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  1. CX500 Ignition timing check

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    I wonder whether someone has ever checked the ignition timing ( CX500 C, CDI) with aid of a stoboscope lamp ? Would you need such a cap on the inspection opening or would it work without ? Would it be an oily mess without the cap ?
  2. 1979 CX500 Custom running horrible after raesan and murray carb install

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    So obviously I've done something wrong if I am having to type the title above. 1 month ago my basically stock CDI bike had none working pickups and stator, but ran decently enough for me to ride it a bunch. The bike has been this way for a whole year, still ridable even though nothing in the...
  3. Head Gaskets and TDC

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    Hello Everyone, I just purchased a 79 CX500 and I'm currently replacing the head gaskets. I'm a newbie and this is my first project bike. In my manual when I'm taking off the cylinder head it says to make sure that the engine is at TDC. I'm almost positive that I did not have it at TDC when I...