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What did you do with your CB500 today?

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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by jerryfudd on Tue 05 May 2015, 1:28 pm

that was approach was a close 2nd but couldn't find a sign to use Very Happy
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by badseeds on Tue 05 May 2015, 1:34 pm

jerryfudd wrote:that was approach was a close 2nd but couldn't find a sign to use Very Happy

You should've said. The other half of the sign has been sat in the garden for over a year!


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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Flyingbrick on Tue 05 May 2015, 3:06 pm

Checked valve clearances on the red one. Everything was just fine after 47,000 km. The cam shafts look like new ones and the valve clearances were all right -not bad for an engine thas was written of by the garage. I don't now what they've checked but I do know that they're not supposed to call themselves mechanics...

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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by sullivj on Tue 05 May 2015, 7:21 pm

Had the MOT done a month early (just because I can).

The tester was a nice chap, having courier'd on a CB from new for over 100k.

No advisories, just a lot of compliments about nice my bike is, and what a fantastic machine they are.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by badseeds on Tue 05 May 2015, 7:27 pm

sullivj wrote:Had the MOT done a month early (just because I can).

The tester was a nice chap, having courier'd on a CB from new for over 100k.

No advisories, just a lot of compliments about nice my bike is, and what a fantastic machine they are.



Blah, blah, blah. Yes Jon, we're all aware how pretty your bike is. Stop banging on about it. Far canal!
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Gonzumzum on Tue 05 May 2015, 7:29 pm

Im sure he thought it was a 2015 re-edit from Honda...Smile
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by skyrider on Tue 05 May 2015, 7:29 pm

right so you take your bike there again next year I would Smile

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Post by sullivj on Tue 05 May 2015, 8:00 pm

badseeds wrote:

sullivj wrote:Had the MOT done a month early (just because I can).

The tester was a nice chap, having courier'd on a CB from new for over 100k.

No advisories, just a lot of compliments about nice my bike is, and what a fantastic machine they are.





Blah, blah, blah. Yes Jon, we're all aware how pretty your bike is. Stop banging on about it. Far canal!

Oh, I nearly forgot... a compliment about my excellent chain maintenance too!

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Post by sullivj on Tue 05 May 2015, 8:02 pm

Gonzumzum wrote:Im sure he thought it was a 2015 re-edit from Honda...Smile

I think you might be confusing mine with THE MOST EXPENSIVE CB500 ON THE PLANET...,

Cue Jerryfudd...
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by skyrider on Tue 05 May 2015, 8:03 pm

you cant beat a bit of lube
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by badseeds on Tue 05 May 2015, 8:04 pm

sullivj wrote:

Gonzumzum wrote:Im sure he thought it was a 2015 re-edit from Honda...Smile



I think you might be confusing mine with THE MOST EXPENSIVE CB500 ON THE PLANET...,

Cue Jerryfudd...

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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by skyrider on Tue 05 May 2015, 8:05 pm

it could be something to do with cable ties Very Happy
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by jchesshyre on Tue 05 May 2015, 9:04 pm

As promised yesterday, here's a picture of the underside of one of the dust seals from my forks, showing the terrible state they were in. The bike has 37k miles on, and I bought it at 13k. The oil had surely never been changed before I did it 2k ago. 



Changed it all over today – new seals, new oil (obvs), and, since I had them from my last CB and never fitted them before I retired it, new bushes, rebound springs and damper rod piston rings. And new washers for the damper rod bolts, like a good boy. Just been for a 30-mile ride and it's all good. 

I'm going to change my fork oil every 8k from now on. My previous CB's fork seals lasted from when I bought it at 24k to when I retired it at 145k, but I think that must have been partly luck (plus the gaiters I had fitted which are now on the new bike).
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Celt500 on Tue 05 May 2015, 9:56 pm

sullivj wrote:
 a compliment about my excellent chain maintenance

Wot's chain maintenance...!?
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Flyingbrick on Wed 06 May 2015, 5:51 am

badseeds wrote:

Blah, blah, blah. Yes Jon, we're all aware how pretty your bike is. Stop banging on about it. Far canal!

