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Offline terryfred

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Longer Riding modifications
on: September 20, 2019, 05:26:36 AM
Hello Folks,  I've now had my CB500X for two weeks.  In a week I'm having a center stand and a Givi top trunk (47L) installed.  I've put on a Go-Cruise throttle 'lock' and yesterday put a Givi 20" windshield on my 2017 bike (four inches taller than stock screen).  I'll stick with the stock seat for a bit to see if I get used to it as my butt bones are pretty sore after a couple of hours.  I'm going to be 95% of the time on pavement and very little time on dirt roads.  Is there some simple and effective bars to protect the bike when I drop it (as I suspect I will over time)?  Second question, is there a better option for a 'cruise control' system than the Go-Cruise?  Last question for now?  What else have you added to make your bike a better bike for longer distance trips?


Offline gromflake

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Re: Longer Riding modifications
Reply #1 on: September 20, 2019, 10:21:43 AM
The Scottoiler Crampbuster is not bad for stopping your right hand getting sore on long runs.  Super simple too.  The Barkbusters i put on my bike have taken the brunt of the load from a couple of low speed drops on my driveway!

Offline Britchris

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Re: Longer Riding modifications
Reply #2 on: September 20, 2019, 12:15:10 PM
2013 CBX
6' 180lbs
I added:
2016 screen
Fork Brace
Shorty adjustable levers
Radiator guard
1" bar risers
1" footpeg lowers.
I commute c80 miles/day.
This stuff works for me. YMMV
It's not a sport unless you can suffer massive internal injuries.