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  1. Speedometer/Tachometer Upgrade for 79'

    Custom How To
    Thanks to everyone in this community! I've benefitted a lot from this forum as I've worked on my bike. I'm looking to upgrade my speedometer and tachometer for my 79' Custom. I've looked around a bunch but I'm worried about quality and compatibility. Wondering if anyone has successfully...
  2. Speedometer (gear) woes

    Technical Help Forum
    So, I’ve been having a heck of a time figuring out my dead speedometer on my US 1981 CX500C. I pulled out the old one which had 48k miles on it and a missing trip reset rod to put in a new one. (I have to give a huge shout-out to mobileAZN who so generously gave me a sterling condition...
  3. Speedometer and Tachometer Raplacements

    Technical Help Forum
    Hi everyone, I am working of restoring my 1979 CX500, and it is all good mechanically and running. When I started working on the lights and dashboard (if it is called this way), I realised that neither the speedometer nor the tachometer is working. I want to keep the bike as close to original as...
  4. Cx500 Speedometer trip knob Cx 500 meter reset speedo

    Selling and Buying Forum
    I have made a few Speedometer trip knobs and have one listed on ebay with some of my other cx items. All my items reset knob
  5. Speedometer Cable Clip

    Technical Help Forum
    I picked up a new speedometer cable from Motionpro, but I don't have the clip for it to attach to the speedometer drive gear. Can someone send me a picture of one so I can make it? I can't find one anywhere.
  6. Purchasing first bike

    Technical Help Forum
    Hello everyone I am very new to these forums and I hope I am posting in the right section. I am about to purchase a 1979 Honda Cx500 Custom from one of my very close friend's family friend. It will be my first ever bike as well. The bike runs mechanically fine as the guy's son used to ride it...
  7. Odometer Reading

    General Discussion
    Just a quick question, is there a way to tell how many times the odometer has reset/rolled over? My bike has sat unused since '89, so the low mileage I suspect is accurate, especially given the lack of wear/tear on it. But... just in case, I thought I'd check and see. Last week I finally...
  8. Speedometer not working!

    Technical Help Forum
    When I bought my bike, the speedo did not work. The original owner claimed that it quit and he replaced the cable, to no avail. I figured the speedo must be funny (turning the tripometer knob doesn't turn the readout most of the time) so I grabbed a CB750 speedometer that pretty much definitely...
  9. Speedometer not reading

    Technical Help Forum
    Ok, got her back together and running (finally after the winter tuning) Tested her out last Weekend and noticed my Speedo stopped giving me my speed after a block or two. I thought the cable may have broken or I didn't screw something in tight. I tested both and found that the cable is turning...
  10. CX650T Ignition Switch and/or Speedo compatibility?

    CX500 & CX650 Turbo Forum
    New owner of a CX650T. The main issues with the bike are a broken speedometer and broken ignition switch. Does anyone know if there are any other compatible Honda ignition switches? The one on the CX650T looks a heck of a lot like the one on my CBR600F2. In the same manner, are there any...
  11. Speedometer Questions.

    CX Customization and Mods Forum
    Hey sorry if there is already a post about this i just really dont like searching forums for hours looking for answers. But i just bought my first motorcycle today. A 79 CX500. I want to convert it into a cafe racer style bike. One thing im not sure about is the speedometer. What can i do about...
  12. 82 CX500 Speedometer Calibration?

    Technical Help Forum
    Hello everyone! I have a Drag Specialties mini speedometer that I want to put on my 82 CX500 and I'm wondering how to calibrate it? (It is currently off by about 60mph and the mileage goes up about a mile every 10 seconds.) Is that something I need to adjust on the bike itself or on the...
  13. Speedo or Tach Elimination

    Where Can I Find...
    Hey, I'd like to get rid of one of these gauges. Which raises a few questions: Which one is better to eliminate? Where does the Tach cable go, and can it simply be removed or is there a hole to plug up...? And if the Speedo is better to eliminate, can/should I just leave that little speedo...
  14. will this speedometer work on my bike?

    Technical Help Forum
    Hey everyone, I'm Mat. i just made my account today. also i just bought my first bike today, a honda cx500 custom. the speedometer is broken, i think its just the cable, but i want to put a new one on. i found this one online, V-Twin Mini Speedometer with 2240:60 Ratio - FXST/FLST Models -...
  15. CX650 Gauges help

    CX Customization and Mods Forum
    Hey guys! Just got a nice CX650 that runs great and now looks great. I picked it up as a rolling frame and engine, with a box of bolts and other parts. It was fun to figure out how it went together and even funner to start it up. There is a loud ticking sound coming from the engine while its...
  16. First bike first questions

    Technical Help Forum
    Hey folks I'm excited for my first post here. This is a first for me in more than one way but I've had a great time reading around. So I bought my first bike with "20,000" miles on it, worn tires, loose head tube bearing, and instruments that don't work. I've picked out a pair of shinko 712s...