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What did you do with your CB500 today?

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

Post by eternally_troubled on Tue 01 Jan 2019, 3:51 pm

@Crash- Elmit wrote:
I'm not sure about the cooling, but now the fan cuts in when temp gauge reads in the middle, the hoses get hot, and I have pressure but I don't know if coolant is circulating correctly - I can see it circulating with the cap off though. 

On a side note, I discovered it is easier to remove and refit the carbs and airbox whilst still joined together.

IF all the hoses get hot that's a good sign ;)

I'd suspect that the temperature gauge has (in some way) been upset by the rebuild and is reading differently than before. I think it just works on resistance to ground, so it could just be a bad or corroded connection that will stop it reading as high as before.

If you leave the bike idling and the fan cuts in, does the fan stop again, after a while? Does the temperature gauge go down (a little) after the fan has been on? I suspect if both these things happen then you have little to worry about.

The only real way to tell is to wait until a hot day in summer and take it for a ride...
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by skyerae on Tue 01 Jan 2019, 4:19 pm

We only have one hot day (in Scotland at least.....)
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by eternally_troubled on Tue 01 Jan 2019, 4:23 pm

@skyerae wrote:We only have one hot day (in Scotland at least.....)

Makes cooling less of an issue... ;)
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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by Crash- Elmit on Tue 01 Jan 2019, 5:03 pm

Yes ET, all the hoses get hot, and the fan runs for a minute and then stops but the gauge stays roughly in the middle of the white bar

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Re: What did you do with your CB500 today?

Post by muttley1 on Thu 17 Jan 2019, 9:52 am

The other day, passed mot.

Checked all the bulbs etc beforehand but one of the old aftermarket indicators decided to fail on the way. The wiring had perished so 2 new front indicators from Halfords later and all is well. Only did 1000 miles on it last year (spare bike) so usual January debate over selling it on, or not...


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