The Honda CB500X Picture Thread

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

  1. Limey 1

    Limey 1 Been here awhile

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    Limey 1 Been here awhile

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    20200731_172436.jpg I have just installed fork gaiters on my wife's Honda Rebel and my cb 500x.. The Triumph Bonneville gaiters shown in the pic are a perfect fit on both bikes.. $21.00 per set.
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  3. pm9654

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    Hey there, I like you set up, and particularly interested in your saddlebag set up. Is that a rally raid mount for your Mosko bags? How do the work together? Also, any exhaust issues? Thanks.
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    Thanks. Yes those are the Mosko Scouts on the RR racks. I had to drill a few holes through the filler plate as I couldnt align the two upper mounting brackets on the tube framing. There just wasn't enough spacing to allow for it, but the bottom tube worked for mounting..

    The main issue was obvious: the bags were mounted fairly low on the rack, so if the bags were heavily loaded, the racks have no (lateral) flex support so the constant up and down will have the bags flapping about. Plus after a few spills, the racks did have a slight inward bend that I had to pull back out. I was thinking of just fabbing up a cross bar to square up the two racks but decided against it.

    Exhaust issue wasn't too bad, although since the bags sat fairly low on the rack, the bottom of the Scouts would barely touch the can. It never burned or melted anything though. Having the racks slightly higher would fix this issue but would lower the usable space on the passenger seat for extra bags.

    I did just swap the racks out for the Givi 1121 rack system, as it's better suited for this style bag and mount. The RR system was primarily designed for the GL Coyote rackless style bags anyways.

    Hope that helps.
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    Like this? https://www.amazon.com/Givi-KIT-FOR-MOUNTING-PLX/dp/B00I09TSQ0
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    jconli1 from the land of pleasant living... Supporter

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    Vacation plans were cancelled, but with work in full meltdown just the time off itself was more than appreciated. Have been hiking, mountain biking, and finally riding again (neglected the CB in favor of the Jeep the last few months)

    I love where we live, and I love this bike.

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  7. pm9654

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    And adding more to the photo thread:

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  11. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Unicorn breeder

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    In case you've not seen it already, I've made a start on my ride-report: The Western Tattenback 2020 - where Juan Browne (@visualizerent) and I plotted our own version of the Trans-America Trail from the west coast to Kansas and back again last month (July 2020)...

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    photo. the top of Tincup Pass CO.

    Juan put together a series of video blogs on his YouTube channel during the ride itself (the links are in the first part of the ride report thread), while I took a bunch of photos and notes, which I'm now piecing together as a more detailed story... I hope you enjoy it!

    Jenny x
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    Thanks Limey, I installed a set today and they do fit perfect on my 2015.
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    I assume forks have to be removed for this? Not sure how comfortable I am trying that.
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    Forks do have to be removed to install the boots. A center stand helps a lot. If you plan on riding off road I would recommend these to protect your forks from rocks damaging your fork tubes thus preventing oil leaks. Ask other riders in your area to see if someone can help do the job.
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    That's the Vagabond camper he's got. My other friend's got the AT Habitat on the a Taco. Something like these are best suited for dedicated rigs rather than on/off type shells, but can be done.

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    And for the fun of it, a quick nap:

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    Here's some bike pics from a recent trip, did a few sections of the IDBDR. What a great trip! Camped off of the bike, it did great. It was about 1400 miles from Oregon to Montana down the BDR and back home in 5 days.

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    Been loving my 09 Triumph 900 Bonneville for 11 years and cant bear to part with it..But..since I got the 500 cbx in July I find I am going to it more and more..it's such a user friendly motorcycle with the fabulous gas mileage and light weight yes I am loving it...

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