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Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2014, 07:18 AM
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Posted By Kart22
Thumb Hi Snickter, The valve lash checking...

Hi Snickter,

The valve lash checking procedure is much easier than you might expect. The forward inclination of the head requires the radiator to be removed (or loosened) but that's about all....
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5,536
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Posted By Kart22
Thumb Nc700

I really sympathize with those that traded a BMW bike for this NC. I traded my prized G650 X-Moto (for which I had a love/hate relationship) for my NC.

The BMW, albeit very costly, was very...
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5,536
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Posted By Kart22
Hey Guys. I'm inspired to increase my...

Hey Guys.

I'm inspired to increase my visibility to other drivers ever since my co-worker was hit by a car in the morning darkness.

I have a lot of waterproof, flexible, white LED strips that I...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5,536
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Posted By Kart22
Feels good don't it? I just hit 12,000. ...

Feels good don't it? I just hit 12,000.


:freaky to an amazing bike!
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5,536
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Posted By Kart22
Uoa

Hey guys,

Sent in an oil sample from my NC to Blackstone. Used Mobil 1 4T and a standard Honda filter.

I think I will shoot for 12K oil changes with 6K filter changes, although the particulates...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5,536
Views: 1,021,837
Posted By Kart22
Just did the 8000 valve lash check on my NC. All...

Just did the 8000 valve lash check on my NC. All 8 were still perfectly within tolerance. This bike is just incredible.
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5,536
Views: 1,021,837
Posted By Kart22
Has anyone purchased the maintenance manual for...

Has anyone purchased the maintenance manual for the NC? If so, where and what is the general cost?
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5,536
Views: 1,021,837
Posted By Kart22
Increasing pressure will definitely decrease your...

Increasing pressure will definitely decrease your rolling resistance coefficient but I'd rather not gamble with my motorcycle to improve economy. You'll square-off the tires faster and may be...
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5,536
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Posted By Kart22
Thumb Ride Report: Rode the NC from Savannah to...

Ride Report:

Rode the NC from Savannah to Daytona Beach this weekend....

65 MPH
No drafting
A little traffic
I'm 6'3
.
.
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5,536
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Posted By Kart22
Wicked My girlfriend and I always go for rides on the...

My girlfriend and I always go for rides on the NC. It has plenty of power to accomodate two riders and a glovebox full of goodies.

The only comment I should incude is that my girlfriend is...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5,536
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Posted By Kart22
I do a lot of 70mph riding and have a lifespan...

I do a lot of 70mph riding and have a lifespan average of 70.4 mpg over 3000 miles.

I'm 6'3
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5,536
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Posted By Kart22
How are the test articles obtaining 47 mpg at 70...

How are the test articles obtaining 47 mpg at 70 mph?

I just finished a 200 mile ride from Savannah to Daytona and got 67.42, with my glove box loaded and doing 75 mph in a headwind. I'm also...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5,536
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Posted By Kart22
Is anybody using hand guards? If so, please post...

Is anybody using hand guards? If so, please post a picture and your thoughts.
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 5,536
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Posted By Kart22
Has anyone swapped for a bigger windshield yet? ...

Has anyone swapped for a bigger windshield yet?

I think I want more protection on the highway.
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5,536
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Posted By Kart22
May I ask what is wrong with the current...

May I ask what is wrong with the current suspension? I live in Savannah and ride to Atlanta all the time and it soaks up all those damn splices on I-16.

I do wish I still had ABS though. Not that...
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 5,536
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Posted By Kart22
Yes sir. I'm right about there. Hell, you could...

Yes sir. I'm right about there. Hell, you could cruise in 6th at 30 mph if you wanted.
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5,536
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Posted By Kart22
Regarding power, I have an NC with 2000 miles on...

Regarding power, I have an NC with 2000 miles on the clock. It pulls harder than the G650X-moto I traded in for it.
The torque is just wonderful: it throws me back every time and is quite amazing...
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2012, 04:25 AM
Replies: 5,536
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Posted By Kart22
The 500 looks a great deal smaller. I wanted the...

The 500 looks a great deal smaller. I wanted the NC for it's size, space, and relative leg room.

Also, notice the orientation of the cylinders. The selling point for me was not having to play with...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 5,536
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Posted By Kart22
Seems like everyone is out riding :1drink

Seems like everyone is out riding

:1drink
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5,536
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Posted By Kart22
I've never used an automatic chain oiler, but am...

I've never used an automatic chain oiler, but am looking into one.

It's pretty difficult to shoot the chain with lube on this bike.

Any use/recommend an auto?
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2012, 04:36 AM
Replies: 5,536
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Posted By Kart22
Man, no wonder it won best standard of 2012. Did...

