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  1. Technical Help Forum
    Please befriend me. I am new. I purchased my steed (1981 CX500 custom) from another member of this community recently, also a Jeff. Very excited. Trying to learn how to maintain this magnificent beast. I have located the source of a slow radiator fluid leak to the bypass hose where it connects...
  2. General Discussion
    When I bought this 10 days ago, I was given a 'spare' radiator and shroud. The shroud does not fit the radiatore that came with but does fit the 'spare' radiator. Mechanically I can do the switch but how do I refill it with coolant? There certainly is not room to fiddle with the radiator cap...
  3. Technical Help Forum
    I took my bike into the shop for a cooling issue which I couldn't make heads or tails of. Turns out one of the previous owners broke the drain plug in the radiator and did a bad job sealing it. The mechanic suggested I just source a replacement radiator, and I was wondering if one from a 1983...
  4. Technical Help Forum
    Hey everyone, I found a radiator at a garage sale a couple of days back, it looked in decent condition and at the cost of a fiver I thought I may as well. It has certainly been repainted in what I assume is a VHT paint as it is matte black. I have however notices some small beading around it...
  5. Where Can I Find...
    I'd like to bolt a bottle style overflow reservoir to the side of the radiator and eliminate the tank behind the engine. Looking for ideas of what you guys have come up with.
  6. Technical Help Forum
    Hey guys, seen a few threads about flushing the rad, but all mention starting the bike, warming up etc... but right now, the bike doesn't start/run. Still a work in progress. Thing is, the fluid was left in there for about 25yrs and no idea how old it was before it was cocooned in a barn...
  7. Technical Help Forum
    First off, thank you to everyone here... I'm new to bikes and have been turning a donor 79 cx500 custom into a cafe' of sorts. I'm having a great time but I'm stuck now. I just installed new blinkers and first off, they turn on but don't flash, also, since I messed with that wiring I'm...
  8. Technical Help Forum
    Quick question regarding my radiator. First, the back story here. Rode bike to work the other night, ran fine. Got out of work fired up the bike, it ran for 10 seconds and died. Then it would NOT restart. Yesterday evening, I loaded it up in my truck and brought it home this morning. Got up...
  9. Selling and Buying Forum
    WTB 81 cx500 radiator, coolant pipes, and radiator fan. Also. Anyone know a good resource for stainless hardware?
  10. Selling and Buying Forum
    Preferably in Australia?! Mine has a crack and I guess that means it's useless! Found a few on ebay from America but they are like $50 postage. Let me know! Thanks
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