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So I grabbed my coffee went into the garage to tell the bike good morning and said this is not going to hurt and measured the stand pin on my 2019 --drum roll --16mm

Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / Re: Reliable stator brand?
« on: June 15, 2021, 06:42:26 PM »
*Originally Posted by 1uglybastard [+]
I want a spare stator for a long trip I have planned. Rick's doesn't have anything listed on their website. Anyone know of any other aftermarket manufacturers that are really reliable?
OK I have to ask of all the spare parts that you could  carry why a stator-bike does not have a stator problem or any electrical problem

Tyres and Wheels / Re: OEM Dunlop Trailmax Mixtour tires longevity
« on: June 12, 2021, 09:13:26 PM »
*Originally Posted by Spadger2 [+]
With 120miles on the new tyres the bike is certainly a lot more comfortable,especially on poor tarmac(something the UK has more than it's fair share of),the bad chip n seal and washboarding,etc is now susbstantially ironed out and feels more confidently ridden   
I think I'm going to like these tyres😊
Glad to hear it-I got a set of T31's ready to go-funny thing judging by the wear I was sure toast by 8k or less-no at 8k seems the tire just stopped wearing-I check it every 100 miles or so-I think I'm good to 9K at 8650 miles now

CB500X - General Chat / Re: 2016 CB500X Good Deal???
« on: June 08, 2021, 10:43:36 PM »
That's interesting-what I have done for many years is take high and low blue book add and divide by two this gives what I call far market value and add 1/3 the cost of the accessories(if it's something you can use) in this case it would be $5425-if $5761 sounds good to any one I would say come and get it--my bike :008:

I really like that bike-but Yamaha doesn't think we Yanks  deserve it--If your looking for a different ride same style with a bunch more power I say go for it--life's short

To the average home tuner I say leave it alone-change the pipe if you want more noise-other than that these modern Japanese bikes are engineered well and any  tinkering will only result in a small increase--want more power buy a bigger bike--as they say no free lunch

Apples to oranges-I think out the box the two bikes don't have much in common--well two wheels would be about it

CB500X - General Chat / Re: 2016 CB500X Good Deal???
« on: June 07, 2021, 04:29:53 AM »
*Originally Posted by UnmzldOx [+]
The bike is worth whatever the seller is willing to accept at the time of sale. That value depends on his emotions, patience, financial needs, his wife, the need for more room in the garage, etc. It also depends on his awareness of the used market. I recently visited my local dealership to buy oil and a filter. The showroom has fewer bikes on the floor than I've ever seen. They can't get product in from the factories. Used bike valuation should be up a bit as a result.

I've used this method to set a value on my 2014 CB500X. It's just a guess, but based on two line functions. Divide the bike into two equal components: the first depreciates linearly by age, and the second depreciates linearly by mileage. Both depreciations flat-line at a floor value of $500 at 10 years and 100 kmiles respectively. That means a ten year old bike with 100 kmiles would still be worth $1000. For the bike in question, knowing it probably sold new for $6500 five years ago, the current value would be $4520 ($1875 for the aging part and $2645 for the mileage part). So his asking price is in line with my estimates which I've tested against insurance valuations whenever I can.

Hope that helps.
Not sure I understand method but it's interesting-lets see using your method what would a 2019 X with 8,000 miles be worth with about $300 in extras

CB500X - General Chat / Re: 2016 CB500X Good Deal???
« on: June 06, 2021, 03:34:34 PM »
I think it's to high-I see your from south Texas I'm from south Louisiana--neighbors- around here that bike would go for no more than $3800 max- they are just not big sellers used in this part of the country I can show you a similar 2016 that has been for sale for months -If you like it make an offer

Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Knocking noise from front end.
« on: June 03, 2021, 03:22:48 PM »
Go back and reread some pass posts on this subject-seems RR miss drilled some damper rods causing the noise-can't say for sure that's your problem-but being you said the noise started after the RR installation it's good place to start

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