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A list of Quick Reference items for new and old users.

Wiki link - https://motovillage.org/wiki/hondacxgl

JC's site - https://motofaction.org

OFAPARS [Hanns} site: http://ofapars-.webs.com/

Rob Davis web resource - http://robdavistelford.co.uk/webspace/cx500/

Engine Oil - Use 10w-40 or 15w-40 oils suitable for a wet clutch (i.e. WITH JASO MA rating) or your clutch will slip. Synthetic or non-synth - both have been used with success so long as they're wet clutch compatible.

Most North Americans seem to prefer to use Rotella 15w-40 as their brand of choice. The newer oils have additives that create problems with a wet clutch - LINK

Manuals, Articles and other - a google account is needed to access the information - LINK

Group Discount on Honda Parts - LINK

"For International shipments, Discount Honda adds $28 per order to domestic shipping rates and ships by USPS Priority mail. Shipping rates are the same for Canada as they are for India. It may not be economical to ship small orders internationally. If buying from Canada and the order is a small part; call John to see if he can give a better rate on the shipment.



Basics

New Member Hints for the forum - LINK

So, you wanna buy a used motorcycle - A CX or GL checklist - LINK - A good general check list - LINK

New bike. What do I do? LINK

Triple bypass parts list - LINK

Triple bypass info - LINK

Keys Cut From Code - LINK

How to post photos - LINK

CX Serials IDs for all years and models - CX500 Link 1 - CX500 Link 2 - GL500s - CX650 and GL650

Speedo/Tach ratios - Link One

Resetting a Speedometer to 000000 - LINK

Choke cable doesn't stay in place when pulled - LINK

Taking apart the igniton switch and what's inside - LINK

Finding an electrical short - LINK

Motorcycle Electrical Troubleshooting write up courtesy of DaveF - LINK

What Octane? These bikes run fine on 87 octane in the US, 91RON in Oz - LINK

Rebuilding the Starter - LINK

Starter ground improvement - LINK

Ofapars Starter repair - LINK

Stator Check CDI stator check or TI stator check - Other LINK

Main Fuse Change - LINK

Changing Brake pads - LINK

Servicing Calipers - LINK

Brake and Master Cylinder rebuild and repair - LINK

Brake line lengths by model - LINK

Braided Brake line source in Canada - LINK


Making Gaskets - LINK

How to hotwire your bike - LINK

How to build a 7 volt regulator - LINK

Float bowl repair - LINK

Wiring diagrams - LINK

Spark plug resistor cap rebuild - LINK

How to adjust valve tappets and the cam chain - Valves - With Cam Chain

Video how to - LINK

CDI replacement Coils - LINK

Tach Drive seal - LINK

In Bike transmission removal and replacement tool - LINK

Draining and changing the final drive oil - LINK

Dragonstaffs bolt list - LINK

Mechanical Seal in bike install or engine out - Link One - Link Two - Link Three

Servicing the Prolink suspension and adding Zerk Fittings - LINK

Yamaha XVS1100 shock replacement for gl650 - LINK

Where is the Weep Hole - LINK

O-ring List - LINK - LINK

Tapered Steering Head Bearings install (NOT CX/GL BUT GOOD ENOUGH) - LINK

Fork Seal change (NOT CX OR GL BUT CLOSE) - LINK

Fork Preload Spacer and oil change - LINK

Fuel filter - LINK

Fuel Hose - 1/4 for cx500 7mm for gl

Vacuum Petcock hose connection - LINK

Replacement Radiator hoses - LINK

Parts Interchange List - LINK

How to wire a Stator - LINK

Stator sources (If you need a stator) - Ricks Motorsports or Custom Rewind

http://www.genebitsystems.com/david/MotorcyclePrep/statorfailure.htm

Ignitech and stator upgrade. Stator option - LINK

Flywheel puller - LINK - or just use a M20x 1.5 or a Large Subaru drain pain bolt which is the same size but needs a washer glued to the end to get a hair more length.

Dental Mirror Cam Chain Inspection - LINK

Shifter Seal Replace - LINK

Auto Cam Chain Wear. (650 specific) - Link One - Link Two

Fan puller bolt - M14 x 1.5 about 2 inches long. Or in a pinch the rear axle could be used but not prefered.

