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  1. Just had my first breakdown with my 1980 cx500 and I have no clue where to start.

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    The bike's been running beautifully. I hopped on it yesterday to run to the store and about a mile into the ride, the bike sputtered out. The engine started cutting out like I wasn't giving it enough throttle, then it died. I noticed I hadn't turned on the petcock, so I flipped it to reserve and...
  2. 82 GL500: Starter? Solenoid? Starter Button? Help!

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    My '82 GL500 often won't crank when I press the starter button. When this happens, here are the symptoms: 1. When I press the starter button, the headlight dims 2. When I press the starter button, there is a subtle click down near the starter (NOT at the solenoid) 3. Sometimes squeezing the...
  3. 1980 CX 500 wiring issue

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    Hi, I am having an issue with a bike I got off a friend. I thought I had wired it up correctly, but apparently not when I hit the start button it turns the light on and off. It sounds like a simple fix but I can't find it out. It also has a new CDI starter from regulatorrectifier.com I don't...
  4. Wiring CX for starting

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    Hi, I need to get an old CX started but the electrics are all dismantled. I've got the original loom (albeit shredded) so it's a case of reconnecting. I've started highlighting what I think is need to get it started and see if it turns over but please let me know what I've missed as I'm sure...
  5. I got it started twice but...

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    Greetings! Newbie here, both to this forum and Honda street bikes. Grew up with Honda; QA-50, Z-50, CT70, SL70, you get it. So my friend purchased this bike, a 1983 GL650i (Burgundy) from a gentleman in Canada for what the thought to be a fair/bargain price-it did not run. No problem-"my friend...
  6. Bolt Replacement - Need specifications

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    In the prcoess of rebuilding my starter motor one of the rusted side bolts which hold the motor together sheared off. Luckily I managed to screw the remainder of it out with patience and a pair of vice grips but now I'm a bolt down and having trouble finding a replacement. Does anyone know the...
  7. Starter Cranks When Attaching Battery Negative

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    My father gifted me his '83 GL650I, which has sat unused pretty much since 1998. I am just starting the process of restoring the bike (successfully cleaned the carbs and got the engine to start), but I've run into a snag. I replaced the old battery with a 12-volt AGM, but the new battery died on...
  8. Taking off starter clamshell

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    My headlight and starter button are going in and out. Kind of have to fiddle with the starter button to get it to respond. Pretty sure I need to thoroughly clean the contacts inside. I've opened it up before and blasted it with contact cleaner, but never disassembled and fully cleaned/greased...
  9. Wiring up my starter, thinking diagram might be wrong

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    Hi All, I am just finishing up a rewire and I am following the wiring diagram that I found here as close as possible. But it appears that the power to the bike from the battery is in the wrong position. From the diagram it just connects to one of the terminals on the solenoid (and not the...
  10. Goose Honk When Starting

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    The starter on my 81 CX500C gave up the ghost early on a long road trip last August. A Honda shop cleaned it up and put in new brushes and etc. I also replaced the starter relay solenoid. The starter fired up after that and kept me going for the next 6000 miles of the trip. But somewhere along...
  11. CX550d Not turning over.

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    Hey guys, I'm new to the forum and I've never really worked on a bike except for the time I replaced my radiator and fan. My 81 CX500d is my first bike. About a year ago, my bike quit out on me while driving to work when I ran out of gas and it never fired up again. There aren't any Honda...
  12. Starter Running Continuously

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    Have kind of a weird problem. Just went out to start the bike for work and it fired right up as usual, only the starter motor continued to turn over while the bike was running. Turned off the key, kill switch to off, pulled out the solonoid fuse but it kept running. Grabbed my tool kit out of...
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