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  1. Bike sounded like something exploded

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    Hello, i've been trying to start up the bike one last time before winter to change the oil, but there just isn't any ignition. The most worrying part is that on my last try it was trying to start it when it slowly stopped trying to turn the pistons and all i heard was the kind of electrical...
  2. CX500C starts, runs, dies, won't start

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    I've got a '79 CX500C, and it was running great until just recently. On a completely cold start, I can start it on 1/2 choke and it will run for about 30 seconds, at which point (choke or not), it will begin to roughen up and eventually die. After dying, it's difficult/impossible to get...
  3. Charging System Problems

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    Hello, I have a 1979 CX500C The bike ran perfect, then last week randomly died. After a boost it started and got me home. Figuring it was a bad battery I bought a new one. Ran great for a few days then, again died. Once boosted it runs fine till it's turned off. Then won't have enough power to...
  4. CX500 - replaced solenoid & battery - still won't crank

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    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...
  5. 1981 GL500 Electrical Issue

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    Hey guys, I recently acquired an '81 GL500 that the PO said was running great until it died one day while he was riding it. He stated that he was going a steady 25mph when the bike just died. There were no bangs or bad noises it was almost like he hit the engine cutoff switch. This could...
  6. 1980 deluxe won't start

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    Hello, I am new to the forum. I recently aquired a 1980 CX500D that didn't start when I received it. I've rebuilt the carbs as per the Cargill book. The bike has spark, but refuses to start. After re-installing the carbs, I turned the engine over several times to prime the carbs, then turned...
  7. First bike, novice mechanic, looking for advice

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    My name is George and I'm the proud owner of a 1983 Honda CX 650C! I bought the bike from a co-worker who said it needed new tires, refilling the master cylinder and a good carb cleaning. Well, after new tires, carbs being "cleaned" (I can't verify how much they did but the bike ran after they...
  8. Emergency help with starting

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    I was on my way to work this morning. It has been cold here (about 40 f) I pulled the choke out on my 82 cx500 c and the motorcycle wouldn't start. I fiddled with the wires until the lights went on the console then the bike started fine. Ran fine until i got on the freeway then at about 50 mph...