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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-08-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7,485
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Posted By bbrz
Well, I came from old school 2-strokes that...

Well, I came from old school 2-strokes that required lots of shifting and the CB5X is similar to that kind of riding style. Mine does not have ABS, and I don't think TC would work for it Supermoto...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-08-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 19,423
Views: 1,363,864
Posted By bbrz
Not really a "ride", but UMMM

A couple of old friends and I are going to the Mecum auction at the fairgrounds. They are looking at hot rods, me at the bikes.
After, I would like to treat them to some Indiana Foodies.
Been to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-27-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7,485
Views: 1,358,971
Posted By bbrz
Forget the dealer warranty. I am certain that...

Forget the dealer warranty. I am certain that Pirelli would like the pictures and possibly the tire for further investigation.

American Greed says that a recall could get all Scorpion tires...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,569
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: 4,635
Views: 798,618
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: 7,485
Views: 1,358,971
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: 21,951
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: 7,485
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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: 7,485
Views: 1,358,971
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: 28,191
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: 7,485
Views: 1,358,971
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: 7,485
Views: 1,358,971
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: 6,891
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: 7,485
Views: 1,358,971
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: 17,977
Views: 947,298
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: 7,485
Views: 1,358,971
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: 7,485
Views: 1,358,971
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: 7,485
Views: 1,358,971
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: 7,485
Views: 1,358,971
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: 7,485
Views: 1,358,971
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: 7,485
Views: 1,358,971
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: 7,485
Views: 1,358,971
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: 391
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: 7,485
Views: 1,358,971
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: 7,485
Views: 1,358,971
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: 7,485
Views: 1,358,971
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: 7,485
Views: 1,358,971
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: 590
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: 590
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: 486
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: 7,485
Views: 1,358,971
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: 7,485
Views: 1,358,971
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: 7,485
Views: 1,358,971
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: 7,485
Views: 1,358,971
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: 7,485
Views: 1,358,971
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: 7,485
Views: 1,358,971
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: 7,485
Views: 1,358,971
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: 121
Views: 16,288
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: 4,032
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: 7,485
Views: 1,358,971
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...
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