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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-29-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 160,712
Posted By rockydrxrvr
More of this next year

How about a flat late afternoon?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-29-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 160,712
Posted By rockydrxrvr
When the Ravens Ventilate, it's close to 100

Bout the end of D.V. riding season off road. Raptor staying cool at the Entrance.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,394
Posted By rockydrxrvr
This in the dirt first

The definition of light, sensible and FUN. Learn in the dirt first, so that gravel overspray in the turns on the pavement are understood and handled with confidence.
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3,321
Views: 335,222
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Blue Book VS. C.L. Prices on 2012 300's

So, looking out west to buy a used 2010 on up 300, and found a 2012 for 6400.00
Blue Book HIGH RETAIL is 5000.00.
If I want it bad enough, looks like the laws of supply and demand are going to...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,698
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Motion Sensing Remote Paging Alarm,.

'Bully Loop Motion Sensing Remote Paging Alarm', about $100-125 bucks. If asleep or shopping ---the alarm screams, and the pager in your pocket goes off telling you to get back to your bike and time...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 83,255
Views: 9,466,419
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Quick fix? or too much trouble?

Small disc grinder with a medium grit sanding disc. same 'touch/pressure' on each knob, and I'd have that down and fairly close on a shop night.

Same idea as when I hand sharpen chain saw...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 83,255
Views: 9,466,419
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Actually Think I over geared it.

15 tooth counter and 45 rear sprocket combo,----I think this gearing makes just about any off road work miserable....
I have a new 48 rear coming. 1000 miles away from home in an RV and limited...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-16-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,506
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Jackals of the Night

Got 50 percent of it back
Prey on Motel, and RV sites. Got it back via a Narcotics Drug Bust, my and 'other' vehicles recovered. Wish it wasn't abused, parts missing, and 1000 bucks to drive down to...
Forum: Racing 01-12-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 95,423
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Parts Availibility

That will be nice for a meet up. Back in June.

The big question, when I get this engine apart, the seals, gaskets, and shafts are going to be a challenge (finding spares) to make it all come...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-12-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 597,870
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Old School 1970's

Thump Redux... Triumph, my wonder dog.
Forum: Racing 01-12-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 95,423
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Nice and useful, this one needs a teardown

Come return time to Oregon this spring/summer of this year, time for a complete tear down for compression and shaft issue. Stored in my carpeted cabin while away in Arizona.
Looking forward to a...
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,698
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Jackals of the Night

Read on,
Prey on Motel, and RV sites. Got it back via a Narcotics Drug Bust, my and 'other' vehicles recovered. Wish it wasn't abused, parts missing, and 1000 bucks to drive down to get it/towing...
Forum: Alaska 12-13-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,804
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Triumph in Clear Creek

1970's...not bad trail bikes for open country. But whooped out trails would be quite the work out
Forum: Face plant 12-10-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,263
Posted By rockydrxrvr
same thing, but diesel

Somebody overfilled their diesel tank, at the south intersection in Pahrump Nev. I went down the same thru that intersection, and my DR's rack pins left sliding gouge marks, which are still there,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-09-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,358
Posted By rockydrxrvr
I sold my GS 1150 a year ago, and now this.

Don't miss the GS at all, I forest service road ride this, and if the sun gets low, have twin cyl. carpet ride back home, esp. if I have to slab it. Plus 62 miles per gallon. Wick it up and still get...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,053
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Beemer gone

Sold it after a trip to Montana, but only 1 long trip a year and tight garage situation with son's and my other motos, I don't even miss it, took a lot of room, esp. with those wide jugs, and very...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,053
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Never had a 'Easier' bike to Own

Came off a GS1150, Beemer>>>Went to a Honda CBX500, just plain easy to own, as hop on, most low center of gravity explorer I ever owned. (As in pull up to a red light, and balance with both feet on...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 99,140
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Where are da boys?

My experience with the CX 500 was stator failure and a bitch to split the rear of the engine to fix it. One of the most difficult repairs, that should have been simple, but buried in the engine.
I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-14-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6,883
Views: 1,252,037
Posted By rockydrxrvr
? As in cables too short?

Thanks Switch for the pics and details. I have a tall Cal/Sci windshield, and am thinking the bar risers will cause some steering issues with bars or mirrors hitting the windshield if I do a bar rise.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,850
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Cracked a spark plug?

You changed plugs. A small chance you cracked a insulator on the new plug installation?
Only happened to me once before.
Take a look, ---just fishing for a simple fix for ya.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-28-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 6,883
Views: 1,252,037
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Go with a 17 tooth countershaft sprocket

The 17 tooth will make your ''buzz box'' go away, big deal, you may have to down shift to pass.

http://www.cb500x.com/index.php/topic,783.35.html
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-15-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6,883
Views: 1,252,037
Posted By rockydrxrvr
I would call that 'self destructive behavior'

Why and how the hell would anybody give a Honda Franchise up?

