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    Cool wonderful job!!

    Man that looks awesome!! that's an outstanding job!! what paint did you use?
    Sometimes you just can't fix "Stupid!"

    1982 Honda CX 500 TC-:in love:-just purchased and currently tore down to replace the stator.
    2009 HD Sportster XL1200 C-:furious:-2009 upgraded to Harley. Love the ride. Loud pipes save lives
    2005 Kawasaki 125-:yawn:-2005. 71mpg. Great bike for small commutes. upgraded to Harley
    1982 Honda CX 500 TC-:in love:-1987-88. Fun bike to ride in the mountain highways of CO.
    1982 Honda CX 500C-1986.:crazy: great bike and fun to ride

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    When I can get to what's left of the old gaskets, I will make new templates and fit them to the shield which is currently out for powder coating. One the new ones are complete, I will post a scan that anyone can download so they can make their own. Its currently 10 degrees in my garage....
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    ...Restoring my 12k CX500 turbo after 21 years of storage....

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    UPDATE 3/19/17 -

    Completed the rear caliper rebuild and install. I used a Brake Crafter kit with new stainless pistons. No issues with this kit at all. Comes complete including a new bleeder screw and cap. Took some cleaning to get the corrosion out of the seal grooves. New pistons fit very tight, but some patience and time later they slipped in. Stainless line is from Galper/USA. These are nice pieces. You will have to fabricate your own bushings for the retainers as the new lines are much smaller than stock OD. I carefully cut my old molded in ones off the old line and used some plastic conduit inside them to take up the space. Once I had everything in place, I crimped the bends down to wet out the rubber. Worked well. Some rubber fuel line would have worked just as well. Brakes bled easily enough. I used the EBC "Double H" compound pads. These will wear you rotors quicker than other choices, but the stopping power is amazing. I wont put on enough miles to make much difference. When I want to stop - I want everything I can get.
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    ...Restoring my 12k CX500 turbo after 21 years of storage....

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    Looking beautiful so far. Now that you have rebuilt the brake system. Will you go back in with dot5? Honestly not sure what is popular now, but it will keep you from ever having to rebuild the internals again.
    Had a CX500 custom growing up, and miss it dearly. Windjammer fairing and full hard saddlebags and trunk. Spent 52 hours riding on my longest trip. Got off the bike at one point and snuggled into the soft concrete. Let me know if I can help.

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    Candid quality and others,Do not use dot 5 in these hondas you will have,a spongy brake Dot5.1 will work but not 5
    GET AN OIL FILTER ADAPTER

    Order The Quick Build Exhaust Pipes


    GET A QUICKSET VALVE TOOL


    Way to many bikes to maintain this list LOL !!

    email me at murray at murrayscarbs.com

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    Very Awesome job Murray!! You duh man!! I've been noting your references of parts and shops you mention in your build for my restoration. I've got quite a log building.

    Your restoration is truly inspirational. You can definitely see the love you have for this bike!!

    Look forward to more photos and threads on this......
    Sometimes you just can't fix "Stupid!"

    1982 Honda CX 500 TC-:in love:-just purchased and currently tore down to replace the stator.
    2009 HD Sportster XL1200 C-:furious:-2009 upgraded to Harley. Love the ride. Loud pipes save lives
    2005 Kawasaki 125-:yawn:-2005. 71mpg. Great bike for small commutes. upgraded to Harley
    1982 Honda CX 500 TC-:in love:-1987-88. Fun bike to ride in the mountain highways of CO.
    1982 Honda CX 500C-1986.:crazy: great bike and fun to ride

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    Any updates on those gasket templates?
    Sometimes you just can't fix "Stupid!"

    1982 Honda CX 500 TC-:in love:-just purchased and currently tore down to replace the stator.
    2009 HD Sportster XL1200 C-:furious:-2009 upgraded to Harley. Love the ride. Loud pipes save lives
    2005 Kawasaki 125-:yawn:-2005. 71mpg. Great bike for small commutes. upgraded to Harley
    1982 Honda CX 500 TC-:in love:-1987-88. Fun bike to ride in the mountain highways of CO.
    1982 Honda CX 500C-1986.:crazy: great bike and fun to ride

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    I see you used the Pirelli Sport Demons, looks like the front is the oversize 110/80-18. Did you use the oversize 130/80-17 for the rear?
    What clearance do you have to the front forks and rear swingarm with the wider tires?
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    Quote Originally Posted by murrayf View Post
    Candid quality and others,Do not use dot 5 in these hondas you will have,a spongy brake Dot5.1 will work but not 5
    Not to hijack this wonderful build, but if you want the facts on dot 5 Selecting Brake Fluid.

    2% compression difference would be really hard to notice.
    Had a CX500 custom growing up, and miss it dearly. Windjammer fairing and full hard saddlebags and trunk. Spent 52 hours riding on my longest trip. Got off the bike at one point and snuggled into the soft concrete. Let me know if I can help.

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    go read what honda and the fireblade forum ect has to say

    or the goldwing forums

    or the sohc forum

    about silicone fluid in older bikes with imporegnated lines and and sturated seals

    why introduce any of these issue i have seen quite few messes from this that have cost owners 3-400 dollars and missed rides to fix
    GET AN OIL FILTER ADAPTER

    Order The Quick Build Exhaust Pipes


    GET A QUICKSET VALVE TOOL


    Way to many bikes to maintain this list LOL !!

    email me at murray at murrayscarbs.com

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