Honda CX 500 Forum banner
1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi,
I've just taken cover off my 1979 CX500 and found a 30cm rubber pipe (external 10mm and internal 5mm) with no clip marks on floor underneath it. I don't know where is goes can anyone help please?
Thanks in anticipation
best wishes
Mark
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
5,336 Posts
One of the drain hoses perhaps. Float bowl drain, battery drain?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Ahh yes I took battery out so probably fell off when I did that thanks so much really helpful and appreciated
 

·
Registered
1978 CX500 "The Grub", 1983 GL650I "Nimbus"
Joined
·
11,447 Posts
Length and diameter sound like a fuel line to me.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,372 Posts
Breather hose? Maybe disconected and plugged at some stage.
Maybe get the bike in daylight and look for any inlet/outlet open to air....then post a pic....(if unsure of connection)
 

·
Super Moderator
'84 CX650E that is evolving into a GL500
Joined
·
17,732 Posts
Yes. Please post a photo of the hose so we can see what you are talking about. And which cover did you remove? (that could be a big clue).

Welcome to the forum. Please add your location and your bike's model and model year (NOT year first registered as UK paperwork shows) to your profile so that you don't have to remember to tell us every time and we don't have to keep asking when you forget (see Forum Settings link in my signature).

And welcome to the world of antique vehicle ownership (they own us, not the other way around). Your bike is about 4 decades old and may or may not have had all of the maintenance necessary to keep it safe & reliable so it is highly recommended to download the Factory Shop Manual for your model (available through the CX Wiki - link in my signature) and go through all of the service procedures, regardless of whether your bike has reached the specified mileage.
I also recommend looking on all rubber parts with suspicion because rubber does not age gracefully. Check the date codes on your tires and replace them if they are over 5 years old no matter how good they look & feel (old rubber simply cannot flow around the irregularities in the asphalt well enough to grip, especially if it is cool or wet). If your bike still has the original rubber brake line(s) (should be replaced every 2 or 3 fluid changes = 5 or 6 years) I recommend shopping for modern stainless braided ones (they last practically forever and double the life of the fluid). And don't forget things like the rad hoses and the boot between the engine and swingarm (they can crack on the bottom where you don't see it).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Hi, Thanks for all help - it was the battery breather pipe so easily fitted back on. My battery went flat so took it out to charge it up and must have fallen off then. Anyway battery now charged, pipe back on and went out for lovely ride to Cheddar Gorge this afternoon and bike was running beautifully so all good.
Thanks for welcome to the group. I love my CX500 - 45k miles and totally original although chrome a bit rusty as have to keep her outdoors and she doesn't like our winters.
I'll add my bike details for future reference as you suggest Bob thank you. I do have a Classic Japanese Motorcycle repair shop only about 10 miles from where I live which is brilliant. Its called Alpha Motorcycles and they are fantastically helpful.
best wishes
Mark
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
Top