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PostSubject: CB500T big bore, half race cams.   Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:33 pm


I've stripped down a tuned CB500T engine I built up 15 years ago and only used for about 1000 miles after a gear selection problem.
It has half race Phil Joy camshafts, Kawasaki 1100B2 +0.5mm 73mm pistons, possibly the maximum without sleeving, which gives 542cc, a new crankshaft, which was £500 then and is still in perfect condition as are the camshafts, the pistons I would describe as being good condition as there is some wear on the skirts, but certainly lots of life still left in them.
It would do 115mph and still had good torque, although I didn't go overboard on the carburation and just used 32mm Mk2 Amals.
It seemed a waste it sitting in my shed doing nothing, so I've decided to sell it all, in big lumps,

Cylinder head complete with camshafts and all.
Pistons and barrels
Crankshaft and bottom end, which I'd like to open up first to find the gear selection problem.

Do you think there would be anybody interested in this as the CB500T never had a very good reputation and what sort of price should I be selling for?
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PostSubject: Re: CB500T big bore, half race cams.   Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:32 pm

Hi and welcome M.Wolfhound.

I'm sure there's someone out there who would take it off your hands. Personally (depending where in the World you're located), I'd try advertising it on the specialist Honda owner's clubs, Google them. You can normally join for free, you may have to wait a few days or make so many posts before you can post personal ads, alternatively there's always E-bay.

Try Googling CB500T engine for sale and see if you get anything back, that should give you a bench mark for pricing. Ain't the Interweb wunnerful?
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PostSubject: Re: CB500T big bore, half race cams.   Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:43 am

hairywolfhound, do you still have that cb500t engine?

i cannot post my email address yet. you can find me at

thanks in advance for your reply.

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