Honda CRF500L Owners

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Scutty, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. flipflopdog

    flipflopdog Youth & Talent, no match 4 Old Age & Treachary

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    OK, away with work again for 2 weeks, its killing me already..!! Can you guys post close up pics of your gear lever arrangement for reference please. I forgot to grab the linkage set-up when at the breakers but ordered one later. I'd like to see how you actually mounted the lever or even which lever you ended up using seeing as how high the shaft is set on the CB engine..???
    Cheers Mez (Flipdog)
  2. sock

    sock tube

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    I cut the end of the cb lever off and welded the folding end of crf lever on for length. The mount on the frame is too far forward though and I can't fit the plastic cover. I'll fix that over the winter. 6" scale in the picture
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  3. Samtech79

    Samtech79 Two wheeled lunatic

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    Little trimming and it'll probably fit.
  4. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    @Samtech79 What lever is that? I'd like a folding one for the CB-X.
  5. Samtech79

    Samtech79 Two wheeled lunatic

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    It's just the stock one but I cut off the end and put a folder on it. It's just a cheap Chinese folding tip from ebay. I just cut out some tabs and tig'd them on the end of the stock one after cutting the bar off.
  6. flipflopdog

    flipflopdog Youth & Talent, no match 4 Old Age & Treachary

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    Thank you gents !!
  7. flipflopdog

    flipflopdog Youth & Talent, no match 4 Old Age & Treachary

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    Just had an interesting response back from one of the UKs most experienced dyno shops about fitting a power commander to these Honda units especially where the Lambda sensor has been junked along with a custom exhaust fitted. The PC module below 20% throttle will lean out the fuelling and give good MPG return and above 20% full power. This sounds about perfect and myself personally justifies the initial setting up and install costs against piece of mind performance and reliability. I'm no expert on fuelling and as an ex offroad loon have always simply nailed it totally when on the dirt and feathered it when on the boring bits. Each cylinder gets its own mapping so any irregularities in primary exhaust lengths etc which I have will be catered for in the program, I think this is my own personnel way forward but will have to put some miles into the engine first, she's almost brand new..!! Flipflopdog has been wholly consumed by the CRF500L concept and is a very excited puppy...!!!!


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  8. Scutty

    Scutty Been here awhile

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    Flip - which shop did you speak to?
  9. flipflopdog

    flipflopdog Youth & Talent, no match 4 Old Age & Treachary

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    It was Paul from Dynobike up north Yorkshire, you fancy same route..??
  10. Scutty

    Scutty Been here awhile

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    I am thinking about it - I have economy 'issues'

    What do you reckon they would charge?
  11. flipflopdog

    flipflopdog Youth & Talent, no match 4 Old Age & Treachary

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    We could book a double session together that would be cheaper, it might cut down rolling road time. I'm not ready yet mind so we're looking closer to Xmas. Did you want to get it done before you head to Spain ?


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  12. Scutty

    Scutty Been here awhile

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    Lol, not a chance - that's only 2 weeks away and I still don't have my bash plate finished yet!
  13. Samtech79

    Samtech79 Two wheeled lunatic

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    Get your exhaust sorted out enough to be happy with it?
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    Scutty Been here awhile

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    Levi - was that aimed at me? If so then I think I the current version is about as good as it is going to get and I am working around it. From what I can tell there are slight differences in all our builds on the exact location of the engine and the shape of the cradle rails which means some exhausts can stay inside the rails and some can't. I can live with it for now and it really only affects ground clearance by 25mm - I will get that back (and more) with my new rear suspension link and rally sliders.
  15. flipflopdog

    flipflopdog Youth & Talent, no match 4 Old Age & Treachary

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    Quick question guys, I've overlooked the fuel pump situ, is anyone running a CRF pump ?? Has anyone actually sourced direct Honda info for rail pressure on both bikes ??

    EDIT ; Just gone on Hondaprokevin.com and both pumps delivering 50 psi at idle so answered my own Q there. I would assume same pumps but different part numbers..


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  16. Samtech79

    Samtech79 Two wheeled lunatic

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    I used the stock one, works fine.
  17. flipflopdog

    flipflopdog Youth & Talent, no match 4 Old Age & Treachary

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    stock crf pump Levi...????
  18. Scutty

    Scutty Been here awhile

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    I took the float off the CRF and put it on the CB pump - the CB tank float doesn;t work in the CRF tank.
  19. Samtech79

    Samtech79 Two wheeled lunatic

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    Yeah, the stock CRF pump. Only thing in changed was the plug sonit would play nice with the harness.
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    Scutty Been here awhile

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    Ah, that's why I used the CB pump I guess. They are easy to interchange so either change the plug or change the float.