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Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: PUIG Touring Windscreen
« on: January 13, 2021, 03:28:50 PM »
*Originally Posted by pm9654 [+]
Understood. I myself always wondered why anyone would use one of these, they look goofy, and I didnít think something so small could really help. But this came on the used X that I bought, and riding it home I was astonished at the lack of buffeting, so left it on!
Good luck finding your windshield!
With 90 pages of just windshields and no clear answer I say if it works for you go with it and yes I have seen on this site alot of people using a clip on I see nothing wrong with it

CB500X - General Chat / Re: Noraly
« on: January 13, 2021, 03:23:12 PM »
*Originally Posted by ncroadtoad [+]
My guess would be to accent her blue eyes. Just sayin.. :001:
Ya- not bad not bad at all

Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: Rear Rack
« on: January 12, 2021, 10:10:12 PM »
Another FYI-  S-W Motech makes a center stand lift handle  for the KLR 650 that bolts to the rear foot peg bracket wondering how hard it would be to adapt it to the 500X---I also had a  DL 1000 in a few words a mile muncher 500 miles days were nothing but in the end of the day the weight was a killer

Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: Rear Rack
« on: January 12, 2021, 05:45:13 PM »
FYI- I just put a magnet on my 2019 grab rails not steel for sure- maybe aluminum-but I seem to remember reading the 2019 up are plastic to save weight

CB500X - General Chat / Re: On the verge of buying a cb500x
« on: January 10, 2021, 09:13:58 PM »
*Originally Posted by JMo [+]
The 47hp figure has always been at the crank - if someone measured it at the wheel it's inevitably lower, but the CB500X has not reduced in maximum power output during it's life - the CMX (Rebel) has a different tune for more torque at the expense of bhp.

With regard to the OPs initial question, technically the CB500X is 188cc smaller than the XT660 engine, but produces approximately the same maximum bhp, and the bikes are similar in weight so you're going to have similar overall 'performance'.

The XT660 is a nice engine (I had one of the first the XT660Z Tenere's back in 2008) - smooth and refined and economic for a large capacity thumper. It also had a fair bit more potential if you do a few mods to it - making it far more lively, but at the expense of quite a dramatic drop in fuel economy.

Equally though, having bought a CB500X in 2015, that twin is a gem of an engine - even more smooth, refined and economic - and if you're primarily riding on the road in the UK, more than a worthy replacement if you like the other attributes of the CB500X.

Hope that helps...

I have seen USA statements or origins for the past years and all are 47-49 RWHP no A-2 in USA-never seen one for a 2019 no reason untill now-next time I go to my dealer I'll ask  if he's got one-just curious-also I'm almost positive A-2 requirements are measured at rear wheel if not what would be the point

*Originally Posted by Steve T [+]
Avoiding the frost giants this afternoon . . .

Steve T

Nice- but gave me a chill just looking at the pictures

*Originally Posted by ncroadtoad [+]
Good for you motorboy, I'm hoping I'll be in que by February, I hope. I'm already stocking up on tires  :028:
Got my first shot already second one on 1/30/21-so yes a little light at the end of the tunnel-already making summer plans

CB500X - General Chat / Re: On the verge of buying a cb500x
« on: January 10, 2021, 05:03:43 PM »
By reading the road tests on the new version of the 500X and using apple to apple (same magazine same dyno)it seems the bike lost up to five HP -now at 42.5 RWHP -over the old version and is more inline with the 500 Rebel-not that I care just curious why

CB500X - General Chat / Re: On the verge of buying a cb500x
« on: January 10, 2021, 03:26:12 PM »
Power and CB500X are two words that really don't go together-sure it's enough for most occasions-like others have said you maybe better off with a Suzuki DL650 or a Kawasaki Versys 650-had two DL's and one Versys big difference in power -braking and handling and if I was ten years younger a new DL 650 XT would be in the garage right now😀

Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: Rear Rack
« on: January 07, 2021, 08:22:52 PM »
I see no reason why it will not fit-I think Givi hasn't caught up with the years because what I have read is all years are the same

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