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  1. Technical Help Forum
    Hey guys, as title suggests, I'm having issues starting the bike after reinstalling the cylinder heads. I can crank it, but especially with the choke on after a few turns there's a loud "thump" from the cylinder, and it stops cranking. I checked the spark plugs and they're firing as they should...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
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