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I found the link when I was looking last night, just wasn't sure if he was still shipping out. I looked at my bike this morning and I'm about 90% sure my carb has an accelerator pump, which unfortunately the rebuild kit I need is OOS. I'll have to keep an eye and snag one when they're back.
-1980 cx500c running but not well
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I'm out of Wichita, right in the middle of the country. Been working on cars a while now so I'm not super scared of building a carb but with all the talk about this book I figured it would be foolish to not pick one up. Hopefully it ships quickly and the rebuild kit I need comes back in stock soon.
 

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Your bike looks in really nice shape, hasn't sat out in the weather as happens to many of this machines.
 

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Thanks! I was looking to buy one in the winter but this one popped up, it looked good and it ran alright, tested compression and got 150/161, not super great but within reason. I'm sure the stator will need replaced and I'm gonna go through the cooling system a bit. All said and done I walked out with the running bike and a box of original parts for $900.
 

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I'd say that is pretty good compression, I've seen a lot worse. Again, nice looking bike, Cheers!
 

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Nice looking bike. Welcome to the forum. Please add your location to your profile and your bike's model and model year to your 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 (see Forum Settings link in my signature).

And welcome to the world of antique vehicle ownership (they own us, not the other way around). Your bike is about 4 decades old and the Previous Owners may or may not have done the maintenance necessary 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).
 

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Nutty:
Nice looking bike. Welcome to the forum. Please add your location to your profile and your bike's model and model year to your 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 (see Forum Settings link in my signature).

And welcome to the world of antique vehicle ownership (they own us, not the other way around). Your bike is about 4 decades old and the Previous Owners may or may not have done the maintenance necessary 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).
Wow lots of good information, I'll have to revisit once I'm finished with the carbs. Thanks everyone, I didn't have high hopes for this old forum but it seems to be a little diamond in the ruff
 
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