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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 wornsprokets on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 10:22 pm

Well i was out on the cb today .but i took the  fireblade to  mondello masters  lots of racing 250's 300's 600's  1000's and side cars.....            i was with group of friends they have 1000 millie  x2 , bmw gs  1200,  and gsxr 750 srad lovely weather too so great racing

My 96 blade and my friends 98 gsxr 750 srad but its carb version so its 96 model and colours
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Jameshambleton on Mon 18 Jul 2016, 12:20 pm

Love the colour of that 96 blade, if memory serves me right it's a 919 engine?
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by wornsprokets on Mon 18 Jul 2016, 1:11 pm

Its first version of 918.5cc  rrt fireblade , think the 98/99  blade 919cc ,  that has 24k,  the gsxr 750srad behind it like the size of a 400 compared to blade problem with these bikes james so easy to loose your licence on them, if you dont keep eye on speedo, i bought it in 2012 for 1700euro
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by arrison on Mon 18 Jul 2016, 6:06 pm

Snapped a throttle cable, just after Id put a full tank in. Dont know if its the push or pull cable, but I have to turn the throttle at least half way before I get any power. Ordered both, will replace them at the same time
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by jerryfudd on Wed 20 Jul 2016, 6:13 pm

Waterless coolant......... and loosing the expansion tank Very Happy





Granted its a small difference but I think its kinda cool..... rode it hard aswell as filtering for well over an hour in the raging heat and the temperature only hit half way up the gauge.

Pain in the rear to do but pretty pleased with the results.

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

Post by stormbringer on Thu 21 Jul 2016, 6:49 am

In preparation for going on vacation, I removed my Fuel can (the exhaust, that is!) and fitted the OE back in to keep the bike street legal. Going abroad (Denmark is a very small country, so almost any kind of going anywhere gets you out of the country) means I'd have to be a bit more careful with things like exhaust sound level, tire tread depths etc. Just to be on the safe side...
Wow! What a difference. Compared, the Fuel is a regular bar-brawler loudmouth! But the OE can is probably better for mile-munching, simply because it so much silences the ride.

In addition to the OE can, I also reinstalled my custom-built satnav-mount; now in its fourth generation. I keep coming up with small alterations to make it fit my riding position better Smile



The satnav is now tucked away, out of the wind. Also, note the lack of anything sticking out or up into the riders view. For obvious reasons I have no picture of that, but you can imagine that from the inside of my helmet there's a slim lineup of instruments right along the bottom of the visor cutout, with a mirror on each end. Great view!


Latest mod to the mount is a tilt and a move approx 2 cm backwards - enough to give better access to the ignition lock and take away the glare in the satnav display. In stead, I now have a mirror Smile As a bonus, the instrument lights have become a lot easier to see.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Jameshambleton on Fri 22 Jul 2016, 2:16 pm

My neighbor flattered his battery for his cbr600 because his bike wouldn't start - and drained it pretty well he's converting it into a track bike. I took his battery and hooked it upto my bikes battery and took it for a run to charge it. After a few runs around a couple of roundabouts I finally decided to call it an end when a police car went around them on blues going in the opposite direction to me.



And I made the other peg go shiny so one side of both tyres are now nicely scrubbed in 



After looking for my keys for the last 5 hours all over the house I finally came to the conclusion that I had locked them under the seat and I only have 1 key! I worrying found that breaking into the underseat storage is actually really easy, as I only needed a 5mm hex and a screwdriver, after not finding them there I then rechecked every pair of jeans that I have and found them in the very last pile!
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Jameshambleton on Fri 22 Jul 2016, 11:56 pm

So on my way to Huddersfield to pick up some tyres from a fellow forum member  I believe that the cam chain tensioner suddenly failed or the cam chain has jumped some teeth that may have possibly rammed the valves into my piston while I was doing 70mph 55 miles away from home. I'll have the valve cover off tomorrow to see what I find, and yes for the imminent response yes it was another fucking horse box moment as RAC have changed their number yet again
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by TheWizardofOdds on Sun 24 Jul 2016, 12:28 am

@jameshambleton

Love the bench, I'm obsessed with them. Looking forward to setting up a workshop when I move and first job is a bench. 

