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Old 03-31-2013, 09:33 AM   #391
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Upon further inspection, I did indeed receive the little white fuse puller. I now feel entirely prepared for whatever misfortune may befall me on the open road.
WTF are you people blathering about?
It's a freakin' Honda!

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Old 03-31-2013, 09:46 AM   #392
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Pulled the trigger. Im liking it so far. I think its a good compliment to both my CRF's as a bike I can cruise the streets on. Its not nearly as fun as my 450x but a lot more comfortable on a long ride thats for sure.




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Old 03-31-2013, 10:49 AM   #393
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WTF are you people blathering about?
It's a freakin' Honda!

;)

The tool kit is not to fix the Honda it is there to fix the the other guys bike.......protection, so the Honda does not end up as the tow truck.....
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:55 AM   #394
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The tool kit is not to fix the Honda it is there to fix the the other guys bike.......protection, so the Honda does not end up as the tow truck.....
Ohyeah!
Stoopid me. :)
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:34 PM   #395
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[QUOTE=DAAANG;21075591]Pulled the trigger. Im liking it so far. I think its a good compliment to both my CRF's as a bike I can cruise the streets on. Its not nearly as fun as my 450x but a lot more comfortable on a long ride thats for sure.




Cool! I think the 450 left a little dirt on your jacket.
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:48 PM   #396
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Pulled the trigger. Im liking it so far. I think its a good compliment to both my CRF's as a bike I can cruise the streets on. Its not nearly as fun as my 450x but a lot more comfortable on a long ride thats for sure.




Cool! I think the 450 left a little dirt on your jacket.
Yeah we were tearing it up the day before lol.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:49 AM   #397
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Yeah we were tearing it up the day before lol.

Well, Batman and Robin were always known for having the right tool for the job. +1 on the 450X and yes the NC is a lot more comfortable.

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Old 05-02-2013, 01:14 PM   #398
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Hi Guys,

Thought this may be of interest..

Grand aventure Honda: Trans Labrador

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRtH8_RbWx4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BATu908qd4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uM2-V3blIVc

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Old 05-02-2013, 01:26 PM   #399
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I wish I had paid more attention to my first wife who spoke French as a second language but I think the first guy was saying "who needs a 19 inch front wheel for hard pack and gravel". The second guy said the seat was so bad he stood on the pegs for 900 km, even on the paved sections.

What choice of tires were on the 700s?
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:32 PM   #400
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French yes, but not as we know it Jim

Looks like a good series all the same..

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Old 05-02-2013, 02:13 PM   #401
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Went for a ride after work today to watch the sunset over Jodrell Bank. Still enjoying the NC. 80mpg average so far (UK MPG). I've started to thrash it a bit more now I'm hitting the 1k mile mark. Handles great. I need to do something about the screen, the buffeting is annoying. If I duck down it goes away and if I lean forward there is more wind noise. I guess I need a big screen or a really small one/None. I'm 6'0. I might try the MRA Vario, I had one on the KLV/VStrom and it was decent quality.

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Old 05-02-2013, 04:56 PM   #402
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I wish I had paid more attention to my first wife who spoke French as a second language but I think the first guy was saying "who needs a 19 inch front wheel for hard pack and gravel". The second guy said the seat was so bad he stood on the pegs for 900 km, even on the paved sections.

What choice of tires were on the 700s?
I can only find 3 of the 10 videos!!.
The tires are Pirelli MT 60-R's.
Spendy tires ( the supermoto guys use them) but they come in a 120 front and a 160 rear.I was thinking about one of these for a back tire for our trip to Deadhorse in June but I don't think it would go 6,000 miles and for $200 I can buy a K60 and have $$ left over.


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Old 05-03-2013, 02:10 AM   #403
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Hi NorthwestRider... yes, so far they have only put 3 up, with hopefully another 7 to come... should be good!

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Old 05-11-2013, 08:32 AM   #404
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Went for a ride after work today to watch the sunset over Jodrell Bank. Still enjoying the NC. 80mpg average so far (UK MPG). I've started to thrash it a bit more now I'm hitting the 1k mile mark. Handles great. I need to do something about the screen, the buffeting is annoying. If I duck down it goes away and if I lean forward there is more wind noise. I guess I need a big screen or a really small one/None. I'm 6'0. I might try the MRA Vario, I had one on the KLV/VStrom and it was decent quality.

