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trevor machine
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by trevor machine on Mon 05 Jun 2017, 4:22 pm

Jameshambleton wrote:17,317  - 2000 - Sullivj
18,705  - 2001 - Manos1757

21,427  - 1999 - Ceejay
25,273  - 1999 - Magicman-Alex's girlfriend (Sherri)
35,000  - ---- - trevor machine 
36,219  - 1997 - wornsprokets
38,635  - 1998 - Grarea
38,970  - 1998 - Freeride
42,500  - 1994 - rob75 (105,000 miles if it's been round the clock)
44,518  - 2002 - Jerryfudd
45,000  - 1994 - Al-91
45,200  - 1997 - JamesHambleton
48,997  - 1999 - Freeride

49,603  - ---- - Stooby2
50,564  - 1995 - Munky205
52.000  - 2000 - Stormbringer
56,000  - ---- - trevor machine
57,189  - 1998 - pendleton_j
59,471  - 1997 - eternally_troubled
60,000  - ---- - jchesshyre, current bike
66,000  - ---- - Badseeds
66,600  - 1999 - skyrider
68,000  - 2002 - liverpool_f_
76,341  - 1998 - Stelladragon
92,000  - 1997 - teamster1975 - had it since new
106,992 - 1994 - Crash- Elmit
124,000 - ---- - Badseeds

145,000 - 1996 - jchesshyre, now retired!
250,000 - ---- - Andy C



I took the liberty of updating my mileages. ; - )
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Jameshambleton
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by Jameshambleton on Mon 05 Jun 2017, 5:37 pm

I've been silently updating it on the original post at the start of the thread Wink
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trevor machine
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by trevor machine on Mon 05 Jun 2017, 6:20 pm

Ooh nice one!
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UKTyler
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by UKTyler on Sat 10 Jun 2017, 2:10 pm

17,317  - 2000 - Sullivj
18,705  - 2001 - Manos1757

21,427  - 1999 - Ceejay
25,273  - 1999 - Magicman-Alex's girlfriend (Sherri)
35,000  - ---- - trevor machine 
36,219  - 1997 - wornsprokets
38,635  - 1998 - Grarea
38,970  - 1998 - Freeride
42,500  - 1994 - rob75 (105,000 miles if it's been round the clock)
44,518  - 2002 - Jerryfudd
45,000  - 1994 - Al-91
45,200  - 1997 - JamesHambleton
48,997  - 1999 - Freeride

49,603  - ---- - Stooby2
50,564  - 1995 - Munky205
52.000  - 2000 - Stormbringer
56,000  - ---- - trevor machine
57,189  - 1998 - pendleton_j
59,471  - 1997 - eternally_troubled
60,000  - ---- - jchesshyre, current bike
66,000  - ---- - Badseeds
66,600  - 1999 - skyrider
68,000  - 2002 - liverpool_f_
73,413  - 1996 - UKTyler
76,341  - 1998 - Stelladragon
92,000  - 1997 - teamster1975 - had it since new
106,992 - 1994 - Crash- Elmit
124,000 - ---- - Badseeds

145,000 - 1996 - jchesshyre, now retired!
250,000 - ---- - Andy C
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ANDYC
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by ANDYC on Sat 10 Jun 2017, 4:57 pm

Mine has now been retired at 263500
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trevor machine
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by trevor machine on Sat 10 Jun 2017, 6:05 pm

Retired?? It's a mere slip of a lad!! Are you sure you didn't mean re-tyred?
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ANDYC
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by ANDYC on Sat 10 Jun 2017, 6:58 pm

No I needed the space so I'm breaking it.
I was in need of retiring from the game more than the bike, if the truth was to be told Very Happy
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trevor machine
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by trevor machine on Sun 11 Jun 2017, 5:30 am

That's a colossal mileage Andy. I'm guessing it's a bit of a Trigger's broom of a bike at that? Also, will you miss riding?
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arrison
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by arrison on Sun 11 Jun 2017, 2:33 pm

