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Offline Drklynoon

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Sat on the "new" model today
on: October 15, 2020, 11:34:41 PM
So I went by a semi-local dealership today. I checked their inventory and they have a 2020 CB500x in stock and I have been dying to sit on and test ride the newer model. I have sat on a 2018 before but not the 19" version. Well, they wouldn't let me test ride it which wasn't that big of a surprise. Dealerships around here tend to be a bit funny about test riding new bikes. I did get to crawl all over it like a orangutan and I have to say there is a huge difference. The stance feels much better to me and I feel more in to the bike rather than atop it. I can't quite flatfoot it but that was without fuel and luggage so I'll be flat footing it almost all the time. I'm 5' 9" and have a 31" ish inseam. The seta felt alright but until it's broken in I can't tell much. I'm about half way to my savings goal and am super excited for next year's riding season.

Offline PIGLET

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Re: Sat on the "new" model today
Reply #1 on: October 19, 2020, 11:20:48 AM
Lowering dog bones from Rally Raid, down a little more than a inch and very cheap and 10 mins work don't forget to
drop the forks a little also, (about half an inch).

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Re: Sat on the "new" model today
Reply #2 on: October 19, 2020, 05:13:26 PM
30" inseam here. Stepping down from a Strom DL1000 and definitely don't need to lower it.
Takin a likkin but I'm still tickin.

Offline Drklynoon

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Re: Sat on the "new" model today
Reply #3 on: October 19, 2020, 05:36:26 PM
Yeah, I'm not planning on lowering it. The more ground clearance the better for what I'm wanting to use it for. I do see why folks lower them though.