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    Re: Lowering my CB500x
    Reply #20 on: October 13, 2015, 05:03:33 pm
    October 13, 2015, 05:03:33 pm
    I lowered my bike 1.25" and cut my stand 1.25" also a little more lean is more stabile

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    Re: Lowering my CB500x
    Reply #21 on: August 23, 2017, 05:17:11 pm
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    *Originally Posted by CB-500-X [+]
    Hopefully I can help clarify.If you look under the bottom of the bike,at the lower end of the shock,there are two triangular links.One per side.If you will notice,there is a curve on one side of each triangle.What you do is jack up the rear of the bike, to take weight off the rear suspension.Unbolt those plates and change sides with them.You will install the left on the right,and the right on the left.When they are swapped like this,the triangles have to be rotated, so the curve is back in the proper place, to prevent the shock and linkage from binding up on each other.

    So, the curved part is the one with the red arrows? (see image 1)

    If you switch left to right the height will be the same... or do you do some king of rotation? See image 2 please

    Sorry if I'm being too dumb to understand...

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    Re: Lowering my CB500x
    Reply #22 on: August 24, 2017, 02:19:34 pm
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    *Originally Posted by herpez [+]
    So, the curved part is the one with the red arrows? (see image 1)

    If you switch left to right the height will be the same... or do you do some king of rotation? See image 2 please

    Sorry if I'm being too dumb to understand...

    When you swap them side to side, you'll have to rotate them to get the curve up. That curve is there to prevent the shock from hitting the plates as the suspension cycles. I thought I posted a link to my thread about doing this. I have pics there. https://www.cb500x.com/index.php/topic,3199.0.html

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    Re: Lowering my CB500x
    Reply #23 on: August 27, 2017, 09:23:06 pm
    August 27, 2017, 09:23:06 pm
    I have just bought an early 2016 CB500X and would like to lower the suspension just a little.
    Like other people I am confused about the necessity to swap the triangular plates from one side to the other.
    Does that not just leave you where you started?
    Can you not just rotate the plates?
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Paul

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    Re: Lowering my CB500x
    Reply #24 on: August 27, 2017, 10:15:59 pm
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    *Originally Posted by pauldgardner [+]
    I have just bought an early 2016 CB500X and would like to lower the suspension just a little.
    Like other people I am confused about the necessity to swap the triangular plates from one side to the other.
    Does that not just leave you where you started?
    Can you not just rotate the plates?
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Paul

    As I stated previously, They have to be flipped and swapped to put the curve in the right position to prevent the plates from binding on the shock. Just rotating the plates will cause suspension bind and damage. In my post above yours is a link to what I did to get just over an inch of rear lowering. The front forks will need to be raised in the triple clamps about one inch or the handling will be off and slow.

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    Re: Lowering my CB500x
    Reply #25 on: August 28, 2017, 02:58:26 am
    August 28, 2017, 02:58:26 am
    Or you could spend $50 and get these : https://motowerk.com/products/honda-lowering-kit
    I've had mine for a few years now with no issues.
     Make sure you cut your stand an equal amount and have it welded. Do not use the lowering kit, mine came off first ride.
    Last Edit: August 28, 2017, 03:03:56 am by CB-500-X

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    Re: Lowering my CB500x
    Reply #26 on: June 16, 2018, 07:57:50 am
    June 16, 2018, 07:57:50 am
    I'm planning to lower my bike. At just on 168cm tall I can get both feet on the ground but only the balls of my feet touch. I want to be able to be flat footed when stationary. The cbr500, based on the spec sheets sits about 25-30mm lower than the cbx500. Instead of cutting down the side stand or buying an adjustable one has anyone checked to see if the r side stand is shorter? Id prefer to buy a Honda stand and not cut down the original or buy an adjustable. Does anyone know if these two bikes use the same side stand or they are different part Numbers? A lot of the parts on the three cb500 models are interchangeable I was thinking that as the R is already lower the stand may be shorter?

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    Re: Lowering my CB500x
    Reply #27 on: June 16, 2018, 09:10:45 am
    June 16, 2018, 09:10:45 am
    ok, sorry but a bit more in depth forum searching and ive found my answer. The R and the X have the same part number so same stand so why no isue with the lean on the R? Is the attachment point more angles out so the lean is more pronounced?

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    Re: Lowering my CB500x
    Reply #28 on: June 16, 2018, 10:04:47 am
    June 16, 2018, 10:04:47 am
    The frame geometry, rear swingarm, forks, shocks and shock linkage is the same on all bikes (the R has 20mm longer fork tubes, to attach the clipons, but this not changes suspension). This means that all themodels have the same suspension height at the back, while the X has 20mm extra travel and height due to different internals at the front forks.
    This results in same side stand height. Hope it helps.

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    Re: Lowering my CB500x
    Reply #29 on: March 17, 2019, 04:50:49 am
    March 17, 2019, 04:50:49 am
    Ok I've tried the swap and flip and I've not been able to get any drop. I know I must have done something wrong but for the life of me I cannot figure it out. The arrows on the plates are pointing to the rear. The curve is on the top side. I had a huge amount of trouble getting the nuts undone - damn tight. How on earth can you get these nuts tensioned to the right torque when you cant get a torque wrench in there. The Haynes manual says 44 nm tension but I don't know if I'm there because I can't get the tool in to check.