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Post by l.t.racing on Thu 31 May 2018, 11:20 pm

Hi,  I have been building my self a cb500 race bike.  Dose any one know the std weight?.  See alot of diffrent reading online

I have got mine too 146.6kg wet but no fuel. Going to try get it in to the 145kg, which i have saved 250g since i last weighed it. Then it start on spending bigger money on trying to remove more weight.

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Post by turista on Fri 01 Jun 2018, 12:28 am

Don't forget the tires, some brands/models weight more than others.
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Post by ANDYC on Fri 01 Jun 2018, 8:16 am

Where does it all end Lee,
Magnesium or carbon fibre wheels perhaps.
The downside that I have with mine is that I'm 10kg heavier than I need to be, and it doesn't seem to be disappearing very quickly despite my best efforts.
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Post by TheWizardofOdds on Fri 01 Jun 2018, 10:55 am

@ANDYC wrote:Where does it all end Lee,
Magnesium or carbon fibre wheels perhaps.
The downside that I have with mine is that I'm 10kg heavier than I need to be, and it doesn't seem to be disappearing very quickly despite my best efforts.


The cheapest option. Most people don't even consider losing weight themselves! These days, many can stand to lose multiple kilos.
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Post by Beresford on Fri 01 Jun 2018, 11:30 am

In the past year, I have managed to lose 27kg. That's a lot of money in Titanium !

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Post by l.t.racing on Fri 01 Jun 2018, 9:43 pm

It never ends lol. Thought about ali swing arm and tank over winter. Yes could lose weight my self as well. As when i raced one of these 10 years ago i was 9 stone now 13stone. 

I kind of like trying to save weight from a bike its a nice challange
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Post by ANDYC on Fri 01 Jun 2018, 10:15 pm

@Beresford wrote:In the past year, I have managed to lose 27kg. That's a lot of money in Titanium !

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27kg that's impressive! 
Any tips on how to do it?
I think that to loose 10kg I might have to hack a leg off or something similar  Laughing
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Post by Beresford on Fri 01 Jun 2018, 10:56 pm

@ANDYC wrote:
@Beresford wrote:In the past year, I have managed to lose 27kg. That's a lot of money in Titanium !

cheers
27kg that's impressive! 
Any tips on how to do it?
I think that to loose 10kg I might have to hack a leg off or something similar  Laughing
Well, I'm fairly large to start with, I was 140 kg. however the basic method was to cut out alcohol, pies and sugar.
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Post by Jameshambleton on Sat 02 Jun 2018, 10:26 am

Have you thought about a JLR loom? Wink
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Post by ANDYC on Sat 02 Jun 2018, 10:58 am

And here's me trying to get down from 80 to 70kg, the struggle is real Very Happy
As it's all about a power to weight ratio on the track, so I decided that I could either get down to Danni Pedrosa's weight or I need more power!
This is probably why I'm upping the power output, it seems more acheivable whilst retaining all my limbs.
The cost of a power upgrade also means having too many pies, sweets or beers is no longer affordable so it should be a win win situation although the scales tell a different story. confused
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Post by l.t.racing on Sat 02 Jun 2018, 12:54 pm

James do my own looms lot better then his more, i remove more, fit waterproof fittings.
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Post by l.t.racing on Sat 02 Jun 2018, 12:54 pm

Saved around 1kg just doing the loom
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Post by eternally_troubled on Sat 02 Jun 2018, 6:44 pm

@Beresford wrote:In the past year, I have managed to lose 27kg. That's a lot of money in Titanium !

:cheers:

Does the bike feel faster now? :)
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Post by Beresford on Sat 02 Jun 2018, 10:09 pm

@eternally_troubled wrote:Does the bike feel faster now? Smile
Well, it only got back on the road today after being SORned for a few months while I did a few titivations (new chain, some paintwork, wheel bearings etc) and I find that it hasn't got any quicker at all, unfortunately. 10,300 in top and it hits the rev limiter just as it used to do. What can I do to fix this ?  pirat
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Post by ANDYC on Sat 02 Jun 2018, 11:49 pm

Look on the bright side, it still hits the rev limiter.
The question is does it get there any faster than it used to?
I normally gear bikes so that they only just hit the red line in top gear. Otherwise you're wasting power.
Try either a larger front sprocket or a smaller rear sprocket, or indeed a shorter piece of road to test it on.
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Post by Beresford on Sun 03 Jun 2018, 12:09 am

Sprockets are far too technical for me. I think I'll try this technique
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Post by wornsprokets on Sun 03 Jun 2018, 1:58 pm

@l.t.racing wrote:James do my own looms lot better then his more, i remove more, fit waterproof fittings.
I bought few bits off josh,he has good race bikes.. i be nervous going at a bike looms they can go on fire easy if done badly...last thing i want  affraid
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Post by l.t.racing on Sun 03 Jun 2018, 10:22 pm

Wornsprockets, would that be a dig at me? If you want too know the true info. And I have heard it from the bloke I did the loom for. The bike didnt catch fire and it was not even a bit I would have touched. A wire fitting came out of the switch  gear side of the loom. Which I don' touch apart from remove wires that no longer used.   Ya he builds and sells good race bikes. I know of two bikes that brakes failed  on. One lad when straight in too a wall. Amount of problems I have heard about his work or bikes sold is unreal . But the people don' like to say owt. As they then will be a out sider.   I'm doing a engine now for a ts500 rider. Who is mates with josh but he said josh is a good lad but would not let him near his bike. What' that say then when its a mate
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Post by l.t.racing on Sun 03 Jun 2018, 10:38 pm

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Post by l.t.racing on Sun 03 Jun 2018, 10:52 pm

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Post by wornsprokets on Mon 04 Jun 2018, 12:04 am

No not a dig in anyway i had electrical connection melt on bike from previous owner bodge ,  your bikes look good.  stuff coming loose parts fail thats part of racing, pushing bikes to limit these things happen. Sure i saw late great joey dunlop at skerries and his exhaust came loose on his rs250... who he blame... himself.??
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Post by Cb500racer on Tue 12 Jun 2018, 8:35 pm

New to this page raced years ago looking for a cb ready to race they seemed to have moved on abit since i last race
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Post by l.t.racing on Wed 13 Jun 2018, 9:24 pm

When did you race them?
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Post by Cb500racer on Wed 13 Jun 2018, 10:02 pm

When it first started at bsb as support class
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Post by goulton on Thu 26 Jul 2018, 10:38 pm

To answer the top question, Honda quotes 173kg dry weight for the CB500 and 177kg for the CB500S.  This is for the V, W, X, Y and S-W, S-X, S-Y models respectively.

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