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Old 02-09-2014, 10:16 AM   #42
bwalsh
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Originally Posted by markk53 View Post

Oddly enough a CX500 actually makes a bit of sense - ever see how much ground clearance they have? Makes some adventure bikes jealous! I swear it had to be about 10" or more! Some good shocks and forks along with dual sport tires would put that bike firmly in the Adventure bike class.



18 or 19" front wheel, stock forks and shock length close to stock, and the bottom of the engine is nearly in-line with the axle centerline! That's ground clearance.
Pretty cool bike, but it could use a skid plate.

An inmate I know uses a CX500 as a dual sport. It's still basically stock though...


That's the best photo I have of it. He easily kept up with us on an old jeep trail. After riding with him I've been looking hard at CX500's. Water cooled, shaft drive, bullet proof reliability, what's not to love? Every now and then a nice one comes up for sale on CL.
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