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Old 06-11-2013, 04:47 AM   #481
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Valves @1600km

Had a look at my valves after reading people having their valves out of spec after only 1000km. To cut a long story short: 4 valves (3 intake and 1 exhaust) were out of spec. Thank you Honda for this great assembly.
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:55 AM   #482
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Had a look at my valves after reading people having their valves out of spec after only 1000km. To cut a long story short: 4 valves (3 intake and 1 exhaust) were out of spec. Thank you Honda for this great assembly.
Not quite the quality control I would expect of Honda
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:00 AM   #483
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Not quite the quality control I would expect of Honda
Not claiming anything, but arent these bikes assembled in Thailand?
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:36 PM   #484
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Any real-world mpg figures yet?
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:35 PM   #485
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It does take a modest amount of skill to properly check valve clearances.

Why would anyone check the valves at 600 miles? Trouble with an even idle or other warning signs or is valve clearances part of the initial break-in service on the 500s?
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:33 AM   #486
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It does take a modest amount of skill to properly check valve clearances.

Why would anyone check the valves at 600 miles? Trouble with an even idle or other warning signs or is valve clearances part of the initial break-in service on the 500s?
It is no rocket science but takes a long time to reach the valves. And yes it is in the maintenance schedule, and I know why .

Lots of people listen to their valves if they need adjusting , I did not feel right to wait till 24.000km. I am glad I checked.

During commuting my fuel consumption is 23km/l (and this is fast commuting )
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:07 AM   #487
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that converts to about 54mpg.. that makes me unimpressed.
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:33 AM   #488
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that converts to about 54mpg.. that makes me unimpressed.
Actually converts to 57.13 miles per gallon, and the guy did say that was hard riding, which isnt bad for fast riding (if by fast, he means above 75-80mph).
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:16 AM   #489
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During commuting my fuel consumption is 23km/l (and this is fast commuting )
Im getting around 22-26kms per liter from my DL650-12, and I do mostly commuting. Unless youre really gassing it, the 500 should get closer to 30kms per liter (or even better, because the NC700X already does that).
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:32 AM   #490
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Im getting around 22-26kms per liter from my DL650-12, and I do mostly commuting. Unless youre really gassing it, the 500 should get closer to 30kms per liter (or even better, because the NC700X already does that).
same here. like i said, unimpressed.. i run my 2012 DL650 95% highway at 75mph for 40 minutes.. even with the OE hard cases hanging off the back..

if i waited for the CB500x i would expect at least mpg in the 60's. maybe it's just his riding style?
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:40 AM   #491
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I am impressed though. It is 10% more economical than my previous XT660Z Tenere. I drive a lot at 130km/h (80mph).
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:10 AM   #492
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like i said, i am getting that with this at a constant 75mph commute:


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i would like to see at least mid 60's out of a 500, myself, under the same conditions..
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:54 PM   #493
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I put a deposit on the first CB500X at my local powersports dealer a month ago... got an email today saying they are expecting it by the end of June. I hope they are right.
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:46 PM   #494
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I put a deposit on the first CB500X at my local powersports dealer a month ago... got an email today saying they are expecting it by the end of June. I hope they are right.
Is this in Canada?
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Old 06-15-2013, 05:41 PM   #495
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