my...
  10. Swap brake lever and master cylinder?

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    Hi guys, thanks for a great forum! I love this place. Now, I had to change my brake lever, and bought a new one from a mechanic. It should be original, but the fit was very tight. So, I tried to gently pry it into the slot, and suddenly the top part of the mount snapped off! No good. So I am...
  11. Brake Cable Length? - 1982 GL500

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    Quick Question -- I'm planning on replacing my master cylinder this weekend and I'm looking to put stainless steel brake cables on for both the front and back brakes while doing the job. What size brake cables should I order? (Any tips on where? -- I called JDA) I checked the Honda Service...
  12. Looking for cx500 parts

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    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...
  13. Need basic 81 cx500 D info

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    Hello all, I have recently bought a 81 cx500 deluxe and have a few general questions: What type/ weight oil should I use? How much oil will it take? The master cylinder for the front brake is leaking, has any one had this problem? I will prob just end up re-building it, but I thought maybe...
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