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Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by GsVs, May 2, 2014.
I did the same.
And here I am keeping my eyes out for a Transalp 600 to complement my CB500X.
I also had a Transalp years ago... great bike.
Ride red people!
I picked up this '15 last fall to replace my beloved DR.
Been kinda back and forth on the RR upgrade... I'm ok with adding the suspension but not sure I really need wire wheels.
And as I don't like the bags so far to the rear I'm gonna pick up a GL Coyote.
Hey Danceswithcages, what racks are you using with those Wolfman bags and how well do the bags match up with the racks? I'm hoping to transition from a DR to the Honda and I hope to use my Wolfman bags on the new bike. Thanks!
They are GIVI racks I bought used from an inmate. They are strong enough to haul a good load, and the Wolfman bags attach easily and are very secure.
I just don't like how far the bags sit behind the rear axle. If I had any fab skilz I'd rework the racks to sit more forward. Hence the reason I'm going Giant Loop.
Touring 2 up in Guatmela for a couple of weeks. So far so good.
The 2019 on it's first Off Road Adventure!
I too have Givi racks and yellow Wolfman bags. And a GL Coyote is in the mail to me this week. I find the Givi racks great for my Zega hard cases and a stable base for the Wolfmans to be strapped to. The trick to not having the weight so far back is you don't have to strap them on to match the shape of rack. Slide the bags forward So the front vertical of the rack is actualy near the middle of the Wolfman.
However, my Yoshimura pipe angles up higher than a Sorpion so the Wolfman on the right is always at risk of melting. (Makes the right side Zega case perfect for 'drying' things). But I worry about the Wolfman when I'm riding, so am moving to the Coyote.
That's funny... I got my GL Coyote yesterday lol
Seems to hold more than my Wolf bags too.
Went for a ride from Sydney to Canberra via the coast yesterday and then back up inland via Jenolan caves over the mountains today.
Here is my stock 2014 CB500X looking a bit dirty after riding through the Gurnang state forest on dirt/gravel roads. I was surprised how well it handled them, especially as I don't have knobbies yet.
There was even a bit of snow up in the blue mountains. I initially put my rain suit on as it looked like it was raining up ahead in the mountains (was probably the snow!) and then kept it on to retain some extra heat and fight the wind which was strong and freezing. Photo curtesy of a guy driving into the blue mountains national park at the same time I realised I turned the wrong way...
First gravel since I picked it up last week, holds a line even better than I expected.
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Some great photos here; I SO like these bikes. Closest I've seen to my favourite machine in the World the Honda Transalp. If Honda tweeked it up to Transalp spec I'd be having one in the bike shed. Cheers Potski
My wife’s new 2019 CB500X. Had the pleasure of riding it halfway home from Virginia last Friday. Nice bike and very different feel from my 2012 DL650 Vstrom.
Please compare. I’m currently interested in both.
@Bigshot, what auxiliary lights are those?
My Half-rica Twin