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Stevie Gimo
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500 on a 500

Post by Stevie Gimo on Thu 01 Feb 2018, 6:59 pm

Anyone done the "North Coast 500" on their CB500? Wondering if it's to small or good to go?
Your thoughts / experience
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Re: 500 on a 500

Post by GollyGosh on Thu 01 Feb 2018, 8:18 pm

I was looking at the website the other week and have the same question. 

It would be a trip in itself for me to get there, 439 miles each way, so wouldn't want to go and be underwhelmed...
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Re: 500 on a 500

Post by trevor machine on Fri 02 Feb 2018, 7:33 am

My main worry would be how wet I'd get. My mate used to do a similar route each year as his annual holiday, from what I can gather. He loved it, but he said he regularly got wet.
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Re: 500 on a 500

Post by tt fan on Fri 02 Feb 2018, 10:44 am

This is on my list too! Agree with Golly G that getting up there and back from anywhere south-east is the hard part. I wouldn't fancy many 500 plus mile days in a row in the standard 500 seat! Once up there i think the cb would be the perfect bike as some of the roads are small. Going up to Stontian in May so will take advice from friends who know better there - couple of them have done it on c90's which confirms our 500's will be fine. The scenery up there is breathtaking so if you can make enough time to enjoy the ride you will not be underwhelmed! Nice as it would be, i don't think it's a ride up there in a day, do the 500 in a day or two, ride back next day kind of thing - i'll attempt it when i have at least a week 'spare'.
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Re: 500 on a 500

Post by Jameshambleton on Fri 02 Feb 2018, 10:51 am

The cb500 would do it no problem. Note the miles on the left hand side
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Re: 500 on a 500

Post by motofan on Fri 02 Feb 2018, 2:35 pm

"Must do" West coast Scotland, go and get lost! DON'T MISS Bealach na Ba to Applecross also, just my suggestion after being guided there by a friend, cross over to Skye via the Kyleera ferry, beautiful!

Of course the rain needs to be vertical, not horizontal to really appreciate the ambiance, glorious when the sun does come out.

Like Nike.....Just do it.
Stevie Gimo
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Re: 500 on a 500

Post by Stevie Gimo on Fri 02 Feb 2018, 2:51 pm

Thanks for the responses so far, just trying to convince Swmbo now.......
She's not keen on 2 wheels, used to be, but not any more  Crying or Very sad
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Re: 500 on a 500

Post by GollyGosh on Fri 02 Feb 2018, 8:29 pm

Sounds like a good excuse to go solo.  Fast and light whilst saving fuel...
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Re: 500 on a 500

Post by Stevie Gimo on Fri 02 Feb 2018, 8:35 pm

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
Could take my sons westie I suppose.......
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Re: 500 on a 500

Post by Oafski on Sat 03 Feb 2018, 12:13 pm

There was a very good article in the November 2016 issue of Motorcycle Sport and Leisure on this. The author rode the new CB500X

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