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    Does this sound okay?

    So much of working on old vehicles depends on sound and smell.
    I put the carbs back together and back on the CX last night. I'm not 100% what this is supposed to sound like, so I took video.

    Bike started immediately (cold start, choke fully on to start).
    No fuel leaking anymore.
    Both sides are firing.
    Sounds pretty good to me, but I have no comparison experience.

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    Sounds about right.
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    Sounds good. The whizz of the cooler fan. The buzz of the timing chain. The soft drum roll of the valve tappets. The staccato fireworks from the purring cylinders...popular music to the ears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by izak View Post
    Sounds good. The whizz of the cooler fan. The buzz of the timing chain. The soft drum roll of the valve tappets. The staccato fireworks from the purring cylinders...popular music to the ears.
    Aural Poetry?
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    Yes, Adoon. It is all there. You did a good job. Sit back(in the saddle) and enjoyyyyyy.
    Proud owner - Honda GL 500 D ( Silverwing) , 1981/2 model, unmodified , with non original panniers and top box Also original parallel Keihin carbs with no acceleration pump, plus an autotensioner for the cam chain.

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    Not sure if it smells right.
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