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101,000 mile cb

Post by cc1085 on Sun 03 Sep 2017, 8:34 pm

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Re: 101,000 mile cb

Post by cc1085 on Sun 03 Sep 2017, 8:38 pm

Someone asked for a photo of my cb ages ago. This is it packed and ready for camping trip from Ireland to Europe.
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Re: 101,000 mile cb

Post by wornsprokets on Sun 03 Sep 2017, 8:53 pm

Looks good ive simular colour cb 500v....great to see a cb 500...on touring duty.... how many of those miles have you put on it....
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Re: 101,000 mile cb

Post by cc1085 on Sun 03 Sep 2017, 9:37 pm

I've put about 80k on it. The bike hadn't been used much by the previous owner. Everything still works perfectly and only service items have been replaced. Engine, clutch and electrics etc have never had any faults. It has become the perfect bike for me and I would only replace it with a cb500. Previous bikes: BSA Bantam,Hinckley Triumphs, Pan-European, BMW K bikes to RT's Kawasaki GTR's etc. 
The CB500 will do everything any of the above can only be more reliable and a hell of a lot more fun. Nulli Secundus.
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Post by wornsprokets on Sun 03 Sep 2017, 10:18 pm

Putting 80k on it good work....ive cb 500v & cb 500s there do all bikes.... ive  early fireblade too it gets a run now and then. I do work in dublin city centre so cb 's are ideal
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Re: 101,000 mile cb

Post by cc1085 on Sun 03 Sep 2017, 11:29 pm

wornsprokets wrote:Putting 80k on it good work....ive cb 500v & cb 500s there do all bikes.... ive  early fireblade too it gets a run now and then. I do work in dublin city centre so cb 's are ideal

Which is better, cb500s or cb500?
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Re: 101,000 mile cb

Post by wornsprokets on Sun 03 Sep 2017, 11:44 pm

Hard to say only been riding cb500s few weeks(19k) and cb 500v(49k 3yrs)....s fairing gives better wind protection...seems alittle bit faster..... the fairing vibrates a bit...so little noise from it...for  motorway -s.....for classic looks... naked bike........theres not much in it really. I like both...if it was one be...cb 500v as ive ridden it longer. The cb 500s stil has few problems as it was left up for years i am stil in process of fixing them just small things
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Re: 101,000 mile cb

Post by trevor machine on Mon 04 Sep 2017, 6:34 am

cc1085 wrote:I've put about 80k on it. The bike hadn't been used much by the previous owner. Everything still works perfectly and only service items have been replaced. Engine, clutch and electrics etc have never had any faults. It has become the perfect bike for me and I would only replace it with a cb500. Previous bikes: BSA Bantam,Hinckley Triumphs, Pan-European, BMW K bikes to RT's Kawasaki GTR's etc. 
The CB500 will do everything any of the above can only be more reliable and a hell of a lot more fun. Nulli Secundus.

80k - wow, nice one! Very interesting to read about the reliability of so many non-service parts too. One question - how often do you change the oil?
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Re: 101,000 mile cb

Post by Beresford on Mon 04 Sep 2017, 10:02 am

trevor machine wrote:80k - wow, nice one! Very interesting to read about the reliability of so many non-service parts too. One question - how often do you change the oil?

And how long does a chain last with you ?
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Re: 101,000 mile cb

Post by Fair Weather Rider on Mon 04 Sep 2017, 10:18 am

Love to hear these positive things about the CB, what a brilliant machine it is.

Rock on.
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Re: 101,000 mile cb

Post by cc1085 on Mon 04 Sep 2017, 6:14 pm

trevor machine wrote:



cc1085 wrote:I've put about 80k on it. The bike hadn't been used much by the previous owner. Everything still works perfectly and only service items have been replaced. Engine, clutch and electrics etc have never had any faults. It has become the perfect bike for me and I would only replace it with a cb500. Previous bikes: BSA Bantam,Hinckley Triumphs, Pan-European, BMW K bikes to RT's Kawasaki GTR's etc. 
The CB500 will do everything any of the above can only be more reliable and a hell of a lot more fun. Nulli Secundus.





80k - wow, nice one! Very interesting to read about the reliability of so many non-service parts too. One question - how often do you change the oil?


Oil and filter change approx every 8,000 miles. I use 10/40, the cheapest that I can find.Nothing fancy.
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Re: 101,000 mile cb

Post by cc1085 on Mon 04 Sep 2017, 6:19 pm

Beresford wrote:

trevor machine wrote:80k - wow, nice one! Very interesting to read about the reliability of so many non-service parts too. One question - how often do you change the oil?



And how long does a chain last with you ?

I use a chain oiler (Tutoro) and chain and sprockets usually last about 25-30k miles though I don't keep a record. I use RK chains and aftermarket sprockets
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Re: 101,000 mile cb

Post by wornsprokets on Mon 04 Sep 2017, 6:40 pm

Maybe i am over the top changing mine at every 3k.... but i use halfords 10/40 car oil.... i use a lubeman chain oiler last few months
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Re: 101,000 mile cb

Post by cc1085 on Mon 04 Sep 2017, 10:41 pm

wornsprokets wrote:Maybe i am over the top changing mine at every 3k.... but i use halfords 10/40 car oil.... i use a lubeman chain oiler last few months
3K miles! A friend of mine runs an old flathead bsa(mostly vintage events) and he uses the old oil from my cb in that and it's still going strong. I'm not recommending you change your routine of oil changes as it is your choice and you will probably feel better when you are out on the bike.

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