Most reliable products across the board, and a reputation that keeps notching up.
That's like giving a Mcdonald's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,401
Posted By rockydrxrvr
It got me back home, everytime, now gone

I understand your pain, mine stolen 5 months ago.

They may be of metal in composition, but what they do for you translates to a mechanical 'steed' of steel. It had and still has a connection to me...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-14-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6,883
Views: 1,252,037
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Yes, I am getting some pressure to 'prove' myself...

Yes, I am getting some pressure to 'prove' myself and the CB500X on rough jeep and logging roads, ---I just tell them, not this year with a new bike, and stock tires. I got this bike after selling my...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-12-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,294
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Agree, I work for a Hospital Chain and drive and...

Agree, I work for a Hospital Chain and drive and deliver with Dodge Mini Vans, of course we have all rear seats out, or folded,--- and if somehow that could be accomplished, buy 'bean bag' type large...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-05-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6,883
Views: 1,252,037
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Must be tall like me, it made my ears ring.

With the installation this week of a CALSCIENCE FAIRING,---A big, no, make that a huge improvement, ---at 6' 4'', I have a hard time finding a windshield that gets me out of the buffeting zone. Bike...
Forum: Face plant 06-22-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 74,801
Posted By rockydrxrvr
' ...

'

http://powersports.honda.com/2014/cb500x/build.aspx

Here's a sleeper, pulls and sounds like my cb 650 nighthawk, but smooth as a Goldwing. (well ah, er...:freaky)
Oh, and a bonus,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-22-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6,883
Views: 1,252,037
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Miles Per Gallon

How could this be???

Topped off tank, went for a 138 mile ride, topped tank off again---it took
1.925 gallons of mid-range fuel, ---that comes out to about 71 miles per gallon.
Note: I...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By rockydrxrvr
I refer to the Honda CB500X=their sit up ADV...

I refer to the Honda CB500X=their sit up ADV style,....here ya go. I just geared up the counter shaft sprocket to a 17 tooth from the stock 15, it stil pulls hard from 3800 rpm up....and I got 71...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Wow, what a big jump in riding caliber, I went...

Wow, what a big jump in riding caliber, I went down from my GS 1150, to a Honda CB500X. I rode a Tri Triple, but fell in love with this incredible new product from Honda, Low center of gravity, and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-21-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6,883
Views: 1,252,037
Posted By rockydrxrvr
$6400 In Oregon, very popular bike, can't keep...

$6400
In Oregon, very popular bike, can't keep them on the showroom floor.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-16-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6,883
Views: 1,252,037
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Pannier Racks

Who made your racks and how much? I just need the racks, as I have always used large soft bags.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-13-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6,883
Views: 1,252,037
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Off road, I stood on the pegs, and went over a...

Off road, I stood on the pegs, and went over a bump and trenched fire road at 7mph, anything slower and rougher would require some clutch work, and throttle finesse.
Even with the 17 tooth up...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-12-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6,883
Views: 1,252,037
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Up to a 17 tooth counter shaft sprocket

http://www.cb500x.com/Themes/cb500x/images/post/xx.gif
Re: 2013 CB500X front sprocket replacment (http://www.cb500x.com/index.php/topic,783.msg9972.html#msg9972)

Reply #64 on: Today at...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By rockydrxrvr
My DR 650 has done the same thing twice...both...

My DR 650 has done the same thing twice...both times it was the pilot jet being plugged with ethanol gum residue. Take you carb apart, remove the pilot, and while in there,--the main jet...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 107,591
Views: 21,459,682
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Try the new CB500X, just bought one, and I have...

Try the new CB500X, just bought one, and I have owned a DR for 10 years, you want smooth, low center of gravity, and grin making acceleration....you got it. Incredible bikes, not to be confused...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-10-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6,883
Views: 1,252,037
Posted By rockydrxrvr
On the west coast, 6200-6400, Left over 2013's ...

On the west coast, 6200-6400, Left over 2013's 5600-5995
I know, I know, you're on the east coast-- but let you know if the parameters are out of line when you buy yours.
Aren't we humans...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-08-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6,883
Views: 1,252,037
Posted By rockydrxrvr
toothing problems

:evil Ok, just did a 220 mile day around the Cascades/Crater Lake Area, my first fair ride. On the twisty forest service paved roads, it was a dream come true, a low center of gravity turn hugging...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-08-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6,883
Views: 1,252,037
Posted By rockydrxrvr
I have owned approx. 200 bikes in my 50 years of...

I have owned approx. 200 bikes in my 50 years of riding, only a few, very few have opened the door to the 'grin factory' like the CBX I test rode and bought Fri. night. Do not test ride one, as...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-07-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,463
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Just sold my GS 1150, and replaced with an X

Honda, my new Moto-Hero's, Just like my Honda Element SUV, in quality and a perfect runner----- I bought and rode a CB500X all day, and didn't want to go home. Damn,--- fills light, low, nimble,...
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