Don't be so mean, mate. There are so many CBs around in a really bad shape. Always pleased to see a good one.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by badseeds on Wed 06 May 2015, 7:12 am

Flyingbrick wrote:

badseeds wrote:

Blah, blah, blah. Yes Jon, we're all aware how pretty your bike is. Stop banging on about it. Far canal!



Don't be so mean, mate. There are so many CBs around in a really bad shape. Always pleased to see a good one.

You're absolutely right.

 Please forgive me, Jon. I ❤ Tango and kinda wish you'd a blog on her with lots of pretty pictures. Maybe even a webcam in your garage?

Again, a thousand apologies.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by eternally_troubled on Wed 06 May 2015, 1:02 pm

Flyingbrick wrote:
... There are so many CBs around in a really bad shape.

What are you saying about my bike, eh? :) I've half a mind to start a 'worst-kept/most abused/unloved CB500' thread to try and find the worst/best one.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Gonzumzum on Wed 06 May 2015, 2:12 pm

eternally_troubled wrote:

Flyingbrick wrote:
... There are so many CBs around in a really bad shape.



What are you saying about my bike, eh? Smile   I've half a mind to start a 'worst-kept/most abused/unloved CB500' thread to try and find the worst/best one.

I would say this new thread is a go...i have wondered about this too.
As it most awkward, or odd, strange.
CBs different from Standard...
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by badseeds on Wed 06 May 2015, 2:16 pm

Gonzumzum wrote:

eternally_troubled wrote:



Flyingbrick wrote:
... There are so many CBs around in a really bad shape.





What are you saying about my bike, eh? Smile   I've half a mind to start a 'worst-kept/most abused/unloved CB500' thread to try and find the worst/best one.



I would say this new thread is a go...i have wondered about this too.
As it most awkward, or odd, strange.
CBs different from Standard...

Yeah! This is a great idea! I take some decent pics of my dirt, rust and non-factory mods to add.

Let's celebrate the workhorse!

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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Gonzumzum on Wed 06 May 2015, 2:29 pm

Today, the fat kid that always ends to be the golkeeper wins!!!!!!!
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by badseeds on Wed 06 May 2015, 2:31 pm

Gonzumzum wrote:Today, the fat kid that always ends to be the golkeeper wins!!!!!!!

Ha ha! Love it!
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by teamster1975 on Wed 06 May 2015, 2:52 pm

Took mine to the Isle of Wight over the bank holiday weekend, brilliant weekend & of course the CB didn't miss a beat, despite the biblical rain storm on Saturday night!
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by skyrider on Wed 06 May 2015, 3:40 pm

badseeds wrote:

Flyingbrick wrote:



badseeds wrote:

Blah, blah, blah. Yes Jon, we're all aware how pretty your bike is. Stop banging on about it. Far canal!





Don't be so mean, mate. There are so many CBs around in a really bad shape. Always pleased to see a good one.



You're absolutely right.

 Please forgive me, Jon. I ❤️ Tango and kinda wish you'd a blog on her with lots of pretty pictures. Maybe even a webcam in your garage?

Again, a thousand apologies.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Flyingbrick on Wed 06 May 2015, 5:44 pm

Yes, we do, and we would really appreciate a webcam. Wink
Nevertheless, some are proud owners and some are just owners. I must confess that I meet the first category, too. Sorry for any inconvinience Smile
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by badseeds on Wed 06 May 2015, 6:10 pm

Flyingbrick wrote:Yes, we do, and we would really appreciate a webcam. Wink
Nevertheless, some are proud owners and some are just owners. I must confess that I meet the first category, too. Sorry for any inconvinience Smile

No problem, Michael. My bike was already quite shitty when I first got it at 90k miles.

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