The Honda CB500X Picture Thread

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

  1. boardforever

    boardforever Been here awhile Supporter

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    I wish I could have made it, I was super bummed, it looked like an awesome ride.

    I generally don't feel like I need to flat foot it, but with an adv bike you also dont want to let the weight get away from you if you happen to stop where you put your foot in a hole.
  2. DaFoole

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    Mucking about in NorCal last week...

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    FUGAWI shot...

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    One of these items is not like the other...


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  3. pm9654

    pm9654 Been here awhile

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    I love their stuff!
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  4. unick

    unick n00b

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  5. DandyDoug

    DandyDoug Long timer Supporter

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    Nice , I have not seen that orange color before .
  6. unick

    unick n00b

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    There are not many in this color, thanks.
  7. DandyDoug

    DandyDoug Long timer Supporter

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    Maybe Honda threw that out there to confuse the KTM brigade. :imaposer
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    unick n00b

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  9. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta? Supporter

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    Kawasaki too!

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  10. unick

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    Kawasaki has the KLV 1000, which is very similar to the 500X in the design IMG_7731.jpg
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  11. Ryttare707

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  12. Ryttare707

    Ryttare707 Renegade Supporter

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    These photos are from my recent ride in my home area of Humboldt County California. Redwood forest, golden Summer hills, and the awesome coastline. Never a dull moment.
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  13. DandyDoug

    DandyDoug Long timer Supporter

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    I like the yellow tint additional lights you have added.
    I also see you have some Tank Panniers , I have a set from Aerostitch Riders Warehouse but haven't had the need to mount mine yet.
    Any tips to keep the over the tank straps secure ?
    Great pictures.
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  14. Cal

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    I also have the Aerostich tank panniers but they are way to big for the CB500
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    Aerostich makes two sizes. I got the smaller set for the CB but have not gotten around to using/mounting them. The are principally secured by the Lower tie down “bungees “ (which are almost indestructible). Without some sort of crash bar or framework to hook to they are basically gravity secured. Have had the same set of the larger “Stich” tank panniers for over 20 years and they’re just now getting a bit tired.
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  16. DandyDoug

    DandyDoug Long timer Supporter

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    I bought mine used from a forum member. I believe they are the smaller version.
    I laid them across the tank and fiddled a bit with the shock cords , hooked them around my Puig top engine protector bar.
    Thought the cord was a bit over kill size wise. So I am experimenting with thinner cord material.

    Got them for a trip the first week of August, but due to this virus problem decided to cancel going.
    Not sure if I want to keep them or not, might let them go to someone who will actually use them.
    If I can get my investment back .
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    I had to use some para cord to tie the tank panniers securely to my engine guards. Otherwise they would flop around.
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  18. Ryttare707

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    I like my Wolfman Luggage tank panniers for the smaller size, I have a set of Aerostich panniers also for my big BMW R1200GS. They do come in handy for longer trips.
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  19. DaFoole

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    That was a rebadged Suzuki DL1000 while Kawasaki and Suzuki had a (very) brief collaboration period.
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  20. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta? Supporter

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    They also had a Kawasaki version of the DR-Z400S for a year or two (2003-ish?). My friend had one. I can't remember what it was called...
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