2019-2020 CB300R

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by cabanza, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. AwDang

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    Those are great all around bikes.
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  2. U4IC

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    Hey GeoKrpan,
    Don’t I recall you have done business with ZEED? If correct, do you recommend them? What about shipping and delivery times? Thanks in advance for info.
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    GeoKrpan Been here awhile

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    I hope he likes it.
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    GeoKrpan Been here awhile

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    I have done biz with Zeed Parts.

    The quality is excellent.

    The shipping from Thailand was expensive but it got here super fast and was much cheaper than buying from Zeed's ebay store where the prices are twice as high as their website.
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  5. zap2504

    zap2504 Dave E.

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    Huge discussion thread here in case he is/wants to be an inmate: https://advrider.com/f/threads/2019-2021-honda-cb500x.1353357/
    [Also a separate, smaller thread for the upcoming dual-front disk brake version.]
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  6. jcaljapan

    jcaljapan Ridin' in Japan

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    Can't I use any universal motorcycle 12V flasher relay? Or do I have to get a specific one?

    BTW, do I use a 2 or 4 pin relay?
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    This makes perfect sense to me. A few years ago I went from a V-Strom 1037 to a 500F. I am no longer able to ride the long distances I used to and for riding the local Fraser Valley back road twisties, the 500 is way more fun and relaxing to ride. If it was my money I would go for the current single disc bike. That current setup is light to the touch, powerful and easy to modulate. I can't see how twin discs could possibly be better on that bike except in terms of marketing.
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  9. motorboy1

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    I have owned two 500X's a 2014 and a 2019-nice bikes enjoyed them both-BUT and this a killer the CB300R is more comfortable(to me) and I can ride it farther between stops--who knew--you can really feel the difference in weight between the two-gas mileage is the same and acceleration is not that different -the CB300R is doing it's job nicely
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    C1F0675F-ADBC-4F2C-B81C-BD816DCC49EB.jpeg What tires would fit the 300r that would be also good on gravel?
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  11. Stretch79

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    If I was buying a new bike today I would get the 300R, even though there is a non current 2021 500F available at my Honda dealer. Still when I arrived at the dealer to buy a 300R they had a two year old 500F in storage that the owner needed to sell with only 1000 km on it! The 500F may not be a 300R in terms of weight, but it's a more sporty agile feeling bike than the 500X. It's hardly a pig.

    It saved me a couple of grand compared to a new 300R with it's fees. I do think about that 300R sometimes, but the truth is, I don't know how much longer I'll be riding. I have to be happy with what I have. Being happy in retirement means only spending when it is absolutely necessary.
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  12. AwDang

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  13. motorboy1

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    I have been retired for 20 years started planning for it in the mid 70's and it worked- bikes mean alot to me so I set up my portfolio with a percentage going to a bike fund-you are right about how long we can keep riding- my bikes keep getting smaller and lighter-I also had a chance to pick up a left over 500F cheaper than my 300R but that 100+ lighter weight sealed the deal
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  14. GeoKrpan

    GeoKrpan Been here awhile

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    Others have said the 500 isn't all that much faster.
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    It’s not in daily city life. Where the 500 bests the 300 is the additional 100# and highway stability
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    GeoKrpan Been here awhile

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    I was also offered a leftover 500F when I bought my 300R. The 300R was talking to me, the 500F was not. I went with my gut. The 300R is just so much better looking and then there's the weight. The 2022 500F with the USD forks looks so much better. Honda, bring on the 500R!
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    GeoKrpan Been here awhile

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    Yes, totally agree. If I had to ride fast roads and freeways, which I don't, I wouldn't be riding the 300R.

    Dino does ride fast roads and freeways. His Sunday ride is 200-300 miles.

    I wonder what his reaction would be if I told him the 500 isn't all that much quicker in city traffic. I won't.

    Any way, I got to hand it to Dino.
  18. motorboy1

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    If Honda did a full Neo job on the 500F which would include a weight drop to lets say 360 lbs I would be all over it
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    If the 500's are faster I sure don't miss it-like I said I had two 500's if any thing a little more low end torque but the way I ride both the same to me
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  20. AwDang

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    sorry, no, not with that engine. It would require a new “500” more like the Kawai 400 to give it the spunk required for a Cafe Racer and for the CBR500R. The current 500 is a good all around toaster of a lump.
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