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How long does it typically take the 500's to come up to ideal operating temp? If its cold and being ran down the street does that affect runability? Would a cold bike pop and miss a little or cut out at certain rpm's?
 

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Mine takes a good five minutes or so to warm up, and it doesn't really behave right until it's warm. Of course, mine has some other issues as well, so take that with a grain of salt.
 

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Both my CX500s are at full power after around 1/4 of a mile from cold.I have electric fans on both so there's no Mechanical fan cooling to slow the engines getting up to running temps faster which is a different temperature than my,"Full Power" which is as above.



Fully cleaned cooling system including Radiator,



http://www.pdsrecording.site90.com/cxgl500/Coolant.htm



Serviced Starter motor(Easy job) for better starting,



http://globalcxglvtwins.hostingdelivered.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=208



Fully serviced Carburettors,



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Including NO carb boot leaks.



HTH
 

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I am just trying to figure out why after 5 to 10 minutes of riding all the sudden my bike really started to run better! I tore this bike apart in january when i bought it and i have never riding it really since i bought it. It was bogging around 5000 rpm and after a mile 2 or 3 miles of fairly hard riding she started to open up. This was on saturday and i havent had a chance to ride since then to check out if its really gonna run better or go back to bogging. I was thinking maybe i just havent given it enough time to warm up.



What are the signs of a cold cx500?
 

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More often than not it's the Carbs.It can take several goes to really get them good,especially those tricky little venturi(Small fine fuel-ways) in the top of the carbs and the two hidden under the,"Black Banana".I use an old Guitar strong to poke through these and lashing of WD40 and Carb/Brake cleaner and high pressure air blow through.Also a small ting guitar string into the 3 very tiny holes either side of the Butterfly plates(One in front,two behind.



Pure geuss work here but as the carbs become warm,as they do,the pathways may expand and if they are partially restricted then allow fuel to flow better.They are,of course,just waiting to bite you in the A** at some point.



Also the emulsion tubes can be corroded/blocked,especially with Alloy corrosion.I use a none invasive way of cleaning the ones that cannot be gotten out easy as I don't have a,"Sonic cleaner".I drip paint stripper down them and leave for 15 mins.Then lashings of WD40 down them and then lashings of Carb/Brake cleaner and then High pressure air-blow through.



There's a full section dedicated to the carbs here



http://globalcxglvtwins.hostingdelivered.com/viewforum.php?f=19



as they are,"That" important to get right.Once got right they can last for years without the need for attention.
 

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Well twice now from cold start ive let it idle a full 5 to 10 minutes and it has ran just perfect! I guess it is just and engine temp issue..... Either way im just super happy to be out in the wind on my toy!
 
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