I have a cx500 e trike from 1982 im in tamworth staffordshireUnder the water pump on a cx500 engine there is a ajuster bolt would i be right in thinking its the ajuster bolt for the oil pump many thanks
I will had photos when im next in the workshopYes it was thank you for your responce ive now brought a the proper bolt that should be on the cam chain but thank you so much for the help and advise
I have a cx500 e trike from 1982 im in tamworth staffordshire
The bolt for the camchain tensioner adjuster has a flange that is inside the engine to prevent it from being unscrewed too far (it only needs to be loosened 1/4-1/2 turn for the adjustment). It cannot be replaced without removing the engine from the bike and removing the rear cover from the engine.Yes it was thank you for your responce ive now brought a the proper bolt that should be on the cam chain
It's nice that you told us that in this thread but that won't help the next time you need to ask something. Please see the Forum Settings link in my signature and add this information to your forum profile so that it shows up whenever you post.I have a cx500 e trike from 1982 im in tamworth staffordshire
As you can see in the pic they put any bolt in the camshaft tentioner on the inside the case then they siliconed the hole up and stuck a coin it there to stop the oil comeing out but im going to restore the engine to how it should be
Yea they also try to use the silicone as head gaskets ence the compleate stripdown but thank you so much for the advise and helpSounds like a worthwhile project. Silicone sealant can be used to augment gaskets (except head gaskets) but it is never an acceptable substitute for them.
It looks like the PO tried to use a plain M6 bolt there instead of the correct one. Who knows what else you'll find....
Do you mean that the trike has an engine with serial number beginning CX500E- ? That is a different beast than a CX500E. See here for a list of frame and engine numbers. Honda CX400 and CX500 Engine and Frame Serial NumbersI have a cx500 e trike from 1982 im in tamworth staffordshire
The frame is also a cx500 and the engine belongs to the frame ence the back end now has a reliant back axel on it to turn it in a trike and its been like that since 1984Do you mean that the trike has an engine with serial number beginning CX500E- ? That is a different beast than a CX500E. See here for a list of frame and engine numbers. Honda CX400 and CX500 Engine and Frame Serial Numbers
Yes the numbers all match the paperwork it is also reg as a trike not a Q plate the orignal bike was a candian import in 1980 and it was re registered in 1992 by the dvla and everything matchThere are a number of CX500 models and there were some changes between the years of some models so it is important to figure out the correct model and year that the bike started life as.
Does your UK paperwork show the engine serial number as well as the frame number? If the records don't show the engine number the original engine could have been replaced with one from any of the CX500 variants at some time in the past.
CX500 engines came with serial numbers beginning with CX500E-2000001 for the first one produced in 1978. The first year for the CX500E (AKA "Sport" or "Eurosport") was 1981 and the engines in them started with number PC02E-4003828.
Things become even more complicated by the fact that UK vehicle paperwork shows the year first sold, NOT the model year. Because of that the dates in vehicle papers are often several years later than the actual model year. This can make finding the correct parts very confusing.
All of that said, the engine you posted a picture of has Capacitor Discharge Ignition (CDI) but the CX500E came with Transistor amplifier Ignition (TI, sometimes called TAI) so that is definitely NOT a CX500E.
I would suggest looking up your frame and engine numbers at the page Reclinedrelic posted the link to so that you can find out what it actually is.