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I’m moving to Michigan and I’m getting rid of excess CX500 parts. I’m trying to part with these as a bundle but I’m sure we can work something out.
What I have is the oem instrument cluster (The tachometer needle isn’t working but I never tried to fix it), my original ignition coils and spark plug boots (I replaced them with Murray’s coil on plug kits), oem regulator rectifier, oem horn (not working but it might just need cleaning), a brand new set of non led front end rear blinkers, a bent gear shift lever (that can probably be reshaped) and the oem cdi unit (I replaced it with an ignitech cdi unit). I’m asking $75 for everything but I’m willing to negotiate a little.
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$75..or close pretty fair .....c/w ebay....
 

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That 120 mph speedo was pretty tempting but sold before I could make an offer. I hesitated mostly because I like that my original speedo shows 53,000 miles and counting and I probably would never swap it out. I actually sent it to a gauge repairman in CA some years ago, paid $200 plus to have it fixed. :oops:
 

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That 120 mph speedo was pretty tempting but sold before I could make an offer. I hesitated mostly because I like that my original speedo shows 53,000 miles and counting and I probably would never swap it out. I actually sent it to a gauge repairman in CA some years ago, paid $200 plus to have it fixed. :oops:
So you have a 85km/hr speedo ... ?
FWIW .... my racer friends told me they used to gaffa tape over their instruments on the track to do away with distractions.....on the open road maybe the speedo reading is less relevant...legalities aside.
Ive enjoyed fanging on a 90cc 2 stroke if i knew i was only doing 70km/hr or so on a workin speedo that would have lessened the "125ccGp experience".😄...
As ive heard.....There is CBXs (1000cc 6 pots) out there with 85km speedos....and owners are asked if thats all what the bike will do....😄

**edit to above...those speedos went up to 85mph.. not 85km/hr...but "highlighted in red" to 55mph or 85km/hr...
 

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So you have a 85km/hr speedo ... ?
FWIW .... my racer friends told me they used to gaffa tape over their instruments on the track to do away with distractions.....on the open road maybe the speedo reading is less relevant...legalities aside.
Ive enjoyed fanging on a 90cc 2 stroke if i knew i was only doing 70km/hr or so on a workin speedo that would have lessened the "125ccGp experience".😄...
As ive heard.....There is CBXs (1000cc 6 pots) out there with 85km speedos....and owners are asked if thats all what the bike will do....😄
85mph on the GL500. I think my GL650 speedo shows higher. I've had it in my mind that the 120mph was just on the early 500s, maybe a couple of years, not that I ever come close to that speed. I just like it because it is a bit unique.
 

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That 120 mph speedo was pretty tempting but sold before I could make an offer. I hesitated mostly because I like that my original speedo shows 53,000 miles and counting and I probably would never swap it out. I actually sent it to a gauge repairman in CA some years ago, paid $200 plus to have it fixed. :oops:
This might be a dumb question but is it possible to adjust the speedometer so it says 53,000 miles? Just curious
 

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This might be a dumb question but is it possible to adjust the speedometer so it says 53,000 miles? Just curious
I'm not aware of any way of doing so. I believe one can put a proper sized fitting into where the speedometer cable goes into the speedo and turn it with a drill but it could take awhile to add or subtract a substantial number of miles to the odometer this way. Your question does make me wonder if I could in some way get another speedo to match my mileage so good question!
 

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This thread is about resetting the odometer to 0.0, however by following this I am sure it could be set to any desired reading. Resetting a speedometer to 00000
 
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I'm not aware of any way of doing so. I believe one can put a proper sized fitting into where the speedometer cable goes into the speedo and turn it with a drill but it could take awhile to add or subtract a substantial number of miles to the odometer this way. Your question does make me wonder if I could in some way get another speedo to match my mileage so good question!
Oh jeez I didn’t even think of the amount of time that would take if you could do it!
 
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