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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-26-2019, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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2014 cb500f

Recently acquired this as my first motorcycle.

Learning now but planning to mod it for better commuting.

Already added a gear indicator and grip puppies to fix some minor annoyances.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-26-2019, 01:32 PM
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Nice Looking bike, I don't see many white ones. Enjoy

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-27-2019, 12:17 PM
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Very nice bike! Love how the white looks.

With regards to modding for commuting I would strongly recommend looking into a 16 teeth front sprocket (+1 from stock). Makes it an absolute joy to ride for commuting!
And perhaps a throttle clip to safe yourself from hand cramps on longer rides 🙂

Looking forward to see what mods you'll install.

Ride safe!
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-06-2019, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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IXIL hyperlow exhaust should be installed today or sometime this weekend when I'm back from hunting.

I filled up and my calculated gas mileage was 70.04! This is the exact reason I bought a bike.

Now knowing a 16T counter sprocket doesn't require a chain change, I'm looking into it as well.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-06-2019, 10:43 PM
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You can go to a 17T without any chain lengthening, but you'll have to remove the case guard and grind it to a slightly larger diameter to accommodate the larger countershaft sprocket. Sprocket Specialists will sell you the sprocket for $33 and installation "how to" is on this forum. This modification really made a difference in my '17 CB-500F's road manners. 1st gear is not at all too "tall" after the installation. No more clutch slipping getting going than previously. Cruising relaxed by 600 rpm at 60 mph.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-10-2019, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Exhaust installed. Very happy with it only with the baffles installed. Without them it's obnoxious at 70-80 mph
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Nice. Let me borrow those baffles, will you?? I have some obnoxious neighbors, I'd like to quieten down.

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Nice. Let me borrow those baffles, will you?? I have some obnoxious neighbors, I'd like to quieten down.
Sure, come get them. Although I'm not sure they work in the same way to quiet down your neighbors. Maybe just the threat of shoving them down their throats will be enough ?



Ordered a 16T counter sprocket because first gear is way to short and jerky in traffic. And while I'm floating around 65-70 mpg on average, I'd like to see if I can push it even more as my commute may get longer soon. Right now its 55ish miles round trip, it may go up to 70+
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