Rally-Raid CB500x Build Thread

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by widowmaker2011, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. widowmaker2011

    widowmaker2011 Adventurer

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    I know a few have documented their builds , but after a long wait , our Rally-Raid boxes appeared at our facility today. Tomorrow I will uncrate a CB500x and we will begin the transformation. Cannot tell you how excited I am to do this build. We have done quite a few different builds but this is the first one I am documenting so bare with me. As a disclaimer we are not a Rally-Raid distributor nor do we sell the Rally-Raid kit. I am merely posting this as an informational build for those that would like to follow along.
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  2. Engineer5

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    Nice. I'll be following.
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  3. saw

    saw Adventurer

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    I'm in.
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  4. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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    Hope it's not 90 degrees with oppressive humidity in your shop like it was in mine last month when I did my kit. :knary
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  5. widowmaker2011

    widowmaker2011 Adventurer

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    It actually has been brutally hot in the shop but we have been so busy with customer work and new bike preps that we couldn't get started on my project.
    But we finally had some time to pull out the 500x and get everything ready today. We will begin the build next week. Stay Tuned.

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  6. hapbob

    hapbob Been here awhile

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    I want to do this also
    Will follow
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  7. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    FYI, if you have a long enough drill bit or dremel tool you dont need to take any front plastics off at all, just drill the ignition security bolts out from underneath. Took about 15 minutes because I wasn't using a new drill bit.
    Saves a heap of mucking about and time.
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  8. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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    I used a cut-off wheel on a Dremel and made notches in those bolts. Then backed mine out with a large flat-blade screwdriver. With my bike on a floor jack all the pressure of pushing up with a drill seemed sketchy to me.

    Going in, that was the one task I dreaded. But the Dremel made it a 5 minute deal.
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  9. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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    :lurk
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  10. dmason

    dmason goofball

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    Right? Great build thread.
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  11. Fubars

    Fubars What would Scoobydo?

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  12. 0p2_ADV

    0p2_ADV Mother Earth is a source of life, not a resource

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  13. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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    I did my earlier this summer. I should post my pics. :rofl
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  14. hapbob

    hapbob Been here awhile

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    Did you get the rally raid mods finished ?
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  15. Be Gone For Good

    Be Gone For Good Been here awhile

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    I just got back from a great trip through Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras and can vouch for just how nicely the Rally Raid Level 3 kit handled everything but I am in the market for a different bike now that my adventure is over. Does anyone know what a 2015 Honda CB500X with Rally Raid Level 3 upgrade and 16,000 miles should be priced at? I live in NC and I don't know that there is a bike around here like this. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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  16. redolga

    redolga n00b

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    This bike sold a few weeks ago:

    It's with a heavy heart I put up for sale my 2016 Honda CB500x ABS with Rally Raid Level 3 conversion. My job was transferred from Denver, Colorado to NYC, and I just can't pay $200 a month to keep it in a garage here.

    This bike is nothing short of incredible, simply because it does everything so damn well. It currently has 5,787 miles. I did the complete Continental Divide Ride with this bike and it performed flawlessly. The Rally Raid conversion was done professionally by Team Motorsports in Wisconsin. It's loaded with extras:

    Rally Raid Level 3 kit with Standard Spring
    Scorpion Serket Taper Exhaust
    Rally Raid Engine Guard
    Rally Raid Heavy Duty Foot Pegs
    MotoWerk Footpeg Lowering Kit
    Acerbis Hand Guards
    Renthal Fat-Bars (1-1/8") High Rise
    Eastern Beaver 3 Circuit Sealed and Switched Electrical addition (1 circuit wired with 2 USB ports on handlebars, 1 circuit used for powered GPS mount, 1 circuit open with SAE plug)
    Heidenau K60 front and rear, 60% tread left
    Hepco & Becker Lock-It Rear Racks
    Caribou Lockable Rear Panniers
    Seat Concepts Tall Seat with Gripper Top
    Hepco & Becker Upper Tank/Engine Guard (with ding shown on left side from a drop)

    The bike is currently located on Long Island, NY, title in hand. Shipping negotiable. $6600 obo.

    Contact me with any questions.
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  17. Be Gone For Good

    Be Gone For Good Been here awhile

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    Wow that is perfect...my bike has many of the same accessories or at least similar types of accessories. Thank you very much. This is a great starting spot.
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