Honda CB500X

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

  1. GezwindeSpoed

    GezwindeSpoed Been here awhile

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    Had a look at my valves after reading people having their valves out of spec after only 1000km. To cut a long story short: 4 valves (3 intake and 1 exhaust) were out of spec. Thank you Honda for this great assembly.
  2. Gham

    Gham Long timer

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    Not quite the quality control I would expect of Honda :eek1
  3. Pecha72

    Pecha72 Long timer

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    Not claiming anything, but aren´t these bikes assembled in Thailand?
  4. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Any real-world mpg figures yet?
  5. dduelin

    dduelin Be Thou My Vision, Oh Lord Of My Heart

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    It does take a modest amount of skill to properly check valve clearances.

    Why would anyone check the valves at 600 miles? Trouble with an even idle or other warning signs or is valve clearances part of the initial break-in service on the 500s?
  6. GezwindeSpoed

    GezwindeSpoed Been here awhile

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    It is no rocket science but takes a long time to reach the valves. And yes it is in the maintenance schedule, and I know why :huh.

    Lots of people listen to their valves if they need adjusting :wink:, I did not feel right to wait till 24.000km. I am glad I checked.

    During commuting my fuel consumption is 23km/l (and this is fast commuting :evil)
  7. fragile_this_side_up

    fragile_this_side_up Long timer

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    that converts to about 54mpg.. that makes me unimpressed.
  8. Davidc83

    Davidc83 Been here awhile

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    Actually converts to 57.13 miles per gallon, and the guy did say that was hard riding:evil, which isnt bad for fast riding (if by fast, he means above 75-80mph).
  9. Pecha72

    Pecha72 Long timer

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    I´m getting around 22-26kms per liter from my DL650-12, and I do mostly commuting. Unless you´re really gassing it, the 500 should get closer to 30kms per liter (or even better, because the NC700X already does that).
  10. fragile_this_side_up

    fragile_this_side_up Long timer

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    same here. like i said, unimpressed.. i run my 2012 DL650 95% highway at 75mph for 40 minutes.. even with the OE hard cases hanging off the back..

    if i waited for the CB500x i would expect at least mpg in the 60's. maybe it's just his riding style?
  11. GezwindeSpoed

    GezwindeSpoed Been here awhile

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    I am impressed though. It is 10% more economical than my previous XT660Z Tenere. I drive a lot at 130km/h (80mph).
  12. fragile_this_side_up

    fragile_this_side_up Long timer

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    like i said, i am getting that with this at a constant 75mph commute:

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    i would like to see at least mid 60's out of a 500, myself, under the same conditions..
  13. number82

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    I put a deposit on the first CB500X at my local powersports dealer a month ago... got an email today saying they are expecting it by the end of June. I hope they are right.
  14. theloop

    theloop Been here awhile

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    Is this in Canada?
  15. number82

    number82 Adventurer

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  16. theloop

    theloop Been here awhile

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    What I have read is that Canada was going to get them first in June, a member on another former who is in Canada had a delivery date in June was just told it will be another 3 weeks. Honda's public relations suck. They wont come out and say when they will arrive here. They cant even get a picture of the CB500x with ABS brakes on their website, even though the bike has been already sold overseas. On their website they are offering 2.99% financing on 2012 and 2013 CB500x's:confused WTF
  17. Rider2898

    Rider2898 Wet Weather Rider

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    Honda dealer in Everett WA said that they are expecting the cb500x's on the 21st.
  18. TheJRM

    TheJRM Been here awhile

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    I hope they are right... I put my deposit down on a new CB500x (ABS) last month. I was told "mid July" delivery date by my local dealer out here in MA.
  19. number82

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    I'm guessing that American Honda is delaying the release of the CB500X in an effort to sell the NC700X's already in dealer showrooms.
  20. DonQx

    DonQx Bikeless & gone walking

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    They seem to have arrived in shops across Australia last week or the week before.

    Looked at one here in Hobart / Tasmania / Oz on Friday.

    Liked what I saw :-)


    dq.