Honda CX 500 Forum banner

starting issues

  1. CX500 - replaced solenoid & battery - still won't crank

    Technical Help Forum
    Hello, I'm no mechanic by any means, so please pardon my ignorance here... I'm having issues with my 1980 CX500. My lady was cruising it down the road when I noticed her lights weren't on. I had her stop and noticed the battery was boiling over and smoking pretty bad. I replaced the...
  2. 1979 CX500 with Ignitech. No SPARK??

    General Discussion
    Hey guys, So I got a 79 CX500 and another parts bike I'm hoping to combine into one nice running tracker/scrambler. I cleaned and re-jetted the carbs for pods and a MAC 2-1 exhaust. New oil. Full tank of gas. I installed the Ignitech and carbs without the headers attached and fired it up...
  3. 78 CX500 won't start

    Technical Help Forum
    Let me preface this by stating that I am a complete noob regarding this sort of trouble shooting. So please bear with me. Since I purchased my bike (about 1.5 years ago), I noticed that I would experience a loss of power after riding for about 20 or so miles. Initially I thought the problem was...