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Thanks for your help!  :002:

I had a chance to reseat and retorque the bolts and the play is a lot less after that.
There's still a little bit - but I think I know why.
I have a full fuel tank with stabilizer for winter storage - so the weight is compressing the lower half of the rubber grommet slightly at rest.
This allows room for a small gap between the tank and the upper half of the rubber grommet. It's now only about 0.5mm
I've snapped a picture of what it's like.

Do you think that would be OK/is normal?

Thanks for the feedback - yeah I figured it seemed suspicious.
Tomorrow I will do as you suggested and disassemble it again.

I have a question regarding play at the fuel tank mounting bolts.
I've just reintalled the fuel tank after doing some winter maintenance.
First time doing this with the 2017 cb500x.
All hoses and fuel pump connector reconnected fine and aligned in their correct place.
Reinstalled the 2 fuel tank mounting bolts and collars up front.
Torqued mounting bolts to service manual spec of 7 ft/lb.
However if I attempt to lift up on the tank from the front, I can see about 1mm of free play at the 2 front mounting bolts - between the rubber grommets.  And that's if I lift with a decent amount of force.

Can someone advise whether this is a normal amount of play once torqued down, or is this too much?
I still have side panels off at the moment. Perhaps those not being mounted allow it more room to move. Maybe it snugs down once they're back on?
Wouldn't mind having some input from those more experienced than I.
D.  :002:

Yeah the SatNav there is a great idea. A natural spot for it.

Glad you had a great time on your trip over here.  I'm biased but I think it's pretty cool! Cheers Dukie.  :821:

New Member Introductions / Re: Hey from Enderby, Canada
« on: August 10, 2018, 12:30:52 AM »
Hi OKGerry. 
Good to know there's some local cb riders here!   :821:
Vernon's a great place - I used to live up near Silver Star years back. If only I had the light cb back then to ride up Silver Star Rd!

Thanks for the install tip! Will help for sure. I was thinking it could be a tight fit.

I was also wondering about a DIY solution for it - I imagine even some bendable plastic may work. In the end I was lazy!

I'll report back on how the baffle works - my daily ride is some twisty's, some city and some highway, so should be enough variety.
Hopefully it arrives next week some time-but may be wishful thinking to small town Canada!

Thanks for the info Dukie.
I ordered my Palmer kit about a week ago so it should be arriving soon.
Good to know it makes a difference - I'm about 5'8 - so similar size.

I was wondering - did you get the Baffle add on as well?
I was hoping it would block air from the gap between the screen and the headlight.

New Member Introductions / Hey from Enderby, Canada
« on: August 03, 2018, 09:48:25 PM »
Hey all.

Just bought a used 2017 CB500X a few weeks ago and it's amazing!
I live in a small town called Enderby in British Columbia, Canada and commute 160km per day for work (except for the winter/snow season).
My place is a few kms up a dirt road, but the majority of the ride is highway with some twisty bits.
The CB just makes the ride real fun!

My previous bike was a Suzuki M90 so it's a big change moving to the CB.
I'm enjoying the new seating position and the bike being 300lbs lighter makes a huge difference for cornering, braking, etc.
I wont miss backing the old M90's 720lbs into the garage!
I'm impressed how the CB handles the dirt roads I've ridden so far - very stable.

Looking forward to making a few changes to suit my longish rides.
Been learning from previous forum posts and wanted to thank everyone for the ton of information that's there.
It's going to help me a bunch with what I plan to do to make the bike fit the commute even better.

See you all out in the forum!  :306:

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