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Forum: Vendors Yesterday, 11:12 AM
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Scootrider - let me see if I can help... ...

Hi Scootrider - let me see if I can help...

First up, yes, I'd certainly say the Tractive (LEVEL 1 - standard travel length) suspension is going to offer you a significant improvement in the way...
Forum: Vendors Yesterday, 08:48 AM
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I am of course not privy to the conversation...

I am of course not privy to the conversation Paul, but did you explain to them that you were interested in buying a bike and having the Rally-Raid kit (supplied via Giant Loop) fitted at their...
Forum: Vendors Yesterday, 08:33 AM
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Ricky... There is one fundamental...

Hi Ricky...

There is one fundamental difference that Olaf and I found between the '14 and '15 models - and that is the damn stickers that are on the tank on the '15 models - they are almost...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 101
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi everyone, just a quick check-in from Moab... ...

Hi everyone, just a quick check-in from Moab...

I'll be writing a full report regarding how the bike has been fairing in the next couple of days... I can certainly recommend the billet shorty...
Forum: Vendors 05-21-2015, 07:57 AM
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi everyone, just a quick check-in from Moab... ...

Hi everyone, just a quick check-in from Moab...

I'll be writing a full report regarding how the bike has been fairing in the next couple of days... I can certainly recommend the billet shorty...
Forum: Vendors 05-18-2015, 08:04 AM
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Views: 136,519
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
This is true, although primarily for more...

This is true, although primarily for more dirt/dual sport orientated bikes, that often have an alloy subframe to help keep the weight down for example.

Fear not, the CB500X has a very strong steel...
Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,824
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Ricky! I'm currently about half way to...

Hi Ricky!

I'm currently about half way to Moab at the moment, having left the show earlier this afternoon - finally we had a day of sunshine - in fact so much so that I've actually got a bit of...
Forum: Vendors 05-17-2015, 10:25 PM
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Drunk' yes, it was great to meet you too this...

Hi Drunk' yes, it was great to meet you too this weekend!

As John says, the Excel rims were used on the original development wheels that we had built initially. The production wheels use Morad...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 101
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Cont. So after a tasty ice cream from the...

Cont.

So after a tasty ice cream from the 'Oatman Hotel' (probably not a real hotel if I'm honest)... It was time to retrace part of the old Mother Road east towards Kingman, Peach Spings and...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2015, 10:10 AM
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
A quick update prior to the Overland Expo

Day 3: Las Vegas to Williams AZ

Miles today: 269

Since Dave has to be back in San Francisco yesterday, we said our goodbyes at Furnace Creek in Death Valley and I continued on alone to Vegas...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 101
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Clem - I can't really advise on tyres other...

Hi Clem - I can't really advise on tyres other than report on my own personal experiences... (and as I've suggested above, this really is a discussion for the general CB500X thread or the RRP Vendor...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2015, 01:43 AM
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Sure thing Hillbilly - I'm always a sucker for a...

Sure thing Hillbilly - I'm always a sucker for a Rune drool ;o)

In all seriousness, let's hope we get the chance to meet up en route, thank you!

Jx
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 101
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Troop - so glad you could join in the fun...

Hi Troop - so glad you could join in the fun here!

On the whole I'd prefer to answer more technical questions in the CB500X Vendor thread, and keep this one more for specific questions about the...
Forum: Vendors 05-13-2015, 11:50 AM
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Views: 136,519
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
If I might add to the discussion with a...

If I might add to the discussion with a suggestion...

Giant Loop say that the bag ought to be pulled forward (not backwards), as the straps/hooks underneath are angled and designed to tension when...
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 101
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Ultimuter - I promise you you won't be...

Hi Ultimuter - I promise you you won't be disappointed ;o)

With regard to the centre stand. It really shouldn't be considered a deal-breaker... I've explained our reasoning in detail in the RRP...
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 101
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Day 2: Ridgecrest to Las Vegas NV

A brief summary of the Death Valley proving day...

Miles today: 253.5

http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr289/JMoandpiglet/CB500X%20Trans-Am%20500/image.jpg1_zpswz4eblfn.jpg
At the top of...
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2015, 11:52 PM
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Juan - thanks for the tip, I'll look into that...

Hi Juan - thanks for the tip, I'll look into that as an option for sure...

Photos above show the bike complete will all my luggage (yep, I'm travelling really light this time), and I'll have time...
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2015, 11:48 PM
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I do, and we did ;o) And it was wonderful! ...

I do, and we did ;o)

And it was wonderful!

Jx
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2015, 11:32 PM
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Trans-Am 500, Day 1: San Jose to Ridgecrest CA. ...

Trans-Am 500, Day 1: San Jose to Ridgecrest CA.

Miles today: 418.7

While yesterday afternoon marked the official start point of the west to east coast to coast leg, the Trans-Am 500 ride really...
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2015, 11:48 PM
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Day -1: The Eve of the War (or, Do you know the way to San Jose?)

So just a quick update as I haven't stopped all day today...

