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    79 CX500 crk roadster build

    Perusing craigslist last week i came accross a CX500 in pretty good shape for $400. When i took a look at it, it fired right up but had some easily identifiable carb issues, though the fella told me he just had em cleaned.

    He sold it to me for $350. Ive purchased worse bikes for more!!

    Ive spent the last decade messing around with CB750s so this has been a fun bike to break down.

    After perusing this forum for a couple days i decided to go in on the CRK roadster kit. I figure it will make this a nice quick project and maybe i can get it on the road by May (pfft. Right...).

    Also picked up Larrys carb book. I thought i new some stuff about carbs but that is a heck of a resource!

    Got her all broken down, just waiting on CRK to send out the kit!Name:  20170205_173829.jpg
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    Looks like you've made some good progress. Keen to see where you go with it.

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    I also chose the CRK Roadster kit. It still allows you flexibility to customize to your own tastes, while offering a two up seat. The seat pad is thin - don't plan on rides longer than an hour, at least till your butt gets used to it.
    Good luck with your build!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solace View Post
    I also chose the CRK Roadster kit. It still allows you flexibility to customize to your own tastes, while offering a two up seat. The seat pad is thin - don't plan on rides longer than an hour, at least till your butt gets used to it.
    Good luck with your build!

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    Thanks for the heads up John. I read through your entire build thread. Your bike looks great!
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    The coils that were on this bike were not CDI coils, they have a ground wire. i think they came off of a different year model. I didnt pay much mind when tearing this thing down. They are as82-tri. Anyone know about these? Am i mistaken?

    Also, when i took the thermostat off, no thermostat inside! Just an empty chamber. Hope rhis thing disnt run too much like that! Guess we will find out next week when i break into the case.

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    The CDI coils each have one wire - yellow for left, pink for right.

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    Yeah, these coils each have two wires.

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    More specifically, they each have a black ground wire along with their respective yellow and pink wire.

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    They sound like coils for transisterised ignition, but may be aftermaket.

    Your best alternative are probably a pair of pitbike coils. I've been running a set on one of my CXs for about 15 months now.

    They're cheap but they're really pretty good.

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    Put a thermostat in it right away.
    Mine was like that from the PO and it had heating issues until I put one in.
    It would not warm up properly and then it would get very hot and run at nearly "over heat" on the gauge.
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