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  1. Technical Help Forum
    New bike to me starts and idles but it’s choppy. First day I cleaned the carbs, and replaces the Spark plugs...like every project. Still wast running great, so I unplugged the plug caps one at a time and the left hand cylinder isn’t firing. Should I replace the ignition coils? What’s my plan of...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hi all, I recently picked picked up a 1981 Honda CX500 shadow that is in need of a bit of TLC. The engine is running well and the bike is free of rust however the front fairing is cracked and there is need of some electrical work. The first step is to get the electrics sorted and then...
  3. General Discussion
    Hey Im new to the forum. I just bought a 79 CX500. I go to college and winter break is coming up wile i have the time I want to get it clean and running, and hopefully do a few things to make it look a little closer to the cafe racer/ bratt style look. Any one have any suggestions on mods that...
  4. Selling and Buying Forum
    Hi, I was handed down a 1981 cx500C. Mostly intact, but for some reason the carburetor was missing, like the whole monounit or whatever you call it. I'm trying to revive it and ride it into the wind. I wanted to ask the forum and people who might know a thing or two of finding parts where the...
  5. Midwest CX500 Owners
    For sale, 1981 Honda GL500 Cafe Racer color White - Perfect Winter project... I started doing this project but can not finish it. I have installed filter pods and re-jetted the carburetor, installed mufflers, repaired the fuel petcock valve, installed mirrors, turn signals... Has new odometer...
  6. Selling and Buying Forum
    For sale, 1981 Honda GL500 Cafe Racer color White - Perfect Winter project... I started doing this project but can not finish it. I have installed filter pods and re-jetted the carburetor, installed mufflers, repaired the fuel petcock valve, installed mirrors, turn signals... Has new odometer...
  7. General Discussion
    Hey guys! I was gifted a 1982 Gl500 Silverwing by a good friend of mine and I'm looking for some good ideas. I like bobbers, but I also want to put the back seat on for my wife. Thanks!
  8. Build Threads
    Hi Guys, I am fairly new to the forum and so far have found everyone incredibly helpful, so thanks for that. I thought that I would begin this build thread to document the progress of my project and perhaps help out people who try to do similar things in the future - plus advice is always...
  9. General Discussion
    New member here, and have never rode a motorcycle before in my life. I love working on my cars, and I thought a bike would be a easier/cheaper project to keep me busy. So I went out and spent $200 on a 1978 Honda CX500 that's been sitting for the past 11 years. Here she is in all of her current...
  10. Technical Help Forum
    Hi all, I'm currently in the middle of a CX500 project and the engine is out. I have limited engine knowledge but what I've got planned is: rebuild the clutch (gears weren't engaging) Reset cam chain tensioner Check valve clearances Check water pump housing as there was crystalized coolant in...
  11. Technical Help Forum
    Hey everyone. New member here. I recently got my 2nd bike, an 81 GL500 interstate basket case, and have slowly been chipping away at it. I got the engine in, got the drive line hooked up, got it all painted and have a rough concept of what it'll look like when it's done. I have a problem though...
  12. General Discussion
    Hello all, I'm a brand new CX500 Custom owner. I'm introducing myself, but plan to mostly lurk. Feel free to send me any advice on what things NEED to be done or should be done. I'm working first to get this bike back to 100% mechanical integrity, then I'll start working on customization. I...
  13. CX Customization and Mods Forum
    Hey guys, Here's my first ever motorbike, she's needs some TLC but after 48 hours of having her I've made a start.. I had to replace the throttle cable first, then off came the airbox (pods ordered), bought a sealed battery and moved it up for now, along with the R+R box. I need to get a...
  14. Selling and Buying Forum
    For sale is a 1983 Honda GL650 with a clear title. It wouldn't really be fair to list this as not a project, even though you could ride it home as long as you lived within about 25 miles. I just rode the bike here from Maryland about 6 weeks ago and it was absolutely flawless until I arrived...
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