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Offline Shaky6

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Re: 2019 CBX in USA?
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2019, 01:32:27 PM »
I'm 6'2" and 250.  Its a tight box for me.  But I need dirt road capability. 
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Re: 2019 CBX in USA?
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2019, 03:20:06 PM »
*Originally Posted by Shaky6 [+]
I just took my first long ride on the 2019 500x today.  About 360 miles.  I'm not happy.  I was never this sore after a long haul on the KLR.  My butt is killing me.  Bike ran great though.  It's not happy with cross winds.  Windscreen is kinda useless @75mph and so much wind noise that ear plugs don't even help.  I'm shopping local inventories right now for a trade.

That's too bad - the seat does improve with a few miles (or my behind has adapted!), there are also comfort seats available, and a sheepskin or even padded Cycling shorts (yes, honestly) can help.  Did 150 miles today, comfy as.

I  haven't found a problem with crosswinds, and don't even have a problem with the standard screen, although others have spend serious money on alternative screens, adding extra bits, cutting it down or even removing it altogether!!

Having said all that - doing a steady 75mph is faster than I would normally ride, unless doing a short motorway/freeway normal roads are UK A and B roads which have a maximum speed limit of 60mph (or thereabouts!!) :027:
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2017-2019: 12000mls recreational use - 89.73mpg UK; 74.72mpg US; 3.15litres/100km


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