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dickim

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Reply #45 on: August 09, 2018, 05:07:16 am
Hi Bill - we NEED you to buy one, then we get a REAL evaluation  ;D
I am down in Perth and waiting for them to arrive and would consider trading my 2014 C5 (Cream & Tan) which I have to say doesn't vibrate, only faults being the Crap Battery (replaced) broken battery Earth lead & Spark Plug Cap, and the dealer induced oil leak ! but the twin G.T appeals - as did orig G.t apart from starting issues moved me towards the C5.


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Reply #46 on: August 09, 2018, 06:06:09 am
what's the word out west on their arrival date - still October?
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Reply #47 on: August 09, 2018, 05:06:48 pm
The Honda CB500X is a great bike if you like smooth and quiet. Too smooth and quiet for me. The seat is a bit high as well. I'd probably go with the CB500F, or maybe even the Rebel 500. They all have the dame engine. I have a ton of orthopedic issues, but vibration doesn't bother them. What does is stress points, like low bars or high rearset footpegs. I just can't ride in that position without serious pain. My B5 has a pretty neutral riding position that I have ridden 300 miles with in one day. One thing about Honda is it's extreme reliability. It should easily pass 100,000 miles without anything going wrong.


But I have ridden Japanese bikes all my life, and want something with character, which even Japanese v-twin cruisers don't have. That's why I bought a Royal Enfield Bullet and a Harley Davidson Sportster. I just love the sound and feel they have.
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Reply #48 on: August 09, 2018, 07:31:14 pm
suitcasejefferson
good to see you back on the forum. yeah I think I need something like the cb500x if I want to go with the odd ride or two with a mate. I have not been riding with any-one for 6 years and that was when I bought the first C5
I actually found it a struggle keeping up with a big softail Harley -especially on the steep local hills.
i'd much rather ride by myself but if my mate insists and he has a Harley and triumph - this cb500x might do the job.
placed the deposit and the bike shop guaranteed - I wont have trouble cruising or pulling hills at 60 mph
well in 10 days....I will find out!  LOL
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Reply #49 on: August 10, 2018, 06:01:25 am
Yes suggesting Oct / Nov here - and we now have 2 dealers :D


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Reply #50 on: August 10, 2018, 06:18:40 am
good! in that case I have plenty of time to re-coupe and cover the 650 purchase. that is after the cb500x
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Reply #51 on: August 11, 2018, 11:31:05 am
i'd much rather ride by myself but if my mate insists and he has a Harley and triumph - this cb500x might do the job.

If your mate insists, tell him to ride the Harley and hop on his Triumph...


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Reply #52 on: August 11, 2018, 01:22:00 pm
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Reply #53 on: August 11, 2018, 08:00:37 pm
well the triumph he has is the newchurch model I think and that $25,000 plus Harley - he won brand new in a bike raffle....only took one $50 ticket too ::) ;D how's that for luck.
but if I really wanted to ride a triumph -I think I'd just buy one. apart from that I wouldn't get on another guys bike....I think it spells trouble.
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Reply #54 on: August 15, 2018, 09:16:49 pm
my cb500x is only days away now from the scheduled delivery date. it will be good to put both the c5 and the cb500x together as a comparison re-view
why? you may ask. well the very minor complaint which come against the cb500x on a regular basis is the fact that it hasn't got a gear change indicator...LOL
those testers would have a lot more to worry about than that if testing out an enfield ;)
my comparison testing out the new 018 bikes ...LOL will be something like -  500's FOR TWO....WHAT GEAR OH DEAR!  ;)
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Reply #55 on: August 15, 2018, 10:28:31 pm
Hi Bill - re gear change indicator - my Versys didn't have one so fitted a neat little $15 unit (Bangood) that worked well  :)


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Reply #56 on: August 15, 2018, 10:47:33 pm
thanks for the info. ive never had a bike with a gear indictor so something to think about. I guess the 650 interceptor wouldn't have one either...could be a 3 way shootout...lol
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Reply #57 on: August 18, 2018, 11:56:28 am
I'm a new Pegasus owner in the UK. Just curious why you wanted to sell it after such a short time?

I have the Honda NC which is similar to the CB500x. I find it a pretty good bike and it's quite satisfying going down the motorway at 80mph and seeing 80mpg (imperial) on the display. It's certainly a different ride to the RE.
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Reply #58 on: August 18, 2018, 12:16:13 pm
The end of your silencer looks silver in the second photo, is it? My serial No is only 42 away from yours, be good to get some order in the serial Nos, I'm in the UK.


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Reply #59 on: August 18, 2018, 09:11:49 pm
Good God Almighty, Wild Bill! Are you seriously already trying to shed that "Pigasus"?!? Has she even had her first oil change? Please, I beg of you--before we all stage some sort of "intercontinental intervention"--Get yourself a tip-top old "iron belly." Instead of flushing a couple-few grand down the khazi every couple of moons, divert a couple large to really tarting that old bitch up Hitchcock-style, and then turn her out on the streets. Embrace the good vibrations. All of them, for their/there are many and they are all good. Seriously dude, I too have had many rides, but by FAR my favorite so far has been this old 2005 iron belly. Sure, it sports a left-hard shift, but it's a 5-speed, so worth the ascent up the learning curve for me, used as I am to mere 4-speeds yonder to starboard. Still, the only bike I might ever cash her in for might be a Vincent Comet thoroughly gone over by my main Vincent man My-Ty. Otherwise, no deal. So there. Get one. Get some, and belay that whinging!
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