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*Originally Posted by Youngknight [+]
I have read dozens of these posts and watched some videos. I want to connect the switched options plug under the seat, install a a fuse block then run led aux lights, USB charger, etc back to fuse block so they are on fuse protected and organized and switched power. I have read and watched videos who have done this but they still buy and install those connectors to shove into options plug. What is problem of just cutting options plug off and installing a ring to connect directly to fuse block? Would seem a whole lot easier and not needing to order those special connections.  Or am I missing something?

I don't think you're missing anything. For me it was about not doing anything permanent (cutting off the plug) to the bike so that it's still there if I come to sell it.

I had a Tutoro but it got gummed up too often, and was too reactive to temperature. Fitted a Cobbra Nemo on this bike and find it much more simple and reliable than the Tutoro.


I think I'm sorted. I rode the 20 miles to work this morning. When I started the bike to come home the light had cleared.


I got the bike out a few weeks ago (after it had sat for a while) and the battery didn't have enough charge to start it. So I bump started it down the road. Then I went out on a ride to recharge the battery and noticed that the engine management light stayed on. At the end of the ride I turned the ignition off and on again and the light went off.

I assumed that the light was related to the low battery. Last week the same thing happened again -bump started bike and light stayed on. I've bought an optimiser and the battery is fine, but the light hasn't gone off despite me going out on the bike a few times.

Am I ok to assume that the light is battery-related again? If so, is there a simple way of resetting it?


Random Banter / Re: UK Television License Fee
« on: February 10, 2021, 09:54:06 PM »
There is one aspect that isn't discussed a lot, and that's the influence of advertising. All of the other channels are sat the mercy of their advertisers. Without the BBC there would be no competition to prevent the ad-saturated type of TV you get in the US. Whatever your view about the political position of the BBC it does still produce some quality stuff. Their natural history unit, for example, is excellent.

Without the maintainance of some standards, and the competition from provider which doesn't have the same ties, TV in general would be a race to the bottom.

New Member Introductions / Re: Greetings from Romania
« on: February 10, 2021, 09:48:28 PM »
*Originally Posted by thecybo [+]
I'm in Bucharest
If you want to ride I hear we have some trails that are quite good and don't require motocross-level skills off the road. Planning to visit a few of them this year, details around here if you are interested:

How is it over there at the moment with Covid? I'm hearing that it's a bit chaotic. I'm really keen to get back out there as soon as I can. I know it's going to be a long while, but it's difficult to get any updates on the Romania situation from the UK.

Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: GRmoto Exhaust
« on: January 24, 2021, 04:12:32 PM »
*Originally Posted by Swanny [+]
From GRmoto

How are you getting on with this exhaust?

New Member Introductions / Re: Greetings from Romania
« on: January 22, 2021, 05:47:13 PM »
*Originally Posted by thecybo [+]
Hello everyone, glad to find a nice community for this bike!
I am about to start my first bike season on a CB500X from 2016 (PC46 model), from the few rides I've had on it thus far I am pretty happy with it.
Also looking to do my own maintenance and some servicing


Where in Romania? We have great friends in Mamaia, and normally visit two or three times a year. Can't wait to get back there.

Would love to ride out there from the UK one day.

Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Steering a little off after a drop?
« on: January 20, 2021, 07:50:10 PM »
*Originally Posted by Sweeper [+]
If the bars are off, the bike will not pull to one side.

That's right, but if the bars are only slightly (unnoticeably) bent and you're aiming straight ahead it can feel like the bike is pulling to one side.

Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Steering a little off after a drop?
« on: January 16, 2021, 05:37:56 PM »
I had similar when someone pushed the bike over at work. It was bent handlebars.

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