Rally-Raid Products Honda CB500X

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by ktmmitch, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. juno

    juno Long timer

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    I hope it will be soon.
    FYI, two things to think about.

    1. You will get a call from UPS for customs and they will ask for a business tax ID or your SS number. Mine was from Philly UPS Worldwide.
    215-389-9101
    Not a fan of giving out my SS number on the phone but this is legit. They won't release the shipment until they have the info. I don't know if there is a way to do this ahead of time. It pushed my delivery from Friday to monday so I lost a weekend I had planned to use on install.

    2. You will have to pay duty either on line or at delivery. Mine was $36.

    The wheels are considered a motor vehicle part so RR will send you a form (HS-7?) stating they are an approved part for import.

  2. garzan

    garzan Been here awhile

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    I don't know that the are the only option, but the are the option I picked for my L1 bike in Udon. I was able to order them directly though my local BigWing dealer. While they may well wear quicker than the OEM Pirelli, they do seem to stick to the road really well. Personally, I'll gladly accept a wear increase for a traction increase. Tires are consumables, they are meant to wear out. And when that Song Taew pulls out into the road directly in front of you, without looking (and you know they will), I'll be appreciating any hint of handling stickiness I can get. :-) 555

    (btw, Heidenau dual sport tires are available in Thailand, and they are harder/wear longer than the Pirellis.)
  3. Dillo

    Dillo All bark, no bite

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    What are those tires on Mary's bike?
  4. boardforever

    boardforever Been here awhile

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    My wheels got stuck in customs for a little while, 2 days I think, but I never got a call from UPS and I wasn't required to pay anything extra, maybe because it was just wheels and not a full kit?
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  5. ktmmitch

    ktmmitch Long timer

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    Mary has a rear Kendo, I think, on the front, its the only one she could get in Africa, a bit sketchy but she's fine with it !!
  6. einnocent

    einnocent Been here awhile

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    Has anyone noticed the longer Rally Raid kickstand not snapping up positively? I usually have to kick it all the way up, and on bumpy ground it can jostle against the frame.

    I'm not sure if the longer stand just doesn't like the springs, or if the springs themselves were not all that happy to start with. I used the original springs as instructed and I'm pretty sure I got them on properly though I'll double check. Just wondering if this is a common thing or just me.
  7. No-Fret

    No-Fret DeplorableTanker

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    My RR kickstand was way to tight. Had to sand away the powder coat from the joint area and added a little lube to make it work.
  8. Jktrail

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    Noob here. Recently picked up a new 2016 ABS at a really great price. Patiently Waiting on my L3 kit.

    I really don't like the tan color and I'm thinking of pulling the tank and fairing and getting them painted. Does anyone have experience with doing this? Any gotchas with removing the tank?
  9. Sunflash

    Sunflash Been here awhile

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    The fuel injection means a return hose as well as the feed and they are both on the bottom of the tank. Pretty simple if you take your time though.

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  10. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    There is no return line on the CB500 line up. There is only the drain line for the area under the fuel cap. The only exception is to the bikes fitted with fuel vapor recovery system. They have a vacuum line to feed the charcoal canister. California models are the only ones to get this in the US.
  11. Jktrail

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    Thanks for the heads up and tips.
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  12. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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  13. Garde

    Garde Been here awhile

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    Wheels in, tires mounted, wheels mounted. Woot.

    CB500X RRL3 1.jpg CB500X RRL3 2.jpg

    Still saddle sore from yesterday's ride (the longest I have ever done, hours-wise) so the test ride today was less than 10 miles. Need to put a couple more pounds in the tires, I think, but overall the bike feels more stable. Not twitchy when standing. There's a lot more lean on the kickstand with the 19" front, so it feels heavier when pushing upright way heavier backing out of the garage.

    Only nitpick is the front brake feels spongy after the change. It works the same (albeit with a great deal more fork dive), ABS triggers just fine. Lever pulls the same. It just doesn't feel as effective. I'm ordering some new brake pads for when its time to change them out, May go ahead and bleed the lines, too. Just finished up an incredibly wet PNW winter with 13k miles on a 7-month-old bike.

    I'm also strongly considering swapping to steel lines up front. Has anyone done that with this bike?
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  14. Grumblez

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  15. rsteiger

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    I ordered an additional small spring that fits inside the stock spring to help with the return of the kick stand. If you have a decent hardware store nearby you could find one in their bin of springs.

    In my case I ordered the small spring for a CRF250L (Part number 50545-MY5-860) which fit well and has worked great so far.
  16. Gryphon12

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    In response to one of my questions, JMo indicated that the brake lines are already steel, with protective outer coatings.
  17. ktmmitch

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    We have been on hold for a couple of weeks to slightly alter the jigs and laser cut parts to accommodate the changes to the 2017 models, which have a larger catalytic converter and different header shield screw positions, all done today and a batch of 25 going through, expected in 2 weeks
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  18. Garde

    Garde Been here awhile

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    Really? Hm. My pads are still decent, all things considered. The front really feels soft, though, as if it wasn't re-pumped after putting the caliper back on. Nothing was opened so there shouldn't be any air in there. As stated, it does seem to be working otherwise. Its possible I'm just not yet accustomed to the weight increase of the spoked rims.
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  19. Wind_Rider

    Wind_Rider Been here awhile

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    Garde, I noticed that my brakes felt different after going to L3 as well. I also felt a little drag and heat on the brakes initially. Disclaimer: "I am not a professional motorcycle mechanic, nor do I play one on TV."

    I am not certain of the cause, but I think that this is because the discs are in a slightly different position than they used to be relative to the calipers? To remedy this I rode my bike at a "spirited" pace through some local twisties and got on the brakes hard for a few miles to warm them up and re center them.

    After my unscientific and totally stupid test of just riding it hard and getting hard on the brakes a little, all returned to normal including the feel at the lever and no heat or drag on the rotors.

    YMMV as they say..... If my unscientific method doesn't work try bleeding the lines as they surely picked up some water after this wet NorthWest winter.

    BTW, your bike looks great. I like the desert sand color with the golden rims of joy.
  20. Garde

    Garde Been here awhile

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    I'll just have to take the back roads home, then. Alas. *ahem*

    And yes, I like the end result too between the brown and the gold. Now to tint all that silver towards the golden spectrum...later. Gonna go get it all scratched up, first. :D
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