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Crashbars for 2019 CB500X
« on: January 10, 2020, 02:07:50 AM »
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I've just swapped my Ducati for a new 2019 Honda CB500X, and am busy adding a few extras while trying to minimise weight gain on the bike. I've fitted Acerbis hand guards, and was wondering about crashbars.  The SW-Motech lower guard looks good, but I can't find anyone offering them for the 2019 model.  Any suggestions?

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Re: Crashbars for 2019 CB500X
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2020, 02:28:27 AM »
If you want to save weight, don't fit crash bars...

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Re: Crashbars for 2019 CB500X
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2020, 09:33:23 AM »
I think Hepco and Becker do a lower guard for the 19. I had them on my 13 and they fitted well, were fairly small and light but also low down. I dont mind so much adding a bit of weight if its low down. Ive just bought some Barkbusters for my 19 and was surprised at how heavy they are for something that is about as high as you can get - but they are a decent bit of protection.



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Re: Crashbars for 2019 CB500X
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2020, 08:38:36 PM »
Thanks.  I've had Hepco & Becker's C-bow bag mounts, mini rack and bags, and really rate their quality, so I'll certainly investigate their lower crashbars.  I still use C-bows and H&B bags on my Honda.

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Re: Crashbars for 2019 CB500X
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2020, 10:18:38 AM »
I have Hepco and Becker lower crashbars fitted to my 2019 model. I'll post a photo tomorrow.

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Re: Crashbars for 2019 CB500X
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2020, 08:00:13 AM »
Hepco and Becker lower crashbars 2019 CB500X








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Re: Crashbars for 2019 CB500X
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2020, 11:45:25 PM »
Hi Wedgetail,

Thanks for the photographs - very useful, and they've helped me make up my mind.  I'll be fitting the H & B's very shortly.

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Re: Crashbars for 2019 CB500X
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2020, 04:32:28 AM »
Glad it was of some assistance Pete. I found the new people at Motorcycle Adventure Products good to deal with (as were the previous owners)

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Re: Crashbars for 2019 CB500X
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2020, 02:42:56 PM »
*Originally Posted by Wedgetail [+]
Glad it was of some assistance Pete. I found the new people at Motorcycle Adventure Products good to deal with (as were the previous owners)

Hi Wedgetail,

Do you have any insight into how these Hepco crash bars interact with the various skid plates that are offered for the 2019 CB500X?  Are there any known incompatibilities? Thanks.

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Re: Crashbars for 2019 CB500X
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2020, 10:56:30 PM »
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Hi Wedgetail,

Do you have any insight into how these Hepco crash bars interact with the various skid plates that are offered for the 2019 CB500X?  Are there any known incompatibilities? Thanks.

Well, I know this one fits. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-CB500X-2019-Engine-Guard-Skid-Plate-/113767646463

It mounts with supplied brackets at four points...two onto the original "manifold cover" RHS, one onto cast engine lug front near oil filter and one onto cast engine lug rear LHS. It is all well clear of the Hepco lower bars, partly (mainly?) because the bars bolt to engine mounts front and rear. I regard it as a stone guard to protect filter/header pipes/sump against stones etc thrown up and am confident it will perform this role satisfactorily. I would NOT want to test it heavy grounding in ruts or log crossings, but that's not on my agenda anyway. It looks like there are others around now that utilise a similar mounting system.

Others (eg the SW Motech) use hanger brackets that mount to the front and rear engine mounts. I don't know whether they will fit, but as a general point I wonder if having more than one item fitted to engine mounts may involve complications.

     




 


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