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Ted
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PostPosted: 23:19 - 25 Aug 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's pretty much it... It's a.hobby bike rather than a commuter, so didn't want something that I spend my already limited time fixing rather than riding!

It is tatty, but again that's what I was after, not ridden in so long, so I'm expecting to drop/slide it at some point.

The look is growing on me, even if its not my usual thing. I'm hoping I find the riding position a bit more comfortable in time.

It is definitely easy to ride...
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PostPosted: 17:31 - 26 Aug 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do they do different seats for CBF's, or do any other model seats fit?
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PostPosted: 21:49 - 31 Aug 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Out on it again today. Noticed the dash clocks don't light it. Might have to look into that...
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PostPosted: 23:00 - 31 Aug 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

They may just be very dim - mine are.

You can get the seat recovered and refoamed if it's a little worn / thin.
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PostPosted: 06:16 - 01 Sep 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

UncleBFester wrote:

You can get the seat recovered and refoamed if it's a little worn / thin.


It's in good condition, just the wrong shape. Sad

When I was on it yesterday, if I sit right on the back of the riders seat it's fine, but unless I clam up and brace myself there I just slide forwards.

I think if I have to hit the brakes hard I'll end up with a testical up my bum...
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PostPosted: 13:55 - 04 Sep 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

I keep writing out prices and then loosing them, so going to stick them on here so I can find them again! Quote from Silvers was:

Oil Filter - 10.25
Oil Drain Washer - 0.55
Spark Plugs - 5.49 each
Air Filter - 29.39
Fuel Filter - 15.20
Total: 60.88


Clutch Cable - 16.68
Front Pad Set - 29.35
Front Brake Disc - 121.83
Rear Pad Set - 29.00
Fork Seal - 8.95 each (replica)
Rear Shock Unit - 324.91


Off to FleaBay I go!
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PostPosted: 15:50 - 04 Sep 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ted wrote:
I keep writing out prices and then loosing them, so going to stick them on here so I can find them again! Quote from Silvers was:

Oil Filter - 10.25 - 7.20 (-3.05)
Oil Drain Washer - 0.55
Spark Plugs x2 - 10.98 - 9.86 (-1.12)
Air Filter - 29.39 - 12.22 (-17.17)
Fuel Filter - 15.20 - can't really find
Total: 60.88


Clutch Cable - 16.68 - 6.20 (-10.48)
Front Pad Set - 29.35 - 14.25 (-15.10)
Front Brake Disc - 121.83 - 95.65 (-26.18)
Rear Pad Set - 29.00 - not required
Fork Seal x2 - 17.90 (replica) - 6.50 (-11.40)
Rear Shock Unit - 324.91


Off to FleaBay I go!

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PostPosted: 23:45 - 30 Sep 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slightly last minute, but did front bearings (pig of a job), front disc and pads, and chain adjust this evening.

Front brake is a bit bindy, but will hopefully bed in alright.
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PostPosted: 19:56 - 04 Oct 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stuck this on the other day as well:

https://i.imgur.com/782JLTQ.jpg
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PostPosted: 23:00 - 14 Oct 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think I'll be dropping the pegs. Caught the front edge of my boot on the tarmac while going round a roundabout earlier!
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PostPosted: 19:25 - 31 Oct 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Took it in for the MoT, and it failed on a few bits, all quite minor and expected really.

One fail was a fork seal. I'm assuming I'm best replacing the pair at the same time?

Can I do it the easy way on these? i.e loosen the yokes, slip the forks out, pull the dust covers and old seals out, and put the new seals in. Or do I have to dismantle the forks completely and do the seals from the other way? (A mate thinks it's the latter)
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PostPosted: 11:42 - 07 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tried doing the rear shock last night. Access is a pain, and the bottom bolt is seized, probably where the road salt/water/crud is kicked up by the rear tyre.

Got the nut off, but can't shift the bolt. Tried getting the bolt to turn, but it's a no-go.

Left it soaking in oil, will have to have another crack.


Photo of the supporting antics...
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PostPosted: 08:14 - 10 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even having left the bolt to soak, still no joy. Bolt is not rounded off.

The bolt is seized to the inner race/sleeve.
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PostPosted: 17:44 - 27 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little update, managed to get that shock bolt out in the end, a sledgehammer was required. Shocked

Also had issues with the fork seals, so only replaced one side, will address this at a later date.


So, took it for the MoT this morning, and now have a shiny new ticket! Very Happy


More monies though:

MoT fail - 29.65
CBF 600 second hand monoshock - 60.00
Fork Oil - 10.00
Fork Oil Seals x2 (one to fit) - 5.95
Fork Dust Seals x2 (one to fit) - 5.00
Tyre Valve x10 pack - 3.49
Exhaust Clamps & Bulbs - 9.00
MoT fail - 29.65
Total: 152.74


Clutch Cable (yet to fit) - 5.75
Rear Wheel Hugger - 35.00
Total: 40.75


Total Spend this time: 193.49
TOTAL SPENDING TO DATE: 1087.49
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PostPosted: 17:50 - 27 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also got this GIVI Monokey V46 top box, for free. Smile

https://i.imgur.com/cLBKqR2.jpg



...and this is just an arty shot:

https://i.imgur.com/gARLEEZ.jpg
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PostPosted: 19:31 - 12 Jan 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm starting to wonder if my CBF is restricted.

I got a bit trigger happy the other day, on private property of course, and the acceleration seemed to top out at 90mph, probably could have crept up a bit further if I held it, but only slowly.
Now I'm a big/heavy chap, but the book top speed is 125mph, I can't see my 'frame' slowing it down 35mph.

The numberplate has had holes drilled in the bottom, which correspond to nothing on the bike, so I assume they were for an L plate. There is also marks on the front fender, possibly from an adhesive L plate.

I wouldn't mind riding it restricted, IF I had the paperwork, as it might hold a better resale value. But I don't have said paperwork.

Would 90mph be about right for a restricted CBF500?
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PostPosted: 09:30 - 17 Jan 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ted wrote:


Would 90mph be about right for a restricted CBF500?


I have ridden a CBF500 once, didn't max it out but I would expect something in the region of 110.

You could take the carbs off and see if there are any washers on the intake. Before you do that, check the throttle cable is getting full travel.
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PostPosted: 10:49 - 17 Jan 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I had to bet one way or the other I'd be putting money on not restricted.
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