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CB500X - General Chat / Re: Seat Height Comparison: 2018 v. 2019
« Last post by Oyley on Today at 02:11:05 PM »
 That will either be a pleasant surprise..or a shock !
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CB500X - General Chat / Re: Hi Honey, its home . . .
« Last post by Swanny on Today at 02:04:13 PM »
I think that's great  :152:
Are you releasing the plans online?  :210: 
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CB500X - General Chat / Re: Seat Height Comparison: 2018 v. 2019
« Last post by bluepillow on Today at 01:57:22 PM »
I checked Rally Raid's website and they said they can do one off custom parts. Just sent an email through their site and am waiting for a reply.
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CB500X - General Chat / Re: Hi Honey, its home . . .
« Last post by Oyley on Today at 01:46:28 PM »
On the subject of protection....has anyone fitted GB Racings case protection covers...They are really neat and a very simple 20 minute fit.
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CB500X - General Chat / Re: Seat Height Comparison: 2018 v. 2019
« Last post by Oyley on Today at 01:42:37 PM »
Depends on your inseam...my legs seem to have shrunk over the years ! I think I am 28 to 28.5 inches inseam now and have the 30mm drop but if I were starting from scratch...I would have just gone with the 20mm drop and saved a few quid....
Maybe the soles on my Sidi boots help a little ...and if one uses road style boots than 10mm maybe noticable...
I am also used to most of my bikes being pretty tall...but my wee legs are definitely shrinking.
My KTM 640 Adventurer ha a stupid high (for me) 945mm (37.2) seat, ok, a lot more sag but I still had to get myself on and off of it.
It does help that I believe the CB to be a well balanced bike whereas the KTM had 28 litres of fuel up high also so there is another several kg in the wrong place for comfort and confidence balance.
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CB500X - General Chat / Re: Hi Honey, its home . . .
« Last post by Steve T on Today at 01:29:17 PM »
No welding Swanny, just the rigidity of the alloy to keep it in shape. I have, in the past, rivetted a strap between the bent bits, but that was more to stop vibration than anything else.

Sump guard on bike . . .


Arty shot at Lossiemouth . . .


And in the other direction . . .


Steve T

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CB500X - General Chat / Re: Seat Height Comparison: 2018 v. 2019
« Last post by bluepillow on Today at 01:27:22 PM »
the price for rally raid's is 32.65 GBP shipped to my location.
for lust's links it's 74.90 GBP shipped.

That's a pretty big difference in price.

But i'm leaning more towards lust's 3cm drop rather than rally raid's 2cm since i'm rather short and i need to tip-toe with the bike upright. Do you guys think it's worth double the price for that extra 1cm?
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CB500X - General Chat / Re: Seat Height Comparison: 2018 v. 2019
« Last post by Oyley on Today at 12:39:53 PM »
Well..Lust link has been on for only several hundred miles and it seem to be ok..I would be maybe 17 stone with all riding gear and tank bag on.The roads around here for maybe  half those miles can be a bit bumpy.I have not been off road at all but hit a huge pothole that almost bucked me off the bike and it felt quite severe but the rear tyre did not make contact underneath anywhere.
Mine is 19My and stock suspension...only the Lust 30mm lower link in that department.
I think they are overpriced when you look at what RR charge for the T7 lowering links...actually,I should compare those with the stock Honda links...they are all much the same in thickness and it's just the lengths and hole sizes and centres that differ...also got some stock T7  links to compare.
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CB500X - General Chat / Re: Wind noise. What to expect
« Last post by Swanny on Today at 12:37:25 PM »
I'll need longer bolts but yea will give it a go  :102:
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CB500X - General Chat / Re: Seat Height Comparison: 2018 v. 2019
« Last post by VA-CB500X on Today at 12:25:42 PM »
Thanks for that photo.  Its helpful to have a visual.

The Lust links seem to have a good reputation.  But they only come in one size (30mm).

I would call it what it is.  If its a 2020 then thats what it is (you can confirm its a 2020 by checking the tenth digit of the VIN, which would be an L for 2020, K for 2019.)  But another way to refer to the new version more generically is 2019+.

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