Fixing Molly, a 1981 Honda CX500c

Here are pictures of all the things done to Molly to get her to work well. When we brought the bike home, the first thing we did was change the handlebars. CX500 Customs have hangar handlebars like cruisers. The hand position is really uncomfortable and can cause tendinitis. Besides, I…

1981 Honda CX500c wiring

She works! Two nights ago, after getting home from the shop, I looked at the Honda manual’s electrical diagram thinking about why the front brake, headlight, and running lights work, but not the rear brake, turn signals, oil and clutch lights. The problem with figuring it out was that the…

Wire gauge

So, I have to replace some wires on old Molly. She’s a 1981 Honda CX500c. It looks like someone replaced the entire wire harness, because on her model, the flasher relay should be located in the headlamp fixture, but the gray wire to connect it runs to the back like…

Bike upgrade!

It’s been a while since blogging about Georgia. Well, that’s because she’s been in the shop. Jason and I decided we’d fix her ourselves. We changed the chain and the rear sprocket, which was bent when hit by a car. The tire has been balanced, and Jason took her for…