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CB500X - General Chat / Re: After market website - which is best?
« on: Yesterday at 02:44:51 PM »
I can recommend the Motea website at least for the European area. Here you will find a comprehensive selection of accessories for many models.
The page can also be viewed in other languages and currencies. The motorcycle search function can be used to display all suitable parts.

Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: Topbox
« on: April 06, 2021, 09:29:45 AM »
I have just installed a bracket for a top case. Did you see my solution?,8881.msg109297.html#new

The countersunk head screws D and E with the conical washers protrude a few millimeters, which I didn't like at all, as this means that the Givi holder plate does not lie flat. There are spacers in the kit, but I didn't want to use them. Therefore I loosened the screws D again, because the distance fits exactly into the grid of the Givi holder plate. So that the Givi plate lies flat, I drilled it out from the bottom using a countersink (E1). Now the screws E fit exactly into the countersinks. Then I drilled the holes F in the SRC plate in the grid of the Givi plate. The Givi plate is firmly connected to the SRC plate from above using screws D and F and rectangular washers. Lock nuts are still fitted from the underside.
Now mount the Givi cover plate - and you're done! Total effort for the "special" assembly - about 1.5 hours.

After I was able to buy the Givi Trekker 42 Top Case in mint condition at a reasonable price, I now had to find the right rack holder. There are different systems for the X, but they differ primarily in whether the standard pillion passenger grips can still be used. I really wanted to be able to continue using the handles. As a result, only two attachments came into question: a) the Luggage Rack from T-Rex and b) the Top Rack System from SRC. There are some other, almost identical systems from the Far East, but they shouldn't be as precise as the two above.
I chose the SRC system offered by a dealer in Spain. I thought shipping through the European Union would be easy and straightforward - but I thought wrong. With a lot of correspondence, it took me two months for the rack to arrive.

But the SRC is very well made and very precisely fitting, the normal assembly is done in 15 minutes. To do this, after removing the seat, remove the screws A and the small plastic screw C. The Allen screw B only needs to be loosened slightly and not completely removed. Now the holding arms can be pushed under the holder of the handle and fastened again with the original screws.
The plate is screwed to the holders with screws D and E and aligned. Now screws A, B and C can be tightened again.

New Member Introductions / Re: Hello from Bavaria!
« on: March 17, 2021, 01:48:08 PM »
"In Bayern gehen die Uhren eh anders..."
In Bavaria the clocks go different anyway ...  :038:
That is a saying that is only understood in Germany.

"Zwei beir bitter!"
Never order this in Germany, otherwise you will get 2 bitter Bavarians served.  :182:
You better try: "zwei Bier bitte" - it tastes better!  :821:
believe me...  :002:

New Member Introductions / Re: Hello from Bavaria!
« on: March 17, 2021, 09:45:26 AM »
*Originally Posted by Steve T [+]
Riding in a forest in Germany - you rebel  :152:

In Bayern gehen die Uhren eh anders...  :156:
Willkommen im X-Club.
Gre aus den Bergischen Land

CB500X - General Chat / Re: CB500X with DCT, why not?
« on: March 14, 2021, 07:59:01 PM »
*Originally Posted by Neox [+]
and the plastic models, all the teenagers were building them!
Mine are still in the display case, but I haven't built one for a long time now.

... you can still do that when you are a little older.  :001:

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