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Fair Weather Rider
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Prodical Return

Post by Fair Weather Rider on Thu 16 Aug 2018, 3:59 pm

As some of you are aware, sold my CB500s in June and bought a BMWf700gs What a machine, power and handling to match.
55 mpg, upright riding position, only one problem...
Even with the low seat that I had on it, I was very unsteady at junctions, my feet only just touching the ground, too tall and too heavy for me, nearly fell off it three times in one day, that was enough of a warning for me, it had to go.
My mate said, try a Honda CB500x, so I did, too tall again, just tip toes on the deck.
Why don't these manufacturers cater for us small riders, the are missing out on a huge market, I love the look of the adventure bikes, but they are all too tall.
Anyhow, I digress, as if by Magic a CB500x appeared on Autotrader, with lowered suspension and full Panniers and top box and all the other bits, Heated Grips etc.
Bought it...…...can sit on and touch floor and it is sooooo much lighter, will let you guys know how I get on.

happy again.
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teamster1975
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Location : Woking, Surrey

Re: Prodical Return

Post by teamster1975 on Thu 16 Aug 2018, 6:25 pm

Welcome back! You'll have to pop up a photo of your new ride! Cool
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hh_12345
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Post by hh_12345 on Thu 16 Aug 2018, 7:03 pm

I also loved the adventure bike image until I got one only to realise these tall heavy bikes are teh horror.

To make things worse it was my first motorcycle. I sold it instantly with great determination, barely covering 300km with it.
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GollyGosh
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Re: Prodical Return

Post by GollyGosh on Fri 17 Aug 2018, 11:38 am

Perhaps we should have a sweepstake on when Fair Weather Rider gets a CB5 94-03? Smile
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Fair Weather Rider
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Location : Tenbury Wells

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Post by Fair Weather Rider on Fri 17 Aug 2018, 6:52 pm

@GollyGosh wrote:Perhaps we should have a sweepstake on when Fair Weather Rider gets a CB5 94-03? Smile
Is the CB500x that bad then? Laughing
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Beresford
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Location : not that far from Kirkistown

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Post by Beresford on Fri 17 Aug 2018, 7:00 pm

@Fair Weather Rider wrote:
@GollyGosh wrote:Perhaps we should have a sweepstake on when Fair Weather Rider gets a CB5 94-03? Smile
Is the CB500x that bad then? Laughing
Well it is 10bhp down you know.
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Jameshambleton
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Post by Jameshambleton on Sat 18 Aug 2018, 6:04 pm

Hey welcome to the foru.... hang on a minute
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Fair Weather Rider
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Post by Fair Weather Rider on Sat 18 Aug 2018, 6:49 pm

@Beresford wrote:
@Fair Weather Rider wrote:
@GollyGosh wrote:Perhaps we should have a sweepstake on when Fair Weather Rider gets a CB5 94-03? Smile
Is the CB500x that bad then? Laughing
Well it is 10bhp down you know.
Certainly does not feel like it, very responsive on the throttle handles and steers well.
Took it for a 50 mile run today and was well impressed.
Wouldn't say it was better that the CB500s but as good.

Happy days.
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Fair Weather Rider
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Post by Fair Weather Rider on Sat 18 Aug 2018, 6:50 pm

@Jameshambleton wrote:Hey welcome to the foru.... hang on a minute
Hi James, how are things? did you get your rear brakes sorted?
Regards.
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Fair Weather Rider
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Re: Prodical Return

Post by Fair Weather Rider on Sun 09 Sep 2018, 5:16 pm

Posting piccy's of CB500X, sorry it's been so long, getting much more used to it now and loving it.
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Crash- Elmit
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Location : Rothwell, Nr Kettering

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Post by Crash- Elmit on Sun 09 Sep 2018, 6:13 pm

Very nice. I've decided to bite the bullet and have put in a bid to buy a cbf600 as my 500 needs a engine strip to check the cam chain but I cant get the rear mounting bolt out  and don't want the bike off the road for ages
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tt fan
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Location : Cambridge

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Post by tt fan on Tue 11 Sep 2018, 7:20 am

Very nice new bike.
I like the look of the 500X a lot
But i know myself and the temptation of all the Rally Raid suspension options mean i would end up spending enough to have bought the zzr1400 i really want..!!
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Fair Weather Rider
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Post by Fair Weather Rider on Thu 20 Sep 2018, 1:45 pm

Know the feeling, I have spent a load already, taller screen, gear indicator, now looking at silencers.
Does it ever end?  Very Happy

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