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Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,170
Posted By bbrz
When I pushed my new '76 RD400C out of the...

When I pushed my new '76 RD400C out of the showroom, along the wall was a John Player Norton. Black with Gold stripping and lettering.
Hope that is not sitting outdoors somewhere.
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4,564
Views: 772,706
Posted By bbrz
Shorty wants an FJR

Look, I am 5'6, 160 lbs. and 60 this fall. Always wanted an FJR, and have seen some very nice examples for sale. The wife tells me "that's to big for you".
Backstory is , I have been riding since...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-31-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6,881
Views: 1,251,606
Posted By bbrz
Road Raid

I enjoy all of the options that people have posted on here, but where I live it is a Road Warrior environment.
Lucky me, can store my CB5X in a heated art studio warehouse.
Well, brought it home...
Forum: Racing 03-28-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 20,183
Posted By bbrz
I am thinking the M1's are set up for the race,...

I am thinking the M1's are set up for the race, rather than doing a pole.
We will see soon.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6,881
Views: 1,251,606
Posted By bbrz
F4 shock

So, what I found on another forum, (not a member).
99-00 F4 shock has a 800lbs. spring rate. The po sent this item to
Jamie Daugherty @daughertymotorsports.com for a rebuild (Fort Wayne Indiana)...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-20-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6,881
Views: 1,251,606
Posted By bbrz
Pilot Road4's

Bumped the reviews to the top in Equipment, for our viewing pleasure.
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 26,925
Posted By bbrz
Bump to the top. Shopping the Pilot Road4's.

Bump to the top. Shopping the Pilot Road4's.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-20-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6,881
Views: 1,251,606
Posted By bbrz
Well, I called it wrong saying the streets, but...

Well, I called it wrong saying the streets, but the Road4, Road4Trail, and the Road4 GT all look the same (tread), but have different compounds across the tread width. Some the harder center is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-19-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6,881
Views: 1,251,606
Posted By bbrz
Are those the "streets or trails", certainly not...

Are those the "streets or trails", certainly not the GT's.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,265
Posted By bbrz
With you on that!, but the n00bs say?

With you on that!, but the n00bs say?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-09-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6,881
Views: 1,251,606
Posted By bbrz
What? the Honda Hugger has the integrated chain...

What? the Honda Hugger has the integrated chain guard and a lip that fits over the front of the swing arm blocking any debris from the shock, and pivot area.
And flimsy? PFFT.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-09-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 17,602
Views: 907,996
Posted By bbrz
A flat rubber gasket inside the cap. Should not...

A flat rubber gasket inside the cap. Should not have any valve between the pump and tank. Remove it.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-08-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6,881
Views: 1,251,606
Posted By bbrz
CB500x R&G sidestand bigfoot

If you don't use the Honda OEM center stand, this may be for you.
For Sale in the FM.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-07-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6,881
Views: 1,251,606
Posted By bbrz
NICE! Look good even when muddy! A shame that...

NICE! Look good even when muddy!
A shame that where I live (the east end of the longest straight in the state), only street treads will do.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-04-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6,881
Views: 1,251,606
Posted By bbrz
What is the story with the R&G engine case...

What is the story with the R&G engine case upgrade?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-02-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6,881
Views: 1,251,606
Posted By bbrz
Lotta bite going on there. Talk to us after the...

Lotta bite going on there. Talk to us after the fit.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-02-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6,881
Views: 1,251,606
Posted By bbrz
R&G Big Foot for the side stand

As long as we are talking stands, the R&G bigfoot hits the Honda center stand
just slightly, and will not retract to the proper location.
The product is very nice, but will require some material...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-02-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6,881
Views: 1,251,606
Posted By bbrz
I bought the center stand for mine...

I bought the center stand for mine @bikebandit.com.
Factory Honda piece. Bought it on a black friday sale, so your cost may
vary.
No instructions come in the box, but I like having paperwork for...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-28-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6,881
Views: 1,251,606
Posted By bbrz
+1 you are fair game now.

+1 you are fair game now.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 348
Posted By bbrz
MCY insurance summary

Well, due again, as it is every April. We stay on top of auto and homeowners, but when the mcy's are due, just pay it (2 bikes).
100-300-50 you know the drill.
Just discoverer one has a $250 comp &...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-19-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6,881
Views: 1,251,606
Posted By bbrz
Shiftig Issues

I have had (a few times) some shifting issues.

My take is that is not a gearbox problem, but the shift lever is a little low for my foot angle or boot toe.

Going to adjust the external shift...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-18-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6,881
Views: 1,251,606
Posted By bbrz
Honda Parts

I installed all of those parts myself. None of them came on the bike.
When shipped, no instructions in the box, but are available on the CB500X
Honda accessory web pages for copy. (I did that),...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-15-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6,881
Views: 1,251,606
Posted By bbrz
Good to know. Honda may have used the Vesrah (or...

