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Old 12-03-2012, 03:20 PM   #54781
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Thanks everyone.

Ikea, Jungle Jims & Clifton Mill on Fri.

Roscoe Village all day Sat, did Uncorked for lunch, but the steakhouse there was too crowded after the candle thing. Looked on Urban Spoon & went to a place in Coshocton called English Ivy. Pretty good, in a cool old house.

Recharged the man batteries on Sun, Too shitty to hang out at the house so we went up to Shelby to Sportsmans Den & Glenn's Surplus. Glenns had a huge pile of burlap coffee sacks. They had markings from all over the place and were pretty cool. She went ape shit for them, plus they were only 98 cents each. We looked through a huge pile....they even brought up some from the back. Left with a bunch.


Thanks for the other ideas.
Should've headed east out of town to the winery. Ravens Glenn I think. Pretty nice date material.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:13 PM   #54782
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http://www.ridermagazine.com/top-sto...rise-you-2.htm



I'm very interested in this one:



2013 Honda CB500X
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:08 PM   #54783
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http://www.ridermagazine.com/top-sto...rise-you-2.htm



I'm very interested in this one:



2013 Honda CB500X
Aaaaaaaaarrrrrrggggggg if they put real adventure or dual sport wheels on that thing it'd be a fricken hell of a cool bike! Sub klr pricing... New tech.

That being said, it's a baby multistrada at a great price point. Potential there, but, IMHO, they just missed the mark.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:18 PM   #54784
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Aaaaaaaaarrrrrrggggggg if they put real adventure or dual sport wheels on that thing it'd be a fricken hell of a cool bike! Sub klr pricing... New tech.

That being said, it's a baby multistrada at a great price point. Potential there, but, IMHO, they just missed the mark.


No BMW's have 21" front wheels and no one complains about them?

It looks just about as dirty worthy as GS650 or Vstrom
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:23 PM   #54785
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No BMW's have 21" front wheels and no one complains about them?

It looks just about as dirty worthy as GS650 or Vstrom
Are you ok man? You seem argumentative and bitchy lately. That is my schtick, not yours.

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Old 12-03-2012, 06:29 PM   #54786
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No BMW's have 21" front wheels and no one complains about them?

It looks just about as dirty worthy as GS650 or Vstrom

I think Mikes talking about spoked instead of cast wheels, but even if Honda doesn't offer them, I'm sure the aftermarket will come up with something. And until we get more details, like weight and fuel capacity, its just a very interesting maybe. Its potentially a more light off-road capable offering than the NC700x, with its 472 lb wet weight. I'm thinking (hoping) that the 500X might come in around 400 lbs wet. If so, put some more aggressive treads on it, maybe raise that front fender an inch or two and it could be very fun.

edit: just reread the article - 4.5 gallons fuel capacity...if it gets 50+ mps (likely) thats a decent 200+ mile range
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:49 PM   #54787
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I like the looks and some of the tricks the 700 has (like the underseat fuel tank and a trunk big enough for a helmet). Honda is way behind in the adventure touring market, I'm interested to see what this bike is all about.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:04 PM   #54788
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No BMW's have 21" front wheels and no one complains about them?

It looks just about as dirty worthy as GS650 or Vstrom
None of the R-series do, correct. But the F800GS and the G650GS Sertao have 21" fronts.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:16 PM   #54789
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did some digging and found this:

http://powersports.honda.com/2013/cb...fications.aspx


430 lb wet weight


5.5 inches front suspension travel...how's that compare to the V-Strom et al?
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:27 PM   #54790
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No BMW's have 21" front wheels and no one complains about them?

It looks just about as dirty worthy as GS650 or Vstrom
Actually, when I said adventure or dual sport wheels, I meant 19" front (to compete with vstrom or bmw650) or 21" (to compete with the new husky/BMW terra and the klr).

The picture looks to me like a 17" front wheel. If I'm wrong I take it all back, but if it does turn out to be a 17" front, I stand by my original statement that they missed the mark.

Edit just read the specs. 17" front and rear. Still think it's as capable as a 650gs or vstrom?
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:29 PM   #54791
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Actually, when I said adventure or dual sport wheels, I meant 19" front (to compete with vstrom or bmw650) or 21" (to compete with the new husky/BMW terra and the klr).

The picture looks to me like a 17" front wheel. If I'm wrong I take it all back, but if it does turn out to be a 17" front, I stand by my original statement that they missed the mark.

17's front and rear
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:31 PM   #54792
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did some digging and found this:

http://powersports.honda.com/2013/cb...fications.aspx


430 lb wet weight


5.5 inches front suspension travel...how's that compare to the V-Strom et al?
Slightly lighter and less travel IIRC. Still looks like another wanna-be adv bike. Can't any mfg make a 350ish pound wet bike with a 21"/18" spoked tire,6 speed, and a decent travel suspension? That should satisfy most adv guys for a mostly road bike.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:41 PM   #54793
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Slightly lighter and less travel IIRC. Still looks like another wanna-be adv bike. Can't any mfg make a 350ish pound wet bike with a 21"/18" spoked tire,6 speed, and a decent travel suspension? That should satisfy most adv guys for a mostly road bike.

you mean like this?

http://powersports.honda.com/2012/xr...fications.aspx
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:47 PM   #54794
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Boo hiss for ancient air cooled and carbed motor and 5 speed tranny. But I truly am shocked how light it is (although it'd be another ~20 pounds more once you put a decent size fuel tank on there.

Honest, non-smartassed question... Why is it that this bike is so unsung/under appreciated? Considering the vast reach of the klr and dr.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:02 PM   #54795
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Boo hiss for ancient air cooled and carbed motor and 5 speed tranny. But I truly am shocked how light it is (although it'd be another ~20 pounds more once you put a decent size fuel tank on there.

Honest, non-smartassed question... Why is it that this bike is so unsung/under appreciated? Considering the vast reach of the klr and dr.
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