2019-2021 Honda CB500X

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

  1. BarryB

    BarryB Been here awhile Supporter

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    So, what is that rubber cushion do, anyway. Reduce noise? Help keep mud from packing in there? I honestly don’t know. Anybody?
  2. KennyV

    KennyV Been here awhile Supporter

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    I have a 16t on my 500x. When I was looking for one I noticed the rubber cushioned were available. I bought the standard steel sprocket. I thought, with the rubber cushion in the rear hub, the cushioned sprocket was redundant. Am I wrong? Is there a real benefit for the cushioned sprocket?
  3. Spina

    Spina wannabe motorcyclist

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    Hi, I've lost one the rubber grommet that goes behind the windshield.
    Does someone have the code? I ordered this piece: 90111-KW3-003 thinking it was the right one but it's just a plastic cilinder.
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  4. fastnlight

    fastnlight Tire Tester

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  5. Laconic

    Laconic No Knee, No Needle

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    Apparently there's some benefit to the cushioned sprocket because everyone's bought them all up.

    I'll go with the steel eventually if I have to, just prefer the rubber.
  6. Limey 1

    Limey 1 Been here awhile

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    my guess is that it applies a constant damper effect on the chain which reduces noise and vibration..Try to imagine that chain being thrown around that little sprocket at 70 mph..must be quite a bit of stress when it changes direction..Its amazing these modern chains almost never break or need adjusting between tire changes...brilliant engineering!
  7. Gustavo

    Gustavo Motociclista Errante

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    Some people say they hear more drive chain noise when using a regular sprocket vs. a damped one. I've had both types on different bikes and I can't say that I can hear the difference. Might be relevant to note that I always wear earplugs when I ride, so that may affect how much drive chain noise I hear.

    Gustavo
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  8. Bike Guy

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    EPA for noise reduction regulations
  9. BarryB

    BarryB Been here awhile Supporter

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    I really should have known.
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  10. Piscoot

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    I also ran both, I felt a difference when shifting or putting into first gear. If there was a 16 tooth available I would be running it.
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  11. HooliganD

    HooliganD Been here awhile

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    Bump - it looks like Givi changed their pannier/luggage mounts or racks between Gen 1 to Gen 2 bikes (givi mod #1121/1171 respectively). But SW Motech looks like they have not changed. Is that correct?
  12. dmcharley

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    Can anyone recommend a good saddlebag support frame? I don't want a full on pannier frame. Thanks
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  13. sawride

    sawride Been here awhile Supporter

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    The difference between the PL1121 and PLX1171 is the side bags they work with. The 1121 take the monokey bags with a flat back like E360’s. The 1171 are for the V35 side bags which tuck in closer. I have a 2015 (with the PLX1171) so I have no experience with the Gen 2 but Twisted Throttle lists the PL1121 as fitting 13-18 and the PLX1171 fitting 13-19. Just to keep things confusing there is also the PL1121CAM which works with the Trekker side cases and says they fit 13-19.
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  14. chris4652009

    chris4652009 Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I have the same one. It made a massive difference
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  15. stoerre

    stoerre n00b

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    In the link you provided it's the peg that has broken, not the mounting frame nor the mounting kit. And the Moto Werk lowering kit is a completely different thing (read: worse) compared to the Knight Design pegs, which replace the original pegs instead of using an additional part to lower them. I also don't see how the direction of the force changes when using KD lowered pegs? They are also about the same length, so the magnitude of the force should be in the ballpark.

    I find it easy to see why the MW solution is not a good design nor strong enough, whilst I can't see how the KD pegs could risk security in the same way.

    I've been very happy with my KD pegs. It's worth noting that KD has different pegs for MYs 2019- even though they apparently haven't changed their web page about it yet.
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  16. Laconic

    Laconic No Knee, No Needle

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    After I became aware of this controversy I went out and stared at the brackets for a long time and came to the same conclusion; I was just too lazy to try to make the argument (again) here. :D I'll be going with KD when I get ready to do the deed.
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  17. fastnlight

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    I agree that the KD product is overall more solid, but also does not provide as much drop or forward movement as the werks kit. I have both and compared them. I am still using the werks kit for more lower/forward position, and once I put a stronger bolt in the primary pivot and small spacer in the peg for crush/twist pressure, have had no strength issues and it works well for my dirt roading 180lb self.

    Greg
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  18. KennyV

    KennyV Been here awhile Supporter

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    Can you please post a link to the KD pegs? I've been thinking I'd go with the sw-Motech ion pegs, but I need to look at the KD ya'll are talking about.
    Thanks much, kenny
  19. KennyV

    KennyV Been here awhile Supporter

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    Nevermind, I found the link. Still thanks much anyway!
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  20. Laconic

    Laconic No Knee, No Needle

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    Kenny, I would have done it but the power's been out and I waited to hook up the generator.