Category Archives: Project: Honda CB500X Rally Raid

A month in Morocco

All over for this year’s one-weekers in the Moroccan High and Anti Atlas. Now sitting in a Marrakech hotel room signing off AMH7 before it heads to the printers. Surprisingly we had our first actual break down: a XR250 blew a counter … Continue reading

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Rally Raid CB500X – the first 2000 miles

CB500x Index page Rally Raid Level 3 kit plus BARTubeless sealed rims on Heidenau K60 / Golden Tyre GT201 tyres. RR rack and backplate, Palmer Products screen, Barkbuster Storms, Tutoro oiler. Weight about 220kg (485lbs) plus 25 transit/10kg piste payload. Me, 105kg in … Continue reading

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Klim Overland jacket – first impressions

Full Klim Overland review here The cupboard was bare, the fridge was an icy cavern bereft of succulent goodies, and the sun was shining. It was high time for a shopping run to Ullapool. And, finding myself between chapters on … Continue reading

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CB500X Tutoro oiler take 2 – and grab handles

CB500x Index page Previously… on the AM Website I fitted a rack and chain oiler to the CB-X. But my chain oiler by the rad (right) wasn’t such a good idea according to Tutoro – too hot for the oil and … Continue reading

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CB500X – chain oiler and rack

CB500x Index page On the CB-X there wasn’t an obvious place around the back to mount a new model Auto Pro 1 Tutoro chain oiler. I saw a couple of people on the forum perched theirs on the pillion footpeg mount, but with off-roading and stone … Continue reading

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CB500X – Auxillary power + satnav mount

CB500X Index page Normally I’d plug a 12-volt power plug for GPS etc direct to the battery via a fuse – not ideal but it’s less of a faff than finding a place to take power that’s switched via the ignition (usually off the always-on … Continue reading

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Honda CB500X Rally Raid bashplate, Palmer windshield adjuster

Main CB500X Index page The CB-X comes with an 80s-style plastic belly pan which then as now, just keeps the flies off te engine. Along the right side is a thin, stainless cat guard but none of this will protect the pipes or … Continue reading

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