Oil filters Aftermarket and other: LINK

Copper Squash Gaskets (exhaust header) - (Cx500, Cx650, Gl500, Gl650, Gl1000, Gl1100) - LINK

Cheap Thermostats - LINK

How to change tires - LINK

Removing the rear wheel. Gl specific. Has 3 or more steps than the CX other wise it's the same - LINK

Removing a GL Front Wheel - LINK

CB900 and other Honda Brake Caliper swap - LINK

Replacing a Cx/Gl500 clutch with a Cx/Gl650 Clutch to shave 300rpms at highway speed - LINK

GL and CX650 Ignition Timing Check Upon Engine Reassembly - LINK

CX/GL Timing pointer template--print card or paper to use when the pickups are reversed or not used.
https://motofaction.org/motorcycles/honda-cx-gl/a-paper-timing-pointer-murray-micah-tool/


Customising

Post your Ride - LINK

Australian SuperTank build - LINK

Dyna Wide Glide seat on a Custom - LINK

Dyna Wide Glide seat on a Deluxe - LINK

Deluxe tank on custom - LINK

Ammo can saddle bags - LINK

Air box removed Battery holder - LINK

Forward Controls - LINK

Rear disc brake on a GL500 - LINK

78 cx500 Maggot style gauges modified - LINK

Sheps Electric fan fix - LINK

DaveF's electric fan upgrade with tons of info - LINK

Cheap Harley Mufflers for CX/GL - LINK

How to Polish Aluminum - LINK

Highway Bars - LINK

GL1100 lowers - LINK - LINK

Progressive fork springs - LINK - LINK

Inexpensive Gl500 Trunk Relocator - LINK

H4 headlight upgrade from sealed beam for a Cx650c - LINK - Parts needed: 33120-MF5-751 HEADLIGHT UNIT 33180-422-003 COVER, RUBBER

Carb Related

Larry's Guide to Rebuilding Carbs - LINK

Carb Cut Away - LINK

Float bowl OVERFLOW tube replacement - LINK

2 into 1 and K & N pod filter jetting - LINK

Blindstitch Combo: MAC 2 into 1 with K&N Filter 90/120 3 1/2 turns out

Cataclism Combo: MAC 2 into 1 with K&N pods 85/130 1 turn out

Exhausts without the hbox have similar jetting.

Carb idle screw starting point: 2 to 2 1/2 turns out.

Removing or replacing your carbs - LINK

Carb cleaning - LINK

Other:

HTTA Stuff (Honda Transverse Twin Association) If you have one you're a member.

http://www.cafepress.com/CX_GL

http://www.cafepress.com/CX_GL_Other

HTTA Traveler Assistance - LINK

Rae San replacement GY6 boxes: LINK


OLD INFO

New Members on Chopper Charles and Sheps Global forum.

https://cx500forum.com/cs/forums/93116/ShowPost.aspx#93116

Penetrating Lubricants

https://cx500forum.com/cs/forums/179085/ShowPost.aspx

Cleaning ignition switch - LINK

How to find an electrical short - LINK

Motorcycle Electrical Troubleshooting write up courtesy of DaveF - LINK

Hard starting solution starter related - LINK

Main Fuse Change - LINK

Master Cylinder Reservoir Removal - LINK

Cheap Brake Crush Washer or How to fix them - LINK

Making Gaskets - LINK

How to hotwire your bike - LINK - LINK

Float bowl repair - LINK

Spark plug resistor cap rebuild - LINK

CDI Replacement Coils - LINK

Tach Drive seal - LINK

Where is the Weep Hole - LINK

Replacing the coolant reservoir (read all the way down for the simple step) - LINK

All Balls Steering Head bearing and changing - LINK

Fork Seal change - LINK - LINK

Fork Preload Spacer and oil change - LINK

Fuel filter - LINK

Fuel Hose - LINK - LINK

Vacuum Petcock hose connection - LINK

Replacement Radiator Hoses - LINK

Pro Link Squeak - LINK

Removing a GL Front Wheel - LINK

Bike won't shut off with ignition switch or kill switch - LINK - LINK

Valves are adjusted fine, cam chain is within specs but the engine is still ticking like crazy - LINK

Stock rear cover gasket thickness - LINK - LINK

CB900 and other Honda Brake Caliper swap - LINK

Gl500 Trunk Removal - LINK

Customize

Custom seat on a Custom - LINK

Deluxe tank on custom - LINK

Custom tank on a Gl500. Would also probably work a lot better with a Standard or Deluxe tank - LINK - Also see here for Standard/Deluxe - LINK

Ammo can saddlebags - LINK

140/90 16 tire - LINK

Air box removed Battery holder - LINK

Forward Controls - LINK

Rear disc brake on a gl500 - LINK

Trail Tech Vapor gauges - LINK

78 cx500 Maggot style gauges modified - LINK

Sheps electric fan fix - LINK - option - LINK

Dyna Mufflers - LINK

Crash Bar Identification - LINK

Aftermarket Replacement M/C Master Cylinder - LINK

Gl500 Trunk Relocator - LINK


Keeping Warm

Heated Grips - LINK

Winter riding Gear - LINK


Other interesting General conversation.

Why Did you buy your CX/Gl - LINK

Buying items in the selling section or from members - LINK

Possible Screw Removal Trick - LINK
 

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Original decal repros, anything from one to a full set including all the original warning labels:



http://www.bdesigns.ca/



They include a really nice set of info as to how to apply them if you're painting them in which, of course, is the proper way.
 

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