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What did you do with your CB500 today?

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sullivj
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by sullivj on Mon 16 Apr 2018, 9:32 pm

It felt really good thanks Dave. Before the replacement, I couldn't really move it off the peg, so being able to stretch my leg out when I need to, will make a big difference to me.

I'm week 8 post op, so still doing lots of exercises, but seeing an improvement most days.

Nice to be back in the saddle.
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mikethebike
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by mikethebike on Mon 23 Apr 2018, 5:34 pm

You may remember in my diary post I said I'd be replacing my indicators that were held together by gaffer tape over the year.  I won a new left and right hand bracket for the rear ones on ebay over the weekend and they came with a couple of indicators attached - result! 

However, the previous owner had just cut through the wires when the bike was stripped, so the bayonet fixings were missing on the indicator wires and the wires themselves were too short anyway!  So, I spent the afternoon yesterday stripping the indicator shells off and then beginning to replace the first of the broken ones, using the original wires from the broken indicators. 

Initially it looked like an easy swap out, but I wasn't counting on Honda having fitted a small rubber grommet within the indicator stalk itself.  It took a while to be able to prize this out to be able to release the wires for re-use in the newer bodies, but got it done in the end (on one indicator anyway).  Will tackle another one next weekend. Very Happy
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mikethebike
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by mikethebike on Mon 23 Apr 2018, 5:35 pm

You may remember in my diary post I said I'd be replacing my indicators that were held together by gaffer tape over the year.  I won a new left and right hand bracket for the rear ones on ebay over the weekend and they came with a couple of indicators attached - result! 

However, the previous owner had just cut through the wires when the bike was stripped, so the bayonet fixings were missing on the indicator wires and the wires themselves were too short anyway!  So, I spent the afternoon yesterday stripping the indicator shells off and then beginning to replace the first of the broken ones, using the original wires from the broken indicators. 

Initially it looked like an easy swap out, but I wasn't counting on Honda having fitted a small rubber grommet within the indicator stalk itself.  It took a while to be able to prize this out to be able to release the wires for re-use in the newer bodies, but got it done in the end (on one indicator anyway).  Will tackle another one next weekend. Very Happy
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by trevor machine on Mon 23 Apr 2018, 5:41 pm

Ragged the f*** out of it cos the ninja's off the road with a leaky fuel pipe. 

Swore I'd flog the 500 cos it's getting no use, but after thrashing it stupid today and yesterday I might have to bloody well keep the damn thing. 

It's so shaky, and flexes up and down and is hinged in the middle, but wow it does reward a firm hand.
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Llewelyn1965
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Llewelyn1965 on Mon 23 Apr 2018, 7:50 pm

Just got back from Shrewsbury where I joined the 'bike4life' rideout yesterday. 3500 bikes on a 23 mile trip from Shrewsbury to RAF Cosford. What an amazing site. Did it last year too. Raises money for the Midlands Air Ambulance. Some fantastic machines involved.
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teamster1975
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by teamster1975 on Wed 25 Apr 2018, 6:40 pm

New rear tyre, MOT passed, no advisories Very Happy
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Grarea
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Grarea on Wed 25 Apr 2018, 6:43 pm

Nice.
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stormbringer
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by stormbringer on Wed 25 Apr 2018, 8:43 pm

Replaced all 4 indicators to mini versions with some sort of Halogen bulbs. Required a replacement relay too, because the bulbs use less power.
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Oafski
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Oafski on Thu 26 Apr 2018, 11:03 am

Managed to snap an exhaust pipe stud on Tuesday while trying to fit my new Delkevic System, new studs and nuts arrived this morning courtesy of David Silver, so now I am torn between leaving well enough alone as my skanky, rusty and with pin holes in the silencer exhaust is still held firm in the head and not blowing and I have two events I want to attend at the weekend, or do I crack on and bask in the glory of my shiny new exhaust IF the broken stud comes out ok but have the right hump if it doesn't and I cant use it at the weekend.
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Beresford
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Beresford on Thu 26 Apr 2018, 2:18 pm

Jobs like this always take 10 times as long as you'd think. So play safe. Get there. Win the Rat Bike Trophy. pirat
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Oafski
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Oafski on Thu 26 Apr 2018, 4:27 pm

