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Author Topic: Am I the Pontius Pilate of this CX500?  (Read 9895 times)

Offline cxman

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Re: Am I the Pontius Pilate of this CX500?
« Reply #80 on: Jan 09, 2018, 08:36:33 »
the cx500 is 10.5 to one compression and has a large rotor flywheel close to 7 lbs so it takes a bit of oomph

1978 CX650 Super Deluxe
1979 XS1100 Special
1974 xl350
1983 cx650 Custom
1973 cb750
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1981 cb650
1982 cb900 c
1974 kawasaki 350 bighorn
1983 GL1100 aspy full dress
1983 GL1100 Nekid
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Offline crazypj

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Re: Am I the Pontius Pilate of this CX500?
« Reply #81 on: Jan 09, 2018, 11:25:03 »
It's easier to put an ammeter in the circuit to test  ;) .
Even a cheap automotive one will give a real good idea of whats going on. I keep a couple with extension leads and alligator clips for testing various 'high amp' components. You can also use a shunt and ordinary multimeter. Easy shunt is 19" of 6 gauge wire, (measuring points are at 19") You'll get millivolts (or milliamps, it's years since I did this) which translate to direct amp load in shunt. I guess you have a couple of runners?
 It only takes a few minutes to set up and test
« Last Edit: Jan 09, 2018, 11:26:34 by crazypj »
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Re: Am I the Pontius Pilate of this CX500?
« Reply #82 on: Jan 09, 2018, 15:04:22 »
Or just get the bigger capacity battery to be sure.
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Offline cxman

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Re: Am I the Pontius Pilate of this CX500?
« Reply #83 on: Jan 09, 2018, 17:31:34 »
"Or just get the bigger capacity battery to be sure."

Yup
1978 CX650 Super Deluxe
1979 XS1100 Special
1974 xl350
1983 cx650 Custom
1973 cb750
1980 cb750
1981 cb650
1982 cb900 c
1974 kawasaki 350 bighorn
1983 GL1100 aspy full dress
1983 GL1100 Nekid
and a bunch of others

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Re: Am I the Pontius Pilate of this CX500?
« Reply #84 on: Feb 04, 2018, 04:46:08 »


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Re: Am I the Pontius Pilate of this CX500?
« Reply #85 on: Feb 04, 2018, 14:03:51 »
Blue nylon lockers shall be picked up
Tomorrow I knew I should
If used them... bracket came off on way home!!! Had to ride 45 mins no plate or rear light!!


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Re: Am I the Pontius Pilate of this CX500?
« Reply #86 on: Feb 04, 2018, 15:25:30 »
Oops.
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Re: Am I the Pontius Pilate of this CX500?
« Reply #87 on: Feb 13, 2018, 03:20:17 »
So continuing with the electrical aspects, I've laid out where things are to be mounted.

I've got this so far.



The spark units are a little far from the connectors on the loom. I think the idea of using the existing loom without alteration is a gonner.

The seat support has some bolt mounts 65mm apart...I believe for the rectifier/regulator. However, the mount holes on under side of the stock reg/rect are 68mm apart.





I could make new mounts, or drill out the holes in the regulator to fit........but after previous comments on upgrading the battery to a Lion battery, it seems that I will have to upgrade the regulator to cope with the extra juice generated, to prevent battery burnout.

I ended up buying a MOSFET regulator from Roadster Cycles.



Rethink location and drill new mounts.
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Re: Am I the Pontius Pilate of this CX500?
« Reply #88 on: Feb 13, 2018, 03:26:19 »
I finally managed to finish preps for all the parts to be sent to powdercoating.

I remembered seeing a youtube by Ginger Geordi Biker and his CX500......he got his frame back from powdercoaters but the coating covered the threaded mounts and he couldn't get his bolts on. Nothing that a tap can't fix, but I thought I'd beat the problem and so I placed bolts and nuts in every mount. Several of them are M10x1.25......not your common garden variety type, but was able to source some cheap ones at Super Cheap Autos.

The parts were delivered last week and I will have them ready to pick up at the end of the week.



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Re: Am I the Pontius Pilate of this CX500?
« Reply #89 on: Feb 13, 2018, 03:34:00 »
That previous post was a couple of weeks ago, and still waiting for frame to return from powdercoaters, and also for some parts to arrive.

It's been a while since I did much "real" work on the bike, so I decided to tackle some smaller things that could be started and finished within a couple of hours.

For those in the northern hemisphere too cold to go into their workshop, we in the south are experiencing some polar cap meltdown temperatures that are feeding your record snowfalls. It's all water after all. Bottom line is that I can't spend more than 2 hours in the shed before heatstroke sets in. Today was a little better so I chanced a small escapade.

First, some of you may recall that I butcheXXXX.......... dismantled the rear reverse comstar to salvage the hub. So today, I pulled the sandblasting box outside and prepped then painted it, as well as the radiator fan cowl.











I get the feeling that it's important to keep doing even small things, lest complacency set in and project becoming in danger of turning into storage and eventual fire sale.
Run out of zip ties? Dental floss is an excellent alternative.

1982 Honda CX500 Roadster build