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marcelvh
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High mileage.

Post by marcelvh on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 5:52 pm

I would love to know what the highest mileage recorded on a CB500 is? As you probably all know (according to Wikipedia) Honda predicted these machines would be good for 300K kilometres (plus minus 18000 miles) before a re build. Is this possible? 
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Re: High mileage.

Post by sullivj on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 5:56 pm

Have a look here:

http://www.cb500club.net/t4631p50-high-milage-bikes-on-the-forum

250k has been achieved. As far as I know it was on the same engine.
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Re: High mileage.

Post by marcelvh on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 9:15 pm

Thank you Sullivj,

You have made my day.
I got my CB just over a year ago with 6000km on the clock (genuine) It had been parked for a few years. I have done just over 8000km so far. So this looks like the beginning of a beautiful friendship..

will post a pic soon

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Re: High mileage.

Post by sullivj on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 10:12 pm

You're very welcome.

They're fairly bullet proof it seems, especially if well serviced.

Nice to have found a low mileage one. We'll look forward to seeing a picture.

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