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Suspension / Re: Raising the rear for shock replacement
« on: Today at 05:34:50 PM »
Ah, forgot about those little nubs on the CB!!! I never tried that method on my CB but on my last bike (SFV650) which never had them. Sorry about that, totally forgot about those.

Suspension / Re: Raising the rear for shock replacement
« on: Today at 09:47:03 AM »
The way I do it is to remove the foot pegs and flip them over (so that they then pivot down instead of up) and then use two jack stands underneath them. Use your paddock stand to lower the bike onto them.

CB500X - General Chat / Re: Starting the bike
« on: October 03, 2018, 01:45:55 PM »
The whining you hear is the fuel pump. Its usually not a problem starting it immediately, at least I have never had any. If I haven't started the bike in a while (like after winter) then I usually wait until the fuel pump has stopped just to be sure, but this may not even be necessary. The rest of the panel illumination sequence is just the computer doing its system checks.

Maintenance and Servicing / Re: 16 Tooth front sprocket supplier
« on: October 03, 2018, 12:19:45 AM »
*Originally Posted by gregjet [+]
I have the C/S cover off at the moment and the chain guide/protector is very close tho the chain in the front. Is there enough room to allow clearance to the guide/protector around the C/S for a 16tooth when it starts expanding at speed or do you have to remove it?

16T fits fine, no issues.

Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: Bruudt screen brackets.
« on: September 24, 2018, 10:33:39 PM »
Impressive customer service. You can tell he is passionate about his products and wants his customers to be happy. Great to hear, thanks for posting.

Alarms, Immobilisers, and Security / Re: Paddock Stand Reccomendations
« on: September 22, 2018, 07:16:46 PM »
I have a Vortex brand one and love it. Very sturdy and it has a tube on it to hold the axle after you remove it so it doesn't get dirty lying on the ground. Also, it can be swapped over to be used for both spools or lifting from under the swingarm. What ever one you get make sure it can swap like this, nice to have the option, some out there can only do one or the other.

I have both front and rear stands and find they work great. I have other bikes as well so they come in handy.

On Two Wheels / Re: Fully Self Driving BMW R1200GS
« on: September 12, 2018, 10:19:15 AM »
Yamaha and Honda are doing similar type research as well (probably many other brands as well). Seems to be the future, just not one I want to be a part of. I can certainly appreciate and marvel at the technology but I will just stick with plain simple bikes as long as I can.

Random Banter / Re: New Long Way series coming with Charley and Ewan
« on: September 12, 2018, 10:07:55 AM »
*Originally Posted by hilldweller [+]
Now if we can get them to do it on an X -- WOW.

It will be interesting to see what bike they do choose. They certainly helped BMW sales with their adventure and it has become synonymous with the big GS but now Charley is working with Triumph so I can't really see them going with a GS again unless he leaves Triumph.

I really enjoyed the previous two shows and look forward to this one. Regardless if you like them or not, they really helped promote adventure type riding to a new level and we probably wouldn't have the little X without them  :002:

On Two Wheels / Re: Thoughts on the KTM 790 and Yamaha T7?
« on: September 08, 2018, 04:19:29 PM »
Few others, Yamaha Super Tenere, Suzuki V-Stroms, KTMs (different than the others as it uses a sealing strip I believe). I even think Honda's X-ADV has tubeless spokes. Wish they all were like that.

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