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Re: Post a photo of your bike!

Post by trevor machine on Sun 30 Nov 2014, 7:36 am

Lol - that stuck on 1k rules.

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Post by sullivj on Sun 30 Nov 2014, 8:03 am

He's even stuck it under the glass - looks OEM to me!
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Re: Post a photo of your bike!

Post by trevor machine on Sun 30 Nov 2014, 3:27 pm

Whoops 100k I meant.

It's *under* the glass?? Hah - ace.

Does remind me again though why they didn't put an extra reel on the milometer, especially given that these bikes - perhaps more than any - are capable of high mileages.
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Post by badseeds on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 11:07 pm

trevor machine wrote:Whoops 100k I meant.

It's *under* the glass?? Hah - ace.

Does remind me again though why they didn't put an extra reel on the milometer, especially given that these bikes - perhaps more than any - are capable of high mileages.
I thought this, too. I bought a set of lightly damaged ST1100 clocks to see if I can use its odometer, but a transplant is beyond my skill-level - there's no 'user serviceable' parts inside Sad I don't fancy having to open the clocks every few years to add another digit!
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Re: Post a photo of your bike!

Post by trevor machine on Tue 16 Dec 2014, 8:36 am

Yeah - I swear I've seen at least four CB500s on eBay this year that have quite evidently been round the clock but were being sold as low mile bikes.
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Post by ashcroc on Tue 16 Dec 2014, 6:04 pm

Unless they have the documentation to back it up I'd automatically assume any low milage bike thats 10+ years old has been around the clock.  In some ways I'd prefer a high milage machine that's been taken care of over one that's spent years sitting in a garage being neglected.
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Re: Post a photo of your bike!

Post by badseeds on Tue 16 Dec 2014, 6:33 pm

Yep, miles & regular use/servicing is definitely more desirable.
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Re: Post a photo of your bike!

Post by alvamiga on Sat 27 Dec 2014, 11:30 pm

Here's mine on one of its cleaner-looking days.

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Post by sullivj on Sun 28 Dec 2014, 6:08 am

I like your little screen. What's that on the floor by your main stand? Has something fallen off, or have you parked in the only space with debris in it?
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Post by trevor machine on Sun 28 Dec 2014, 1:02 pm

Is it just the bit you stand on to get the uh stand down? Anyway, looks good that bike. Fuel can on it as well. Always nice to see - and nicer still to hear!
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Post by alvamiga on Wed 31 Dec 2014, 8:23 am

The "stuff on the floor" is a stack of washers and door stops that stop the stand from going up and rubbing on the chain as it was when I got it. The original fitting has corroded so much that the peg that was there was twisting and not doing its job. Needed something chunkier. Smile
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Re: Post a photo of your bike!

Post by ceejay on Mon 05 Jan 2015, 12:50 pm



My not-so-clean CB500 complete with retro 'tax disc'
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Re: Post a photo of your bike!

Post by jonny10 on Mon 05 Jan 2015, 5:25 pm

ceejay wrote:

My not-so-clean CB500 complete with retro 'tax disc'

Nice - looks in good nick. Did you paint the air filter cover?
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Post by ceejay on Mon 05 Jan 2015, 11:04 pm

Nice - looks in good nick. Did you paint the air filter cover?

Wow I see what you are saying - everyone else has a black cover lol! I guess the previous owner must have got bored one day.   Thanks for pointing it out, I'd honestly never noticed that and now it seems so obvious!  affraid  I guess it's pretty good nick for a 16 year old bike but fairly low mileage (~16,000).
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Post by badseeds on Mon 05 Jan 2015, 11:33 pm

That's a good-looking bike, Ceejay! I love the colour-coordinated paint they put on the rad shrouds on the 500V-W's. I'm going to rob that idea of painting the airbox lid!
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Post by ceejay on Tue 06 Jan 2015, 9:38 pm

Thanks, I can't claim credit for the painted airbox lid but maybe the previous owner has started a trend!

Originally I didn't want to add a screen as I prefer the look without one but then the combination doing a fair bit of motorway miles with my job plus finding a screen which I quite like the look of changed that. You can also see from that pic I raised the seat and lowered the pegs as per forum member Beresford.
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Re: Post a photo of your bike!

Post by HomeBrew on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 6:12 pm

My Honda with a new rear tyre, ready to roll!

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Re: Post a photo of your bike!

Post by sullivj on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 6:24 pm

That's dirtier than my Mrs Laughing
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Re: Post a photo of your bike!

Post by HomeBrew on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 6:31 pm

Dirty?! I spent AGES cleaning the filth off that!

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Re: Post a photo of your bike!

Post by sullivj on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 7:22 pm

Did you leave the rad covers not done for contrast?...

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Re: Post a photo of your bike!

Post by HomeBrew on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 7:32 pm

Haha  Very Happy

I changed the oil, cleaned the wheels, chain in the old oil, underneath and engine, and changed the tyre and it looked good, so I left the paint on top for another day! That bike is a dirty bitch!

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Re: Post a photo of your bike!

Post by sullivj on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 7:49 pm

To be fair to you, I can see you've worked hard on the bottom bits!

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Post by Guest on Mon 09 Feb 2015, 8:49 pm





And now on the road again... ;0)

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Re: Post a photo of your bike!

Post by badseeds on Mon 09 Feb 2015, 9:22 pm

Lookin' good, Werner! I love the crash bars - more info?

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Re: Post a photo of your bike!

Post by Guest on Wed 11 Feb 2015, 6:17 am

Them crash bars where a find at Boonstra. No idea who made them. Note that I had to remove a few millimetres of metal to get them to fit the upper rear engine bolt on the left side. The one that hides in the recessed frame.

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