Mine was on 48k when I sold it to Fairweatherrider on here, dont know if hes put an more miles on it, he was intending on using it as a donor
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Fair Weather Rider
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by Fair Weather Rider on Sun 11 Jun 2017, 4:07 pm

arrison wrote:Mine was on 48k when I sold it to Fairweatherrider on here, dont know if hes put an more miles on it, he was intending on using it as a donor

Stripped it completely, have used all plastics and tank on mine (Was red) looks good yellow. Also used Fuel end Can as mine was a bit noisy, rear brake disc, Front Master Cylinder and brake hose, Clocks (as mine were grotty) and a load of other parts off it.
Still have engine frame and wheels, in shed.
It has saved me a fortune.
Cheers.
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liverpool_f_
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by liverpool_f_ on Sun 11 Jun 2017, 11:16 pm

Are you sure you want to break such a record setter? It's possibly the highest milage cb500 in the world! Does it still run?
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ANDYC
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by ANDYC on Mon 12 Jun 2017, 12:54 pm

Yes it ran fine. A few rattles here and there but was showing 50 ponies on the dyno not so long back.
I break bikes for a living now so I needed the space.
It was too modified to sell. And realistically would you buy one with that mileage. Regardless of their legendary reliability?
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by GollyGosh on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 4:44 pm

wornsprokets wrote:There has to be a lower mileage cb than mine?





I believe mine might be hard to beat (famous last words)

05,059 - 1994 - GollyGosh
10,192 - 1994 - Lammydave
17,317  - 2000 - Sullivj
18,000  - 2002 - Wornsprockets
18,705  - 2001 - Manos1757
25,273  - 1999 - Magicman-Alex's girlfriend (Sherri)
29,000  - ---- - trevor machine 
29,500  - 1999 - Ceejay
31,000 - ---- - TheWizardofOdds
36,219  - 1997 - wornsprokets
38,635  - 1998 - Grarea
38,970  - 1998 - Freeride
42,500  - 1994 - rob75 (105,000 miles if it's been round the clock)
44,000  - 1997 - Wornsprockets
44,518  - 2002 - Jerryfudd
45,000  - 1994 - Al-91
48,997  - 1999 - Freeride
49,603  - ---- - Stooby2
50,564  - 1995 - Munky205
52.000  - 2000 - Stormbringer
56,000  - ---- - trevor machine
57,189  - 1998 - pendleton_j
59,000  - 1997 - JamesHambleton
59,471  - 1997 - eternally_troubled
60,002  - 1997 - Burning_rubber
65,000  - ---- - jchesshyre, current bike
66,000  - ---- - Badseeds
66,600  - 1999 - skyrider
68,000  - 2002 - liverpool_f_
76,341  - 1998 - Stelladragon
92,000  - 1997 - teamster1975 - had it since new
106,992 - 1994 - Crash- Elmit
124,000 - ---- - Badseeds
145,000 - 1996 - jchesshyre, now retired!
250,000 - ---- - Andy C
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trevor machine
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by trevor machine on Sat 07 Oct 2017, 8:22 am

Mine had 61k on it when I sold it last week - that's the second Trevor Machine bike on that list.
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John_B
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by John_B on Sat 07 Oct 2017, 4:00 pm

108,000 miles. 1996 Sport, red.

I bought it off a courier who had done over 50,000 of those miles in the past 5 years. In some ways it has been well maintained though tatty, so most of the work I am doing is cosmetic. He told me he always replaced oil and filter 4 times a year. Runs very sweet and sounds tight (in a good way) as far as I can judge. I don't ride much. I love the bike though and am spending a bit to tidy it up.

