Rally-Raid Products Honda CB500X

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

  1. KI6HNB

    KI6HNB Been here awhile

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    What shipping option did you select? What's the difference between UPS Worldwide Express Plus, Saver, and Express?
  2. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Unicorn breeder

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    Hi K16HNB - as the examples above (and previously in this thread) illustrate, it seems it can vary from State to State... Personally, I've never had any customs issues with stuff sent to California - it just arrived at my address on a UPS truck.

    Jx
  3. KI6HNB

    KI6HNB Been here awhile

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    Order placed. Thanks for the help.

    Now to start saving up for a LVL2 kit.
  4. markinthailand

    markinthailand Been here awhile

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    On a thread about buying Givi Trekker Outback panniers it was noted that there is not supposed to be import taxes on motorcycle accessories. But the rules is inconsistnetly (mis)applied. He even cites the specific statute you can cite to dispute the fees.

    Here is the thread with some discussion in there about the way to dispute the charges.

    http://advrider.com/index.php?threa...nniers-cases-review-long-book-version.998276/
  5. Grumblez

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    Just got a skid plate today. Shipping only took 3 days. No import/customs anything I had to deal with, maybe the size/value of the shipment has an effect on that?

    I picked ups express since it was only 5$ more than the cheaper option. Since I got it in 3 days I can't imagine the really expensive shipping option is worth it.
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  6. Row727

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    Received my lvl 3. Paid 60$. Track your packages because they can be help until you get the declaration to them which was simple.
  7. garzan

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    Dang, got excited for a little bit thinking you were talking about Thailand. No such luck. 555
  8. markinthailand

    markinthailand Been here awhile

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    I wish!
  9. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Unicorn breeder

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    I've already posted this a week or so ago on the main CB500X thread, but just in case you missed it:

    You may be aware that Honda launched the new Rebel 500 earlier this year (CMX 500), and because of the forward foot-peg position, they have included a plastic cover over the trailing edge of the clutch housing.

    Now I'm not suggesting this is going to completely protect the case in the event of a drop (on rocks etc), but hey, for the $26 bucks it cost, I thought I'd give it a go and see how it works on the CB500X too.

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    photo. this is what you'll need - the plastic cover, plus 3 x longer engine cover bolts to replace the existing ones.

    1 x 11380-MKG-A00

    3 x 90002-MJE-D00

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    photo. my original clutch case - scratched, but not broken - even after the Rubicon Trail...

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    photo. the three [short] bolts that need replacing - the two directly below the oil filler, and the one in front of the clutch arm.

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    photo. The new bolts are 40mm long (compared to the 27mm originals).

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    photo. It's really that simple!

    Neat eh?

    Jx
  10. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Unicorn breeder

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    Conversely, one thing I can recommend you DO NOT do is try and fit the Euro specification OEM Africa Twin LED turn-signals to your bike...

    Yes they look slick (and so they should, costing around $80 each!)...

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    photo. Before...

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    photo. After...

    However, if you hook them up to the existing (12v) loom - and yes, the connectors are the same - you'll fry them, since they are designed to work between 5-9v (ie. 7v is optimum), and need a specific flasher relay* that costs nearly $300 USD to control them.

    *note. A typicial aftermarket LED flasher (which I'd already fitted) still outputs 12v, for typical aftermarket LED turn-signals.

    I found this out the hard way, and now have two dead LEDs as paperweights...

    Why oh why oh why Honda?

    Jx
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  11. Patobez

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    Eh????? You are now officially Canadian! Welcome to the team! ;-)
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  12. Rob-Houston

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    It covered most of the scratches! :-)

    Thanks, I'll try one.
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  13. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Unicorn breeder

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  14. Rob-Houston

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    Great program! :super Worth listening to several times!! :ricky

    Lots of great information/advice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By the way I've got my Level 1 forks and my shock done. :beer Haven't had a chance to do a long ride yet! :(
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  15. azmanforg

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    Jenny: wondered if we ever came up with a final weight for the LL3 conversion with eng guard, soft lug racks and rear rack installed?
  16. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Unicorn breeder

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    Hi Azmanforg - neither John or I have been overly concerned with weighing bikes we build (or really have the facility to take an accurate measurement anyway), but I recall that Harold at Giant Loop prepped their LEVEL 3 demo bike with the engine guard, soft-luggage racks and rear rack as you describe - plus they had fitted Barkbuster Storms, RR footpegs, Double-Take ADV mirrors, a Ram X-mount for the GPS and a pair of 12v power sockets, plus an empty Coyote - and I'm pretty sure he said it came in around 450lbs inc. fuel...

    Hope that gives you something to go on?

    Jx
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  18. No-Fret

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    Hi Jx, do you know if that was tubed or tubeless tires?
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    Sounds like decimal dust.
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  20. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Unicorn breeder

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    Hi NoFret - Their demo bike was the tubed set-up, with TKC80s and heavy duty (but not ultra heavy duty) tubes...

    Jx
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