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Post by NFortySeven on Mon 06 May 2019, 9:51 pm

Evening all!  

I’ve recently purchased a ‘94 CB500R (non-running at the moment). I’ll hopefully have it home tomorrow evening and can begin ownership properly. The aim is to have it up and running ASAP and just enjoy it over the summer.

Will get some pictures up once I get the time, and it could also do with a freshen up as it’s laid up outside for a year and not turned a wheel.
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Post by stormbringer on Tue 07 May 2019, 10:02 am

Hi there, and welcome to the asylum Smile

You say non-runner... Okay. Then you'll have something to pass the hours with in the coming days.

We're here to help. There's a wealth of knowledge to be found on this site, and I'd suggest you start by searching for topics relevant to your issue at hand , then procede to start a new thread if the search didn't provide useful results. The search-function is not the best I've ever seen, so you'll be excused even if topics covering your issue do exist.

And yes, we'd like to see some pictures!
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Post by teamster1975 on Tue 07 May 2019, 11:49 am

Welcome mate, good luck with the fix-up!
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Post by NFortySeven on Tue 07 May 2019, 12:17 pm

Thanks for the welcome guys!

Yeah the bike was bought for pennies from a local guy who needed to free up some space.  He loaned it to a friend of his last year after he had a spill and was between bikes, this friend only rode it for a few weeks and was left outside in the elements since some time last year.

Before the previous owner loaned it to his friend he'd put a new chain, battery, sprockets, plugs, SS exhaust, and new fork seals on the bike, and  then gave it a full service.  While it looks a bit worse for wear due to the rust from being outside, hopefully it doesn't take too much to get it going again.

Will need to get a set of rear shocks ordered for it, as the ones that are on it have seen better days.  Anyone know where I could get some TEC rear shocks in a hurry?  I've emailed TEC themselves but they won't be in stock for another 6-8 weeks.


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Post by Beresford on Tue 07 May 2019, 5:51 pm

@NFortySeven wrote:Will need to get a set of rear shocks ordered for it, as the ones that are on it have seen better days.  Anyone know where I could get some TEC rear shocks in a hurry?  I've emailed TEC themselves but they won't be in stock for another 6-8 weeks.






Are they too far gone to just clean up for temporary use. I don't think TEC sell through agents, only from their own on-line store, though I could be wrong on that. I have a notion that their stuff is all chinese made anyway, so you might pick up something similar from ebay.

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Post by NFortySeven on Thu 09 May 2019, 8:46 am

You may have a point Beresford, they may be possible to save.  I hadn't had a good look at them until yesterday when I got home from work, but it seems like surface rust is the only visible issue with them.

I've booked Saturday off from the missus with the intention of getting torn into it.  I've decided I'll need a new headlight bulb, as I'm pretty sure a candle would produce more light, and new indicators too.  The current indicators are enormous and flash too quickly (relay issue?).

Will get some pictures of it on Saturday - can't bare being out in that weather any longer than necessary!
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Post by Beresford on Thu 09 May 2019, 9:44 am

@NFortySeven wrote:and new indicators too.  The current indicators are enormous and flash too quickly (relay issue?).

Sounds as if there may be LED bulbs in there. The normal bulbs usually only flash rapidly whenever one bulb has failed.
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Post by NFortySeven on Mon 13 May 2019, 7:56 am

Just to update before making a thread of my own. The bulbs in the indicators are Halogen and all seem to be working, albeit flashing at twice the speed they should. 

Put new fuel into the tank and gave the battery a quick charge - ignition on, hit the start switch and nothing, not even a click. Opened the solenoid and the fuses were covered in grime, replaced those and then got it clicking on the start button. 

Next day after leaving the battery to charge overnight, the bike now turns over on the start switch. It will turn over 3 times, pause, turn over once, pause, turn over 3 times etc. If I get a chance during the week I’ll check the spark plugs, I assume to get access is a tank off job?
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Post by haybunch on Mon 13 May 2019, 8:09 am

yes get the tank off it's just a couple of hoses to disconnect

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