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Shopping around for a speedo cable and possibly rear brake shoes.



Most reasonable and half decent delivery time for the U.S.?



I'm thinking that an original speedo cable may be best if it comes with those extra anti-chafing sleeves on it and I see bikebandit still shows them so it may also be a local item at a dealer?



On replacing the rear brake shoes - big hassle as in having to pull the drive shaft I assume?



And please don't recommend TAS, I've absolutely had it with them. Took over a year to get a couple of parts they kept "forgetting" to send me and the current order I've got with them has been well over a month now. They keep claiming it's a problem with the postal service but I'm not buying that anymore. It was a simple order:



Rear brake lever

Emgo air filter

Braided front brake hose
 

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I don't know the best place for a speedo cable. I just used a universal cable from the auto parts store and added the old ends to the new cable. Not that big of deal, takes a hour or so to do. But then you may not have the nylon sleeves.



The rear brake drum is easy to remove. Just pull the rear wheel and it comes out in your hands. Only takes a couple of minutes to get to it. You will probably find the shoes are still good, but maybe glazed over. Either clean up with some 120 sandpaper or take them to a wire wheel and gently abrade the glaze.



I have had no issues with TAS, but have only used them once or twice. Everything came quickly and were the right parts. It is a family type business, but that is no excuse for bad service.
 

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I don't know the best place for a speedo cable. I just used a universal cable from the auto parts store and added the old ends to the new cable. Not that big of deal, takes a hour or so to do. But then you may not have the nylon sleeves.



The rear brake drum is easy to remove. Just pull the rear wheel and it comes out in your hands. Only takes a couple of minutes to get to it. You will probably find the shoes are still good, but maybe glazed over. Either clean up with some 120 sandpaper or take them to a wire wheel and gently abrade the glaze.



I have had no issues with TAS, but have only used them once or twice. Everything came quickly and were the right parts. It is a family type business, but that is no excuse for bad service.


I just ordered the cable at the local Honda shop, it ended up cheaper than bikebandit since no shipping and at least I'll be getting a Honda part instead of an unknown off eBay.



Picked up some of their coolant and it still has the long warning on the back about silicates and water pump seals. Yea, I know it costs a little more but I think it's blue thus will match the bike. :)



Didn't have time to call TAS today, I must have made 15 long distance phone calls to them over all this and still no satisfaction. If they can't get the parts then just tell me, refund my money and I'll order them elsewhere - at least that's what I'm going to tell them tmorrow.
 

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Shopping around for a speedo cable and possibly rear brake shoes.



Most reasonable and half decent delivery time for the U.S.?



I'm thinking that an original speedo cable may be best if it comes with those extra anti-chafing sleeves on it and I see bikebandit still shows them so it may also be a local item at a dealer?



On replacing the rear brake shoes - big hassle as in having to pull the drive shaft I assume?



And please don't recommend TAS, I've absolutely had it with them. Took over a year to get a couple of parts they kept "forgetting" to send me and the current order I've got with them has been well over a month now. They keep claiming it's a problem with the postal service but I'm not buying that anymore. It was a simple order:



Rear brake lever

Emgo air filter

Braided front brake hose
marshallf3,as blue said...rear wheel removal is not difficult.abes did a great write up for a gl,but a cx is not much differenthttp://globalcxglvtwins.hostingdelivered.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=517
 

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marshallf3,as blue said...rear wheel removal is not difficult.abes did a great write up for a gl,but a cx is not much differenthttp://globalcxglvtwins.hostingdelivered.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=517


Thanks all, we'll be out at OldOkie's and he's done it before, says it's simple.



The deal is my rear brake adjustment is about maxed out. They still work and don't make any noise other than the usual occasional squeaking but if the pads need replacing now's the time to do it while it's where it can easily be worked on.
 

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So, if necessary, what brand and source have people been using for rear brake shoes?
 

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Marshall

lots of us here use Wemoto who have a very good rep and I think will post overseas

Heres the 79/80 page for a CX500 C/A but the rear shoes are all the same anyway

If your struggling it mey be worth checking them out

Pattern shoes £19.98

EBC £28.04



http://www.wemoto.com/bikes/Honda/CX_500_CA__Custom/79-80/



EDIT:

just checked and they do post overseas, this is from their site.

You wont be liable for the nearly 20% VAT in the US

so prices for you may be lower than stated



Overseas Orders



Parcels up to 2 Kilograms are sent via Air Mail, which take 2 - 3 days. Larger consignments and those of high value shipping methods vary according to destination (See Below). Please note we cannot ship tyres and batteries outside the United Kingdom.

Delivery times are an estimates.



* Europe EU : 10-15 working days.

* Europe Non-EU : 15 - 30 Working days.

* USA & Canada : 3-5 working days (subject to customs clearance).

* Australia & New Zealand : 10 - 15 working days (subject to customs clearance).

* Rest of the World - up-to 30 working days.
 

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Marshall

lots of us here use Wemoto who have a very good rep and I think will post overseas

Heres the 79/80 page for a CX500 C/A but the rear shoes are all the same anyway

If your struggling it mey be worth checking them out

Pattern shoes £19.98

EBC £28.04



http://www.wemoto.com/bikes/Honda/CX_500_CA__Custom/79-80/



EDIT:

just checked and they do post overseas, this is from their site.

You wont be liable for the nearly 20% VAT in the US

so prices for you may be lower than stated



Overseas Orders



Parcels up to 2 Kilograms are sent via Air Mail, which take 2 - 3 days. Larger consignments and those of high value shipping methods vary according to destination (See Below). Please note we cannot ship tyres and batteries outside the United Kingdom.

Delivery times are an estimates.



* Europe EU : 10-15 working days.

* Europe Non-EU : 15 - 30 Working days.

* USA & Canada : 3-5 working days (subject to customs clearance).

* Australia & New Zealand : 10 - 15 working days (subject to customs clearance).

* Rest of the World - up-to 30 working days.


Thanks, that's an option. When EBC first came about I was a bit leery of their products but people seem to be having good luck with them. If they make them I should be able to find them over here as well.
 
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