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Rally-Raid Products Honda CB500X

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

  1. Twempie

    Twempie Been here awhile

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    I’ve just finished a test ride after using the “Delboy technique”. difficult to do solo because there’s no way to torque the stem nut without removing the handlebars. A short extension helps FYI.

    Anyway, this time around I also unzip-tied the fork boots and wiped down the forks with a little tri-flow before administering CPR to the bike. I think it’s better, but I’m a bit cross-eyed - looking at this for so long.

    It looks fine to a man on a gallopin’ horse. Movin’ on.
  2. veriest1

    veriest1 Minimalist Gear Hoarder

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    Just drop the bike on the opposite side until the bars are straight.
  3. Twempie

    Twempie Been here awhile

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    That will happen sooner than later, no doubt. I just hope it’s a calibrated face plant.
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  4. boardforever

    boardforever Been here awhile Supporter

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    I hope I didn't miss something catching up here, but if your handlebars are just a little off have you tried going caveman on it? Pull up next to a big rock and turn the wheel into it with a little force? Or stand next to it, hold on to the handlebars and give the tire a swift kick to the side?

    After a tip over on a recent rocky ascent my bars were a little wonky, a quick couple kicks to the front wheel, good as new :)

    Brute force isn't always the best answer but sometimes it just works.
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  5. Twempie

    Twempie Been here awhile

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    Awesome. I hope our paths cross on the trail some day.
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  6. BDMaha

    BDMaha Mud loving street rider

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    I need to sell this 2016. pm if anyone is interested

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  7. 32dgrz

    32dgrz Been here awhile

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  8. 32dgrz

    32dgrz Been here awhile

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    5 great days in Wyoming The Rally Raid CB 500X was the perfect tool to visit so many amazing places on my bucket list

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  9. 0p2_ADV

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

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    Having trouble aligning the bolts with the plates. Any advice ?

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  10. 32dgrz

    32dgrz Been here awhile

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  11. veriest1

    veriest1 Minimalist Gear Hoarder

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    I encountered the same little problem. I found they all need to start at basically the same time to get it all lined up. Notice how much angle you have? I also had to manipulate the shock a bit and wiggle things IIRC.
  12. Manray

    Manray Killing Time

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    Use something like a "car jack" from an automobile or a "bottle jack" and jack up/down the swing-arm to align the bolt holes.
  13. Twempie

    Twempie Been here awhile

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    Quick question about factory setup of the RRL2 Tractive shock.

    I read in the Tractive manual to keep the LS and HS settings on the remote reservoir to around 9 clicks and not to deviate too far from that number. However, the factory settings on my delivered shock differ from the manual. HS was set at 9 clicks, and the LS was at 14.

    I didn't notice any problems when riding a couple of trails on these settings, but still curious about what the factory settings usually are. Just as a matter of interest.

    BTW, the rebound on the bottom of the spring is set at 9 clicks (from the factory), and I notched up my remote reservoir to 25 clicks.

    After quite a bit of searching, I couldn't find a definitive answer to my question, so apologies if this has been covered before.
  14. 0p2_ADV

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

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    Thank you for that, definitely helped. Going to finish up the front in the next few days.
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  15. 0p2_ADV

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

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    Thanks for the all the questions you’ve been asking in thread. Most questions you’ve asked have been the answers I needed, just finished installing my rear shock this week. My question is should I leave the settings as they came and ride for a few hundred miles to break it in ? Or make adjustments for sag, rebound, and pre load before I go out and hit the trails ? TIA
  16. Twempie

    Twempie Been here awhile

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    You're welcome. As for setting the sag. I measured that right away after installation, and was within specifications out of the box, making a good starting point of reference. As advised by Jenny, I took the bike out on a few trails to settle in the suspension. A couple of hundred miles should suffice, as I understand it.

    My question (above) about the factory settings was purely academic, and writing those numbers down will help me when I start farting around with the settings... which I'm more than likely to do. The whole point of getting adjustable suspension is to dial it in.

    One thing I have learned is if you adjust anything, make the change large enough so you can tell a setting has changed. You can always dial it back to where you began if you go too far. Several clicks instead of one or two. YMMV.
  17. mcpenner

    mcpenner mcpenner

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    Update - I guess I should close this question with an update - 2 clicks clockwise = noticeable improvement. Thanks everyone.
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  18. Piscoot

    Piscoot Adventurer

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    I’ve been chasing down a vibration that starts around 4900 rpm to about 5200 rpm. It’s not just felt through the handle bars but foot pegs and even the gas tank. I’ve chased down maybe 10 percent to the front cover. I’ve found that I installed slight off canter and the edge or the cover was rubbing on the down tube of the engine guard. Not that I recommend doing the next step, stuck my foot out at the 4900rpm and pushed on the engine guard could feel the immensely strong vibration. I have loosened the bolts and re-torqued the mounting bolts which did not help. I feel the vibration is coming from the way the rear is mounted with the pin. I grabbed the engine guard toward the back and there is some wiggle. I’m wondering if anyone else felt this and have a fix for it?
  19. HandCanonShootr

    HandCanonShootr Been here awhile Supporter

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    Any suggestions for additional bar risers for a Lv2 Tripleclamp/riser/fatbar setup. would like an add'l 1/2-1" if control cable/wire/hoses permit. Past experiances on limits of hoses?

    Mike
  20. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Unicorn breeder

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    Depending on the bars you have fitted, you are pretty much at the limit of the length of the cables/switchgear wiring already...

    for info. Renthal 'RC High' bend bars have 84mm rise, and the ProTaper ADV [low] have 90mm rise - that is really the maximum unless you extend your wiring and cables.

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    photo. with the ProTaper ADV bars, and cable guides (around the ignition barrel) removed.

    Jx