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Old 03-17-2013, 02:56 PM   #4216
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HFL has repeatedly accused the 360 lb CBR250R as being 'lightweight'. They've called the hefty CRF250L 'lightweight' also and had this to say, " We’ll make this simple: the Honda CRF250L is 100 percent as capable as the Yamaha WR250R..."

Yes. They do see things through a different lens.
Not real sure where you're going with this...

HFL is a horrible source for motorcycle news because they have an opinion? Evidently an opinion different from your own.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:16 PM   #4217
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Hi jcbrandon "J"

looks like you guys sure had a lot of fun putting those films together...

I had a test ride when they fist came out; thoughts were, great engine, ride, looks, but imo as an ADV bike it needs spokes and 19" front at least. I don't supose you have any inside info if that may come about...please say yes

BTW, was it me or did the presenter seriously get up and walk out at the end?

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Old 03-17-2013, 10:39 PM   #4218
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... I don't supose you have any inside info if that may come about...please say yes

BTW, was it me or did the presenter seriously get up and walk out at the end? ...
Sadly, I don't have any inside information about Honda's plans. I agree that the bike could benefit from a different choice of wheels. But Wes Siler seemed to do just fine on it in the dirt as equipped.

In the last scene of the last episode of the Cycle World Adventure Challenge, Bill LeVasseur did get up and walk off camera. Then he came back and we all sat around the fire for another couple of hours without a video crew watching. It was a great time.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:08 AM   #4219
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NC700X Luggage Options

Yep... another NC700x thread but I have some questions about luggage. I like the bike with the factory side bags but I am interested in also using a luggage rack. I often carry camera gear (camera bag, tripod and light kit) and the top box isn't ideal for that.

Has anyone done the OEM saddlebags with an after market luggage rack? I saw the Ventura rack but the brackets look like they would interfere with the factory saddle bags. Thanks for the input, photos and whatnot.

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Old 03-18-2013, 01:34 PM   #4220
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After further review, opting for the OEM rear carrier and saddlebag mounts would be my best option. That would do the trick.

Thanks for all the feedback!

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Old 03-19-2013, 12:25 PM   #4221
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Sadly, I don't have any inside information about Honda's plans. I agree that the bike could benefit from a different choice of wheels. But Wes Siler seemed to do just fine on it in the dirt as equipped.
Thanks J....I hope they do make an more ADV inspiring model but it's anyone's guess really if they will.

All the best and ride safe.

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Old 04-01-2013, 05:15 PM   #4222
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This is probly an old question but does anyone know where I can get dirt tires for the NC in canada and the size. Like TKC 80 s
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:55 PM   #4223
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This is probly an old question but does anyone know where I can get dirt tires for the NC in canada and the size. Like TKC 80 s
Because the NC700 comes with a 17" front wheel I think TKC 80's are the only fitment at this time. Front is 120/70-17 rear is 160/70-17.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:00 PM   #4224
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Don't you have to put a TKC rear on the front anyways.
Why couldn't you do the same with any other 17 rear?
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:15 PM   #4225
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Don't you have to put a TKC rear on the front anyways.
Why couldn't you do the same with any other 17 rear?
There is a front TKC 17:

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ront-Tire.aspx
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:19 PM   #4226
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Because the NC700 comes with a 17" front wheel I think TKC 80's are the only fitment at this time. Front is 120/70-17 rear is 160/70-17.

Think the Pirelli MT-60 dual sport front would also fit:

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ront-Tire.aspx
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:23 PM   #4227
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I didn't realize that. Thanks.
I am doing a trip in July from Wisconsin to Colorado. Riding there and then a week of riding and camping of the bike. I definitely need different tires than the stock ones, but were thinking the TKC's may be to knobby for the ride out.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:13 PM   #4228
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Shinko makes a 120/17 front/rear 705,but only problem is that it's a tube type BUT most people run it tubless with no issues.
I will be running TKC's front and rear on both our bikes from Seattle to Deadhorse and back in June.


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Old 04-01-2013, 07:25 PM   #4229
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Because the NC700 comes with a 17" front wheel I think TKC 80's are the only fitment at this time. Front is 120/70-17 rear is 160/70-17.
Would the tkc fit under my stock front fender or would it need to be modified.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:29 PM   #4230
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Would the tkc fit under my stock front fender or would it need to be modified.

No mods neded.........

http://nc700-forum.com/forum/nc700-m...d-plate-3.html
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