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Please befriend me.
I am new.
I purchased my steed (1981 CX500 custom) from another member
of this community recently, also a Jeff.
Very excited.

Trying to learn how to maintain this magnificent beast.
I have located the source of a slow radiator fluid leak to the bypass hose
where it connects on top of the water pump.
Has anyone done this? Recommendations?

And more importantly, can someone tell me how to change my
user handle to something cooler? Haha.


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Sorry!
I posted this in the wrong place.
I am learning...
 

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Ah!!! You got your frist thread. Good. We both need hair cuts. HAHA!!! Not me. I did a lot on my bike. For some reason I do not remember the by pass. Getting old I guess. I did so much to this bike I just do not recall. Funny I have two more engines is stock. Guess I had better go to the shed and look to remember. :scratch:
 

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Radiator fluid bypass hose leaking where connects to water pump...suggestions?

Please befriend me.
I am new.
I purchased my steed (1981 CX500 custom) from another member
of this community recently, also a Jeff.
Very excited.

Trying to learn how to maintain this magnificent beast.
I have located the source of a slow radiator fluid leak to the bypass hose
where it connects on top of the water pump.
Has anyone done this? Recommendations?

And more importantly, can someone tell me how to change my
user handle to something cooler? Haha.


Jeff
 

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Thanks!
Yeah, the hair is one of the few things I have been succeeding at lately, other than my sweet new ride.
I am just happy to know that this community exists.
I think it should be an easier fix for this new guy.
 

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Thanks bud!
What's that white stuff on the ground behind your sweet looking ride?
Haha
 

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Threads merged. If you post the same thing in multiple parts of the forum the answers can become confusing.

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

And welcome to the world of antique vehicle ownership (they own us, not the other way around). Your bike has had 38 years of Previous Owners who may or may not have done the maintenance necessary (can't say for the most recent PO - did he do the work or just sell it to you the way he got it?) 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 because 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).

Re changing your screen name, that has to be done by an Administrator. If you start a thread in the Site Help and Support section asking to change it one of them should respond.
 

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Hi Bob!
Nice to meet you.
Thanks for taking the time.
I appreciate all the great help and information.
I will get on it.
Luckily, I bought it from the second owner who brought
it back to life and really cared for it.
He gave me the owners manual, spare parts, and even a cover.
I have already started reading the manual and cleaning/inspecting everything.
Really enjoying learning.

Thanks again!
 
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I had a leak in that same spot and I had a hard time getting it stopped, make sure you have a good clamp that you can really crank down on. Replacing the hose is probably a good idea, I think I just cut mine back a bit which was probably my problem.
 

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Hi!
Nice to meet you.
Thanks for that!
Really helpful.
Cheers!
 

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