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Suspension / Re: Preload Effect on CB500x 2019
« on: January 24, 2020, 03:34:53 PM »
I under stand and agree with you about BMW- back in the day 40 years ago they were the best bike on the road- over the years they got worse and worse reliability wise- very disappointing-I gave them 20 years of my 55 year riding- no more- and now with this made in China engines and made in India bikes - just not the same seems the Japanese went forward BMW went backwards

Maintenance and Servicing / Re: 13-15 shop manual
« on: January 24, 2020, 03:18:04 PM »
If you look real hard you will find that you can down load it for free on the internet- I know because I have it

*Originally Posted by adman [+]
Vackor- 10 Points  :152:
at Motorboy: you mean this one...?

I also saw this protection in the bay. I didn't like it so much, so I thought about building something like that myself.
After measuring, I created the drawing and then built a cardboard model to see if it really fits. Then I buyed a piece of sheet metal made of 1.5 mm aluminum, drawed it, sawed it, drilled it and filed it. Unfortunately I don't have a professional folding bench, so I had to improvise quite a bit with my small vice.
It worked quite well for a first try, but I will make another, somewhat improved version in the course of the summer. Until then, it will remain on the X.

(The first picture shows the professional ebay version)
that's the one-I paid $17 US being black it looks cool mounted with the white coming through the X- seems like a lot of work for so little money to buy one unless you just like to make things yourself

Maintenance and Servicing / Re: 2019 500X, great bike but that fueling!
« on: January 22, 2020, 04:29:50 AM »
My 2019 also pings on 87 regular slow speed in to high a gear not lugging it just to slow the the gear I'm in so did my 2014-I use mid grade gas all good-you have to remember the bike is not made for the USA and most country's gas starts at a higher octane than ours-I'm sure if the rpm's are keep up in the right gear it would not ping but that's not always easy to do so a little higher octane fixes my laziest

Maintenance and Servicing / Re: 2019 500X, great bike but that fueling!
« on: January 22, 2020, 04:18:53 AM »
*Originally Posted by VA-CB500X [+]
Thanks.  Would the engine/transmission feel too wound out if the shift was delayed until after the intersection is fully cleared? (Assuming normal acceleration, not drag racing.)
I think a two lane intersection would be OK but a four lane intersection would have the bike rev'ed very high-but why it pulls so good shifting at 4-5k going from first to second I don't see the point

CB500X - General Chat / Re: Battery charging and engine RPM’s question
« on: January 21, 2020, 04:21:59 PM »
*Originally Posted by ncroadtoad [+]
I notice very little variation of the charge rate between idle and higher RPM's at no battery load. But when I have my heated jacket running, heated gloves on, heated grips and aux lights on low I get 13.7 on the voltmeter at 5,000 RPM. At idle, 12.4, need to shut down something.

As mentioned, I would recommend a trickle charger over occasional idling.
I reason you see what you see is normal when your battery is at full charge anything around 13.5 or over is enough to keep it charged- heated grips act as a dead short and consume a lot of current and with them on ridding at low speeds will not keep the battery at full charge that's why a volt meter is a good thing to have if you run a lot of electrical accessories on a bike this size with such limited charging capacity

*Originally Posted by adman [+]
The next small step to make my X more individual.
Please excuse the non-standard drawing, which I made quickly with my idea.
What could that be ...?
I bought one from E bay looks just like your drawing with the X in it to see brake fluid level-looks good on bike

CB500X - General Chat / Re: Battery charging and engine RPM’s question
« on: January 21, 2020, 04:20:06 AM »
running the bike for that short period is not enough to keep the battery up-most bikes have a max charge rate at 5,000 rpm's which would be around 14.5V-if you don't have one you need a small trickle charger no more than 1 amp

That is called a weep hole and it means your water pump is going bad-but if it's not leaking much don't think I would worry much just watch it when you start to see a small puddle after each ride than change it

*Originally Posted by choyashi [+]
For perfect filtration, 50% better then K&N claims they have,
I've taken apart an old Honda filter and removed the paper element.
Then stuffed the inside with steel wool and welded it back together.
For oil, I filter the old oil from my Jeep and then distill it in a home
made still I used to use for corn liquor. Then I mix it with 10% green tea,
which comes from my fancy Composter.
The beating the oil gets in my Jeep engine fortifies it and makes the
molecules stronger. The natural effect of the compost liquid sticks to the
metal better, and significantly reduces wear on moving parts.

Of course the best advice, would be to remember to refill the engine
with some kind of oil after you drain it and change the filter.
Or just stop smoking "Pot" all together!!

I used baby oil for years in my bikes till I saw a 60 minute special on TV on how the oil was removed from the baby to cruel I stopped

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