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On Two Wheels / Re: cb500x vs ninja650 vs cbr650f
« Last post by willc86 on Today at 02:21:27 PM »
the sv650 is a nice bike! but honestly torn between the cb650f or ninja 650 (2017 or 2018)

reason Im only picking these bikes....def the looks ha ha! but from research these 2 ive seen forums where these bikes hit 100k miles no issues. and I am one to keep things till they fall down. Me being a daily bike rider, def would like something with no issues and seems these 2 are it.

I was also thinking of the mt07 or even mt10, but bit worried on the wind. colorado gets super windy and if I want to do a weekend warrior ride instead of daily riding, I think full body would definitely help vs naked. the MT10 seems a bit more full body, but havents seen one in person; and from what people were telling me, MT10 are very low end torque machines, but wont do well at high speeds like a ninja 650/1000 mid end/top end.

power and performance is also a plus. reason is since I daily my cb500x now. there are roads where people hit 80MPH and my 500 is reving around 7k 8k at 80 - 85mph and I just dont like that revy feeling

so was also reading these 2 mid bikes, cbr and ninja650, can hold 80 even 90mph like nothing
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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Squeak between 3-4000 RPM
« Last post by UnmzldOx on Today at 12:02:28 PM »
Are you hearing the valves "chirp"? At low load, throttle slightly open, the gas flow through the valves whistles a bit.
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On Two Wheels / Re: cb500x vs ninja650 vs cbr650f
« Last post by AJC500 on Today at 10:17:52 AM »
Suzuki SV650 and Hyosung's GT650 copy are V-twins, I've had both - Suzuki was smoother and probably a bit faster, joining a motorway on either bike, and accelerating into lane, could see 100+ without even thinking!!

Hyosung had that same V-twin magic, but cheaper and more upright.  Poor dealer network and reputation though.....luckily I seemed to have a good one.  Suzuki Gladius has the same engine, but never quite as popular as the SV, and so does the V-Strom 650, which even offers our favourite adventure bike style....




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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Squeak between 3-4000 RPM
« Last post by Mence on Today at 08:00:19 AM »
Thinking about possibilities here, to a degree CB500 specific but also generally.

From the frontal area? Limited to a certain RPM range?

Ok, there are no drivebelts or i assume a fan so that rules out to me at least a couple of favourites.
Water pumps, do they squeak when they get worn?
Alternator?
Possibly a binding front brake?

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CB500F & CBR500R - General Chat / Re: Will there be a Cb500R?
« Last post by 303 on Today at 07:51:48 AM »
I think the CB1000R is a sweet looking bike. Something I might consider when I've got another couple years experience under my belt. Something in that style that but with a bit less power could make the shopping list sooner than later.  But then I'd be tempted by another brand in a neo street cafe scrambler style. hmmm not enough money and so many need wants.
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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Squeak between 3-4000 RPM
« Last post by Bama_Rider on Today at 03:50:06 AM »
A continuous squeal or just one squeek?
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On Two Wheels / Re: cb500x vs ninja650 vs cbr650f
« Last post by Bama_Rider on Today at 02:33:17 AM »
*Originally Posted by willc86 [+]
Oh :o I didn't know they were 4 cyl bikes. I was just curious how much of a power difference there is between the cb500x vs the ninja650 and cbr650f

Definitely keeping the cb500x.

Just want something more powerful than the cb500x for commute. Sadly the dealership I go to does not allow test rides

Which sucks so I'm not sure which one to get between the 2

My mistake.  I forgot that the Honda CBR650 was a 4 cylinder bike.  Of the three, the CBR is quickest.  If you want more power, it would be a good choice  You do have to rev it.  I though you were comparing the two 650's  Both bikes are quite a bit quicker than the 500X.  You might consider the Fz-07 or SV650 in the same range but without a fairing.  Here is a magazine test of all 4.  https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/reviews/honda-cbr650f-vs-kawasaki-ninja-650-vs-suzuki-sfv650-vs-yamaha-fz-07-mc-comparo-road-test#page-13  Be aware that these bikes will not have the same bolt upright riding position as the 500X.  If you want a bike that sits like your 500 but has more power, none of those bikes will do.  If you want an adventure style bike with more power there are lots of options, all of them taller than a 500X.  Just out of curiousity ( I have much more powerful bikes) what is it about your commute that requires more power?

p.s.  Most dealers won't let people test ride the bikes just for a lark.   If you show up with the money to buy the bike and the only thing between you and signing the sales contract is a test ride, they will let you ride it.   That said, test rides are overrated.
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On Two Wheels / Re: cb500x vs ninja650 vs cbr650f
« Last post by willc86 on Today at 02:13:24 AM »
Oh :o I didn't know they were 4 cyl bikes. I was just curious how much of a power difference there is between the cb500x vs the ninja650 and cbr650f

Definitely keeping the cb500x.

Just want something more powerful than the cb500x for commute. Sadly the dealership I go to does not allow test rides

Which sucks so I'm not sure which one to get between the 2
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On Two Wheels / Re: cb500x vs ninja650 vs cbr650f
« Last post by thefip on Today at 01:36:59 AM »
A 2 cylinders (500X) cannot be compared to the 4 cylinders.
They are completely different.
My heart choice would have been the CBR650F but the smart choice for me was the 500X according to where I live.
And I'm happy with it.  :305:
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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: My turn for a coolant leak :(
« Last post by SnowOwl on Today at 01:05:49 AM »
Thatís just how it goes sometimes.  I really wanted to go on that group ride tomorrow and was looking to get it repaired quickly without having to wait for parts.  At least the first attempt didnít cost me anything but my time.
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