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  1. Technical Help Forum
    Story time! Decided to do something about the mechanical seal on my bike. Dropped the engine, opened her up, extracted the old seals... Couldn't find a replacement rear cover gasket. Bad timing, I suppose. Not to be discouraged, I decided to check a few other things while waiting for a...
  2. Technical Help Forum
    Hey guys, I have a 79 cx500 that used to work just fine(except for some wiring connectivity issues to the gauges). One day I started it while it was leaned on the kickstand. It seemed perfectly normal. When I sat on it and kicked the kickstand up, the engine died. Now it will only crank but...
  3. Technical Help Forum
    Quick background explanation... New to me 78' CX500 with (I think) 80' CX500 engine. The left cylinder was not firing when I bought it. Have replaced: spark plugs, plug caps, cleaned carbs, and jetted down to 78/115 from 90/120 (running pods), new pilot screws backed 2 turns out. The bike now...
  4. CX Customization and Mods Forum
    Hi Guys, I am very new to this site, and new to having a cx500 1978. The CX500 I had got hold of was very worse for wear so we have taken the best bits and I’m currently in the process of using it in a tuk tuk. ( reason explained at the bottom) I really could do with some help, and apologies...
  5. CX Customization and Mods Forum
    Hi Everyone, So I just completed the internal switch to Rae-san's full system and have to say the instal is stupid simple and the motofaction and Rae's guides make it a piece of cake. The one thing that isn't clear is the remaining CDI wires. I haven't taken the back end of the engine apart, but...
  6. Technical Help Forum
    Hi all, new to the forum. In the process of rebuilding/cafeing a 1980 CX500 and have recently bought a Rae San ignition system with Hall Effect Sensor. I want to remove the pickups as they are now redundant, but that will also remove the timing mark. The manual states: "note that the Right...
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