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Honda New 400cc lineup 2013, CB400F, CB400X, CBR400R


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Guys - started a new thread here for the 400X. The title of this thread doesn't seem to jive with what we're discussing. Hope some of the owners can share their ownership experience there: http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/showthread.php/400784-Honda-400X?p=8013354#post8013354

 

Roger that. Can you PM the moderators to close the other CB400X thread then please ?

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@jyew777 would love to follow them as well, if you get a lead on that let us know here please :)

 

Thanks a lot guys for all the info on the fuel, learned quite a bit!

 

Here's a pic to get back to topic!

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This is where I 'chatted' with them:

http://www.rideasia.net/

 

I also found this place located in Chiang Mai and rents bikes, organizes rides in the region:

http://www.riderscorner.net/

 

I will be trying to make a trip there and rent a small bike and have a 1-2 day ride in the area. Looks like a friendly bunch.

 

Is that your bike in the pic? I'm not too sure about putting metal boxes as side panniers on a small bike like this. I was thinking a metal box for the top case and soft luggage for the side. The wolfman soft luggage looks perfect for this but they are not available here unless someone knows where to get them.

Any suggestions from the crowd here would be welcome.

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No it's not mine, just a photo I thought was nice.

 

I would go the same way as you, soft panniers on the side. On my current bike, I don't even have a top box. Top boxes uglify a bike, and I don't know why it's such a big deal in SG. The only top box I think with a nice look is the Trax.

 

Not sure who imports Wolfman. The main issue with soft panniers for SG commute is security. Most of them don't have a reliable locking mechanism if any at all. If only for touring, one can go without locks since most of the time you'll be a few feet from the bike or can carry the pannier with you in the hotel room.

 

I'm using Ortlieb waterproof panniers. Toured with them and now using them for normal day to day in SG. Perfect to keep the riding gear and laptop bag or groceries. Used a Pacsafe mesh bag around them to secure them. Not super good looking but super practical.

 

What I love about soft panniers is the light weight, and the fact that they take very little space and you can squeeze in traffic easily.

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This is where I 'chatted' with them:

http://www.rideasia.net/

 

I also found this place located in Chiang Mai and rents bikes, organizes rides in the region:

http://www.riderscorner.net/

 

I will be trying to make a trip there and rent a small bike and have a 1-2 day ride in the area. Looks like a friendly bunch.

 

Is that your bike in the pic? I'm not too sure about putting metal boxes as side panniers on a small bike like this. I was thinking a metal box for the top case and soft luggage for the side. The wolfman soft luggage looks perfect for this but they are not available here unless someone knows where to get them.

Any suggestions from the crowd here would be welcome.

 

Replied you here: http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/showthread.php/400784-Honda-400X?p=8013354#post8013354

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anyway cb400x owners, does the bike gets heated up ard the tank area ie: where thighs grip the tank?

i've ridden cb400 revo for my 2a pract, and boy, that bike gets heated up and it leaves some red marks around my inner thighs.

it happened not only once, but quite a few times.

 

makes me think twice to buy revo. O.o

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anyway cb400x owners, does the bike gets heated up ard the tank area ie: where thighs grip the tank?

i've ridden cb400 revo for my 2a pract, and boy, that bike gets heated up and it leaves some red marks around my inner thighs.

it happened not only once, but quite a few times.

 

makes me think twice to buy revo. O.o

 

Revo is using a inline 4 engine with EFI, it should be used on a long distance not circuits like BBDC. I have friends owning Revo and having no problems :)

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Do like the page at FB CB 400 X SG

Experience with FB is for this kind of community (riders) it's best to do a group. Couldn;t find the page by searching sorry

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Hope other riders can share on how it is on the road. Wonder if there will be LTA-friendly pipes for this bike soon :) Guys bringing in the pipes, are you reading this?

 

But will freer flowing pipes reduce back pressure and in turn lose torque low to mid rpm ( which appears to be a selling point for this bike ).? Though mid to high rpm will improve. But theres also likely to be vibration issues due to reduced back pressure.

 

I think bikes with valve control systems also have the above issues but is less pronounced.

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No it's not mine, just a photo I thought was nice.

 

I would go the same way as you, soft panniers on the side. On my current bike, I don't even have a top box. Top boxes uglify a bike, and I don't know why it's such a big deal in SG. The only top box I think with a nice look is the Trax.

 

Not sure who imports Wolfman. The main issue with soft panniers for SG commute is security. Most of them don't have a reliable locking mechanism if any at all. If only for touring, one can go without locks since most of the time you'll be a few feet from the bike or can carry the pannier with you in the hotel room.

