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    My 1980 CX500 build

    Hello, first of I'd like to say thanks for all the great info shared here! I first purchased my 80' cx500 last year from the second owner. Has 8k super clean! The down fall is that the stator is shot. Is there a parts list i can go off as far as gaskets/seals and O-rings... maybe stay away from certain brands? Also bought me a set of pods for her. I've read that 90/120 main jets are a good start. My plan is to cafe her out. Also thinking about going with a Custom Rewind stator. Any input if highly appreciated for i will tear into her this weekend!! Are these the jets i need?? Picture attached. 90/120?
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    Old Triple Bypass Page - CXGL

    look here, there obviously a new page but this should do ya .

    go down to signature & click on Sidecar Bob's settings thread.
    SideCar Bob's settings. http://cx500forum.com/forum/general-...ould-make.html
    Main Wiki you can search by topic: http://cx500forum.com/mediawiki/inde...itle=Main_Page
    Old rant http://cx500forum.com/forum/general-...me-advice.html
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    If your not removing the hbox there is no need to rejet.
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    Mike Nixon's carb book
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    Factory service Manual

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    Hey, back again! First of all thanks guys on the links shared. Very useful information! Little update on my build. I've recently striped some parts off and the next step is for the engine to come out and tear into it. I've started to order some parts for her and like to order a new lithium dry battery for im not sure where it'll be monted quite yet. Any recommendations on which to buy or to stay away from? On another note... recently purchased another cx500
    This one is a 1982 . Picked up from original owner with 30k on her. Down fall mechanical seal is shot. Ill post pics when i bring it home this weekend!

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    Progress pics!
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    Shep the mech seal, adjust timing chain and valves and that 500 will be good to ride very quickly.
    Change tires and fluids as needed and have fun with it.
    Then you will not feel so rushed on the 650 and can ride or sell the 500 for a profit.
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    #OCR thats the plan! Figured I could be on the road with this new one in a coupe of days. Take time on the other for sure!

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    Get a mosfet if running a "dry" battery.
    SideCar Bob's settings. http://cx500forum.com/forum/general-...ould-make.html
    Main Wiki you can search by topic: http://cx500forum.com/mediawiki/inde...itle=Main_Page
    Old rant http://cx500forum.com/forum/general-...me-advice.html
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    'Eager" 1979 CX500C Maroon.
    Named for the way it runs/sounds @ 65 +

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    Purplecx500 ill look into it.

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    Good news! Brought home the ne 82 cx500 over the weekend. Bought from the original owner with 30k. Last time she was ridden was 3yrs ago. Checked the fluids and put a little fuel... BAMMM she purrs like a kitten!!! Has all of its service history recorded inside the vetta windjammer on a piece of tape (awsome)! Sorry guys i had to pull jammer off for im not a big fan.Not to mention the original owners manual in its plastic. The blue bag with tools came with both of my cx500s. I'll order a mech/seal as soon as i know which one to buy... they offer different sizes? Ill be doing the sheps method.
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