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I Just bought a CX 500 -78. It starts up and works fine up to 3800rpm and then it just starts to run unclean. The sparkplugs are black and dry. Ive tried to change the CDI and tried a nother pair of carbs(clean ones) but still the same problem. The coils seem to be ok, 7,4 ohm from led to cap.Checked the main fuse and it looks fine. Batery fully loaded and leads are fitted tight. Ive tried to adjust the "fuelmix" but regardless of my attempts iam still stuck with the same problem?



Is there anyone on the other side of the atlantic that has a clue???



As my name tells u iam swedish, so i know my spelling sucks but i still hope u understad what i meen...







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hi and welcome to the forum from spain.

can you spend a few minutes to update your signiture and avitar.include your bikes details and where you are located.it will then show every time you post.

your spelling is fine


with your problem,you have covered a fair bit,until the experts wake up here is some good reading on your stator[it seems to cause problems on the early models

http://www.genebitsystems.com/david/MotorcycleElectrical/ChargingProblems.htm

its a multi page site well worthy of a bookmark

edit.no matter how the main fuse looks,id replace it with thishttp://globalcxglvtwins.hostingdelivered.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=27

these 30 year old fuses can cause no end of problems
 

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Ok, Ive tested the resistance between each of the three connector terminal tabs. It was 1,3-1,3-1,1 ohm. Stator voltage check was 28-18-18V.

So I guess i need to replace the Stator.



It is never the easy quick-fix problems...... well well winter is coming very soon so i have time....when spring comes i will have a kickass caferacer parked outside my house!!!
 

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If you are doing the stator, it would be a good idea to replace the cam chain and guides, and do the mech. seal while in there. I would also replace all the oil seals that normally you couldn't get to. Check the oil pump chain also. All the info you need has already been posted on this board somewhere.
 

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If you are doing the stator, it would be a good idea to replace the cam chain and guides, and do the mech. seal while in there. I would also replace all the oil seals that normally you couldn't get to. Check the oil pump chain also. All the info you need has already been posted on this board somewhere.
if you do deside to go down this route`very sensible+ ill give you a complete parts list including numbers tomorrow
 

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shep you old hound i was going to say the low speed windings on the stator and or the carbs jets were wrong
 

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Is there anyone on the other side of the atlantic that has a clue???



There are some also on this (European) side of the pond. As already said - put some details in your profile. It may make it easier to get assistance.



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Thanks everyone for all the help, going to replace the stator and see if it will solve my problems. Winter is coming fast up here in the northen parts of Sweden, below freezing during night already! So I´ve got lots of time to fix the engine and rebuild the bike fot next season.

This forum got me from -WY DO I ALWAYS BUY BROKEN DOWN CRAP! to -I´M REALY LOOKING FORWARD TO FIXING AND REBUILDING THIS BIKE!!!
 

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Thanks everyone for all the help, going to replace the stator and see if it will solve my problems. Winter is coming fast up here in the northen parts of Sweden, below freezing during night already! So I´ve got lots of time to fix the engine and rebuild the bike fot next season.

This forum got me from -WY DO I ALWAYS BUY BROKEN DOWN CRAP! to -I´M REALY LOOKING FORWARD TO FIXING AND REBUILDING THIS BIKE!!!




That's a good looking bike in your avatar, a Guzzi?
 

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Yes it´s a Guzzi. Thats the look that I´m aiming for in my cafe-rebuilt. I´v had a lot of bikes before(before = before kids, house, wife etc.....)and am now trying to find my way back.. :)I´v found all the parts i need to build a realy sweet cafe-racer.
 
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