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What did you do with your CB500 today?

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

Post by Tricky. on Sat 11 Jun 2016, 6:35 pm

after experiencing it coughing and spluttering, ive stripped and cleaned the carbs, fitted a new in-line fuel filter.
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Beresford
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Beresford on Sat 11 Jun 2016, 8:49 pm

I met this today.Who can tell me what it is ?
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Anigai
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Anigai on Sat 11 Jun 2016, 10:36 pm

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Beresford
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Beresford on Sat 11 Jun 2016, 10:44 pm




Anigai, go and stand in the corner with your pointy hat on !!
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Jameshambleton
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Jameshambleton on Sun 12 Jun 2016, 7:45 am

I tested out my electrical system by riding 184 miles yesterday, 100 in the rain with an air rifle strapped to the back (got some funny looks) and 40 miles with a Dji F450 (drone) on the rear rack!
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by hh_12345 on Sun 12 Jun 2016, 8:29 am

Beresford wrote:I met this today.Who can tell me what it is ?



It appears to be an Issigonis Lightweight Special:


https://www.flickr.com/photos/45676495@N05/5114468199



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Beresford
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Beresford on Sun 12 Jun 2016, 11:22 am

hh_12345 wrote:It appears to be an Issigonis Lightweight Special:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/45676495@N05/5114468199
Rolling Eyes

Right. It's the one-and-only Lightweight Special. It was over in NornIrn as a guest runner at the annual Hillclimb in the Ulster Folk & Transport museum grounds at Cultra.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by skyrider on Sun 12 Jun 2016, 3:54 pm

Beresford wrote:






Anigai, go and stand in the corner with your pointy hat on !!


would that be the naughty corner,  I had better go there as well because I very nearly said the same thing Laughing
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by pendleton_j on Sun 12 Jun 2016, 4:01 pm

Pulled off the cover and did a few checks, took a bit of turning over to get everything freed up and it started, and is starting first time now having had a bit of time to idle. Then took it out for a quick spin. Been at uni with the bike at home so now I've finished I can get some proper riding in on it. Hopefully be able to take it back to uni with me in September too.

Brake light with the rear was sticking on, any ideas? I've just posted in the workshop section but thought I'd mention it here too.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by al-91 on Tue 14 Jun 2016, 4:56 pm

I calculated the fuel economy from the last 1000 miles today:
71.3 MPG!!

(Although this is possibly off as the odometer is probably calibrated for the 80 profile tyre not the 70 profile)

Edit: taking into account tyre size issues actual MPG is 68.7 MPG
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by pendleton_j on Thu 16 Jun 2016, 2:12 pm

Sorted out the sticking brake with a new switch, working perfectly now. 

Also found out its no use having two garages when they're both too full of stuff to do any bike work in them. Got rained off of doing the brake three times today, really getting bored of this shit weather now. Isn't it supposed to be summer now?

EDIT:

Weather cleared up a bit, and there was even a hint of sunshine. Took my opportunity and got it out for a long ride, my first proper ride since getting it. I was out about 3 hours in total, really didn't want to go home. However we were forecasted a thunderstorm and I noticed it was darkening over a little, so I forced myself to head back. Had a blast though, and really love the bike.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by eternally_troubled on Fri 17 Jun 2016, 9:47 am

Went to this show:

http://www.roystonmotorcycleclub.co.uk/

It's just down the road from me and it was on Wednesday evening - it looked like it wasn't going to rain and luckily it didn't.

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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by TheWizardofOdds on Fri 17 Jun 2016, 4:38 pm

al-91 wrote:I calculated the fuel economy from the last 1000 miles today:
71.3 MPG!!

(Although this is possibly off as the odometer is probably calibrated for the 80 profile tyre not the 70 profile)

Edit: taking into account tyre size issues actual MPG is 68.7 MPG

Impressive numbers. Even more impressive lower fairing, where did you get it?
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by jim157 on Fri 17 Jun 2016, 10:00 pm

eternally_troubled wrote:Went to this show:

http://www.roystonmotorcycleclub.co.uk/

It's just down the road from me and it was on Wednesday evening - it looked like it wasn't going to rain and luckily it didn't.


Small world, I used to work in Melbourn.
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Jameshambleton
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Jameshambleton on Sat 18 Jun 2016, 10:41 pm

After a decent rideout with a few friends my bike was a little tired and wanted a laydown....


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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by ashcroc on Sat 18 Jun 2016, 11:02 pm

Oops.

Hope it didn't damage itself.

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