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The Honda CB500X Picture Thread

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

  1. Choerenz

    Choerenz Adventurer

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    I picked up my CB500X in January. First ride included snow.

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  2. Choerenz

    Choerenz Adventurer

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    A few pictures from my first long ride of 500 miles through Connecticut and out to Montauk Point at the tip of Long Island NY.

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  3. Choerenz

    Choerenz Adventurer

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    It was cold but beautiful.

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  4. Roadscum

    Roadscum Long timer

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    That's a great photo!

    Paul
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  5. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Nice photos Choerenz.
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  6. GsVs

    GsVs Goin' Somewhere

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  7. Choerenz

    Choerenz Adventurer

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    GsVs what wind screen is that on your X? And how is it working for you?
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  8. HyperPete

    HyperPete Been here awhile

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    winter downunder. Always a good ride :D
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  9. GsVs

    GsVs Goin' Somewhere

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  10. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer Supporter

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  11. GsVs

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  12. GsVs

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  13. PAPACHUCK

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    Some pics from this morning's ride; :D

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    Just broke 2400 miles. I really enjoy the bike. One leg of this morning's ride took me down about 1 1/2 miles of gravel and the bike performed wonderfully. I'm averaging about 68 mpg over the last couple of tanks and everything is smoothing out nicely. I really love this little bike!:raabia
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  14. drassif

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    The honda luggage looks decent. How does everyone like it?
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  15. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer Supporter

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    Very high quality, a little on the small side.
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  16. GsVs

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  17. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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  18. vintagebob

    vintagebob Been here awhile Supporter

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    I have the Honda luggage and I struggle to recommend it.

    The main reason I went with the Honda stuff was so I could use the bike key to operate the luggage, BUT you need to assemble the lock and latch assemblies yourself and you quickly realize that the latches are a soft pot metal and don't seem very robust. I've already had to bend one back in place and I'm careful with my gear.

    You also can't open and close the luggage without the key, which I don't like. The trunk also requires you to unlatch it and then move the arm out of the way so you can open it. It all seems a little hokey...

    Granted, I am spoiled with the BMW luggage. The BMW dealer installed the lock cylinders in mere seconds and it all works beautifully.

    I would consider the Givi stuff if I had it to do over again. I wondered why the Honda parts guy asked me if I wanted Givi luggage when I asked him about the luggage for the X...Now I know!

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  19. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer Supporter

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    Isn't that the same as with Givi luggage?

    I like the Honda luggage because it's so well integrated with the bike. Otherwise I would have gone with Hepco & Becker.
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  20. Choerenz

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    I went with the Givi monokey 55L top Case and am really glad I did. While I have to use a separate key, It is super solid and just looks like it belongs with the bike. Its very functional (can hold two helmets) and I wired in the admore lighting system. That was the kicker for me because I'm now super visible although I no longer ever remove the case due to the lighting. But I'm ok with that as I use it every time I ride. I will eventually add the side cases but for weekend trips the 55 L is all I need.
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