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Random Banter / Re: Be Advised - the CV thread
« on: March 23, 2020, 05:32:32 PM »
N. Florida here.
Schools closed. All classes on-line only. (I work at a school)
Currently working two days a week, alternating with my opposite # to minimise contact.
I'm salaried so all is good.
Wife lecturing her nursing students on-line from home. Son home from college, English nephew staying with us. Both trapped indoors.
I'm fortunate enough to live in the middle of nowhere so it's impossible to "lock me down".
I seem to be riding out for 1-200 miles at a time to escape the boredom.
Beaches closed, parks closed. Restaurants offering takeout only/closed. Cinemas closed along with libraries, public spaces, museums etc'.
Restricted opening hours for supermarkets etc'. (I'm 60. I can buy stuff early...Yeah!)
The CBX is saving me from dying of boredom!
Stay safe everybody.....

Suspension / Re: Where to buy fork preload caps for 2013?
« on: February 21, 2020, 01:52:54 PM »
I think I have a set somewhere in my garage. I'm at work ATM so I'll look when I get home.
I purchased them a couple of years ago to upgrade my OEM forks. After I got them but before I installed them I scored a Rally Raid L1 kit which included adjustable fork caps.
PM me your email and I'll send some Pic's if I still have them.
They are yours for postage. I'm in N. Florida.
Ride safe.
Chris C

On Two Wheels / Re: Do you ever wonder why you risk riding a motorcycle?
« on: November 18, 2019, 05:05:01 PM »
My philosophy?
You can die from eating a donut.
I'm respectful of the risks inherent in riding a motorcycle but I refuse to let the risks negate the pleasure I derive from riding.
None of us are getting out of life alive.
I'm intent on doing what I find pleasurable during my time here.
Ride safe
Chris C

Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: Longer Riding modifications
« on: September 20, 2019, 12:15:10 PM »
2013 CBX
6' 180lbs
I added:
2016 screen
Fork Brace
Shorty adjustable levers
Radiator guard
1" bar risers
1" footpeg lowers.
I commute c80 miles/day.
This stuff works for me. YMMV

CB500X - General Chat / Re: Higher speed touring suggestions
« on: September 11, 2019, 12:46:40 PM »
I have a 2013 model.
I added the 2016 screen in the high position, 1" bar risers, 1" peg lowering blocks and that's about it.
I ride w/a tank bag that acts as a "spoiler" for the wind blast between the bottom of the screen and the tank.
I commute c80 miles a day, two-thirds of which is on Interstate.
I'm 6' tall and weight c180.
I  personally don't have a problem with wind blast or getting blown around.

CB500X - General Chat / Re: Last bar on fuel gauge
« on: July 15, 2019, 07:27:43 PM »
I have a '13.
Last bar = c1.5 US gallons.
Flashing red = c0.6 US gallons.

If you don't want to drill the bars for the  locator pin simply grind the pin off and add friction tape around the bars.
Then secure the controls in the usual way.
I haven't done this on my CB but I have seen it done successfully on other bikes.
Just a thought.....
Chris C

Tyres and Wheels / Re: What a difference six pounds makes
« on: June 18, 2019, 02:30:03 PM »
2013 CBX
Pr 5's
I weigh 180lbs (12st 12lbs) (81.65kgs)
I check my tire pressures about every two weeks.
Chris C

I ride a 2013 CB500X.
I've had it since new (Purchased with zero miles in 2015)
I've had no issues with oil leaks, valve adjustments or anything else.
I follow the manufacturers service schedule as well as performing regular PM's myself.
They're good, solid machines so long as they are maintained correctly.
(They're also the best color....)
Good luck.
Chris C

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