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Rally Raid / Re: Am I figuring this correctly?
« on: November 08, 2020, 03:05:43 PM »
*Originally Posted by KennyV [+]
Thanks for the heads up! I think i remember seeing an earlier year model where the master cylinder reservoir is in a vulnerable position. The reservoir on my 2020 is tucked in out of way and looks to be in a fairly safe position. If I do decide it needs protection I'll fabricate a gaurd myself, I have a good supply of stainless steel material.
I bought a real nice one made in China for $17 shipped-not worth the effort for that price

Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: Which mirror extensions
« on: November 08, 2020, 03:00:52 PM »
As long as there 10mm  they are all about the same except for the price which seems to swing wildly-I would check the Chinese ones first and go up from there

CB500X - General Chat / Re: Side stand access
« on: November 07, 2020, 08:12:36 PM »
What works for some does not work for all-to each his own

CB500X - General Chat / Re: Side stand access
« on: November 07, 2020, 06:56:31 PM »
*Originally Posted by Oyley [+]
Yeah,I dont understand at all how people have a all,done this on bike over the years ever since rider foot pegs became foldable.
I'm struggling to understand why people have the problem more than I do putting and raising the side stand  :187:
There is absolutely no need to modify in any way or piddle around trying to but ones boot behind the foot peg.
And...Due to injuries from the past have some limited ankle movement.
Never had a problem with this bike until I added the centerstand  seems it gets in the way of the side stand that's what people are complaining about no centerstand no problem that and maybe the size of the foot

Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: Rear wheel guard
« on: November 06, 2020, 01:57:24 PM »
Call it what you want that is one part I just can't get use to seeing on new bikes-When Yamaha  took the very nice MT09 and added that a few years back it just turned me off. I see for 2021 Yamaha has returned to a you could call it a real fender

CB500X - General Chat / Re: Rally Raid for the tarmac
« on: November 06, 2020, 01:44:18 PM »
I would think the R&R set up on the street would be a nice thing and handle well -as far as tires if you get the tube less wheels maybe look at a less aggressive tire like the Bridgestone A41 or another 90/10  80/20 tire in other words more street than dirt

Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: PUIG Touring Windscreen
« on: November 02, 2020, 03:24:02 PM »
After watching the video and how it mounts I can say the Chinese one I tried must be a Puig copy (same stand off mount)--still didn't work any better than stock

*Originally Posted by duckrace [+]
I would like to remove the rear footrests as I don't carry a passenger, but still need to hang the exhaust. I was thinking about getting hold of a second hand hanger{keep the original one to refit if selling the bike later on} and cutting off all the bits that make it a footrest, but looking on the internet second hand ones are like hens teeth, I don't wish to fit the one that can be regularly found on the internet, any thoughts, Thanks
What do you have against the one that R&G sells-it's about as minimal as you can get

Ditto on hanging the helmet--perfect place

Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Valve Check Report
« on: November 02, 2020, 03:10:49 PM »
If they haven't moved in all those miles and you continue to run the bike the same including oil changes I think the odds of them needing adjustment are slim

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