 

I'm using Ortlieb waterproof panniers. Toured with them and now using them for normal day to day in SG. Perfect to keep the riding gear and laptop bag or groceries. Used a Pacsafe mesh bag around them to secure them. Not super good looking but super practical.

 

What I love about soft panniers is the light weight, and the fact that they take very little space and you can squeeze in traffic easily.

 

Agree with all of the above. I would not put a top box if I had a choice. Not only for cosmetic reason but I do not like anything that raises the center of gravity of the bike. Unfortunately, this bike, when I do get it, is meant to replace my car and will need to fulfill some practical requirements such as a lockable storage area. That's why I really like the NC700X with its built in false-tank storage. With a pair of Wolfman bags , there would be no need for any aluminum box. I always thought metal boxes only look good on the BMW GS bikes for some reason. Its almost like they designed the bikes with the panniers in mind.

However, I only have 2A bikes to choose from thanks to our beloved folks at the LTA who think their licensing system still makes sense. So 400X it is for now until I get a 2 license or I move to another country.

Which Ortlieb bags are you using?

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Agree with all of the above. I would not put a top box if I had a choice. Not only for cosmetic reason but I do not like anything that raises the center of gravity of the bike. Unfortunately, this bike, when I do get it, is meant to replace my car and will need to fulfill some practical requirements such as a lockable storage area. That's why I really like the NC700X with its built in false-tank storage. With a pair of Wolfman bags , there would be no need for any aluminum box. I always thought metal boxes only look good on the BMW GS bikes for some reason. Its almost like they designed the bikes with the panniers in mind.

However, I only have 2A bikes to choose from thanks to our beloved folks at the LTA who think their licensing system still makes sense. So 400X it is for now until I get a 2 license or I move to another country.

Which Ortlieb bags are you using?

 

I'm using these: (Google "Ortlieb motorcycle bags" they are easy to find online)

 

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What I like about them is they can carry loads and are waterproof but also when empty, they can be reduced to super slim bags of no more than 10cm wide.

I had the rack custom made.

 

Agree with the shiokness of the tank trunk on the NC700 - was completely hypnotised by it when I saw it haha.. Wish all bikes had that.

I ride ATGATT so yeah, I understand the need for storage, just the gear only is already taking up some space. Add to that some groceries or a bag and a top box is not enough.

 

In SG in my opinion you gotta go with waterproof. The main issue I have with boxes (all black ones - agree we're staying clear from alu looking boxes), is their rack that usually has too much clearance from the bike body. Making it too wide for traffic.

 

The 500X riders have already started showing their luggage setup, here's one who made DIY soft panniers racks for his Cortech 2.0 : (no idea why the photo is sideways!)

http://www.cbr500riders.com/forum/attachments/honda-cb500x/2370d1376889838-soft-bag-supports-i-made-image.jpg

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I'm using these: (Google "Ortlieb motorcycle bags" they are easy to find online)

 

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What I like about them is they can carry loads and are waterproof but also when empty, they can be reduced to super slim bags of no more than 10cm wide.

I had the rack custom made.

 

Agree with the shiokness of the tank trunk on the NC700 - was completely hypnotised by it when I saw it haha.. Wish all bikes had that.

I ride ATGATT so yeah, I understand the need for storage, just the gear only is already taking up some space. Add to that some groceries or a bag and a top box is not enough.

 

In SG in my opinion you gotta go with waterproof. The main issue I have with boxes (all black ones - agree we're staying clear from alu looking boxes), is their rack that usually has too much clearance from the bike body. Making it too wide for traffic.

 

The 500X riders have already started showing their luggage setup, here's one who made DIY soft panniers racks for his Cortech 2.0 : (no idea why the photo is sideways!)

http://www.cbr500riders.com/forum/attachments/honda-cb500x/2370d1376889838-soft-bag-supports-i-made-image.jpg

 

Only issue with those is that they cannot fit a full-face helmet. I blame it on my big head that I have to wear an XXL lid. Sigh...

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OK now... less we sprain our necks

 

Haha thank you ! :thumb:

 

What type of saddle bags is that?

 

Cortech 2.0

 

 

Only issue with those is that they cannot fit a full-face helmet. I blame it on my big head that I have to wear an XXL lid. Sigh...

 

I abandoned the hope of storing the full face. I use a braided steel cable and lock it to the panniers rack. The helmet hangs on the pillion's footpeg: not as obvious as if hanging from the tail or sitting on the bike, and so far, fingers crossed, it's always there when I get back to the bike. Was super anxious the first few weeks, but it seems to be a good way of locking it.

If it rains or suspect it will and I'm parked without shelter (which seldom happens, I will walk 1km to not park without shelter), I have a few huge plastic bags I wrap the helmet in so it's dry when I come back.

Hope this helps !

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