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Hi.
Just happened to buy an old CX 500 the other day. The bike looks and runs well, but the front end handling makes me worried. The bike seems unstable and difficult to keep in a straight line. The seller claims that the fork need some attention to straighten out the problems. The fork legs seem to be in good shape with no leaks.
My plan is to take the fork apart, look for worn parts, replace them and put the thing back togetherwith fresh fork oil. Also the bearings in the steering head should be inspected, I suppose.
Maybe I should look at this page:
» Rebuilding the Front Forks on the Honda CX500

What do you thing?

Are there any shortcuts to fix the handling?
Is there anything else I should be aware of.
Thanks!
 

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Next checks:
The steering head bearings.
The right mounting of the axle.
The wheel is not balanced.
Bearings of the swinging arm are loose ?

The bike seems unstable and difficult to keep in a straight line.
At any speed ?


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The bike is unstable at speeds up to 100 kmh. I did not dare going faster, since I was afraid of wobble.
Thank you Murray and Wolfgang for the comments and good advice. If I'm lucky I might not have to dismantle the front end ;-)
 

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Thanks again Murray.
Maybe 15 W Bel Ray will do the job and the capacity per leg is as far as I know 135 - 140 cc (4.5/3.8 - 4.7/3.9 US/Imp fl oz).
 
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