Author Topic: 2019 OEM Light Bar  (Read 7332 times)

0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.

Offline Danrok

  • CB500X Member
  • **
  • Posts: 33
  • Bike: CB500X 2020
  • Country: gb
Re: 2019 OEM Light Bar
Reply #40 on: August 06, 2020, 09:14:19 PM
*Originally Posted by JsW [+]
Hi,

Could anyone comment on how well this OEM bar would protect the lower portion (engine/trans casing, the foot brake and shift levers) if it were laid down? 

Thanks in advance :002: .

-Jason W

That's a tank guard. If you want to protect the engine you'd need either an engine guard or a skid plate that has engine protection such as the Rally Raid one.

But when you say "laid down" do you mean dropped or intentionally placing the bike on its side?

Offline JsW

  • CB500X Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 2
  • Country: ca
Re: 2019 OEM Light Bar
Reply #41 on: August 06, 2020, 09:20:43 PM
Yes :002:, that's what I meant.  Dropping it while stationary or a low-side.

*Originally Posted by Danrok [+]
That's a tank guard. If you want to protect the engine you'd need either an engine guard or a skid plate that has engine protection such as the Rally Raid one.

But when you say "laid down" do you mean dropped or intentionally placing the bike on its side?

Offline Oyley

  • CB500X Master
  • ****
  • Posts: 741
  • Bike: CB500x 2019
  • Country: gb
Re: 2019 OEM Light Bar
Reply #42 on: August 06, 2020, 09:23:21 PM
Take a look at GB Racing's polymer covers for casings

Offline MoToad

  • CB500X Member
  • **
  • Posts: 74
  • Bike: CB500X, Tw200
  • Country: ca
Re: 2019 OEM Light Bar
Reply #43 on: August 07, 2020, 03:05:25 PM
*Originally Posted by skidooboy [+]
Just added the 2019 OEM Honda light bar.




it appears to be redesigned for 2019 (based on the older installation instructions I found). It is now a single piece bar warpping around the motorcycle and attached to the front of the frame via a heavy new mounting bracket that attaches behind the headlight housing.

It is a very heavy unit with quality metals, excellent welds and a well done paint job. and it fit right out of the box with a minimum of fuss and not a single need for bending or hammering.

I have heard people disparage the older unit as "cheap" or "frail"..... I have nothing to compare it to but I believe that this new "Light Bar" is a durable and resilient accessory that  would protect the plastics in anything but a serious crash.


I also think it looks cool!

Did u get it in Canada, Sboy?
Takin a likkin but I'm still tickin.

Online Swanny

  • CB500X God
  • *****
  • Posts: 1017
  • Bike: 20 500X & CB1300
  • Country: england
Re: 2019 OEM Light Bar
Reply #44 on: August 07, 2020, 07:36:33 PM
I want one of them  :155:
Life... It's Just a Ride  :305:

Online Swanny

  • CB500X God
  • *****
  • Posts: 1017
  • Bike: 20 500X & CB1300
  • Country: england
Re: 2019 OEM Light Bar
Reply #45 on: August 08, 2020, 09:31:22 AM
Found a cheaper option  :152:


The mounting points are the same as the OEM and away from the lower engine bolts
https://www.hepco-and-becker-luggage.co.uk/#



Not quite as pretty as the OEM but 100 cheaper  :153:
134.18
Last Edit: August 08, 2020, 09:39:36 AM by Swanny
Life... It's Just a Ride  :305:

Offline Falang

  • CB500X Member
  • **
  • Posts: 80
  • Country: 00
Re: 2019 OEM Light Bar
Reply #46 on: August 08, 2020, 11:13:01 AM
Honda Thailand has been selling this Hepco crash bar instead of Honda's own OEM light bar for years, so informally it is Honda-approved. I believe it is made in Thailand, while the Honda OEM would have to be imported and would be too expensive for the Thailand market. This is the same Hepco bar I put on my 2013 when I broke off the second lower engine mounting bolt in 2018 and I removed the Oyabun upper-lower crash bar that had caused the mounting bolt failures. The Hepco is well designed and well made. It does not have any mounting tabs to hold lights, but looking at the photos above, the Honda OEM bar does not seem to have any mounting tabs either.
Last Edit: August 08, 2020, 11:16:28 AM by Falang

Offline kmsz

  • CB500X Member
  • **
  • Posts: 11
  • Bike: 2019 CB500X
  • Country: pe
Re: 2019 OEM Light Bar
Reply #47 on: September 08, 2020, 05:19:19 PM
I agree that Hepco&Becker has a better price than the OEM, and I know that brand, they are very good quality. But to be honest, the OEM has a better finish from what I see in the pictures you sent. That Anthracite color is not good looking.

Online Swanny

  • CB500X God
  • *****
  • Posts: 1017
  • Bike: 20 500X & CB1300
  • Country: england
Re: 2019 OEM Light Bar
Reply #48 on: September 08, 2020, 06:01:58 PM
*Originally Posted by kmsz [+]
I agree that Hepco&Becker has a better price than the OEM, and I know that brand, they are very good quality. But to be honest, the OEM has a better finish from what I see in the pictures you sent. That Anthracite color is not good looking.

The colour looks better in real life



The finish is really good  :062:

Last Edit: September 08, 2020, 06:03:07 PM by Swanny
Life... It's Just a Ride  :305:

Offline kmsz

  • CB500X Member
  • **
  • Posts: 11
  • Bike: 2019 CB500X
  • Country: pe
Re: 2019 OEM Light Bar
Reply #49 on: September 08, 2020, 06:14:13 PM
You're right... your pictures show a better color/finish. Thanks!
Any new vibrations on the bike nce you installed the protector?
With the years and several bikes behind I learn that these engine protectors usually transmit vibrations from the engine, and at certain RPM resonance is created and that can be very annoying on long rides.

I'm waiting for my barkbuster's too, but it was difficult to get them in US, most of them are sold out.

 



victorious-backstage