1980 Honda CX500
Jumped the solenoid and I heard it go half a revolution at least it’s not locked up, so that rules out solenoid I assume?
Hey Randall! Doin' pretty alright I reckon!Hey, there's a sight from the past! How are you doing, Bearman?
How would I end up shutting the engine off if the kill switch is bad.Recommendation:
- Remove the dipstick and wipe it with a white rad or paper towel and if it doesn't look too dirty it should be OK to start the engine with the old oil for testing.
- Buy an oil filter and some JASO-MA rated 10W40 oil but don't change the oil until you have started and warmed up the engine. (It is always best to drain the oil while it is warm whenever possible so that it will drain more completely).
- If it was "stored" with fuel in the tank it will probably be too stale for starting so empty the tank. If the old fuel runs like water you may be lucky and only need to replace it with some fresh fuel (note that stale gasoline is considered hazardous waste in most places and should be disposed of according to local requirements).
- Drain any remaining fuel from the carbs. Don't be too disappointed if you end up needing to clean them but see if it starts & runs first.
- Try to start it. If it starts run let it warm up just enough that the water pipe on the left side of the engine starts to warm up, then shut it off and change the oil right away (Caution: The oil will be hot)
Let us know what happens.
I had just finished and now reading this, the oil looked really good surprisingly as well as the plugs about to throw some gas in it and see if it will fire upIf you change the oil when the engine is cold you could leave about 10% or so of the old oil in the engine. If you do that I highly recommend changing the oil & filter again after you have started & warmed the engine.
Re coolant, there is an M6 screw in the front of each cylinder (behind the rad) that need to be removed to drain the last couple of hundred mL of coolant. Leaving that much in won't hurt during regular coolant changes but if you are trying to get rid of the stuff that sat in the engine....
In both cases, unless the coolant you can see in the radiator or the oil on the dipstick look particularly bad I would wait until after I started it to change them.
Well it was idling perfect left to get a new bolt came back started it now it doesn’t want to idle
Yeah, and make sure you stick a filter on the line for a while to capture any rust in the tank. Lots of old tanks have the in-tank-filter broken due to age.If you are lucky you didn't put much gas in and it is running out. If not probably some dirt in one of the carbs moved. I think I mentioned not to be surprised if you needed to clean them....