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Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / Re: US Bike Options Plugs
« on: August 26, 2020, 04:46:22 PM »
*Originally Posted by HarrySeaward [+]
I think I have a related question. I've got a USB charger hooked directly to my battery posts. It's mounted above my dashboard and I use it to keep my phone charged while riding. However, I find the phone often just stops charging even though it's plugged into the charger and the charger is switched on. I often need to switch the USB charger off, and then back on to get the phone to take a charge again.

I'm on my second USB charger now, thinking maybe it was a flaw in the first one. I also switched from using the accessory plug to directly tying it to the battery. Anybody else have this issue or know what causes it? Maybe it's just my (Motorola) phone that's to blame?

Sounds like an issue with the USB charger to me, you mention you are now on the second one, maybe that will fix it for you. I also installed a USB charger, but I wired it via the front accessory socket, so that it is only powered when the bike is turned on. Be careful wiring a USB charger directly to the battery, they contain electronics and many continue to draw a small amount of power even when nothing is connected to them. Some have a small switch to prevent this, but it would be a pain to have to remember to switch off the charger each time you switch off the bike.

This is the charger I used, and I have had no issues with it: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082PNLMDS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / Re: US Bike Options Plugs
« on: August 26, 2020, 05:15:54 AM »
*Originally Posted by JMo [+]
Yes, other than there are only two - there is not one behind the left hand firing panel (as there was no 12v accessory socket available on the pre-2019 models). So you have the switch two pin socket under the seat, and the switched three pin socket up by the right front turn signal, with the blue wire live with the high beam - typically to run auxiliary lamps when the high beam is on.

Jx

Really appreciate the information. Thanks!

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Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / Re: US Bike Options Plugs
« on: August 26, 2020, 05:12:24 AM »
*Originally Posted by Falang [+]
I think, with a bit of browsing, you can find that information on this informative thread:
https://www.cb500x.com/index.php/topic,2538.280.html?PHPSESSID=702ad99a50078b9824d2aff6b5dbca9c

Excellent, thanks for the info. Cheers.

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Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / US Bike Options Plugs
« on: August 23, 2020, 01:54:03 AM »
I have a 2020 US-spec bike, and there are three options plugs on the bike.

1). Under-seat 2-pin female, switched.
2). Under front-left fairing, 2-pin male, switched. Honda 12V accessory socket connects to this one.
3). Under front-right fairing, 3-pin female, switched. Third pin is high-low beam indication for accessory lights.

I'm pretty sure that at least some of these connectors are different on non-US bikes, but what I would really like to know is, are these three option plugs the same on the 2013-2018 bikes?

Any help much appreciated.

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CB500X - General Chat / Re: Is offering for sale acceptable?
« on: August 22, 2020, 11:40:16 PM »
I'm sorry, I just noticed the MARKETPLACE section! Duh!

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CB500X - General Chat / Is offering for sale acceptable?
« on: August 22, 2020, 11:26:22 PM »
I'm a new CB500X owner, and new to the forums, and I would like to know whether it is acceptable to offer items for sale here?

The reason I am asking is that as a new owner pretty became frustrated that the bike comes with three options plugs to allow powered accessories to be easily connected, but I couldn't find adapter cables that would allow me to plug directly into those options plugs. It is even more frustrating when you realize that all three option plugs are different, and while Honda do include the other half of the connector in each case, they don't include the pins that would allow you to wire things up!

I've seen other threads talking about this, and the common solution seems to be to cut off the OEM plug and join the wires. That works, but I'd prefer not to do that so that the bikes electrical system remains intact should I ever decide to sell the bike.

Anyway, long story short, I decided to source all the necessary parts and make my own cables. While I was at it I ordered extra parts and made a bunch of additional cables, thinking others might be interested. Right now I have made up several cables for the two-pin key-switch powered under-seat options plug, going from the Original, Honda plug to a standard SAE connector. I'm still waiting for the parts for the front-left options plug, and the front-right accessory lighting plug that includes high-low beam indication.

Anyway, I am NOT currently offering these cables for sale right now, and if I do, I will most likely do so via eBay. Right now I just want to know if it is acceptable to post such an offer here?

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CB500X - General Chat / Re: Tool Kit
« on: August 03, 2020, 04:05:36 AM »
*Originally Posted by RsvlCaCb500xGuy [+]
Feed it around the chin guard of the helmet, then hook both ends on under the seat before locking the seat back in place. Does anyone ACTUALLY use this by the way? Iíd rather have had a screwdriver!


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CB500X - General Chat / Re: Tool Kit
« on: August 03, 2020, 03:33:11 AM »
*Originally Posted by Oyley [+]
What is the intended way of locking the helmet with that sleeved wire?

Feed it around the chin guard of the helmet, then hook both ends on under the seat before locking the seat back in place. Does anyone ACTUALLY use this by the way? Iíd rather have had a screwdriver!

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New Member Introductions / Re: Hello from New Downsizer
« on: August 03, 2020, 03:29:40 AM »
*Originally Posted by Clive [+]
Victoria, under lockdown. Not allowed to be more than 5kms from home and then only for specific reasons which doesnít include riding for fun.

Wow, tough restrictions, but if thatís whatís needed to get this thing under control. Hope it works out for you guys. I was just over there in November, incredible how much has changes since then!

Over here, restrictions like that would never fly; too many people who think their civil rights are being abused and doing what the f**k they like! They donít get that the virus doesnít give a flying f**k about civil rights! So weíre basically screwed, until there is a widely available vaccine, the mortality rate will just keep going up.

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New Member Introductions / Re: Hello from New Downsizer
« on: August 03, 2020, 02:04:02 AM »
*Originally Posted by Clive [+]
After fitting the 16 tooth I did a GPS speedo check. It now reads almost 100% accurate. Not sure if this is a good thing or not, no leeway now. Need to be ultra careful in this speed camera infested state. With the new Covid rules there will be no riding for 6 weeks. Looks like workshop only bike fun. :087: :087:

Youíre not even allowed to ride your motorcycle? Wow, thatís tough rules. Which state are you in, NSW?

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