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Forum: Road Warriors 06-30-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 409,723
Posted By drdubb
Tough choice. I've got a DR 650 which I like very...

Tough choice. I've got a DR 650 which I like very much. I think the power characteristics are similar. If you ever ride hard enough to drop the bike, get a DR. The plasics on the NC are expensive....
Forum: Road Warriors 06-23-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 409,723
Posted By drdubb
I have a DR 650 and had a 750 Nighthawk. The NC...

I have a DR 650 and had a 750 Nighthawk. The NC is more like the DR. I do love the low end torque. Pulls evenly all the way up. At highway speeds you many need to downshift to pass. That's the only...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-18-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,296
Posted By drdubb
Yes,,,would love to see your route.

Yes,,,would love to see your route.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-15-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,296
Posted By drdubb
I'm gonna map your route and go do it myself. ...

I'm gonna map your route and go do it myself.
(hopefully without a deer strike)
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-15-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,732
Posted By drdubb
ok..I'm in...

ok..I'm in...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-12-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 20,717
Posted By drdubb
No day is wasted. You are on a riding adventure!

No day is wasted. You are on a riding adventure!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-11-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 147,961
Posted By drdubb
I appreciate you guys scouting my bucket list...

I appreciate you guys scouting my bucket list trip. You are doing a great job. Keep it up as I'm taking notes.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-01-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 25,611
Posted By drdubb
I've got an exhaust you can have. I'm located in...

I've got an exhaust you can have. I'm located in Raleigh, but out of town until Saturday. If you want to drive to Raleigh before then, I'll have my daughter set it outside.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-30-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5,123
Views: 1,083,595
Posted By drdubb
the washboard shook one loose, that's why I...

the washboard shook one loose, that's why I drilled the holes and added the clevis pin. The sad part was that I did not even notice I'd lost one. When Robbie did not appear in my mirrors for awhile,...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-29-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5,123
Views: 1,083,595
Posted By drdubb
Clean nighthawk...is that a '91?

Clean nighthawk...is that a '91?
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-27-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 25,611
Posted By drdubb
I am totally impressed. I would have melted down,...

I am totally impressed. I would have melted down, burned the bike and flown home. You've done what many intrepid explorers have done in the past and made a solution from what you had on hand and you...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-24-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5,123
Views: 1,083,595
Posted By drdubb
Thought about you that weekend. Hope you guys had...

Thought about you that weekend. Hope you guys had a good weekend... Me...harden up....never...I'm a WUS from way back
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-24-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 25,611
Posted By drdubb
Replacing all the bearings was one of the first...

Replacing all the bearings was one of the first things I did when I got my DR. Apparently, they aren't sealed on the inside. Prone to taking in water. My guess is you will have to do some replacement...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-24-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5,123
Views: 1,083,595
Posted By drdubb
I'm not sure. Its that 670 twin that they say was...

I'm not sure. Its that 670 twin that they say was lifted from a Honda Fit auto.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-23-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5,123
Views: 1,083,595
Posted By drdubb
looks like an africa twin is in the offing. ...

looks like an africa twin is in the offing.

I do love the low cg of the NC
Forum: Road Warriors 05-23-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 409,723
Posted By drdubb
5-7, 28" inseam. I'm on my toes but OK. I've got...

5-7, 28" inseam. I'm on my toes but OK. I've got two inch rox risers on the bars, but feel I need another inch.

The stock seat tips you forward, so you raise the front by about 3/4 ".
Forum: Road Warriors 05-23-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5,123
Views: 1,083,595
Posted By drdubb
I assume you want one for a 650 and the answer is...

I assume you want one for a 650 and the answer is no. Someone tried a non OEM spring and it fatigued and broke. Junk yards may be your best bet.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-21-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 25,611
Posted By drdubb
Way cool!

Way cool!
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-21-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,168
Posted By drdubb
That's the life!

That's the life!
Forum: Road Warriors 05-20-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 409,723
Posted By drdubb
I wish I were closer to good off road...great...

I wish I were closer to good off road...great pics.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-19-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5,123
Views: 1,083,595
Posted By drdubb
KSL Rally

I wasn't sure how this year's annual Kickstand Rally would turn out, but I was determined to have a good time and ride where I wanted to go. Since posting a date and sending out the invitations,...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 7,464
Views: 3,082,910
Posted By drdubb
Went to the NC mountains this past weekend. this...

