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What did you do with your CB500 today?

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

Post by Jameshambleton on Wed 30 Aug 2017, 11:46 am

Forgot to add that I clocked 60,000 last thursday since then I've done another 693.1 miles since then

I also bought these for the street fighter 
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by trevor machine on Wed 30 Aug 2017, 2:47 pm

Jazzy!

Coincidentally, my green 500 hit 60k week before last. Now on 60,850. Can't remember what the grey 500's on - 36k iirc.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Jameshambleton on Fri 01 Sep 2017, 12:40 pm

Well my manifold stud made a break for freedom this morning, somewhere between J51 and weatherby services. 
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Crash- Elmit on Sun 03 Sep 2017, 4:59 am

got a replacement tank on the way, so can finally give mine the attention it deserves. Used a service called partfinder, and got a reply almost straight away. £60 plus postage (about £12) should be here on Tuesday
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by trevor machine on Sun 03 Sep 2017, 7:12 am

That's a good price imo.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Jameshambleton on Sun 03 Sep 2017, 7:50 am

Very good price that as they usually sell for £100 +postage
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by John_B on Tue 05 Sep 2017, 9:31 am

Today (well, yesterday and today up to about 1am): Fitted a replacement kickstand as the old one was missing the prong. Like the old one, it seems a bit floppy. The spring is OK. I think the hole in the frame where the pivot bolt goes though has worn large. I cannot see a solution short of welding and redrilling the hole, or drilling and bushing it, neither of which I am equipped to do. Anyway it seems safe to ride.

Replaced the newish Chinese stainless front disk which came with the bike with an OEM disk bought from Jameshambleton (thanks!), and new OEM bolts from Wemoto (probably unnecceesary). The replacement looks in good condition, though I've not tried it yet. There is always a bit of surface rust as the OEM disks are not stainless. The bolts I took off were just nipped up, like the mechanic forgot to torque them. I have not heard of a disk working loose but I am glad I found it: Honda must specify 43Nm for a reason.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by John_B on Wed 06 Sep 2017, 8:49 pm

Been on a training day with Kevin Williams aka The Spin Doctor (Survival Skills). Worth every penny, as it really helps tidy up my riding, and could well give the edge which makes the difference between disaster and staying safe. He has a very common sense approach to staying safe, not the same as IAM / Roadcraft, and masses of experience. This one is a two-day course, the second day is booked for October.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by stormbringer on Sun 10 Sep 2017, 3:57 pm

Crash- Elmit wrote:
stormbringer wrote:So, the bike now sits idle in my shed, waiting for the arrival of one refurbished swinging arm.
why so long a wait? I got mine done here in Northampton in three days
Had to wait for the factory to switch to their "black production run".

Oh well. Swinging arm is in place now and looks good. From the limited test riding I've done it feels good too.

Happy.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by John_B on Sun 10 Sep 2017, 4:09 pm

Did a 70 minute hack back from Oxford to my place (near Watford). Spent most of the time thinking that riding a bike on a windy motorway is sh*t, and I'd be better off in a car or train. Weather going, yesterday, was better, but still even a short trip like an an hour on the M-way is not much fun for me. It is still a lovely bike, and if am honest, I seem to get more fun from fixing it up than riding. Maybe a nice CB500S will come on the market...
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Yozzer on Sun 10 Sep 2017, 8:23 pm

Bought a 1995 CB500R I think?  off an old school mate who is a car mechanic. Think he needs to stick to cars. He owned it two years absolutely filthy. Tyre pressure's where 7.5 and 14psi. Rear brake pedal went about 90° chain was slack and miles out of alignment. If I come across any other botches I'll put on here. Oh and no centre stand if anyone has lying around for sale. Cheers lads n lasses Tony.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by John_B on Tue 12 Sep 2017, 3:30 pm

Fitted replacement airbox (one of the captive nuts was loose), also fitted new subfilter, and fitted a bung at bottom of crankcase breather, both of which were missing. Balanced carbs using this clever device which has a ball bearing in a clear tube. Seems to run and pull better.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Fair Weather Rider on Tue 26 Sep 2017, 7:08 pm

Jameshambleton wrote:Well my manifold stud made a break for freedom this morning, somewhere between J51 and weatherby services. 

