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Discussion in 'Coffee Shop' started by Jaws, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member Moderator

    I admit it .. the MP3 was a mistake..
    Not fast enough
    Not big enough tank
    And after years of riding 'normal' bikes I cannot get comfy with the riding position

    I still need something smaller and lighter, so went to Wheels in Peterborough today to check out a few options
    Come away with a year old CB500 X with full luggage


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    So if you know anyone who fancies a Piaggio MP3 500 Sport LC with 350 miles on it, for £1600 off ( looking for£7300 ) with heated grips send them my way
     
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  2. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Club Sponsor

    I thought you wanted something with a low(er) seat height than your GS...?
     
  3. Pow-Lo

    Pow-Lo B.I.R.D Legend Club Sponsor

    Why didn’t you trade in your Piaggio?

    Also, you seem to like the Adventure bikes so why not try the GS 800?
     
  4. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Blimey John - 350 miles seems like you haven't given it much of a chance?
     
  5. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member Moderator

    Its the weight difference. And the X seat height is only 31!... I can sit on and flat toot

    Too high and too heavy to move around safely mate
    I believe I will be better off advertising is for sale.
    That was there is a good chance I will get my money back

    15 minutes in to every ride my back get painful
    The AirHawk arrived yesterday.. tried it....... Worked for my bum but I has hoping te 1/2 extra height would help with the riding position .. it does but still an issue


    There is also the issue of tank range... With just a 14 litre tank it is simply not big enough.
    I was really hoping I could get away with it, but working it out, there would be zero safety margin in on the proposed route trough south west Germany and the Austrian Alps on my preferred route
     
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  6. eddyace595

    eddyace595 Old Hand Club Sponsor

    The CB500 range gets good reviews...I like that look of them....Would be interested
    in your opinions on the bike John coming from a Blackbird man....Once you have done
    a few miles on it obviously...(y)
     
  7. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member Moderator

    Pick it up Tuesday
    Got a 60 mile ride home so I get get some idea then
    The short test ride was favourable, but suddenly, for the first time in a long time, I have got to think chain oil !
    It is a bit sparse on creature comforts, but it is a budget bike, and not much that I cannot add my self in that respect..
    It is only about 45 bh so not exactly over powered but it gets there ( eventually ) and is about the best I am likely to get that meets my needs and comes in at 195k wet

    Shame it is not half that weight, I could put it on the back of the van then !
     
  8. ianrobbo1

    ianrobbo1 good looking AND modest Club Sponsor

    And I don't think he means JUST 350 miles this time!!:rolleyes::)
     
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  9. Lee337

    Lee337 Confused Poster Club Sponsor

    Didn't realise Thetford was that far from Peterboroughski, Just a short ride home then.
     
  10. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Club Sponsor

    830mm according to Honda....that's about 32.5".

    Can you handle the extra 1.5".....? ;)

    As an aside.... when did Honda start selling Montessa bikes..? :nusenuse:
     
  11. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member Moderator

    Thats for the 2019 model.. There are a LOT of changes on that one
    Though I was a bit out..31.9 inches
    And it is a LOT lighter than I thought
    Full spec here :

    https://bikez.com/motorcycles/honda_cb500x_2018.php
     
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  12. Malone

    Malone Old Hand Club Sponsor

    Nowt wrong with a modern 500 if you want to throw some clothes on board and bugger off for a week or two. I went to Poland one year and one fellow on his first ever bike and therefore first ever time abroad rode a new 600 Diversion. That was barely a 500 in reality.
     
  13. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    I passed my full motorised cycle licence on a cb500.
     
  14. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member Moderator

    This one will have full camping gear and clobber for 10 days.. plus grub for two days :)
     
  15. Malone

    Malone Old Hand Club Sponsor

    I’m jealous. All I have to look forward to is boarding the Chunnel shuttle in a week or three in the MH and get away for a month or so. My euro tour biking getaways have gotaway from me nowadays.
     
  16. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Club Sponsor

    2018 model is 2kg lighter. I wonder what they added to the '19 one...?
     
  17. Me!

    Me! Utterly retired Club Sponsor

    Grub for two days! You towing a trailer Jon?
     
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  18. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member Moderator

    The whole front end changed.. There is a hole ready to take a 12v or usb socket.
    Also went to all LED light.. the older one only has LED headlight
     
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  19. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    How much room can one fresh pair of pants take?
     
  20. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member Moderator

    Ok..
    check list that I take every year

    Tent
    Bed
    sleeping bag
    chair
    table
    cooker
    kettle
    pots and pans
    cup
    cutlery
    water container

    Tech
    ipad
    kindle
    gopro
    camera
    charging leads
    12v led light ( plugs in to the bike )
    torch

    Cloths
    1 x Jeans
    7 x T's
    7 x cacks
    4 x pairs of socks
    crocs
    fleece
    extra gloves
    wet weather riding gear

    Grub
    box of smash
    2 x tins of beans
    2 x tins corned beef
    sweetners
    powdered milk

    A small selection of tools
    Chain lube
    Puncture repair slime

    ACSI card
    credit card ( post office as no charge for Euro transactions )
    Debit card ( Revolut as usually best exchange rate )
    licence
    insurance
    V5
    passport
    some cash

    Wash bag
    2 x towels

    Bound to have forgotten something but that basically it
     
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