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CB500X - General Chat / Re: Performace figures
« on: June 30, 2020, 03:34:58 PM »
The first picture I saw of the retro 900 did have 2into2 pipes looked good-Kawasaki's cost cutting answer for the 4into1 was well the first thing alot of owners did was change the pipes anyway-so true-mine included

Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Water pump oil leak
« on: June 30, 2020, 02:53:26 PM »
Looks to me like it's weeping from the bolt-if you can I would loosen the bolt and retighten it

CB500X - General Chat / Re: Performace figures
« on: June 30, 2020, 02:35:30 PM »
Being I had a 1976 KZ900 back in1976 I had high hope when Kawasaki came out with the retro one very nice bike but to call it the reborn of the mighty Z 1 just don't see it-still nice for what it is and way better and cheaper than the Honda CB1100 another  retro bike that you got to look real hard to see any resemblance to the 1969 CB750 and yes I was in the middle of that one to- maybe the Japanese just don't know the real meaning of the word retro--anyway enjoy it I'm sure you will

Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Rear Brake Disc
« on: June 29, 2020, 05:56:15 PM »
most of the time a warped disk will show up when the bike is hot-not saying the X can't warp a disk but highly unlikely-things I would check first _bleed the brake a little air in the system will do it-check wheel alignment off just a little the pads will not get full bite-remove pads and degrease pass a rag with  chain cleaner on the disk both close to chain sling- I pass a rag with chain cleaner on both disks every time I clean and lube the chain and if all that fails to fix it than you can change parts-how to check for a warped disk- rear wheel off the ground wrap a piece of wire around the chain adjuster bend it so it just touches the disk spin the wheel slowly if warped you will see the wire move

Rally Raid / Re: 2019 RR L1 fork upgrade - What Oil ?
« on: June 29, 2020, 04:39:09 PM »
also keep in mind that there is no standard on fork oil viscosity so two different companys both making a 10w might not be the same-there some excellent charts on the web showing every company and the true viscosity -can't remember where I found it but it's there

Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: Exhaust Swap
« on: June 29, 2020, 04:31:48 PM »
It seems every time Honda has changed the muffler on this bike they also changed the header going by they all have a different part number-but hey why not give it a try easy to do

Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Water pump oil leak
« on: June 28, 2020, 05:36:30 AM »
*Originally Posted by Migueblues [+]
Thank you all for your answers! I have service on 150km. You think oil seal may wield by itself? I think maybe the oil is old, happened to me on other bikes. The colour of the oil is Brown but normal i think, not fuel/water on ir. The level went down a little on that first 50km when coolant leaked. Remain constant since then. Refund is impossible here(worst aftersale politics in the world) so i need to know what fix to ask on the warranty. Wait time? Water pump replacement? Thanks in avance
If it continues to leak Honda will change the whole water pump

Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Chain adjustment
« on: June 28, 2020, 05:33:37 AM »
*Originally Posted by crispenator [+]
Hi all i have just spent the last hour cleaning all the crud of my 2015 chain i would say it is the original ,doesnt seem to have any stiff links but a lot of hard grease on it ,saw a fellow with a ncx 750 and he said that using kero is ok for cleaning chains so i used that cleaned it up a treat he said it doesnt affect orings and is cheaper than a spray can of cleaner if you use a spray bottle , but i would imagine being oem product if it would even have an oring chain on it ,ill see how it goes but can get a new oring for around 99.00 here so if it doesnt work then ill just put a new one on it , the sort of job that "i wont to go and clean my chain " said no one ever dirty smelly job .
Every thing the NC750 owner told you is correct

Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: Shorty Shift Lever?
« on: June 27, 2020, 09:20:07 PM »
If it works that's great-unless the screw you used is the same diameter as the stud you cut off the rubber might work it's way off(happened to me on another bike)what I did to fix it was use a allen button head bolt with a washer same size as the OD  of the rubber

Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Chain adjustment
« on: June 27, 2020, 09:17:28 PM »
*Originally Posted by Oyley [+]
I seem to think the slack in the chain measurement is on a sticker on the swinging arm on the left hand side...I'm not with the bike to check right now.
Yes your correct

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