Honda CB500X

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by JimmieA, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Unicorn breeder

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    Awesome!!!

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  2. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice The Virginian

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    I like!

    I like!
  3. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice The Virginian

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    Con.

    Less life of tyre.
    Less traction to grip mud and dirt when at a stand still.

    Pros?
    More nimble handeling.
    With momentum, slice through sand and soft dirt without losing as much speed.

    But I guess wider rubber will be there soon enough
  4. Kray

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    All,

    I received this survey in the mail today from http://www.motorcycles.org/. Yes, it came with the dollar bill. It was for the CB500X! How exciting to actually be able to contribute proper survey information.

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    They sent the paper survey with a dollar bill and also pointed me towards their online page. I opted for the online page. They asked fairly generic questions about why I picked the bike that I did, why I picked the dealer to buy from, aspects I liked, aspects that I didn't like, and individual and overall ratings for each aspect of the motorcycle. The last few pages were more "fill in the word box" with MOST liked and LEAST liked aspects. Finally, they asked what I would change on the bike.

    I rated the bike fairly at a 6 out of 12. I listed the price, class, size, weight, and styling as the things I most liked. I listed the suspension, pegs, seat, and motor buzz as the things I least liked. I mentioned that if I could change one thing it would be proper fully adjustable suspension.

    Really neat to be apart of industry evolution!

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  5. Jud

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    I'm not tall but I think I would like that also to make standing more dirt bike like.

    My DL is nearly spot on for me with a set of 1-1.5 {can't remember exactly} inch "up and back" handle bar risers and a set of 1 inch "down and forward" peg brackets.

    And yes, still thinking hard on the CBX,,, just waiting for the end of the year to see what new stuff Honda and Yamaha offers.
  6. bhorocks

    bhorocks Been here awhile

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    Yup. I'm waiting too. The cb has my eye but I want it to lose weight and be Better fit. I did some measurements on that cycle ergonomics site and with a peg lowering kit and 1 inch up on seat I can get close to an 86 degree knee angle which would feel great. 2 inch bar risers . bam.
  7. no

    no dreaming adventurer Supporter

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    I got the same form and filled it out.
  8. The_Precious_Juice

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  9. B02S4

    B02S4 Aye

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    That was my most significant objection to the X...and I have a 30" inseam.
  10. markinthailand

    markinthailand Been here awhile

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    How much ground clearance do the Rally Raid guys think it will gain?
  11. pilot

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    Don't forget, people, this isn't a Vendors thread.
  12. Dave1899

    Dave1899 Been here awhile

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    What Vendor?
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    Don't make me work at this. I'm still a slacker. Feel free to hit the blame button if you see something that needs to be moved.
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    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    Now look what you did. :huh
  15. Kray

    Kray Long timer

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    We have a wonderful and peaceful little CB500X oasis here away from the pointers and blame games. Please leave us alone and see yourself out if all you want is trouble and nitpicking.

    This is exactly why I loath privately moderated forums. They repress and squash growth when they see it blossoming.


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    :nod :nod :nod

    It WAS a nice, friendly party, with everybody getting along.
  19. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Unicorn breeder

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    I'd say.

    The whole purpose of posting the development photos in this thread is to get feedback from owners about what direction to take with the various elements...

    Once the parts are production ready, you can be sure that KTMmitch will have a dedicated thread in Vendors in exactly the same way as his does for the Rally Raid KTM 690 parts they sell.

    Jx
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