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CB500X Cheapo Screen Deflector Pocketpete's Bling Blog part two. This time in a bid to fix Honda's useless aero package China delivers a screen deflector. Will it make any difference?
CB500X Cheapo Radiator Guard Pocketpete has a plan. Looks like the "X" is staying but changes are afoot. He's sprinkling the farkles.
Brake Clean Pocketpete's been cleaning his brakes. Does he really need to replace the bolts though or are Honda yanking his chain?
Brake Fluid Change Pocketpete's brake fluid is being refreshed with help from Ren. It's a simple task but as with any motorcycling things there's a hundred ways to do it.
CB500X Strange Sprocket Noise Damn that damnable chain! Actually today's problem is the front sprocket. Or is it even a problem?
Houston - We Have A Problem Pocketpete has sprung a leak since the tappet service. Can he fix it? And why is (another) Honda dealer trying to sell the wrong kind of coolant?
Those Shim Thingys Pocketpete's getting his hands dirty with a little help from Ren. He's about to discover what a "shim" is for.
Oh The Shame Sharon's Keeway hasn't run for a while. Will it start? Or is this the end of the road for Zen's adventures...
Z250SL Tappet Check And Adjust A guide on how to check and adjust the tappet shims on Kawasaki's excellent Z250SL. With just a little help from Snod.
Blasted Brake Reservoir Bolts What do you call an ape with a Dremel, a sharpened screwdriver and a hammer next to a motorcycle? Ren, you call it Ren.
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Reader's Comments

Tom McQ said :-

1/1/2000 UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
Cheers tom
1/1/2000 UTC
mick murphy said :-
Hi guys my honda 125 cbf is running at nearly 4000 revs in idle mode .any advie would be appreciated
1/1/2000 UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
Hi Mick. Check the throttle cables are adjusted, check some idiot has not tried to adjust the throttle stop, this shouldn't need to ever be touched on the CBF 125.

Otherwise you're into the injector and you'll need to know what you're up to in there.
1/1/2000 UTC
RobE said :-
I have a tapping sound from my CBC on idle. Knocks seven or eight times then stops-does this repeatedly. Sounds a bit like a ratchet being turned slowly. Any of you guys come across this
28/5/2017 6:29:52 PM UTC
RobE said :-
CBF of course
28/5/2017 6:31:07 PM UTC
RobE said :-
CBF of course
28/5/2017 6:31:08 PM UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
Hi RobE. It *could* the same problem as I had. Thing is check everything else before you start stripping the motor down.

Check out the links.
28/5/2017 7:53:24 PM UTC
Alfred said :-
I have a dominator nx650 1997 and I have a 1993 model wiring harness want to know wether it will work without any electrical problems.
2/8/2018 6:36:54 PM UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
That's a fair old ask Alfred! You'd need access to the wiring diagrams for each year to see if there were any upgrades or alterations made. I daresay my first port of call would usually be Haynes manuals but I've checked their website and I don't see one listed for the Dommie.

Then I was going to suggest an owner's forum but I'm not doing very well there either. will show you the fiche diagram for each wiring harness for each year. A cursory look suggests the harnesses LOOK the same but that is not guarantee they ARE the same.

Good luck with the work Alfred.
2/8/2018 10:34:12 PM UTC
CrazyFrog said :-
Alfred, you could try asking your question on the Honda Trail Bike forum. They have a section for Dominator riders.
3/8/2018 7:56:03 AM UTC
Ian Soady said :-
Yes, I found them useful for my SLR650. Bob (once of this parish although he seems to have disappeared) posted some interesting stuff there. I have a vague feeling he's returned to the Honda singles after dalliances with various other marques.
3/8/2018 11:18:30 AM UTC

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