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CB500X - General Chat / Re: Best high windscreen for the 500X
« on: November 14, 2020, 02:42:07 PM »
Makes sense your helmet is in the same angle as the shield-smooth flow

Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Water pump oil leak
« on: November 14, 2020, 02:37:00 PM »
It's called a two sided seal and can leak either or both fluids-but if you don't see drops or a puddle on the ground why worry about it now give it some more miles- yes check on seeing if the warranty is transferable (I'm sure it is) and I believe it's two years in your country and just monitor it--it's not like all the fluids are going to just dump out all  at once-you'll have plenty of time

CB500X - General Chat / Re: Best high windscreen for the 500X
« on: November 13, 2020, 04:54:09 PM »
Truth is we have gone down that road so many times it's all bumpy and full of pot holes-since no two people are alike what works for one may not work for others-best I can tell you is find others with different brands of shields and if they will let you take a ride do so -if not roll the dice and pick one-if you are asking me I will say no on both the Givi or Puig but someone else may have a different opinion-what did I do well I added the Chinese adjusters put the stock brackets on the upper level and pulled the shield up One inch --25mm- anymore does not work as well is it perfect NO but it's alot better and that's good enough-if I want silence I jump in the car and roll up the window

*Originally Posted by Neox [+]
Just because you've had a problem with ONE tube tire doesn't mean that ALL tubes tires are bad :001:.

my previous W650 had tube tires, it ran up to 140 km/h without fear, go from Gamvik to cabo de São Vicente without any problems.

But agree with you, i think tubeless is better :038:.
First- one time was enough and I'm not saying all tube tires are bad it's just my opinion that I don't see the point of tubes anymore

*Originally Posted by JMo [+]
If you feel tubeless tyres really are essential, there would be nothing to stop you either sealing the existing rims with the Outex tape system for example, or even getting the hubs re-laced with some more appropriate rims...

Personally for 'all-terrain' adventure riding, this bike with a set of 17/19" rims* sealed with the BARTubless polymer system would be the sweet spot I feel.

*note. There are comparatively few tubeless tyres available in 18/21 inch sizes, but virtually every manufacturer offers tubeless tyres in 17/19 size.

all has to do with cost at the time of manufacture and that is the time to do this which would keep the cost down any aftermarket fix drives up the cost up to the buyer-it maybe just me but I will not drive any tube tire bike on the street over 50 mph for a very good reason that almost cost me a very bad crash and left me with a very lasting phobia to this day and I don't want to even get into fixing a tube flat way out in the bush or on the side of the road on a 95F day -I just feel in this day and age there is no reason that all spoke rims should not be tubeless

Been waiting for this -larger engine- larger fuel tank now if it had tubeless tires that would finish it-the  difference between the 250 engine and the 300 engine is night and day -I had both hard to believe that 3HP WHHP USA version would make that big of a difference but it does and they say 8.5 HP over the 250 but I' m sure that is crankshaft figures--and they both got the same MPG- Go Honda

*Originally Posted by Rexelstar [+]
In the past Honda give most of the aluminum parts always a (thin) clear varnish.
This must be removed to get a nice polish..

Personally I prefer to powder coat the brackets in whatever color.
Just had a flash back from 1969 I was working on a project with American Honda and a few Japanese engineers and I asked the question what is the coating on the engine cases and was told top secret and that went on all week as I was leaving one of the engineers whispered in my ear --Tung oil

I agree with the wax people but before you try any kind of metal polish test a small section on the rear reason is I'm pretty sure they are not bare aluminium but painted

CB500X - General Chat / Re: CB500X workshop manual
« on: November 10, 2020, 02:18:12 PM »
*Originally Posted by Spadger2 [+]
A simple inquiry really,in search of a workshop manual should I go for a Haynes manual @£20 or go the whole hog and buy the official Honda one for £50.
I've no plans to strip the bike down to it's last nut and bolt,though I do plan on carrying out my own maintenance and adding accessories,etc.
In my opinion the factory manual is not made for the home mechanic where the Haynes is

CB500X - General Chat / Re: I waxed my Mat Grey tank and...
« on: November 09, 2020, 04:05:18 PM »
*Originally Posted by justinw [+]
Out of interest I did a little experiment. When the seat is off there is a decent patch of tank which is not normally visible.
I gave this a gentle rub with some Farecla G3 rubbing compound which polished out the irregularities and it came up glossy.
I prefer the 'matt but waxed' look anyway so I left it as that.
What I don't know is what would happen if I attempted to do the whole tank with G3 - it would be glossy but whether it would be patchy I don't know.
If it's to your liking leave it alone-you might take one step to far and no going back

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