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CB500X - General Chat / Re: Thumb brake
« on: Yesterday at 11:43:46 PM »
Due to accidents trashing my right leg subsequently there was a time when I was not able to use my ankle pretty much at all, and I had a thumb brake installed on my 600RR track bike to be able to use the rear brake. Thanks to good docs I have almost all hardware removed from my right leg, and big thanks to rehab I got about 70% range of motion and about 50% feeling back, so I don't need that anymore.
It could be absolutely possible to pull this off on these bikes also. Would advise to use steel braided teflon lines to compensate for the long hydraulic runs.
If you use a short thumb brake modulating the oem single pot caliper on a small disk don't expect too much efdiciency from it tho. It is good to correct a bad corner entry, or hold the bike on a launch - but won't stop it much shorter than a landing strip  if used alone without the front brake.
As Jenny mentioned some are using a full size rear brake besides the clutch on the left handlebar for proper braking capacity. Here's Peter Hickman's BMW s1000rr bike from the 2019 Man Tt.
BTW, I've never liked the linked brakes on a bike, and thanks god with proper ABS systems they are in the past. Most of them worked anyway in a way of having multiple pistons up front, with one of them linked to the rear brake - so there was no rear connected to the front pull as far as I know.
To Jenny - on street racing bikes we have no Recluses, but two way quick shifters to free up the clutch for most of the situations except launches and restarts. As far as I know Recluse does not manufacture a clutch for the 500 unfortunately. And I hope there's none which could be retrofitted to it, otherwise my wallet would be lighter again. Kinda sad and happy at the same time.

CB500X - General Chat / Re: Wheel/parts interchangeabilityg
« on: January 16, 2021, 12:46:20 PM »
They are. 13-18 wheels are cross-compatible with each other.

*Originally Posted by phattanglo [+]
Sorry to be so persistent, but after browsing a list of YSS shocks I notice the 96/97 fireblade is also 310 mm long and seems to have the same bolt diameter and width on the ends as the earlier models.
Is there something about this version that makes it incompatible?
It has a shorter stroke than what is needed for our bikes, and has completely different damping characteristic due to the different linkage ratio of the bikes.
A rebuild of an over 20 year old shock is far more than just an oil change and "just regassing it at some industrial place".
As that shock is also a non traveled route - and you don't seem to have the knowledge and tools to do it yourself I'd stay away from that method.

Realistically the used YSS shock I've linked before is a much better option than rebuilding an unknown mileage old shock what had been made for another bike - and considering parts, work and effort much probably in the same ballpark cost wise also.

Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / Re: disable ABS when offroading
« on: December 31, 2020, 10:37:15 PM »
*Originally Posted by JMo [+]
Iím sure if you cut into the power feed wire close to the ABS pump itself, it would still deactivate it in the same way - apparently the issue is/was you canít just cut the wire coming out of the fuse box (which is much easier for your average home mechanic to do) in that same way as you could before - John tried it and they realised the layout was slightly different.

As Oyley suggests above, Iím sure everyone would be pleased if you know of an easy to implement work around for the latest models.

No cutting required
I'm currently on winter holiday with the family and the dog, without access to my computer.
When I'm back on the 4th, I'll post up the info with pictures and wiring diagram how to install an ABS off switch on 19+ models.
Happy new year with lots riding next year Y'all.

Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / Re: disable ABS when offroading
« on: December 30, 2020, 11:33:35 AM »
Well, I know these bikes in and out to a point of installing an Africa Twin ABS brick to have switchable rear ABS on my 2016.
Also chcked the wiring diagram to compare 13-18 and 19-20 bikes.
It works. RRs solution is so crude, practically it just switches off the power the same way as one would pull the fuse. That method works on the new bikes also.

Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / Re: disable ABS when offroading
« on: December 30, 2020, 09:18:52 AM »
*Originally Posted by Oyley [+]
I have no idea why the switch that RR supplied for the earlier models pre 2019 but RR did tell me it does not work...their listing  at the time of me asking had not been updated at the time of asking....hence me asking the question.
Well the principle is the same, if you cut power to the ABS motor with a switch it will disable ABS function. The ABS unit is the same on both bikes.
As far as I see the fuse blocks haven't changed, so I see no issue with using the same set - or making your own.

Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / Re: disable ABS when offroading
« on: December 30, 2020, 12:19:03 AM »
Why makes you think it would not work on 19-20 bikes? The principle is the same.

Pretty much all shocks can have the spring removed and changed with the help of a spring compressor. The adjustment method of spring preload doesn't do anything with the rebuildability of the shock.
What matters if the main body of the shock can be opened with non-destructive methods, to change seals, refresh oil and re-valve damping.
Sonthe difference is that the cbr600 F4 shock can be opened without machining the case while the cbx shock is pressed together to be a simple and cheap one time use sealed unit.

Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / Re: US Bike Options Plugs
« on: December 28, 2020, 08:34:23 AM »
*Originally Posted by BradB [+]
Woohoo! Thanks, Adam, for the Christmas present of awesome knowledge! Never one to step back from a challenge (unless my wife asks how she looks in her jeans) I will be making my own set up. Cool!

And Iím loving the bike!

19-20-21 bikes have 2 options plugs behind the front fairing, and one beneath the seat for a total number of three.
So as long as you're connecting two circuits to the front, you don't need a splitter.

Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Under the seat toolkit
« on: December 25, 2020, 06:23:31 PM »
Actually I was contemplating for years to convert part of the subframe tubes to a pressurized vessel or attach a small paintball gun canister. I could fill it with compressed air to do any roadside repairs without a compressor.
If volume is large enough, the pressure shouldn't be too high to fill a tire. It could be refilled at many places (I also have a large scuba tank at home filled to 200bar).

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