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Bikerpaul
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Modifications/upgrades

Post by Bikerpaul on Mon 15 Jan 2018, 4:52 am

Hi
| have just bought a CB500S and would like to know if anybody knows of any upgrades to make it go better.
I read on earlier posts that the CDI from an R or T model is better but I have looked up the part No and it is the same for all years!.
Can anybody please help.
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Fair Weather Rider
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Re: Modifications/upgrades

Post by Fair Weather Rider on Mon 15 Jan 2018, 9:58 am

Buy a bigger bike. Very Happy
Grarea
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Re: Modifications/upgrades

Post by Grarea on Mon 15 Jan 2018, 5:25 pm

@Fair Weather Rider wrote:Buy a bigger bike. Very Happy
Very Happy

Make sure it is running correctly. 
Give it a good service etc etc
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Re: Modifications/upgrades

Post by muttley1 on Mon 15 Jan 2018, 6:45 pm

Welcome along.
Err, make it go better? D'you mean faster, smoother, handle better?

Mileage shouldn't be an issue, previous ownership might be. As Grarea says, service, check the consumables...

Plenty of owners on this forum have had bigger. faster bikes and found that the cb5 does most things very well.

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Re: Modifications/upgrades

Post by eternally_troubled on Mon 15 Jan 2018, 8:57 pm

Have you got an after-market louder exhaust? They don't tend to increase the power output but it *feels* like you are going faster with a loud can Smile

In all honesty there isn't much you can do to easily to a CB500 engine to increase the power. There are more difficult things, but they have their associated risks and difficulties.

It is worth making sure that your tyres are good, you fork oil is fresh and your rear shocks are not shot - these will make the bike handle rather better and will enable you to go faster round the corners without any extra power.
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Post by Bikerpaul on Tue 16 Jan 2018, 1:48 am

Thanks Guys. Was hoping to hear about CDI.
Thanks again
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Re: Modifications/upgrades

Post by Jameshambleton on Tue 16 Jan 2018, 9:42 pm

There is no differences between the cdi years and I'm not sure where you'll have found the idea that there is a differance from? scratch

Maybe you've read something about the 70's cb500T (twin) and got mixed up?
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Post by ANDYC on Tue 16 Jan 2018, 10:17 pm

The cb500 has a very similar ignition advance curve to the cbr's and vfr's. 
This would make very little difference to the engine performance unless other tuning is carried out to remove some of the limiting issues like airbox, carbs and exhaust. 
The cdi isn't like an ecu that can be 'chipped '  to up the power by changing the fuel mapping.
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Re: Modifications/upgrades

Post by ANDYC on Tue 16 Jan 2018, 10:21 pm

If you really do feel that you need a programmable cdi check out my track bike project thread.
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Re: Modifications/upgrades

Post by burudis on Fri 15 Jun 2018, 6:44 pm

diferent bikes, dif ignitions for best perf
CDI not better than TCI

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