Honda Service Repair Manuals


1978 CX500'78

  • ENGINE
    • Engine Type: 497 cc, water cooled, v-twin, 4-stroke
    • Bore and Stroke: 78 mm x 52 mm
    • Compression ratio 10:1
    • Valves: 4 valves/cylinder
    • Fuel system (A series): VB 36 A / 35 mm
    • Fuel system (B series): VB 36 B / 35 mm
    • Horsepower (A series): 50 hp (37.3 kW) @ 9000 rpm
    • Horsepower (B series): 27 hp (20.1 kW) @ 6500 rpm
    • Torque (A series): 43 Nm (31.7 ft. lbs) @ 7000 rpm
    • Torque (B series): 35 Nm (25.8 ft. lbs) @ 4000 rpm
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission type: 5 speed
    • Final Drive: Shaft
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • Front Tire: 3.25-19
    • Rear Tire: 3.75-18
    • Front Brakes: dual disc with 1-piston calipers
  • DIMENSION
    • Overall length 2205 mm (86.8 inches)
    • Overall width: 620 mm (24.4 inches)
    • Overall height: 1160 mm (45.7 inches)
    • Wheelbase: 1455 mm (57.3 inches)
    • Fuel capacity: - reserve 17 litres (4.5 gallon US)
    • Dry weight: 217 kg (478.4 pounds)
  • OTHER
    • Colors:
      • Black
      • Candy Presto Red
    • The Fuel tank stripe was red with white pinstripes
    • The "CX500" side cover emblem was chrome with red accent
    • The bike had silver comstar wheels
    • The control levers were silver
    • The master cylinder was round
    • The serial number began CX500-2000001.
1978 Honda CX500
1978 Honda CX500'78

1979 CX500'79

  • ENGINE
    • Engine Type: 497 cc, water cooled, v-twin, 4-stroke
    • Bore and Stroke: 78 mm x 52 mm
    • Compression ratio 10:1
    • Valves: 4 valves/cylinder
    • Fuel system (A series): VB 36 A / 35 mm
    • Fuel system (B series): VB 36 B / 35 mm
    • Horsepower (A series): 50 hp (37.3 kW) @ 9000 rpm
    • Horsepower (B series): 27 hp (20.1 kW) @ 6500 rpm
    • Torque (A series): 43 Nm (31.7 ft. lbs) @ 7000 rpm
    • Torque (B series): 35 Nm (25.8 ft. lbs) @ 4000 rpm
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission type: 5 speed
    • Final Drive: Shaft
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • Front Tire: 3.25-19
    • Rear Tire: 3.75-18
    • Front Brakes: dual disc with 1-piston calipers
  • DIMENSION
    • Overall length 2205 mm (86.8 inches)
    • Overall width: 620 mm (24.4 inches)
    • Overall height: 1160 mm (45.7 inches)
    • Wheelbase: 1455 mm (57.3 inches)
    • Fuel capacity: - reserve 17 litres (4.5 gallon US)
    • Dry weight: 217 kg (478.4 pounds)
  • OTHER
    • Colors:
      • Candy Presto Red
      • Black
    • The gas tank is maroon with gold pinstripes
    • The "CX500" side cover emblem was gold with red accent
    • The wheels are comstar
    • The black spoke rim covers were deleted
    • The control levers were black anodized
    • The master cylinder was rectangular
    • The serial number began CX500-2100001
1979 CX500
1979 CX500

1980 CX500'80

  • ENGINE
    • Engine Type: 497 cc, water cooled, v-twin, 4-stroke
    • Bore and Stroke: 78 mm x 52 mm
    • Compression ratio 10:1
    • Valves: 4 valves/cylinder
    • Fuel system (A series): VB 36 A / 35 mm
    • Fuel system (B series): VB 36 B / 35 mm
    • Horsepower (A series): 50 hp (37.3 kW) @ 9000 rpm
    • Horsepower (B series): 27 hp (20.1 kW) @ 6500 rpm
    • Torque (A series): 43 Nm (31.7 ft. lbs) @ 7000 rpm
    • Torque (B series): 35 Nm (25.8 ft. lbs) @ 4000 rpm
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission type: 5 speed
    • Final Drive: Shaft
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • Front Tire: 3.25-19
    • Rear Tire: 3.75-18
    • Front Brakes: dual disc with 1-piston calipers
  • DIMENSION
    • Overall length 2205 mm (86.8 inches)
    • Overall width: 620 mm (24.4 inches)
    • Overall height: 1160 mm (45.7 inches)
    • Wheelbase: 1455 mm (57.3 inches)
    • Fuel capacity: - reserve 17 litres (4.5 gallon US)
    • Dry weight: 217 kg (478.4 pounds)
  • OTHER
    • Colors:
      • Candy Presto Red
      • Black
    • The gas tank is maroon with gold pinstripes
    • The "CX500" side cover emblem was gold with red accent
    • The wheels are comstar
    • The black spoke rim covers were deleted
    • The control levers were black anodized
    • The master cylinder was rectangular
    • The serial number began CX500-2100001

