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I had also looked at the Bruudt grid, but I wanted something less conspicuous for it.
The price was not decisive, I wanted to test in general, if the stuff from China is good.

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Part 2:
So, it continues with a small, but very useful accessory. Since the CBX has a very open radiator, this is also exposed to the risk of damage. A few small whirled stones can damage the radiator as a projectile and then the journey is over sooner than desired.
There are a number of different grids for the CB series, I have chosen a version with small holes, good against small stones and objects and still enough cooling power. Some other manufacturers also have very nice grids in the program, but sometimes with very large slots or grid spacing, which do not provide much protection against smaller stones.
In Germany, such a grid costs between 60 and 80 euros. A proud price for a small piece of tin. So I looked experimentally once for a visually identical product from China by Ali Express for about 14 euros including shipping. After about 3 weeks the package was there and after unpacking I was very disappointed about the quality of the grid. Everywhere was a sharp metal grade by the punching, that did not look nice and you could hurt you too. Also on the grid were everywhere metal picks, which were simply painted over. That's very bad China quality.
I then completely deburred the grid with a file, cleaned and repainted it. On the lower piece of small sheet metal was also a wrong, ugly CB500X logo printed, which was removed directly with.
Installation: at the top the radiator the grille is hung with two brackets. The two lower screws of the side panels must be loosened, then the grille is pushed sideways under the panel and fixed with the two screws together with the panel. To avoid rattling noises, I stuck a thin strip of foam between the grille and the radiator. I also bent the two upper brackets a bit, now it fits well.
So if you want to lend a hand, you can buy the China quality, otherwise prefer the expensive brand quality.
There are also versions that are attached to the upper side with a screw on a bracket, but in my opinion is not absolutely necessary.
To be continue...

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gregjet has described it quite correctly, the turbulences have many causes. I've already written something in another thread, I'll post it here again:

The wind noise and turbulence are of course dependent on many factors in a motorcycle. Size, shape and setting of the windshield, size (and circumference) of the driver, clothing (tight leather or wide textile), helmet, seat position, suspension adjustment, mirrors, mounted accessories, etc are factors for the wind noise and vibration.

In the CBX, a not insignificant part of the air flow between the handlebar and the tank comes to the driver and causes unpleasant vibrations. The big sister, the new Africa Twin, also has this effect. Therefore, there is now an accessory for this in the trade, which is screwed between tank cover and fork. It stops this buffeting effect.

Enter once in the search engine: africa twin wind buffeting - there you will find many reports and illustrations.

In the video, someone made of soft rubber cut and assembled such a cover for testing purposes. The video is in German, but in the pictures it can be seen exactly. He is very happy with it, the vibrations have disappeared. Maybe you'll cut a piece of cardboard or plastic and try it out for testing. I will try it later, too.
t=612s


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Danke sehr, thanks. the next report is in progress, it goes on ...
Sitting at the Mac and working on the design ...
... difficult decision, I have too many ideas ...

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CB500X - General Chat / Re: Higher speed touring suggestions
« on: September 12, 2019, 10:09:31 AM »
Terry, I do not think the engine gets into trouble on longer trips, even at higher revs. In essence, the engine is a modified, half-motor of the Honda CBR 1000XX Fireblade. Anyway, important parts of the engine and gearbox come from the Fireblade and can turn up much higher. If you do not drive for hours at the red area till the tank is empty, I see no problem there. Here in Germany we drive on the highways quite different speeds than in the States driven and here keep the engines through. Change the rpm from time to time, then you are on the safe side.
If you still have concerns, you might even think about changing the gear ratio to lower the RPM. Of course, you lose liveliness and pulling power.

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CB500X - General Chat / Re: Higher speed touring suggestions
« on: September 11, 2019, 01:48:54 PM »
The wind noise and turbulence are of course dependent on many factors in a motorcycle. Size, shape and setting of the windshield, size (and circumference) of the driver, clothing (tight leather or wide textile), helmet, seat position, suspension adjustment, mirrors, mounted accessories, etc are factors for the wind noise and vibration.

In the CBX, a not insignificant part of the air flow between the handlebar and the tank comes to the driver and causes unpleasant vibrations. The big sister, the new Africa Twin, also has this effect. Therefore, there is now an accessory for this in the trade, which is screwed between tank cover and fork. It stops this buffeting effect.

Enter once in the search engine: africa twin wind buffeting - there you will find many reports and illustrations.

In the video, someone made of soft rubber cut and assembled such a cover for testing purposes. The video is in German, but in the pictures it can be seen exactly. He is very happy with it, the vibrations have disappeared. Maybe you'll cut a piece of cardboard or plastic and try it out for testing. I will try it later, too.
t=608s

I hope I could help.

Greetings Michael

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CB500X - General Chat / Re: Higher speed touring suggestions
« on: September 11, 2019, 10:36:42 AM »
I'll be looking for a video tonight, where someone has built something himself.

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Thanks. I am still rearranging some other things at the moment, so there are photos of the whole bike later.

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CB500X - General Chat / Re: Higher speed touring suggestions
« on: September 11, 2019, 10:06:52 AM »
The turbulence comes not only from the windshield alone, a significant part of the air is also between the handlebar and tank to the driver and makes for swirls. The same problem has also the Africa Twin. There you have solved the problem with a cover between the handlebar and tank.

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CB500X - General Chat / Re: Another windscreen thread - hacksaw job
« on: September 10, 2019, 08:56:32 PM »
I painted my windshield completely dark. Read my report on the conversion of my CBX 2019

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