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Well that didn't last long!!

« on: February 11, 2018, 02:16:49 PM »
Some may recall I bought a 250 Serow unseen & had it delivered late last year, but I've not really taken to it, partially because I've realised that trail riding ain't for me plus the bikes in to gooda Nick for throwing at the scenery, & I need a more road focused bike so currently fancying a CB500X?
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Re: Well that didn't last long!!

« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 02:30:06 PM »
Hi
so what did you do with the sorrow?

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Re: Well that didn't last long!!

« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2018, 03:15:05 PM »
At the moment it's in the garage, been quite a lot of interest in it but a mate has first dibs but I won't need to advertise it they seem to be in great demand.
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Re: Well that didn't last long!!

« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2018, 04:48:41 PM »
currently fancying a CB500X?

So get a test ride.

I did, bought immediately and only my second brand new bike, because they are so cheap.

2 years, 8 countries, 14,000 miles, 75+ mpg, light, nimble, comfy.

This year the big ones are Ireland and Spain.

It has enough go to pass 70 reasonably quickly, will cruise at 90 in a country that allows this.

One down side is it struggles to keep up with some modern saloons at the traffic light GP.

It's real strength is A & B roads, at sane speeds, it's a joy. It enjoyed the Hardknott last year. 
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Re: Well that didn't last long!!

« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2018, 09:42:03 PM »
Planing on getting a test ride but whenever I have a spare day it either pees it down or snows!!
I've been offered a 2016 reg for 3500 may go down that route & fit a few Rally Raid bits maybe?
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Re: Well that didn't last long!!

« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 12:51:29 PM »
I've been offered a 2016 reg for 3500 may go down that route & fit a few Rally Raid bits maybe?

I've no idea on prices but that's not a lot to pay for a whole lot of fun. On the cb500x forum there are many bikes with serious miles on them giving no trouble. 16K is the big service where valves need to be done, maybe a bargaining point. I plan on doing mine myself, then ride it to Spain, so that will focus my mind/fingers.

One guy just rode London to Bangkok on one and shipped it home.

Mine is more or less bog standard, I've no wish to ride on loose stuff but have fitted Avon Trailrunners (?) which are great on tarmac with a bit of tread that can cope with crappy rough roads in the Peak District.

Strangely,  I put a bid in on a Serow last year. I was loaned one in Montana 15 years ago and loved riding it across the prairies, so I have a soft spot for them. Of course the reality of one over here, 15 years on could be quite different. There are in demand I am told.

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Re: Well that didn't last long!!

« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 01:19:03 PM »
Seen another on eBay with 260 miles reg 5 month ago but a 2016 model bike that's even better. 
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Re: Well that didn't last long!!

« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2018, 01:47:05 PM »
Hi
time to re-insure so I had to set a value on the airhead, I choose 3k and got told it was a bit low.  That got me thinking what could I buy if I lost the BM.

For that sort of money (plus a bit) I could get a CB500X which look ok but there seem to be more  CB500F about, what is the difference?

Thanks, not planning to change but the research is never wasted
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Re: Well that didn't last long!!

« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2018, 07:40:08 PM »
more  CB500F about, what is the difference?

Not a whole lot. The X has a nod to "adventure" with a bit more suspension travel, fuel, sit up style. Though I have never sat on an F or considered one because it looked a very ordinary beginner's bike.
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Re: Well that didn't last long!!

« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2018, 03:07:02 PM »
Plus the X looks a bigger bike which for someone like me of "ample proportions" I'd look better on it!!

Still looking though.
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Re: Well that didn't last long!!

« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2018, 03:22:49 PM »
I have had my serow a few years now I got it from fast lines when they were down hanover street and since owning it I have been over to the iom several times and ridden over the lancs area and the little traily is a keeper and not for sale anytime soon  >:(
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