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'99 CBR600F4 shock if you rebuild it with a proper spring and Racetech kit, a longer hose should be easy to install to mount the reservoir where you want it. Most people add 2 inches to the length, 50-60mm.













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Tyres and Wheels / Re: What a difference six pounds makes
« on: June 18, 2019, 02:17:45 PM »
Shinko 705 33f/36r and loaded 34f/39r. Works for me.

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New Member Introductions / Re: Need advice from older riders
« on: June 17, 2019, 08:45:36 PM »
*Originally Posted by Geobrumby [+]
G'day folks, I have just joined this forum to get some advice on this bike. I am in Australia and 66 years old. I have been riding for most of those years, on a wide range of bikes. In 2002 I traded my 1000cc v4 Honda on a 1600cc Yamaha cruiser because the Honda was playing havoc with my knees being too bent up.
A couple of years ago I totalled the Roadstar, and after testing a few smaller bikes ended up getting another used Roadstar that I have unfortunately also had a few tumbles from. The last doctor said my rib cage looks like it's been through a cheese grater.
So, my problem is I think I should get something lighter because as I get older I am becoming less able to handle the weight of the Roadstar at low speed. I have done quite a bit of research, and the CB500X looks like something I would enjoy. However every time I ride the Roadie, I love the low down grunt and the comfort of it and tend to dump the idea of getting rid of it.
Are there any other riders on here that have made the transition that can tell me about their experience on the smaller bike?
If you made it this far, thanks for listening to my tale of woe and may the wind be always at your back.
Cheers,
  Dave

I own a lot of motorcycles, the current list below. I love my CB500X. I see you like the Royalstar cruiser. Have you considered the V Star 650 models? I have one for my around town bike. I have traveled on it a good bit well. It's just not good offroad like the CB500X. I'm not trying to shy you away from the CB500. I'm going based on what you already know you like.  :307:

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*Originally Posted by cbvn [+]
Thanks - OK, what about 2*60W? Is it possible for alternator which is rated 500W@5000rpm to handle such additional power?

I am thinking about two such lamps: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32870349175.html

Yes, it should be fine. I am using about that much for my lights.

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*Originally Posted by cbvn [+]
What is safe power of auxiliary front LED lights? For example is 2*30W still OK?

Yes, but only use the front blue wire to trigger a relay to power the lights, if that's your plan. You will need a fuse between the power source for the lights and the relay.

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CB500X - General Chat / Re: 2019 CB500X
« on: June 12, 2019, 03:29:48 PM »
I have no problems riding interstates. I'm fat and carry to much gear. I don't do it because I have mountains and other interesting roads to use.

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*Originally Posted by CB-500-X [+]
Just cut the darn thing off and connect any kind of connector you wish . This connector thing is way over blown on this forum , it's just one simple wire, use what ever you wish as a connector.

@EscCtrl  :150: :192: :010:

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*Originally Posted by Rexelstar [+]

Looking for the male terminal of the OP plug in the front right of the fairing. Want to add 2x USB ports on dash or fairing.
Anyone has a picture or link/type available?

Thanks.

All the info is in my thread. https://www.cb500x.com/index.php/topic,2538.0.html

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Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: New custom seat
« on: May 30, 2019, 04:33:28 PM »
Being a former upholstery shop owner and doing custom moto seats, I can tell you they put some time into making that seat. It looks nice and overstuffed. Should be soft under the haunches.

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https://www.cb500x.com/index.php/topic,4814.0.html

My story and how my Hepco Becker bars saved my arse.

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