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14 user reviews of Honda CB500 (1994 - 2003) See all
I am Italian and I have bought this cb500sport in 1998, but I didn't know it had been built in Italy! It seems to be a Japanes bike about quality of the components assembled and accuracy of assembly. Since today (12 october 2010) I have never had a single problem with this bike.
Posted: 12/10/2010 at 13:55
Just bought a Honda CB500s 1998. It started up when I bought it, got it home, switched it on the ignition light came on but would not fire up. Put it into 2nd. gear and rocked it forward and back, it then fired up immediately. Just thought I'd mention it if anyone has experienced the same problem. What a great bike. With 62,000miles on the clock it's looking tired so just about to strip it down and bring it back to its former glory.
Posted: 28/12/2014 at 21:02
We run a '94 CB500 for many of the Weekends and Events we organise here. She's been fairly heavily modified over the years, but even with 98,000km on the clock, she's NEVER broken down.She's light, very nippy, inexpensive to run and with the changes we've done to the suspension goes round corners like you would not believe: many's the time that our guests have been in awe of the little devil's performance!And...it's monster fun to ride!
Posted: 30/12/2014 at 13:59
Stonking tool. Used one as a dispatch rider. Only fault is the radiators are made of crate paper. Just change the oil and filter with every back tyre and lube the chain regular and it will serve you well. The rear drum brake versions are better.
Posted: 30/12/2014 at 14:11
Brilliant bikes.I had one and loved it,moved on but recommended them to 2 mates who were looking for hacks. Both guys have now had them for years,both are very experienced riders,both affluent people that have other much newer bikes. despite this both also ride their CB500s as their wheels of choice,one still regularly tours Europe on his 60K miler,the other one Britain on his similar mileage machine.Both of their bikes look like crap with screens,hand guards and the like nut they do serious mileages and are much loved utility vehicles rather than toys.
One of the guys came to visit me a couple of years back,we went to Captain Jaspers on Plymouth's Barbican where the a couple of Harley Sons of Anarchy wannabes quite openly sneered at my mates bile .Being capable of but too polite to break their arms and chuck them into the sea he settled for a quiet laugh to himself,he'd just come back from a 3000 mile tour of Europe,dropped his tent and sleeping bag off at his home in London then headed down to Devon to visit me,I doubt the weekend Sonny Bargers had ever ridden in the rain. Last year he did 4000 on the thing in a month,another grand tour of Europe.
As for the radiators,I'm sure Delkevic do a replacement for the CB.
Posted: 31/12/2014 at 02:27
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