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CBF 500 as an adventure bike

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Ray Baxter
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CBF 500 as an adventure bike

Post by Ray Baxter on Mon 25 Apr 2016, 10:51 pm

I'm curious to find out more about this kind of set up - see Rally Raid - creating more of an adventure bike out of the CBF. Has anyone tried it? are there cheaper ways of doing a similar thing?

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Re: CBF 500 as an adventure bike

Post by liverpool_f_ on Tue 26 Apr 2016, 9:04 am

At £700 I think there are cheaper ways of doing most things! Also, those are for the current model cb500x/f/r which are very different bikes. By the time you bought a new one of those and those shocks you would be way past the point that you could buy a decent adventure bike like a used Transalp etc. 

Have a look in the general section for a video series including a guy who has gone to Sahara and back on a stock CB500 so it can be done.
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Re: CBF 500 as an adventure bike

Post by liverpool_f_ on Tue 26 Apr 2016, 9:06 am

As a side note, if I was to go adventure touring on a cb500 my first purchase would be a set of dual purpose tyres. I might no bother with too much after that
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Re: CBF 500 as an adventure bike

Post by eternally_troubled on Tue 26 Apr 2016, 1:14 pm

If you needed a longer shock/more travel you could probably get TEC shocks or Hagon to make you a custom one for less... maybe. I doubt it is that critical...

To add to the dual purpose tyres you'll probably want a bash plate on the bottom of the frame/sump/engine area, plus, if possible, move the front mudguard up a bit...
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Re: CBF 500 as an adventure bike

Post by Beresford on Tue 26 Apr 2016, 10:48 pm

Have a look at this
http://engineeredtoslide.com/2016/03/the-road-to-and-from-the-premiers/
to see what can be done with unlikely bikes.

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