Honda CX500, CX650, GL500, GL650 Silver Wing Repair Manual 1978-1983

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Honda CX500, CX650, GL500, GL650 Silver Wing Repair Manual 1978-1983
Honda CX500, CX650, GL500, GL650 Silver Wing Repair Manual 1978-1983
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The 1978-1983 Honda CX500, CX650, GL500, GL650 Silver Wing Repair Manual by Clymer covers models indicated, including:

  • Honda CX500 Standard 1978
  • Honda CX500 Custom, CX500 Deluxe
  • Honda CX650 Custom 1979-1982
  • Honda Silver Wing GL500 1981-1982
  • Honda GL500 Interstate 1981-1982
  • Honda CX650C 1983
  • Honda SilverWing GL650 1983
  • Honda GL650 Interstate 1983

Book Excerpt: 1978-1983 Honda CX500, CX650, GL500, GL650 Silver Wing Repair Manual

CAPACITOR DISCHARGE IGNITION

The Honda CX500 is equipped with a capacitor discharge ignition (CDI) system. This solid state system uses no breaker points or other moving parts. Figure 29 illustrates the capacitor discharge system.

Alternating current from the alternator is rectified and used to charge the capacitor.

As the piston approaches the firing position, a pulse from the signal coil is rectified, shaped, and then used to trigger the silicon controlled rectifier (SCR) which in turn allows the capacitor to discharge quickly into the primary circuit of the ignition coil, where the voltage is stepped up in the secondary circuit to a value sufficient to fire the spark plug.

CDI CAUTIONS

Certain measures must be taken to protect the capacitor discharge system. Damage to the semiconductors in the system may occur if the following precautions are not observed.

  1. Never reverse the battery connections. If battery polarity is wrong, damage will occur to the voltage regulator/ rectifier, alternator, and CDI system.
  2. Do not disconnect the battery when the engine is running. A voltage surge will occur which will damage the voltage regulator/ rectifier and possibly burn out the lights.

FUEL AND EXHAUST SYSTEMS: CARBURETORS
An accelerator pump circuit has been added to the carburetors on 1980-on models to aid performance when accelerating (Figure 67).

The accelerator pump assembly is part of the left-hand carburetor and the fuel is delivered to the right-hand carburetor via the accelerator pump joint pipe.

Removal, installation, disassembly and assembly are the same as on previous models with the exception of the accelerator pump assembly and a limiter cap on the pilot screw.

Both of these service procedures are included in this section of this supplement.


Subject: 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 Honda CX500, CX650, GL500, GL650 Silver Wing service, maintenance, repair. ISBN-10: 0892872950 | ISBN-13: 9780892872954 | Clymer M335

Specifications
  • Publisher: Clymer Series / Haynes Manuals
  • Pages: 296 - Hundreds of b&w photos and illustrations
  • Binding: Paperback - 7 x 10 inches
  • ISBN: 978-0-89287-295-4
  • Years: 1978 - 1983
Table of Contents
TABLE of CONTENTS:
  • General Information
  • Troubleshooting
  • Lubrication, Maintenance and Tune-up
  • Engine
  • Clutch and Transmission
  • Fuel, Power Valve and Exhaust Systems
  • Ignition System
  • Cooling System
  • Front Suspension and Steering
  • Rear Suspension
  • Brakes
  • Suspension Adjustment
  • Wiring Diagrams
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mike verified customerMay 13, 2019
clymer honda cx 500 gl500 gl650
very nice
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Mark storcz verified customerMarch 2, 2018
Review of cx650 repair manual
Very useful book to have, all info needed to repair your motorcycle is there! This book is worth the money spent on it to repair your motorcycle.. Very pleased with my purchase..
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esc8engn verified customerSeptember 18, 2016
Very good, but could use a more complete index
Standard fare. Has good appendix for '82 GL changes in brakes and suspension. Used several chapters to successfully overhaul brakes, plugs and air filter.

Looking up something like Idle Adjust can be tedious because the index is very abreviated.

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Boofer verified customerAugust 26, 2016
Good photos and clear instructions.
This manual is like all Clymer's manuals. Clear photos and instructions. My GL500 is 35 years years old. I can't find parts on the next corner, so a little help to keep me from making expensive mistakes is welcome. I've been wrenching on motorcycles since the early 70's, but I can still use a little 'book learning' because every make and model is different. This is not my first Clymer manual.
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