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Re: Is CB500X long distance capable?
Reply #40 on: July 22, 2020, 09:59:34 PM
*Originally Posted by Andy M [+]
I wouldn't bother. Before they sent the dreary hippy back for more drugs and electricity he concluded different people see things differently. The End.

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You just proved my point--you don't get it :084:
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Re: Is CB500X long distance capable?
Reply #41 on: July 23, 2020, 08:29:04 AM
*Originally Posted by Andy M [+]
I wouldn't bother. Before they sent the dreary hippy back for more drugs and electricity he concluded different people see things differently. The End.

Andy

Thanks for your insightful precis, Andy. Have you considered a career as a reviewer? :008: :038:


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Re: Is CB500X long distance capable?
Reply #42 on: July 23, 2020, 08:30:54 AM
*Originally Posted by Shiftupadventure [+]
Yes, I rented it once for a week, rode like a 4k kms on it. Great bike no question, it was 650 one. One thing that I didn't like was it's too road oriented, zero offroad capabilities.

But engine is a gem, goes nicely, acceleration is linear and fuel mileage is great too. Very reliable bike.

I even have a few videos on my channel about vStrom if you're looking for something specific.

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Had one sold it .
Bought a cb500x 2020.
I've put a 16t front sprocket.
Raised the windscreen higher than original
Fully loaded and 2 person on.
Ride at 110/130
Max fuel consumption 3.5 l/100 km

When commuting 3.1/100 max

Best all around bike out there.

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Re: Is CB500X long distance capable?
Reply #43 on: August 01, 2020, 03:38:06 AM
My 2016 500X has just clocked up its first 100,000km, so yes I'd say that they're capable of long distance rides. Our longest so far was 18,500km on a lap of Oz - we basically turned around when we ran out of Australia. That was mostly on sealed roads, although we did a little of the Gibb River Rd as well.

It has Hepco & Becker luggage, MC Cruise control, California Scientific windscreen and is very comfortable to tour on. We're heading off on a 3000-odd kilometer ride next week. I've just replaced the original battery, so it should be good for another 100,000.

It's not perfect - it's slow compared to my Daytona 675, a second front brake disc would be nice, and the suspension is pretty basic (again, compared to the Daytona). I've just ordered a Rally Raid Level 1 front suspension kit to improve that. But it's cheap, reliable and a 'keeper'.


Near home


Took this to celebrate getting over the border from NSW for the first time in four months


Here's to the next 100,000.
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Re: Is CB500X long distance capable?
Reply #44 on: August 01, 2020, 06:57:34 AM
That's very impressive Nick over 60k English miles..


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Re: Is CB500X long distance capable?
Reply #45 on: August 01, 2020, 03:38:35 PM
 Lap of Australia !!! :062:
100k  :020:
Faster,faster,faster , until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.

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Re: Is CB500X long distance capable?
Reply #46 on: August 01, 2020, 05:02:40 PM
*Originally Posted by Nick of Time [+]
My 2016 500X has just clocked up its first 100,000km, so yes I'd say that they're capable of long distance rides. Our longest so far was 18,500km on a lap of Oz - we basically turned around when we ran out of Australia.

Nice. Time for a North American tour!
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Re: Is CB500X long distance capable?
Reply #47 on: August 02, 2020, 10:25:32 AM
100,000 km!!!?? Impressive given Aus speed enforcement  :062:

I bought my 2018 CB500x new specifically for distance ability. I'd gone cross Canada with the Vstrom 650 but wanted a lighter bike but the same fuel range.

Did the west coast solo last summer



I'd ridden the 2013 CB500x at a demo day and was impressed so first new bike in 50 years of riding was a 2018 version. The biggest surprise was the stability at 130 kph +  - I think part of that is the Madstad windscreen design with the wings. The X does better with crosswinds than my Vstrom which did not like quartering cross winds.
The X is fine for distance tho not quite happy with the seat yet ...debating an RDL and waiting for Sargent to complete their design. Corbin has an offering but the Corbin locks you in a bit too much.

Was looking forward to completing east coast this year but Covid makes it tricky. I did a 4,000km ride in June to the furthest point north in Ontario past the Arctic watershed. Now plotting this.
https://goo.gl/maps/TPohKxdvUAHwYLdu9

So yeah....500x certainly good for distance solo and the fuel economy is superb plus a joy doing errands- it's so light.
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Canada 2018 CB500x 2009 CBF1000 sold 10 Wee ABS  sold 09 Burgman Exec sold  10 NT700v sold
Australia> 04 KLR650 93 ST1100 sold  
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Re: Is CB500X long distance capable?
Reply #48 on: August 02, 2020, 03:20:27 PM
If I had a magic lamp and the genre told me you can have only one long distance ride-that would be   it-one lap-came close 40years ago - now just a dream
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Re: Is CB500X long distance capable?
Reply #49 on: August 04, 2020, 11:32:25 AM
*Originally Posted by timur [+]
Watched your video - basically I'm agree. More wind protection, better suspension are upgrades that could improve a lot the riding on long distances. However after modified the suspensions and windscreen of my 2017CB my conclusion is that CB it's not the best bike for travelling. It still reacts a lot to a sidewinds and handlebars are bit buzzy at highway speeds. Now it's a perfect bike for twisties tho - incredibly fast in corners and a joy to ride.

Even so I found it tad tiresome - after 4 hours of twisties the need of frequent gear shifting starts to bother me. And after 7 hours of twisties I just want to insert the 4th gear and forget the gearbox until next morning. With CB you can go far or go fast but not both things at the same time.

That's why I'm selling my bike and just bought a Vstrom - because of its longer wheelbase and more torqey engine.

Regards,

Timur


Good luck with your new bike , but I hope you still come here,

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