Spent the night in a Motel 6 in redding last night, and ploughed on early this morning, well after the requisite stop for a morning...
Forum: Vendors 05-10-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 956
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Nice one! - I was just going to say how well the...

Nice one! - I was just going to say how well the Coyote fits on the CB500X, having just ridden nearly 600 miles with one the past two days, I didn't even know it was there - it's the perfect...
Forum: Vendors 05-10-2015, 07:23 AM
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Max - then congratulations and a huge...

Hi Max - then congratulations and a huge 'welcome', to you too then!

With regard to the install on Friday, Harold will be posting up a few more videos that he shot while we were assembling the US...
Forum: Vendors 05-10-2015, 07:10 AM
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hee hee - yes, I see what you mean looking at the...

Hee hee - yes, I see what you mean looking at the photo (while we were building it up, all I could think of was getting the damn panels back on and getting on the bike ;o)

I recall there was...
Forum: Vendors 05-10-2015, 07:05 AM
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi MWC' - yes, of course they are designed to...

Hi MWC' - yes, of course they are designed to offer universal support for a wide range of soft luggage options, and have various slots and mounting holes to help you secure whichever bags and...
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2015, 01:43 AM
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
SPOTified!

Just one further update - while I might not be able to update the thread with words and pictures every single day, I can confirm I will have a SPOT tracker with me for the duration of the Trans-Am500...
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,824
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Cont. So to cut a long story short, Harold...

Cont.

So to cut a long story short, Harold and I completely assembled the bike over the next 24 hours (pausing for precious few to catch a little sleep) from my memory, calculated guesswork and...
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 101
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Day -2: Back in black (or, "I'm Batman!")

As you have probably gleaned from the RRP Vendor thread, it's been a pretty hectic couple of days up in Oregon...

For me it started with a bit more of this:
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-08-2015, 07:38 AM
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi bisceglia - there is a dedicated thread in...

Hi bisceglia - there is a dedicated thread in Vendors section with regard to the Rally-Raid Adventure kit, and the first page has a series of links including a FAQ section:...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 101
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Day -5: Arrival in the USA

So after a couple of fraught days packing back home, I had a very pleasant flight over on a Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340 yesterday (a nice new plane compared to the 747 that usually flies this route...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2015, 04:14 PM
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hee hee - in 24 hours time, I'll be at the Giant...

Hee hee - in 24 hours time, I'll be at the Giant Loop HQ helping to put the finishing touches on the bike... if that doesn't get you reaching for your chequebook, nothing will ;o)

Jx
Forum: Vendors 05-07-2015, 10:04 AM
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Views: 136,519
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Adenco! Giant Loop will be posting a...

Hi Adenco!

Giant Loop will be posting a series of build videos over the next couple of days, and once I have the bike loaded for the cross-country trip...
Forum: Vendors 05-07-2015, 09:24 AM
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Clarification...

Excellent video!

I would just want to add with regard to the OEM exhaust, on full droop travel with the Adventure shock fitted, the swing arm does just touch the conical link pipe section of the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-07-2015, 09:11 AM
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
This is getting absurd!

With the greatest of respect, a motorcycle shock is very different in design to a typical car strut... (Not that I even agree with the analogy - the only thing polymer bushes were any use for was...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-07-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7,444
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
If I might add a reply to TFT's question... ...

If I might add a reply to TFT's question...

While the GSXR shock may be dimensionally similar to the OEM CB500X shock, to suggest it is a straight swap or some kind of 'golden goose' upgrade is...
Forum: Vendors 05-06-2015, 01:27 AM
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Views: 136,519
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
All the details (and SRP) are back at post #648...

All the details (and SRP) are back at post #648 onwards: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=26494565&postcount=648 - the full Adventure kit [LEVEL 3] is post #650.

Jx
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-05-2015, 11:50 PM
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
In an effort to try and restore some sort of...

In an effort to try and restore some sort of balance to what is usually a very positive thread, here, have a photo:



Jx
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,824
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hee hee - you obviously know something I don't...

Hee hee - you obviously know something I don't Clem ;o)

Thank you Throttlemeister!

Certainly the second half of this trip is likely to be a lot more fluid with timing and schedules, so I may...
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,824
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi OHjim! Yes, I'll be picking up a SPOT...

Hi OHjim!

Yes, I'll be picking up a SPOT when I collect the bike this weekend, and it ought to be active straight away...

Both Rally-Raid and Giant Loop will publish the link to the 'follow me'...
Forum: Vendors 05-04-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 956
Views: 136,519
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hey hey - that's an excellent review video Juan!...

Hey hey - that's an excellent review video Juan! - a very enthusiastic and well-balanced appraisal, and thank you for introducing the Adventure conversion in such detail too!

I guess we really...
Forum: Vendors 05-04-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 956
Views: 136,519
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Oh but of course......

Oh but of course... http://www.overlandexpo.com/west

Indoor skydiving does look cool - but have you seen the outdoor version off the top of the Stratosphere:...
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