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wornsprokets
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Re: buying a cb 500

Post by wornsprokets on Sat 03 Mar 2018, 4:03 pm

Fender extender great idea ive one on v, taught i had one on s maybe it fell off i cant remember... radiator are weak on cb  so...keeps most crap off them

Fork top yoke,clocks,fairing braket fairing... also different engine mounting bolt assembly...thats about it.. i love cbr 600f  91-98 there great if you can get an ok one...

Racers from what i can see use nissin brakes...james would be man to as about racers... i think fairing not used on race bikes as it fairly fragile wouldnt last a crash...crack to bits
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Re: buying a cb 500

Post by davecb5002 on Sat 03 Mar 2018, 4:17 pm

Well Hovis,that looks a nice tidy black S that you are going to look at. But 4 hours each way.
So what will you do if you like it, ride it back home, go to collect at another time or have it delivered ??. Not sure what the weather is like in France, but is rubbish here, knee deep in snow and ice No No
But maybe not to bad there. Best of look with the viewing nothing worse than spitting feathers,makes ya throat dry affraid
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Re: buying a cb 500

Post by hovis on Sat 03 Mar 2018, 4:26 pm

The plan is to trailer it home - either that or get my 14 year old to drive the car back while I ride it home ...... so the trailer it is then - I am the king of overkill so it will get about 10 ratchet straps. Weather is stunning today 20 degrees and sunny. Tomorrow not so good might be a bit drizzly!! I know 8 hour round trip is a bit bonkers, but just nothing doing at all in my area. Wouldn't even consider it if it didn't look like a good one - but you never know - some sellers are clearly deluded or deranged with what they tell you. I just reckon I wouldn't think twice about going to work for a 9 hour day, so why not have a 9 hour day buying a bike!!
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Re: buying a cb 500

Post by hovis on Sat 03 Mar 2018, 4:29 pm

And yes wornsprockets my old CBR 600 was basically a massive grin on 2 wheels, superb bike. I'm a bit out of practice for such a machine though and I might have to do some yoga to fully appreciate one again!!
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Re: buying a cb 500

Post by wornsprokets on Sat 03 Mar 2018, 4:43 pm

Cbr 600 not extreme as my 96 fireblade ...its an armchair compared to it... cbr 600f only going to go up in value if you can get very clean one....
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Re: buying a cb 500

Post by mikethebike on Sat 03 Mar 2018, 4:47 pm

That looks an absolute belter!  My 500x had 19,000 on it when I bought it 5 years ago and it didn't look a patch on the one you are going to view - mine had obviously had the well documented finish issues on the engine cases and sported a (badly)executed re-spray with alloy wheel paint by a previous owner (still does!). 

Hope yours works out to be as good in the flesh as it looks in the pics when you do get to see it.

+1 for the 's' version.  The fairing is handy at deflecting the wind.  I've recently had another go on the 'new' naked CB500 and you can definitely tell the difference.
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Re: buying a cb 500

Post by hovis on Sat 03 Mar 2018, 5:36 pm

Does look good!! hopefully he doesn't have one last go for old times sake this evening and sticks it in a ditch!!
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Re: buying a cb 500

Post by wornsprokets on Sat 03 Mar 2018, 5:41 pm

I bought my cb 500v ...it was first one i saw as there doesnt be many here for sale now... and cb500s had 19k(mite been 18k)  and had loads of problems as it had not been started for up to 7/8yrs.i bought it taking chance but bought it very cheap
It was border line parts bike
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Re: buying a cb 500

Post by hovis on Sat 03 Mar 2018, 6:18 pm

Looked at one a bit like that last week or so - except that one really was a pile of old rust!!
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Re: buying a cb 500

Post by wornsprokets on Sat 03 Mar 2018, 6:26 pm

Tyres gone,fork seals gone,tyres gone,wheel bearings gone,chain sprokets gone...front mastercylinder seals gone...foot pegs damaged... list goes on
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Re: buying a cb 500

Post by Oafski on Sun 04 Mar 2018, 3:32 pm

@wornsprokets wrote:Tyres gone,fork seals gone,tyres gone,wheel bearings gone,chain sprokets gone...front mastercylinder seals gone...foot pegs damaged... list goes on

Must be a thing with the 500v, mine was the same, all sorted now apart from the peeling engine paint and scuffed clutch cover.
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Re: buying a cb 500

Post by wornsprokets on Sun 04 Mar 2018, 6:33 pm

It wasnt v.. it was in good condition. It was cb500sy that was in bits....
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Re: buying a cb 500

Post by hovis on Sun 04 Mar 2018, 6:47 pm

Well finally made it home with my new CB 500. I can only say I couldn't find a mark on it - 15 years old and as new as the man said!!. Still has its original tool kit in place under seat and original owners manual, FSH, main and spare key, Tank cover, LED indicators fitted and originals in a bag, high screen fitted and original in a bag. It spent 4 hours bouncing on the back of a trailer in the pouring rain. Got home,, started it , coughed, spluttered wouldn't start ............. schoolboy error, previous owner had turned fuel off (it's been a while!!!).
Rubbish photos, better to come as it is now dark.

