The Honda CB500X Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by GsVs, May 2, 2014.

  1. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Kriega bags are fully waterproof but don't provide the 'organization ' of true tank bags, but fit very well to the 500X. I also use an old magnetic tank bag that has a waterproof cover. Has good organization inside and costs heaps less than those brands mentioned. Six years old now and never leaked with the cover on and after spraying with a waterproofing spray hasn't leaked in medium rain either.
  2. redolga

    redolga Adventurer

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    I know I was missing other brands. So much selection nowadays which is great for the buyer. Perusing the forum threads I read a ton of hype with expensive products and brands but when you see and use the products in real life, many end up being compromises yet charge top $$. I'm guilty of following the herd but now trying to follow a wiser path...
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  3. boardforever

    boardforever Been here awhile Supporter

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    Everything in adventure riding and dual sporting is about compromise, there are so many great products out there that all kind of fit their niche. Wolfman, Kriega, Giant Loop, Mosko, etc all make really good products with different features, materials, and compromises, it's about finding something that fits what you want to do with your bike.
  4. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Unicorn breeder

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    Hi Bigshot - You can buy the standard travel length (LEVEL 1) Rally-Raid fork kit separately to the shock if you wish... that makes a huge difference to how the front end feels/works.

    Jx
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  5. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Unicorn breeder

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    Hi Richard - yes, as per recent info on the Rally-Raid Vendor thread, the 'LEVEL 1' 17/17" spoked wheels have ceased production this year, with just the 17/19" combination using the new hubs [which suit all model years] going forward...

    If you've got your heart set on some 17/17" spoked wheels it might be worth dropping Rally-Raid an email to see if there are any left in stock, but I fear they have all been sold now I'm afraid.

    As Cruz says, the stock cast wheels are actually pretty strong - certainly for the kind of ADV riding you might be doing on a standard travel CB anyway.

    And because this is the PICTURE thread, a photo ;o)

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    Hope that helps,

    Jenny x
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  6. Bigshot

    Bigshot Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the info but $340 shipped to US for the L1 fork kit only is More than I want to spend on this project right now. In the states you can get a used GSXR600 shock for under $30 and I found racetech fork springs for $80. If I had the funds I would get the RR level 3 but that would double the cost of the bike.
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  7. Singlespeed92

    Singlespeed92 Full time rider

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    I've seen that pic recently on a FB Group :p (I'm Stephen, was asking about 500X's on the TAT this past week, nice to see you here too :) )
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  8. richard310

    richard310 Meat Popsicle

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    Appreciate the input regarding the wheels Jenny. A shame RR stopped production considering they were the sole providers of production spoked wheels for the bike. I can definitely see the reasoning why though.
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  9. richard310

    richard310 Meat Popsicle

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    You get what you pay for, especially when it's built specifically for a platform, which also sad to say, doesn't have as large a following as say BMW or KTM.
  10. markinthailand

    markinthailand Been here awhile

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    And back to photos. Taken on the way to work today... a bit of a detour, but worth it. :-)

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  11. jconli1

    jconli1 from the land of pleasant living... Supporter

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    Cruisin' the local logging roads looking for new vantage points.


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    Found one. (a little too steep to bring the bike up)

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  12. No-Fret

    No-Fret Tanker

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  13. jconli1

    jconli1 from the land of pleasant living... Supporter

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  14. racer

    racer Long timer

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    Meh.....Just get a good run at it. No problem. Racer
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  15. 1stgenfarmboy

    1stgenfarmboy The Sherpa Man

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    Correction...." to steep for (you) to bring the bike up..:lol3
  16. Jeffo

    Jeffo Been here awhile

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    Jeffo Been here awhile

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    Herman1 Been here awhile

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    AmbientMoto Adventurer

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  20. Jeffo

    Jeffo Been here awhile

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    Not Cornwall, Dorset..... the pic location is a small coastal hamlet called Seatown.
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