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On Two Wheels / Re: Tiger 800 XRT
« on: August 18, 2019, 07:14:59 PM »
I too was looking at those,  nice looking bike.
Let us know how you get on with it.

Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Cost to put on a new tire
« on: August 18, 2019, 07:13:04 PM »
Buy yourself some rim protectors and some rim sealant slippery stuff for ease of putting tyre on.
I changed both my sons x and my x with Avon,front and rear and balanced the wheels too, axle stands, axle bolt and remove old weights and use new stick on ones. Balancing makes a huge difference .

New Member Introductions / Re: Hello from Victoria, BC Canada
« on: July 08, 2019, 05:27:29 PM »

Looks like a sure way of ruining the bike.

Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Sprocket questions
« on: May 20, 2019, 09:12:06 PM »
The nuts are m12x1.25 thread pitch, the socket you need to undo them will be a 19mm ,loosen the nuts with the wheel still in the bike, it needs a lot of muscle to just do that.

What a great trip. I’d have no qualms about travelling the globe on an X , more than capable, at least it can be pushed about easily and economical with fuel.

Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Headlight vent?
« on: May 15, 2019, 07:38:24 AM »
It’s  a breather, because as the light heats up it expands the air....gotta go somewhere, and likewise when it cools it takes in a sniff of air too.

CB500X - General Chat / Re: Fairing bolt
« on: May 14, 2019, 04:16:12 PM »
These shoulder bolt flange head Allan bolts M5/M6 can be made from a standard stainless steel button head bolts and using a small slice of water washer hose, a snug fit pushed up the threaded shaft, this replicates the shoulder this in turn holds a stainless steel washer in place against the underside of the bolt head acting as the larger surface area for pressure on the fairing. Works a treat.

New Member Introductions / Re: hello from spain
« on: April 30, 2019, 06:59:20 PM »

Ride Reports, Trips, and Touring / Re: Anyone interested in this?
« on: April 25, 2019, 03:42:47 PM »
Tbh the ride across Northern France to any where is fairly mundane.
There really is not much until you get south of Chaumont, where there’s  good municipal camp site, then the landscape changes.
 Weird how once South of the Alps the weather really does change. The sky is intense blue.
    Ferry crossings are brilliant. They allow you to chill, relax, and I love the air and ambience of any sea crossing, it also takes the strain off bike travel as 100% concentration is required.
   I guess the favourite part of Europe has to be all the Balkan states, stunning scenery, empty roads, and interesting people and food. Watch out for the over ambitious Police.....they are pretty keen on catching speeders.  Got caught once, ....sweet talk the chaps and they say.....” your speed is not so serious”!

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