Can the cb500x make it across the country?

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  1. scorch

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    A friend of mine from Baltimore moved to Arizona, he was going to sell the bike. But i offered to ride it there for free in exchange for a air flight home.

    Route 33, the bike sprung a oil leak
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    Top speed of cb500x
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    Not sure why the cb500x started to become more and more difficult to start
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    Following because that is what i also ride and what my eventual plan is to do :-)
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    Coiundt figure out why the cb500x was hard starting in the morning. Probably something with the exhaust? or valves too tight?
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  13. Kerrmitt

    Kerrmitt It's not easy being green

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    Have had similar results. 96, at about 4500 ft elevation, loaded with camping gear. Maybe a tailwind too. :)
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    Ok, so im not crazy. I posted this on the cb500x and everyone claimed 110-125mph top speed.
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    Kerrmitt It's not easy being green

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    Lots of factors at work. Mine was not GPS verified, only indicated. Also, I have the Rally RAID kit which means a 19" front wheel, so if that is a factor on indicated speed (vs. stock 17" wheel) I am not sure. I also carried a lot of gear and tools, estimated weight of around 60 lbs above wet weight, and I weigh about 150ish.
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    On the cb500x i noticed the gps speed and the bike speed were right on accurate. How accurate is your speedo?
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    Kerrmitt It's not easy being green

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    I had a friend pace me and tell me that at an indicated 65mph I was doing 72 according to his GPS. That's about a 5% gain, so without doing any exponential fancy maths, my indicated 96 mph would be around 101 actual.
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    Isn't the opposite, you would be going slower than 101mph?
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    Kerrmitt It's not easy being green

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    The GPS speed (actual speed, 72mph) was 5% faster than the indicated speed (65mph). One rotation of a larger wheel (my rally raid 19" wheel) covers more ground (outside circumference) than the same rotation of the smaller (stock, 17") wheel.
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    Awesome vids - really enjoyed how they put together, your observations and the commentary. Thanks.
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