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Forum: Racing 03-26-2015, 06:33 AM
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Just a guess, but I would imagine the project...

Just a guess, but I would imagine the project leader or head designer of this project perhaps?

Jx
Forum: Vendors 03-25-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 633
Views: 83,107
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Ol'NumNuts! We don't want to sound too...

Hi Ol'NumNuts!

We don't want to sound too confident, but the response was overwhelmingly positive from everyone we spoke to!

There was a lot of interest throughout the day - from both the...
Forum: Vendors 03-25-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 633
Views: 83,107
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Sorry Hillbilly' - John and the bike are...

Sorry Hillbilly' - John and the bike are currently in Holland this week with Tractive, having the final suspension settings sorted to match the front end to the rear shock - then we'll be able to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-25-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6,577
Views: 1,201,339
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Makes sense to me Switch' - I was just worried...

Makes sense to me Switch' - I was just worried about someone spending a few hundred dollars on a shock that wasn't ideal...

I really hope you'll get the opportunity to see the bike when I'm on the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-25-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 6,577
Views: 1,201,339
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Switch' - (and for anyone else following this...

Hi Switch' - (and for anyone else following this train of thought) - the RRP shock will also be available on it's own in standard length (as you are aware, the longer Adventure length requires the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6,577
Views: 1,201,339
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
McRat - I'd be interested to hear how you get on...

McRat - I'd be interested to hear how you get on - as you say and have undoubtably researched, there are shocks from other bikes that people have had some success fitting to the CBR-R (and others) to...
Forum: Vendors 03-23-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 633
Views: 83,107
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Thanks Switch' - We'll see what we can do about...

Thanks Switch' - We'll see what we can do about removing the ABS modulator cover then and creating something... the problem of course is that we don't have access to the non-ABS bikes here in the UK,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 6,577
Views: 1,201,339
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Are you Taken the piss?

John - if you are going to continue to 'quote' me in presumably some sort of effort to get your post count up, then at least quote me correctly...

I said 'Significantly' not 'Substantially' -...
Forum: Vendors 03-23-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 633
Views: 83,107
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi BygDaddee - with regard to some specific...

Hi BygDaddee - with regard to some specific comparison photos, we'll try and get some taken once the bike is back from Tractive and we can visit a dealer on our test-bike to photograph them actually...
Forum: Vendors 03-23-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 633
Views: 83,107
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
To add to what John has said - in the UK, we only...

To add to what John has said - in the UK, we only get the ABS-equipped bikes, so there is a suitable 'box' section behind the top shock mount, whereas on the non-ABS bikes this is omitted and they...
Forum: Vendors 03-21-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 633
Views: 83,107
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Easy' - Not at the moment. Currently Giant...

Hi Easy' - Not at the moment. Currently Giant Loop are our official distributor for the United States, and currently we consider the whole of North America as a single market with regard to their...
Forum: Vendors 03-21-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 633
Views: 83,107
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hee hee - we did have a development aluminium...

Hee hee - we did have a development aluminium silencer fitted as part of our initial testing back in January, and it is something we'll continue to develop...

However, for the show tomorrow we...
Forum: Vendors 03-21-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 633
Views: 83,107
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Easyrider' Yes, we do have an very nice...

Hi Easyrider'

Yes, we do have an very nice extruded aluminium silencer in development - however, the one fitted during the initial testing was a prototype, with only a mild steel link pipe (rather...
Forum: Vendors 03-21-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 633
Views: 83,107
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Does it come in Norwegian Blue?

Aye, it has ceased to be ;o)

Jx
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-21-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6,577
Views: 1,201,339
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
John - I could be pedantic and suggest that what...

John - I could be pedantic and suggest that what I meant was that the CB500X is a better all-rounder than the KLR, and with a few mods would be significantly better off-road than itself is currently...
Forum: Vendors 03-21-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 633
Views: 83,107
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Pismocycleguy - we've always had a target...

Hi Pismocycleguy - we've always had a target figure in mind, but as you imagine (and can no doubt realise from the development process), it is impossible to give an accurate price until the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-21-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7,085
Views: 1,171,364
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Larry - the CB500X is 430lbs, or 195Kg WET - with...

Larry - the CB500X is 430lbs, or 195Kg WET - with a full tank of fuel, ready to ride - that is according to Honda's specification.

What luggage you choose to fit is entirely up to you. A Giant...
Forum: Vendors 03-21-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 633
Views: 83,107
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Aha ahaha, aha ahaha...

Hee hee - just what are you saying?!

http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu281/ktmmitch111/Honda%20CB500X/CB500X%20road%20test%20-14%20march%2015/DSC_3824_zpsnjzgcje2.jpeg...
Forum: Vendors 03-21-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 633
Views: 83,107
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Harsh, but Hillbilly does have a point... ;o) ...

Harsh, but Hillbilly does have a point... ;o)

I have included this question in the FAQ section on page 1: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=26228413&postcount=383

...but essentially...
Forum: Vendors 03-21-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 633
Views: 83,107
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Babis - sure! In all honesty, you are not...

Hi Babis - sure!

In all honesty, you are not likely to see a new nose-cone for this bike much before the autumn/fall of this year - as our plan would also to be to include a revised dashboard and...
Forum: Vendors 03-21-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 633
Views: 83,107
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Just a heads up - based on a very good suggestion...

