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Old 12-14-2013, 06:24 PM   #4996
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I have a tendency to shift at under 4000, under 5000 if I'm in something of a hurry. Don't think I'd ever worry about hitting the rev limiter. Not sure why people think that the purpose of gears is to only use the first 2 or 3.
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Old 12-14-2013, 06:59 PM   #4997
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If you are hitting the rev limiter a lot then your missing the whole point of this LOW REVVING , very economical motorcycle !!.


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Old 12-17-2013, 02:33 PM   #4998
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I thought I was naughty, but Santa knows I'm nice.
Got this new sleigh for Christmas, guess I'm one of those guys for now.

Thanks to all for their encouraging remarks, you know who you are!
Won't be riding much till after choir engagements, but I'll check back in and let you know what I think.
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Old 12-17-2013, 04:32 PM   #4999
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...guess I'm one of those guys for now.
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Old 12-17-2013, 05:17 PM   #5000
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I thought I was naughty, but Santa knows I'm nice.
Got this new sleigh for Christmas, guess I'm one of those guys for now.

Thanks to all for their encouraging remarks, you know who you are!
Won't be riding much till after choir engagements, but I'll check back in and let you know what I think.
Congratulations! The red is pretty.
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Old 12-18-2013, 05:37 PM   #5001
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Congratulations! The red is pretty.

Red just says "Honda".
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Old 12-18-2013, 08:13 PM   #5002
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I thought I was naughty, but Santa knows I'm nice.
Got this new sleigh for Christmas, guess I'm one of those guys for now.

Thanks to all for their encouraging remarks, you know who you are!
Won't be riding much till after choir engagements, but I'll check back in and let you know what I think.
You could practice yodeling while riding and then give us a report.
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Old 12-18-2013, 11:01 PM   #5003
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Well, what little I did ride it, I like it immediately.
I wouldn't call it smooth. Thing makes so many weird noises and vibrations it's comical, very endearing. The exhaust note is like music though, it just has this delicious sound and feel, getting with traffic.

It's got plenty of power for me, I love the short shifting, lots of torque everywhere.

Holds a line nice, not a real precise feel, but very planted and you can put it where you want it easily. It'll go around corners like nobody's business too.

Shakes like a Harley, goes like an airhead, it's funky- I love it.
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:32 AM   #5004
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I thought I was naughty, but Santa knows I'm nice.
Got this new sleigh for Christmas, guess I'm one of those guys for now.

Thanks to all for their encouraging remarks, you know who you are!
Won't be riding much till after choir engagements, but I'll check back in and let you know what I think.
Scooter, Where you located? I bought my red 2013 nc700x back in June and really enjoy it. I traded in my 2009 BMW G650gs for it and there is no comparison-the NC700x is a better all round bike. Killing me I haven't been able to ride it or any other bike in almost 3 weeks-my driveway and road are still sheets of ice-hopefully that will change today but they are calling for 4+ inches of rain the next 3 days-arghh
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:04 PM   #5005
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oh good I'm glad you said that, friend of mine has one of those for sale, hehehe..
In Puget Sound, Washington state, it's fairly temperate. We can ride all year sometimes, a good 10 months usually.

I'm surprised how good this bike handles. Giving the 750 a taller first gear doesn't make any sense to me. The 700 seems to go about 10 mph if you just let out the clutch.
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:21 PM   #5006
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I'm surprised how good this bike handles. Giving the 750 a taller first gear doesn't make any sense to me. The 700 seems to go about 10 mph if you just let out the clutch.
Well now you can have slow race idle drags and whip the 750's ass.
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Old 12-20-2013, 01:18 AM   #5007
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Well now you can have slow race idle drags and whip the 750's ass.
Funny enough, that was another one of my strong concerns when taking my NCX out for a test ride, comparing it to my F800ST.

With my BMW, it was hideous at low speed traffic conditions as far as snatchy throttle, too tall gearing, and a positively gleeful desire for going *pop* and stalling out when you least wanted it to.

I had to be nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs, when parking lot maneuvering or doing slow finicky sketchy surface condition stuff. I've never stalled a bike so many times and been caught so off guard, as I was with the beemer.

It really fatigued my clutch hand, and since it was belt drive, I had no recourse to try and tweak the gearing.

With the NCX, I can take my hand off the throttle, and smoothly chug along in first gear at exactly 11 kph, with no fuss or drama, and certainly no fear of it gagging, lurching, and stalling dead in the water.

I feel the need to also mention that when going slow, the ST pissed it's coolant out the reserve tank, down the fairing and onto my right shin and boot.

Oh, and the Exxon Valdez oil spewing valve cover gasket puked streams of oil down directly onto the header pipes, making great clouds of blue white smoke billow up from the steering head, through the fairing, right into my face.

I think I can safely give the NC700X yet another resounding win and a big raspberry *thbbbbt* FAIL to the F800 for slow speed stuff.
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Old 12-20-2013, 03:42 AM   #5008
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Funny enough, that was another one of my strong concerns when taking my NCX out for a test ride, comparing it to my F800ST.

With my BMW, it was hideous at low speed traffic conditions as far as snatchy throttle, too tall gearing, and a positively gleeful desire for going *pop* and stalling out when you least wanted it to.

I had to be nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs, when parking lot maneuvering or doing slow finicky sketchy surface condition stuff. I've never stalled a bike so many times and been caught so off guard, as I was with the beemer.

It really fatigued my clutch hand, and since it was belt drive, I had no recourse to try and tweak the gearing.

With the NCX, I can take my hand off the throttle, and smoothly chug along in first gear at exactly 11 kph, with no fuss or drama, and certainly no fear of it gagging, lurching, and stalling dead in the water.

I feel the need to also mention that when going slow, the ST pissed it's coolant out the reserve tank, down the fairing and onto my right shin and boot.

Oh, and the Exxon Valdez oil spewing valve cover gasket puked streams of oil down directly onto the header pipes, making great clouds of blue white smoke billow up from the steering head, through the fairing, right into my face.

I think I can safely give the NC700X yet another resounding win and a big raspberry *thbbbbt* FAIL to the F800 for slow speed stuff.

Call me sensitive, but I'm getting a definite feeling of discontent about the ST....



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Old 12-20-2013, 02:13 PM   #5009
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Call me sensitive, but I'm getting a definite feeling of discontent about the ST....



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Old 12-20-2013, 04:27 PM   #5010
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