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Maintenance and Servicing / *WARNING* X OWNERS CHECK ENGINE
« on: February 16, 2015, 05:52:25 PM »
I own a 2013 red cb500x which has done 3500 miles from new on British roads and weather, the bike is garaged and has been rarely used in the winter months. The bike is washed after every ride with soapy water, dried off and stored in a ventilated garage.
Last week I gave my x a good inspection of nuts, bolts, chain tension etc.
 I knew that I had a small spot of flaking to the right hand side engine casing which I have posted a picture of back last year but thought it could wait until I called to the dealer, during the inspection I was checking all components at the front of the bike then the shock set in and panic, at the front of the engine where the oil filter is situated there is EXTREME ALLOY CORROISION all around the front engine at low, middle and high points especially around the part where the downpipes are connected to the engine.
I took the bike back to the dealer, when he inspected the bike he could not believe what he was seeing and had never seen this on a modern bike.
He then took photos to send to Honda to see what they would do, when I asked for his opinion he said that the whole engine would have to be removed and replaced and he could not say what would have caused this and this should not happen even if the bike was stored outside.
I have to wait 3 days before I get a decision of Honda but I am not sure about the thought of a massive job of removing the engine as this would disturb all the fittings as this is carried out in a factory environment, thing is would I have future problems with the engine being changed or can I ask for the bike to be replaced.......Pictures will follow and I will keep you updated, hope this is not a product recall...

CB500X - General Chat / I.A.M TRAINING
« on: July 30, 2014, 01:47:53 PM »
Hi All,
I was willing enough to enter a free competition on a road race event at the weekend with the Institute of advanced motorists, on the stall all I had to do was fill in my name and this would be put into a draw and luckily enough I had a phone call today saying I've won  :046:.
The prize is 6 days intensive training with the I.A.M, test paid for with membership paid for and also books provided for the lessons. Total amount would have been 300  :087:.
Have anyone on here had training with the I.A.M I understand that most of the examiners are police riders and feedback I have found out is very good, also insurance will be cheaper.

Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / HONDA TOP BOX KEY
« on: June 15, 2014, 05:52:18 PM »
I have purchased the 39ltr Honda top box and rack to go with the my x, the box and fitting kit cost 270 for the complete kit., the lock on the top box comes with a kit so that you can build the lock to suit your ignition key which is called the Honda one key system. has anyone got instructions on how to assemble the cylinder to suit your key or has anyone done this to your top box your help would be appreciated. below is the picture of the set to make up the lock

CB500X - General Chat / pillion rider
« on: March 10, 2014, 07:32:32 PM »
hi just asking have anyone taken a pillion on the x and how did the x perform, I am thinking of taking the wife for a spin but don't know how the x will handle the extra weight when pulling out of junctions etc. can you let me know of any rides like this. :030:

CB500X - General Chat / SO MANY BIKES IN THE SUN
« on: March 09, 2014, 06:35:54 PM »
I think you would all agree from the U.K what a weekend for riding, the sun is shining at last and I could not believe the amount of bikers out on the road today, every turn there were bikes enjoying the dry weather and what a collection of bikes there where, from modern to classic. Riding around the welsh countryside was amazing and seeing all the lovely bikes was even better, on the temp gauge which is on the scottoiler I had 21 degrees in llandovery . The x was great and rode very smoothly in the bends. Problem is will the weather continue until next weekend.      :186: :001: :001: :001:

Maintenance and Servicing / SCOTTOILER E-SYSTEM FITTING
« on: January 11, 2014, 04:42:28 PM »
just picked up the scottoiler e-system automatic oiler kit from the local dealer, the kit seems very good and there is a digital display screen that is fitted to the front of the bike giving you information on g- forces, air temp, oil levels, and clock timer it does look a great piece of tech the kit was reduced from 200 down to 175 I know this is a bit expensive but it does have really good ratings on expanding the chain life.  has anyone fitted this to their x yet as feedback would be great.

Alarms, Immobilisers, and Security / KEEPING THE BAD BOYS OUT
« on: January 02, 2014, 07:47:24 PM »
HI, I am thinking of upgrading my garage security and was wondering do any of you have some links to good security gadgets, as im in work all day and  I would like something that would alert me if there was a break in to my garage, I have a floor bolt on my roller shutter doors but I think if the alarm went off in the day nobody would take notice but it would be nice if the alert was directed to me first........
thanks and safe biking.....

Maintenance and Servicing / chain adjusting and tension test
« on: October 10, 2013, 07:54:36 AM »
Hi, thought I would mention a topic on the chain adjustment, I have never adjusted my own chain on previous bikes but as this is my new pride and joy I would like to do as much maintenance as I can , so any advice on what tensions the chain should be and what signs to look out for , when it should be adjusted and what tools are needed, and thanks for the replies about the anti corrosion products on my last topic. :821:

Maintenance and Servicing / engine and chain winter protection
« on: October 06, 2013, 01:21:23 PM »
hi,winter is nearly here and was wondering what product would be best to protect the chain and engine from corrosion or even after every ride or after cleaning, I would like to hear what other fellow CB500x riders use and what results they have had with different products, I have had my bike for 2 wks now and I cant decide the best way to protect it from the British weather as I don't want to buy the wrong product,  thanks.....

New Member Introductions / hi, new member from south wales
« on: October 06, 2013, 12:36:47 PM »
Hi, just joined the forum ,looks good. I have had a cb500x for 2wks and have put nearly 300miles on the clock. very happy with the ride.

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