That's the awkward one to get at, with a drill, mine broke the other side and I managed to drill it out.
If I remember rightly the frame is in front of that one.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Fair Weather Rider on Tue 26 Sep 2017, 7:12 pm

Wheels taken in today for refurbish, if I can work out how to post a piccy on site I will post when they are done.
Company is   http://www.discounttyresuk.co.uk/#
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by John_B on Tue 26 Sep 2017, 8:37 pm

Fair Weather Rider wrote:Wheels taken in today for refurbish, if I can work out how to post a piccy on site I will post when they are done.
Company is   http://www.discounttyresuk.co.uk/#

Looks interesting. Thanks for the heads up. Price?
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Fair Weather Rider on Wed 27 Sep 2017, 10:14 am

John_B wrote:

Fair Weather Rider wrote:Wheels taken in today for refurbish, if I can work out how to post a piccy on site I will post when they are done.
Company is   http://www.discounttyresuk.co.uk/#



Looks interesting. Thanks for the heads up. Price?

£54 per wheel inclusive of VAT. I am having a couple of tyres from him as well Front £75. Rear £85. Avon road runners.
Have also ordered a Chain & Sprocket kit from M&P £79.
Shan't be buying any Christmas presents this year.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by ZekeVal on Wed 27 Sep 2017, 6:51 pm

Installed TEC Shocks today, went for a test ride: 

- feels firmer, not in a bad way (lower pre-load setting since I'm <60kg)
- the bike is more stable mid-corner (bumps that used to unsettle the balance are now dampened properly)
- ride height seems a bit higher, TEC shocks were longer than the showas by a few mm.

Overall very happy.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by skyrider on Wed 27 Sep 2017, 7:06 pm

Fair Weather Rider wrote:

John_B wrote:



Fair Weather Rider wrote:Wheels taken in today for refurbish, if I can work out how to post a piccy on site I will post when they are done.
Company is   http://www.discounttyresuk.co.uk/#





Looks interesting. Thanks for the heads up. Price?



£54 per wheel inclusive of VAT. I am having a couple of tyres from him as well Front £75. Rear £85. Avon road runners.
Have also ordered a Chain & Sprocket kit from M&P £79.
Shan't be buying any Christmas presents this year.
you probably have nothing left to buy them with Laughing
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by wornsprokets on Wed 27 Sep 2017, 7:08 pm

There great shocks. ...yes before my centre stand collapsed..(now i use abba stand on cb500v). it was hard to adjust  just chain as shocks were longer than standard..ones
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by trevor machine on Thu 28 Sep 2017, 8:32 am

Same with the YSS ones I bought - centre stand isn't high enough to get the back wheel off the ground properly.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by geewhizz on Fri 29 Sep 2017, 12:07 am

with the tec shocks, does the bike lean over enough when on the side stand. mine doesn't.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by wornsprokets on Fri 29 Sep 2017, 7:19 am

Mine does just hard to adjust the chain as wheel rubs ground on centre stand
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Jameshambleton on Fri 29 Sep 2017, 12:57 pm

I've got a longer sidestand that stock fitted to mine and I run tec shocks and sometimes I worry that the bike leans over too much, so god knows what it'll be like with a standard sidestand
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by ZekeVal on Fri 29 Sep 2017, 2:14 pm

I don't know if I received a new batch of Tec shocks or something... But my rear wheel does not touch the ground while on the centre stand, and the lean on the side stand does not look excessive to me.
Maybe they've corrected the shocks length since they were first released.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by hh_12345 on Fri 29 Sep 2017, 10:39 pm

ZekeVal wrote:I don't know if I received a new batch of Tec shocks or something... But my rear wheel does not touch the ground while on the centre stand, and the lean on the side stand does not look excessive to me.
Maybe they've corrected the shocks length since they were first released.

Likely they did so, I noticed some time ago on their page that  "Unlike many pattern and universal shocks these are the correct length"

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