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  1. Trouble running engine. Rough running with new jets

    Technical Help Forum
    Hello. First post here. Just coming to the end of my CX500 complete rebuild into a custom scrambler style. Using a Rae San ignition and pod filters so just installed 90/120 jets. Pops and occasionally backfires and has trouble idling. Revs increase when carb pushed in which is strange. I’m...
  2. Runs fine without rejet after installing pod filters?

    Technical Help Forum
    Pod filters arrived before larger jets, me being me I decided to start it for few seconds just out of curiosity. To my surprise it ran better than it ever has, started easy, idled smooth and had great throttle response. Took it around the block keeping a close eye on the temp and it ran cool, no...
  3. 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...
  4. Adding Pods but keeping Side Panels?

    Technical Help Forum
    First posting on here - I'm working on a 1980 CX500 and have a questions about the air/exhaust. My plan was to remove the H-box and run straight pipes. I've heard that with straight pipes it's advised to increase airflow and re-jet. I have the jets and pods needed but I'm wondering if there's a...
  5. Over revving after carb cleaning.

    Technical Help Forum
    Hey guys, so I had my carbs off to clean them, replace seals, screws and also add pod filters. Adding pod filters meant that I rejetted as well. So after putting them back on the bike now idles at 3000rpm. The jets were 90-120 main jets, the pods are good quality K&ns, the idle screw is all the...
  6. H Box, Stock Carbs, Stock Exhaust question

    CX Customization and Mods Forum
    Hey all, New to the forums here but have been following and reading quite a bit. I just purchased a 79 Cx500 and am planning to turn it into a scrambler. I have read many posts and threads discussing changing from stock Airbox to pods with 90/120 main jets. I understand this configuration...
  7. Can anyone provide a guide on fitting pods?

    CX Customization and Mods Forum
    Hey all, I know it's probably a bad idea since it'll mess with the airflow and lean out the mixture but I have my heart set on fitting pods. The internet appears to have a huge amount of information on this subject and most of it is contradictory. What I'm after is someone to give me, plain and...
  8. High Idle after re-jetting & pods

    Technical Help Forum
    Thanks all for taking a look. I've got my own little headache. I ordered Larry's book and went through my carbs thoroughly, and re-jetted to 90/120 while I was in there. After the cleaning I aligned them the best I could on a granite slab, bench synced them, and have the pilot screws out 2.5...
  9. engine misfiring after rejet

    Technical Help Forum
    alright so i recently took out my airbox and installed K&N pod filters along with 85/120 sized jets and new shorty mufflers. my bike still runs just a tad lean but im not really worried about it at the moment. occasionally (about 2 or 3 times per hour riding) my bike will misfire. its never...
  10. CX500 Air Box Removal?

    CX Customization and Mods Forum
    hello, im new here and ive been searching around a little bit and cannot seem to find anything about removing the airbox itself. i am interested in installing pod filters and i just wanted to see if anybody would be able to help me with removing the airbox; what exactly is the easiest way of...
  11. Converting air box to filter pods

    CX Customization and Mods Forum
    I'm looking for some advice for a novice motorcycle enthusiast. I inherited a 1981 Honda CX500c from my father in approx 2007. I would really like to turn the bike into a Cafe Racer. My next step is to get rid of the air box and replace it with some conical air filter pods. How difficult would...
  12. Super cx500 cafe. code name blackhawk.

    Build Threads
    This is the reveal of my top secret project. I named it the blackhawk..... cuz its black. lol. but seriously i spent six months and about $7000 designing and building this bike. Here is the specs. weighing only 370lbs and having 75 whp,this is a new breed of cx. there is alot of mods that ill...
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