View Full Version : Honda cx500c compression issue

04-05-2014, 6:56 PM
Just picked up a Honda cx500c for my mom to the ride, but its got a hell of a compression/power issue ( I could only do fifty in fifth gear and it dies if it idles at all...)
Manual says it might be from worn piston rings but my friend suggests its just a messy carb.
Any thoughts? Anyone know anything about these bikes?

04-05-2014, 10:18 PM
improperly adjusted valves could be a cause for low/no compression

04-05-2014, 10:57 PM
Thanks, I'll look into it