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CB500X - General Chat / Lextek Exhaust
« on: November 14, 2020, 05:44:23 PM »
Hello, Have any of you, friends from the UK, tried the Lextek exhausts?  :187: Some references? I have seen that they have very good prices compared to more well-known brands ...

They have some options...
https://www.lextekproducts.com/EXHKIT17578/for/HONDA/CB500+X/2019
https://www.lextekproducts.com/EXHKIT17586/for/HONDA/CB500+X/2019
https://www.lextekproducts.com/EXHKIT18658/for/HONDA/CB500+X/2019

Thanks!


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Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: 500 Rebel fotpegs
« on: November 13, 2020, 01:43:02 PM »
I received my Rebel 500 footpegs... I had to modify them a bit to be able to install them, I thought they were exactly the same... I find that they are slightly higher or equal than the originals and tilted forward which leaves less space between the controls (brake and gears) and the footpegs. I will have to ride it for a while to see if they are comfortable or not, but I definitely need them to be somewhat lower to be able to stand on them comfortably.

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Suspension / Which one
« on: November 02, 2020, 06:15:39 PM »
I know there're several posts about rear shocks but now I'm in the dillema of which one I choose... both options are the HyperPro HO05+0AA or the Level 1 Tractive Shock RRP 459. Both are very good brands, I have used Hyperpro in my previous bikes (VStrom & Versys).
What do you think in your experience?

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Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: 500 Rebel fotpegs
« on: October 17, 2020, 03:01:17 PM »
Good advise... I just bought a pair of these to replace my more expensive (cinese) aluminium footpegs. They look good but after two rides with them, I noticed one of the adjusting bolts was loose so they don't give me confidence anymore. I prefer these new ones that are made of steel, very solid ... it must not be pleasant to be in the middle of a ride and lose one of your footpegs.

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I installed mine last week, also a 16th and in the first ride I felt a noise in the frt sprocket area, but then it disappeared. Has this happened to anyone?
Perhaps the chain was being properly accommodated to the sprocket? Or you think that it is something that I should be concerned about and should take out the plastic lid to check?

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CB500X - General Chat / Re: engine buzz in 1st and 2nd gear
« on: September 30, 2020, 09:43:50 PM »
This is something I noticed in my 2019 bike... between 102 - 106 km/h there are vibrations, above that they disappears. I had a Touratech windshield extension installed for better protection against the wind but the vibration in that speed range was so great, it sounded so strong that I had to remove it. I prefer a little more wind in the helmet to that crazy sound/vibration. Hopefully when I install my engine protector that resonance does not increase ...

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New Member Introductions / Re: First ride...1
« on: September 22, 2020, 07:50:44 PM »
It's good to know you were rodong here... I hope you have enjoyed your experience in Peru.
About seats, this is a complicated issue because not all seats (shapes and hardness) work the same for all. It is one area in particular that bothered me the most. I don't know if the position of my arms and legs with respect to the seat and the motorcycle also has any influence... On my next ride I will try a seat that I have, those that inflates a little (and have inner air chambers, I don't remember the brand) ... let's see how it goes.

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New Member Introductions / First ride...2
« on: September 21, 2020, 07:04:16 PM »
Back home, I took a fairly long and boring stretch highway from the city of Nasca (yes, where the Nasca Lines are) to Lima, like 435 Kms. At a regime between 110 - 125km/hr consumption skyrocketed and the economy went to waste so that shows me that this motorcycle, to be economical, has to be driven about 100km/hr. Maybe with the front sprocket i want to install, that would get a little better, What do you think?
Cheers!

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New Member Introductions / First ride...1
« on: September 21, 2020, 07:01:35 PM »
With just 300Kms on my '19 CB500X I made my first trip last week, from Lima to the city of Cusco (in the Andes). It was just over 1200Kms in two days, I had to do their first oil change on the road. Excellent performance of the bike, very maneuverable in the curves, very stable and very low fuel consumption at a moderate speed (not exceeding 100Km/h). Even having driven in sections over 4200 meters above sea level, the bike went well. My only negative comment was that midway through the second day the seat destroyed my butt. I have to drive standing in the footpegs at times to ease the discomfort. On the way back I bought a sheepskin from a peasant and put it on the seat. It was a great relief at first but I already have my butt damaged, so it didn't help as much in the rest of the ride. The sheepskin smell like hell, now my wife wants me to throw it away (I paid the equivalent of US$ 6.00 for it, I cut it to half and now I have two pieces to cut properly)... will continue

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Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: 2019 OEM Light Bar
« on: September 08, 2020, 06:14:13 PM »
You're right... your pictures show a better color/finish. Thanks!
Any new vibrations on the bike nce you installed the protector?
With the years and several bikes behind I learn that these engine protectors usually transmit vibrations from the engine, and at certain RPM resonance is created and that can be very annoying on long rides.

I'm waiting for my barkbuster's too, but it was difficult to get them in US, most of them are sold out.

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