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Forum: Road warriors Today, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5,694
Views: 1,162,084
Posted By kpinvt
The SW-Motech plate fits fine with the Givi bars....

The SW-Motech plate fits fine with the Givi bars. It DOES NOT look anywhere near as robust as the plate made by Hondabikepro. It's almost invisible on my !RED! bike. A quality product though, the...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-28-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,587
Posted By kpinvt
In 2500 miles of ownership of a 2014 NC700X DCT...

In 2500 miles of ownership of a 2014 NC700X DCT I've gotten between a low of 58 MPG during break-in and a high of 72 MPG with an average of 64 MPG. I guess I'm just easily amused. I would buy another...
Forum: Vendors 02-26-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,216
Posted By kpinvt
Got 'Em

I picked up the Givi E22 cases from a Fedex location about 40 miles from my house today. The cases came in last night and were supposed to be on a truck for delivery today. I didn't want them dropped...
Forum: Vendors 02-19-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,216
Posted By kpinvt
I just got an email from Filippo Quadrelli at...

I just got an email from Filippo Quadrelli at Motostorm. My cases have been picked up by FedEx on 02-19-2015 at 1528 in Morciano Di Romagna which is about 4 hours north of Rome on the Adriatic coast....
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,258
Posted By kpinvt
I'm just guessing, I'm not an engineer but the...

I'm just guessing, I'm not an engineer but the patent applications I've seen where Honda has thought of hanging two wheels off of the front of this frame says to me it's a pretty rugged design. The...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,741
Posted By kpinvt
Old School

KY Jelly



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Forum: Vendors 02-13-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,216
Posted By kpinvt
Just Ordered Panniers

Just now I ordered a set of Givi E22 panniers with payment via Paypal. The page I ordered from stated the item would be shipped in "7/8 days". The clock is ticking. I know from past experience that...
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5,694
Views: 1,162,084
Posted By kpinvt
I have the SW-Motech skid plate but its been too...

I have the SW-Motech skid plate but its been too cold to try putting it on my DCT bike. One of the vendors on the nc-700 forum by the name of Hondabikepro makes a skid plate for the NC700X, both the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,117
Posted By kpinvt
Manual vs DCT

I don't think the folks who ride the manual bike experience the bike the same way as owners of the DCT do. A big Thank You to LandAir in Vermont for allowing me to put the first miles on two bikes. I...
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,117
Posted By kpinvt
Jonesing Bad

It's winter here in Vermont and I'm craving a ride on my DCT. I don't remember ever having the craving for a ride on a bike like I feel for this bike right now. The past few winters I didn't feel as...
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,117
Posted By kpinvt
Passo Dordona, Lombardia, Italy NC700XD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soXcx6iD1wA


Passo Crocedomini-Maniva - Honda NC700X DCT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0M-HMC949Y
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 133,673
Posted By kpinvt
Passo Dordono, Lombardia, Italy NC700XD

Automatico!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soXcx6iD1wA

PS
I have no idea if that is even an Italian word.

PPS
My apologies, I'm not trying to steal this thread, I'm just pointing...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,117
Posted By kpinvt
Add One More Honda Twin To The Mix

In the March 2015 Motorcyclist magazine on page 10 in the section titled Up To Speed they are featuring a Honda supercharged parallel twin sport bike with a Dual Clutch Transmission based on the same...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,117
Posted By kpinvt
Like I said a thread for ALL of the DCT bikes...

Like I said a thread for ALL of the DCT bikes sold by Honda. The CTX700 was the first DCT bike I tried. I thought the transmission was super, I just didn't like the seating position. Last summer I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-25-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,672
Posted By kpinvt
That !RED! bike looks even better in California.

That !RED! bike looks even better in California.
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,117
Posted By kpinvt
Honda DCT Only

I think a thread dedicated to Honda's DCT bikes is needed here. One place to talk about this great transmission on all of the bikes Honda sells with this option. I have a 2014 Honda NC700XD with the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1,265
Views: 327,592
Posted By kpinvt
That's interesting, I'm going to have to try that...

That's interesting, I'm going to have to try that on my DCT. I'm sure you and I have completely different riding styles but I have never hit the limiter. I had the DCT up to 30MPH in first gear in...
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 133,673
Posted By kpinvt
Super RR

I'm about half way through and have to say the historical content is great. I really appreciate the work that is being put into your posts. I'm tickled to see the Honda NC700X is doing so well. I'd...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-02-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By kpinvt
ALWAYS take the long way home.

ALWAYS take the long way home.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-18-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,831
Posted By kpinvt
I own and love the DCT 700X. Downshifting is...

I own and love the DCT 700X. Downshifting is instantly available by tapping the "-" button under the left grip by your thumb. Upshifts are with the "+" button by your forefinger on the opposite side...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-17-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 14,995
Posted By kpinvt
Welcome To Vermont

We've been here for almost 25 years. We moved up from Brooklyn, NY. The weather here can get pretty interesting. People from away complain about how nasty the weather can get and I always reply, "It...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-10-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,104
Posted By kpinvt
The HD200 looks like a fine machine....

