The Honda CB500X Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by GsVs, May 2, 2014.

  1. fastnlight

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    Put in over 100 more dirt miles in the northeast olympic mtns as I work my way north. Found lots of mud and still kept it upright!

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  3. fastnlight

    fastnlight Repeat Offender

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    It reduces wind noise and turbulence off the edge while effectively increasing the size of the screen. Endurance rider secret. https://saeng.com/product/gen-4-edging-noise-turbulence-reduction/

    On this bike, it reduced the wind noise enough to hear the tires and exhaust and most importantly, my music better.

    Greg
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  4. Hannda

    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, old & slow

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    Never heard of it. Thanks.:thumb
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    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum. Supporter

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    32dgrz Been here awhile

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  7. fastnlight

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    Another 60 miles of dirt/mud covered and pushing my skills for sure. Between the tracks is a strip of raised moss covered soft mud and it was good frisky riding practice.

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    Usually just pretty, but then it gets tight and you start giving your hand guards some exercise.

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    It is worth it for the views of course.

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    And how It looks after 60 wet dirty miles plus 150 commute.

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    Greg
  8. fastnlight

    fastnlight Repeat Offender

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    And this is the mark that adrelaline leaves on the ground. Just after an intersection, I was getting too relaxed and nearly ended up in the ditch. The size of this bike plus my legs and ABS saved it.

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    I basically nailed the front brake trying to keep it on the road, and it kept the front from sliding completely out.

    Greg
  9. fastnlight

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    Covered another 200 miles today and pushed up a few roads blocked by snow in recent weeks. Bike did great as usual, but maybe I should extend that front fender a bit.

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    Greg
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    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Little front mudflap works wonders, but don't use a fenda extenda. You can add an inch or so to the top of the bashplate as well, stops a lot more than you may think.
  11. fastnlight

    fastnlight Repeat Offender

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    I am going to add some to the skid plate, thanks for the suggestion.

    Got out for another 200 plus miles today and hit the roads that were blocked by snow over the last two months of exploring the eastern Olympic Mtns.

    Less mud today, and more brush and high elevation views.

    Lots of this type of road
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    Turning to this at times
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    Then getting into my heavy bike turn around type of road a few times, thankfully, I was on the light bike.
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    I made it to a few high points, but many were clouded in
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    Then I found some clearer views
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    I carry a drone most of the time, so I got a few shots here and at a high point
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    Then I found a hillclimb that I couldn't resist, I was doing well but hunting for traction,
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    then it pitched up even steeper well beyond my ability on this bike. I wanted to get a pic of the slope, figuring it would likely not show well in the photo, but I set the bike down to take a pic (I swear). There was no using the stand.
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    The bike is actually at nearly a 45 degree angle in this pic, and was easy enough to lift back up. I still have not dropped the bike on accident, and I am surprised because I am not going that easy, but the darn thing is just easy to ride, and dances in the dirt well.

    Greg
  12. Johnytuono

    Johnytuono Been here awhile

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    Can't see the pics Greg......btw what crash bars you got on there please....bike looks good, especially dirty.....but more importantly do they protect and any vibrations etc?
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    Pics should be up but may load slow due to size. Bars are Hepco and Becker and they dont vibrate on my bike or a friends with the same setup. As far as protection, they cover the side panels and radiator area well, but have have only set the bike down to test in my driveway, and yesterday against a steep slope. They do hold the bike off the ground well.

    Greg
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    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter Supporter

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    Oh man-----what nice pictures------kind of cruel showing those since were on lockdown :lol3:lol3
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    I had a set of hard panniers like yours on my WeeStrom. Not sure what I'm going to use on my CB500X ( if the dealer ever get's my bike ready)
    Hopefully by Tuesday .
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  17. Cal

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    I also have a 650 V Strom and use 1550 Pelican on it, the Cb500X has 1520 which are smaller and more suitable for the 500
  18. Johnytuono

    Johnytuono Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the info Greg........so it's just the upper bars that don't mount on the lower engine mounts?
  19. fastnlight

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    The lower mount point is shown on the right.
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    They have separate lower bars if you want them
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