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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: What lube for cables?
« on: June 20, 2018, 05:11:18 AM »
*Originally Posted by motorboy [+]
You might want to check the service manual - because if I remember right honda cables are plastic lined and you could ruin the lining- on this bike I just don't remember -If honda says it's ok than you can by a kit with the applicator and the correct lube cheap- makes it so easy

I stand corrected the service manual states you can and should lube the cables-so there you have it---carry on

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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: What lube for cables?
« on: June 18, 2018, 03:11:50 PM »
You might want to check the service manual - because if I remember right honda cables are plastic lined and you could ruin the lining- on this bike I just don't remember -If honda says it's ok than you can by a kit with the applicator and the correct lube cheap- makes it so easy

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Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: 39 tooth sprocket
« on: June 16, 2018, 07:17:52 PM »
A bit late to tell you but the 500x comes with a 15T counter not a 14 T - you could have saved a lot of money and time by going to a 16T counter and not having to touch the chain- your 39T drops RPM's to 4521 at 60 mph the 16 counter would be 4456 at 60 mph-stock is 4753 so it's close 39 rear vrs 16T -but a whole lot more work and money

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Suspension Set-up and Mods / Re: sprocket change on cb500x 2017
« on: June 16, 2018, 03:29:34 AM »
It's so easy and so cheap to do-give it a try- should drop rpm's about 350 in top gear

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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Valve clearance & gaskets
« on: June 13, 2018, 03:02:10 PM »
That type of gasket would fail for two reasons age and or heat cycles- with that many miles and that age I would change- it's to much work to find you have a leak later

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If it were mine other than giving it a good look over- I would change oil and filter- clean lube and adjust chain- check tire pressure- check clutch free play-that's all I can think of- would not mess with the air filter

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Suspension Set-up and Mods / Re: Light Front End......
« on: June 11, 2018, 05:11:51 AM »
Being your 235lbs if you haven't done it yet you need to add a few clicks(or more) of rear preload-that should raise the rear and bring the front end in and improve handling-and being the USA bikes do not come with a tool kit go to your dealer and order the rear shock spanner wrench that would come in the tool kit-it's cheap and will work the best

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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Stripped Oil Drain Plug
« on: June 07, 2018, 03:15:22 PM »
  If vice grips will not work you need to back off - don't want to do anything that might strip the sump threads- Sears-  Craftman tools had a set of over size sockets that would grip the rounded off bolt by cutting into the head- you need to look for something like that-  I just Googled it Sears still sells them they are called damaged nut remover set fits both american and metric- that will work

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Suspension Set-up and Mods / Re: Fork Springs
« on: June 07, 2018, 04:42:49 AM »
*Originally Posted by Oyabun [+]
Motoboy, in general you're absolutley right. However I dunno who's post you're responding to, but if you read back to the question of Pejas- he is asking about possibilities adjusting the RR Lvl1 setup on his bike.
The Rally Raid front fork inserts are not that simple anymore, and had been designed for 5w fork oil.
Also if I did not misunderstood, he was contemplating mixing 2.5w with the existing 10w, to lower it's viscosity quickly, without completely draining the forks.
I thought I was posting to mrichi post 1 of this thread-maybe not

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Suspension Set-up and Mods / Re: Fork Springs
« on: June 06, 2018, 02:49:19 PM »
Because these forks are basic- the oil controls both damping and rebound with no adjustment -lighter oil faster action in both directions and you might feel like it's softer due to the reduced damping-the stock oil is what Honda calls SS8 close to 10w- anything lighter than 5w the action of the fork would be almost none at all pogo stick like- 5w might be worth a try- but remember it will change the speed  the forks return- top up-

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