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Hello everyone, new to the forum and a new owner of a 1980 cx500. Got this bike for really cheap a few days ago and the only issue it had when I did a walk through was that it was running only with the choke and would rev so high when I take the choke off. This lead me to believe that it was either a a clogged pilot jet or an air leak. It started fine and engine sounded good with the choke on. I took the carbs out and cleaned them and cleaned out all the jets. I also replaced the throttle cables since those looked pretty frayed and gunky. I was stoked to get it started again and to my surprise when I turned the ignition key to the "on" position it attempts to start. It completely bypasses the starter switch and now it just cranks but will not run at all. What the heck did I do? I am new to tinkering and electrical terrifies me. Please help.