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Old 09-30-2012, 07:07 PM   #181
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Even if they are unwilling to order the part (which is reasonable) they should still be able to run the diagnostic to see if the part is needed. It could be a plug connection at the VS sensor or the combination meter. It is a bit of work to get to. They may want to leave it apart while they order the part if they determine it is needed. There are some simple tests to confirm whether it is bad.

I hope your dealer can get parts better than mine. I can order them from Cycle Parts Nation or even Web!ike in Japan and get them faster than my local Honda dealer can.
Yeah...I understand...just wish they had diagnosed it properly last time I brought it in when the light was on. Now I get to bring it back in for the chain swap and diagnosis. Then either leave it there for a few days while they wait on the part to come in, or take it home and take it back when the part arrives.

Either way, probably gotta plan on having my wife on call to come pick me up.
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:40 AM   #182
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Have any aftermarket companies tackled the engine on this thing yet? With a parallel twin 670cc they should be able to get some more power. It is a Honda, after all, and they seem to always tune things very conservatively. The built in storage and fuel economy is very appealing to me when comparing to a Kawasaki Versys or Suzuki V-Strom. I bought my KLR with the intent of doing more adventure touring with it, but 95% of what I do is commute and sport-tour with a little bit of fire roads mixed in just to get to free camping. For the other 5% I have my Suzuki DRZ400S, so extreme off road capability is no issue.

I guess what I'm asking is have any KLR riders moved over to the NC700X? If so, how does it compare in day to day use and what is the "real feel" of the engine, ie. does it feel out of power at 70MPH like the KLR and will it cruise at 75MPH without issue? I have no intention of going from San Diego to San Francisco straight up the 5 on a speed run, but for 25 miles twice a day I don't want to flog the engine to keep up with traffic like I do with either my KLR or DRZ.
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:44 PM   #183
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Have any aftermarket companies tackled the engine on this thing yet? With a parallel twin 670cc they should be able to get some more power. It is a Honda, after all, and they seem to always tune things very conservatively. The built in storage and fuel economy is very appealing to me when comparing to a Kawasaki Versys or Suzuki V-Strom. I bought my KLR with the intent of doing more adventure touring with it, but 95% of what I do is commute and sport-tour with a little bit of fire roads mixed in just to get to free camping. For the other 5% I have my Suzuki DRZ400S, so extreme off road capability is no issue.

I guess what I'm asking is have any KLR riders moved over to the NC700X? If so, how does it compare in day to day use and what is the "real feel" of the engine, ie. does it feel out of power at 70MPH like the KLR and will it cruise at 75MPH without issue? I have no intention of going from San Diego to San Francisco straight up the 5 on a speed run, but for 25 miles twice a day I don't want to flog the engine to keep up with traffic like I do with either my KLR or DRZ.
Start at page 150 or so in this thread:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=728895
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:27 PM   #184
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pics ??

Hey ....

I still want one of these ....... one day .... soon I hope ...

.... till then .....you guys who own the NC700X - post some pictures

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Old 10-30-2012, 08:58 AM   #185
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No pics lately so I thought I'd throw some out. Here's my BMS seat that I received late last week. It works as good as it looks IMO. Some of you may have seen it on the NC forum.






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Old 10-30-2012, 09:50 AM   #186
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No pics lately so I thought I'd throw some out. Here's my BMS seat that I received late last week. It works as good as it looks IMO. Some of you may have seen it on the NC forum.






That a new pillion seat as well? Care to share how much that set you back? Also--can you share some info on the company--never heard of BMS. Thanks
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:15 AM   #187
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That a new pillion seat as well? Care to share how much that set you back? Also--can you share some info on the company--never heard of BMS. Thanks
Bill Mayer Saddles owned by Rocky Mayer in Ojai CA. Here's a link to their options and prices page.

http://billmayer-saddles.com/BMS/store/
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:49 PM   #188
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Bill Mayer Saddles owned by Rocky Mayer in Ojai CA. Here's a link to their options and prices page.

http://billmayer-saddles.com/BMS/store/
Thanks--which version is that--vinyl, leather, etc?
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:54 PM   #189
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Thanks--which version is that--vinyl, leather, etc?
Vinyl would be my guess.

They are a bit expensive though I guess they are worth it.
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:08 PM   #190
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Thanks--which version is that--vinyl, leather, etc?
Some poor naugha gave its skin for that seat cover. :)
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:10 PM   #191
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Bill Mayer Saddles owned by Rocky Mayer in Ojai CA. Here's a link to their options and prices page.

http://billmayer-saddles.com/BMS/store/
Also--is your pillion still the same dimensions? Want to make sure it doesn't affect ability to install luggage on the back, as I have the GIVI 52L Trekker installed just recently.
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:40 PM   #192
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Thanks--which version is that--vinyl, leather, etc?
Mine is an Endura (premium vinyl) dual with basket weave seating.
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:44 PM   #193
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Gene,

We may have the Auto version in the garage this spring unless a used one comes up sooner at a good price. TGorman has the itch for one and she's going to be scratching it soon!

Going to be at the team race this weekend?
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:58 PM   #194
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Gene,

We may have the Auto version in the garage this spring unless a used one comes up sooner at a good price. TGorman has the itch for one and she's going to be scratching it soon!

Going to be at the team race this weekend?
Mine is the auto (dct) version, and I love it. I'm going to try, Donny said he needs some help.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:21 PM   #195
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Hey All,
I just got one today and I am loving it. I had to trade my beloved DRZ400. I needed a better commute bike. I ride about 180 miles round trip once a week and the DRZ was kicking my butt on the freeway. I rode the NC700 home from Malcolm Smith's shop in Riverside to LA in the rain and it was so much fun. I wanna take this thing up to Portland sometime next year.
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