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Bikes for Sale / CB500X 2019 for Sale
« on: March 03, 2021, 01:24:36 PM »
My CB500X is now up for sale first register on 26-03-2019 I am the second owner the bike is in excellent condition, full Honda service history, new rear tyre Bridgestone battlax fitted about 150 miles ago.
Centre stand, lower crash bars,12V socket front fender extender rear hugger, Data tag. short alloy levers and standard levers.  after market silencer also standard silencer available.
Located in South Manchester, can be deliver to any part of the UK at your cost.
Please contact me for more details or photos.
Thanks John. :763:

3950 ovno     



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On Two Wheels / Honda Wins Dakar.
« on: January 15, 2021, 06:49:46 PM »
Kevin Benavides from Argentina wins the 2021 Dakar Rally on a HONDA CRF 450.
:046: :821: :047: 


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Tyres and Wheels / Time for a new rear tyre.
« on: October 17, 2020, 10:19:50 AM »
At just under 9000 miles on the original Dunlop rear tyre and just having had my bike serviced the mechanic advised me I needed a new rear tyre which I new anyway.

I decided on a Bridgestone Battlax A41 60X160x17 at 110 fitted at my local bike tyre shop I removed the wheel and took it down to the shop and had it fitted took about 10-15 minuets.

I will be taking it easy for the first couple of hundred miles also the winter months are approaching so I wont me doing too many miles.

 
       

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Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / foot brake lever
« on: August 18, 2020, 04:37:40 PM »
On the odd occasion I found my foot would slip off the rear brake lever, so I came up with this idea made from stainless steel approx 60mm X 40mm X 1mm before making the shape.
 Tapered by about 5mm on ether side then bent up by about 5mm finally filed teeth and drill to suit.
Grips like s**t to a blanket.


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Hi guys,
When I first got my bike the last thing I intended to do was replace the silencer with an aftermarket can.
Well after 6 months of ownership I have had to bite the bullet and succumbed to fitting a GRmoto Carbon Titanium Exhaust took about 1 hour to fit as I made a executive decision :087: to polish the link pipe not a big job, it had some marks in it from the bending process.
Started off with 360 wet and dry then 600 and then used Autosol metal polish.
All fitted together nicely, just needed some pressure to start the hanger bolt on the rear foot peg bracket.
Also came with a plate to extend the centre stand bumper.

Saved about 2kg, with baffles the sound is a bit louder and deeper  :005:

I think the look  of the bike is transformed from a commuter to a bike that is fit for purpose.







   

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CB500X - General Chat / Honda CB500X killer?
« on: July 13, 2020, 11:32:21 AM »
Is this bike a viable alternative to the CB500X ?
There seems to be some good features like spoked wheels twin discs, what do you think ?


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New Member Introductions / New rider on a CB500X
« on: July 03, 2020, 07:27:22 PM »
We have a new rider on a CB500X


                                           

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Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Barkbuster Hand guards
« on: June 11, 2020, 08:25:18 PM »
Just found this excellent video on how to fit Barkbuster Hand guards.


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Parts, Accessories & Clothing For Sale / Alloy Levers for Sale
« on: June 11, 2020, 04:01:18 PM »
For Sale Alloy Levers,

Fit 2019 model maybe earlier models.
Alloy levers for sale as new, adjustable approx same length as the oem.  I just fitted them on and decided I didn't like them I am going to try some black ones.
Only takes about 30 min to fit.

25 including postage UK only












 

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Ride Reports, Trips, and Touring / Short ride out.
« on: May 15, 2020, 08:20:47 PM »


Managed a short ride out today North Manchester, Uppermill, Diggle Mossley Greenfields Delph, and Dobcross.
The photo was taken at Harrop Edge Delph

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