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Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by GsVs, May 2, 2014.
Nice cases. I could use a set of handuards myself.
I've always had hard cases (mostly Jessie's which are snugged up against the bike). The Givi's stick out a fair amount and are wider than the bars. I'm thinking about trialing some soft luggage for this bike but need to spend a few thousand miles on it before I consider doing anything else.
I have had both the hard cases and soft saddle bags in the past.
They each have their pluses and minuses .
I think it really depends on budget and probable uses.
The soft bags style with the roll tops seem to be very popular lately , you do have to invest a bit in the mounting hardware though.
None of them seem to be easily movable from one bike to the other if you change brand of bike .
Lot's of other things to be considered $$$$$$
My Mosko Moto R40 can easily be moved from bike to bike in minutes. There’s only 4 straps and the backing of the bags is stiff not requiring any racks.
Went a little jaunt over the weekend. Through Lassen National Par and Plumas National forest.
Is this the 40 or the 80? I was looking into the 80 for my future CB500 but if this is the 40, it does look already big enough, not sure the 80 would fit nicely. Might be way too big for the CB?
What do you think would be best for a RTW trip. is the 40 enough with a big enough duffle on top?
Got 1300 miles in last week in NE Oregon. Bike did great and I am starting to seriously prefer it to my larger bike nearly all the time.
Awesome photos @fastnlight nice motogeo sticker :)
This is the 40 with a stinger 22 on top. I think it’s very doable for weekend trips or longer depending on needs! You can stack the stinger 8 (what comes with the 40) as well and also add mole 2 L aux pockets as well.
Hope you don't my asking - did you do the whole loop from Calais back to the coast and then up to Belgium, like on the map below? If so, do you possibly have some more photos and/or info? I'm planning to do this bit (not back up to Belgium but further South, until Doullens) in a couple of weeks on a fully loaded AT.
Much appreciated!! :)
So, the Africa Twin asks the CB500X, "Hey, nice windscreen... where did you get it?" @JMo (& piglet)
Figured I should take advantage while I still live kinda-sorta nearby and headed for a quick overnight to ride some of the squiggly lines on Google Maps in North GA / TN / NC. Stayed strictly on pavement since I was solo and didn't tell anyone I was headed there...will save that exploration for another trip. Last time I rode this area was on my '13 X a few years ago, so I was curious to see if my '19 would feel any different.
Obligatory picture from the Dragon -
And a picture along the Cherohala the next morning -
The X did great and is still showing an average of 68.4mpg. Pretty dang good for zipping around the mountains and 80mph+ on a few highway stretches to and from.
My only complaint from my first longer trip on this bike...the seat. I'm tall and not a light guy, I was feeling some serious rear end discomfort after a few hours each day. Probably wouldn't have been as bad if I stopped for breaks more often but a seat improvement is definitely on the list if I keep this bike for a while.
Agree about the seat, it really is a numb arse producer. Made worse as the contour keeps you from moving around.
I shall get mine modded at some point with different foam and made higher and flatter.
I took matters into my own hands for my 15’ as the seat made me feel like I was in a sport bike posture. I was going to try the seat concepts tall anyway so I figured I might as well give it a try. So I got out the belt sander and did my best to make the seat flat. If you compare the 2019 to the previous models, it looks like Honda listened and change the seat. I did not add any additional foam but I am using an air hawk and sheepskin on top of that. What a Huge difference this combination makes because I can ride all day without discomfort.
I am interested to know about the hard box on your machine.
What is it ?
The size ?
What kind of a rear carrier or mounting plate ?
If you have enough inseam that you don't mind a 2" taller saddle, I had the Seat Concepts Rally seat on my CB500X and it was both more comfortable and increased the Seat to peg distance so expanded the knee angle a bit. Something to consider.
What is your inseam? I have been debating between the SC comfort and rally seats on my bike.
I believe it was the Apache 3800, a cheap Pelican knockoff from Harbor Freight. The rack is Givi and I decided to forgo the mounting plate - box is mounted directly to the racks. I wouldn't load it down with a ton of weight but the box is small enough where you'd be hard pressed to overload it I think. Perfect for around town/day rides.
Definitely agree. I'm a 34" inseam, I had the SC Rally seat on my '13X & combined with Motowerk lowering pegs I almost felt like I was standing up riding that thing my legs were so straight. Should've never sold it, I'm just doing all the same mods on the new one!
Where I ride:
Hey Boardforever, too bad that you couldn't join us for the ride West from Bend recently.
With SC Rally seat on my CB it put the saddle height up around 34". It doesn't really matter my inseam: I am comfortable even riding bikes with a 36" saddle height and I just side saddle to a stop. I don't need to flat foot stops but a lot of riders are not comfortable with a 34" saddle height so that is the better question before you go for the SC Rally saddle.