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CB500X - General Chat / Re: Clipped !
« on: February 02, 2019, 06:45:32 AM »
*Originally Posted by UnmzldOx [+]
Takeaway would be to avoid the appearance of pulling away when merely pulling forward a bit to see better. He thought I had committed to pulling away, so he looked left and rolled.

I concur with this. While driving cars I have come extremely close to hitting vehicles this way several times. Turning right, they start to pull away, I make a quick glance left to verify the coast is still clear and step on the gas a little at the same time. Looking forward again, they stopped again for no reason! I try to only go where I am looking.

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*Originally Posted by Mister Paul [+]
Givi used to do a wheeled bag that clipped onto the top box mount but I think they're discontinued in favour of their wheeled mount thing that fixes to any of their top boxes and allows you to wheel it around.

"A wheeled mount thing that fixes to any of their top boxes and allows you to wheel it around." Is that an obtuse way of saying a motorcycle?

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Ride Reports, Trips, and Touring / Re: Europe CB500X ADV
« on: January 21, 2019, 07:40:50 PM »
You have a lot of very nice footage in your video! I would enjoy seeing a version with longer clips.

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Have these been sold?

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I also bought an iDea one, for a different bike, a Yamaha WR250R. It worked with no problems on a rough 6000 mile trip in August.

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*Originally Posted by SnowOwl [+]
Any chance the mounting points were bent in the crash?

I agree, If it was hit hard enough to ruin the plastics very possibly the mounting brackets are bent even though they look perfectly fine. I have seen this happen myself.

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CB500X - General Chat / Re: Foot pegs
« on: November 30, 2018, 04:10:50 PM »
I put a pair like those on mine, except the ones that I got don't have replaceable side plates. I've only done 1k of road riding with them and like them so far. I think they might fail under the stress of standing on them in rough terrain though. The footpeg only has one steel screw (8mm if I remember right) that goes into the aluminum indexing part. If the one screw stretches or the threads in the AL stretch even the tiniest amount the stresses will compound rapidly. I used permanent loctite.

In another thread here on CB500X a couple of riders had the cast AL side plates break too though, so even a tougher footpeg isn't a complete solution.


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Rally Raid / Re: Footpeg Bracket Upgrades?
« on: October 23, 2018, 07:59:19 PM »
It is an over-simplification and plainly not true that " Welded aluminum becomes brittle  "
Welded alum CAN become brittle, so can welded steel. Depends on the alloy, conditions, skill of the welder.
Some alloys that become brittle when welded can be re-annealed, even in a home oven.
I've worked on some welded aluminum plastic injection molds.
A simple google search of 'weld cast aluminum' gives 'About 18,100,000 results (0.49 seconds)'

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Rally Raid / Re: Footpeg Bracket Upgrades?
« on: October 23, 2018, 06:40:47 PM »
Hi, I've just had my 2013 CB500X for a couple of months. I put a SWMotech skid plate on and while I had the footpeg plates off I was already eyeballing them thinking they were a weak spot. I'm not working at the moment, but I am a CNC programmer and machinist and was lightly considering how to make some stronger ones.

Could you post a photo of the broken ones to show how and where they broke? I was also thinking, if you already know the weakest spot, weld could be built up behind the weak spots pre-emptively, thickening and strengthening them at those points.
Thanks

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*Originally Posted by jsonder [+]
Works like a champ:



And what is it.

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