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Old 08-22-2012, 01:07 PM   #121
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A "group" is just a collection of members that can do things that only other members of the group can see such as having their own threads and photos. I doubt much will happen in the group other than sharing what your identity is at each web site.

Go over there and log in. In the upper right row click on "My Profile". About half way or so down the left column is a link to "Join Groups" I think "ADV" is the only one available right now.
We could also make another group called "clueless mechanics"....i will be the main guy there.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:10 PM   #122
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That would make perfect sense, because every time it comes on, my speedo goes blank. Looks like it's going into the shop.
Sorry to hear about this.
Any time the dashboard goes blank, there is no need to diagnose, just claim warranty, send it back to the shop.
That's what I would do.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:12 PM   #123
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Sorry to hear about this.
Any time the dashboard goes blank, there is no need to diagnose, just claim warranty, send it back to the shop.
That's what I would do.
Yeah...but it was/still is sooooo new...I'm enjoying riding it too much vs wanting to drop it off for a day or two!

I need to pickup my new Givi screen...maybe I can guilt them into installing that while it's getting this sensor looked at...
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:39 PM   #124
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Yeah...but it was/still is sooooo new...I'm enjoying riding it too much vs wanting to drop it off for a day or two!

I need to pickup my new Givi screen...maybe I can guilt them into installing that while it's getting this sensor looked at...
I had my Honda touring shield installed at the shop. There were some scratches around the bolt holes. I saw them only in the bright sunlight last week.
I'd say, install it yourself.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:41 PM   #125
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I had my Honda touring shield installed at the shop. There were some scratches around the bolt holes. I saw them only in the bright sunlight last week.
I'd say, install it yourself.
Don't know that I have the tools at my apt...left a bunch of tools at my parents house in AR before moving to Cali last year. Mostly just kept tools to be used around the home...not auto/bike specific tools.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:56 PM   #126
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Ok, all you NC700 owners, I love the bike, it's beautiful, seems very practical, great gas mileage and sounds fun, it's even cheap! But what's with that wimpy front brake?
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:59 PM   #127
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Ok, all you NC700 owners, I love the bike, it's beautiful, seems very practical, great gas mileage and sounds fun, it's even cheap! But what's with that wimpy front brake?
I thought I was going over the handlebars yesterday when a car in front of me hit the brakes coming up to a green light! Again...as a disclaimer, my previous bike was a SYM HD200 scooter...so to me this front brake is AWESOME (non ABS version)
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:01 PM   #128
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Don't know that I have the tools at my apt...left a bunch of tools at my parents house in AR before moving to Cali last year. Mostly just kept tools to be used around the home...not auto/bike specific tools.
It just needs an allen wrench. Pick up a set for maybe $10. The hardest part is just grabbing the nylon washers behind the bolts before they have a chance to fall on the ground and get lost.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:06 PM   #129
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It just needs an allen wrench. Pick up a set for maybe $10. The hardest part is just grabbing the nylon washers behind the bolts before they have a chance to fall on the ground and get lost.
If that's all it is, I've got an allen set. Is there a torque spec on installing these?
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:22 PM   #130
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If that's all it is, I've got an allen set. Is there a torque spec on installing these?
I don't know. The bolts came off easy so I just put them back on medium hand-tight. I don't think they need to be on very tight. Just as long as the shield doesn't wobble when you give it a tug.

Oh yeah, they bolt through some rubber-ish oval-ish plugs with the hole on one end of the oval. These can be popped out and flipped upside down to give a "higher" and "lower" position. I *think* I put mine in the lower position.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:26 PM   #131
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Ok, all you NC700 owners, I love the bike, it's beautiful, seems very practical, great gas mileage and sounds fun, it's even cheap! But what's with that wimpy front brake?
KISS, simplify and add lightness, etc. A recent motorcycle mag test stopped a manual transmission NC700X in 50.5 meters from 70 mph. Do you know where that places it in motorcycles as a whole and what bike(s) do you ride and what braking distance does it give from 70?
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:38 PM   #132
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Ok, all you NC700 owners, I love the bike, it's beautiful, seems very practical, great gas mileage and sounds fun, it's even cheap! But what's with that wimpy front brake?
When I received my introduction from the mechanic who set up my bike I was told the brakes might feel soft until the new pads get some wear on them. I was egg-shell gentle with everything on the first tank of gas so I don't know how bad they initially were.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:41 PM   #133
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Ok, all you NC700 owners, I love the bike, it's beautiful, seems very practical, great gas mileage and sounds fun, it's even cheap! But what's with that wimpy front brake?
Without ABS it will do a stoppie. How much brake are you looking for?
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:51 PM   #134
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do you guys get the NC700S?
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:40 PM   #135
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Ok, all you NC700 owners, I love the bike, it's beautiful, seems very practical, great gas mileage and sounds fun, it's even cheap! But what's with that wimpy front brake?
You obviously haven't actually ridden one yet. It brakes so hard that I'm surprised I haven't done a stoppie yet haha. I will say it uses about 80-90% of the fork travel when you mash them. (non abs).
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