Been a member for awhile, just haven't had much time to participate. My 1979 CX500 Deluxe has been sitting for about 5 years and I'm looking to bring it back. Nothing was terribly wrong on the last ride. I was commuting long distances and the CX wasn't my first choice for that.
Now that I have more time and money, thought I'd burn both in one project
Here's a list of initial tasks in no particular order. Please let me know if I'm missing anything critical.
1. new fluids & oil filter
2. new battery
3. new spark plugs
4. valve clearance check (using Murray's tool)
5. new battery
6. Murray's Carbs
7. check cam chain tensioner
Upcoming tasks. I live in Wisconsin. Winter will affect how long i can work in the garage.
8. new tires
9. change fork oil
The CDI was replaced about 12 years ago by a Honda shop. Haven't had any fluid leaks or electrical gremlins otherwise. I rebuilt the front caliber and replaced the brake reservoir about 7 years ago.
I'm looking forward to sharing more posts with my progress.
(Edit: model is standard, not Deluxe as originally posted)