1980 Honda CX500C
Hi there, me again, lol. So I've been researching parts and prices for the triple bypass I planned on doing this coming winter. Along with possibly upgrading electrical system. I think I have a good parts list compiled now just need the money to get everything. I've had suspicions something was up with the engine. I did an oil change, and I'm afraid my suspicions came true. I have Alot of what looks like aluminum shavings in the oil and filter housing. My guess is timing chain is so worn that it's hitting the case. Now my question is this. Should I be looking at a total engine rebuild when I drop it out of the bike ? I already have a head gasket to replace and I wanted to go thru it all and fix or freshen up or replace what is needed. Another question is, is there anything I should ck before I tear the motor out of her ? Compression maybe, just to see where I'm at ? The high idle circuit'?' test for the stator ? Anything else I should be looking at ? I am kinda feeling overwhelmed with the upcoming project as I don't want to miss something. Also I couldn't resist the ride today and put over a hundred miles on her. I know not the smartest move but I had to. The Old Lady was a champ and kept on rolling. I'm hoping if I can get the motor running like a top. I'll work on cosmetics and put another 45k on it following my pops' lead. Anyhow, thanks for reading and if your in Wisconsin I may most certainly need a hand with something or advice, or knowledge. This forum is great. I've learned so much about my bike just reading thru the threads.