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What did you do with your CB500 today?

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

Post by geewhizz on Fri 29 Sep 2017, 10:43 pm

i think my tec shocks came with alloy extenders which i didn't fit, that's probably why the bikes not leaning as much as I'd like. Did you guys use them?
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by ZekeVal on Sat 30 Sep 2017, 9:10 am

No extenders on mine. We're talking about the basic £50 ones, right?
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by shropshirewildman on Sun 01 Oct 2017, 10:38 am

I´ve cleaned my bike and topped up oil ready for the return journey from spain. (see electric nightmares in workshop for details!) she´s looking fine!

https://imgur.com/dP9nVIY

And loaded before i set off -

https://imgur.com/zGHdGae
i have to admit she doesn´t handle quite the same loaded!
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Fair Weather Rider on Sun 01 Oct 2017, 4:25 pm

shropshirewildman wrote:I´ve cleaned my bike and topped up oil ready for the return journey from spain. (see electric nightmares in workshop for details!) she´s looking fine!

https://imgur.com/dP9nVIY

And loaded before i set off -

https://imgur.com/zGHdGae
i have to admit she doesn´t handle quite the same loaded!
That's one hell of a load, glad your sorted.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Jameshambleton on Sun 01 Oct 2017, 5:58 pm

On Friday I went to my friends funeral in Leeds, as you can see all the bikes in the photo we did him and his family proud! 
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by wornsprokets on Sun 01 Oct 2017, 5:59 pm

You did your friend proud well done james
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by ZekeVal on Sun 01 Oct 2017, 6:13 pm

That's a most honourable procession, well done!

On my side, I fitted a 12V cigarette lighter socket using the dimmer light circuit, seems to work fine so far.

Today, 1st of October, it's also been exactly 1 year since I've owned my trusty yellow "Bumblebee" CB500S, I've put more than 20,000km on the clock (now sitting at more than 93k) and look forward to putting some more Wink
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Jameshambleton on Mon 02 Oct 2017, 5:40 pm

Did a little mock up of some bits I've been collecting, got some measurements that I'm reasonably happy with. Always remember measure once, take note, do something else then measure again and compare... not got to the cutting stage yet. 
Need a pair of forks (these are badly bent) and a 25mm wheel axle bolt to get the correct measurement for the caliper spacing and alignment, may need machine down the wheel spacers. Then it'll be getting a pair of yokes... hopefully 

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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by ANDYC on Mon 02 Oct 2017, 5:47 pm

I may be able to help you on the spindle James.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Jameshambleton on Mon 02 Oct 2017, 6:49 pm

ANDYC wrote:I may be able to help you on the spindle James.

Cheers Andy, I did have a quick look through your ebay listings before hand and nothing came up that you'd listed, did a quick ebay search on other bikes too 06-09 zx10, 07-08 zx6, though I might just keep it all triumph and chuck in a speed triple 1050 as that's what the wheel is from. The real deciding factor is the price.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by ANDYC on Mon 02 Oct 2017, 7:00 pm

Unfortunately all of mine are too small for you James, either 20 or 22mm.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Jameshambleton on Tue 03 Oct 2017, 9:56 am

Lost another friend last night- a good friend, she was riding her speed triple 1050 and was an incredibly skilled rider

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/15571597.Woman_seriously_injured_in_crash_between_motorbike_and_car/
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Fair Weather Rider on Tue 03 Oct 2017, 11:04 am

Sorry to hear that James.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by wornsprokets on Tue 03 Oct 2017, 11:53 am

Sorry to hear that james Sad

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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by muttley1 on Sat 07 Oct 2017, 7:33 pm

Sorry to hear that James.

I missed out on my Saturday rideout, the usual hour-long long way round to the shops etc as I got surprise tickets to the travelling Chinese State Circus at Oxford.

No motorcycles there but some pretty amazing cycling amongst fantastically skilled performances.
If you get a chance to go, do!

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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Fair Weather Rider on Mon 09 Oct 2017, 6:57 pm

Fitted new fork seals in my spare set of forks.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Fair Weather Rider on Tue 10 Oct 2017, 3:01 pm

Refurbed wheels

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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by davecb5002 on Tue 10 Oct 2017, 4:56 pm

The wheels look great, what did you use ?? And what prep ?? Need to do mine before winter starts Shocked Shocked
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Fair Weather Rider on Tue 10 Oct 2017, 7:24 pm

davecb5002 wrote:The wheels look great, what did you use ?? And what prep ?? Need to do mine before winter starts Shocked Shocked

Addison Tyres at Tipton West Mids. £54 per wheel.

http://www.discounttyresuk.co.uk/motorcycle.php

I am very pleased with them.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by davecb5002 on Tue 10 Oct 2017, 8:15 pm

Many thanks for that information, will give them a try. Did they have them for very long to finish.
Look great Cool Cool
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Fair Weather Rider on Wed 11 Oct 2017, 9:34 am

davecb5002 wrote:Many thanks for that information, will give them a try. Did they have them for very long to finish.
Look great Cool Cool

3 to 5 days.
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Post by rick1 on Wed 11 Oct 2017, 12:09 pm

Had the bike in the garage on the centre stand and decided to sit on it while I checked the frame number, stood on the left footrest to get off and it broke, yes down I went injuring my right leg some how in the process. Limped in doors to peals of laughter from the wife Laughing  this must be the most embarrassing falling off ever.
So need a new footrest ,tried some breakers no luck, therefore last resort Dave Silver. WOW, how much  Shocked with vat and delivery £42  affraid and that is only the main part there are 3 parts without the hero blob and screws.
Still main thing back on the road.

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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by sullivj on Wed 11 Oct 2017, 9:18 pm

The wheels do look very nice. Did they rebalance them when they refitted the tires?
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Fair Weather Rider on Thu 12 Oct 2017, 9:53 am

sullivj wrote:The wheels do look very nice. Did they rebalance them when they refitted the tires?
That was all in for the price.
They offered to fit some right angle valve stems, to make blowing tyres up easier, but he wanted £7.50 each extra for that and I don't have a problem blowing my tyres up anyway.
Happy Days.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by stormbringer on Wed 18 Oct 2017, 10:13 am

rick1 wrote:... stood on the left footrest to get off and it broke, yes down I went injuring my right leg some how in the process. Limped in doors to peals of laughter from the wife Laughing  this must be the most embarrassing falling off ever.
...last resort Dave Silver. WOW, how much  Shocked with vat and delivery £42  affraid

Coincidentally, I've had to replace mine as well. Keeled over in downtown-traffic-chaos while touring Romania this summer and broke it. Rear peg will fit as a bodge.

I've done similar things; dropped the bike in my own driveway one summer day while doing maintenance; got it leaned over too much to the far side, losing balance. Holding desperately on to the bike, I was dragged across and down, doing a somersault in the process Embarassed

One can't help but laugh - once the pain is gone...

42£. That got you an OE part, right?

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