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Offline Dukie

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Returning to 500x
« on: August 01, 2017, 06:13:05 PM »
After a year since selling my 24,000 miler Rally Raid Stage 3 bike i've just put a deposit down on a '14 CB500x with 16,000 miles.

I didn't get on with my 2 other bikes i've owned since selling my 500x and today I test rode the tracer 07 and then the 500x back to back.  The tracer had a clunky gear box and was heavy in vibrations at all revs, sure the power was nice, really nice actually but i felt the bike lacked the refinement of the Honda in all departments except styling. Getting on the cb500x was like being home again. yep the same unexciting throttle I remembered but it just fits me so well and just seems so well rounded. For the money of a higher mileage bike it's a no brainer. Its getting serviced over the weekend then i'll pick it up. Sadly no Rally raid kit this time as that suspension worked very well and there is a bit more rust than the mint condition bike i sold but nothing i cant hammerite over.

it's nice to be back and i hope the last year has treated you all well and you have had some great adventures
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Re: Returning to 500x
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2017, 07:00:40 PM »
Welcome back, I am glad to see that the 500X won you over... again!
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Re: Returning to 500x
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2017, 07:02:35 PM »
Welcome back old friend ! Quite sure I'm gong to trade for the Tracer if it ever comes to the US. Glad you're back  :400:
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Re: Returning to 500x
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2017, 07:12:25 PM »
Great to hear that the 500x is the one for you - me too!!
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Re: Returning to 500x
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2017, 07:25:35 PM »
Welcome back Dukie, I'm still here and enjoying my lowered X.  Will you be lowering yours when you get it?

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Re: Returning to 500x
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2017, 09:50:46 PM »
Welcome back Dukie!

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Re: Returning to 500x
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2017, 10:49:30 PM »
Hi Dukie, great to have you back. It says something for the X that you've tried the others but come back to it.
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Re: Returning to 500x
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2017, 08:46:57 AM »
Welcome Back!!!  :821:

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Re: Returning to 500x
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2017, 08:51:59 AM »
Welcome back Dukie! Hope the new bike serves you as well as the first one did.  :305:
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Re: Returning to 500x
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2017, 12:14:27 PM »
Welcome back! The X Is really something. My opinion is that if Honda had made it a 650 it would be the perfect bike to own, period.

I am curious why aren't you getting the rally raid after having it before on your old X. You mentioned  it worked well, but, is it not worth the investment?
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