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No dash lights or any power when Ignition is turned on.
Thanks again guys, bs175dths you are completely right. I just read your post now but yesterday I took my battery to be tested and though it showed close to 13 volts it only was putting out 2 amps. Yes it was a cheap battery from batteries plus which I bought to try and start the bike when I first considered buying it from the P.O. I just never experienced a battery totally give up the ghost without any warning. Ordered a new Yuasa AGM last night, always had good luck with them on my other bikes. At least I found out that I can get a free ignition switch from Honda out of all this. Big thanks.
84 GL1200 Standard. 46k miles
79 CX500
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#16 01-13-2014, 10:34 PM,
I am glad to be of some assistance as this forum has helped me in my time(s) of need.

On another note, your CX500.
The timing chain on these bikes will start to make noise when the guide is worn out.
The noise it makes is the timing chain digging a groove in the back of the cylinder block!
When you hear this noise coming from the back of the engine, see if it can be remedied by adjusting the tension on the chain.
If it can't, the engine will need to come out of the frame as the back engine cover needs to come off in order to gain access to the timing chain guide.
Not a difficult job, just time consuming.
If you do the work, make sure the motor rotates and does not bind BEFORE you put the engine back into the frame. (don't ask how I know).

I have had all flavors of this engine configuration, CX500, CX650, GL500, and GL650.
I liked the GL650 the best because of the extra 150cc and the GL for the storage and wind protection. Nice, nimble Touring bike. Just don't sit too far forward on the seat while wearing a pair of shorts or you might end up with burn scars on your knees from touching the hot heads. (again, don't ask)
enjoying the view from the saddle....... due mainly to the people and information found within this site
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#17 01-14-2014, 10:38 AM,
Yes I am aware of the timing chain tensioner issue on these bikes. It has 22k on it and is nice and quiet, adjusted it at 20k. Yes love these bikes, I also had a 500turbo back in the day.
I did quite a bit of customizing on the cx500 have a look here.......
http://www.flickr.com/photos/49063292@N0...736683123/
Just starting a community college course for 3 stage auto painting so I can use all their state of the art equipment to paint it. They also have powder coating equipment. Should be fun.
Going with black and silver with a red pinstripe to separate the two. Cheers


(01-14-2014, 10:38 AM)bs175dths Wrote: I am glad to be of some assistance as this forum has helped me in my time(s) of need.

On another note, your CX500.
The timing chain on these bikes will start to make noise when the guide is worn out.
The noise it makes is the timing chain digging a groove in the back of the cylinder block!
When you hear this noise coming from the back of the engine, see if it can be remedied by adjusting the tension on the chain.
If it can't, the engine will need to come out of the frame as the back engine cover needs to come off in order to gain access to the timing chain guide.
Not a difficult job, just time consuming.
If you do the work, make sure the motor rotates and does not bind BEFORE you put the engine back into the frame. (don't ask how I know).

I have had all flavors of this engine configuration, CX500, CX650, GL500, and GL650.
I liked the GL650 the best because of the extra 150cc and the GL for the storage and wind protection. Nice, nimble Touring bike. Just don't sit too far forward on the seat while wearing a pair of shorts or you might end up with burn scars on your knees from touching the hot heads. (again, don't ask)
84 GL1200 Standard. 46k miles
79 CX500
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#18 01-14-2014, 06:34 PM,
The community college equipment is going to spoil you.
You may have to repeat the class! Big Grin
enjoying the view from the saddle....... due mainly to the people and information found within this site
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#19 01-15-2014, 08:17 AM,
(01-15-2014, 08:17 AM)bs175dths Wrote: The community college equipment is going to spoil you.
You may have to repeat the class! Big Grin

Greetings , thought you might want to see my CX500 paint job. Just finished it last week.
Have a look. I might have to do the Goldwing next winter semester.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/49063292@N...277618939/
84 GL1200 Standard. 46k miles
79 CX500
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#20 05-22-2014, 07:50 PM,
(05-22-2014, 07:50 PM)Flounder Wrote:
(01-15-2014, 08:17 AM)bs175dths Wrote: The community college equipment is going to spoil you.
You may have to repeat the class! Big Grin

Greetings , thought you might want to see my CX500 paint job. Just finished it last week.
Have a look. I might have to do the Goldwing next winter semester.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/49063292@N...277618939/

Nice job on building that caff. Nice color also but for myself I like the original better. I do love customs tho'. Just old school.Big Grin
Angela(fysty-1) & Dani
Surrey, B.C., Canada
'85 Honda GL 1200 (fully dressed) I. (sold)
pres. 95 Virago 1100
"No matter how blue life may get always remember that there's a rainbow in the sky."
"Grab life by the handlbars an hang on."

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#21 05-27-2014, 03:23 PM,


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