1981 CX500

  • ENGINE
    • Engine Type: 497 cc, water cooled, v-twin, 4-stroke
    • Bore and Stroke: 78 mm x 52 mm
    • Compression ratio 10:1
    • Valves: 4 valves/cylinder
    • Fuel system (A series): VB 36 A / 35 mm
    • Fuel system (B series): VB 36 B / 35 mm
    • Horsepower (A series): 50 hp (37.3 kW) @ 9000 rpm
    • Horsepower (B series): 27 hp (20.1 kW) @ 6500 rpm
    • Torque (A series): 43 Nm (31.7 ft. lbs) @ 7000 rpm
    • Torque (B series): 35 Nm (25.8 ft. lbs) @ 4000 rpm
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission type: 5 speed
    • Final Drive: Shaft
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • Front Tire: 3.25-19
    • Rear Tire: 4.00-18
    • Front Brakes: dual disc with 1-piston calipers
  • DIMENSION
    • Overall length 2205 mm (86.8 inches)
    • Overall width: 620 mm (24.4 inches)
    • Overall height: 1160 mm (45.7 inches)
    • Wheelbase: 1455 mm (57.3 inches)
    • Fuel capacity: reserve 17 litres (4.5 gallon US)
    • Dry weight: 217 kg (478.4 pounds)
  • OTHER
    • Colors:
      • Candy Presto Red
      • Black
    • The gas tank is maroon with gold pinstripes
    • The "CX500" side cover emblem was gold with red accent
    • The wheels are comstar
    • The black spoke rim covers were deleted
    • The control levers were black anodized
    • The master cylinder was rectangular
    • The serial number began CX500-2100001
1981 CX500
1981 CX500
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1982 CX500

  • ENGINE
    • Engine Type: 497 cc, water cooled, v-twin, 4-stroke
    • Bore and Stroke: 78 mm x 52 mm
    • Compression ratio 10:1
    • Valves: 4 valves/cylinder
    • Fuel system (A series): VB 36 A / 35 mm
    • Fuel system (B series): VB 36 B / 35 mm
    • Horsepower (A series): 50 hp (37.3 kW) @ 9000 rpm
    • Horsepower (B series): 27 hp (20.1 kW) @ 6500 rpm
    • Torque (A series): 43 Nm (31.7 ft. lbs) @ 7000 rpm
    • Torque (B series): 35 Nm (25.8 ft. lbs) @ 4000 rpm
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission type: 5 speed
    • Final Drive: Shaft
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • Front Tire: 3.25-19
    • Rear Tire: 4.00-18
    • Front Brakes: dual disc with 1-piston calipers
  • DIMENSION
    • Overall length 2205 mm (86.8 inches)
    • Overall width: 620 mm (24.4 inches)
    • Overall height: 1160 mm (45.7 inches)
    • Wheelbase: 1455 mm (57.3 inches)
    • Fuel capacity: reserve 17 litres (4.5 gallon US)
    • Dry weight: 217 kg (478.4 pounds)
  • OTHER
    • Colors:
      • Candy Presto Red
      • Black
    • The gas tank is maroon with gold pinstripes
    • The "CX500" side cover emblem was gold with red accent
    • The wheels are comstar
    • The black spoke rim covers were deleted
    • The control levers were black anodized
    • The master cylinder was rectangular
    • The serial number began CX500-2100001
1982 CX500
1982 CX500

1983 CX500

  • ENGINE
    • Engine Type: 497 cc, water cooled, v-twin, 4-stroke
    • Bore and Stroke: 78 mm x 52 mm
    • Compression ratio 10:1
    • Valves: 4 valves/cylinder
    • Fuel system (A series): VB 36 A / 35 mm
    • Fuel system (B series): VB 36 B / 35 mm
    • Horsepower (A series): 50 hp (37.3 kW) @ 9000 rpm
    • Horsepower (B series): 27 hp (20.1 kW) @ 6500 rpm
    • Torque (A series): 43 Nm (31.7 ft. lbs) @ 7000 rpm
    • Torque (B series): 35 Nm (25.8 ft. lbs) @ 4000 rpm
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission type: 5 speed
    • Final Drive: Shaft
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • Front Tire: 3.25-19
    • Rear Tire: 4.00-18
    • Front Brakes: dual disc with 1-piston calipers
  • DIMENSION
    • Overall length 2205 mm (86.8 inches)
    • Overall width: 620 mm (24.4 inches)
    • Overall height: 1160 mm (45.7 inches)
    • Wheelbase: 1455 mm (57.3 inches)
    • Fuel capacity: reserve 17 litres (4.5 gallon US)
    • Dry weight: 217 kg (478.4 pounds)
  • OTHER
    • Colors:
      • Candy Presto Red
      • Black
    • The gas tank is maroon with gold pinstripes
    • The "CX500" side cover emblem was gold with red accent
    • The wheels are comstar
    • The black spoke rim covers were deleted
    • The control levers were black anodized
    • The master cylinder was rectangular
    • The serial number began CX500-2100001

1984 CX500

  • ENGINE
    • Engine Type: 497 cc, water cooled, v-twin, 4-stroke
    • Bore and Stroke: 78 mm x 52 mm
    • Compression ratio 10:1
    • Valves: 4 valves/cylinder
    • Fuel system (A series): VB 36 A / 35 mm
    • Fuel system (B series): VB 36 B / 35 mm
    • Horsepower (A series): 50 hp (37.3 kW) @ 9000 rpm
    • Horsepower (B series): 27 hp (20.1 kW) @ 6500 rpm
    • Torque (A series): 43 Nm (31.7 ft. lbs) @ 7000 rpm
    • Torque (B series): 35 Nm (25.8 ft. lbs) @ 4000 rpm
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission type: 5 speed
    • Final Drive: Shaft
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • Front Tire: 3.25-19
    • Rear Tire: 4.00-18
    • Front Brakes: dual disc with 1-piston calipers
  • DIMENSION
    • Overall length 2205 mm (86.8 inches)
    • Overall width: 620 mm (24.4 inches)
    • Overall height: 1160 mm (45.7 inches)
    • Wheelbase: 1455 mm (57.3 inches)
    • Fuel capacity: reserve 17 litres (4.5 gallon US)
    • Dry weight: 217 kg (478.4 pounds)
  • OTHER



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