The Honda CB500X Picture Thread

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

  1. dodgierogie

    dodgierogie Been here awhile

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    Esperance to cave hill

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  2. hillbillyhonda

    hillbillyhonda I'd Rather be Riding

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  3. CHWSFO

    CHWSFO Adventurer

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    This is Marengo, Our 2014 CB500X. It is our first bike. Purchased and stabled here in San Francisco, CA

    Home turf:
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    Out on California route 53 on a Pashnit tour:
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    Somewhere else dry and beautiful.
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    On top of Mt. Hamilton
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    Your pilot, plus some unusual color correction by Joe the photographer
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    At the Horizons Unlimited meeting in Mariposa:
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    Pleased to be here!
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  4. novaman64

    novaman64 Some sumo guy

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    Photographer isnt by chance Joe Salas is it?
  5. Juanjo-X

    Juanjo-X X Adventurer

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    Cabo Ortegal Galicia, Spain)
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    Cabo Ortegal to Cedeira road... Estaca de Bares at the back (Spain northernmost point)

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  6. dodgierogie

    dodgierogie Been here awhile

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    I like the saddle bags may I ask what they are?
    cheers from roger
  7. CHWSFO

    CHWSFO Adventurer

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    Sadly it was not...
  8. CHWSFO

    CHWSFO Adventurer

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    Sure - they are Ortlieb Speed Bags

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    Pros, they're:
    • relatively cheap,
    • light
    • very waterproof
    • pop on and off the bike quickly with three clips
    • look cool.

    Cons
    • Complex to open and close if you want to get or stow something quickly
    • black material makes it hard to find stuff inside.
    • Not that much space
    • Hard to tell when full, you just can't roll it shut.
    • They don't seem that durable.
  9. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Off the grid

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    Out breaking mine in between storms, & test fitting my new soft luggage. I can't wait for spring!

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  10. tonymorr

    tonymorr Malta,NY(Saratoga Spring)

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    Looks good Max. Would love to hear that exhaust. I know you mentioned that you're goal is to keep it light. That will be my goal as well. Do you ever ride 2 up? I don't. So I plan to get one of these

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    And while searching for that I found this can protector. Neat idea.

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    Instead of bar style engine guards I plan to get these case protectors that bolt on right over the cases.

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  11. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Off the grid

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    Thanks tony. The akra can is soo close to stock quiet in sound. Just the tiniest bit of throaty - very minimal. Akra claim its 50 state legal, so I guess thats why.
    It has a tacked on bolt that could be broke free to remove the baffle I suspect, but I like the quiet of it.
    The stock muffler weighs 9.4 lbs. The Akra can weigh 4.4 lbs, so 5 lbs saved. I expected the stock muffler to weigh more. Yes an expensive way to save 5 lbs. :huh :norton
    Then I added the factory centerstand, which is pretty light for a centerstand, but I put back most of the 5 lbs saved. grrr
    Fortunately, the SW-M racks come off in an instant (!) so I can get back to stock light weight quickly.
    And yes my significant other :evil will get on back for lunch ad dinner rides, but not much else so I will keep the buddy pegs.
    I put on a R & G no cut tail tidy too, which forced me to put on some small/short led turn signals to fit inside my racks. I like this setup but now I am forced to get a led capable flasher unit. :lol3
  12. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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  13. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    I have done much of what you are considering Tony.

    I fitted the RG protective case covers instead of fitting heavy crash bars. And the SW Motech bash plate.

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    Simple and light radiator screen.
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    Very light rear internal mudflap.
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    Light front mud flap.
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    Light KTM SMT handguards.
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    Very quick and light Blaze pannier racks and bags.
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    And the perfect fit Honda CBRR rear bag that mounts on the pillion part of the seat and to the clips under the seat.
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  14. tonymorr

    tonymorr Malta,NY(Saratoga Spring)

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    I like it! One thing I noticed is that the radiator does stick out past the frame just a little bit. I was thinking that something simple could be added to that area of the frame. Perhaps just a bobbin so that if dropped the radiator wouldn't be the point of contact.
  15. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Off the grid

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    The SW-Motech skidplate looks good too. :thumb
  16. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    i love those RG case covers; do you think that they are substantial enough to work in place of the engine guards? also considering the RG frame sliders, as much for serving double duty as a place to put my feet on highway stretches, if they stick out far enough, that is.

    a skid plate is definitely in the works before I had west this year, just not sure how what direction I'm going with engine protection.
  17. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    i love those RG case covers; do you think that they are substantial enough to work in place of the engine guards? also considering the RG frame sliders, as much for serving double duty as a place to put my feet on highway stretches, if they stick out far enough, that is.

    a skid plate is definitely in the works before I had west this year, just not sure how what direction I'm going with engine protection.
  18. HyperPete

    HyperPete Been here awhile

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    Christmas Downunder.
  19. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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  20. Murphy Slaw

    Murphy Slaw Long timer

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    Dogjaw is a Pitbull.

    Just sayin'.........

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