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CB500X - General Chat / Seat Height Comparison: 2018 v. 2019
« on: February 07, 2020, 10:40:44 PM »
I am shopping for my next bike and today I had my first opportunity to inspect the CB500X in person up close.  I REALLY liked it!

Due to a short inseam, one aspect that is important to me is seat height.  And I am aware that seat height increased by 0.8 with the introduction of the re-vamped 2019+ models.  I like all the other improvements that were made but increased seat height is potentially problematic for me.

As it turned out, the dealership I visited had both a 2018 and a 2019 on the showroom floor.  So I was able to test both the old and new seat heights.

What I discovered was - - no difference.  Yes, the seats are different heights.  Yet even though the spec height is taller for the 2019, because the new seat is narrower, the effect was identical with respect to how much of my foot made contact with the ground. 

That is the good news!  The bad news is they are both too tall for me.  I will definitely have to lower this bike around 30-35mm to make it fit me. 

Im sure others have offered the same observation previously.  But I just though Id add another data point by sharing what I learned today, in case anyone else has similar concerns.


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CB500X - General Chat / Help Spec-ing a 2019/20 CB500X
« on: January 14, 2020, 08:56:01 PM »
Hello,

I am considering the purchase of a new CB500X.  I have some questions about factory accessories.

Currently, these are the oem accessories I am considering adding to my purchase order.  If there are good reasons to consider alternatives instead, please advise:

CENTERSTAND - USD$ 149.95

TANK PAD - USD$ 38.95

HAND GUARDS - USD$ 81.95

HEATED GRIPS ATTACHMENT KIT - USD$ 49.95

HEATED GRIPS - USD$ 244.95

12V ACCESSORY SOCKET - USD$ 20.95

A follow-up question concerns the center stand.  Due to a short inseam, I will be needing to lower this bike about 30mm.  Will doing so make the oem centerstand unusable, and if so are there workarounds or alternatives?

Also, am I correct in assuming that for racks and panniers/cases, I would be better off comparing aftermarket options?

Thanks in advance for any feedback.

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New Member Introductions / Greetings from Virginia, USA
« on: January 14, 2020, 08:17:16 PM »
Hello,

Just a quick introduction.  I'm a relatively new rider, in the hunt for my next bike.  Currently riding a Honda Rebel 250.  Joined here because I have some questions about the CB500X, which is at the top of my candidate list.  I'll be posting questions elsewhere - - thanks for the forum.  Cheers.

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