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Forum: Alaska 12-13-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,596
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Triumph in Clear Creek

1970's...not bad trail bikes for open country. But whooped out trails would be quite the work out
Forum: Face plant 12-10-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,308
Posted By rockydrxrvr
same thing, but diesel

Somebody overfilled their diesel tank, at the south intersection in Pahrump Nev. I went down the same thru that intersection, and my DR's rack pins left sliding gouge marks, which are still there,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-10-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,071
Posted By rockydrxrvr
I sold my GS 1150 a year ago, and now this.

Don't miss the GS at all, I forest service road ride this, and if the sun gets low, have twin cyl. carpet ride back home, esp. if I have to slab it. Plus 62 miles per gallon. Wick it up and still get...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,511
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Beemer gone

Sold it after a trip to Montana, but only 1 long trip a year and tight garage situation with son's and my other motos, I don't even miss it, took a lot of room, esp. with those wide jugs, and very...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,511
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Never had a 'Easier' bike to Own

Came off a GS1150, Beemer>>>Went to a Honda CBX500, just plain easy to own, as hop on, most low center of gravity explorer I ever owned. (As in pull up to a red light, and balance with both feet on...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 88,463
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Where are da boys?

My experience with the CX 500 was stator failure and a bitch to split the rear of the engine to fix it. One of the most difficult repairs, that should have been simple, but buried in the engine.
I...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 5,202
Views: 980,947
Posted By rockydrxrvr
? As in cables too short?

Thanks Switch for the pics and details. I have a tall Cal/Sci windshield, and am thinking the bar risers will cause some steering issues with bars or mirrors hitting the windshield if I do a bar rise.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,421
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Cracked a spark plug?

You changed plugs. A small chance you cracked a insulator on the new plug installation?
Only happened to me once before.
Take a look, ---just fishing for a simple fix for ya.
Forum: Beasts 07-28-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 5,202
Views: 980,947
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Go with a 17 tooth countershaft sprocket

The 17 tooth will make your ''buzz box'' go away, big deal, you may have to down shift to pass.

http://www.cb500x.com/index.php/topic,783.35.html
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 5,202
Views: 980,947
Posted By rockydrxrvr
I would call that 'self destructive behavior'

Why and how the hell would anybody give a Honda Franchise up?

Most reliable products across the board, and a reputation that keeps notching up.
That's like giving a Mcdonald's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,037
Posted By rockydrxrvr
It got me back home, everytime, now gone

I understand your pain, mine stolen 5 months ago.

They may be of metal in composition, but what they do for you translates to a mechanical 'steed' of steel. It had and still has a connection to me...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5,202
Views: 980,947
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Yes, I am getting some pressure to 'prove' myself...

Yes, I am getting some pressure to 'prove' myself and the CB500X on rough jeep and logging roads, ---I just tell them, not this year with a new bike, and stock tires. I got this bike after selling my...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-12-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,651
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Agree, I work for a Hospital Chain and drive and...

Agree, I work for a Hospital Chain and drive and deliver with Dodge Mini Vans, of course we have all rear seats out, or folded,--- and if somehow that could be accomplished, buy 'bean bag' type large...
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 5,202
Views: 980,947
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Must be tall like me, it made my ears ring.

With the installation this week of a CALSCIENCE FAIRING,---A big, no, make that a huge improvement, ---at 6' 4'', I have a hard time finding a windshield that gets me out of the buffeting zone. Bike...
Forum: Face plant 06-22-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 70,095
Posted By rockydrxrvr
' ...

'

http://powersports.honda.com/2014/cb500x/build.aspx

Here's a sleeper, pulls and sounds like my cb 650 nighthawk, but smooth as a Goldwing. (well ah, er...:freaky)
Oh, and a bonus,...
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5,202
Views: 980,947
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Miles Per Gallon

How could this be???

Topped off tank, went for a 138 mile ride, topped tank off again---it took
1.925 gallons of mid-range fuel, ---that comes out to about 71 miles per gallon.
Note: I...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By rockydrxrvr
I refer to the Honda CB500X=their sit up ADV...

I refer to the Honda CB500X=their sit up ADV style,....here ya go. I just geared up the counter shaft sprocket to a 17 tooth from the stock 15, it stil pulls hard from 3800 rpm up....and I got 71...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Wow, what a big jump in riding caliber, I went...

Wow, what a big jump in riding caliber, I went down from my GS 1150, to a Honda CB500X. I rode a Tri Triple, but fell in love with this incredible new product from Honda, Low center of gravity, and...
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5,202
Views: 980,947
Posted By rockydrxrvr
$6400 In Oregon, very popular bike, can't keep...

$6400
In Oregon, very popular bike, can't keep them on the showroom floor.
Forum: Beasts 06-16-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5,202
Views: 980,947
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Pannier Racks

Who made your racks and how much? I just need the racks, as I have always used large soft bags.
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5,202
Views: 980,947
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Off road, I stood on the pegs, and went over a...

