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1998 CB500

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Post by rZm on Tue 27 Mar 2012, 2:12 pm

So, and this officially my first bike.

After some years I decide to take the bike drivers license, after this is the time to choose the bike. Low price, easy maintenance, good drivability to a newbie and great reliability was the requisites.

After some search I found a 98 December with 40.000km, with a few cosmetic issues and a little looseness in steering gear.

The photos

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Sorry for my bad English
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Post by teamster1975 on Tue 27 Mar 2012, 2:17 pm

Nice looking bike apart from the few battle scars! Smile
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Post by rZm on Tue 27 Mar 2012, 2:18 pm

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Post by rZm on Tue 27 Mar 2012, 2:22 pm

before:
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after:
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only missing the last ebay order:
1998 CB500 $%28KGrHqV,%21ocE8VnjqYrCBP%28Jq3Qv,Q%7E%7E60_12
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Post by rZm on Tue 27 Mar 2012, 2:35 pm

Next mods will be:
- R&G Crash Protectors
- Repaint the Steering Yoke top
- Bought a used center stand, but don't came with the pivot (waiting for it from Honda dealer)
- Fuel Stainless steel round exhaust

And it's ready for daily use and give some rest to my Civic VTi Very Happy
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Post by rZm on Wed 28 Mar 2012, 1:11 am

and it arrives today. have a few usage marks, but with some DIY I think I can put it fine Smile

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Post by rZm on Wed 11 Apr 2012, 11:36 pm

This week the CB500 came my daily driver, today I tried to pull some rpm in 4th gear, and it's when I felt the clutch sliding... is it normal to a 41.000km bike?
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Post by rZm on Sat 02 Jun 2012, 2:55 pm

The first visit to the workshop..

Due to the steering box gap, and the clutch sliding I decide to make the 1st maintenance.

I will pickup it tomorrow, but by phone the mechanic made me a resume of what he did.

- Steering box: has been refined and tightened
- Clutch: The lever was very tight
- All the filters and fluids was changed.. The brake fluids looks like water probably are the fluids that the bike came from the factory..
- Today was day to go dyno to carbs sync and tune.

As the maintenance should be much cheaper, the next mod is a scorpion exhaust Smile
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Post by eternally_troubled on Sat 02 Jun 2012, 6:12 pm

@rZm wrote:
I will pickup it tomorrow, but by phone the mechanic made me a resume of what he did.

- Steering box: has been refined and tightened
- Clutch: The lever was very tight
- All the filters and fluids was changed.. The brake fluids looks like water probably are the fluids that the bike came from the factory..
- Today was day to go dyno to carbs sync and tune.

Sounds like the previous owner hadn't done much servicing... the brakes should be better with new fluid.

The CB500 clutch *should* be light, not heavy, so there was definatly a problem there.

Good luck with the "new" bike!
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Post by Hotstepper on Mon 31 Dec 2012, 9:22 am

How can you buy a used bike and not change motor oil?
That's first thing you should do!
And water coolant, brake oil, all filters..

That's ABCs man! Smile

Personaly, I don't mind a lot for cosmetics of the bike, but I'm meticulous about mechanics on it..

CB500 does look nice in black! Smile

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