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Thread: CB500X Rally Raid

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    For the type of bike it's not that heavy..Under 200 kilos kerb weight... That's lighter than a 660 Tenere
    Rally Raid kit adds a bit of weight and is top quality. It totally transforms the bike
    It still feels like a push bike compared to a 1200GS
    It is also surprisingly good off road and silky smooth on the road

    These vids are worth a watch and show how durable the bike is

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Rs2GnsSKk0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcdDYWfJ-_Y

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    I have ridden the naked version of the range and the motor is a real peach, unlike the 750, which is mundane (although I know some disagree). I would like one in supermoto guise with a better shock etc.

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    Ordered a red CB500x today, Morocco here I come!

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    Good for you John, I picked up one last week and I am pleased with it. As Grim points out it will only get heavier with the RR kit fitted but not as heavy as a Beemer...!! Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archie Adv View Post
    Good for you John, I picked up one last week and I am pleased with it. As Grim points out it will only get heavier with the RR kit fitted but not as heavy as a Beemer...!! Enjoy.
    Thanks, trying not to look too much at their kit! Not an off-road god, so no need for the golden wheels etc, which means money for other "essentials" :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Armstrong View Post
    Ordered a red CB500x today, Morocco here I come!
    Rally raid kit makes the bike...Suspension is shite standard unless you want to stay on the road

    Morocco hey did that a couple of years ago on KLE500's with a mate
    Not your first choice you would think but they proved to be bullet proof ..Unlike the KTM
    I would not hesitate to take the Honda












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    Quote Originally Posted by Garry H View Post

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    That got my fizz gland going

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    ...it looks like it can take a bashing on the rocks

    https://youtu.be/S7jpOMaGnps
    Sell my bike?
    I would rather stick wasps up my arse !

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    ...it looks like it can take a bashing on the rocks

    https://youtu.be/S7jpOMaGnps
    Great quote.....

    "You can be a hero in the back of a helicopter" !
    KEA

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    Took mine for a fair test...It's surprisingly good

    A few pics http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthr...=1#post4701921

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    Spotted one of these in Oxted the other day with high-level Scorpion exhaust etc. Not sure if it had the full RRP upgrades but it looked very nice. Any other Tossers gone down the 500x route? Opinions? Could be tempted myself once I get my life sorted out
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    The 500X from 2016 onwards had a design change around the foot-peg sub-frame which means they won't take the high-level exhaust as seen on older RR bikes. For river crossings that would be a no-no. But if you're not doing river crossings it ain't a problem I guess

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    The one I saw is on a 67 plate and definitely had high level exhaust - RRP also sell the Scorpion exhaust so maybe the design has been changed for later bikes? A more significant issue with the high level exhaust is that the RRP soft luggage carriers can’t be fitted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Frost View Post
    A more significant issue with the high level exhaust is that the RRP soft luggage carriers can’t be fitted.
    Good point..!

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