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Old 12-23-2013, 11:24 PM   #1531
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I have SC saddles on both the DR's in my garage; they are phenomenal saddles. Although the CBX saddle has given me absolutely no problem, it will be hard for me not to pull the trigger on this deal.

Also, check out Rideapart.com, their site has tons of mentions of the CB's; they appear to be huge fans.
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Old 12-24-2013, 09:18 AM   #1532
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With time I think the aftermarket will be very good for the 500x. What's not to love? I was able to find an inexpensive pair of handguards that work off of Amazon. They're no bark busters but for only 28 bucks I'm happy with them. http://www.amazon.com/TMS-Motocross-...cle+handguards

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Old 12-24-2013, 09:45 AM   #1533
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Sweet!

Do you have a link to those amazon hand guards?
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Old 12-24-2013, 09:50 AM   #1534
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Edited my post with a link.

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Old 12-24-2013, 11:57 AM   #1535
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Thank you for the link.

A few questions, do they block the wind from your fingers pretty good? And how hard to install them by the bar end weights?
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Old 12-24-2013, 12:09 PM   #1536
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They are on the small side so the wind protection is low. That being said I prefer that in the summer time. I bought them to keep my bar muffs from applying my brakes at high speeds. I used the screw that holds the bar ends on to hold them in place and although the fit was snug with the mount near the break line it was pretty easy. I know that using the bar end screw is not the strongest setup but I figured the handlebar would bend before I sheared the screw off in a fall. Oh and they don't touch the tank or the screen at full lock either.
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Old 12-24-2013, 06:32 PM   #1537
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I spoke with Rick at Cogent Dynamics today concerning suspension upgrades for the CB500X; he has already done one for the NC700, and was optimistic that he could put something together for the 500. I have gotten spoiled with the Intiminators on my DR650 and a similar set up on the CB would be awesome...

stay tuned
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Old 12-25-2013, 04:00 AM   #1538
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For those that are interested www.metalmule.com in England are going to produce a rack/fixing plate for their top boxes soon. Expensive but the best there is. In my opinion and I'm not connected to the company in any way.
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:59 PM   #1539
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Thanks AndrewTucker23
I just order the same guards. I'll keep you guys posted.
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Old 12-26-2013, 12:08 PM   #1540
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I put some of those on a DR650. I sold the bike shortly after so can't give a proper report on them. For $28, they didn't disappoint.
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:41 AM   #1541
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Anyone know what the leg room is like on this versus a new-gen Ninja 250R? The latter gives me cramps on my right knee, wondering if the Honda might give me enough room. I'm not that tall, I just can't bend my right knee acutely for long rides.
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Old 12-27-2013, 02:15 PM   #1542
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Tire size options

I've pretty much decided to change the tire sizes on my bike. From what Ive found out a 150/70-17 should work (yes I know that it will change the speedometer) on the rear and give me a lot more options to select from. My debate is with the front. What size will fit without moving the fender up? Then I was debating the install of a Acerbis supermoto fender. If I can pull that off a 120/90-17 should do the trick increasing the front tire diameter from 22.67 to 25.5. For refrence a 90/90-21 has a diameter of 27.38. Has anyone run a front tire this big? My only worry is that it will DISTROY the handling.
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Old 12-27-2013, 03:02 PM   #1543
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Anyone know what the leg room is like on this versus a new-gen Ninja 250R? The latter gives me cramps on my right knee, wondering if the Honda might give me enough room. I'm not that tall, I just can't bend my right knee acutely for long rides.
The 500X has less bend in the knee you can research it here http://cycle-ergo.com
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:12 PM   #1544
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I've pretty much decided to change the tire sizes on my bike. From what Ive found out a 150/70-17 should work (yes I know that it will change the speedometer) on the rear and give me a lot more options to select from. My debate is with the front. What size will fit without moving the fender up? Then I was debating the install of a Acerbis supermoto fender. If I can pull that off a 120/90-17 should do the trick increasing the front tire diameter from 22.67 to 25.5. For refrence a 90/90-21 has a diameter of 27.38. Has anyone run a front tire this big? My only worry is that it will DISTROY the handling.
Besides destroying the handling what are you trying to accomplish by going with bigger tires? The 500 and 700 share the same fork legs and at least one 700 owner DIY some brackets to raise the front fender enough to fit a 130/80-17 DS tire.

http://nc700-forum.com/forum/nc700-m...der-riser.html
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:21 PM   #1545
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Not really trying to accomplish anything. Just tinkering and modifying. I've always been fond of mods that are reversible. :cool: But for those who dream of a bigger front wheel it seams like a cheaper alternative.

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