The Honda CB500X Picture Thread

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

  1. BioStrom

    BioStrom Been here awhile

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    I feel like I would need additional saddle time to make a meaningful comparison, but my initial impressions are as follows. The CB is much more manageable in slow speed or foot on ground maneuvers though is noticeably more affected by cross winds at speed than the DL. Suspension on my DL is much more plush and forgiving, partially attributable to a $1000+ upgrade from Cogent Dynamics on my personal bike, but the wife also noted that when she hit a particularly rough railroad crossing it bumped her up in the air off the seat, something her previous bike, an unmodified DL 650, never did. This purchase had the intent of improving her confidence and fun factor as the DL was just a little too much weight for her 125# frame (even lowered 1”) and so far it seems to have worked.

    Air management is not as effective on the CB, but our DL’s are/were Adventure models with the upper laminar type lip that made for a perfect calm behind it. The 2019 CB though is certainly not bad in this respect and much better than previous models I test rode. I think the CB is more fun to ride, but for long hauls, my mid 50’s body would prefer the comfort of the Vstrom, again that is partially due to modifications such as a Terry Adcox seat. Engine smoothness is similar but since the CB is in the break in period, I can’t fairly compare power other than the DL is more torquey at lower rpm’s though the CB is more than adequate.

    I won’t hi jack the picture thread any longer but it would be hard to go wrong either way. I suggest test riding both to see which suits you and your needs better. I would likely be happy with either after appropriate farkles.
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  2. Bigshot

    Bigshot Been here awhile

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  3. danster302

    danster302 n00b

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    Thanks Bigshot
  4. RimBenty

    RimBenty Greg - Bender of Rims

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  5. Bigshot

    Bigshot Been here awhile

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    They sure look similar. Ha, I just ordered a pair of amber wide angle filters yesterday. I'm hoping the yellow lights will make me more visible. They sure make a big difference when cagers notice me at a road crossing.

    Biostorm, in my opinion you are not hijacking anything but sharing information and opinions that will help out the community.
  6. Homer GSA

    Homer GSA R1200GSA 2008

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    Hi ThirtyOne

    Can you tell me what brand the bags are on the side of the tank?

    More photos?

    cheers

    H
  7. Homer GSA

    Homer GSA R1200GSA 2008

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    New baby....

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  8. Homer GSA

    Homer GSA R1200GSA 2008

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    Next to its big brother;

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  9. Johnytuono

    Johnytuono Been here awhile

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    Doesn't look that much smaller does it...what model BMW is it please ?
  10. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Unicorn breeder

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    It's got the same size wheels and needs to fit a 6' human... however, the CB appears to be half the width of the GSA tank* ;o)

    Jx

    *edit. I mean of course the fuel tank of the GSA, not that the GSA itself is a tank...

    ...or do I? ;o)
  11. Homer GSA

    Homer GSA R1200GSA 2008

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    It’s a 2008 GS Adventure with 365’000 kms on it. Fantastic bike.

    Looks are a bit deceiving. The GS is much much bigger. Will get some shots outside :)
  12. KillerDyller

    KillerDyller Teabagged your drumset Supporter

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    Talimena scenic byway
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    Natchez Trace Parkway

    Another good trip on the CBX.
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  13. AmbientMoto

    AmbientMoto Been here awhile

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    The Trace is awesome!
  14. KillerDyller

    KillerDyller Teabagged your drumset Supporter

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    Everyone I knew who has rode it told me the same thing. I was very underwhelmed with it though!

    Different strokes for different folks.
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  15. AmbientMoto

    AmbientMoto Been here awhile

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    It's definitely NOT an "exciting" ride... but it can be a really enjoyable one. I live a few miles away though, so it's an easy choice.
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  16. MFS

    MFS Been here awhile

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    MFS
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  17. MFS

    MFS Been here awhile

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    In the prairies, when you do a 700 kms day trip just to see water. You damn sure take a picture of it. 20190824_121429.jpg
    MFS
    To pride myself on tire of choice...
    That front is 2 years old, has almost 20,000 kms on it and looks like new still.
    Kenda Big Block 130/80. For me it's the only tire from now on up front, thought I'd share the love.
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  18. lostname

    lostname Adventurer

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    Took the bike for a spin around the country with the wife. Handles like a charm.

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  19. CCer

    CCer missing Supporter

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    I’m just back from several days riding the back roads of the Central and Southern California coast. This is on day 1 on Hudson Ranch Rd west of Frazier Park heading down to the Carrizo Plain.

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  20. NS1965

    NS1965 Adventurer

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    Some pics from this week. The last from the Wharf Rat Rally in Digby.
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