Went to the NC mountains this past weekend. this trip had several firsts.

New bike
New panniers
First time using a hammock

Every time I take a motorcycle trip, I do something different in...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-18-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 409,723
Posted By drdubb
I wasn't far...my camp was on the other side of...

I wasn't far...my camp was on the other side of Cherokee in Stecoah, NC. We rode northern Ga., and the area around Highlands, Cullowhee, etc.

There were 5 Kentucky riders with out group. Several...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-18-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 409,723
Posted By drdubb
Riding the Blue Ridge Mountains

I attended an Nighthawk Rally this past weekend. ( used to own two, but now have one) However, I took my new NC700XD. Had a great time. Had a weekend total of about 1200 miles, 600 of it wandering...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-13-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 409,723
Posted By drdubb
I put cogent drop ins in my dr650. I'm not quite...

I put cogent drop ins in my dr650. I'm not quite sure how they work since the orifices are not enlarged. Is it b/c the fork oil viscosity is changed.
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7,464
Views: 3,082,910
Posted By drdubb
I just keep a wide mouth bottle in the tent. Need...

I just keep a wide mouth bottle in the tent. Need to make sure that I don't mix it with my usual water bottle.
Forum: Americas 05-11-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 60,499
Posted By drdubb
State road or recreation maps will have...

State road or recreation maps will have campgrounds listed. There are apps that locate campgrounds.
Forum: Americas 05-11-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 60,499
Posted By drdubb
Plus one on the maps... They point to gas and...

Plus one on the maps... They point to gas and motels. If you plan ahead..you can pick up stuff for an evening meal mid afternoon. Carry a freeze dried meal (can be ricearoni or knorr meal with...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-10-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 25,611
Posted By drdubb
You are doing some real adventuring! Huzzaahh to...

You are doing some real adventuring! Huzzaahh to you. :clap
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7,464
Views: 3,082,910
Posted By drdubb
AS a young man I did a lot of tarp backpacking....

AS a young man I did a lot of tarp backpacking. It really has advantages as long as it is not bug season. I'm a lot older now and like my comforts.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-09-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5,123
Views: 1,083,595
Posted By drdubb
I ran heated jacket/grips/ and several USB...

I ran heated jacket/grips/ and several USB devices no problems. Install a digital voltmeter to monitoring charging. Replace bulbs with led to free up wattage.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-03-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 409,723
Posted By drdubb
What a Great Day

http://i1316.photobucket.com/albums/t611/Drdubb76/nc700xd/P1010098_zpsa3fzqcdy.jpg

Decided to load up the NC and see how she handles full panniers. On the way out of town I remembered that my...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-30-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,479
Posted By drdubb
space bags...good idea.

space bags...good idea.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-28-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,479
Posted By drdubb
Rode the trace a few years ago. Really enjoyed...

Rode the trace a few years ago. Really enjoyed it...we got nailed with rain too.

Love the X.

http://dalewarren.blogspot.com/2012/04/natchez-trace-ride-part-one.html
...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-28-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5,123
Views: 1,083,595
Posted By drdubb
Time to move on.

Just sold this one. Hated to see her go. Put 30,000 miles in 5 years. But its time for something new.

http://i1316.photobucket.com/albums/t611/Drdubb76/750%20NIGHTHAWK/P1010052_zpsjwinkxfe.jpg
Forum: Road Warriors 04-23-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 409,723
Posted By drdubb
Excellent service. I think we need to support the...

Excellent service. I think we need to support the best ones...we might need them one day.
Forum: Road Warriors 04-22-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 409,723
Posted By drdubb
I price my tires before I go to the shop. I've...

I price my tires before I go to the shop. I've found that they will meet most online prices. They charge me less to mount if I buy from them. Winner for both. I just bought my NC from them. Got about...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-22-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 409,723
Posted By drdubb
that's a shame, but safety first...

that's a shame, but safety first...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-21-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5,123
Views: 1,083,595
Posted By drdubb
I'd order from Honda...I use western honda, but...

I'd order from Honda...I use western honda, but there are others.

Sometimes I use my local dealer, I ask for 10% off, they give me that and they pay the shipping. Its always fun to go there and...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-11-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 409,723
Posted By drdubb
OBD Love to see more details on your...

OBD

Love to see more details on your electrical installs. I'm collecting my components now and looking for ideas.
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