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What did you do with your CB500 today?

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Post by sullivj on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 9:19 pm

James, you are the unluckiest person I know - hope you're Ok.
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Post by Jameshambleton on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 10:58 pm

Well since I'm the most unluckiest person you know.... I also sliced my thumb open on a brake pad retaining clip on a caliper hanger today too.
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Post by sullivj on Sun 08 Jan 2017, 7:50 am

OUCH!
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Post by skyrider on Sun 08 Jan 2017, 4:42 pm

you are not having a good weekend james Neutral
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Post by Jameshambleton on Sun 08 Jan 2017, 6:32 pm

I'm slowly getting things sorted, got a few bits sold this weekend so should be a nice injection of ca$h moneyzz into the bank account for another bike. I'm torn between a cb500 for £450, a cbr600f3 track bike for £500 or trickys bike....
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Post by skyrider on Sun 08 Jan 2017, 6:38 pm

hopefully my cb will find a new owner for the new season, a guy came round yesterday to have a look at it
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Post by Jameshambleton on Sun 08 Jan 2017, 6:42 pm

@skyrider wrote:hopefully my cb will find a new owner for the new season, a guy came round yesterday to have a look at it

don't you dare....
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Post by skyrider on Sun 08 Jan 2017, 6:45 pm

why are you interested ? if so make me a genuine offer
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Post by Jameshambleton on Sun 08 Jan 2017, 8:03 pm

Today I finally got round to changing my front indicators so now I'm running 4 cbf125 indicators. 
I've gone from these
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they didn't fit exactly so I had to fit a washer so they wouldn't spin round but they're good to go now and are much brighter.
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Post by jerryfudd on Thu 12 Jan 2017, 11:14 am

looks much better - though might need to attend to that tiny bit of rust on the inside of the bowl? (if its even worth saving!)

did you have to drill the bracket out? i seem to remember the mounting thread was considerably bigger when i did mine
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Post by Jameshambleton on Thu 12 Jan 2017, 11:31 am

@jerryfudd wrote:looks much better - though might need to attend to that tiny bit of rust on the inside of the bowl? (if its even worth saving!)

did you have to drill the bracket out? i seem to remember the mounting thread was considerably bigger when i did mine

It's fine just surface rust and bubbling chome that will cut you given a chance. 

I just used a washer on the outside of the headlight bracket and then just a nut on the inside and they aint going anywhere. Drilling would seem a bit too extreme for me.
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Post by rob75 on Thu 12 Jan 2017, 1:27 pm

It's a bit of a shameful story:

I had to drain my tank after filling it with diesel...... With only half a tank and a warmed up engine, only some smoke showed something strange. But after adding dry fuel (treatment against water) this was explainable. The next morning the bike didn't fire up.

Seems like the story of beer containing female  hormones is true(!?), so I guess I have to cut back on it. BTW: When this happened it was way before cocktail hour.

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Post by muttley1 on Thu 12 Jan 2017, 1:38 pm

Mot pass today for the "spare" bike, no issues save slightly smaller than legal numberplate (£10 fix from fleabay). Its a 1995 one, 45k on it.

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Post by sullivj on Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:04 pm

Rob, rob, rob......

At which point did it feel 'right' to fill it with diesel?!
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Post by skyrider on Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:15 pm

my mate put diesel in his gt 500 Suzuki a couple of years ago when he was on his way to the manx , he had to ring another mate up with a van and another bike so a tragedy was averted while he was away the other mate cleaned all the system out of diesel and the old girl was was running well again, result Very Happy
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Post by eternally_troubled on Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:29 pm

@rob75 wrote:It's a bit of a shameful story ... diesel

Well done for admitting to it! :)

Do you have a diesel car or van by any chance?

I'm sure the bike will be fine once you've got it all out...

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Post by eternally_troubled on Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:31 pm

@sullivj wrote:Rob, rob, rob......

At which point did it feel 'right' to fill it with diesel?!

In my experience of doing similarly stupid things if you were thinking/awake enough to 'notice' what you were doing then you wouldn't do it!
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Post by skyrider on Thu 12 Jan 2017, 8:43 pm

correct  Laughing
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Post by Jameshambleton on Sat 14 Jan 2017, 12:52 pm

Bit nippy on the toes this morning. Compacted snow that had melted and turned into black ice was fun. 
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After I took this I got back on the bike pulled in the clutch and put the bike into first and it spin the rear wheel with the clutch pulled in, never done that before.


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Post by trevor machine on Sat 14 Jan 2017, 3:35 pm

Whoah looks wild and snowy over your way, James. We got a bit yesterday morning but it was mostly gone by tea time.
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Post by sullivj on Sat 14 Jan 2017, 4:26 pm

@Jameshambleton wrote:pulled in the clutch and put the bike into first and it spin the rear wheel with the clutch pulled in, never done that before.

Sounds like the clutch needs adjusting.
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Post by skyrider on Sat 14 Jan 2017, 4:33 pm

aye weird stuff that snow we are not geared up for it over here, no pun intended Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Post by wornsprokets on Sat 14 Jan 2017, 5:12 pm

James you balls of steel riding in snow...i got up yesterday 5:30am...heavy frost n ice ... as much as i hate it i took train to work.... i came off years ago on black ice....just not worth it going on bike in those conditions....
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Post by skyrider on Sat 14 Jan 2017, 5:16 pm

no it is not funny watching your steed sliding up the road and at the same time thinking how much is this going to cost me scratch
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Post by Beresford on Sat 14 Jan 2017, 6:59 pm

@wornsprokets wrote:as much as i hate it i took train to work....

Job problem sorted OK WS, no more issues with that dick you work with ?

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