Just a heads up - based on a very good suggestion yesterday, I have spent this morning going through what is now quite a monster of a thread! - and have endeavoured to summarise some key posts during...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-21-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 6,577
Views: 1,201,339
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
The only people telling you that MUST be KLR...

The only people telling you that MUST be KLR riders... (who won't ride anything else anyway!)

As others have said, the CB500X will trump the KLR as an all-rounder, and with a few mods, be...
Forum: Vendors 03-20-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 633
Views: 83,107
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
In Europe we only get the ABS version, and I have...

In Europe we only get the ABS version, and I have to say, based on my testing so far it seems to work very well off-road...

That said, I've also spent a lot of miles on a non-ABS model in the US,...
Forum: Vendors 03-20-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 633
Views: 83,107
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hee hee - no problem, and yes - I know that...

Hee hee - no problem, and yes - I know that feeling! ;o)



Hopefully that will change once a few of these bikes start traveling and word gets around...

Good luck with your search and looking...
Forum: Vendors 03-20-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 633
Views: 83,107
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Post edited. Fear not - a few...

Post edited.





Fear not - a few pages back I explain that we have already appointed a dedicated US distributor, our soft-luggage partners Giant Loop - with whom you'll be able to order...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-20-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 7,085
Views: 1,171,364
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I'd say it is the same basic engine in the...

I'd say it is the same basic engine in the Bulldog - I can't believe they would build a whole new motor for that, not when they have a short-stroke 400cc version of the 500 (471cc) for the Japanese...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,488
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I agree - the problem up until now is that all...

I agree - the problem up until now is that all the current 450cc engines are race engines - only the DRZ soldiers on as a more appropriate (ie. less stressed and longer service intervals)...
Forum: Vendors 03-20-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 633
Views: 83,107
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Yes, that is certainly an option. The CB-X seat...

Yes, that is certainly an option. The CB-X seat is quite wide (and personally I find perfectly comfortable), so in that regard, if you were to scallop/chamfer some of the width from directly below...
Forum: Vendors 03-20-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 633
Views: 83,107
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Thank you for your kind words! Yes, the seat...

Thank you for your kind words!

Yes, the seat height is going to be around 34" so in the region of 860-865mm - having ridden the bike myself I can say it doesn't feel overly tall - certainly not...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,488
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Careful what you wish for... It seems they...

Careful what you wish for...

It seems they already have a 400cc [version] parallel twin engine after all!

http://world.honda.com/news/2015/2150320New-Concept-Model-BULLDOG/?r=m

Imagine that...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-20-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 7,085
Views: 1,171,364
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Two things - one, they need a comma in the first...

Two things - one, they need a comma in the first part - 15 inch wide tyres?! - that IS wide!

But more importantly, it appears they have a 400cc [version] parallel twin engine ready to go... think...
Forum: Vendors 03-20-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 633
Views: 83,107
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi SuperSonicRocketship! Sure - Rally Raid...

Hi SuperSonicRocketship!

Sure - Rally Raid Products have always tried to ensure that anything they produce is effectively bolt-on, with no need to cut or weld anything for example...

Regarding...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-19-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6,577
Views: 1,201,339
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Here, let me help you with that... ;o) ...

Here, let me help you with that... ;o)

http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr289/JMoandpiglet/CB500X%20Adventure/IMG_3205_zpsyyzxjzji.jpeg

Jx
Forum: Vendors 03-19-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 633
Views: 83,107
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hee hee - yes, that's what we thought looking at...

Hee hee - yes, that's what we thought looking at the bends in those bars!

I don't have the exact measurements (John does), but it's around 8-10mm I believe. However, what we found is simply...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,488
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
If you're on Facebook, he has a dedicated page:...

If you're on Facebook, he has a dedicated page: https://www.facebook.com/crf250lrally

Jx
Forum: Vendors 03-19-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 633
Views: 83,107
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Mikledog - yes, we're going to try and get...

Hi Mikledog - yes, we're going to try and get some subtle striping on it in time for the weekend...

See you there ;o)

Jx
Forum: Vendors 03-19-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 633
Views: 83,107
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Yep, with an impending general election here,...

Yep, with an impending general election here, it's probably not such a great time to be dealing with international currency fluctuations... but hey, that gives you guys even more reason to buy the...
Forum: Vendors 03-19-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 633
Views: 83,107
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Noshir (thanks for teh PM too btw ;o) The...

Hi Noshir (thanks for teh PM too btw ;o)

The technical spec is now essentially finalised - all we are waiting on now is the dyno results from Tractive on our new fork internals (to get the...
Forum: Vendors 03-18-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 633
Views: 83,107
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Switchblade - yes, that was kind of the thing...

Hi Switchblade - yes, that was kind of the thing I was hoping to do!

While this is very much a personal journey for me, and a way to comprehensively prove the capabilities of the bike; at the same...
Forum: Vendors 03-18-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 633
Views: 83,107
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Ssandijss - sure - as you probably know, I...

Hi Ssandijss - sure - as you probably know, I have a few miles on a 660Z Tenere - both bone-stock and somewhat modified ;o)

March 2009...
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