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Post by seakins on Mon 24 Mar 2014, 11:48 am

My names Stuart. After buying my CB500S a month ago, and cleaning/talking to her for such a long time, my Insurance kicked in and I finally got to go out on her this last weekend.
What a blast I had! Found that great powerband after 8k revs and thanks to the reading of many threads on this site I also tried the clutchless shifting which felt almost as if the CB was made for it. I hadn't been on a bike in 5 years since selling my CBR400 and I must say that the smile I had on my face was a pure expression of what I had missed out on over all of the years.

Just wanted to say hi and a very big thanks to you all for the great threads and knowledge of the CB. I'm definitely going to enjoy commuting the 80 mile round trip a day to London on it and look forward to servicing and looking after it.

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Post by sullivj on Mon 24 Mar 2014, 11:52 am

Welcome to the forum Stuart. 

I'm pleased to hear you're already enjoying your bike and the commute.  Great time of year to start using it.

Please post up a picture of your bike if you get the chance.  How many miles does she have?
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Post by eternally_troubled on Mon 24 Mar 2014, 12:33 pm

Glad to hear it was worth the wait!

Seems the weather is taking a turn for the better, so you might get the opportunity to try it some more...
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Post by seakins on Mon 24 Mar 2014, 12:55 pm

I'm in the process of finding a way to get a photo up...
It's got 24k on the clock and been very well looked after so I intend on keeping her in that form. The mileage is going to shoot up pretty fast cause i'll be doing 400 a week!
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Post by stormbringer on Mon 24 Mar 2014, 2:31 pm

Welcome Stuart Smile

What a nice and spotless-looking bike. Hope you'll have fun racking up miles.
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Post by teamster1975 on Mon 24 Mar 2014, 4:44 pm

Welcome Stuart! Your bike is mint, puts mine to shame! (Mind you that doesn't take much Razz)
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Post by sullivj on Mon 24 Mar 2014, 5:44 pm

Looks to be n great condition. Thanks for the photo.
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Post by Mac 1 on Mon 24 Mar 2014, 7:13 pm

Welcome  Smile .
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Post by seakins on Tue 25 Mar 2014, 10:27 am

Thanks for the warm welcome! It is in mint condition for now but i'm sure that after i've had a few adventures like you all it'll look like a well used working mule.

I got a bottle of ACF-50 to put on it but was wondering if that stuff is mainly used in the winter months or can it still be efficient during the summer months? Dont want to waste it if it's not going to do the bike any good with no salt being on the roads.

I've also just installed a loobman onto it and my back wheel is already looking messy... Going to have to carry a cloth with me to give it a quick clean after every ride. A small job for keeping the chain and sprockets in top notch i suppose.
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Post by TimReal on Tue 25 Mar 2014, 12:56 pm

Hi, nice looking bike you have. Same model and colour as one of mine. For me the ACF-50 only comes out for winter.
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Post by eternally_troubled on Tue 25 Mar 2014, 1:51 pm

That looks in good nick - it might well be worth putting a fenda-extenda and/or mudflap on the front mudguard to try and keep the radiator/downpipes in good condition.

I'm pretty sure that ACF-50 will do a good job winter or summer, snag is that it comes off more quickly if you wash/dampen the bike more, so it tends to last less time in winter (but also probably does more good at that time of year).

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Post by seakins on Tue 25 Mar 2014, 8:02 pm

Thanks for the input. Yes, i've been eyeing out a fender extender but will feel bad for taking a drill to the nice shiney mudguard. I suppose it's for a good cause though so may get added to the next thing on the to-do list.

Glad I was thinking right about the ACF, will keep that in the cupboard till the colder months and just clean it more often  Laughing
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Post by Beresford on Tue 25 Mar 2014, 9:43 pm

@seakins wrote:Thanks for the input. Yes, i've been eyeing out a fender extender but will feel bad for taking a drill to the nice shiney mudguard.

Clean contact surfaces thoroughly and glue with silicone type stuff. It works well, at least mine hasn't fallen off yet after nearly 2 years.
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Post by trickie on Mon 05 May 2014, 11:18 am

@stormbringer wrote:Welcome Stuart Smile

What a nice and spotless-looking bike. Hope you'll have fun racking up miles.

I know I'm gonna sound stupid here but "where's the pics?".
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Post by trickie on Mon 05 May 2014, 11:28 am

@trickie wrote:

@stormbringer wrote:Welcome Stuart Smile

What a nice and spotless-looking bike. Hope you'll have fun racking up miles.



I know I'm gonna sound stupid here but "where's the pics?".

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