One question - only failing is it has LED indicators fitted. All lights, horn all electrics work fine, battery is pristine and full charge, however: the right indicator turns on and functions normally except they start working about a second after operating the switch. The left indicator only works if you hold the switch to the left, when the switch automatically moves back to the middle position the indicators stop, however you still have to push the switch in to cancel .......  is this a dodgy switch, loose wire or an LED compatibility issue???

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Re: buying a cb 500

Post by wornsprokets on Sun 04 Mar 2018, 7:31 pm

Wow thats super clean cb500 ,best luck with it.i just spray in wd40 into switch  it be fine....
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Re: buying a cb 500

Post by davecb5002 on Sun 04 Mar 2018, 7:58 pm

Well that looks a nice one Smile pity about the colour. So it was worth the 8 hour round trip then.
Fancy not turning fuel tap on, thinking OMG what have I bought.We have all done that at one point or another.
Think you will find the higher screen better, pushes wind over your head,less buffeting. 
So good luck with your first trips out. cheers cheers
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Re: buying a cb 500

Post by hovis on Sun 04 Mar 2018, 9:12 pm

I'll try the WD40.

Sorry but couldn't resist a black one!! Feel such a berk about the fuel switch - unfortunately work may get in the way of the first ride tomorrow - hopefully Tuesday is a nice day!!

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Re: buying a cb 500

Post by sullivj on Sun 04 Mar 2018, 9:21 pm

Looks lovely. 

I would be very tempted to return it back to standard and refit the original indicators that you have.

LEDs seem to cause more problems than they're worth.
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Re: buying a cb 500

Post by tt fan on Sun 04 Mar 2018, 9:31 pm

Congratulations on your purchase, you'll have fun on that as soon as you get time. Was obviously worth waiting for the right one!
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Re: buying a cb 500

Post by hovis on Sun 04 Mar 2018, 9:54 pm

Thanks looking forward to my first chance to get out on it. I shall have a go cleaning the LEDs - do like the look of them as opposed to the chunky originals - but as you say if they continue to be a problem always have the originals to fall back on. Think I'll also give the original screen a go as well, prefer the lower look, and being of restricted growth may be OK for me!!
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Re: buying a cb 500

Post by skyerae on Mon 05 Mar 2018, 5:57 am

I would suggest electrical contact cleaner - you can buy cans of it and it evaporates after use. Spray that into the indicator switchgear and it should clear it. I had a dodgy kill switch that would kill the bike when switched off and then when switched back on still not let it start. I used contact cleaner a few times and problem solved. WD40 plus any condensation (or rain) turns into a gummy green sludge that really wreaks havoc, as I found in my ignition leads for cars. Just my humble opinion for what it is worth........
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Re: buying a cb 500

Post by hovis on Mon 05 Mar 2018, 7:13 am

wd 40 now make a specialist electronic contact cleaner spray - will give it a go:     https://www.amazon.co.uk/WD40-Drying-Contact-Cleaner-250ml/dp/B00KPUBO2S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1520233938&sr=8-1&keywords=wd+40+electronic+contact+cleaner
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Re: buying a cb 500

Post by Jameshambleton on Mon 05 Mar 2018, 8:07 am

Spray normal wd40 in the left hand switch gear, if that doesn't solve the issue check if the relay is original or not. My issue ( but with bulbs) was a breaking down relay (under the offside rear cowl) I replaced this and I've not had an issue since.
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Re: buying a cb 500

Post by ZekeVal on Mon 05 Mar 2018, 3:03 pm

Congrats on your purchase! She's looking good!
Hope you solve this small electrical issue (doesn't sound like a big deal).
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Re: buying a cb 500

Post by hovis on Mon 05 Mar 2018, 5:10 pm

Many thanks for LED advice I'll have a go tomorrow!!
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Re: buying a cb 500

Post by wornsprokets on Mon 05 Mar 2018, 7:29 pm

Spanner monkey did video on you tube on cb 500 indicator switch...

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