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Leiberg
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I did it! :) *NEW BIKE*

Post by Leiberg on Fri 29 Jan 2016, 7:47 pm

It finally happened! I found a bike worth buying Razz Its a 2000 model CB500 with 60.000km on the clock. Owned by an old gentleman who didnt wanted to ride anymore.
He have had it for 9 years, and the owner before him was a lady who was a friend of the family. It has been living in a heated garage when not used for the past 10+ years. 
And never been used in winter time.

Its really nice almost everywhere. Ofcoarse there is a little bit of wear, its a 16 year old bike. But its the nicest one i have seen within my budget, so i'm VERY happy! 
Picking it up tomorrow or maybe sunday, as i didnt have transport for it today.

Here are some pics Smile They are very bad because of shitty mobile camera and poor lights, but i hope it gives you a little idea of what it looks like Smile (first summer picture is from
the seller)

You will get better pictures when i get it home Smile 



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Post by teamster1975 on Fri 29 Jan 2016, 8:14 pm

Very very nice Leiberg!
Sounds as though it's been very well treated, you've done well there!
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Post by ashcroc on Fri 29 Jan 2016, 8:15 pm

Congrats that looks like a cracker.
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Post by sullivj on Fri 29 Jan 2016, 8:25 pm

Looks great. Is that a Honda clock? Not seen one before.
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Leiberg
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Post by Leiberg on Fri 29 Jan 2016, 8:38 pm

Thanks guys!

@ Sulli, nah.. i think its some lookalike clock. Its velcro'ed on, and it doenst work. So thats comming off, thats for sure Smile

Any idea on other indicators? I dont like those tiny cheap eBay ones, but i think i saw a thread where they talked about some original Honda ones.. From a CBR 250!? Or something like that
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Post by wornsprokets on Fri 29 Jan 2016, 8:39 pm

Well done looks lovely best of luck with it and many years of happy riding Very Happy, get a fender  extender though to protect the radiator as there not great best of times
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Post by skyrider on Fri 29 Jan 2016, 9:10 pm

that's a nice tidy example Very Happy
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Post by Beresford on Fri 29 Jan 2016, 9:20 pm

Well done lad, that looks great.

One thing about the standard original chunky indicators is that if/when you drop the bike and slide it down the road, they seem to take the punishment and keep on working !!! At least mine did. Just a thought.
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Post by Beresford on Fri 29 Jan 2016, 9:23 pm

affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid
Just noticed !!! Caps missing from swing arm pivot !!! Send it back !!!!!
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Post by skyrider on Fri 29 Jan 2016, 9:32 pm

will have to get a new one quick Smile
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Post by wornsprokets on Fri 29 Jan 2016, 9:43 pm

Mine didnt have swing arm caps when i got it, can you buy them easly enough? Dont think bike  ever had them its rust in there
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Post by Beresford on Fri 29 Jan 2016, 9:59 pm

@wornsprokets wrote:Mine didnt have swing arm caps when i got it, can you buy them easly enough? Dont think bike  ever had them its rust in there

WS you can buy them but there have been topics about these in the past and the most cost effective product to plug those holes are black plastic plug caps that you can get for a few pence on ebay. The size is 44mm if I remember right, though others here may know more accurately.
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Post by Beresford on Fri 29 Jan 2016, 10:03 pm

This kind of thing
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Post by jchesshyre on Fri 29 Jan 2016, 10:54 pm

Good work! Reminds me I ought to clean mine...it looks lovely.
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Post by Leiberg on Fri 29 Jan 2016, 11:13 pm

Thank you ppl Smile I'm very exited about it Smile 

Funny thing. The seller was the ownes son (he was in his 50's) the owner was 70. Anyway, it was stored and cared for by his son, and he had made little stickers under the seat with info on everything he has done to it, how many KM it had on the clock at that given time etc. So it seems to be well taken care off. He had 3 motorcycles himself, and his wife also had one.
 The only thing "bad" about it, was when it was cold, it had a tiny bit if ticking from the engine. I suspect it is due to a valve adjustment some time in the new season.
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Post by jchesshyre on Fri 29 Jan 2016, 11:16 pm

In my experience of these bikes I'd say that ticking is far more likely to be the cam chain tensioner than the valves. The valves tighten up as the seats wear which reduces the likelihood of noise. I'd bet £50 it's the cam chain tensioner (lifter). You need to get a new one but it's not urgent - it could probably go for at least another 20000 miles if the noise doesn't worry you.
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Post by Leiberg on Fri 29 Jan 2016, 11:23 pm

@jchesshyre wrote:In my experience of these bikes I'd say that ticking is far more likely to be the cam chain tensioner than the valves. The valves tighten up as the seats wear which reduces the likelihood of noise. I'd bet £50 it's the cam chain tensioner (lifter). You need to get a new one but it's not urgent - it could probably go for at least another 20000 miles if the noise doesn't worry you.

Thanks for info! Sounds like it will be a project for next winter then Razz
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Post by jchesshyre on Fri 29 Jan 2016, 11:37 pm

Changing it is easy but a new one is around £50.
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Post by Leiberg on Fri 29 Jan 2016, 11:45 pm

@jchesshyre wrote:Changing it is easy but a new one is around £50.

Thats not tooo bad Smile Being used to service my old CRF250R, then its damn cheap Very Happy haha
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Post by Jameshambleton on Sat 30 Jan 2016, 8:00 am

Could a ticking out also be clutch rattle? Great looking purchase though looks to be in great nick!
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Post by eternally_troubled on Sat 30 Jan 2016, 10:07 am

Nice looking bike. Just shows you can get what you want if you're prepared to wait until it come along!

Yes, the noise could be the infamous clutch rattle - if so it will go away when you pull the clutch in.

It *could* be the valves - if the valve clearances have been 'done' recently then they sometimes rattle a little - as mentioned this is not a bad thing, it shows there is some gap (rather than no gap, which is bad).
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Post by Leiberg on Sat 30 Jan 2016, 7:56 pm

Update Smile

I picked it up today! Very Happy So now its tucked in for the night out in the shed. Cant wait for some daylight tomorrow so i can get a better look at everything.

Will get you some better photos also.

The ticking sound is gone. Started it up when i got home, and there is no sound anymore. So maybe it was because it havent been started for a while. Who knows. Or maybe it can just fix itself.. it is a Honda afterall Very Happy hahah

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Post by Llewelyn1965 on Sun 31 Jan 2016, 12:08 am

Something is not right! It's a great looking machine, but there is a problem with it!!!!! It's missing something.

I think Dan has the answer.com!!!!!! in gold or silver maybe. :-)
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Post by Leiberg on Sun 31 Jan 2016, 11:03 am

@Llewelyn1965 wrote:Something is not right! It's a great looking machine, but there is a problem with it!!!!! It's missing something.

I think Dan has the answer.com!!!!!! in gold or silver maybe. :-)

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Post by Leiberg on Sun 31 Jan 2016, 12:43 pm

I noticed my bike didnt have the "CB 500" logos on the side covers, so i decided to make some myself.
Also the windscreen came off also.. Its not for my taste Smile
Maybe i will put it back on for longer trips.

Pictures of the process:




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