Man, no wonder it won best standard of 2012. Did everyone pick up their copy of the magazine?
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5,536
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Posted By Kart22
HAHA! You guys are ridiculous. You can...

HAHA! You guys are ridiculous.

You can definitely feel the power strokes of each cylinder when the bike is idling. The engine doesn't have a huge couple like a Harley and it doesn't bob around...
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2012, 04:38 AM
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Posted By Kart22
Was anyone at Biketoberfest this weekend? I...

Was anyone at Biketoberfest this weekend?

I was, and and it seemed I had the only NC here.

:)
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5,536
Views: 1,021,837
Posted By Kart22
Almost 100% of my miles are with my lady on the...

Almost 100% of my miles are with my lady on the back. I'm 6'3 and she's 5'7 so her only complaint is that she can't see over my helmet so her vision gets blocked...although that's not a design flaw...
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5,536
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Posted By Kart22
Hey Fellers, Just hit 1000 miles on the Nc....

Hey Fellers,

Just hit 1000 miles on the Nc. LOVING the bike. Never had a single issue, hesitation or stall.

I state this only for reference and not as a segway into an oil discussion...but,
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 5,536
Views: 1,021,837
Posted By Kart22
Anyone using a cover? I'm looking for a good...

Anyone using a cover? I'm looking for a good quality cover for outdoor use.

:deal
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5,536
Views: 1,021,837
Posted By Kart22
I have the manual, but I suppose the riders I met...

I have the manual, but I suppose the riders I met weren't too purist. They appreciated the usefulness of the bike. Their bikes sounded great and looked badass, but there's nothing efficient about a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5,536
Views: 1,021,837
Posted By Kart22
Question Without a garage or covered carport, I keep my...

Without a garage or covered carport, I keep my bike outside and covered at all times when not in use. I've always used those Motorcycle Gear covers from wally world, but they sometimes allow water...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5,536
Views: 1,021,837
Posted By Kart22
Despite being a little too quiet at criusing...

Despite being a little too quiet at criusing speed, I'm IN LOVE with the exhaust note on mine. It's nearly identical to my brother's bonneville. I also love the slight whine of the helical cut trans...
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5,536
Views: 1,021,837
Posted By Kart22
My mistake! I meant the nc had 1 mile on the...

My mistake! I meant the nc had 1 mile on the clock.


What is everyone's favorite tire? I think I'll mount a pilot road when the factory tire is dead.
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5,536
Views: 1,021,837
Posted By Kart22
Mine ticks too. May just be the fuel injector. My...

Mine ticks too. May just be the fuel injector. My mustang injectors tick
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2012, 04:32 AM
Replies: 5,536
Views: 1,021,837
Posted By Kart22
I bit the bullet! I traded in my X-Moto for the...

I bit the bullet! I traded in my X-Moto for the Nc. Had 1.0 miles on it :)

Man this bike is smooth. A twin vs a single is night vs day!!!
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 5,536
Views: 1,021,837
Posted By Kart22
Is anyone having any issues with their NC? If so,...

Is anyone having any issues with their NC? If so, what?
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5,536
Views: 1,021,837
Posted By Kart22
Just a quick observation, if you go to Honda's...

Just a quick observation, if you go to Honda's website and look at the nc700, the Msrp is 6999 and the bottom of the page says that the destination charge is $400. Can I show this to my dealer to...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5,536
Views: 1,021,837
Posted By Kart22
Thanks for the replies. If I offer 7900, minus...

Thanks for the replies. If I offer 7900, minus the trade in value to decrease the GA tax, am I getting a good deal?
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5,536
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Posted By Kart22
A manual. Mine was quoted at $6999 plus 500...

A manual. Mine was quoted at $6999 plus 500 something for freight, then a bunch for tax and 175 for paperwork bs.
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5,536
Views: 1,021,837
Posted By Kart22
I'm about ready to pull the trigger on one of...

I'm about ready to pull the trigger on one of these. What's a good price out the door? My local dealer offered $8000 minus a trade in for my BMW.
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5,536
Views: 1,021,837
Posted By Kart22
Laugh I don't understand these posts about ABS....

I don't understand these posts about ABS. According to my Milliken and Milliken book for racecar vehicle dynamics, optimum wheel tractive force both laterally and longitudinally is found with a slip...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,007
Posted By Kart22
Thanks for the replies guys. I'm not too certain...

Thanks for the replies guys. I'm not too certain of the quality of the dealership: it's southern motorcycles in savannah. Other than electrical issues, can I expect a shiver to be reliable?
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,007
Posted By Kart22
Good price on new Aprillia Shiver?

Hey guys, just got back from my local Aprillia dealership. Out the door, he offered me $9300 for a brand new shiver 750. Is this a good deal? Any comments on quality?
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