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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

I have a set on my bike.
They are really convenient for small to medium items.
I wouldn't use them for anything over a short overnight camping trip as they are not particularly large.
The set-up is good as it is almost unnoticeable when the bags are not on the bike.
Installation is a breeze.
Chris C

CB500X - General Chat / Re: CB500X road handling
« on: March 01, 2019, 05:28:18 PM »
I have a 2013 CB500X.
I set it up as a commuter as I commute c80 miles/day.
I added 1"bar risers, a 1"peg drop, a fender extender, a 2015 screen and a center stand.
Most importantly I swapped the OEM suspension for a Rally Raid Level I kit and changed the tires/tyres to Michelin PR5's.
I run my tire/tyre pressures @ 36 front, 42 rear.
I don't ride offroad.
I hadn't experienced any really negative handling characteristics with the OEM suspension and the OEM tires/tyres.
 However, the addition of the RR suspension and the PR 5's completely transformed the bikes handling.
 It now feels much more planted on a variety of road surfaces and corners and tracks much better than before.
As always, YMMV but good luck with your machine.
They're great bikes...
BTW: I', c6' tall and weigh 185lbs these days.
Ride Safe.
Chris C

CB500F & CBR500R - General Chat / Re: Grip Puppies
« on: September 28, 2018, 01:28:34 PM »
Fourteen quid for a pair of Grip Puppies?
I'm glad I live in the USA.
I paid $6.00 for a knock-off pair on ebay.
Cycle grips are a good option, especially if the feel better and are less expensive.
Ride safe.

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