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CB500X - General Chat / Re: Last bar on fuel gauge
« on: July 19, 2019, 12:15:15 PM »
*Originally Posted by Sulina_77 [+]
Mine seems to be off, it starts flashing after using 11 Ltrs with 6 Ltrs still left on reserve. Very conservative in my opinion but I will not bother go for warranty, I can live with it

My 2016 is also the same. I think it started behaving this way after a long journey where I did use some of the reserve tank before I filled up, I'm hoping it'll fix itself someday.

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CB500X - General Chat / Re: Bike Down!
« on: July 19, 2019, 12:08:50 PM »
*Originally Posted by notlob [+]
Yep, still on the stock tyres. Had read people had issues with them, but I'd been fine till last week. Will now look to upgrade. Road Smarts seem popluar?

Dave

I've heard good thing about Road Smarts, Perelli Angel GT and Bridgestone T31.  I only went with Michelin Road 5 since the dealer had them in stock (had MOT next day) and they've been decent so far only about 400~ miles in.

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Tyres and Wheels / Re: PR5 Tread LIfe
« on: July 15, 2019, 03:15:38 PM »
I'd say for the front tire only 7000~ miles seems reasonable. I've only done 400 miles so far but will report back when I reach 3600 miles see if it's in a similar range. Side note Michelin removed the 'Pilot' from the Road 5.

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CB500X - General Chat / Re: Bike Down!
« on: July 15, 2019, 11:16:19 AM »
*Originally Posted by JMo [+]
That is not quite correct Vanderbale - all the upper fairing panels are interchangeable from 2013-18, as as the one-piece lower side panels you got on the 2013-15 bikes, and the two-piece (with the coloured insert) in the 2016-18 bikes. The profile is exactly the same.

It is only the headlight surround and beak which are a different shape on the 2016-on bikes, but they mate in the same way with the earlier upper fairing panels.

note. You could, if you really wanted, also change the headlight, beak and headlight support frame from a 2016-on bike onto an earlier model too - but that is likely to be uneconomic of course.


Essentially, if you've damaged the upper fairing panels (and radiator covers), then any year between 2013-18 will fit - you'll just have to be aware of the colour differences.

The 2019 bikes are, as you say, different.

Jenny x

ps. The fuel tanks swap too, although the 2016-on had a different [flip up] fuel filler, so you have to factor that in with regard to the locks if you have an earlier bike with a removable cap.


Sorry, thanks Jenny this opens up a lot of choices, I've been considering getting a different colour set incase I get bored of the sand.

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CB500X - General Chat / Re: Bike Down!
« on: July 12, 2019, 11:36:27 AM »
Unlucky Dave. For side panels 2016/17/18 should fit  a 2016 bike, avoid 2019 and anything 2015 and before. I do see them pop up on ebay for around 40.

Were you riding the stock dunlop tires? I only ask I had the rear spin out on me a couple times, I have since upgraded to stickier road tires.

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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Front wheel noise
« on: May 25, 2019, 11:24:30 PM »
Thanks for this, I'll try the brake cleaner first, otherwise I'll take the wheel off. Would lithium grease be alright for the axle and pads?

I don't think the mechanic torqued the axle to honda spec and he dropped the front right spacer on the floor (4-5ft drop) while the bike was on the lift stand but it doesn't look damaged. I regret not taking before and after photos would of been useful.




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Maintenance and Servicing / Front wheel noise
« on: May 25, 2019, 07:05:19 PM »
I had my front wheel changed at a garage recently and I noticed a high pitch whine seems to be coming from the front wheel. I'm wondering if it was put back correctly.

Is the spacer on the front left the right way round? Picture of my one link below.

https://ibb.co/C5pP56L

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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Sprocket questions
« on: May 21, 2019, 10:09:51 PM »
*Originally Posted by bullroarer [+]
The nuts are m12x1.25 thread pitch, the socket you need to undo them will be a 19mm ,loosen the nuts with the wheel still in the bike, it needs a lot of muscle to just do that.

Just to update (and correct myself) I think you're right these being 1.25 mm thread, the product number is 90306-KGH-901.

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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Sprocket questions
« on: May 21, 2019, 09:33:35 PM »
*Originally Posted by nbsdave [+]
the front sprocket bolt is 14mm.

(A bit of Trivia-did you know Honda does not use 13mm on anything?)

Thanks.

Reassuring to know they're taking western superstitions seriously, I have heard in Japan number 4 is universally considered bad luck.

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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Sprocket questions
« on: May 21, 2019, 04:59:32 PM »
*Originally Posted by bullroarer [+]
The nuts are m12x1.25 thread pitch, the socket you need to undo them will be a 19mm ,loosen the nuts with the wheel still in the bike, it needs a lot of muscle to just do that.

I think the pitch on the M12's are 1.5mm but I could be wrong.

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