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Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: Rear Rack
« on: Yesterday at 09:47:22 PM »
This very day saw a large ice chest on the rack of DL650--insulted mike crate :125:

CB500X - General Chat / Re: Thumb brake
« on: Yesterday at 04:36:24 PM »
I forgot to add alot of bikes and scooters have what's called combined brakes where grabbing one applies both front and rear-so again yes it can be done

Suspension / Re: harsh std suspension
« on: Yesterday at 04:27:13 PM »
*Originally Posted by phattanglo [+]
So to be clear, it's the rider sag that should be about 35mm?
Yes 35 -40mm on these bikes is good -but I think if you measure a stock CB500X fork it would be more like 50mm from the factory with a normal size person on the bike

Suspension / Re: harsh std suspension
« on: Yesterday at 04:22:19 PM »
Never understood why setting the sag has to be so difficult-wrap a wire tie around one fork tube sit on the bike bounce up and few times slide wire tie down till it touches the fork lower remove weight from front end centerstand works great measure how high wire tie is up on the fork that's your sag-took longer to write this than do it-one of the first things I do with a new bike is install a wire tie and leave there I check it every so often because springs do sag over time

Yes it was covered by me-so I'm on my second one -here's what I did to solve the problem- first file the back edge that contacts the centerstand to a 45 degree angle still no fit than look at the side stand bracket that is welded to the frame and move the sidestand up and down a few times and you will see where the two (sidestand and bracket touch) glue a 3mm thick piece of hard rubber to the sidestand that is enough to change the angle of the srtand when up--works great and 3mm isn't enough to interfere with the sidestand switch-the only down fall if you want to call it that is the sidestand no longer goes clunk when it goes up

CB500X - General Chat / Re: Thumb brake
« on: Yesterday at 02:50:31 PM »
Had a little experience with this sort of thing in the industrial world-you could try running  the back brake with a custom hose and piggyback it to the front master cylinder the ratio would be off but that might be fixed  by adding a proportion valve inline and adjusting the flow--just a thought -any thing like this would need a good bit of experimentation but I'm sure it can be done just think how brakes on a car work

Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: Rear Rack
« on: January 19, 2021, 05:26:25 AM »
Just saw a new rear rack for the 2019-2020 made by National Cycle and you can leave the stock grab rails on

CB500X - General Chat / Re: Wheel/parts interchangeabilityg
« on: January 16, 2021, 04:26:47 PM »
*Originally Posted by Kansasmark [+]
Anyone have and ideas about what changed or what the difference might be?
I haven't a clue but for them to drop the price that much on 2016 up somethings different or it could be  like the stock windshields the older ones are way more expensive than the newer models and the newer ones are much bigger-go figure-I can tell you this being I worked with them (Japanese engineers) the thinking is way different than the west but in the end the products they produce are good to better than the west

CB500X - General Chat / Re: Wheel/parts interchangeabilityg
« on: January 16, 2021, 04:03:16 PM »
The 13,14,15 have the same part number--16,17,18 different number so somethings different

Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: side stand foot
« on: January 16, 2021, 03:50:26 PM »
*Originally Posted by Oyley [+]
No interference on mine and I have the shorter 500F side stand as the bike is lowered,
And I'm sure that is why it does not touch--shorter side stand-and I'm sure pre 2019 have no problem because the side stand was lengthened  on 2019 up due to increased ground clearance-oh well not a big deal

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