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Offline JMo

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Good value clutch case cover... (from CMX500)
on: August 09, 2017, 10:45:52 PM
I just thought I'd pass this handy suggestion along to anyone considering a little extra protection for their clutch cover...

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.


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


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



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


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



photo. It's really that simple!

Neat eh?

Jx






Last Edit: August 21, 2017, 10:02:58 AM by Admin
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Re: Good value clutch case cover... (from CMX500)
Reply #1 on: August 09, 2017, 11:25:30 PM
I like it, nice tip! I'm sure you'll know before too long if it works!
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Re: Good value clutch case cover... (from CMX500)
Reply #2 on: August 09, 2017, 11:33:03 PM
Nice addition, I might give that a go aswell, could always use the extra protection to keep the bike looking nice at least.
I don't actually own a vehicle with more than 2 wheels...

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Re: Good value clutch case cover... (from CMX500)
Reply #4 on: August 10, 2017, 01:51:33 AM

Yep, it took a long time to arrive (on back order) ;o)

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Re: Good value clutch case cover... (from CMX500)
Reply #5 on: December 23, 2020, 11:33:31 PM
Hi Jenny,

will this work on my 2015 Rally Raid model?
Do you have any idea on how to protect the left side?

Thanks,
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Re: Good value clutch case cover... (from CMX500)
Reply #6 on: December 23, 2020, 11:40:11 PM
*Originally Posted by Makelele [+]
Hi Jenny,

will this work on my 2015 Rally Raid model?
Do you have any idea on how to protect the left side?

Thanks,
Rui

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Hi Rui - the CMX clutch side cover ought to fit on all years 2013-18, it's only from 2019-on which has a different shaped case due to the slipper clutch.

There really isn't any requirement for a cover on the left side of the engine as it is more narrow on that side - and if you've got the Rally-Raid engine guard fitted, the tubular wings do an excellent job of protecting both sides in the event of a fall anyway.

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Re: Good value clutch case cover... (from CMX500)
Reply #7 on: December 24, 2020, 12:03:04 AM
Thats a cheap bit of extra protection

More expensive are the GB Racing covers,which I fitted.
They were not listed for the X  but they do fit, I did call them and suggested they list for the X so they may be listed now.
Or the R&G kit which is much the same but maybe not as substantial.
I had already fitted the GBRacing kit when R&G listed their kit.

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Re: Good value clutch case cover... (from CMX500)
Reply #8 on: December 24, 2020, 10:42:54 AM
*Originally Posted by Oyley [+]
Thats a cheap bit of extra protection

More expensive are the GB Racing covers,which I fitted.
They were not listed for the X  but they do fit, I did call them and suggested they list for the X so they may be listed now.
Or the R&G kit which is much the same but maybe not as substantial.
I had already fitted the GBRacing kit when R&G listed their kit.

I really can't find any GB Racing or R&G covers for the 2013-2018 models. Only for 2019 onwards.
Can you please confirm?

thanks,
Rui

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Re: Good value clutch case cover... (from CMX500)
Reply #9 on: December 25, 2020, 01:07:35 AM
*Originally Posted by Makelele [+]
I really can't find any GB Racing or R&G covers for the 2013-2018 models. Only for 2019 onwards.
Can you please confirm?

thanks,
Rui

Here you go, it only took one Google search:
https://gbracing.com.au/gbracing-engine-case-cover-set-for-honda-cbr500r-cb500f

https://www.ebay.com/itm/GBRacing-Honda-CBR500-CB500F-13-Motordeckel-Engine-Cover-Set-Motor-Protektoren/231728125667