However, there's a Catch-22 snag in the balancing system. The wave-like spring adds to the engagement travel at the clutch lever giving smoother engagement and a little cushion to the driveline. Data or products for your motorcycle missing from the database? It's not a motocrosser or even a good enduro bike, but it has enough suspension so a rider can take moderate sized jumps without dying upon landing, and the size holes or rocks that would throw a rider from many other dual purpose bikes are only a jolt on the 500. The surprisingly powerful headlight and blinkers. The bottom triple clamp was also black.
It's as smooth as many Twins, all the normal big Single vibrations having been cancelled out with the twin counterrotating balancer shafts. Instruments have curiously been changed. Bike operates fine until I hit the higher speed. The foam compresses quickly, though, and wherever the rider sits in the first few hours of riding becomes His Spot. In very rough terrain the fork has just a hint of flexing. It's as smooth as many Twins, all the normal big Single vibrations having been cancelled out with the twin counterrotating balancer shafts.
Anyone had any luck with the compression release mechanism? The speedometer had a 85 mph 135 kph limit. Instruments have curiously been changed. Both frames are made from mild steel and both weigh about 23. Only the oil screen, hidden at the bottom of the engine under the right side cover, is difficult to reach. It has all the power that a technically sophisticated 500cc four-stroke Single deliver - plenty. Next, two exhaust valves allow the use of two small header pipes which can bend quickly and thus make room for the large 23-inch front wheel. As a penalty, the Trail Claws make a loud howl on some surfaces, particularly asphalt.
It's a common practice to use large gear engagement slots-giving the dogs a large target, so to speak—to help prevent missed shifts. Honda has kept he system as simple and light as possible and has made if feasible to use on a dirt bike by mounting the rear bobweight on the transmission mainshaft. Is this bike more trouble than it's worth? Though the 250 uses a high-dome piston lor maximum compression 9. It has a nasty rattle from the generator cover side of the engine. The front fender was longer. The surprisingly powerful headlight and blinkers. The only other change of significance between the two is in the clutch.
The battery does nothing for the headlight. Especially if the engine has sat for a while, it will be worth your trouble. Hi Forrest, The stock spark arrestor seems to be in a bit of a gray area. Alternatively, we will be pleased to take your order by telephone. To handle the big bike's extra torque, the 500 uses a seven-plate dutch rather than the 250s four-plater Finally, the trochoidal pump has been increased in diameter from 13mm to 15mm to pump about 15 per cent more oil through the larger wet-sump engine. Cruising on the highway, the 500 regularly turned in about 50 mpg and while out cowtrailing it ran between 50 and 60 mpg. There's enough low-end torque to plonk along trails or climb any hill.
Both frames are mild-steel units with bushing-mounted swing arms, and use the engine as stressed members. I was hoping for some trouble free plods around the lanes but it seems that I will have to get down and dirty with it. The speedometer had a 85 mph 135 kph limit. This is a full drum brake bike. The bike has just shy of 7000 miles on it. Mine pulls out of the top of the head, which of course is not good.
I actually sold this bike a few months back. The people I purchased it from were very nice. Our helpful staff are there to take your call personally around the clock on 0049 40 734 193 60. You can also sign up for e-mail notification when such bikes are advertised in the future. The exhaust was a 2-into-1 system.
In more and more of their machines. Study a wiring diagram, the setup is pretty neat. When bike comes to a stop, it then releases the lock and starts right back up. The drawback is that the dogs, once engaged, can move back and forth in the engagement slots. The exhaust was a 2-into-1 system.
Hi Tim, It sounds like you lost the pin in the head cover that is supposed to retain the compression release mechanism. The bike's weight is noticeable, but it's easy for the rider to discover the bike's limits and then ride right to them without fear of the bike suddenly turning nasty. The speedometer and instrument light pod were separate. Related bikes List for comparison of specs. The control levers and kickstarter arm were black. The transmission was a 5-speed.
These three were left after the plug was resoldered. I will get the other half of that plug which has the connectors for turn signals, horn, controls, all of that stuff. It has all the power that a technically sophisticated 500cc four-stroke Single deliver - plenty. However, Honda spokesmen are quick to point out that the 500 is not merely a bored and stroked 250; they use similar designs, but the big bike has beefier parts throughout to handle the extra power and weight. Engine is off when I come to stop.