2019-2021 Honda CB500X

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

  1. Sail2948

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  2. BlackMarch

    BlackMarch Been here awhile

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    Yep, I've got a set of Mk3's on my 2013. I like them fine, actually I've used Pivotpegz on my last three models of bikes. You will have to get used to shifting with them because your foot won't slide around anymore and you'll need to adjust your shifter (probably to about max length) depending on your foot size and boot style. It took me a lot of miles to get used to my most recent boot upgrade (Gaerne SG-12). But now they are no problem and really make a difference when your boots are wet or muddy. Before I started down the Pivotpegz path, I tried a fixed peg style that didn't pivot. It didn't work for me, very difficult to shift. It's possible that I didn't give it enough time to get used to it, but I think the Pivotpegz pivoting action is a superior design. I used one set moved from bike to bike as I went through three Vstroms (Wee's, about 8 years and 200k or so) and other than inspecting and greasing them infrequently (very infrequently) I never touched them except to move them on to the next bike. IMO, I wouldn't waist money on the covers. I've heard, no experience, that they fall off easily. And one last thing. If your boots are soft soled, the Pivotpegz will really eat up the soles.
  5. BlackMarch

    BlackMarch Been here awhile

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    It's always hard to know whether or not those are a good choice. They hang lower so they impact the peg attachment in a way it's not designed for. I've seen images of the peg attachment bending and breaking due to lowered CB500X footpegs.


    Here is one example I found on short notice.
    https://www.cb500x.com/index.php?topic=6458.0
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  6. KennyV

    KennyV Been here awhile Supporter

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    Hey, it's good to hear you found another 500X. Hope it works out for you.
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  8. KennyV

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    US military surplus. There's a thread a couple pages back about mounting them.
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  9. KennyV

    KennyV Been here awhile Supporter

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    I just put finishing touches on them. I had my local sign shop cut and put some heavy duty vinyl panels on the tops for a little protection.

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  10. Laconic

    Laconic No Knee, No Needle

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    I sent an e-mail to Knightdesign to ask about problems they've had with breaking mounts.

    Added a new accessory today.

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  11. fastnlight

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    The knight design lowered pegs are very strong and you dont need to worry about them bending if you are even close to average size. The issues with the motowerk kits are a separate case but replacing the lower link bolt with a stronger version solved bending issues for my standing 180 lb self.

    Greg
  12. BlackMarch

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    Well its not the pegs that bend and break.

    It's the attachment point on the frame, which isn't designed to take a load in that direction.
  13. chalway

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    They're for the Honda Rebel 500. Tried to get some myself but they were out of stock everywhere. The ones for the Yamaha Bolt also fit for anyone wondering.
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  14. Laconic

    Laconic No Knee, No Needle

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    I guess I sold off my 16 tooth sprocket prematurely.

    I assume JTF1381.16RB is a good part number but damned if I can find a way to buy one.

    A little help?
  15. Sail2948

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    After looking around a little more, I decided to order the SW-Motetech ION footrests. This gives me the the wider footrest I was looking for and also a lower position option.
    https://sw-motech.us/bike/HONDA/CB500X/2020/PC64/products/ergonomics/footrests/4052572039182.htm
  16. Laconic

    Laconic No Knee, No Needle

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    With only 15mm of lowering option you could use Goldwing pegs for less money.
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    Do you have part numbers or year identification to the Gold Wing pegs?
  18. Laconic

    Laconic No Knee, No Needle

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    This is what was on my bike when I bought it.

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  19. Laconic

    Laconic No Knee, No Needle

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    That little spoiler I bought pictured above is the cat's meow (set lower and closer than in the picture). Wind noise in the helmet is way down, even on a breezy day like today. $35 well spent.
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  20. Laconic

    Laconic No Knee, No Needle

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    Let me rephrase this; I'd like to buy a 16 tooth rubber cushioned sprocket if anyone has one or knows where to buy one without paying some exorbitant shipping costs.