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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-22-2017, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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My owners manual says the service manual can be found online at www.helminc.com, and goes as far as to list the publication numbers (p.126, USA model owners manual). But, I'm not able to pull it up. The website doesn't list CMX 500/300s jus the 250/450 models. Has anyone here found the link to order online? If so, post a link here or pm me...

Btw I'm coming up in my 600 mile oil change and I see a few people have referenced a valve check at the 600 mile oil change. I'm not seeing that in the owners manual. I'm going to do the oil myself but I'll take it in for the valves if they are required.
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Still not available, and Helm does not reply to my many emails inquiring.
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The 500 cc engine had a 600 mile/1000 kilometer valve clearance check in 2013, it's first year. After that, the first check was set for 16,000 miles/24,000 kilometers. However, a few folks with 2014 bikes were having a loss of power attributed to overly tight valve clearances at 8 or 9K miles. I checked my valve clearance at 14,924 miles and found all 8 valves at or slightly below the allowed clearance. I replaced all 8 shims with ones two sizes smaller (0.05 mm less thick). I never had any power loss, but needed to do it before it got too hot to work in the garage. (It was 107F here this afternoon)

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My owners manual says the service manual can be found online at www.helminc.com, and goes as far as to list the publication numbers (p.126, USA model owners manual). But, I'm not able to pull it up. The website doesn't list CMX 500/300s jus the 250/450 models. Has anyone here found the link to order online? If so, post a link here or pm me...

Btw I'm coming up in my 600 mile oil change and I see a few people have referenced a valve check at the 600 mile oil change. I'm not seeing that in the owners manual. I'm going to do the oil myself but I'll take it in for the valves if they are required.
Nope, no valve check until 16k miles (according to the actual Honda owners manual). Just an oil change and filter change. That is all. Go over it with a wrench and tighten up some bolts and things. Save yourself some $.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-11-2018, 04:10 PM
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Thought I would order the manual from HELMINC since the price seemed reasonable and it's not available in the UK yet. However the $37 rose to $230 after shipping was included so I shall put a hold on it for now!
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For those that the shipping fee is so high check with your dealer for the price they would charge.

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Just checked with them and it would cost me USD$122 in shipping

Found the same thing with shipping at USD$36 plus the manual for USD$30, so a total of USD$66 or get it from Helm for USD$159.95.

Guess which one I went for.

2017 Honda Rebel 500 / CMX500 / CMX500A Part# 61MKG00 service shop repair manual
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Just a small tip I found out about for those of you wanting to pick up a 2017/2018 Rebel Service Manual. You can get free shipping, but you have to be patient!

Instructions:
  1. Go HERE
  2. Add the service manual to your cart
  3. Proceed to checkout
  4. Register a new account, enter in a valid email address etc
  5. Leave it in your cart
  6. Just about every day afterwards they will send you an email to complete your order, just ignore it for now it will happen for like 3-5 days I can't recall
  7. After several attempts to get your to buy you will get a new email from the site telling you if you send them your name,shipping address, and the manual name they will give you free shipping
  8. $30 Service Manual with free shipping!
  9. Be satisfied with your frugal find knowing you paid less than half of what Helm Inc tries to hit you for!
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