Updated list:
05,059 - 1994 - GollyGosh
10,192 - 1994 - Lammydave
17,317  - 2000 - Sullivj
18,000  - 2002 - Wornsprockets
18,705  - 2001 - Manos1757
25,273  - 1999 - Magicman-Alex's girlfriend (Sherri)
29,000  - ---- - trevor machine
29,500  - 1999 - Ceejay
31,000 - ---- - TheWizardofOdds
36,219  - 1997 - wornsprokets
38,635  - 1998 - Grarea
38,970  - 1998 - Freeride
42,500  - 1994 - rob75 (105,000 miles if it's been round the clock)
44,000  - 1997 - Wornsprockets
44,518  - 2002 - Jerryfudd
45,000  - 1994 - Al-91
48,997  - 1999 - Freeride
49,603  - ---- - Stooby2
50,564  - 1995 - Munky205
52.000  - 2000 - Stormbringer
56,000  - ---- - trevor machine
57,189  - 1998 - pendleton_j
59,000  - 1997 - JamesHambleton
59,471  - 1997 - eternally_troubled
60,002  - 1997 - Burning_rubber
65,000  - ---- - jchesshyre, current bike
66,000  - ---- - Badseeds
66,600  - 1999 - skyrider
68,000  - 2002 - liverpool_f_
76,341  - 1998 - Stelladragon
92,000  - 1997 - teamster1975 - had it since new
106,992 - 1994 - Crash- Elmit
108,000 - 1998 - John_B
124,000 - ---- - Badseeds
145,000 - 1996 - jchesshyre, now retired!
250,000 - ---- - Andy C
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wornsprokets
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by wornsprokets on Sat 07 Oct 2017, 5:26 pm

Put som pics up of cb  john b
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by John_B on Sat 07 Oct 2017, 5:39 pm

wornsprokets wrote:Put som pics up of cb  john b

http://www.cb500club.net/t3124p100-post-a-photo-of-your-bike#50743
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by Hcb on Tue 10 Oct 2017, 12:30 am

Mine have 129.900. I can put some pics
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trevor machine
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by trevor machine on Tue 10 Oct 2017, 9:17 am

Wow - ace. How much of the original bike is still there?
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by Hcb on Fri 13 Oct 2017, 7:25 pm

trevor machine wrote:Wow - ace. How much of the original bike is still there?



Purchased with 37,000 km in 2008.

I change :

1 Cam chain tensioner 
1 Cam chain
3-4 Complete Chain kit (dont remember)
2 Ignition starter brushes 
3 Spark plugs kit
1 Custom Handlebar.
3 back shock absorbers / 1 front.
1 front brake disc and 2 back drum brake

And some aesthetic things, like seat, windshield, and rear view mirrors.

Nothing has been changed in the engine. Cylinders, carburetors, etc. All original.

Fucking inmortal machine.


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wornsprokets
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by wornsprokets on Fri 13 Oct 2017, 7:32 pm

Great going hcb
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trevor machine
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by trevor machine on Sat 14 Oct 2017, 6:04 pm

Just hit 40k this afternoon. CB's been pressed back into service cos 6 pot tokico callipers on the "9" are made of all kinds of chocolate. Also total servicing nightmare like I can't even begin to fathom. What the actual hell. 12 pistons, 12 dust seals, 12 fluid seals, and unbleedable system. An entire world of pain.
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by Beresford on Sat 14 Oct 2017, 7:27 pm

trevor machine wrote:An entire world of pain.

I've seen it said elsewhere that 6 pot calipers (like 5 valve heads) are a technical dead end and best binned and replaced with 4 pots.
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by skyerae on Sun 15 Oct 2017, 8:55 am

Try and bleed the dual combined braking system of the VFR800 - I resorted to a vacuum type brake bleeder in the end and that made it a lot better  Rolling Eyes That said it only had 9 pistons, and sets of seals, and seven bleed screws which have to be bled in a certain sequence (as per usual)
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Re: High milage bikes on the forum

Post by wornsprokets on Sun 15 Oct 2017, 9:11 am

I be changing them for somthing like yamaha blue spot calipers.... make up new fixing brackets...if there not correct fit

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