The HD200 looks like a fine machine. http://www.alliancepowersports.com/models/hd.html

You should test ride a CTX. I did and thought the seat was too low for me. I've met people on the road riding...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-09-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,104
Posted By kpinvt
I do too. But if I have to mess with a chain to...

I do too. But if I have to mess with a chain to have what this bike offers, I'll do it.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-09-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,104
Posted By kpinvt
Front and rear wheels on the NC700X are both 17...

Front and rear wheels on the NC700X are both 17 inches. All of the bikes in the New Concept range have 17 inch wheels except for the NM4 which has an 18 inch wheel up front with 17 inch in the rear,...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-09-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,104
Posted By kpinvt
At 60 years of age I'm in the same boat. I have...

At 60 years of age I'm in the same boat. I have arthritis, my joints hurt, I can't sit on bike with a low seat for more than half an hour without aching. I was experiencing trouble with my left hand....
Forum: Battle scooters 11-09-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,104
Posted By kpinvt
The NC700X has a Dual Clutch Transmission. It has...

The NC700X has a Dual Clutch Transmission. It has six real gears instead of six ratio points like on a CVT. There are three drive modes on the bike: Drive for the greatest fuel economy, upshifting at...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-09-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,104
Posted By kpinvt
Yep. They are very soft and sticky. Still...

Yep.

They are very soft and sticky. Still pretty sticky at 36 PSI (2.48 Bar) front and 42 PSI (2.89 Bar) rear. At 2400 miles the are very worn.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-08-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,104
Posted By kpinvt
This is a bit long winded. I spent most of a...

This is a bit long winded.

I spent most of a year researching my next bike. I asked myself what was it about the Honda Silver Wing that led to much higher mileage figures than any of the other...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-07-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,104
Posted By kpinvt
I haven't had this much fun riding since I owned...

I haven't had this much fun riding since I owned a Honda Silver Wing scooter five years ago. That bike was a superb mile eater on the highway. Not great on bumpy roads which is why I got rid of it....
Forum: Battle scooters 11-07-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,104
Posted By kpinvt
Got My Scooter Back - Honda NC700X DCT

This is a scooter that looks like a "real" motorcycle.

It's late in the riding season here in Vermont. I thought I had already posted this on ADV.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-06-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,032
Posted By kpinvt
Not for sale in the USA I'll bet. I'd love one in...

Not for sale in the USA I'll bet. I'd love one in Yamaha Racing colors.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-06-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,417
Posted By kpinvt
[QUOTE=bandito2;25317239]The other thing about...

[QUOTE=bandito2;25317239]The other thing about this is that if the bike happens to slow down enough for the clutch to disengage, it will begin to
freewheel and pick up speed. This would happen...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1,265
Views: 327,592
Posted By kpinvt
I have a 2014 DCT and at one time owned a Honda...

I have a 2014 DCT and at one time owned a Honda Silver Wing scooter. I used to love cracking the throttle open on the Silver Wing at a stop light. I'm just the same with the NCXD which is probably...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-16-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,083
Posted By kpinvt
I had a 2003 silver Wing for two years and in...

I had a 2003 silver Wing for two years and in that tiime I put 21,000 miles on the bike, the highest milage of any of the bikes I have owned. But, having owned the Silver Wing and now owning a 2014...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 865
Views: 194,881
Posted By kpinvt
When I had my PC800 I looked into getting a...

When I had my PC800 I looked into getting a stator with a higher output. All of the shops I contacted said it can't be done. One shop said there is not enough room in the engine case for a more...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-16-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 20,084
Posted By kpinvt
I have owned a 2014 NC700XD since the end of...

I have owned a 2014 NC700XD since the end of July. The bike is a hoot to ride. I will have a DCT on a bike from now on. Everything the manual bike has is on the DCT version. You want engine braking?...
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5,694
Views: 1,162,084
Posted By kpinvt
I used one of these: ...

I used one of these:

http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B008PMGFN6/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1E6QTAGYFP53B

On my NC. I bought mine several years ago from Walmart or some such...
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,859
Posted By kpinvt
Thanks for posting this, I just figured out how...

Thanks for posting this, I just figured out how old my two piece suit is. 22 years (12-23-1991) for the jacket and 21 (04-20-1993) years for the pants. I bought it on Ebay three years ago in the dead...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5,694
Views: 1,162,084
Posted By kpinvt
Is this three instances with the same rider? ...

Is this three instances with the same rider?

I know this reply is more than a few days late. I just picked up a new NCX DCT today.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-03-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,179
Posted By kpinvt
I've been doing research on smaller bikes which I...

I've been doing research on smaller bikes which I might have to get if I can't figure out what to do about my arthritic hips. I spent the past two days looking at info on the Burgman 400. Nice bike,...
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