Off road, I stood on the pegs, and went over a bump and trenched fire road at 7mph, anything slower and rougher would require some clutch work, and throttle finesse.
Even with the 17 tooth up...
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5,202
Views: 980,947
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Up to a 17 tooth counter shaft sprocket

http://www.cb500x.com/Themes/cb500x/images/post/xx.gif
Re: 2013 CB500X front sprocket replacment (http://www.cb500x.com/index.php/topic,783.msg9972.html#msg9972)

Reply #64 on: Today at...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By rockydrxrvr
My DR 650 has done the same thing twice...both...

My DR 650 has done the same thing twice...both times it was the pilot jet being plugged with ethanol gum residue. Take you carb apart, remove the pilot, and while in there,--the main jet...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 102,416
Views: 20,051,641
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Try the new CB500X, just bought one, and I have...

Try the new CB500X, just bought one, and I have owned a DR for 10 years, you want smooth, low center of gravity, and grin making acceleration....you got it. Incredible bikes, not to be confused...
Forum: Beasts 06-10-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5,202
Views: 980,947
Posted By rockydrxrvr
On the west coast, 6200-6400, Left over 2013's ...

On the west coast, 6200-6400, Left over 2013's 5600-5995
I know, I know, you're on the east coast-- but let you know if the parameters are out of line when you buy yours.
Aren't we humans...
Forum: Beasts 06-08-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5,202
Views: 980,947
Posted By rockydrxrvr
toothing problems

:evil Ok, just did a 220 mile day around the Cascades/Crater Lake Area, my first fair ride. On the twisty forest service paved roads, it was a dream come true, a low center of gravity turn hugging...
Forum: Beasts 06-08-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5,202
Views: 980,947
Posted By rockydrxrvr
I have owned approx. 200 bikes in my 50 years of...

I have owned approx. 200 bikes in my 50 years of riding, only a few, very few have opened the door to the 'grin factory' like the CBX I test rode and bought Fri. night. Do not test ride one, as...
Forum: Beasts 06-07-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,004
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Just sold my GS 1150, and replaced with an X

Honda, my new Moto-Hero's, Just like my Honda Element SUV, in quality and a perfect runner----- I bought and rode a CB500X all day, and didn't want to go home. Damn,--- fills light, low, nimble,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By rockydrxrvr
1150's when taken care of....excellent

Just sold my GS, 1150 after a 3k run to Montana, and if all systems are well taken care of and bike is kept out of the weather, they run flawless.

Just bought a CB500X for a change, hard to...
Forum: Face plant 06-07-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 70,095
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Coping Tool

I'm an old rider now, 50 years of riding behind me, still riding and have hours of tales. First on the scene, and involved in 2 fatals, To cope for years, when the scenes come back into my mind,...
Forum: Beasts 06-07-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5,202
Views: 980,947
Posted By rockydrxrvr
New CBx rider question on Counter Shaft Sprocket

I just picked up a CBX, and excuse the questions ...as possibly covered in these pages already.

How many teeth stock has the counter shaft sprocket

Is a one tooth larger available,---by...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-07-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,827
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Get up at 4 am and get moving.

First crack of light get moving, I experienced 125 degrees, I don't believe it is good for you :puke1 felt a little sick. Stay at the Motel at F.C. and hit the pool, and keep your bike in the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 102,416
Views: 20,051,641
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Fixed had to be done

[QUOTE=rockydrxrvr;24103182]I tried to just loosen the bottom side float bowl screw to drain the float bowl,---and being vacuum actuated, figured it would stop flowing, no luck, ---so do I assume...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 102,416
Views: 20,051,641
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Float bowl and endless fuel running through

I tried to just loosen the bottom side float bowl screw to drain the float bowl,---and being vacuum actuated, figured it would stop flowing, no luck, ---so do I assume correctly, that my petcock has...
Forum: Airheads 05-04-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,844
Posted By rockydrxrvr
I have a DR and a 1150GS, but read on

Similar problem, and 75 percent solved, below;

When new pads, and a rotor clean and sand won't work
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Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,085
Posted By rockydrxrvr
When new pads, and a rotor clean and sand won't work

My 2006 DR developed almost non-stopping ability on the Rear Brake,

So I bought new EBC FA152-R pads, chemically clean rotors, sanded with 800 grit, finished with a cross/X path on the sanding,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-23-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,770
Posted By rockydrxrvr
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ugrWkliRCJQ/TFuGxveFZ7I/...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ugrWkliRCJQ/TFuGxveFZ7I/AAAAAAAAAiY/0PagVUkzYTo/s1600/bike+lock.jpg...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-23-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,770
Posted By rockydrxrvr
I already contacted Kevin at Parker's,-- nice...

I already contacted Kevin at Parker's,-- nice family Dealership and bought my oil there. I left a poster 'reward' flyer, as I did at many businesses. No need to mention which RV parks by name, but...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,976
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Reminds me of a time....

Much like the KLRs especially the Tortoise green ones.....

I parked my ford Taurus in a side alley on Medford's downtown Restaurant Row, (SHOULD HAVE REALLY KNOWN BETTER)

and left my Accordion...
Forum: The Garage 04-22-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Time to throw a battery charger away?

We've had a trusty 3 amp charger in the family for ages, just for careful kicks, I check a battery in three different stages as I charge it.

On my any one of my bikes for example

sitting...
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