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Re: Buying CB500X used - anything to watch out, any known problems?
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2018, 04:49:55 PM »
That's disappointing (nicecupoftea), I bought mine new (possibly from the same Glasgow dealer?), and at 6500 miles, it's better than ever.

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Re: Buying CB500X used - anything to watch out, any known problems?
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2018, 05:24:18 PM »
I'm a day or two from rolling over 10K miles and it just keeps getting better the more miles I put on it.  The gearbox is so much smoother and crisp when shifting now and the bike overall is rock solid.
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Re: Buying CB500X used - anything to watch out, any known problems?
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2018, 09:10:00 PM »
Yes AJC500...I bought mine from Devines...don't get me wrong they've checked it all over and say it's fine......and it's not causing me major numb hands or anything but it's just frustrating because it was so smooth and when you try to explain that they just say well they all do that....which of course I know they don't. ...anyway....I won't let it stop me enjoying the bike....as I say it's not really bad or unrideable...just not as good as it was....I try to put things into perspective....there's a lot worse could happen☺
I've ordered up a Renthal bar brace to fit to see if that helps...it's 23quid or something. ..if not I can always bolt something onto it😅
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Re: Buying CB500X used - anything to watch out, any known problems?
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2018, 09:46:19 PM »
Could it be that the vibration is caused because something (cowling, etc.) has loosened up and a sympathetic vibration occurs at certain rpm(s)?

Adding engine protection bars has often caused this problem.

My four year old bike has never had such a vibration, but it is close to stock, and I do my own maintenance.
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Re: Buying CB500X used - anything to watch out, any known problems?
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2018, 07:52:42 AM »
I've no engine bars fitted...the Evotech rad guard is the only mod fitted...I can't see that causing any issues though....I've had a Givi rack/top box fitted since new so it's not that either. I think I'll start a thread in due course if it gets any worse...thanks for the reply.

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Re: Buying CB500X used - anything to watch out, any known problems?
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2018, 09:10:57 AM »
One last question on the vibration - are you on the original tyres?  Mine seemed to wear unevenly , and the front was worse than the rear (it was done by 6000 miles)..... any chance they are wearing and going out of balance??

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Re: Buying CB500X used - anything to watch out, any known problems?
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2018, 11:41:08 AM »
Yes I'm on the OE Dunlops...there's still a bit of life in them...say 1000 miles and this may contribute a bit but it was a noticeable initial change in vibes through the handlebars at idle that caught my attention first off then more patches while riding...other than the 5000rpm one....it's not dreadful or anything but defo not as smooth as it was...

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Re: Buying CB500X used - anything to watch out, any known problems?
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2018, 05:48:02 PM »
My original Dunlops started to moan and cause low frequency vibration around 35 mph in the month or so before I replaced them with PR4s.  I really didnt associate the noise and vibration with the tires at the time, I thought it might be something else in the drive train.  It was surprising how much quieter and smooth the ride was after changing tires.
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« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2018, 06:31:21 PM »
Pr4s or 5s will definitely be on the menu come replacement time👍

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Re: Buying CB500X used - anything to watch out, any known problems?
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2018, 08:32:09 PM »
*Originally Posted by nicecupoftea [+]
Yes AJC500...I bought mine from Devines...don't get me wrong they've checked it all over and say it's fine......and it's not causing me major numb hands or anything but it's just frustrating because it was so smooth and when you try to explain that they just say well they all do that....which of course I know they don't. ...anyway....I won't let it stop me enjoying the bike....as I say it's not really bad or unrideable...just not as good as it was....I try to put things into perspective....there's a lot worse could happen☺
I've ordered up a Renthal bar brace to fit to see if that helps...it's 23quid or something. ..if not I can always bolt something onto it😅
Anyway....sorry to the OP for the minor thread hijack....back on topic.....

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