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Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: Perfect small Tank bag
« on: November 23, 2016, 03:02:00 AM »
Yeah, I went on my first (and only) group ride two years ago. I was nervous about my 'little' 500 going on a ride that included two 1400 ninjas, a cbr600rr, a ducati monster 800, and others. All of which were modded, and some of the riders used to race professionally. And yes I was wound out most of the time to keep pace, but I only ended up impressed both by the bike and by myself. My best memory is a period when myself, the guy on the cbr600rr, and the two ex pro racers, broke away from the pack and pushed the limits a bit. One of those guys was on the ducati and the other was winding out his girfriends older 250 ninja. Goes to show its the rider not the bike I guess. Sorry, no tank bag accompanied me, but I did get good use of the hard luggage.

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I almost always have the top box on my X. I don't even notice its there unless it's fully loaded and then just barely. Adding my side cases though, especially when they are loaded, changes the ride.

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CB500X - General Chat / Re: Loud exhausts
« on: November 02, 2015, 02:05:15 AM »
None of those pedestrians even know he's there with his 'loud' exhaust until he revs it unresponsibly. But the people's responses are exactly the argument. If the video was a guy using his loud exhaust to alert drivers that he's in their blind spot, then the safety benefits seen would be undeniable.

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CB500X - General Chat / Re: Loud exhausts
« on: November 01, 2015, 11:14:03 PM »
My thunderslash is pretty loud, and I like it that way. As with everything else, there are benefits in some situations and drawbacks in others. So to each his own. Loud exhausts don't give us a bad name I don't think. But idiots like the guy in that video do for sure. Keep riding. :305:

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Events, Meetings, and Ride Outs / Re: Riders near Kingston, ON
« on: April 30, 2015, 06:34:21 PM »
Mine was just out parked. Where were you walking may I ask?

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Events, Meetings, and Ride Outs / Re: Riders near Kingston, ON
« on: April 30, 2015, 03:07:59 PM »
Hello Merv.
I guess I'm not the only X in these parts anymore.
Cheers!
 :821:

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Good find then wolf. You will most likely end up paying duty fees on them. But still a huge savings. I too have ordered items from their sources when the dollars made sense. Enjoy.
 :028:

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CB500X - General Chat / Re: 2013 CB500XA - Why so few?
« on: February 12, 2015, 09:47:27 PM »
You could always come up to Canada, grab one, and ride home. They were only available with ABS here.
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CB500X - General Chat / Re: 2013 CB500XA - Why so few?
« on: February 12, 2015, 09:43:28 PM »
I believe the 2013's weren't available with ABS in the USA. At least initially they weren't. This might explain why you are having trouble finding one.
Cheers!
 :821:

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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: First oil change
« on: January 08, 2015, 06:32:28 PM »
I did basically the same as jsonder.
Don't forget. If you have a centre stand installed, DON'T drain the oil while it is on the centre stand!
Unless you want to clean up a mess.
Good luck.

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