Honda CX 500 Forum banner
1 - 14 of 14 Posts

·
Registered
I have Presently, 10 scoots '82 GL500I, '78 RM400, 1986 GL1200A, '94&'96 DR350E, '03 650 VStar
Joined
·
23 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I have a 1982 GL500. It is/was quite nice, for it's age. A piece of road debrise broke/cracked the bottom of the engine cases. Has anyone heard of this happening? If so, what are my odds of repair without a total disassembly/rebuild? I would love to make this bike like new again, but honestly, I have several scoots. I cannot really afford time/money for this major of a fix. Any thoughts on this subject?
 

Attachments

·
Registered
1978 CX500 "The Grub", 1983 GL650I "Nimbus"
Joined
·
11,447 Posts
I don't think you can make an effective in situ repair. It can be welded (with experience and the right equipment), but the engine should be opened and the area cleaned first.
If you're lucky, the damage is just to the rear cover. That's easily replaced.
 

·
Registered
CX650 motor project into a CX500 Turbo Frame - ongoing
Joined
·
206 Posts
Which case part? These have a bottom oil pan, is it on that?
 

·
Registered
1978 CX500 "The Grub", 1983 GL650I "Nimbus"
Joined
·
11,447 Posts

·
Registered
1978 CX500 "The Grub", 1983 GL650I "Nimbus"
Joined
·
11,447 Posts
If distortion of the engine mounts cracked the case, as described in your other thread (you really should have just one on a single topic), it will be the rear cover that's damaged. My bigger concern would be getting the frame straight again.
 

·
Registered
I have Presently, 10 scoots '82 GL500I, '78 RM400, 1986 GL1200A, '94&'96 DR350E, '03 650 VStar
Joined
·
23 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
really, I have not looked real carfully at it yet. It will be probably more than a year, with everything I already need/want to do, until I could get to it. Really, If there is a workable way I could transfer ownership, I would gladly do it. I would rather someone who can benefit and appreciate it, have it.
 

·
Registered
1978 CX500 "The Grub", 1983 GL650I "Nimbus"
Joined
·
11,447 Posts
Where are you? Location determines your pool of potential buyers.
 

·
Registered
I have Presently, 10 scoots '82 GL500I, '78 RM400, 1986 GL1200A, '94&'96 DR350E, '03 650 VStar
Joined
·
23 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
I have heard that there is a way to get my location into my register heading, but I cannot see how. I am in Apache Junction, AZ. It is a suburb of Phoenix. (East Valley).
 

·
Registered
CX650 motor project into a CX500 Turbo Frame - ongoing
Joined
·
206 Posts
Not on the GL500, only the 650.
My bad, my turbo 500 has one so I thought the 82' got one as well

@Booneyman Click on the account settings (top right, click on your avatar for menu) and it'll go to account details page or you'll click on account details in the menu on the left. Circled is what they usually like you to have filled out


Product Rectangle Communication Device Font Mobile phone






Rectangle Font Parallel Magenta Screenshot




Font Screenshot Number Parallel Rectangle


If you're using a cell it might be laid out slightly different.

Under the same account settings page, on the left menu is a 'Signature' menu where you can fill out text that will show below every post you make

Frame damaged and broken case means that bike won't bring hardly anything but its beautiful, I hope no one strips it down.
 

·
Registered
I have Presently, 10 scoots '82 GL500I, '78 RM400, 1986 GL1200A, '94&'96 DR350E, '03 650 VStar
Joined
·
23 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
ok. I got it in there that I am in Apache Junction, a suburb of Phoenix, AZ.
 

·
Registered
CX650 motor project into a CX500 Turbo Frame - ongoing
Joined
·
206 Posts

·
Registered
I have Presently, 10 scoots '82 GL500I, '78 RM400, 1986 GL1200A, '94&'96 DR350E, '03 650 VStar
Joined
·
23 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
No. As stated above, I have hardly looked at it.
 

·
Registered
CX650 motor project into a CX500 Turbo Frame - ongoing
Joined
·
206 Posts
No. As stated above, I have hardly looked at it.
Please don't take this as having an attitude, but I'm just saying if you're trying to sell it or looking for advice on how to fix it, pictures of the damage would be something people will want to see eventually, either way. You seem more interested in just unloading it on someone else and we all get that.

As someone else said, if there's frame damage that's a bigger deal than just the rear case replacement so even if someone wants to swap motors and they get your bike and find the frame bent maybe that's more than they can deal with.

And maybe the frame isn't so damaged as to not be fixable, but it can't possibly take you 10 minutes to take a picture of the broken engine mount area so we can see if it's worth buying or what it'll take to fix.

I get that people are busy and you don't have time to actually fix it but trying to sell an item or fix it without actually seeing the damage done is difficult.

Someone listed a bike an hour away from me, looked fine online but when I got there he had welded the footpeg to the frame and I refused to buy it because I don't trust people to weld these cheap paper thin steel frames they make these days. I could have bought it for cheap but because the frame is compromised I wouldn't want to risk trying to get it titled if I ran into an over zealous inspector. Frame damage to some is nothing to fool with, some people don't care.

You've plenty of willing help and advice here and I'm sure a great many people interested in it if you're looking to unload it for cheap but most will want to see what was broken.
 

·
Registered
I have Presently, 10 scoots '82 GL500I, '78 RM400, 1986 GL1200A, '94&'96 DR350E, '03 650 VStar
Joined
·
23 Posts
Discussion Starter · #14 ·
Understood. Again, as stated above, I am between two homes, almost 200 miles apart. Scoot is at other house. I will post pics once I have them. It will likely be a couple weeks, so check back in that time frame.
 
1 - 14 of 14 Posts
Top