20 Most Recent 1983 Honda CBX 550 F-F2 Questions & Answers


Hi, Anonymous parts swapping is common with most motorcycles when it comes to interchangeable or compatible parts from one model with another the best thing to do is call your local Dealership Parts Department or a reputable independent shop. If your location is not near a shop then go online and find a parts catalog or "FICHE" and match part numbers depending on your criteria.
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1983 Honda CBX... | Answered on Nov 16, 2017


Hi, Anonymous for this scenario you will need your service manual, 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.
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1983 Honda CBX... | Answered on Nov 14, 2017


Hi, Anonymous before testing any electrical component in the Starting System it is "IMPERATIVE" that you have a fully charged battery of 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage, the battery is faulty and must be replaced. AGM type batteries fall into this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
1. Ignition Switch not in the "ON" position.
2. Engine Run Switch in the "OFF" position.
3. Check the 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.
4. Bank angle sensor needs a reset or is faulty.
5. FOB battery low or dead.
6. Faulty ignition switch.
7. Faulty starter button.
8. Faulty kickstand, clutch, neutral safety switch.
9. Security alarm needs a reset.
10. Starter relay, solenoid, starter motor or circuit wiring faulty.
11. Starter armature or field coils have failed.
12. Main fuse or circuit breaker may be blown or faulty.
13. Faulty ignition relay.
14. The electric starter is working but starter clutch has failed.
15. Check for engine trouble codes.
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1983 Honda CBX... | Answered on Oct 02, 2017


Hi, Anonymous and the usual suspects are:
1. Fuel tank empty.
2. The fuel tank has old dead gas.
3. Fuel tank bottom contaminated with ethanol sludge, dirt, water, rust, etc.
4. Fuel supply valve/petcock turned off.
5. Fouled spark plugs.
6. Engine flooded as a result of overuse of the enrichner.
7. Vacuum hose to the fuel supply valve/petcock disconnected, broken, cracked, or pinched.
8. Fuel valve/petcock or filter clogged.
9. Fuel line to carburetor or throttle body pinched, kinked or blocked.
10. Carburetor float stuck.
11. Fuel injectors clogged.
12. Fuel injectors stuck open.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. Loose or corroded wire connection at the coil or plug between ignition sensor and ECM module.
16. Spark plug cables in bad condition and shorting check for spark leakage in the dark, cable connections loose, or connected to the wrong cylinders.
17. Ignition timing incorrect due to a faulty ignition coil, ignition module or MAP, CMP, CKP, O2, TPS, ETP, IAC sensors.
18. Faulty neutral, clutch lever, or kickstand safety switch.
19. Faulty fuel pump or fuse or relay.
20. A stuck bent or burnt valve.
21. Tilt sensor needs a reset.
22. Security system not disarming alarm needs a reset.
23. Check for engine trouble codes.
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1983 Honda CBX... | Answered on Jul 27, 2017


The instruments have nylon gears and are prone to squealing when dry. Spray liberal amounts of PB Blaster into the cable ports. The graphite powder will not migrate to the gears. Repeat with the blaster spay if needed, do not over do the spray treatments. Spray some blaster in the cables too.

1983 Honda CBX... | Answered on Mar 03, 2017


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1983 Honda CBX... | Answered on Nov 01, 2016


My bet is that it is actually coming from the speedometer. Try disconnecting either end of the speedo cable and see if the noise stops. If so, then all you need to do is apply a drop or two (but no more!) of oil into the speedometer-head bushing. Do this by removing the instrument cluster so you can flip it over - then put some light viscosity oil into the area where the speedo cable goes in. CAUTION; do not use more than one or two drops of oil - and do not leave the instruments upside down for any length of time. Failure to heed these warnings can cause oil to drip onto the face of the unit, making an unsightly (and un-fixable) mess.

Please let me know if this fixes the noise.

1983 Honda CBX... | Answered on Jun 10, 2015


Buy 'Seafoam', put it in your fuel tank - about half the 16oz bottle, and keep turning over the bike. It will eventually clear out what is blocking your fuel and the bike will run. You will need to put the next half in the next tank of fuel. This stuff is amazing and can be found for sale on E-bay. No matter the cost, just get it. I tried everything else with my fuel issue and this is the only stuff that worked. All other fuel or carby cleaners just didn't cut it. It cleared it out within two tanks - half a bottle in the first tank, half a bottle in the second.

1983 Honda CBX... | Answered on Aug 03, 2014


i would be looking at the battery it sounds like its not as good as you think it is,,,my honda give me lots of greef all down to the battery, and if its been standing around this long i would go around all the wireing joints cleaning every joint one at a time so you dont get lost and put some vaserlean/ petroleum jelly on every joint as for the switches get a tin of switch cleaner and give then a realy good swilling with it work in well into all the switches it has an oil in it that wont hurt any switches but it will clean and lub them
with only having 12 volts in the battery it realy dont take much of a dirty joint to stop it working it may look clean but it could still be to dirty to work well scrub the fuse box till its shiny clean then use the switch cleaner on it and after that use the pertroleum jelly on the fuses and all joints "every joint!"

1983 Honda CBX... | Answered on Aug 03, 2014


its a carburation problem. probably due to either your choke sticking open or your fuel air mixture set up incorrect. check your plugs and have a look at the condition. if they are black and sooty your mixture is too rich. if theyre wet you possibly have a weak spark so check plug condition etc.
if you can give me more info i maybe able to advise further.

1983 Honda CBX... | Answered on Aug 03, 2014


Buy 'Seafoam', put it in your fuel tank - about half the 16oz bottle, and keep turning over the bike. It will eventually clear out what is blocking your fuel and the bike will run. You will need to put the next half in the next tank of fuel. This stuff is amazing and can be found for sale on E-bay. No matter the cost, just get it. I tried everything else with my fuel issue and this is the only stuff that worked. All other fuel or carby cleaners just didn't cut it.

1983 Honda CBX... | Answered on Aug 03, 2014


If the fuel is a year old, Replace all of it.Stabilizers are not restorers. Your backfiring may very well be due to the inconsistancy of the fuel. Try it and see if that gets you flying.. good luck

1983 Honda CBX... | Answered on Aug 03, 2014


sorry to tell you this but it might be the head. This model ran a no bearing head for the cams and they wear out. If it is the chain you got lucky, there are after market quality chains and tensioners out there

1983 Honda CBX... | Answered on Nov 20, 2013


Greetings from Bermagui have you checked either the cdi unit or the coil pack? they made need replacing good luck 7 let me know how you got on
cheers

1983 Honda CBX... | Answered on Mar 21, 2013


Clean fresh gas? Checked the spark? The spark plug wire ends should be replaceable. They usually just twist, or unscrew, from the wires. They can get corroded or just plain wear out just like a cars spark plug wires do.

1983 Honda CBX... | Answered on Aug 24, 2011


Have a look on E-bay, they have quite a few.

1983 Honda CBX... | Answered on Aug 05, 2011


Have you tried dave silver spares
Www.davidsilverspares.co.uk

1983 Honda CBX... | Answered on Apr 20, 2011


hi you can still get the fork stancions the tube part from dave silver spares, see link below http://www.davidsilverspares.co.uk/CBX550/

1983 Honda CBX... | Answered on Dec 17, 2010


yes, automatic transmission fluid is fine. it is the correct weight for standard suspension. The thicker the oil, the harder your front forks will be.

1983 Honda CBX... | Answered on May 23, 2010

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