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Re: Report on the conversion of my CBX 2019
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2019, 02:00:04 AM »
Even easier - use a can of Duplicolor. Almost no prep needed. It will look the same from the outside like this. And removable if you change your mind later.

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Re: Report on the conversion of my CBX 2019
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2019, 06:15:25 PM »
Part 2:
So, it continues with a small, but very useful accessory. Since the CBX has a very open radiator, this is also exposed to the risk of damage. A few small whirled stones can damage the radiator as a projectile and then the journey is over sooner than desired.
There are a number of different grids for the CB series, I have chosen a version with small holes, good against small stones and objects and still enough cooling power. Some other manufacturers also have very nice grids in the program, but sometimes with very large slots or grid spacing, which do not provide much protection against smaller stones.
In Germany, such a grid costs between 60 and 80 euros. A proud price for a small piece of tin. So I looked experimentally once for a visually identical product from China by Ali Express for about 14 euros including shipping. After about 3 weeks the package was there and after unpacking I was very disappointed about the quality of the grid. Everywhere was a sharp metal grade by the punching, that did not look nice and you could hurt you too. Also on the grid were everywhere metal picks, which were simply painted over. That's very bad China quality.
I then completely deburred the grid with a file, cleaned and repainted it. On the lower piece of small sheet metal was also a wrong, ugly CB500X logo printed, which was removed directly with.
Installation: at the top the radiator the grille is hung with two brackets. The two lower screws of the side panels must be loosened, then the grille is pushed sideways under the panel and fixed with the two screws together with the panel. To avoid rattling noises, I stuck a thin strip of foam between the grille and the radiator. I also bent the two upper brackets a bit, now it fits well.
So if you want to lend a hand, you can buy the China quality, otherwise prefer the expensive brand quality.
There are also versions that are attached to the upper side with a screw on a bracket, but in my opinion is not absolutely necessary.
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Re: Report on the conversion of my CBX 2019
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2019, 08:31:55 PM »
I opted for the Bruudt version nice piece of kit, not cheap but when you've paid 5000+ for a bike I'm not keen on cutting corners to save  a few quid.
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Re: Report on the conversion of my CBX 2019
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2019, 08:56:34 PM »
I had also looked at the Bruudt grid, but I wanted something less conspicuous for it.
The price was not decisive, I wanted to test in general, if the stuff from China is good.
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Re: Report on the conversion of my CBX 2019
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2019, 09:49:46 PM »
Part 3:
As a next step, I have a USB socket installed. The 2019 CBX on the left in the cockpit has already prepared a position for this purpose. There is already a plug nearby in the wiring harness for the connection. In order to install the socket, the panel on the left side must be removed. The steps I save myself now, I have seen here in the forum already a detailed guide.

As a socket I have chosen a combination of USB and voltmeter with switch. Monitoring the on-board voltage makes sense, should the alternator or voltage regulator fail. But there are other versions for the socket, 2x USB, cigarette lighter, aso.

First, I built myself a correspondingly long cable with the supplied plugs and provided with Heat Shrink Tube Sleeve. Since I did not have a matching counterpart to the Honda built-in connector, I've disconnected the plug and replaced it with a complete new male / female connector from the car accessories. I then slightly widened the opening for the socket with a semicircular file, now the socket fits optimally and can be screwed tight with the gasket. The cable is plugged in and can now be controlled via the ignition. The socket has its own 10A fuse and has a water-repellent rubber cover.

Total about 1 hour of work.
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Re: Report on the conversion of my CBX 2019
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2019, 05:53:50 PM »
Part 4:

One of the few negative things that I noticed on the test drive with the CBX, that the mirror arms are much too short. If you are slightly wider in the cross, you only see your elbows with the protectors in the rear-view mirrors. Of course that can not be the purpose of rearview mirrors. Since I really liked the size and shape of the mirrors, I had to somehow extend the arms. To assemble other good mirrors is not so easy in Germany, as they have to have a permit and an "E-number". Since the selection is not so big.

There are many ways to extend the arms, I wanted a good and easy solution. For this I have searched for a piece of round steel, which has exactly the same diameter (12mm) as the Honda arms. For this I have found a stainless steel extensions that are normally used for stair railings. These are available in different lengths. I decided to use an extension of 50mm (about 2 ") per side, which has an M8 male thread on one side an female M6 (metric thread) on the other side. Then saw through the original arm and the corresponding ones In addition to the screwing together, I also glued the threads together with a screw locking device. To achieve a nice look of the work, I have a black shrink tube pulled over and heated.

Now I have a good look behind me.

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Re: Report on the conversion of my CBX 2019
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2019, 05:57:09 PM »
Still some photos with the extended mirrors and the varnished Windschield.
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Re: Report on the conversion of my CBX 2019
« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2019, 05:26:00 PM »
Part: 5.1

As a next step I have exchanged the not very attractive series handles of the CBX against others from the accessories. The handles are available in different colors, I have decided for a silver version, suitable for my black CBX. It is probably a Rizoma replica from the Far East. The handles consist of different lathe parts made of aluminum. The workmanship is not very good, I have deburred and reworked all parts. The fit is quite good, as it turned out in the later assembly. I stuck the rubbers with spray glue. With these handles, the end pieces are already there, but these are hollow inside and have little weight. The original weights have about 100 grams, so I've cut lead discs and pressed them with a wrench nut in the end part. So they weigh 100 grams again. For this, however, the screw had to be shortened to 10 mm in length.

Finally, I have the weight still covered with colored foil, matching other parts of my CBX. Now all parts are prepared and it can be mounted.
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Re: Report on the conversion of my CBX 2019
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2019, 05:28:03 PM »
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Re: Report on the conversion of my CBX 2019
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2019, 04:29:48 PM »
Part 5.2:
Dismantling of the glued handle on the left side happened in the known way. Carefully drive between rubber and handlebar with a screwdriver, spray WD40 into the gap, carefully pull off the rubber by turning. Then clean the handlebars of the remaining glue and wash. The new handle has 2 small threaded drills at the end, so you can fix the handle with 2 small screws on the handlebars. In order to secure the handle against twisting, I have drilled 2 small depressions in the handlebar with a small drill bit, just so deep that the small grub screws can hold it in place. The radial play is very low, the grip holds very tight, even without glueing it. Can be done, does not have to be.
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