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300,000 km in Honda CB 500

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hh_12345
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300,000 km in Honda CB 500

Post by hh_12345 on Sat 03 Jun 2017, 9:02 pm

An article for a long term test of cb 500 in French.


http://www.motorevue.com/multimedia/video/300-000-km-en-honda-cb-500/21218


Not a news at at all I guess, posting this to only share links to the images of the disassembled bike that I enjoyed.




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Re: 300,000 km in Honda CB 500

Post by ZekeVal on Sun 04 Jun 2017, 1:33 pm

This bike is a legend, I think it's still being driven today, being closer to 400,000km :p

It was bought by "Moto Revue" crew in 1993 when it was released, and was brought  everywhere, on all the test ride they did, as far as Dakar in Senegal. They wanted to make sure that Honda's claim that the engine had be tested to 300,000km with no issue wasn't just a marketing stunt, they were quite dumbfounded when they opened the engine and found that it was in such a good state with very little wear. It was ridden by everyone, being treated like the underdog it was, pushed to the limit on a regular basis.

They still changed the pistons and cam chain as a precautious measure at 100,000km.

Then the crankshaft bearings at 150,000. Winter salt and grime was hard on the bike and what suffered the most was the frame which they had to weld back, as well as change the swingarm, the front brake-calliper, the exhaust, the seat and tank cap.

They changed the pistons again at 300,000km, front brake disc, clutch cable and lever, speedo cable. At this stage the frame was getting quite rotten around the centre stand apparently, but when you see what it's been through...
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Re: 300,000 km in Honda CB 500

Post by hh_12345 on Sun 04 Jun 2017, 4:22 pm

Impressive! Thanks for the translation.
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Re: 300,000 km in Honda CB 500

Post by liverpool_f_ on Sun 04 Jun 2017, 6:05 pm

That is awesome! My bike has 120,000 km on the clock. It has a lot of life in it yet!
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Re: 300,000 km in Honda CB 500

Post by ZekeVal on Sun 04 Jun 2017, 8:27 pm

@hh_12345 wrote:Impressive! Thanks for the translation.

You're welcome. I should do a full translation if I were man enough geek

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