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Old 01-20-2013, 08:10 AM   #256
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I'm thinking about getting a NC,but I'm having a hard time finding one in western Washington.Is there a shortage of these ??.


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One dual clutch model left in Port Angeles, craigslist price I think is $8995.

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Old 01-20-2013, 08:50 AM   #257
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I won't be ready to buy until March or so anyway.


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Old 01-22-2013, 03:50 PM   #258
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I ordered my skid plate today.
Its the Hepco Becker one from Motomachines.com
http://www.motomachines.com/Hepco-Be...-X_p_3389.html


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Old 01-22-2013, 03:52 PM   #259
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Those with center stands installed--are most going with Honda center stand, or going aftermarket? Any benefit to one over the other?
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:25 AM   #260
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Those with center stands installed--are most going with Honda center stand, or going aftermarket? Any benefit to one over the other?
I saw no real difference in them,so I went with the cheaper Honda stand.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:12 AM   #261
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I'm thinking about getting a NC,but I'm having a hard time finding one in western Washington.Is there a shortage of these ??.
I was just in Brothers Powersports in Bremerton Saturday morning getting the chain recall done. There was a manual on the floor. Don't know if they have a DCT right now. Even if there isn't one on the floor I know they are limited on space and keep some inventory off site.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:01 AM   #262
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I want the manual,I found 2 here in the Seattle area and hope they have atleast 1 left when I'm ready to buy !!.


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Old 01-27-2013, 11:26 AM   #263
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Dealer I checked out last week said he has 2013s coming in the 3rd week of February.
Still no info on the 2013's on the Honda site.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:51 PM   #264
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I bought a used NC700X yesterday, but haven't ridden it yet. I will pick it up once the roads clear a bit more.

Is it normal to buy a bike without a test ride? The one I bought has 106 miles on it, and there was a solid vibe from the seller, his wife, and the shed he bought for the NC.

Really looking forward to my first ride.

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Old 01-27-2013, 02:30 PM   #265
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I bought a used NC700X yesterday, but haven't ridden it yet. I will pick it up once the roads clear a bit more.

Is it normal to buy a bike without a test ride? The one I bought has 106 miles on it, and there was a solid vibe from the seller, his wife, and the shed he bought for the NC.

Really looking forward to my first ride.

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Hello Chris,

For what's it worth, I didn't bother with a test ride. The NC felt good just sitting on it, for my size. I tend to buy a new machine every year or so and the new machines have all been refined from earlier machines and I have not been disappointed to date. I did read several test reviews of the NC though and let the experts get the test ride. When I did take delivery of the NC it has been just flat great. Ride it like a big single, shift early and it pulls great. With winter not getting much riding in but when I do get out, the NC is sure fun to ride.

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Old 01-28-2013, 10:56 AM   #266
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I bought a used NC700X yesterday, but haven't ridden it yet. I will pick it up once the roads clear a bit more.

Is it normal to buy a bike without a test ride? The one I bought has 106 miles on it, and there was a solid vibe from the seller, his wife, and the shed he bought for the NC.

Really looking forward to my first ride.

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Did the seller mention why he sold?

I'm debating on looking at trading mine or selling for a 2012 with ABS or a 2013 w/ ABS.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:14 AM   #267
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Is it normal to buy a bike without a test ride? .
I didn't take a test ride either.
In fact I haven't even heard my bike run yet. I sat on it a few times and that was enough for me.
I am coming off a DRZ as my "street bike", so the NC has to be a VAST improvement.

... and I think my skidplate may show up in the mail today or tomorrow.
The wife thought it was silly to buy a skidplate for a bike i don't even have yet
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:00 PM   #268
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Did the seller mention why he sold?

I'm debating on looking at trading mine or selling for a 2012 with ABS or a 2013 w/ ABS.
Yep. He got a big promotion at work and is buying the Harley Wide Glide or whatnot that he has always wanted. He basically rode it home and took a couple local trips, then put it away for the winter.

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Old 01-28-2013, 12:27 PM   #269
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Yep. He got a big promotion at work and is buying the Harley Wide Glide or whatnot that he has always wanted. He basically rode it home and took a couple local trips, then put it away for the winter.

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Old 02-13-2013, 06:53 PM   #270
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Well I did it,traded in my DL1000 last night and brought home my new X.





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