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Post by sullivj on Fri 28 Jun 2013, 6:42 pm

Let me start with a bit of an intro... Very Happy 

I have a 2008 CBF 600, which I really like, but I don't like the fuel injection system.  It runs the bike too lean for my liking.  Otherwise, it's a GREAT bike.

I also have a CCM 604e Supermoto.  This was stuck in an garage unused for 3 years and it's been my winter project.  It's back on the road now and is great fun to ride - for a single cylinder 600cc!

And then on to this week.  I was taking the family off on holiday when I passed a bike shop and saw a nice CB500 out front.  With only 11,000 miles on a 'W' registration and some good service history, I couldn't resist the bargain price.  I paid the money and collected it on my way home from holiday today.

Already, I've given it the first clean and polish.

I'm not a fan of the Kappa WingRack that's fitted, but I found out that my GIVI boxes from the CBF do fit, so I may leave the rack on. 

I don't know a great deal about bikes, but I'm looking forward to a bit of banter and will help out where I can. 

My first question...  The black exhaust can has some scratches on it.  Has anyone repainted this?  If so, what paint did you use?

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My CCM with it's 'new' tank.
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Post by cb1300rider on Fri 28 Jun 2013, 10:55 pm

Hi

nice looking but of kit!!  Looks in very good condition.

Interesting comment you make about your FI CBF600.  I recently sold my cb1300 that I had had for 6 years, from day 1 i didnt like the fueling.  After many to and fro's to various shops and dealers i found this guy http://bsd.uk.com.  The mans a genius!  Read some of his reviews.  Once he had had my CB1300, when i got it back to me it felt the way it should have done the day i bought it.  Read his comments about the bikes he has serviced andgot to run right, he knows his stuff.

As for your cb500 exhaust, a whole mixed bag of info available on the net.  Persoanlly I bought some black spray bbq paint from b and q, removed the exhaust lighgtly sanded any rust and scratches and sprayed her about a dozen times.  The finish on the headers isnt great once you start using the bike but the finish on the end can has been excellent.

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Post by eternally_troubled on Mon 01 Jul 2013, 1:15 pm

I used the 'very high temperature' paint from Halfords - works fine on the can but doesn't last too long on the headers.  You'll need to sand the existing finish lightly and then apply a few thin coats.
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Post by sullivj on Thu 04 Jul 2013, 9:15 pm

Thanks guys.  I will check out the guy that might help with the CBF.

I've got some high temp paint and have given it a rib down with wet n dry.
 
There's a few deep scratches right at the back of the can.  I wonder what will happen if I fill them with p38 before I spray it?  I'm tempted to give it a try and see what happens.  Worst case is that it will drop out.

I also delivered the scratched fairing to the paint shop today, so that will be back next week, ready for me to put the stickers on.

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Post by eternally_troubled on Fri 05 Jul 2013, 12:30 pm

P38 is worth a try (as in isopon p38 fibreglass/filler stuff?)  - I have bodged a hole in my can using milliput epoxy putty and it hasn't fallen out.


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Post by WeeTony on Sat 06 Jul 2013, 12:51 am

nice bench...

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Post by teamster1975 on Sat 06 Jul 2013, 10:48 am

Nice little fleet of bikes you've got there mate, welcome to the club! Smile
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Post by sullivj on Sat 06 Jul 2013, 9:18 pm

I spent probably more time than I should have filling and sanding the exhaust.  However, the end result looks pretty good.  I'll fit it back on tomorrow and run it up to temperature to 'cure' the paint.

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