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Offline eightysix

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Re: CB500X for short riders - Need advise for installing a lowering kit
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2019, 12:15:01 PM »
Thanks a lot :)
Yeah also thing, they should be similar for the 19 one.

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Re: CB500X for short riders - Need advise for installing a lowering kit
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2019, 02:10:37 PM »
*Originally Posted by eightysix [+]
I'm also thinking about lowering my 2019 a bit.
Does anybody know the torque specifications for the involved bolts, at the fork and the rear links?

Here is a diffent shop, which offers worldwide shipping:
https://www.bikefarmmv.com/epages/79512538.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/79512538/Products/%22HTLRHO%20CB%20500%20X%20PC64%2019-%22

I bought my 2019 Honda CB500X yesterday and simultaneously I ordered this lowering kit from Lust, https://www.ebay.com/itm/2019-Honda-CB500X-Lowering-Kit-30mm-LUST-Racing-Suspension-Drop-Links/333123248904?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3Daf998c47e6d44fea80b22291bebdf2e6%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D333123248904%26itm%3D333123248904%26pg%3D2481888&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3Ab7fbf00a-a975-11e9-9601-74dbd18005e0%7Cparentrq%3A05d3e09716c0a4b7b7259331ff608b18%7Ciid%3A1

Once I have the kit with me I will post some updates here when I lower the bike. There should also be a how-to manual with the kit, so I will try to post the how-to here and my thoughts of the bike before and after lowering.

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Re: CB500X for short riders - Need advise for installing a lowering kit
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2019, 04:16:16 AM »
Hi I am 51 and have a 2019 cb500x. I had an after market lowering kit installed at the dealer who also lowered forks and kickstand. It was still too big for me so I had the seat shaved by an upholsterer. My husband is 57 and it was fine for him but still too big for me (tippy toes/not balanced). I took it to a really good mechanic who specialises in lowering bikes and he custom made a link and shaved the forks and lowering stand and its perfect! Now I can evenly touch with both balls of my feet and the bike feels more balanced and stable. There is still sufficient clearance for mild off road conditions. More importantly its is safe to ride on the road now. Took a bit fluffing around but these mods can  be done for an extra $500-$700.

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Re: CB500X for short riders - Need advise for installing a lowering kit
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2019, 03:45:01 PM »
*Originally Posted by Kazzyrider [+]
Hi I am 51 and have a 2019 cb500x. I had an after market lowering kit installed ...

Thank you for sharing this here Kazzyrider. Enjoy your new CB500X now!

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Re: CB500X for short riders - Need advise for installing a lowering kit
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2019, 07:54:15 PM »
OK everyone, so I finally managed to lower my bike. I haven't noticed anything weird afterwards. If you get the LustRacing 30mm Lowering Kit, it comes with a manual. Their recommendation is after installing the lowering kit on the back (30mm) to lower the front fork 12-14mm. I lowered mine 14mm at the front. I will keep riding like this for a while however I am thinking to lower the fork 20 or even 30mm if possible (to match the lowering at the back) and see how the riding will feel like that.

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Re: CB500X for short riders - Need advise for installing a lowering kit
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2019, 09:47:38 PM »
A CBR/F 500 seat fits on with a small amount of work and is MUCH lower and narrower at the front to help with standover.
I have a couple of posts about it. I am not short, but prefer the sit in feeling and need it for single seat registration.

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Re: CB500X for short riders - Need advise for installing a lowering kit
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2019, 01:30:47 AM »



1: Make sure to have the stand bevel cut (see drawing) all the way around as to add/maintain strength and for the weld to clean up better after grinding it down .
2: Cut this section (see picture) out so you maintain the same spring tension .
3: Have a beer  :821:

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Re: CB500X for short riders - Need advise for installing a lowering kit
« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2019, 08:58:49 PM »
I usually cut the stand at just above the base parallel to the original plate angle at the height I want, and weld a new bigger footplate on (the stable angle will be different with a lowered bike). The bigger plate is usually a good idea anyway as most ones tend to sink in dirt. Make sure it clears the chain and everything else when folded bak up. Also make it easier to weld the plate and fill than the butt join shaft weld. The weld is also in compression rather than have a tension and compression leverage on it.
« Last Edit: August 21, 2019, 09:21:19 PM by gregjet »

 


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