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    Ride it , check the fluid level , ride it some more. My Cx400 took forever to settle down.
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    Thanks all! I think i'm going to ride it until winter then, triple it up. I might think about the Shep method depending on the weather. Thanks for all the info though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kskinny View Post
    Thanks all! I think i'm going to ride it until winter then, triple it up. I might think about the Shep method depending on the weather. Thanks for all the info though.
    When the bikes/Automotive vehicles have not been run for a while there's no coolant or or oil to lubricate the seals.Same with engine seals and brakes etc.Sometimes just running the bikes can cure things,for a while or ongoing.

    The worst thing you can do to any Automotive vehicle is not run it at least once a month for a decent period.This is why so many Motorcycles come out of,"Winterizing" for the,"Riding Season" and the owners have problems.

    Also if the bike is not going to be used daily put it on a Maintenance charger to preserve the battery life,

    Harbor Freight do what seems to be a decent one,

    https://www.harborfreight.com/12-vol...ger-62813.html

    and in the UK this is the one I recommend,

    Oxford Oximiser 601 Battery Charger Optimiser UK 12V Maximiser New - SALE | eBay


    Ultra high quality and includes a totally dead battery indicator(My Original Oxford charger is still going strong after 10 years I just wanted another for my garage and SV650).

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    I'm about to replace the seal in mine using the Shep method. I've removed the old rubber and springy thing insert and will give the metal cup a good clean up but I have a question regarding the silicone sealant. As I was going to replace the entire thing before I realised that my new seal and cup is oversized, I'd bought the Permatex waterpump & thermostat housing RTV silicone, I take it it's ok to use that?
    1980 CX500 Custom imported to the UK in 1993

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevo View Post
    I'm about to replace the seal in mine using the Shep method. I've removed the old rubber and springy thing insert and will give the metal cup a good clean up but I have a question regarding the silicone sealant. As I was going to replace the entire thing before I realised that my new seal and cup is oversized, I'd bought the Permatex waterpump & thermostat housing RTV silicone, I take it it's ok to use that?
    That's the stuff. I was thrown for a loop because they started calling it "gasket maker" sometime in the last few years.
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    I think this is the seal, somebody confirm this for me.At some point I will need it.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LWZ0N80...TF8?coliid=IWEB17KU7ZLZ0&colid=34V4T4R8JNMXU
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    It's the one I used, worked well.
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    Yep. I'm leaving the original metal cup in place and just moving the spring and rubber over. The new metal cups are made larger and won't fit unless you enlarge the hole. It's called the 'Shep' method I believe.
    1980 CX500 Custom imported to the UK in 1993

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    Here's mine as it is now.Name:  20170603_192234.jpg
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    1980 CX500 Custom imported to the UK in 1993

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