How is the top attached?
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Llewelyn1965 on Sun 24 Jul 2016, 9:31 pm

you can get one from M&P or busters posted for £39.99. Not the most sturdy, but has a drawer, a peg board at the back for tools and a shelf about head height.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Jameshambleton on Sun 24 Jul 2016, 9:53 pm

@TheWizardofOdds wrote:@jameshambleton

Love the bench, I'm obsessed with them. Looking forward to setting up a workshop when I move and first job is a bench. 

How is the top attached?

I'll get some photos for you tomorrow but it's just screwed on in a few places.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by TheWizardofOdds on Sun 24 Jul 2016, 11:47 pm

@Llewelyn1965 wrote:you can get one from M&P or busters posted for £39.99. Not the most sturdy, but has a drawer, a peg board at the back for tools and a shelf about head height.

Thanks. I'd prefer to have a go myself though, I think you could knock up something decent for not too much more.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by TheWizardofOdds on Sun 24 Jul 2016, 11:48 pm

@Jameshambleton wrote:

@TheWizardofOdds wrote:@jameshambleton

Love the bench, I'm obsessed with them. Looking forward to setting up a workshop when I move and first job is a bench. 

How is the top attached?



I'll get some photos for you tomorrow but it's just screwed on in a few places.
Cool, I was thinking brackets underneath. 

I've been on some woodwork forums and seen some seriously impressive benches. As long as it's sturdy and serves it's purpose is enough.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Jameshambleton on Mon 25 Jul 2016, 5:31 pm

Well that's that then


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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Tricky. on Mon 25 Jul 2016, 6:45 pm

@Jameshambleton wrote:Well that's that then

fookin ell  affraid
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by skyrider on Mon 25 Jul 2016, 9:34 pm

looks like the piston came up and whacked it Neutral
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Jameshambleton on Mon 25 Jul 2016, 10:16 pm

@TheWizardofOdds wrote:

@Jameshambleton wrote:



@TheWizardofOdds wrote:@jameshambleton

Love the bench, I'm obsessed with them. Looking forward to setting up a workshop when I move and first job is a bench. 

How is the top attached?





I'll get some photos for you tomorrow but it's just screwed on in a few places.


Cool, I was thinking brackets underneath. 

I've been on some woodwork forums and seen some seriously impressive benches. As long as it's sturdy and serves it's purpose is enough.




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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by ashcroc on Mon 25 Jul 2016, 10:26 pm

A good few years ago I helped cconstruct a workbench out of good joists removed when making a WWII army hut sound (was reduced about 80% in length but made a good workshop.

It was all dowelled & glued mortise & tenon joints without a single screw used like the ancient one we were copying from.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Jameshambleton on Mon 25 Jul 2016, 10:56 pm

My uncle could do that as he was the youngest master carpenter in the country when he was younger, me on the other hand well... screws are good enough for me with the tools that I have at the moment.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by TheWizardofOdds on Tue 26 Jul 2016, 12:07 am

Nice one, thanks. 

Whatever it takes to get the job done. I'm looking forward to making a bench. It'll be a simple one first, then the full roubo! 

Done nothing to the CB today. Again.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Jameshambleton on Tue 26 Jul 2016, 4:13 pm

Head bearings came for my cbf today and I brought the other bitch home, she decided to piss oil all over the horsebox on the way home.  

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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by eternally_troubled on Tue 26 Jul 2016, 10:30 pm

@Jameshambleton wrote:So on my way to Huddersfield to pick up some tyres from a fellow forum member  I believe that the cam chain tensioner suddenly failed or the cam chain has jumped some teeth that may have possibly rammed the valves into my piston while I was doing 70mph 55 miles away from home. I'll have the valve cover off tomorrow to see what I find, and yes for the imminent response yes it was another fucking horse box moment as RAC have changed their number yet again

Yikes!

It is possible the tensioner failed - was it making any noise beforehand?
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by topher on Thu 28 Jul 2016, 3:20 pm

Fitted some sexy new levers Laughing


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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by geewhizz on Thu 28 Jul 2016, 4:39 pm

they're nice. Brembo or Nissin? 
@topher wrote:Fitted some sexy new levers Laughing


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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by topher on Thu 28 Jul 2016, 4:52 pm

Nissin. 

Perfect fit, although the clutch lever holding bolt refused to come out "properly" so it was "eased out" with a lump hammer Smile

Nice reach on them, quality seems good, liking them much better than stock!

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