Question about 1985 Honda CX 500 B
If the battery is charged, its charged..... redpoint5 is right, check the battery when hot... If the battery was not charging i would then look into the charging system, rectifier, etc.... Is it an air cooled engine? Sometimes engines can get a little warped when hot... My grandfather had Corvair vans as taxis that somehow always got overheated, after that they would never start hot. So, he had to leave them running all day.... If your battery is OK you may want to have a look at your starter.... Or, bypass the selenoid with a jumper cable and see if the starter kicks over fine when jumped directly...... That would indicate a bad or worn selenoid.
Posted on Nov 20, 2008
No kidding, try changing/adding oil. I have had similar problems when my cx500 and gl1100 are hot and the oils low--it's thin, slips down fast and just tough to start when holding in clutch lever. If I put it in neutral, it'll start up MUCH easier since the clutch is disengaged all the way. but still the oil is low when the clutch misbehaves like this.
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