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Old 05-08-2014, 08:41 AM   #5341
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I never leave anything plugged in when I leave the bike !!.


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Old 05-08-2014, 08:52 AM   #5342
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I never leave anything plugged in when I leave the bike !!.
That's good.
The other guys do it on purpose to drain the battery.
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Old 05-08-2014, 09:52 AM   #5343
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That's good.
The other guys do it on purpose to drain the battery.
I'm quite capable of managing the electrical system and plug-in devices on my bike. I can trust myself to not leave something unswitched on or walk away from the bike with the key left ON but I have made a mistake once in a while with one or the other.

Wiring all loads to switched power doesn't always prevent a dead battery from the number of times I've ridden with folks that killed the battery from using the side stand or kill switch to stop the engine then leave the key ON.
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Old 05-08-2014, 01:10 PM   #5344
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That's good.

The other guys do it on purpose to drain the battery.

Smart ass. !!!!.
I only use the socket for a GPS. ( rarely ) and a air comp for tires but have the bike running for that.


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Old 05-08-2014, 03:06 PM   #5345
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fused attachment

The "Battery Tender" leads are nicely fused.

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Old 05-08-2014, 04:19 PM   #5346
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Here is my NC700X

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Old 05-09-2014, 07:19 AM   #5347
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^ Looks very comfy!
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Old 05-09-2014, 07:47 AM   #5348
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It is pretty comfy , the seat still needs a little break in time. The pointier part of the dished saddle toward the front on both sides sometimes irritates my legs but I think that will go away in time.

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Old 05-12-2014, 09:52 AM   #5349
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Tall windshield option

I did some highway riding yesterday doing 75 mph. Wind is too much at that speed. What tall windshield option do we have for NC700X?
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:17 AM   #5350
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I did some highway riding yesterday doing 75 mph. Wind is too much at that speed. What tall windshield option do we have for NC700X?
For what it's worth, before buying anything, try it without a windscreen.

I thought the NC700X was turbulence free until I hopped on my naked FZ6,
and from 3 NC700X owners locally, 2 are riding around without a windscreen
during summer, and one will order a taller one for winter.
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:19 AM   #5351
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I have the tall Honda shield on mine.
I like it.
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:29 AM   #5352
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I have the tall Honda shield on mine.
I like it.
That kind of info doesn't work without saying how tall you are.
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:52 AM   #5353
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For what it's worth, before buying anything, try it without a windscreen.

I thought the NC700X was turbulence free until I hopped on my naked FZ6,
and from 3 NC700X owners locally, 2 are riding around without a windscreen
during summer, and one will order a taller one for winter.
I've heard a few people say no screen is best. This bike has some of the same wind issues as the vstrom 650, people do so much fiddling to make the wind just right. Taller riders seem to have more issues, their heads stick up, above the bubble.

I'm using a madstad with a foil like extension, the screen is 24" long! I'd like to try the vstream screen, heard good things about them, don't know if it would be tall enough, some melted dash pieces from sitting in the sun.

The screen is catching a lot of bugs though, which I appreciate. A good size chunk of wood came through the bottom and landed on my frunk, from a logging truck. I like the protection of the screen, but it's kind of like a can of worms with the wind and noise.
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:59 AM   #5354
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I've heard a few people say no screen is best. This bike has some of the same wind issues as the vstrom 650, people do so much fiddling to make the wind just right. Taller riders seem to have more issues, their heads stick up, above the bubble.

I'm using a madstad with a foil like extension, the screen is 24" long! I'd like to try the vstream screen, heard good things about them, don't know if it would be tall enough, some melted dash pieces from sitting in the sun.

The screen is catching a lot of bugs though, which I appreciate. A good size chunk of wood came through the bottom and landed on my frunk, from a logging truck. I like the protection of the screen, but it's kind of like a can of worms with the wind and noise.
Exactly.
I went through a few screens on my kawasaki and 2 on
my maxi scoot and now ride a naked bike (on purpose).

It's either naked or over your head if you want it right,
everything else is a gamble and hard to make it 100%.

And even when you do get it right, it may not suit other
riders, so, when people ask for windscreen recommendation,
I usually tell them they'll have to figure it out on their own.
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Old 05-12-2014, 11:02 AM   #5355
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That kind of info doesn't work without saying how tall you are.
I am 5' 10", but a little taller with my helmet on.

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For what it's worth, before buying anything, try it without a windscreen.

I thought the NC700X was turbulence free until I hopped on my naked FZ6,
and from 3 NC700X owners locally, 2 are riding around without a windscreen
during summer, and one will order a taller one for winter.
Well, how tall are you??
And how tall are they?
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