2019-2021 Honda CB500X

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by cabanza, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. Cal

    Cal Long timer

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    My first new bike was a 1973 Yamaha 360. I see a British Seagull on a stand against the wall
  2. KennyV

    KennyV Been here awhile Supporter

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    I graduated from high school in 1973 and started working serving an apprenticeship and bought a used 72 360 for my transportation. I was very happy when I had a chance to buy my second one. It was my winter restoration project couple years ago. The Seagull is from my dad's outboard motor collection. I had one of those also back in the day on a small daysailer.
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  3. Swanster

    Swanster Never been here

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    Me and a mate took the bikes out today :D

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    Those Dunlops are totally rubbish :muutt
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  4. Swanster

    Swanster Never been here

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    I want to change my handlebars. I like the look the gold Renthals give.
    Does anyone out there know of a Renthal or another make replacement that gives the same lift width etc?

    Thanks :ear
  5. Swanster

    Swanster Never been here

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    I wonder if the bars from the Africa Twin will fit?
  6. sscardefield

    sscardefield Adventurer

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    What bags are those?
  7. fastnlight

    fastnlight Tire Tester

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  8. sscardefield

    sscardefield Adventurer

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  9. Swanster

    Swanster Never been here

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    Here's a question for you wise people

    Spoke to a bloke today about fitting Avon Trekriders to my bike, he said they only make a 170/60 17 in the Trekrider.
    They do a 160/60 in the Trailrider

    Will the 170 fit my bike? There's a 20mm gap either side , is that enough?:dunno

    My bike is a 2020




    https://www.thetravelenduro.com/tyres.html

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    Avon TrekRiders
  10. fastnlight

    fastnlight Tire Tester

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    Newly posted review with dyno numbers.


    42.45 HP 8130RPM
    29.25 LBFT 6500RPM

    Greg
  11. fastnlight

    fastnlight Tire Tester

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    I don't have the perfect pic from the back on that bike, but I have this one from the frontish. https://photos.app.goo.gl/KfnpyUebAFhRx8ro9

    And this one from the front as well. https://photos.app.goo.gl/7jnAprwyiPqu8mxc9 and I rode through that gate not problem. The bag is narrower than the bars by a few inches fully loaded.

    Here it is on my other bike from the back. https://photos.app.goo.gl/B4cU45xFDJ6R4uuw5

    Greg
  12. fastnlight

    fastnlight Tire Tester

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    They at least MADE a 150 width in the recent past (I have used one) and you can still find them for sale. https://www.chapmoto.com/avon-av85-...e4PLnqI39qcXahTMaACBcshoCZgUQAvD_BwE#250=9276

    Not sure why they don't list it on the Avon site.

    Unless you just like the look of the tire, my experience points me to the TKC 70 rocks rear tire instead of this one, which I liked, but was a bit fragile in the end, with less lateral traction in loose conditions.

    Greg
  13. Swanster

    Swanster Never been here

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    Thanks Greg
    I think I'll take a chance. The older 500X's have had 170's fitted ok
  14. Johnytuono

    Johnytuono Been here awhile

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    Titanium Renthals RC High 609-01
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    Gold Renthals RC High 609-01

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  15. Swanster

    Swanster Never been here

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    Thanks Johny. :-) They look great. Are you happy with them?


    It says they are fat bars. Do the fit the standard clamps ok?
  16. Oyabun

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    They do. The oem are "fat" bars also, being fatter aflt the clamps and standard 22mm at the handles.
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  17. fastnlight

    fastnlight Tire Tester

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    Save yourself a pound and consider removing this stuff (cutting small piece below license plate for extra points), especially that rear bracket which is a heavy and overly complex piece. Add two larger washers and the license plate mounts right to the holes the bracket leaves behind.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/SzYLWrjazBKpSM6U8

    The little portion of the fender that extends below the license plate is too small to block debris from the wide rear tire anyway. I get mud on my top box with or without it. I was only planning to remove the reflectors, and I am not a race rear end kind of modifier, but once I took a good look at what was back there, I had to go further.


    https://photos.app.goo.gl/NACNrRTDZU2J61GWA

    I replaced it with black 3M reflective tape on both sides of the bike front and back to have even more conspicuity. Available from many suppliers. https://www.amazon.com/Reflective-R...9Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=

    Greg
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  18. Swanster

    Swanster Never been here

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    New set of Avon Trekriders fitted today

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    170/60 17 will fit :1drink
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  19. sheath

    sheath Been here awhile

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    That looks great! How does it handle and feel?
  20. Swanster

    Swanster Never been here

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    Hard to tell as the roads were really greasy and it was raining. But they definitely didn't feel worse than the Dunlops, they slipped a couple of times on the way to the tyre fitters. Glad to see the back of them :)