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  1. No oil going up to the valve springs

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    Hello everyone Does anyone know why the oil is not coming up to the valva springs? in addition i tried to run the bike without the cover and i can feel air coming out the hole where the oil is supossed to come but is not coming is just air. sorry for my bad english.
  2. Water pump seal, 82 GL500

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    I just bought a 1982 GL500 to restore. It's 98% original/complete. Only 5k miles Before I want to even think about starting it I am doing fluid changes, spark plugs, filters, etc... Today I changed the oil and found this white goo resting at the bottom facing side of the filter cap. From...
  3. Searching for an oil filter washer/seat

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    I think I lost my old one during a distracted oil change cuz when I went back in there to change the filter and oil last week, the washer/seat was gone. It's this part: SEAT, OIL FILTER SPRING 15414-300-000 https://www.partzilla.com/product/honda/15414-300-000 I'm willing to pay. I just don't...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. The oil wants to get out - strange noise

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    Long story: (you can scroll down to the short story) Hello everyone! I'm very new to the forum and this is my first post. I'm 54 years old and have ridden mostly quite old bikes for many years, but not in the last 10. I got infected again when I bought a Vespa Ciao 50 ccm thingi in parts for my...
  9. Oil Leak this Winter

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    After putting my bike ('82 CX500C) away for the winter, I came back this spring to find that it had leaked all of the oil (I was away all summer, so I am just getting around to fixing the problem now). I'm wondering which seal this would be, and where I could find this to reorder and replace...
  10. 1982 Honda GL500 Clutch Kit Part Number?

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    Does anyone know what the part number is for a replacement clutch kit at Autozone? I found what I was looking for online at Walmart (Walmart Mobile) but I wanted to go ahead and preorder it so I can just pay for it when it gets in and not have to wait over the weekend. Also I glimpsed over a...
  11. Light colored oil, does the mechanical seal need replaced?

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    Hey guys, Im pretty new to this, i got my first bike a couple days ago, it's a 1979 CX500. When i bought the bike my friend and i checked the oil and it looked normal, but now a couple days later the oil has a lighter milky tent to it. Im nervous that it may need the mechanical seal replaced. I...
  12. Overheating and grinding noise from front of engine

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    First off some history. I purchased the bike and rode for about 20 minutes, on my way home, before it heated up. I stopped and checked it. Oil was boiling, because of all the coolant in it. The previous owner, admittedly not mechanically inclined, had put jb weld in the weep hole to "fix" the...
  13. 1980 cx500 custom oil leak question

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    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...
  14. 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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