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Old 09-19-2013, 03:57 PM   #4801
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On my last tank I got 73 mpg! My best ever, I generally average 65-68 mpg.I'm no hyper-miler usually ride 65-75 mph.
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:33 PM   #4802
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Old 09-21-2013, 07:23 AM   #4803
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I average 62 mpg on my DCT. On a group ride yesterday that slowed me down hit 78 mpg.
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:17 PM   #4804
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I have been intrigued by the NC700 and have read most the threads on it... it seems the primary complaint has been along the lines of "Nice but needs more power". Given the layout of the engine and the positioning of the intake and related plumbing, it strikes me that this machine would be an ideal candidate for turbocharging.

It already has a short single header, a single throttle body, and everything is on the front side of the machine.... a properly sized turbo could boost torque and power within the engines rev range and still allow the bike to achieve epic fuel economy when not on the boost. I suspect one could see 70HP and 55 Pounds-feet at reasonable boost. The notion is to maintain the friendly powerband and miserly nature of the bike while giving it enough oomph to satisfy the jaded power mad among us. Not to turn it into what it'll never be- just wake it up enough to provide sufficient grins for the ne'er-do-wells like myself who believe wheelies are necessary.

Something like this

http://www.speedyracer.com/GT15-T15-...-4-Cyln-3-Bolt

Might form the basis of a reasonably priced kit.

Has anyone attempted do do such a thing?
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:38 AM   #4805
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There's a 750 coming next year if rumours are true!
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:07 AM   #4806
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There's a 750 coming next year if rumours are true!
Here's hoping for at least 55hp and 500 revs more!
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:29 AM   #4807
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I have been intrigued by the NC700 and have read most the threads on it... it seems the primary complaint has been along the lines of "Nice but needs more power". Given the layout of the engine and the positioning of the intake and related plumbing, it strikes me that this machine would be an ideal candidate for turbocharging.

It already has a short single header, a single throttle body, and everything is on the front side of the machine.... a properly sized turbo could boost torque and power within the engines rev range and still allow the bike to achieve epic fuel economy when not on the boost. I suspect one could see 70HP and 55 Pounds-feet at reasonable boost. The notion is to maintain the friendly powerband and miserly nature of the bike while giving it enough oomph to satisfy the jaded power mad among us. Not to turn it into what it'll never be- just wake it up enough to provide sufficient grins for the ne'er-do-wells like myself who believe wheelies are necessary.

Something like this

http://www.speedyracer.com/GT15-T15-...-4-Cyln-3-Bolt

Might form the basis of a reasonably priced kit.

Has anyone attempted do do such a thing?

The bike was built as an economy bike. Turbocharging and more HP will cause the MPG to go down-no thank you-I already have 2 bikes with less than 60mpg (one reason I didn't buy the cb500x-lot less mpg than the 700). I like my 70mpg at 70mph on the interstate. No way turbocharging or increasing to a 750 (more like a 730cc bike) will have the same mpg.
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:31 AM   #4808
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If Honda comes out with the NC750 and increase the price another $500, they will price themselves out of the market. Yamaha is introducing the FZ 09 for $7999 and it has 800+cc 3 cylinder engine. No way a 730cc bike for the same money can compete.
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:41 AM   #4809
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If Honda comes out with the NC750 and increase the price another $500, they will price themselves out of the market. Yamaha is introducing the FZ 09 for $7999 and it has 800+cc 3 cylinder engine. No way a 730cc bike for the same money can compete.
Not everyone is looking for most power at a price as low as possible.
We had that here with the Kawi Z750, it was cheaper then a Versys and
had 110hp on tap, but everything else about the bike sucked.

Also, MT/FZ09 is a 35-45MPG bike, the NC750 will likely stay a 70MPG+
bike. Apples and oranges.

I've got an FZ6 and could live with the NC700 easily!
I'm more interested in the possible NC750X then the MT/FZ09 even if they're the same price.
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:00 PM   #4810
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Old 10-23-2013, 03:37 PM   #4811
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Do any of you folks, with significant mileage on the 700 series, have comments about long-term running costs?

Especially service costs, as some buyers of the 500 bikes have been stung by the valve check at 600-miles.

Afaik, the 700 is an 8k interval but the valves are checked each time.

Btw, I am not talking about doing them myself. So please don't tell me I can do them myself. I won't. It's that simple

I'm talking about 8000+ miles a year, year-round, and what kind of costs that incurs.

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Old 10-23-2013, 04:39 PM   #4812
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Do any of you folks, with significant mileage on the 700 series, have comments about long-term running costs?

Especially service costs, as some buyers of the 500 bikes have been stung by the valve check at 600-miles.

Afaik, the 700 is an 8k interval but the valves are checked each time.

Btw, I am not talking about doing them myself. So please don't tell me I can do them myself. I won't. It's that simple

I'm talking about 8000+ miles a year, year-round, and what kind of costs that incurs.

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You could always call YOUR friendly local Honda dealer and ask what they charge for the 8K service. Then multiply that by 1 for YOUR annual service cost, plus tires every year or two.
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Old 10-23-2013, 05:49 PM   #4813
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You could always call YOUR friendly local Honda dealer and ask what they charge for the 8K service. Then multiply that by 1 for YOUR annual service cost, plus tires every year or two.
Yes, I could. But that would be an estimate. A sales estimate.

Therefore, bullshit.

I fell for that one years ago when I was 'told' that the single cylinder 650GS was low cost to run, then BMW charged me over 400 for a service.

So, with all due respect, fuck that marketing shit.
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Old 10-23-2013, 05:56 PM   #4814
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Yes, I could. But that would be an estimate. A sales estimate.

Therefore, bullshit.

I fell for that one years ago when I was 'told' that the single cylinder 650GS was low cost to run, then BMW charged me over 400 for a service.

So, with all due respect, fuck that marketing shit.

Find a independent shop with low rates !!.


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Old 10-23-2013, 06:00 PM   #4815
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Do any of you folks, with significant mileage on the 700 series, have comments about long-term running costs?

Especially service costs, as some buyers of the 500 bikes have been stung by the valve check at 600-miles.

Afaik, the 700 is an 8k interval but the valves are checked each time.

Btw, I am not talking about doing them myself. So please don't tell me I can do them myself. I won't. It's that simple

I'm talking about 8000+ miles a year, year-round, and what kind of costs that incurs.

Thanks
I have put on 15000 miles since I got my bike this Spring.
I have changed the oil twice, air filter once. Put a chain on it about 2k ago.
And burnt up a set of tires, Hedinau rear and TKC front. I have the original tires back in now.
I haven't had the valves checked yet, but I am very confident they are fine.

I just got rid of a DRZ that I put 45000 on it with never adjusting the valves.
And she is still going strong.
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