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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: First oil change due soon.
« on: Yesterday at 06:57:52 PM »
I'm not a UK'er or Statesider but when I bought mine I asked if I had to bring my bike into the dealer for its scheduled maintenance during the warranty period and they said no. I then asked if I could do it myself and they said no problem, just keep your receipts for the oil and filter. I made sure I bought the OEM filter and bought my oil at the dealer. I don't feel comfortable bringing my bike to anyone else so that was a relief to hear. Our warranty period here is only one year so I probably would have just done it myself anyway.

30 litres would be amazing! I wish Honda had of stuck at least a 20 litre tank on it but I figure they were just trying to keep the total weight numbers down under 430, sad. They need to do what BMW do and release an adventure model along side the regular with larger tank and better suspension. If you look in the steering 'hole' you can see there is a ton of unused space just begging for a larger tank :) would be nice.

Even though I'm quite happy with the range of the tank (its 'small' 17 tank still gets the same range as the larger bikes do on their 25-30 litre tanks) I've casually looked around for larger solutions. I haven't seen any bolt on tanks though, was hoping Camel Tank would make something but I think they mainly focus on the larger adventure market. I've even thought about picking up an extra tank and seeing if I could modify it to add some extra volume, looks to be room to do this without modifying the look of the bike or how the side panels attach, could get a few extra litres this way.

I've also recently seen how some of the Africa Twin guys are drilling a hole in the top of the filler neck which allows you to squeeze an extra litre of two into the tank but haven't heard of anyone trying it with the 500x yet.

Maintenance and Servicing / Re: where is it from?
« on: August 07, 2018, 11:29:47 AM »
I don't believe the picture Gearless posted is of a grommet. It looks like the rubber washer that goes under the four valve cover bolts. #9 in this picture -

Maintenance and Servicing / Re: where is it from?
« on: August 07, 2018, 08:33:51 AM »
*Originally Posted by Gearless [+]
OMG, i think I have worked it out, its not the gasket leaking at all, its the rubber seal washer from one of the bolts that hold the cover on! bloody dickhead i would be!

Bingo, that's what it looks like it is. Going to be a pain having to remove everything to get it back on there but good you found the leak reason.

Only part that has to be level is the master cylinder reservoir so if on the side stand just position the bars so that the reservoir is level. You can also loosen the bolts holding it to the handle bars to rotate it a bit to make it more level. 

Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Fuel tank quick release
« on: August 05, 2018, 12:30:03 PM »
Turns out its much easier when you do it the correct way  :002: Before, I had the rubber damper and plastic clip together on the pipe and was then trying to click on the hose and connector, but turns out the plastic clip goes into the connector first. I looked at this section on the manual when I disconnected it and thought I remembered it but was wrong. I've included both the disconnect and connect sections from the manual in case someone else has to remove the fuel hose.

Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Fuel tank quick release
« on: August 04, 2018, 06:29:19 PM »
I'm not sure if the 2016 is the same or not. My 2014 has a rubber damper and plastic retainer. I can see how it all goes together but just can't seem to get enough strength to push it on enough for it to click. Wanted to check here before really forcing it in case I was going about it incorrectly. Hard to get any kind of leverage with the way its situated under the tank too, may try positioning the tank differently so I can access it better.

CB500X - General Chat / Re: My Baby is a Write off.
« on: August 04, 2018, 04:43:56 PM »
Beautiful, congratulations. Be sure to at least pop back and give us a report on the new bike and how it compares to the CB after you've had so good seat time.

Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Fuel tank quick release
« on: August 04, 2018, 03:26:39 PM »
*Originally Posted by Gills [+]
Here is a photo is mine with the clips disengaged from the connector, but not fully pulled apart:

I'm struggling with this same clip now, had no real issue with disconnecting it but now the to reconnect and cannot get it together. Any tricks to this or something I'm missing? Any help is appreciated, trying to get bike bike together after doing the valve clearances.

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