Rally-Raid Products Honda CB500X

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  1. 32dgrz

    32dgrz Been here awhile

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    Not sure if this is out there.
    I watched the video of changing the oil by dropping the back of the engine guard and was looking for an alternative. My engine guard has some character and I was concerned I won’t get it back up and in place. I purchased a swivel extension and I was able to get right on the drain plug. I left the fill plug in and you can see it was minimal mess. A little brake clean later and I’m good to go.
    Btw the Baxley sport chock is pure joy to use. My main use is in the back of the truck when I have to transport but it works great in the garage too
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  2. rickypanecatyl

    rickypanecatyl SE Asia adventure tours

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    That is an impressive amount of tools! :evil
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  3. MotoSpen

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    Hey gang, I just got the rear solo rack for my 2019 CBX and it appears the rear rack and solo mount points are not lining up. Looks like the rubber buffer on the underside is too big? Has anyone else had luck installing this on a 2019? I could force it but then it's pushing into the plastic above the rear tail-light.

    Edit: After tightening the bolts up that more in line. Just a bit of pressure on plastic from the rubber buffer. I guess that's intentional?

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  4. 32dgrz

    32dgrz Been here awhile

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    Another good day on the Rally Raid
    BTW....When was the last time you saw a working phone booth? 9E07C7C2-963C-4519-B7BB-96BD58FF661B.jpeg 1DCB8B8E-3E9A-47C2-8381-F8FC32A0F60F.jpeg BA21AD67-AEDE-4A68-AA7D-8113FC607381.jpeg A3A19A8A-CF19-4A94-8BE6-5AFD5F4D3209.jpeg C7A036D3-57AC-4C61-A019-F101C791DFC8.jpeg C4327977-33A7-4E90-B2C8-B4CCE1E90BFD.jpeg
  5. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Unicorn breeder

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    Hi MotoSpen - yes, the rubber bumper sits between the rack and the plastic tail piece, to stop things vibrating.

    Jx
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  6. japes1275

    japes1275 Adventurer

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    Spent ages researching tyres for my new RR wheels and ended up with Michelin Anakee Wilds as my preferred rubber. Unfortunately my local supplier/fitter has informed me that I can't fit the 140/80 rear as it's a bias ply and the 110/80 front is radial. So I'm left with either looking for a different tyre or going with the 150/70 Anakee Wild which is radial. I know you can fit a 150 to the 3.5" rim but isn't it a bit wide? Or am I better sticking with 140 rear and going with something else - like the Bridgestone AX41 or Pirelli Scorpion which seem to be a well regarded new tyres. I don't really want to go down the TKC80 route but I suppose its an option. Any thoughts?!
  7. 32dgrz

    32dgrz Been here awhile

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    Another day of fun

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    Best road sign to see


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  8. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Unicorn breeder

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    Hi Japes - the RR rear wheel is designed to take either a 150 width or [our personal preference] a 140, depending on which tyre brand you want - as not ever manufacturer makes their tyres in such a wide range of sizes, but almost everyone makes a 150 width rear all-terrain tyre. If you want to fit the Anakee's, just go for the 150/70 x 17.

    Jx
  9. japes1275

    japes1275 Adventurer

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    Cheers Jenny, yes I might end up having to do that. It's just that I get your preference for the smaller width, 150 seems too big. The 160 on the standard bike looks massive!!
    It seems strange that they (Michelin) make some of the Anakees radial and some bias, not very helpful!
    I might just go for the AX41 or TKC's, I'll get some prices and perhaps use that to decide.

    Good to know the 150 will be ok on the 3.5 rim though, thanks.
  10. maxcielle

    maxcielle Been here awhile

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    What spare fuses you carry on a trip?
    Also is there any master links to /temporary and easy/ fix a broken chain in the trails? Just enough to make back on main roads without using the Motion Pro Chain Breaker & Riveting Tool or similar.
  11. Herman1

    Herman1 Been here awhile

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    Fuses just a small collection of ratings and a split link for the chain. If it is the oem then you will have no choice but to use the breaker. I always carry a few links as well as the split link, fits in the Motion Pro wallet just fine.
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  12. appliance57

    appliance57 Long timer

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    I use the screw on links - holding up well after 15k miles on a 115hp bike. https://sprocketcenter.com/ek-chain-525-mvxz2-master-link-screw-link.html
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  13. maxcielle

    maxcielle Been here awhile

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    The 500x uses 520 pitch chain
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  15. appliance57

    appliance57 Long timer

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    As another poster noted you have to get one for a 520 chain. I used one for my 525 that is not an EK chain, and it's worked fine. The chain chamge needed a small chain breaker (I used the motion pro portable), and putting on the new chain just needed a small wrench for the link nuts. and pliers to remove excess (the instructions with the link are good).
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  16. rickypanecatyl

    rickypanecatyl SE Asia adventure tours

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  17. japes1275

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    Just started to fit the fork kit to my 2019 and on removal of the damper rod and main spring I've noticed what looks like a spacer in the bottom of the fork. It is loose and rattles around in there. I guess it sits between the damper rod and the bottom of the fork where the allen screw fits. It can be made to sit nicely at the bottom but it appears to be able to end up either way round and I'm unsure if their is a certain way it needs to be. I don't remember anything like it on my 2013 forks. Thanks for any help!

    Oh yes, the front wheel spindle now needs a 14mm allen key instead of the old 17mm!
  18. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Unicorn breeder

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    Hi Japes - that piece you are referring to (item 11 on the 2019 fiche 'oil lock' part #51432-MV9-003) is the same all years, and as you surmise seats correctly once you insert the damper rod and do the bolt up. Unless you actually split the forks so that piece can be removed, it only sits one way (the correct way) up inside the fork lower.

    Jx
  19. japes1275

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    Cheers Jenny, I thought that would be the case but always best to check before putting things together! That means I can get on with things after work tomorrow evening - work always seems to get in the way of all the fun things in life!

    Got the Anakee Wilds fitted, the 150 looks fine and they look a really good tyre for what I want. Decent price too.

    Ta.
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  20. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Unicorn breeder

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    Happy to help Japes... and yes, as I mentioned previously - I have a 150/70x17 size TKC80 on my CB currently, which works perfectly well on the RR spoked wheels and gives you the widest choice of AT treads, while the 140 width [although ideally preferred for this size bike] is only available from certain manufacturers.

    Let me/us know how you get on with those Anakee Wilds - tread wear and grip wise, as they are certainly a good option to add to the TKC80 and seemingly the new Bridgestone AX41s for this particular bike.

    Have fun out there!

    Jx
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