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franito
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Which CB500?

Post by franito on Mon 16 Sep 2013, 7:31 pm

I'm interested in buying a new chain for my CB500 2002, but the web site (Wemot.com) lists two versions for my 2002 CB 500:

i) Honda CB500 SY/S2    00-02

ii) Honda CB 500 Y/2      00-02

I am none the wiser!

Can anyone advise me or direct me to a web site for Honda parts.

Thanks.

Francis
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Re: Which CB500?

Post by jsnape on Mon 16 Sep 2013, 7:55 pm

The SY/S2 has a half fairing on the headlight like so:

The Y/2 is the naked version like so:
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Re: Which CB500?

Post by stormbringer on Tue 17 Sep 2013, 7:32 am

Before you do anything else; get hold of a Haynes manual.

Read up on the Final drive section to educate yourself on the what's, how's and when's.

Really.

It's much easier, because the manual has a complete instruction with nice photos, tables with torque settings, advice on tools needed and whatnot.

Second: Most likely, browsing the manual will inspire you to do other jobs on the bike yourself, as you learn there's little mystery to most things doable by DIY mechanics.

Third: Having read the manual you will be able to ask better questions, in turn getting better answers with less fuss and surprises. The percentage of 'nails you hit on the head' will increase, yielding more satisfaction doing it yourself - which then comes full circle when you do the next - harder - job with confidence.

The manual is the single best investment I've made with the CB.

Regarding your chain: Be aware that it's recommended to consider the final drive (chain + both sprockets) as one item, meaning you must exchange all three at the same time. The reason for this is that exchanging eg the chain only will cause the worn sprockets to ruin it very fast. In other words; exchanging a worn chain will be false economy.
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Re: Which CB500?

Post by franito on Tue 17 Sep 2013, 7:36 pm

Tried to purchase the manual from Amazon UK last night; only to be informed that it could not be sold to a resident of Gibraltar!

Will have to try buying direct from Haynes or from eBay.
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Re: Which CB500?

Post by franito on Tue 17 Sep 2013, 7:44 pm

Thanks 'Crotch Rocketurer' for the info.

It would appear that I have a CB500 Y/2.  :-)
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Re: Which CB500?

Post by badseeds on Tue 17 Sep 2013, 8:36 pm

Get the Honda Shop Manual instead of a Haynes; far better.
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Re: Which CB500?

Post by HomeBrew on Wed 18 Sep 2013, 10:43 am

Where can we get hold of the Honda manual? anybody have a copy?
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Re: Which CB500?

Post by badseeds on Wed 18 Sep 2013, 10:55 am

I have the Honda Shop Manual and supplements for later models. I also have the Honda parts book - I found them all on ebay, a dealer was offing them. They're invaluable. I've got the Honda manuals for my VFR too.
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Re: Which CB500?

Post by badseeds on Wed 18 Sep 2013, 10:57 am

I'm at work at the moment but when I get home I'll list the part numbers of the books.
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Re: Which CB500?

Post by HomeBrew on Thu 26 Sep 2013, 10:04 pm

Have you got the part numbers for the books? I am going to tackle my valves shims and need all the help I can get! Thanks!
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Re: Which CB500?

Post by Specialistpea on Sat 28 Sep 2013, 11:01 pm

I did my shims on one of my previous CB500's and was surprised how small the range of new shims was! I ended up swapping some about, and was only worth buying a few as the sizes available were not much improvement.
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Re: Which CB500?

Post by badseeds on Sun 29 Sep 2013, 12:16 am

@HomeBrew wrote:Have you got the part numbers for the books? I am going to tackle my valves shims and need all the help I can get! Thanks!
I haven't forgotten! The manuals are elsewhere and I shall be picking them up this weekend.
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Re: Which CB500?

Post by badseeds on Mon 30 Sep 2013, 9:36 pm

These are the books you all need.


The CB500R Shop Manual part number is 62MY500
The CB500T-V Supplement part number is 62MY500T
The CB500W-Y Supplement part number is 62MY500Y
The Part Catalogue part number is 13MY5R43

All showing as N/A from Honda UK. I got mine on eBay.

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