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Forum: Beasts 07-15-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3,839
Views: 663,187
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, 05:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,374
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, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3,839
Views: 663,187
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, 04:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,519
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, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3,839
Views: 663,187
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, 09:34 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 43,561
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, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3,839
Views: 663,187
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, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
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, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
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, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3,839
Views: 663,187
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, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3,839
Views: 663,187
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, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3,839
Views: 663,187
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, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3,839
Views: 663,187
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, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
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, 05:14 PM
Replies: 96,065
Views: 18,099,549
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, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3,839
Views: 663,187
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, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3,839
Views: 663,187
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, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3,839
Views: 663,187
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, 10:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,171
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, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
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, 09:59 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 43,561
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, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3,839
Views: 663,187
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, 06:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,326
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, 03:38 PM
Replies: 96,065
Views: 18,099,549
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, 11:54 AM
Replies: 96,065
Views: 18,099,549
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, 10:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,472
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, 05:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,515
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, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,420
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, 08:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,420
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, 07:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,705
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, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
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...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-22-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,420
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Thank you

Always a generous with their time ADV brother, helps out with Pic upload again. Thank you Scott

Time to replace bike, and my tools, (including titanium tire irons, pump, and flat fix kit.

...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,705
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Today's Post

Read this, Scumbags driven out of Las Vegas pick off RV and Possibly Motel Lots in Pahrump

Dual Sport bikes are the Money Ticket,---Light, and Resalable for Desert Beaters, or Parts. Heh---...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-21-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,420
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Pissed Special Mods

One of a kind plastic (temp) crankcase oil fill plug WHITE

Blinkers, or now holes in rear fender where blinkers were

Carbon Fiber Skid Pan.

Fast Way?--Pinned Foot Pegs

Total Baja...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-21-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,420
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Thank You, with your help, I figured it out.

Thanks again, I had problems with past Pic uploads, and the ADV Wizards granted me a favor.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-21-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,420
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Pissed Warning Bike/OHV Thiefs Pahrump Nevada

My TTR 25O, Last 4 digits on the VIN xxxxx2034 was stolen in March, and told to lay low for a month. Stolen from a fenced 'secure' with a night guard RV park, came over a 7 ft. chain link fence, cut...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 63,803
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Raise bars

Hi, just bought a CRF yesterday, to me,=a rv 'bumper' bike, it is the off road version, with a license plate.

I am tall, over 6 foot, and I need to raise the bars, esp. when standing on the pegs...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 41,787
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Repeat myself....go Airborne

With plenty of liquids, chew Airborne Tabs, worked for my wife and I, if your body is going to pickup a boost----even a small edge----they contain a lot of Super Vits. Taste very agreeable, like a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 41,787
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Next up with paypal

Sounds good, whoever trucks that way and picks John up----, I'm in with paypal gas money too. Don't forget the tie downs.:clap
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,848
Posted By rockydrxrvr
Dry? Pahrump Nevada

Ok, don't laugh,--- originally from Oregon, Wet, Damp, Frozen fog in the Winter. Enough for my semi retired old bones.

Pahrump Nevada, almost always sunny, So arid, I store my vintage Moto...
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