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#1 Unread post by Kal » Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:03 pm

My beloved has in pronciple agreed to me getting a new bike...

The big choice at the moment is between these three:

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1999 Honda CB500 44 thousand miles £600
She is okay with this. I've been borrowing Dukanmortis' CB the last couple of weeks and it keeps pushing me to behave like a hooligan!

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1996 Kawasaki GPz500s about 40 thousand miles £675
She isn't happy with this, but she should continue to talk with me. Itr will definately mean I ride like a hooligan but that will be with my 'Blade weilding hooligan friends.

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This is a bike we both like. It's certainly different and should keep me calm enough not to act like a complete hooligan.
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#2 Unread post by DivideOverflow » Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:08 pm

I wasn't aware hooliganism was bike dependant ;)

44k miles is quite a bit... but I like the CB500 personally.
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#3 Unread post by Kal » Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:14 pm

DivideOverflow wrote:I wasn't aware hooliganism was bike dependant ;)

44k miles is quite a bit... but I like the CB500 personally.
True, I had hooligan tendancies on the CeeGee. ;) It's just they arent as noticable on smaller bikes...

It's not bad if Dukan's bike is a guideline. His mileage is reading something around the 45k mark and the motor is strong through all the gears and with her shod on BT-01's she seems to have loads of grip left when putting her through the corners.

Admitedly she's a mates bike so I don't want to push it but I've gt laods of confidence in her.
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#4 Unread post by Shiv » Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:42 pm

I gotta go with 1. That's a great looking bike. Reminds me of the SV.
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#5 Unread post by Ninja Geoff » Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:48 pm

Shiv wrote:I gotta go with 1. That's a great looking bike. Reminds me of the SV.
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#6 Unread post by Shorts » Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:12 am

mmm, I like #1 the CB500 8)

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#7 Unread post by MakeCarsStandSTill » Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:14 am

CB500 ALL THE WAY :D 8)
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#8 Unread post by Nibblet99 » Thu Sep 21, 2006 6:59 am

Look, just get the CB500, you know you want it
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#9 Unread post by CNF2002 » Thu Sep 21, 2006 8:59 am

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#10 Unread post by jonnythan » Thu Sep 21, 2006 9:47 am

The CB500 is certainly the best looking bike of the 3. 44k is a lot of miles, but if you do your maintenance on it it should be good.
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#11 Unread post by Nibblet99 » Thu Sep 21, 2006 9:52 am

jonnythan wrote: but if you do your maintenance on it it should be good.
You have read Kals other posts right? Including "I destroyed my electrics loom by not disconnecting the battery" and "I broke the chain pullbacks, adjusting the chain"... Oh and the "wrench waving cheerleading one"

Sorry Kal, I couldn't resist. Which ever one you do get, aquire the Haynes or Clymer manual before doing any work
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#12 Unread post by camthepyro » Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:13 pm

I like #1, I wasn't aware Honda still made the CB500 in '99, was it not available in the US?
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#13 Unread post by Shorts » Thu Sep 21, 2006 7:04 pm

jonnythan wrote:The CB500 is certainly the best looking bike of the 3. 44k is a lot of miles, but if you do your maintenance on it it should be good.

True, it is a lot, but that means well broken in and smooth! I bought my bike with 74k km on it :shock: This bike drives and looks like it should have way less mileage under its belt.

Don't be weary of high mileage bikes unless they really really look like it. Maintenance maintenance maintenance...just take care of it.

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#14 Unread post by Kal » Thu Sep 21, 2006 7:58 pm

The CB500 is still available new here. They used to be used by Couriers, they are used by a lot of training schools and they have a tendacy to be peoples "first big bike"

After todays run down to Bourne and back (90 odd miles) to drop off the house documents I'm not totally sure that there isnt a ticket on its way to Dukanmortis' house for me.

Which is upsetting as I might have to go back to riding 125's for the next 18 months...
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#15 Unread post by Nibblet99 » Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:41 am

You're allowed 6 points in the first 2 years kal = 2 tickets to lose your license... after that its 12
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#16 Unread post by Kal » Sun Sep 24, 2006 2:23 pm

Exactly. I need to keep my speed down until I have all the poimts to play with!

Oh and I did buy a bike Saturday. It should be being delivered next week. I shall be posting pictures!
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#17 Unread post by Kal » Sun Sep 24, 2006 2:23 pm

Dammned Double Posting!!
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#18 Unread post by DukanMortis » Sun Sep 24, 2006 6:35 pm

Kal wrote:The CB500 is still available new here. They used to be used by Couriers, they are used by a lot of training schools and they have a tendacy to be peoples "first big bike"

After todays run down to Bourne and back (90 odd miles) to drop off the house documents I'm not totally sure that there isnt a ticket on its way to Dukanmortis' house for me.

Which is upsetting as I might have to go back to riding 125's for the next 18 months...
They don't make the CB any more, just the CBF500 - slight re-design but the same engine.

There better not be a ticket on the way here or your in more trouble than you already are!!!!!!!!!!
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#19 Unread post by Kal » Sun Sep 24, 2006 7:47 pm

I have a package coming next week from David Silver Spares.

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#20 Unread post by Kal » Tue Nov 07, 2006 7:12 am

Well I bought my new bike about six weeks ago. It took me two weeks just to get hold of the sales guy responsible for it and pay a deposit.

Insurance has been interesting as it's a Grey market import and not yet registered in this country and last Friday saw me doing a 170 mile round trip to sign the finance paperwork.

Now I've got nothing to do except wait until it is delivered next Tuesday...
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