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  1. What do I need on the bars?

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    I've got a Honda CX500D with Cafe bars that are 7/8th inch. I bought the bike with the top half of a kill switch, but nothing else on the bars. What do I need to make it functional? My plan is just to make it basic and cheap before I do anything fancy so just cheap parts are kinda my goal. Any...
  2. Stalls when reved

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    Hello, I finally got my CX 500 running and rode it around a little. It has a few quirks such as reving to 7000 all of a sudden when in first gear and making gunshot-like bursts. But my main problem happened when i started it up today to check the state of the battery. It started fine on the...
  3. Newbie Questions-

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    Hey Everyone, I have a 1979 CX500C and I'm looking for some help. I apologize if these questions have been answered before but I haven't had the greatest luck navigating the forums. So I bought some low profile cafe racer type bars and when I reinstalled the throttle assembly, the throttle...
  4. 81' GL500 Idling Problems

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    Hi Everyone, I'm pretty new to the bike world having just bought my first bike. Loving it so far, but I'm experiencing some issues with my ride. It doesn't idle quite right, sometimes bogging down and even dying at stoplights occasionally. I took a video of it which can be seen here. From...
  5. 81 SilverWing runs throttle issues

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    Hey guys and gals, I've got my 81 GL500 up and running, getting it put together and closer to riding. I am, however, having problems getting the carburetors dialed in. It starts up and idles perfectly fine, but when I give it the smallest amount of throttle, it dies out. I know it isn't a timing...
  6. 1982 Cx500c Loss of power past 5.5-6k

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    Hi all! I have an 82' cx500c with 6k original miles. Its been well maintained, properly stored and, restored 98% to factory. Problem arose two days ago, ive been riding it daily and havent had any problems in close to 2 months (crazy, right?) I was riding home from a friends and noticed a...
  7. Throttle cable questions

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    So I bought new bars, Ergo Superbike, and so I got everything else back on the bars, but when I put on the throttle housing the throttle no longer wants to turn. Reading up I found that it could be the length of the cable also that if I replace the cable I should also replace the housing? What...
  8. cx500 throttle cable bracket

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    Anybody have pictures or video of their throttle cable bracket on the carb with or without cables attached. Rebuilt my carbs and realized the bracket was missing, bought one on ebay but it seems too large and looks like i need a spacer of sorts? Also stops movement of the billows. Nowhere on...
  9. cx500 full throttle problem

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    Hi every-one, New CX owner here from Latvia. First of all sorry for my english(it's not my native) therefore I will try to name all the terms and specifications correctly for your understanding. So with no small talk here is the problem: When I give my bike a full throttle it starts to cough...
  10. Electrical Problem...Help!

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    Hey everyone, Im running a 1982 gl500. I have had a short problem for a few months now. When I use my turn signal, the front ones work but the back ones both flash, no matter which direction. This I could live with because i didn't have much time to troubleshoot. If anyone knows how to isolate...
  11. Cafe style handlebars, now throttle cables are too long....

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    Hello folks, I switched out my handle bars for a set of Omar's adjustable cafe bars which are the badassest bars on the planet. So I dry fit the bars and attached all the controls for an operational check. Brake and clutch cables were easily enough, rerouted and feel like they will work...
  12. Issues with a handlebar swap on my 81 Gl500

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    Hi, I just swapped the stock huge bars on my GL500 for super bike bars. Only issues I'm having are that the clutch lever got a lot stiffer and the friction zone moved way far out from the handlebars. Also, my throttle won't return to off(don't know if that's the right term). Lastly, the turn...
  13. What type of throttle do I have? Push or pull?

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    So I have a stock 79 cx500 D and I need to make new cables. I want to order a cable to cut to size but I am not sure what style my stock cable is for the throttle. I know when I get on the throttle I pull back almost in a downward motion. It has two cables coming out from the bottom of the unit...
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