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Selling the CB500!

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Post by fgclark123 on Mon 07 Oct 2019, 3:57 pm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202790762927

I've got into the idea of enduros - I bought a 2003 XT600 - wanted to do some off roading.............

But sadly this means the CB500 has to go. Very sadly. Hope I've made the right decision.. I may be back but who knows.

The CB500 is a 2002 model. If anyone wants to know more, fire away.

It's a fine runner, no mechanical issues, I've batted them all away and maintained it well over the years.

Will I miss it? Well, the drive is only so big. It's gotta go.

Any thoughts also, if you think the ebay post is missing anything. cheers.
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Post by muttley1 on Mon 07 Oct 2019, 10:46 pm

You'll miss it definitely, regret it probably, the bike looks like it holds some memories!

Someone offered me a very decent price for my '95 bike the other day and, on the spot, I was tempted. One decent ride later and no chance, I've put too much into it to let it go just because.

N.B. Decent ride involved being followed by a 68 plate unfaired 600/750 could-be-any-thing that I kept losing in the corners for 12 miles along roads I know, but after a few sets of long straights the guy got past at 100+. I stopped to fill up, 61mpg.

Cb5, who needs more?


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Post by Jameshambleton on Tue 08 Oct 2019, 8:01 pm

I was looking at that a couple of days ago on the bay
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Post by trevor machine on Tue 08 Oct 2019, 9:20 pm

I come close to selling mine a few times - never more so than the start of this year. But now it's started to get cold again I'm glad I hung on to it. It's a great bike for when the roads get slippier and don't have any heat in them. I prefer a lighter, easier going bike from October to March - a "little" twin like the 500 is just right for the kind of miles I do. Either town work or out on the back lanes - getting up to the speed limit, a few overtakes here and there. I've been out on the CB a bit more recently and I can't fault it - just got an MOT on it this morning, and even though the guy is strict he couldn't find owt wrong with it. It's a P reg w/ 44k on it. Only thing it needs for winter is a fender extenda and another longer flap beneath - like your bike. I did have one fitted but it all went a bit wrong one day. Embarassed
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Post by fgclark123 on Sat 12 Oct 2019, 4:36 pm

Well, looks like £649 isn't attracting any buyers - I bought it for that sum a couple years ago... tho that was in June.

Might mothball it til spring.

It is a good runner tho, mostly thanks to the advice in this forum...

As to regrets - time will tell!

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