Honda CB500K

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Honda CB500
Manufacturer
Also called Four
Production 1971 - 2019
Class Standard
Successor Honda CB550K
Engine
471cc twin, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 67.0mm x 66.8mm
Compression ratio 10.7:1
Top Speed 111 mph (179 km/h)
Horsepower 46.0 HP (34.3 KW) @ 8600RPM
Torque 31.72 ft/lbs (43.0 Nm) @ 6500RPM
Fuel System injection. pgm-fi with 34mm throttle bodies
Ignition computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance
Spark Plug NGK D7EA '71-74
Battery YUASA 12N12A-4A-1 '71-74
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: wet multiplate
Final Drive Chain: 530x98
Front Sprocket 17T
Rear Sprocket 34T
Suspension Front: 41mm fork
Rear: pro-link single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability
Brakes Front: double disc. wave disc. two-piston calipers.
Rear: single disc. wave disc. single-piston caliper.
Front Tire 120/70-17
Rear Tire 160/60-17
Wheelbase 55.51 inches (1410 mm)
Length 81.89 inches (2080 mm)
Width 31.1 inches (790 mm)
Height 41.73 inches (1060 mm)
Seat Height 31.06 inches (789 mm)
Weight 388.01 pounds (176.0 Kg) (dry), 189.0 kg (wet)
Oil Capacity 0.85 Gallon (3.20 Liters)
Oil Filter K&N KN-303[1]
Recommended Oil Honda GN4 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 4.49 Gallon (17.00 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 2.93 liters/100 km (34.1 km/l or 80.28 mpg)
Related Honda CB500T
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Manuals CB500 Clutch

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This article is about the Honda CB500K "Four" 4-Cylinder model. For the CB500 Twin cylinder model, see Honda CB500T

The Honda CB500 was a four-cylinder-inline, four-stroke Naked motorcycle produced by Honda between 1971 and 1973. It was similarly styled to the CB750K, but smaller and lighter, with an output of 50 hp and a manufacturer's specified top speed of 102 mph. Claimed horsepower was 46.0 HP (34.3 KW) @ 8600 RPM. It was produced until 1973 with minor revisions each year. In 1974 it was replaced by the CB550K.


Engine[edit]

The engine was a liquid cooled twin, four-stroke. A 67.0mm bore x 66.8mm stroke result in a displacement of just 471.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 6-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet multiplate.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 120/70-17 front tire and a 160/60-17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc. wave disc. two-piston calipers. in the front and a single disc. wave disc. single-piston caliper. in the rear. The front suspension was a 41mm fork while the rear was equipped with a pro-link single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability. The CB500F was fitted with a 4.49 Gallon (17.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 388.01 pounds (176.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 55.51 inches (1410 mm) long.


1971[edit]


The Honda 500 Four designated CB500K0 (also called "Super Sport 500") was sold in 1971. Three colors were available: Candy Jet Green, Candy Garnet Brown, and Star Light Gold. The fuel tank panel was black. The exhaust was a 4-into-4 system. The engine was a 498cc SOHC inline 4-cylinder with 4 carburetors. The transmission was a 5-speed. The serial number began CB500-1000001.


1972[edit]


The CB500K1 "500 Four" (also called "Super Sport 500") was sold in 1972. It was available in one of three colors: Candy Jet Green (also called Candy Jade Green) with Black, Candy Garnet Brown with Black, or Candy Gold with Black. The gas tank panel was black. The exhaust was a 4-into-4 system. The engine was a 498cc SOHC inline 4-cylinder with 4 carburetors. The transmission was a 5-speed. The serial number began CB500-2000001.

1973[edit]


The CB500K2 "500 Four" (also called "Super Sport 500") was sold in 1973 in one of three colors: Candy Bucchus Olive with Black, Flake Sunrise Orange with Black, or Maxim Brown Metallic with Black. The gas tank panel was black. The instruments were enlarged and tilted toward the rider. The exhaust was a 4-into-4 system. The engine was a 498cc SOHC inline 4-cylinder with 4 carburetors. The transmission was a 5-speed. The serial number began CB500-2100001.

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References[edit]

  1. 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019. 
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