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Now that the warmish weather is here its time to work on my CX500 again. I need to rebuild my carbs as the bike will not even start anymore. I bought the float valve but Honda doesnt sell the float bowl gasket separately like other OEM's do.
What is the best thing to do? I think I saw something about someone through this site is selling kits but I cant remember. Any recommondations as what I should do?
 

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Order Larry's carb book and follow it step by step.
A Harbor freight ultrasonic cleaner works well.
I used Randakk's carb kit, that's all the new parts needed.
Order the Mac tool extractor to remove the pressed it idle tube.
 
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I also have to suggest ordering Larry's carb book, or have the master do it himself! Larry rebuilt my carb and the man is an ARTIST.

You can also get carb kits (at least the last time I checked) at www.4into1.com
 

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I work at a motorcycle shop so I can use our ultasonic cleaner if really required. I could even be real lazy and let the techs clean them for me. LOL
I checked 4into1 and they are currently out of stock. I assume its an american site so for me the exchange and shipping would be costly
 

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Here is a question I hope everyone can help me with. One of our suppliers has a carb kit for the CX500 but they only show it is for 1978-79 models. Any difference between a 79 and an 82 carb?
 

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I work at a motorcycle shop so I can use our ultasonic cleaner if really required. I could even be real lazy and let the techs clean them for me. LOL
I checked 4into1 and they are currently out of stock. I assume its an american site so for me the exchange and shipping would be costly
Jetsrus is also a good source for individual carb bits, valve, gaskets, etc. They often offer both OEM and aftermarket options.
 

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Here is a question I hope everyone can help me with. One of our suppliers has a carb kit for the CX500 but they only show it is for 1978-79 models. Any difference between a 79 and an 82 carb?
Your 82 will have an accelerator pump while the 79 won’t.
 

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Here is a question I hope everyone can help me with. One of our suppliers has a carb kit for the CX500 but they only show it is for 1978-79 models. Any difference between a 79 and an 82 carb?
A '78/'79 kit won't have the accelerator pump parts. The float valves and the jet sizes are different, too.
The bowl gaskets will be the same.
 

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Order the Mac tool extractor to remove the pressed it idle tube.
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Is there a part number available for the MAC tool puller

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The #1 extractor is part # 5401E. Unless you can find a Mac Tool truck in your area that will sell just the one extractor, you'll need to get the full set.
Here's a link to the set.HERE
 

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I was able to order just the #1 exactor last year, during the pandemic shutdown.

 
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I believe the current best wisdom is to tap the opening in the jet #4-40 and use a #4 bolt and a nut to pull the jet out. I haven't needed to do it with a jet but I have used a similar technique to pull other pressed in parts out many times over the years.
 

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Hi All
Is there a part number available for the MAC tool puller

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Yes I have that model just in the more expensive version
that starts with a Sn*- O+ ( Don.t want to advertise)

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I like Irwin. They're easy to find.
I haven't tried the#4-40 screw yet, but I bought the tap for next time.
 

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I believe the current best wisdom is to tap the opening in the jet #4-40 and use a #4 bolt and a nut to pull the jet out. I haven't needed to do it with a jet but I have used a similar technique to pull other pressed in parts out many times over the years.
I use this method as well...seems to be more consistent across the wide variety of carburetor conditions.

Plus I concur regarding Larry's book.
 
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I use this method as well...seems to be more consistent across the wide variety of carburetor conditions.

Plus I concur regarding Larry's book.
My preferred method. Never had a problem getting them out this way.
 

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I ended up ordering the carb kits from our supplier MCD and will rebuild them once I have a couple days at home to do the whole job
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Remember: The metal parts in aftermarket carb kits are seldom anywhere near original quality and often far out of spec. Before you consider using the float valve needles in those kits consider the pic below and read this
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Good to know, I also bought OEM float valves as well. (y)
 
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