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CB500X - General Chat / Re: 2019 CB500X
« on: March 02, 2019, 04:10:08 PM »
Is that graphic on the top of the tank (tire tread looking one) removable or is it underneath the clear coat?

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On Two Wheels / Re: Yamaha Tenere 700 pricing
« on: March 02, 2019, 02:38:38 PM »
*Originally Posted by Marv_ [+]
Interesting what they've put in that article about the subframe being welded to the main chassis spars? Not sure I understand that.

Just means that the rear part of the frame is actually welded to the main frame section and if the rear is damaged then it could mean that the entire frame would need to be replaced instead of just swapping out the subframe portion. A lot of off-road oriented bikes, and even on road, have removable subframes. Bit weird that Yamaha went the welded way, I think the Africa Twin is the same. Our X has a removable subframe.

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CB500X - General Chat / Re: RIP Errol?
« on: March 01, 2019, 09:36:33 AM »
Really sorry to hear this, but glad the issue was caught and never went unnoticed. Please let us know any details on the actual issue once the post-mortem has been completed. If its the frame it's probably the first time I've heard of it happening with our bikes, although you have ridden yours further than most (by far). You are the canary in the coal mine for us in terms of longevity so always interesting to hear your feedback.

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CB500X - General Chat / Re: 2019 CB500X
« on: February 28, 2019, 03:02:59 PM »
Quick review from MCN's Michael Neeves


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Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: Engine bars??
« on: February 26, 2019, 08:37:08 PM »
*Originally Posted by SilverCycle [+]
Please would someone clarify what is meant by the Givi bars _causing_ vibrations? Does it simply mean the Givi bars themselves vibrate? Or do they cause something else to?

I'll give my interpretation of them as a Givi crash bar owner. Before installing the bars my bike had a slight vibration right around the 4000 rpm mark (can't recall the exact rpm). Nothing too bad, just felt a slight vibration in the handlebars and a bit in the pegs and it only surfaced around that mark. Just below and above it all disappeared. After installing the Givi bars the vibration moved from 4000 up to around the 5000 mark and was more severe. Also, you could really feel this if you put your hand on the crash bar while riding. After some discussion on this forum and ADV Rider I loosened all the mounting bolts and torqued again but this time starting from the upper front and worked my way back. So, torqued the two under the headlight, then upper front engine mounts, then the rear. This all but eliminated the issue. The vibration was now back to its pre-crash bar level but was still up around 5000. After doing this re-torque I have had no issues at all but I believe others have. As with anything you bolt on to a bike, if its not installed correctly or torqued to spec, you are bound to have problems and I think this is the main problem with the Givi bars. They are not the easiest bars to install, can be a real pain to be honest and because of this I don't think they are always installed correctly. Instructions are not the best either which doesn't help. They also seemed to be poorly made in the sense that some things never really lined up and required force to get to fit right. I have the Givi rear rack and its not well made either, from now on I'll try to avoid Givi if I can.

With all that said, I like the bars, haven't tested them but they seem decent. However, if I was to buy a new 500X I wouldn't go with them just due to the overly complex install and the possibility of increased vibrations.

Hope this helps.

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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: First Chain Adjustment
« on: February 25, 2019, 06:15:32 PM »
*Originally Posted by SnowOwl [+]
The same goes for checking oil level in the sight glass.  Check it both on the side stand and the center stand.  You will see there is very little difference if any.  Again, use the center stand for consistency to see if the level is changing any.

Can't see this being true for checking oil level. With the sight glass being on the right side, when the bike is on the side stand there usually isn't even oil visible in the sight glass. If you filled the crankcase while on the side stand it would most likely be overfull or close to it. Unless I'm mistaking what you are saying.

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On Two Wheels / Re: Thanks for all of the fish
« on: February 10, 2019, 09:54:21 AM »
Really sad to see you go jsonder, always enjoyed your posts, but can totally understand your reasoning. I'm sure we'll all be faced with that decision sooner or later, I just hope I can push it off to as late as you have. That's the great thing about motorcycles, there are so many types and sizes that we can find one that suits our needs so just switch over to another one and keep riding. All the best.

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On Two Wheels / Re: Novel Birthday Present
« on: January 12, 2019, 11:10:54 PM »
What a great present! I love getting home made gifts like that, especially from the kids. He did a great job on it, you'll enjoy that for years to come.

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On Two Wheels / Re: Suggestions for a motorway commuter
« on: January 10, 2019, 08:03:42 PM »
S10 = Yamaha Super Tenere

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