Question about 1979 Honda CX 500 A

1 Answer

1979 Honda CX 500 key switch?

I have a 1979 Honda CX500 that I need to replace the keyed ignition switch on. When I bought the bike from a local shop, there were no keys to it. I also need to replace the lock on the gas cap as those keys were missing too. Lastly I need to replace the brake master cylinder and choke cable. Those look pretty simple. How do I replace the ignition switch? the gas cap should not be an issue, right? Hopefully this will not be a major problem and will be something I can do myself without taking it back to the shop and having them do it. any help would be greatly appreciated! I do not know if it is a CX500 A or B. I can get that info if needed.

Posted by on

  • Frank Mitchell
    Frank Mitchell Jul 29, 2013

    Thank y'all for the help. I will see if I can find the code.
    That would save me money for sure.

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Cheetah:

    An expert who has answered 20 or more questions within one hour.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Honda Expert
  • 120 Answers
Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
  • 330 Answers

SOURCE: 2005 Honda Goldwing- Electrical issue. Bright

sounds like a wire has been added the wrong way or wires have damage, switch could be the culprit. Does the kill switch work? I would be checking all wires and the conectors for heat damage (melting).And fuses for all circuts. if low beam is used does key work to stop engine?

Posted on Apr 04, 2010

  • 8404 Answers

SOURCE: HONDA CBR 125RW (2007) I have lost ignition key. I

Keys here in the USA most likely come from Honda ... because most places (hardware store, discount store, locksmith) will not stock them ... Keys I am familiar with here don't have a electronic chip in them.

Easiest solution is replace the ignition switch, though most dealers should be able to cut you a key based on the VIN. If you replace the lock, make sure you get a couple spare keys made.

If you are really despirate ... the ignition switch is after all only a two position switch ... Off/on. Get a toggle switch and make it work (this is for people with advanced skills)

Posted on May 06, 2010

Testimonial: "Thank You for your input and suggestions. I must tell you that the reason the bike would not start with the professionally cut keys is because I had left it on the stand DOH! You have to release the stand to start the bike and as a new rider I had no idea. Thanks again and Best Regards from Sydney Australia"

bikersteveuk
  • 20 Answers

SOURCE: 1981 CX 500 B: 1981 Honda CX500 idles at about 2500 rpm. How to ...

under the carbs there is a little black screw turn this by hand anti clockwise until 1-1500 revs if this doesnt work the choke may not be going all the way off or pilot screws under float bowls in recess been adjusted too far screw gently all the way in DO NOT over tighten then unscrew approx 1.5 turns out on both carbs if your experiencing flooding from carbs the bowls need to be removed and the pilot jet attached to the float needs replacing hope this helps steve

Posted on Aug 06, 2010

heimlich
  • 1978 Answers

SOURCE: i lost my keys to

Your ignition switch , helmet lock , and gas cap have key codes on them. Example #345A56 the last three letters or digits are the key code #A56 in this case. You can take off your ignition switch and take it to a dealer or locksmith and they can make you a key from the code. Check your owners manual in case your dealer was nice enough to write it down for you.

Posted on Aug 23, 2010

  • 738 Answers

SOURCE: lost key to "81" honda goldwing GL1100 standard

hi, you are more likely to find the key code on 1 of the other locks on the bike like the seat lock, if you can remove the seat, and the lock, in the old days manufactors would put the code on the lock normaly wher you cant see it a good locksmith will make you a key if you take him the lock, paul

Posted on Jan 18, 2011

Testimonial: "thanks alot for the info, "

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

1979 Honda CX 500 A misfires badly


Hi, Anonymous and the usual suspects are:
1. Severely discharged or a damaged battery should have 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a cursory reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage the battery is faulty and must be replaced, AGM batteries fail in this scenario more so than lead acid batteries.
2. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
3. Spark plugs in bad condition or partially fouled.
4. Spark plug cables in bad condition and leaking check for spark leakage in the dark
5. Spark plug gap too close or too wide.
6. Faulty ignition coil, module, and or sensor.
7. Loose, dirty, or corroded ignition module connector at crankcase.
8. Faulty CKP or CMP, MAP, ETS, ATS, TPS, O2 sensor.
9. Dirty air filter.
10. Intake air leak.
11. Water, dirt, or rust in the fuel system.
12. Carburetor contaminated, sticky float, plugged jets.
13. Carburetor vacuum diaphragm torn, cracked, not seated or installed improperly.
14. Multiple carburetors out of sync.
15. Fuel filter clogged.
16. Old or contaminated fuel.
17. Fuel tank vent system plugged or carb vent line closed off.
18. Gas cap diaphragm valve faulty.
19. Vacuum line from intake manifold to fuel valve is broken, cracked, pinched, or missing.
20. Carburetor controls misadjusted.
21. Incorrect valve timing.
22. Valve springs floating, weak, or broken.
23. Damaged intake or exhaust valve.
24. Incompatible performance parts.
25. Control module may be in "LIMP" mode
26. Check for engine trouble codes.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
Honda CX500 Ignition Problems Tech Corner Motorcycle Classics
http://robdavistelford.co.uk/webspace/cx500/wontgo
Honda CX500 Shop Manual
http://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-honda
Honda CX500 CUSTOM Owner Manual

