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Offline mac

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almost there....
« on: May 06, 2014, 12:16:21 PM »
Hello
I'm just about to get a CB500x hopefully this month
as theres zero % interest deals at motoden :)

i take it everyone recommends getting one :)

I've ridden since 92.  Recently lots of speed triples, then a ktm 690sm (which i hated!! )

had a 4 year break from biking so back on the road this summer.

mac

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Re: almost there....
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2014, 12:44:44 AM »
Think you'll love it.  Have you gone a on a test ride yet?

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Re: almost there....
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2014, 11:21:04 AM »
no will next week
one issue may be seat height - though I had no issue with speed triple which seems the same
or my KTM 690SM.

if the seat is an issue i could go CB500F, but can't help feeling the X is the way to go
esp as I'm a city rider - which being tall and upright is a massive bonus.

mac

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Re: almost there....
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2014, 01:48:33 PM »
 mac, If you haven't already, look at 2 threads: cb500x saddle and rider height, & LOWERING. They cover the height issue, & various ways to deal with it, in detail.
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Re: almost there....
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2014, 02:57:22 PM »
So I sat on one today
and I could get both feet more of less flat on the floor (I'm 5'8 30 inside leg (in jeans no idea what it actually is!!) )
plus i was just in a pair of DM shoes so in bike boots will be a bit 'taller'.

Going to do a test ride next week :)

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Re: almost there....
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2014, 05:15:32 AM »
Nice one  :152:

 


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