Sound advice which I am going to follow.
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Jameshambleton
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Jameshambleton on Thu 26 Apr 2018, 6:34 pm

You can see on the head there are some parts of the head that appears to have been blanked on the exahust side, These can be drilled and tapped for studs should you not be able to remove the existing stud. Best of luck at the RAT show
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skyrider
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by skyrider on Thu 26 Apr 2018, 6:55 pm

@Oafski wrote:Managed to snap an exhaust pipe stud on Tuesday while trying to fit my new Delkevic System, new studs and nuts arrived this morning courtesy of David Silver, so now I am torn between leaving well enough alone as my skanky, rusty and with pin holes in the silencer exhaust is still held firm in the head and not blowing and I have two events I want to attend at the weekend, or do I crack on and bask in the glory of my shiny new exhaust IF the broken stud comes out ok but have the right hump if it doesn't and I cant use it at the weekend.
when I was doing up my 99 cb5 I sprayed plus gas on all four studs every night for about a week and a half before I even attempted to loosen them and then after that time I put a socket on them and everyone came out easy it was well worth spraying them
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Oafski
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Oafski on Fri 27 Apr 2018, 11:02 am

Which of course is what I should have done in the first place and will be doing after the weekend for a few days. Before I became an Old Duffer I would definitely thought I'll give that a good dowsing in Plus Gas before I attempt to undo those as I KNOW they are prone to snapping.
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Jameshambleton on Sat 28 Apr 2018, 12:48 pm

Swapped out the front forks for the ones I rebuilt a while ago (approx 3 years ago). One of the mudguard bolts sheared which wasn't fun. Also cleaned out and regreased the speedo drive.
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Beresford
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Beresford on Sat 28 Apr 2018, 5:33 pm

Just about finished.


New front disc and pads. Clean and paint wheels. Replace chain and sprockets. Paint peg brackets, front sprocket cover, remove de-rust and paint swing arm. Replace rear wheel bearings and seals.
Also fit front fork gaiters.

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Jameshambleton
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Jameshambleton on Sat 28 Apr 2018, 9:19 pm

What are the dimensions of that room looks mahoosive
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Beresford
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Beresford on Sat 28 Apr 2018, 9:53 pm

@Jameshambleton wrote:What are the dimensions of that room looks mahoosive

Um. Not sure James. I got planning permission a few years ago to build a garage and when I asked the builder what the cost of making it a little bigger was , he said "actually not much" So I went for it.
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ZekeVal
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by ZekeVal on Sun 29 Apr 2018, 12:04 pm

That hoist on the rails is a thing of beauty! You can basically put you bike anywhere on the ceiling!
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ANDYC
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by ANDYC on Sun 29 Apr 2018, 12:33 pm

NOW THAT'S MY KIND OF WORKSHOP!!!
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wornsprokets
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by wornsprokets on Sun 29 Apr 2018, 12:37 pm

Wow i love  a garage that size ...i never be out of it...impressive garage ...mike
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wornsprokets
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by wornsprokets on Sun 29 Apr 2018, 12:42 pm

Got cb500s back on road after a long lay off from january with electricial woes... new stator & r&r& battery and loom connections cleaned up...and extra earth added...fork seals were leaking bad but i used a seal mate tool and at mo looks like it worked....we see....
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Oafski
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Oafski on Sun 29 Apr 2018, 3:23 pm

Rode it down to Italian Bike Day at The Ace Cafe, freezing cold down there and nowhere as many bikes as last year. That will teach me to take the liners out of my bike gear too early.
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davecb5002
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by davecb5002 on Sun 29 Apr 2018, 3:37 pm

@ANDYC wrote:NOW THAT'S MY KIND OF WORKSHOP!!!

Love the size of the workshop, but like mine is full of stuff.Have trouble remembering where I have put stuff Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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Beresford
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Beresford on Sun 29 Apr 2018, 9:14 pm

@ZekeVal wrote:That hoist on the rails is a thing of beauty! You can basically put you bike anywhere on the ceiling!

It was actually quite cheap. I got the steel from a demolition contractor and the winch is an ebay item. Total cost was way less than a hydraulic bike lift.

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