Honda CB500X

Accessories, Mods, Products, and Clothing => Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance => Topic started by: adman on September 10, 2019, 08:36:03 PM

Title: Report on the conversion of my CBX 2019
Post by: adman on September 10, 2019, 08:36:03 PM
Hello CB500X friends,

As already written in my introduction, I have been the proud owner of a black 2019er for several weeks. Although I already like the machine as a standard, I would like to change some things and adapt the CBX to my requirements.

Part 1:
First, I darked the standard windshield from the inside.

After dismantle the windshield, it must be cleaned. Then I sanded the inside with a fine fleece and water. Thereafter, the shield must be carefully cleaned again and taped with tape and newspaper or foil. In order to make the substrate paintable, I first used Plastic Primer and then applied the translucent Dupli-Color varnish in several thin layers in the cloister. This must be done very carefully, otherwise there will get clouds in the paint. Before the paint has dried through, I carefully removed the tape on the edge and then after drying the next day the paint finish still sealed with clear paint. After curing, remove the remaining tape and newspaper and carefully reassemble the glass.

I think the result is impressive. For my taste, the dark disc fits better with the motorcycle.
To be continue...
Title: Re: Report on the conversion of my CBX 2019
Post by: adman on September 10, 2019, 08:38:01 PM
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Title: Re: Report on the conversion of my CBX 2019
Post by: ewryly on September 10, 2019, 10:41:02 PM
Looks good. Do you have a picture of the whole bikes with the dark screen?
Title: Re: Report on the conversion of my CBX 2019
Post by: woody on September 11, 2019, 10:01:04 AM
Looks very good  :152:
Title: Re: Report on the conversion of my CBX 2019
Post by: adman on September 11, 2019, 10:25:24 AM
Thanks. I am still rearranging some other things at the moment, so there are photos of the whole bike later.
Title: Re: Report on the conversion of my CBX 2019
Post by: Rocker66 on September 12, 2019, 11:47:04 AM
Meanwhile here is a picture of my bike with the Honda tinted screen
Or not as it appears that the picture hasnt uploaded Sorry!!!!
Title: Re: Report on the conversion of my CBX 2019
Post by: Jonathan on September 12, 2019, 04:19:44 PM
*Originally Posted by Rocker66 [+]
Meanwhile here is a picture of my bike with the Honda tinted screen
Or not as it appears that the picture hasnt uploaded Sorry!!!!

that's the nicest tinted screen I've not seen... :001:
Title: Re: Report on the conversion of my CBX 2019
Post by: Jonathan on September 12, 2019, 04:21:16 PM
*Originally Posted by adman [+]
Hello CB500X friends,

As already written in my introduction, I have been the proud owner of a black 2019er for several weeks. Although I already like the machine as a standard, I would like to change some things and adapt the CBX to my requirements.

Part 1:
First, I darked the standard windshield from the inside.

After dismantle the windshield, it must be cleaned. Then I sanded the inside with a fine fleece and water. Thereafter, the shield must be carefully cleaned again and taped with tape and newspaper or foil. In order to make the substrate paintable, I first used Plastic Primer and then applied the translucent Dupli-Color varnish in several thin layers in the cloister. This must be done very carefully, otherwise there will get clouds in the paint. Before the paint has dried through, I carefully removed the tape on the edge and then after drying the next day the paint finish still sealed with clear paint. After curing, remove the remaining tape and newspaper and carefully reassemble the glass.

I think the result is impressive. For my taste, the dark disc fits better with the motorcycle.
To be continue...

Gut gemacht!  :028:
Title: Re: Report on the conversion of my CBX 2019
Post by: adman on September 12, 2019, 08:44:43 PM
Danke sehr, thanks. the next report is in progress, it goes on ...
Sitting at the Mac and working on the design ...
... difficult decision, I have too many ideas ...
Title: Re: Report on the conversion of my CBX 2019
Post by: gregjet on September 12, 2019, 10:51:31 PM
"  difficult decision, I have too many ideas ..."
My approach when that happens, is go with the idea that excites you the most. The other ideas usually fall into place as the executed ideas narrow what can then be done.
Or have an overall philosophy of what you want and make sure that ideas fit into that paradigm . Mine was to reduce the weight as much as possible ( fantastic motor pushing a lump in the CB500X's case).


If you get tired of that direction return it to std and start a new direction.
Title: Re: Report on the conversion of my CBX 2019
Post by: Antwon412 on September 13, 2019, 02:00:04 AM
Even easier - use a can of Duplicolor. Almost no prep needed. It will look the same from the outside like this. And removable if you change your mind later.
Title: Re: Report on the conversion of my CBX 2019
Post by: adman on September 15, 2019, 06:15:25 PM
Part 2:
So, it continues with a small, but very useful accessory. Since the CBX has a very open radiator, this is also exposed to the risk of damage. A few small whirled stones can damage the radiator as a projectile and then the journey is over sooner than desired.
There are a number of different grids for the CB series, I have chosen a version with small holes, good against small stones and objects and still enough cooling power. Some other manufacturers also have very nice grids in the program, but sometimes with very large slots or grid spacing, which do not provide much protection against smaller stones.
In Germany, such a grid costs between 60 and 80 euros. A proud price for a small piece of tin. So I looked experimentally once for a visually identical product from China by Ali Express for about 14 euros including shipping. After about 3 weeks the package was there and after unpacking I was very disappointed about the quality of the grid. Everywhere was a sharp metal grade by the punching, that did not look nice and you could hurt you too. Also on the grid were everywhere metal picks, which were simply painted over. That's very bad China quality.
I then completely deburred the grid with a file, cleaned and repainted it. On the lower piece of small sheet metal was also a wrong, ugly CB500X logo printed, which was removed directly with.
Installation: at the top the radiator the grille is hung with two brackets. The two lower screws of the side panels must be loosened, then the grille is pushed sideways under the panel and fixed with the two screws together with the panel. To avoid rattling noises, I stuck a thin strip of foam between the grille and the radiator. I also bent the two upper brackets a bit, now it fits well.
So if you want to lend a hand, you can buy the China quality, otherwise prefer the expensive brand quality.
There are also versions that are attached to the upper side with a screw on a bracket, but in my opinion is not absolutely necessary.
To be continue...
Title: Re: Report on the conversion of my CBX 2019
Post by: Lancs-lad on September 15, 2019, 08:31:55 PM
I opted for the Bruudt version nice piece of kit, not cheap but when you've paid 5000+ for a bike I'm not keen on cutting corners to save  a few quid.
Title: Re: Report on the conversion of my CBX 2019
Post by: adman on September 15, 2019, 08:56:34 PM
I had also looked at the Bruudt grid, but I wanted something less conspicuous for it.
The price was not decisive, I wanted to test in general, if the stuff from China is good.