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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 muttley1 on Sun 11 Feb 2018, 9:52 pm

Solved fickle right turn indicator by spraying wd40 inside left switchgear.

Also bought 4.5mm metal drillbit from b n q for 1.70 odd, pretty useful for some current house projects and the right size for drilling switchgear holes into renthal bars...

Oh, and my b n q had a discounted tools shelf so got a open n close ended spanners set (Macallister) for a fiver, they're never in the shed when you need 'em (spanners, not fivers).


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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Jameshambleton on Mon 12 Feb 2018, 6:55 pm

Rode from North Yorkshire to Cairnryan in Scotland. Cold wasn't even the word to use, it snowed on my and I had snow on my leg for about 50miles before it was gone, just didn't melt. Back in Belfast now problem free.

I've gotta say people here aren't very aware of what's around them or know how to use motorways properly here in NI. Makes for some fun riding for me Twisted Evil
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Jameshambleton on Fri 16 Feb 2018, 11:44 am

Spent a couple of hours cleaning my front caliper this morning. The salt had built up in layers, even the brake cleaner wasn't touching it. Had to use a flat head screwdriver to scrape the majority off, least I can now get the pistons to move enough to wriggle them off the disc though. Needs pads soon, as they're getting down a bit, also need the spark plugs doing too but I'll have to ask @Beresford nicely one weekend for changing the spark plugs as that's a tool I forgot to bring haha.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by tt fan on Fri 16 Feb 2018, 2:34 pm

New did chain and genuine sprockets on mine.
Proper clean up of rear caliper while i was in there.
Then 60 miles round the fens just to check all is well.
Good start to the day Very Happy
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by ZekeVal on Fri 16 Feb 2018, 7:20 pm

Changed the battery, the previous one had been dead since October, went for a 12V 11Ah instead of the 8Ah originally. It was a tight fit, had to scrape some plastic from the battery door.

I then went for a good little ride in the countryside. Everything worked fine, quite happy with the bike.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Jameshambleton on Fri 16 Feb 2018, 9:54 pm

@ZekeVal wrote:Changed the battery, the previous one had been dead since October, went for a 12V 11Ah instead of the 8Ah originally. It was a tight fit, had to scrape some plastic from the battery door.

I then went for a good little ride in the countryside. Everything worked fine, quite happy with the bike.

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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by ZekeVal on Fri 16 Feb 2018, 10:05 pm

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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Jameshambleton on Sat 17 Feb 2018, 7:04 pm

I went down across the border, met up with Wornsprockets and Sean (he was the one who had frame issues with his cb500). We went round the Skerries 100 course, had a good blast out. Will definitely have to do it again some time.


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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by tt fan on Sat 17 Feb 2018, 7:07 pm

Went to London n back for the Excel bike show on mine today Very Happy
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by davecb5002 on Sat 17 Feb 2018, 7:17 pm

Was the show any good ?? Did you buy anything ?? Smile
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by wornsprokets on Sat 17 Feb 2018, 7:21 pm

It was nice to meet up with you james... pitty roads were not more dry... the ride out was fun!even if i did spin rear... Shocked  it was also nice to have a spin on your cb... its surprising how different cbs can be...gearing make yours different to both mine i like it
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by tt fan on Sat 17 Feb 2018, 8:55 pm

Show was ok thanks Dave. Very busy at lunchtime. Not like the old bmf or ali pali days. Guess the whole motorcycle scene is treated as an industry so it attracts people who have a passion for business (food, clothes, cheap tools whatever) rather than 2 wheels. Hoped Norton would have made more of recently signing Mcguiness on their stand. I was listening to (and photographing) a couple of friends speaking in the adventure corner, which was for me very inspirational and the best bit of the show. No shopping just nice to have another day out on the bike!
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by tt fan on Sat 17 Feb 2018, 8:59 pm

Oh yeah - happy birthday James!
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Jameshambleton on Sat 17 Feb 2018, 9:11 pm

@tt fan wrote:Oh yeah - happy birthday James!

