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Old 12-03-2012, 02:11 PM   #3631
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Rowdy, the silver bit is an OEM add-on. Yes, protection (I forget what they're calling it, but essentially anti-abrasion from your legs/knees).

Beemer, I believe 100mph was simply doing the comparison. If people don't have souls, certainly then neither do inanimate objects. I agree. Romanticism. Understand the emotional expression, but don't happen to go there. My emotional response to what I consider a form of useful art does not require otherworldly intimations to be appreciated. Metaphor is fine.

Thanks, MikeCash. nicely added.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:39 PM   #3632
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3 questions about this good looking bike:
1) What tires are those--they look great on there!
2) What windshield is that? The wind issue is really my only complaint about the bike so far, so I'm always looking for input in this department.
3) Is that some sort of protection on the side in the first pic? I'm referring to the silver part where the Honda logo is. My bike is black on this part of the fake tank.
Those tires are TKC80 from Continental. I have them on my XR650L and will mount a set on my NC when spring comes. Very nice tire. The windshield looks like the tall option from Honda.

It is a well done variant on the NC700X. I do like it, not sure I am committed enough to look for using the winch.

I did a loop Sunday with rain, snow and 60 mph side and head wind. Break in done now and averaging 64 mpg all around. Same fuel and same riding got me 50 mpg on the XR and 34 mpg on my Valkyrie Interstate. The XR would have been scary in the wind yesterday. The LCG made the NC manageable.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:46 PM   #3633
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Those tires are TKC80 from Continental. I have them on my XR650L and will mount a set on my NC when spring comes. Very nice tire. The windshield looks like the tall option from Honda.
Anyone tried the tall option from Honda? I tried the Givi screen, and it was just a tad too short for me. If I crouch forward a couple inches, I notice the wind noise dramatically reduced. Installed the National Defender (DX I believe), but it's been *crappy weather, and I haven't had a chance to check it out.

*SoCal version of crappy weather--rain for a few hours past few days. I realize you just rode through rain, snow, & 60MPH cross winds! I'm waiting for a clear day so I don't have to worry about oil slicks, or crazy Cali drivers who don't know what to do in the rain so I can just focus on the differences in the wind noise.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:48 PM   #3634
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:55 PM   #3635
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Why would you want to hang it upside down from a tree?
To keep it away from bears while camping?
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:37 AM   #3636
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The screen is Honda touring screen, but with sort of spoiler (deflector) mounted on the top of it.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:40 AM   #3637
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Anyone tried the tall option from Honda? I tried the Givi screen, and it was just a tad too short for me. If I crouch forward a couple inches, I notice the wind noise dramatically reduced. Installed the National Defender (DX I believe), but it's been *crappy weather, and I haven't had a chance to check it out.

*SoCal version of crappy weather--rain for a few hours past few days. I realize you just rode through rain, snow, & 60MPH cross winds! I'm waiting for a clear day so I don't have to worry about oil slicks, or crazy Cali drivers who don't know what to do in the rain so I can just focus on the differences in the wind noise.
I passed maybe 30 cars going the other way and had less than that in my lane in 135 miles. The temperature was between 45 and 55 F depending on the elevation (3600 to 5400). The ski hill I passed actually shut down the lifts for a few hours that day from the wind. Not a single other motorcycle out on the roads, a couple in town.
Ignorance is bliss, I have been told.
My son the Harley rider in the family just shakes his head. He forgets when I ride by myself, I ride, 135 miles, 2 hours, just right, head clear for another few days.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:02 PM   #3638
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Wowee, watrboy. That is some dedication. I've been in some pretty hairy wind on the slopes before they shift down a lift and I would not be out on a bike in that, regardless of te relatively modest temps you list (for a ski area). Way ta represent.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:25 PM   #3639
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Has there been any word from Honda as to whether or not the NC700X is continued for 2013, and if so, are there any changes planned, such as color, performance, etc.?

I am really torn between this bike and the CB500X as a coming addition to the personal collection. Either would be good for the majority of the riding I do and the NC700X seems to have excellent fuel economy and a wealth of factory accessories to fit my needs. It seems the 500 will as well, accessory-wise.

It would be nice to see something besides shades of gray for an option.

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Old 12-05-2012, 09:56 PM   #3640
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The screen is Honda touring screen, but with sort of spoiler (deflector) mounted on the top of it.
Its a touratech spoiler for a GS 1200

The skid plate is attached to the sidestand frame mount and centerstand mount on the right side, I don't know if you can tell in the pictures but he made it to cover the shock linkage as well. This bike will be at the IMS show in Seattle next weekend. Hoping to have it in the Honda booth, otherwise it will be upstairs in another display.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:11 AM   #3641
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Has there been any word from Honda as to whether or not the NC700X is continued for 2013, and if so, are there any changes planned, such as color, performance, etc.?

I am really torn between this bike and the CB500X as a coming addition to the personal collection. Either would be good for the majority of the riding I do and the NC700X seems to have excellent fuel economy and a wealth of factory accessories to fit my needs. It seems the 500 will as well, accessory-wise.

It would be nice to see something besides shades of gray for an option.

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It took me only a few seconds to google "2013 NC700X".
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:14 AM   #3642
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It took me only a few seconds to google "2013 NC700X".
I'm not even google it but assume (and probably be correct) that there are
no changes to it for 2013 since 1) it's a budget bike 2) there were no
flaws in the first design 3) no changes in performance because of EU regulations
and for christsake, it just came out.

They don't even update the CBR-RR bikes that often.

Oh yeah, colors, maybe one or two "new" for US, but in reality already
available elsewhere.

How close was I?
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:29 AM   #3643
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:50 AM   #3644
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It took me only a few seconds to google "2013 NC700X".
Tried it and first page appeared to be all older posts that consider the current NC700x a 2013.

I contacted a dealer about a DCT version. He said he can't order another one untilthe 2013s are available in April.

So are the current 700s a 2012 or 2013? If 2012 then a legitimate question of changes and when 2013s will be available.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:54 AM   #3645
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Do not know for US, but over here 2012 are sold out. You need to preorder a 2013. Unchanged, but slightly more expensive. BTW even for 2013 models it looks like you need to be prepared for lengthy delivery due to demands staying high. I had to wait 5 months for my NC in 2012, so I recommend to order soon :)
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