I am not a fan of modificatios. But, I also have the Rally Raid levers, footpegs and exhaust. They all make a huge difference for riding off road for all the same reasons you described.I got the Motech footpegs from twisted throttle, I debated the exhaust for a while too. I think your 2017 model has the newer style exhaust, the 2016 one looked horrendous, and my size 12 feet kept hitting it even when sitting. The scorpion also sounds way better, not loud or obnoxious, just deep and clean. I got it from Rally raid UK, with the levers and shipping for $630. The levers are shorter and adjustable on both sides, the black finish also looks better, and they're more ergonomical.
The exhaust seems like alot, keep in mind there's no sawing or cutting, Honda's just slips off. this is a bonus, because If you ever sell the bike the exhaust works on all CB500X, F, and R models and is an easy sell. Takes less than 5-10 mins to put on and off, so you may get some dough back... a big maybe.
I live in Mississauga and if you want to hear or see any of this stuff, I can meet up
My 2013 stock headlight is the dimmest absolute worst headlight I've seen on any vehicle. Period!Found the lights pretty decent. Lovely night out. What year is your CBX?
Very nice was seeing 311 km for a 13.75 fillup ...still had two bars left. What happens when it gets to reserve?
Got 20 minutes out ...want to go up to the Forks early if it's not foggy.
Have you ridden a sealed beam headlight before?My 2013 stock headlight is the dimmest absolute worst headlight I've seen on any vehicle. Period!
I still use it because I do not ride at night much. I should upgrade it for safety reasons though.