I few pics from this evening.
The red ones are really sharp looking in the pics. As far as buffeting. I'd try taking the screen off since its free. If it works for you, it will save you from a frustrating game of windscreen roulette. If it doesn't you haven't lost anything.

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Old 06-03-2013, 08:07 PM   #405
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Greetings,

I'v been enjoying the site for the last few months while researching motorcycles.

Good knowledge here.
Here is my intro thread at klrforum.com: http://www.klrforum.com/showthread.p...849#post187849


I don’t own the bike. Plus, I have never ridden her.



I've been researching motorcycles and have them down to three bikes
1. The Kyle Reese Project: The Mighty DRse
2. The affordable car/bike, the NC700X (Manual)
3. The 2013 Sertao


The NC700X actually looks good for me.
The 2012 $6999 went up $500 (7.2%) to 2013’s $7,499.


I’d say the 2014 will go up maybe $300. Just a guess.

Could you imagine the 2nd generation (2008) KLR going up 7.2% a year? Haha.

Pros:
great price for a 670cc parallel twin. Man, the 2012 was a steal!

a bike tailored to my less than 90 mph (144kph) top speed!

With a 6.3K red line rpm, the gas mileage is great regardless of the conditions.

a bike tailored to my slow acceleration outlook on riding. If I get her, I guarantee not to hit the ref limiter until she is broke in.

Good ergos. Being 5’-10” 162lbs, and with boots on I can almost go flat footed. Really good for a 472lbs bike.

low up keep. First major check up is 8,000 miles {12,800 km}. I’m really concerned about the BMW cost, and I don’t want to keep one after the 36 month warranty has expired.

range of 225-275 miles (376-440 km). has a 3.7 gallon tank (14.7 liter tank), seems fair. Small price to pay to have such a low center of gravity. For what this bike does at 472 lbs, no need to ask for the 300 + mile mark.

Honda has a lot of accessories. Granted, they are wicked expensive, but they are there to bargain with if purchasing a new bike with cash.

I’ll already have a jump on packing gear. Her 21 liter storage "frunk" would be a great place to store light gear that needs to stay dry. I was thinking clothes in a water proof bag. I would just secure the helmet to the bike, and put/lock a tarp over the entire bike for protection.

Cons:
2 year engine not proven yet.

A good amount of riders are purchasing these bikes and within weeks or months trading them in for a "faster" bike. Could I be one of them?

computer and other stuff to go wrong. The Mighty DR has not even heard of the internet.

Muffler is really low, easy for water to suffocate your engine. Correct me if I’m wrong here.

Not much travel with the 41mm forks. 6.0” front/ 5.9” rear.

some work needs to be done to her. The bike is really basic. Here is a minimum:
1. Rear/Front Hugger protectors. Good prevention.
2. Engine Protector.
3. Bsh plate
4. handle bar protectors/hand guards.



And you can forgot about having a dual sport… maybe.
With some Continental TKC 80s knobby tires for the front and rear 17” tires, her low torque does well off road. However, I’ve only seen one person do this. I’ve hunted all over the net for reviews and videos of riders taking her off-road. Honda is really shying away from this in spite of her adventure name tag.
Website on knobby tires: http://rideapart.com/2013/02/rideapa...-honda-nc700x/


Neutrals:
at 472lbs, I never once read or watched anyone complain about the weight. In fact most folk are saying it handles really well. But the bike seems heavy to me.

6.3" ground clearence. Not a big deal seeing what it is made for ( WELL conditioned DRY forest roads/ basically anywhere a regular sedan Front wheel drive car would go, at about 20 mph tops.) Well kept ATV trails are the final frontier.

Brakes only have one disc, but seeing how I'll not be riding that fast, I should be ok. And no one seems to be complaining.


BTW, it has been really frustrating finding good youtube videos on bikes. Garbage presentations.
However, here is one of the NCX that is solid (Portuguese dude):

. He did forget to talk about seat height. But, a really good review.


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