May 24, 2014 | 1979 Honda CX 500 A

1 Answer

1979 Honda CX500 replace clutch cable


Hi, Frank for this scenario you will need your service, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Honda, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing and printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
Clutch Cable Routing
How to replace your clutch cable GL1100 DIY Articles goldwingdocs com
Honda CX500 Shop Manual
http://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-honda
Honda CX500 CUSTOM Owner Manual

Jul 22, 2017 | 1979 Honda CX 500 A

1 Answer

1979 Honda CX500 replace the key switch


Hi, Frank for this scenario you will need your service, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Honda, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
Replacing Ignition Switch
Relocating the ignition switch on the Honda CX500 Moto Fugazi Build Part 23
Honda CX500 Shop Manual
http://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-honda
Honda CX500 CUSTOM Owner Manual

Jul 28, 2013 | 1979 Honda CX 500 A

1 Answer

1979 Honda CX 500 A part numbers


Hi, Anonymous for this scenario you will need your service, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Honda, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
1979 Honda CX500 OEM Parts
Honda Motorcycle 1979 CX500 OEM Parts Partzilla com
Honda CX500 Service Manual right click the chapter you want and save as
http://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-honda
http://mybikemanuals.com/honda/honda-cx-owners-manuals

Jul 03, 2013 | 1979 Honda CX 500 A

1 Answer

HOW TO REMOVE AN IGNITION SWITCH FROM A GOLD WING


Hi, Deer for this scenario you will need your service/owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Honda, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
ignition key switch removal GL1100 Information Questions goldwingdocs com
Ignition Switch remove and replace
Honda GL1200D Shop Manual
http://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-honda
Honda GL1200 1986 Owner Manual

Aug 28, 2012 | 1985 Honda GL 1200 Aspencade Gold Wing

1 Answer

I just bought a 83' Honda ascot vt500 and it started up fine when i picked it up and it and ran perfectly. However, in order to start the bike the previous owner had wired a toggle switch to the...


Hi, Blinddogs12 nice novella you obviously have a wiring issue that requires a professional diagnosis for this situation I would call my local dealer or reputable shop's service/parts department and inquire about any possible quick fix, answers, or parts inquiry. If necessary, transport your bike to the dealer or shop and have a professional technician take it for a test drive, if it is in running condition, and give you a written estimate of repairs and answer any specific questions you may have about your problem. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
1984 Honda VT500 Ascot wiring diagram Google Search
Honda Motorcycle Wiring Diagrams
http://www.hondavt500.com/83%2088%20vt500E%20wiring.jpg
Moto Data Project
http://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-honda
1984 VT500 Ascot Owner Manual Helm Incorporated

Mar 06, 2017 | 1984 Honda vt 500 ft ascot

1 Answer

If you lose your keys, can Honda replace the keys for a 1996 honda rebel?


you can try and call Honda -- but I doubt they will be able to get you the keys. ( give them the VIN number and see if they have a record of the keycode -- you will want to call the dealership where the bike was bought ).
the next best way to get keys made is to take the igniton switch down to your local locksmith shop and have them make a key for it. now there is a chance that if you look on the helmet lock there might be a key code and with this code the lock shop can make the key from that. also look in your owners manual to see if the keycode got written down in there by the original owner.

c...

Feb 06, 2011 | 1996 Honda CMX 250 Rebel

1 Answer

1979 CX500. When you push the start button why does light dim


The starter button when pushed in half way turns the power off to the lights so more electricity can be used for powering the ignition and starter at the same time. If you press lightly you can turn off the lights with out engaging the starter. Pressing all the way down engages the starter. The button is a two position switch. Carefully take it apart , clean it and put it back together and you may fix the problem.I have three old Honda motorcycles that all have right hand switch assemblies wired to them from other bikes (Because the original was no longer available) You should be able to rewire any Honda two cable switch too work on your bike.

May 06, 2010 | 1979 Honda CX 500 A

1 Answer

No power


I guess you have to check the wiring starting from the battery to the fuse box right to the ignition switch , sometimes wires snap at around the steering column and due to the age of yr bike porbabley some wires may have snapped around there at the lower triple tree.
Hope this helps.

May 21, 2009 | 1979 Honda CX 500 A

Not finding what you are looking for?
1979 Honda CX 500 A Logo

251 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Honda Experts

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

4536 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76846 Answers

bazzz7071
bazzz7071

Level 2 Expert

342 Answers

Are you a Honda Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...