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Old 04-22-2015, 10:35 PM   #1
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Am I Mad?

I trust the opinions of many on here and thought to ask this...

I got an opportunity that I wanted to run past you all to get your opinion.

I will call this opportunity "Am I Mad?"

I spotted an ad on Gumtree for a guy selling last years model Honda NC750s in mint condition super low k's etc etc. or swap for a similar late model DR only a couple of days ago.

I am not sure on the Honda simply because it reads like it's a bike scooter... I don't want to be bored by it... i want to enjoy it.

That considered, I was thinking that maybe I am better off on a roadie but can't decide as I can always motard the DR and have the best of both worlds.

I know I do at least 90 road / 10 dirt so maybe the NC750s is a better idea ... just not sure.

Here is a review of the Honda : https://drivingaroundvancouver.wordp...nc750s-review/

So I ask you all... is it a dumb idea to swap out my DR for such a bike?

Will I regret it terribly?
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Old 04-22-2015, 10:49 PM   #2
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Yes..mad
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Old 04-22-2015, 10:57 PM   #3
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There are many many "opportunities" where we look at something and our first reaction is saaaaaaay that's a good idea, only to regret it later. Heres an example I saw only moments ago. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/HONDA-VF-...item25a4bd305c

Fortunately, after years of making silly choices I was able to avert the usual catastrophe and say NO!
Just stop for a minute and think about what you're letting yourself in for!!!
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Old 04-22-2015, 11:04 PM   #4
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Do some more fire trails and dirt on your DR then decide!
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Old 04-22-2015, 11:08 PM   #5
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Thanks guys this decision is dissolving... albeit slowly.

I bought the DR for getting some decent trails in one day and I would probably regret this decision.
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Old 04-22-2015, 11:16 PM   #6
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There are many many "opportunities" where we look at something and our first reaction is saaaaaaay that's a good idea, only to regret it later. Heres an example I saw only moments ago. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/HONDA-VF-...item25a4bd305c

Fortunately, after years of making silly choices I was able to avert the usual catastrophe and say NO!
Just stop for a minute and think about what you're letting yourself in for!!!


Where were ya when I had my great idea back in May of last year?



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Old 04-23-2015, 12:35 AM   #7
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Thanks guys this decision is dissolving... albeit slowly.

I bought the DR for getting some decent trails in one day and I would probably regret this decision.


Put a 19" front wheel on that Honda and it would be a hoot with a shitload of boot.


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Old 04-23-2015, 12:50 AM   #8
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A motard DR will still go great on the dirt
An NC 750 will not.

Yer mad.

Go read Trail Zone and say 3 Hail Knobbies.
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Old 04-23-2015, 01:41 AM   #9
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Here's something to consider

http://www.bikepoint.com.au/private/...=0&pss=Premium

700 honda transalp , well set up with moderate k's ( it's a 200 k + motor) , $4500, almost as good as your dr off road, and better than the nc on road. Buy it, keep the dr, take your time deciding ( or keep both and never have to swap tyres again) . You can look for weestroms as well , but you might be temptec to run 1 set of suzuki plates on 2 bikes and that is very naughty
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Old 04-23-2015, 02:00 AM   #10
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Here's something to consider You can look for weestroms as well , but you might be temptec to run 1 set of suzuki plates on 2 bikes and that is very naughty
No no! I know a bloke who occasionally swapped plates between bikes. His mate saw what he was doing and pulled out his mobile phone fiddled for a minute and up came full description of the registered owners details, bike including colour capacity etc etc . It also had the greenslip insurance details and address etc. the whole box and dice!
I thought only police had access to this info but apparently not. This will surely be open to abuse sooner or later.
I don't know what site he went to but it's all there.

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Old 04-23-2015, 02:05 AM   #11
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Some excellent tips there... will have to hunt down that Trail Zone for a read.

Didn't even think of the Transalp until it was pointed out and thanks!

Have also been pointed toward V-Stroms from other friends.

Cheers Fellas...

This is all helping me to make a clearer decision.
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Old 04-23-2015, 02:19 AM   #12
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No no! I know a bloke who occasionally swapped plates between bikes. His mate saw what he was doing and pulled out his mobile phone fiddled for a minute and up came full description of the registered owners details, bike including colour capacity etc etc . It also had the greenslip insurance details and address etc. the whole box and dice!
I thought only police had access to this info but apparently not. This will surely be open to abuse sooner or later.
I don't know what site he went to but it's all there.

Southern Cross
I'd be surprised if he got owners name and adress from a non govt site - privacy laws etc. Was he a cop and illegally accessing the site?

Either way, I said it was naughty and one of the reasons NOT to buy a wee strom - I'd be far more worried about lying beside the unregistered, uninsured bike as the cops wrote out the fines and the tac lawyer handed over the bills.....
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Old 04-23-2015, 03:56 AM   #13
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Am I mad? No, not from where I'm sitting but I'm worried bout the rest of you...

Letsgo lucky you are not into boats otherwise you'd be suffering footitis as well! Bikes are like women - a new model is nice to look at but you just know at the end of the day it's gunna be the same old shit again...!

Follow my advice at your own peril.
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Old 04-23-2015, 04:09 AM   #14
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Old 04-23-2015, 04:27 AM   #15
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You can fit a helmet in the tank storage, your mates will soon call you scooter boy
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