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A couple weeks ago I joined the forum after purchasing a '80 CX500C which needed a new stator, and the mechanical seal was shot. After getting into the rear of the engine, I found that the stationary chain guide had snapped, so I ordered some parts and waited. Everything came in Friday, so I had a long day of working on the bike today, and everything went smoothly... after completely rebuilding my 750 ( I ripped everything apart, and I do mean everything ), this bike is easy. Surprisingly, the cam chain that was on there didn't stretch very much, so I'm keeping it as a just in case backup. BTW, if anyone has an unmodified '78, I have the metal upgrade pieces.

So, I got the motor back where it belongs and all tied in. I have the new battery on the automatic charger overnight and I'll put fresh fluids in during the morning. Hopefully things will go smoothly and I'll have put another CX back on the road. Pics will be coming tomorrow and I'll let you guys know if everything worked. Maybe I'll have to pick up that Silverwing I saw for my next project...
 

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Great job. Bringing these old dogs back to life is fairly easy(at least the ones I've found.) Let us know how it all turns out tomorrow. I can't wait to hear the feedback.
 

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 Good luck, let us know how it goes and welcome to the forum.  I went to VA Tech but didn't have a bike at the time, there's some great roads out there I'd love to go back and visit now.  I'd really like to ride up the Mt Lake road, I forget what it's called but I remember it was a crazy twisty, steep road. 
 

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Thanks for the kind words, I think all the luck worked, she runs! Wrestled with the exhaust for a bit, threw in the battery, some gas, oil, and water and vroom! The bike revved freely, although the carbs seem to be fighting a little back and forth off idle. I need to adjust the clutch and rear brake and clean up the wiring which someone had yanked apart, but that's no big problem. Pics this afternoon!



I second you Kingston, the road to Smith Mt. Lake is kinda crazy and really popular to ride. There are soo many good roads out there I can't wait to get away from the flatness which is the peninsula.
 

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great job buddy its always great to hear that another one was once again came from the junk yard to a daily rider........now then if everyone that owns one of these style of bikes could learn that then it would be a cx/gl nation
 
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