I have de-plasticized my bike and am not looking forward to putting it back together. Honda sure does like fasteners... https://www.hondapartshouse.com/oemparts/a/hon/505407fff870021c54bece21/side-cowl
parts fiche may be helpful
I'm into the idea of a mini skid plate but I agree that it's not too smart to use the case/pan as a mount. In a worst case scenario I'd imagine the force of an impact being directed into the engine case rather than a more sturdy frame mounting point.
What I've learned is to be triple sure that I'm getting a good read on the exhaust valves in particular. My method is to:
loosen the adjuster screw until the feeler gauge can be easily inserted > adjust to spec > torque (feeler blade still in) > recheck the lash > remove feeler > insert...
Right, lets break it down further.
I measured the sidewall height on my slightly squared Pilot road 4's 160/60's, unsure of mileage, looks like they could last another 1.5k. From the apex of the tread with a square, caliper, and my eye I measure the total height from bead as 90mm. The tires...
I have noticed a relatively wide variance in feeler gauge drag depending on technique.
With the blade perpendicular to the valve stem (parallel to the spring retainer) it drags .03mm less than a slightly skewed approach. This is nearly within the +/-.02mm spec but is still annoying to me. I...
I was planning on returning to Usal in mid October. I had a blast on it with a KLR last October before it closed for the season, your description of it sounds spot on to my experience. I'd like to hear more about the conditions if there is more to tell. It was a very wet season, I have read...
Hi, I'm a new member.
I recently purchased a 2012 nc700x with about 25k miles for $2800. I hope to be touring to Denver with it in September.
Honda sure does like their fasteners.
Fork service (perished dust seals) fork gators
Electrical port installs
Ergo improvements (bar...