Cheers mate, couldn't have had a better day, mates, bikes and great roads.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by r1ncew1nd Yesterday at 8:23 pm

Gave the old girl a wash and wax today.  Was inspired by pic of JamesHambleton's;

http://www.cb500club.net/t5565p550-last-member-to-post-wins#53413

Fortunately wasn't as bad as yours James  affraid

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Post by wornsprokets Today at 12:10 am

Changed  the original plugs out of my cb 500sy (22k) and its battery on charge...on optimate 4, went to work on my cb500v ..
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Post by Jameshambleton Today at 8:19 am

@r1ncew1nd wrote:Gave the old girl a wash and wax today.  Was inspired by pic of JamesHambleton's;

http://www.cb500club.net/t5565p550-last-member-to-post-wins#53413

Fortunately wasn't as bad as yours James  affraid

Steve

Really I need to rebuild mine from the frame upwards, with getting the wheels, engine, and other parts resprayed, the frame and swingarm powercoated but at the moment been my only transport isn't not a feasible route. So currently maintaining the condition isn't particularly important just as long as I keep the brakes and chain maintained ok. Need to get the f2n rear wheel fitted once I'm back home which may need some machining done to make fit properly
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by ANDYC Today at 8:42 am

Which f2n rear wheel is that James?
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Jameshambleton Today at 9:10 am

cb750 1992 - 1999. I'm thinking the disc side needs to be skimmed down as would the inner bearing recesses though won't fully know until I get back home and get the chance to mock it up in the swingarm I got off you.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by ANDYC Today at 9:26 am

What made you choose that model?
Is that a 5 inch rim?
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Jameshambleton Today at 9:44 am

It was cheap, £30 posted, it's a 4" rim but most importantly for me the same spoke pattern which means I'm less likely to get attention from the police on the continent, considering I got fined for my number plate angle been 5 degrees wrong says their checks are pretty through and having a 3 spoke rear and a 6 spoke front will draw unwanted attention.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by ANDYC Today at 10:11 am

The 4 inch rim will be too narrow for your tyre. A cbr 600 f2 wheel is 4.5 and the later f3 model is 5inch. All have the same spoke pattern and are relatively cheap. The f3 uses the same sprocket carrier as the cb500 and is much easier to fit there should be some info on my track bike thread.
I'm using the nc29 swingarm but if I remember correctly the cb500 one is wider.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Jameshambleton Today at 10:26 am

The f2n wheel uses the same sprocket carrier, disc, bearings and cush drive rubbers. IIRC the disc offset on the f2n wheel is 4or5mm wider than the standard cb5 wheel.

My bandit 400 came with a 4" wheel as stock and had a 150 rear tyre fitted as stock also. The tyre when loose measured 10mm wider than the rim, when it's fitted the tyre definitely isn't pinched. I put a 160 rear tyre on the bandit and that's pinched.

Do you happen to recall the cb500 swingarm width, I know it's on the forum somewhere but I can't find it. I'm toying with some ideas since I've got nothing to do today.
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Post by ANDYC Today at 10:45 am

I'm afraid I can't remember the width of the cb500 one. I'm quite surprised that it's not etched into my memory after all these years.
I was running an nc29 rear wheel which is 4.5 inch.
It was only when I fitted a 160 race tyre that I noticed that it didn't sit right, that's why I went to a 5 inch f3 wheel.
Maybe it's just the way tyres are these days, I wondered why Honda went from a 4.5 with the f2 up to a 5 inch with the f3 but kept the same 160 tyre.
Was it just to keep up with the tyre progress?
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by ANDYC Today at 11:00 am



The top one is the 4.5 inch nc29 wheel and the lower one is the 5 inch f3 wheel.
It may not seem it from these pictures but the difference to the profile of the tyre was huge.

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