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I have an 82 GL500I, bought it from my Dad in 2001, he bought it in 83, very reliable bike, still in good condition, but I can only ride it in fair weather. It seems that I am not the only person that has had this problem. Has anyone else had this problem, or know how to fix it, coils, wires, carb, etc. Can anyone steer me in the right direction?
 

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Check and or replace the plug caps as well as the above,



Click here,



http://globalcxglvtwins.hostingdelivered.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=84



If you cannot find the plug caps over there many contributors on this forum have bought them from Wemoto over here in the UK,



These are the better none resistor type plug caps,



http://www.wemoto.com/bikes/Honda/CX_500_A/79-80/



but should be used with NGK resistor plug types,



http://www.pdsrecording.site90.com/cxgl500/Plugs.htm



DR8 ES-L or for high sustained speeds D8EA which can be bought cheap from Lawn mower Suppliers would you believe.The



Or NGK Iridium DR8EIX



Note.If you run the bike in total dark on the centre stand you may spark tracking to help diagnose.I quick temp fix is to wipe plug caps and HTs(Thick plug wires) clean and pray with Hairspray which coats them with a temporary anti-moisture coating or spray them with WD40 type stuff.
 

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I seem to remember someone having similar problems a year or so ago. They finally traced it to a missing air dam at the thermostat that was allowing rain to get blown back on the coils by the fan. Might be something else to check on.
 

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There are drain holes for the spark plug wells outboard on each cylinder head. These get clogged and don't allow water to drain freely from the spark plug wells, check these and clean them out with a stiff wire or similiar "tool".
 

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Sounds like I have some pretty good leads, Thank You! It seems like it is water getting into the carb or engine, simply because of the sound, and the way it feels when it starts dying, but I could be wrong, that's why I asked. I've been a mechanic since I could pick up a wrench, and this thing has me stumped! Stay tuned though, I am determined to get this thing fixed, I miss riding it.
 

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Bandit, Did you ever figure this out? I'm having a similar issue after riding in the rain for less than a few minutes.
 
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