Question about 1979 Honda CX 500 A
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.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
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"
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
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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
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, "
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