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CB500X - General Chat / Re: Another "which bike" question...
« on: Today at 05:57:35 PM »
BTW, I rode the CB500 from south of Tucson to central Montana via "scenic routes" (Utah highways 150 and 12 were great), riding 3300 miles in 8 easy days (4 up and 4 back).  You will not regret this bike.  Pic below is at Quake Lake, Montana.



Next pic is Soapstone Pass USFS road getting to Utah 150.


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CB500X - General Chat / Re: Another "which bike" question...
« on: Today at 05:00:25 AM »
If you have to ask,  get another wee strom. 

I turn 76 next month and still love my CB500XA, but, I cannot flat foot it (28-inch inseam).

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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: 16000 Mile Valve Check Service
« on: Yesterday at 04:53:59 AM »
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What is discussed is the Magnuson-Moss Act, which says that repairs do not have to be done at the dealership.  I take photos and have parts receipts, but have never made a warranty claim.  However, I did have a relay replaced under the recall situation on my CB500X.


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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: 16000 Mile Valve Check Service
« on: December 12, 2017, 09:39:37 PM »
It can't hurt and it will provide some peace of mind.

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Easier to acquire, too!

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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: 16000 Mile Valve Check Service
« on: December 10, 2017, 04:13:35 AM »
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For the most part motorcycle service sucks in the US also. The trick is to find a individual who knows what he is doing and works at a Honda dealer (for warranty purposes). My local dealer is absolutely horrible .   :233: 

Which is why many of us do as much of the maintenance as we can.  My shop manual arrived before the bike got to the dealership.  And, my dealership is the best of the Honda shops in Tucson.

Nobody is more dependent than the rider upon the work being done right and the bike being safe.  I'm still learning my wrenching skills.   :169:

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Riding Gear, Clothing, and Apparel / Re: What do you wear on the daily?...
« on: December 07, 2017, 06:55:06 PM »
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And as you know, I'm a fair weather biker, so I only see rain if it starts while I am out on the bike!!  :008: 

That certainly makes sense to this old fella.  I keep the raingear in a saddle bag during the rainy season.

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so, I am a newbie...only been a member for a month or so and just bought my bike yesterday from a HONDA dealer!!!! So, 2017 Demo with 1700 km.  So, I asked them about the 16,000 mile valve check...my answer was that this might still be showing up in the manual as a must do but Honda SErvice Bulletins for well over a  year now have indicated that if there is no problem (i.e. noise) there is NO need to do this check.

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That is bullsh#t from the dealer/salesman.  Noisy tappets are loose; too tight tappets are quiet.  The tight clearance can lead to burnt/stuck valves.  Quiet is not necessarily good.

I did the valves on my 2014 just before 15K miles and all eight shims needed to be adjusted as they were at or below the minimum clearance.

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CB500X - General Chat / Re: Superb December riding weather here, very rare!
« on: December 07, 2017, 06:40:12 PM »
Y'all make me feel smug for having retired to a place with year round riding.  I was out doing chores on the 500X this morning.

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Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: Skid plate?
« on: December 05, 2017, 04:52:51 PM »
I removed my belly pan.  There was a screw in it that caused one overzealous rider on this forum to puncture the bottom of the engine.


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