Honda CB500X

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by JimmieA, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    I think the weight of the DR increases exponentially with the number of times I drop it; that's why on any given ride it ends up weighing at least a metric ton.


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  2. Switchblade315

    Switchblade315 Long timer

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    Honestly adjusting the valves would not be that bad if you found one out. And this 600 mile adjustment is just on the 13s the 14s no longer require, it so I heard. I have to say tappets would have been so much easer but just. This bike does not have cups over the shiims so you pull the plug out of the side of the head slide the rod out lift the rocker and replace the shim. It would take 5 more minutes to adjust them then to just check them. And once you have been there once the whold jub could be done in 3ish hours.
  3. hillbillyhonda

    hillbillyhonda corn fused

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    I could definitely do it faster a second time, but by the time 16,000 rolls around, I might foeget how.

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  4. Switchblade315

    Switchblade315 Long timer

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    I'm going to have to go back in there,:cry the one valve that was a tad loose taps a tad when cold, it's going to have to get worse then it is, after the bike has ran 2 minutes it stops. I'll do it when I go back into the bike to run some wires for a GPS, power port, all that good stuff.
  5. dduelin

    dduelin Be Thou My Vision, Oh Lord Of My Heart

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    That sounds like something I'd want a dealer to check out under warranty. That sounds like a camshaft or follower oiling problem not a loose valve clearance.
  6. dduelin

    dduelin Be Thou My Vision, Oh Lord Of My Heart

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    That sounds like something I'd want a dealer to check out under warranty. That sounds like a camshaft or follower oiling problem not a loose valve clearance.
  7. Switchblade315

    Switchblade315 Long timer

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    nah. it's valve noise. it's coming from right where the one that was a little loose is. and it's very very quite. I just happen to have really good hearing and can hear it thanks to the Givi windshield reflecting the sound at me. it was on the line of being in spec. and it's not a oiling issue because it's not constant, it's only there at 2500rpms and only there until the valve warms up.
  8. GsVs

    GsVs Goin' Somewhere

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    Just found out Mark at MadStad has designed a Adjustable Height/Tilt Windscreen System for the CB500X. The Brackets are done and ready - they are working on some side deflectors to block air coming in around the turn signals. They said they should be done later this week.
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  9. vintagebob

    vintagebob Been here awhile

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    Great news!!!
  10. dogjaw

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  11. Switchblade315

    Switchblade315 Long timer

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    I called them a few weeks ago and they quoted it to be right around $300. I went with the Givi because my extra accessories fund was getting low. i built my own adjustable brackets for the FZ1 I'll probably do that with this bike as well.
  12. dogjaw

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  13. grnd0

    grnd0 Been here awhile

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    Here's one installed. No long term feedback though.
    http://www.cbr500riders.com/forum/honda-cb500x/3929-seat-options-5.html
  14. theloop

    theloop Been here awhile

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    Got my recall notice last week. I bought my X around 100 away to save about 700 dollars. Stop at the local dealer and the service manager said he had one recall kit left and I could drop it off after work on Friday, and pick it up Monday after work. I did mention that they did not have one when I was shopping for it, plus they could not even locate a ABS model. They don't even think they have even ordered a 2014 X model for their showroom, just a few of the R models and maybe a F. They could be missing a sale or two.
  15. grnd0

    grnd0 Been here awhile

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    They need the bike for 3 days for a 10 minute job???
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  16. Switchblade315

    Switchblade315 Long timer

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    I got the notice last week as well. it had a handy dandy number to Honda of America on it. I called them and reported my local dealer that refused to do my recall and then told them about the same woman refusing to sale me a oil filter the next weekend. They weren't to happy about that.

    A dealer can not refuse to do the recall and it takes 20 minutes maybe more if the light bars are on the bike. but they can back list it behind higher paying jobs for up to 60 days. When I had mine done I called the dealer that I had to go to and set up a time to have it done and got there 30 minutes early. I would guess from the time they took my bike around and got it back into the parking lot was about 30 minutes. and it doesn't matter if they have the kit, all they need is your serial number and they can order it.
  17. theloop

    theloop Been here awhile

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    Since the dealership is only open untill 7p.m. and I dont get home from work until after 6p.m. it is impossible to get there before 6:30, and saturday I have plans after work, so Monday is no problem since it is suppose to snow tueday and the only rush I am in, is to get it taken care of before the spring rush when they realy get busy.
  18. dogjaw

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    Been considering a radar detector on the CBX, so I took my Beltronics from my car and stuck it on the bike:

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    Although the LED display was bright enough to catch my attention and it does have an earphone jack that I could feasibly hook into my Bluetooth, it's not really very concealed at all, even if I were to blacken my windscreen. I'm considering a motorcycle specific TPX, but I've always been so happy with my BEL I had to give it a try.




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  19. SilkMoneyLove

    SilkMoneyLove Long timer

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    I have heard of people putting their radar detectors in the chest pocket of the jacket with an ear bud to the helmet.
  20. dizz

    dizz n00b

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    Saw this in Thailand, thought it might be of interest.