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Post by Stevie Gimo on Wed 16 Aug 2017, 6:41 pm

A bit of fun really this, what bike available today, would be worthy of the next CB500?
Built with the same sort of traits as the CB500.
High mileages, ultra reliable, handles well, courier capable, pizza delivery special lol....
So if there were no CB5s left, what would you have
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Post by Jameshambleton on Wed 16 Aug 2017, 6:54 pm

I'd choose the lesser obvious option and get a cbf500 and put a smaller rear wheel in it then fit an over sized tyre for the aggressive profile Wink
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Post by wornsprokets on Wed 16 Aug 2017, 9:44 pm

Is cbf 500 a good bike.... i know it has cb 500 engine.... but ive only seen a few in dublin.... seen more cbf600s
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Post by ANDYC on Wed 16 Aug 2017, 9:53 pm

There not bad bikes, I've had a few over the years. 
The only probs that I found were that it has a smaller tank range than the CB500 despite having a one litre larger tank. And they don't do one with a fairing.
Other than that they were OK.
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Post by trevor machine on Wed 16 Aug 2017, 10:23 pm

CBF600? Dunno tbh. MT07? SV? I tend to think that pretty much any Jap bike will run and run, given the proper servicing and some regular attention with an oily rag. They're all well-designed and built properly.
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Post by ANDYC on Wed 16 Aug 2017, 11:14 pm

Sorry I should have been more specific,  I was referring to the CBF500. I've also had a couple of the CBF600  they were heavy, dull and generally not nearly as much fun as the CB500.
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Post by Fair Weather Rider on Thu 17 Aug 2017, 9:25 am

MT 07 good choice, Trevor Machine. Lot of my friends have them and say that they are a great bike.
Also agree with you on Jap build quality.
I like my CB500, because I can fix it when and if it has a problem, no need for Lap Tops.

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Post by trevor machine on Thu 17 Aug 2017, 9:45 am

True, true - I prefer mechanical to electrical too. The less of the latter the better.
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Post by ANDYC on Thu 17 Aug 2017, 9:48 am

@trevor machine wrote:True, true - I prefer mechanical to electrical too. The less of the latter the better.
Very Happy I agree
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Post by Jameshambleton on Thu 17 Aug 2017, 12:09 pm

@ANDYC wrote:There not bad bikes, I've had a few over the years. 
The only probs that I found were that it has a smaller tank range than the CB500 despite having a one litre larger tank. And they don't do one with a fairing.
Other than that they were OK.
Suppose you could swap on cb5 carbs depending on the inlet rubber diameter for the economy. Could also swap out the cams too though I'm sure they're already the same?

@ANDYC wrote:Sorry I should have been more specific,  I was referring to the CBF500. I've also had a couple of the CBF600  they were heavy, dull and generally not nearly as much fun as the CB500.

inline 4 though  Laughing
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Post by ANDYC on Thu 17 Aug 2017, 8:49 pm

Carbs are differently set up and won't fit due to the difference in the frames.
The cams are the same, the problem seemed to be that the jetting was larger to get the same power output whilst using the (heavy) catalytic converter built into the silencer.
So much for saving the planet with lower emissions but having to burn more fossil fuel in the process. 
Do the people that decide on these regulations actually ever see it other than on paper?
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Post by trevor machine on Thu 17 Aug 2017, 8:55 pm

Haha - good point(s). It's like with the shift to electric vehicles. Yeah nice one - build more nuclear power stations to meet demand - saves pollution in the inner cities, only downside is a world full of plutonium cooling lagoons filled with the most toxic substance known to man, that takes several hundred millennia to decay. But at least those in the square mile of London don't have to wear smog masks, so that's okay.

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