Honda CB500X

New Members => New Member Introductions => Topic started by: Jaws on July 16, 2019, 10:34:16 PM

Title: New member in Norfolk UK
Post by: Jaws on July 16, 2019, 10:34:16 PM
Hi all, just bought 2018 "X"
For as many years as I want to remember I have had big bikes or sports bikes// Couple of years ago I had a rain fart which left my right side weak, but after reoccupation I carried on riding, still with big bikes..Several Blackbirds, a few BM 1200GS's, even had a Wing ( sorry ! ( for a wee while..
But things aint got any easier .. I am OK riding them. It is when I stop the trouble starts  LOL !!
So I decided that it was about time I faced up to the fact I needed something I would not drop when moving it about
Being a tit, I bought a Piaggio MP3 500 Sport.. Nice bike, fun to ride, but 4 weeks of it was enough.......
Taking on board what a member of this 'ere forum said to me, I went and checked out an X for my self ..
I was so impressed I bought one there and then   :152:
Had full luggage fitted so I had to sit on my hands for a week while Wheels of Peterborough ordered and fitted the kit
Collected it today and rode it home the 60 miles...
Immediately felt at home... And my goodness don't they track well !!! Pick a line, tip it in, and it will hold the line perfectly
Already seen off the chicken strips on the back tyre ( I think the previous owner thought he was riding a tram or something )
Enough urge to keep me happy and fantastic fuel economy so far

Tomorrow I will fit my GPS, a throttle lock, 12v socket under the seat, and run the wires ready for the USB/12V socket for the handlebars, and slap a Scottoiler on
3 weeks time I will be off to Lake Garda on it.  10 days of camping with a few hundred German and Italian bikers  :002:

I fully expect it to really love the bike.. It has given be back an awful lot of confidence in just the short time I rode it..
Don't know what forum name he uses on here, but Brian, gotta thank you for showing me the way back to proper biking.. and thank Honda for making such a great all round mile muncher !

John ( Jaws )
Title: Re: New member in Norfolk UK
Post by: Marv_ on July 16, 2019, 11:06:35 PM
Welcome from one county down!
Title: Re: New member in Norfolk UK
Post by: Jaws on July 17, 2019, 12:14:29 AM
Cheers ! :001:
Title: Re: New member in Norfolk UK
Post by: ewryly on July 17, 2019, 05:27:04 AM
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Title: Re: New member in Norfolk UK
Post by: PIGLET on July 17, 2019, 07:44:51 AM
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Title: Re: New member in Norfolk UK
Post by: denislordm on July 17, 2019, 08:41:52 AM
Good Choice - Welcome and Enjoy - did Italy on mine 2 years ago was fantastic - More of Europe this year fully loaded and av 76mpg even using E10 ethanol fuels.
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Title: Re: New member in Norfolk UK
Post by: Ceddy17 on July 17, 2019, 11:40:28 AM
Welcome and greetings from Flanders..
Ed.
Title: Re: New member in Norfolk UK
Post by: Mel111 on July 17, 2019, 12:09:11 PM
A big one from the Levels  :401:
Title: Re: New member in Norfolk UK
Post by: Jaws on July 17, 2019, 12:21:45 PM
Thanks for the welcome guys  :062:
Title: Re: New member in Norfolk UK
Post by: Mence on July 17, 2019, 01:51:47 PM
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Title: Re: New member in Norfolk UK
Post by: hilldweller on July 17, 2019, 04:34:53 PM
*Originally Posted by Jaws [+]
Thanks for the welcome guys  :062:

And welcome from hilldweller.

The bike is a freak. 47hp A2 and it should be rubbish, but it exceeds all expectations. I'll bet you return from Italy planning your next trip.

Brian
Title: Re: New member in Norfolk UK
Post by: 2Bpencil on July 17, 2019, 04:54:48 PM
 :400:- you'll love touring on the bike.
Title: Re: New member in Norfolk UK
Post by: Superplasma on July 18, 2019, 08:47:27 PM
Welcome from one of your old customers.  I always found you very pleasant to deal with, we have done the same as you, after riding big bikes for over fifty years we have down graded to lighter bikes because of our age, as you have found out the CB 500 is an excellent choice.  Chain oilers, the one to go for is the Cobra Nemo itís much neater and easier to fit than the Scott.

Superplasma
Title: Re: New member in Norfolk UK
Post by: Jaws on July 18, 2019, 11:09:11 PM
*Originally Posted by Superplasma [+]
Welcome from one of your old customers.  I always found you very pleasant to deal with, we have done the same as you, after riding big bikes for over fifty years we have down graded to lighter bikes because of our age, as you have found out the CB 500 is an excellent choice.  Chain oilers, the one to go for is the Cobra Nemo itís much neater and easier to fit than the Scott.

Superplasma
Hi old customer and thank you for the welcome  :002:
I do like the Cobbra system ( https://www.cobrra.co.uk/  if you click on the contact button and look on the left you will see how much it is liked LOL!!! ), but for various reasons I decided to go for the Scottoiler.. A bit more challenging to fit on the X but that is all part of the game for me ... Yep.. I know  :112:  !!!
Title: Re: New member in Norfolk UK
Post by: woody on July 19, 2019, 08:21:44 PM
 :401: all sounds good, get some pictures of your X up when you finished farkling  :152:
Title: Re: New member in Norfolk UK
Post by: ThirtyOne on July 19, 2019, 10:41:45 PM
Welcome to the forum.
Title: Re: New member in Norfolk UK
Post by: hilldweller on July 20, 2019, 10:25:20 AM
*Originally Posted by Jaws [+]
I do like the Cobbra system

You could do them a favour and tell them "works on the principle of compressing the oil" makes them look idiots.
Title: Re: New member in Norfolk UK
Post by: Jaws on July 21, 2019, 10:49:54 PM
*Originally Posted by hilldweller [+]
You could do them a favour and tell them "works on the principle of compressing the oil" makes them look idiots.
Naaaaaa. Its been 4 years and to be really honest I am getting fed up holding their hand...
Would not be so bad if I got a retainer !
Title: Re: New member in Norfolk UK
Post by: yeendy on August 04, 2019, 05:55:30 PM
Great story Jaws , I admire your determination. I am also in sunny Norfolk , I have my stupid fast road bike up sale at the moment, when sold I will be on the hunt for  cb500 x and possibly rally raid it for trips abroad . maybe see you out and about  sometime ?
Title: Re: New member in Norfolk UK
Post by: Jaws on August 04, 2019, 09:02:53 PM
*Originally Posted by yeendy [+]
Great story Jaws , I admire your determination. I am also in sunny Norfolk , I have my stupid fast road bike up sale at the moment, when sold I will be on the hunt for  cb500 x and possibly rally raid it for trips abroad . maybe see you out and about  sometime ?
Still kept my one off Bird that I built and maybe looking for an R6 when I get shot of the MP3 :-), but even that is down to CB5 ownership.. It has completely rejuvenated my life times love of bikes. It is fun to ride, nice to work on and cheap as a cheap thing to run..
Used to work in KL in the 70's.
When I moved to Norfolk I was a grade 1 tv engineer .. Unable to get a suitable job I applied to Bensleys for a job as an aerial rigger.. They said they did not want to employ someone but would take on a contractor.. I subbed to them for several years ............. Also was a long time member of the KL amateur radio club for much of the 80's and 90's :-)
Title: Re: New member in Norfolk UK
Post by: Jaws on August 06, 2019, 11:16:03 PM
*Originally Posted by Mence [+]
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Cheers  :152: