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Post by Lammydave on Wed 03 May 2017, 5:45 am

Thought I'd just say hello...

Just bought myself a 94 CB500 with genuine 10k on the clock

Did a 100 mile round trip on her yesterday.... my grin is still in place!!

Well, after all, I am more used to Lambrettas!!
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Post by Lammydave on Wed 03 May 2017, 5:46 am

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Post by sullivj on Wed 03 May 2017, 6:54 am

Welcome to the forum.  What a great looking bike.

Has the front calliper been repainted? I thought they were all gold? The front brake lever and brake line looks different too. Maybe they changed them all over.

Good to see you're local (ish). We'll have another Southern meet up soon, so hopefully see you at that.
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Post by Lammydave on Wed 03 May 2017, 7:26 am

not sure about the calliper... ill see if I can see any evidence

The brake line, obviously is a replacement, and the previous owner changed the bars for some reason... but has the old ones, so i'll put those back on

rear plastic cowl has some splits, have bought some repair glue

apart from that, she starts, goes and stops as she should.... love it...

got some engine bars on way... just in case!!
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Post by ceejay on Wed 03 May 2017, 8:50 am

Welcome, 10k and a drum model, wow, good find!

Bag yourself top (bottom?) spot here!:

http://www.cb500club.net/t4631p75-high-milage-bikes-on-the-forum
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Post by Jameshambleton on Wed 03 May 2017, 9:53 am

Bike looks really good also the nissin calipers are black and the gold ones are brembo's
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Post by Lammydave on Wed 03 May 2017, 10:32 am

@Jameshambleton wrote:Bike looks really good also the nissin calipers are black and the gold ones are brembo's


aha! that would explain it, thank you
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Post by teamster1975 on Wed 03 May 2017, 2:20 pm

Welcome Dave, that's a minter you've got there! Very Happy
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Post by muttley1 on Wed 03 May 2017, 5:13 pm

Nice bike there. I've found that the made in Japan ones (drum rear brake) age better than the more recent Italian made ones. I've one of each and you can certainly notice it.

If you get on with the aftermarket bars perhaps stick with 'em, saves some messing around.

Btw front caliper is Nissin, they came in black, that special chips away to grey shade Honda do so well. Just make sure the little screw that gives access to the pad pin doesn't corrode and seize up. Good news ref the steel brake hose too.

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Post by Beresford on Wed 03 May 2017, 8:34 pm

@Lammydave wrote:
rear plastic cowl has some splits, have bought some repair glue

Don't glue it, learn how to plastic weld. There's a link to Delboy's garage , Youtube site here somewhere which explains how to do it. Much better and cheaper than any adhesives.
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Post by Lammydave on Thu 04 May 2017, 4:58 am

@Beresford wrote:

@Lammydave wrote:
rear plastic cowl has some splits, have bought some repair glue



Don't glue it, learn how to plastic weld. There's a link to Delboy's garage , Youtube site here somewhere which explains how to do it. Much better and cheaper than any adhesives.


Thanks, Beresford, must admit I used a crude form of welding on a vent for my Vectra this was after various glues wouldn't work... I'll check it out!
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Post by trevor machine on Thu 04 May 2017, 8:05 am

Sweet bike. Am jealous.
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Post by Grarea on Thu 04 May 2017, 4:47 pm

@trevor machine wrote:Sweet bike. Am jealous.

Yup, me too.
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Post by Grarea on Thu 04 May 2017, 5:30 pm

@Beresford wrote:

@Lammydave wrote:
rear plastic cowl has some splits, have bought some repair glue



Don't glue it, learn how to plastic weld. There's a link to Delboy's garage , Youtube site here somewhere which explains how to do it. Much better and cheaper than any adhesives.

Oh boy oh boy.
well mentioned that man.
I didn't know this was a thing. Brilliant.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRCMIDILfEI
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Post by Melitos on Thu 04 May 2017, 7:09 pm

Nice looking R model you have. Any idea where the black mirrors are coming from? Wouldn't mind having similar pair on my '95.
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Post by Lammydave on Fri 05 May 2017, 4:24 am

Thanks to everyone for the comments.... It really is a pleasure to ride....

Today I have a spare day, so will put the engine bars on and take off the rear plastics to asses the extent of the splits ....

and, Melitos, can't help with the mirrors, they were on the bike when I got it.... I'll look to see if there's a trade mark or something on them...

Had a quick look, got JAC WIN 4250 on them .... a quick google reveals nothing

I thought they may have been originals ... but they do give a great view
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Post by Jameshambleton on Fri 05 May 2017, 8:17 am

@Lammydave wrote:Today I have a spare day, so will put the engine bars on 

wishing you a lot of luck with the front engine bolt, I hope you've got an impact driver, blow torch, hammer and an angle grinder, if you're unlucky you'll break the engine mount.
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Post by Lammydave on Fri 05 May 2017, 9:03 am

@Jameshambleton wrote:

@Lammydave wrote:Today I have a spare day, so will put the engine bars on 



wishing you a lot of luck with the front engine bolt, I hope you've got an impact driver, blow torch, hammer and an angle grinder, if you're unlucky you'll break the engine mount.


Scared now!!! affraid
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Post by skyrider on Fri 05 May 2017, 7:01 pm

spray on some plus gas and leave for a few days and spray again every other day
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Post by Crash- Elmit on Fri 05 May 2017, 10:31 pm

Buy A very large hammer, get something to use as a swear box and make sure you have plenty of spare change and no young blighters in earshot. Shocked
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Post by sullivj on Sat 06 May 2017, 9:15 am

Mine only had 11k on it when I got her, and the engine bolt and exhaust header bolts were both fine. I did spray both with copious amounts of Plusgas each day for a few days before attempting removal though.

Nowadays, I remove and regrease annually, just because I can.
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Post by stormbringer on Sat 06 May 2017, 3:39 pm

@Grarea wrote:
I didn't know this was a thing. Brilliant.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRCMIDILfEI

Nice. This months' tip. Delboy talks a lot about soldering iron wattage and temperature getting too high, burning the plastic. One way of addressing that issue is to buy an iron with adjustable temperature; I got one from Lidl a few months ago for - was it 9£, and it suddenly got a new use here Smile

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