Honda CX500 Wont start!

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by Owen, Feb 8, 2004.

  1. Owen

    Owen Guest


    I have a 1981 CX500B. It has been in 'storage' for 4 years, and I have
    recently decided to recomission it for road use.

    I can get the bike to run on Bradex easy-start, but it will not run on
    petrol. The right hand curburettor is flooding, and I am sure petrol
    is getting into both carbs (If I release the float chamber screw
    petrol comes out.

    I have taken the slides off, and cleaned the needles, which were
    dirty, but it still wont start. This is really beginning to confuse

    Thanks, Owen.
    Owen, Feb 8, 2004
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  2. All the jets, etc will need cleaning out as well.
    The Older Gentleman, Feb 8, 2004
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  3. Owen

    Q Guest

    I would take the carbs off, put them on the bench, disassemble them and
    clean everything.

    Q (81 CX500C owner)
    Q, Feb 8, 2004
  4. Owen

    Owen Guest

    Sorry.. forgot to add that the jets are good... have cleaned them
    aswell.... any other ideas anyone? Thanks.
    Owen, Feb 9, 2004
  5. Owen

    Dave HD Guest

    How old is the fuel??
    Dave HD

    Dave HD, Feb 9, 2004
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