Good to know. Honda may have used the Vesrah (or similar) pads OEM.

Update- Dialed in my X with some new things.
Aftermarket- Evotech radiator guard. Wolfman Blackhawk tank bag.
Honda- Rear...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-14-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6,881
Views: 1,251,606
Posted By bbrz
Brakes-just like an oil thread

I got a wild hair about brake upgrades for the 500X and put the question in Equipment. A few inmates replied, but not much information, so a search was on.
Jeez! No one agrees about what is an...
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By bbrz
What? The brakes are " as you said" broken in...

What? The brakes are " as you said" broken in properly,
If you read the post, I am looking at upgrade options, not noob advice.
HH vs. Kevlar.
This is a price point bike, that I feel could use a...
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By bbrz
Brake Pads?

I have a '13 CB500X with about 4000 mi on the ODO.
The OE brakes are OK, but looking at upgrades.
EBC has HH and Kevlar (semi-metalllic) on their website.
I live in the flatlands of Illinois so...
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By bbrz
side stand "big foot"?

Where can I search for a side stand big foot for a Honda CB500X?
With my extensive motorcycling experience, I do have limited search knowledge.
Anyone? Thanks!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-29-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6,881
Views: 1,251,606
Posted By bbrz
No kidding. This is like me saying i'm gonna take...

No kidding. This is like me saying i'm gonna take the wifes Jeep Liberty and turn it into a Baja 1000 winner.
It is what it is. If ya don't like the wheels, tank, suspension, or whatever, there are...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-25-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6,881
Views: 1,251,606
Posted By bbrz
Honda Hand Guards

I seem to always post in the middle of other mod's, but some of the 500X riders have installed Bark Busters, or other Hand Guards.
I ride for the most part pavement, and decided that the loop going...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6,881
Views: 1,251,606
Posted By bbrz
The CoreMoto stuff looks good! Can't say anything...

The CoreMoto stuff looks good! Can't say anything yet about the deflectors, in Illinois no riding for me until March or so. Sheet!
Any PN's for the pads?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6,881
Views: 1,251,606
Posted By bbrz
I did get some new tape (3M) 3/4 inch for auto...

I did get some new tape (3M) 3/4 inch for auto trim strips. Removed the old with finger nails and alcohol. Cut out new and fit . Worked great!
Thanks Switch! 3M has 1-4 bonding agents, this was a 2....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-11-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6,881
Views: 1,251,606
Posted By bbrz
Genuine Honda

Our girls bought Dad some cool stuff for X-mas.
All fit perfect, but a slight problem.
The mid faring wind deflectors adhesive sucks. Installed in a very warm shop, but the next day pulled off with...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-03-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6,881
Views: 1,251,606
Posted By bbrz
Well, I have a CB5X and believe that the...

Well, I have a CB5X and believe that the suspension mods depend on rider weight, local roads, and how hard you push the bike.
Example: I am 5'5", 155lbs., and live in the plains. Not many curves,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-30-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6,881
Views: 1,251,606
Posted By bbrz
Santa Things

My adult children know how much I enjoy our CB500X.
Last Christmas they bought me a Honda rear hugger, and center stand.
This year, hand guards and air deflectors are on the list.
After all of the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,048
Posted By bbrz
Get her on down to the local Honda shop to toss a...

Get her on down to the local Honda shop to toss a leg over
a CB500F, or if she is felling sexy, CB500R.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,811
Posted By bbrz
Somewhere in Road Warriors (FZ-07) thread is a...

Somewhere in Road Warriors (FZ-07) thread is a video of Lorenzo taking an FZ-07 around a racing circuit with a camera on him for a few laps.
I saw alot of upper body movement going on.
After all,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-17-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6,881
Views: 1,251,606
Posted By bbrz
Duffel or tail pack?

I put this here because you know the bike, and fit.
What works for the CB500X (and you) a duffel, or tail pack?
Weekend rides with street shoes, jeans, and a couple of shirts.
I am a short guy...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-16-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 34,669
Posted By bbrz
Mountig the Blackhawk

I think it was on another seller site (Happy Trails)? that had shown an alternate front strap system for the Wolfman Rainer, or Explorer that I used for my Blackhawk.
Basics are that you pass one...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,594
Posted By bbrz
Do Progressive on line, much cheaper than agent...

Do Progressive on line, much cheaper than agent rates.
Have had multi-poicy's with them for years.
However, all bikes require the same coverages.
Not a bad thing. Just my .002.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 23,396
Posted By bbrz
I had to think on this for a moment before...

I had to think on this for a moment before posting. A fellow that I rode with often(we had two totally different bikes), swapped rides one day. I became a fan of his bike. Purchased a smaller, read...
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