Rally-Raid Products Honda CB500X

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

  1. Med.Jeeves

    Med.Jeeves Adventurer Supporter

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    @JMo (& piglet) and @Oyabun Thank you for the (super fast!!) replies! I'll tear the forks down again when the fork gaiters I ordered get in (from the UK) and replace the 10W with 5W (and to double/triple check the innards are correct). Going to keep riding it until then, because more riding is always better than less riding.

    I think my CB might have enough UK sourced parts on it soon to be registered as a citizen there. Or at least dual citizenship.
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  2. Oyabun

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    Mine also polished out last time, but will be under size next time so planned to do the same thing - making a sleeve from a properly sized stainless tube, press it together and set the final diameter.
  3. 32dgrz

    32dgrz Been here awhile

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    Just got my forks back from my friend the Suspension Guy. I handed him the pdf off of the rally raid website that says 10 wt. so that’s not correct? I’ve been happier
  4. markinthailand

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    That would be great--both the bearing part numbers and the KTM part number. I think I've located a set here in Thailand, but not sure it will fit. I need the outside and inside measurements of the bearing. 27 mm outside is proving hard to find, depending on the inside dimensions.
  5. 32dgrz

    32dgrz Been here awhile

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    Here’s the seal the numbers are pretty good to read on the seal thanks iPhone 11 A06AB0DA-5223-414B-AE0F-280DFF965EE7.jpeg 485BB758-3725-49FD-9446-87A7C01DA4C4.jpeg C2592BAF-F316-4891-9BDE-807692D2081A.jpeg 132CE3C5-897F-485B-8F0F-32D0DC734D9E.jpeg C510E06F-5681-439A-99C0-071BC4B0A926.png
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  6. 32dgrz

    32dgrz Been here awhile

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    Here’s the bearing. I think the part number above is correct
    I used the all balls to measure and get mine from bearing house and gave the all balls back to the friend that loaned them to me. Wasn’t sure of the origin of those so I bought top name bearings. Not sure it makes a difference
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  7. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Unicorn breeder

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    Like I said above, that is a mistake - it always used to be 5w, and it still should be.

    Jx
  8. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Unicorn breeder

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    Mark - to clarify, the KTM axle diameter is actually 26mm (the nut is 27mm) - I just measured one, and it uses a pair of thin spacers than bring the I/D (inner diameter) of the bearing out to 30mm - as per 32dgrz's photo above.

    As I say, any KTM dealer should have a front wheel bearing and seal kit in stock (I presume they sell KTM enduro bikes in Thailand?) and/or a dealer that sells MX/enduro parts, such as All-Balls should have a suitable pattern kit.

    Hope that sorts it for you...

    Jx
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  9. markinthailand

    markinthailand Long timer

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    Thanks for this! Super helpful!
  10. markinthailand

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    Thanks! That and the photos help a lot.

    The DID sell KTMs here, but the dealer went under last year, and it is all in a bit of a mess. I found a person on a KTM group on FB who has a set and has sent them to me. I'll check them when I get them.

    While we're at it, what about the rear wheel bearings?
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  11. 32dgrz

    32dgrz Been here awhile

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    Honda for the rear
    Don't forget the oring
    I can take pics of those if needed
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  12. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Unicorn breeder

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    The Rear wheel-bearings have always been the same size as the OEM Honda ones, as are the 2nd generation RR front hubs too - it was just that first year production that use the oversize KTM pattern front hub.

    Jx
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  13. markinthailand

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    Great! Thanks.
  14. dirtytroll

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    My wishlist to Santa Claus (Rally Raid Productions): Footpeg lowering kit to suit the RR-footpegs and my bike (2019 model). Has to be strong enough for off road.
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  15. 32dgrz

    32dgrz Been here awhile

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    So 10 wt out 5 wt in forks rebuilt.
    My friend, who is a suspension specialist did the work said the oil smelled like..something crawled in them forks and died,fermented, made a new life form, and died again.....

    I’m sharing some pictures of what we found
    Rod slider bearings (top) coating completely worn off. Piston (bottom) bearings not bad.
    Wiper seals cracked.

    LED winkers here and ready for install. Stay tuned.
    Currently waiting on fork boots from UK

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  16. Gedrog

    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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    I saw 1 year old CB500X that had cracks on the dust seals, I was surprised to see how poor quality they were
  17. maxcielle

    maxcielle Been here awhile

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    And I wish for a folding gear and brake lever.
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  18. Tangor

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    Just wanted to thank this great community and especially Jenny for the great discussion, material and wealth of information on the RR kit. Just finished up installing the L2 kit on the lightly used '16 I bought several months ago (<1500 miles). Waiting on the tubeless wheels and rear rack to make it over the pond. This has been a very fun project (except for those #$%# security bolts). Can't wait to get her out on the dirt tracks in our area.



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  19. Manray

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    I hope you went the easy route with the security bolts by using a Torx bit. Any case, you're gonna love the CB with the spoke wheels.
  20. Tangor

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    Heh, I wasn't that smart until I cut a notch with a chisel and they backed out. I found a new limit to my patience (the hard way).