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  1. Fuel Delivery Issue

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    So I recently picked up a 1982 cx500 custom. The petcock had a leak in it, so I purchased a replacement kit from bike bandit. It seems now that I can not get fuel to pass through the petcock at all. We had some residual gas in the lines after the petcock and was able to start, but after it ran...
  2. Petcock valve is...moving.

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    I start a ride yesterday, and the valve is in the 12 o'clock position, on. I happen to look at the valve today after cleaning the mountain of dust out of my air filter (routine maintenance here), and now it's facing 2 o'clock. This isn't the first time this has happened, but it seems to be...
  3. Just had my first breakdown with my 1980 cx500 and I have no clue where to start.

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    The bike's been running beautifully. I hopped on it yesterday to run to the store and about a mile into the ride, the bike sputtered out. The engine started cutting out like I wasn't giving it enough throttle, then it died. I noticed I hadn't turned on the petcock, so I flipped it to reserve and...
  4. Removing Petcock and Filter Sleeve

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    Hey guys I've taken my 1982 cx500 tank off to clean out rust. I'm going to be using the electrolysis method but I'm having trouble removing the petcock filter. The petcock and tube came out fine however there still appears to be a plastic liner in the tank connection. I assume this is the actual...
  5. CX Newbie (be gentle)

    General Discussion
    Hi all! I m driving an old Honda CX500 Eurosport. How do I set the fuel petcock on the left to on / off / reserve positions? I've tried to look up but the metal is really rusty and I'd rather trust experienced cx gurus! Thanks in advance :)
  6. 1980 cx500c Need a Petcock

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    The petcock I bought from China has stopped working. Where can I get a good one? Honda dealers say it is not available. Any ideas? Ed.
  7. Trying to get a petcock working

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    Hey everyone...i feel like i'll be on here alot trying to get this bike running. I've got a fresh carbs thanks to fogelsvillejoe and have de-rusted the gas tank using Evapo-rust. Everythings on, but there is no fuel getting through the petcock. I think it needs a more thorough cleaning. Any...
  8. Acting Fuel Starved at highway speeds

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    I've recently swapped the 2 gallon Custom fuel tank for a nice big Deluxe tank for additional range. The used tank I got did not include a cap or petcock... so I sourced a new Taiwanese-Joe-special knockoff petcock, and a grungy used Deluxe cap. Everything works fine puttering around and...
  9. Pingel Petcock

    CX500 & CX650 Turbo Forum
    OK, I have some questions about the duel TAP Pingle petcock that I see discussed on the Form. Has anybody used it and does it work for our bikes? The reason I ask is that this is a DUAL SOURCE petcock and our bikes require one source and one Return. The return line on the original petcock...
  10. Petcock problems

    Technical Help Forum
    So I'm back. I'd been having troubles since my reserve has been clogged. I got fed up, drained the tank, and pulled it off. I poked around, but didn't see anything wrong so I reassembled it (should I have sprayed it with something?) and put it back on. Well, now I have two problems: the reserve...
  11. Vacuum Petcock and Hoses

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    Greetings all. 1981 CX500C. There are two small hoses on the vacuum petcock. I understand one is for the vacuum hose routed to the right intake manifold and one is a breather tube that hangs down by the swing arm but... which hose goes to which fitting on the petcock? My idea is the vacuum...
  12. Custom Replacement Petcock

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    I have a 1981 CX500C with a vacuum petcock with a vent hose. Does anyone know if I can replace it with this petcock?
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