Maine Riders

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by PWRCRZR, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    all this talk of riding is making me jealous...to much ice around here to get out of the "hood"

    and I agree...dirty old cheap high mile bikes are just fine with me too:deal
  2. Tslapper

    Tslapper #!

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    Tis why I commented on it. I like the idea of shiney too. :D
  3. Kaw4Life

    Kaw4Life Busted Adventurer

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    No clutch, no picking the front tire up or spinning the rear wheel.


    Boooo !!!
  4. AndyCap

    AndyCap Mineral Oil Anyone?

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    New Jersey? I hope they don't arrest you at the border. Aren't you public enemy #1 down there?
  5. TinMan207

    TinMan207 Most often a lurker...

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    it has a clutch, and I bet YOU could loft the front and probably spin the rear, but remember, it's cheap and light mostly street ride. A bigger issue for me is the seat. probably would be fine for a trip into town. But take it out for a couple hours or a couple weeks? looks like it might come up wanting.
  6. BKMLWR

    BKMLWR Wondering around...

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    fun too....
  7. jwrider

    jwrider Been here awhile

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    and I agree...dirty old cheap high mile babes are just fine with me too.....!:evil:lol3
  8. Kaw4Life

    Kaw4Life Busted Adventurer

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    Technically it has a clutch yes, but the bike is the only thing that can control it. Take a close look at the left side of the bike and you will see no lever or shifter. The computer won't permits the other two things. Honda has clearly aimed this bike at those that are new to motorcycles which is not a bad thing.
  9. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    Oh yea I forgot about that :huh
  10. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    Honda’s new NC700X is a real breath of fresh air in today’s world of specialized motorcycles, a new concept in streetbikes, and one that puts the FUN in Functional. During the week it’s an awesome commuter. On the weekend it lets you go exploring in the country, or carve up a twisty canyon road. Light, nimble, and with an engine that offers a generous helping of useable torque, it’s all wrapped up in a package that’s big enough for longer rides, but not a handful in tight traffic or in a parking lot. And to sweeten the deal, it’s even available in two versions: one model features a conventional six-speed, manual-clutch transmission, while a second version is available with the latest generation of Honda’s exclusive automatic Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). Plus, the DCT version comes with Honda’s revolutionary Combined ABS!
  11. Tslapper

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    Seems they're going back to what they had a large hand in starting and I hope more new riders snap these up and get out on the road.
  12. 2twisted

    2twisted NRTHJSTNRTH

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    ^^^^^ which means you are all 1/2 correct from my standpoint....morning bee-atch-chis..... Oh yeah it is still ugly !
  13. Tslapper

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    I was a nicer person when I rode a honda. You could be too girl friend.
  14. 2twisted

    2twisted NRTHJSTNRTH

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    Always heard you meet the nicest people on a Honda. :lol3


    How many do you have in the mancave ?


    Morning T :wave
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    2twisted NRTHJSTNRTH

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    Oh yeah,did ya figure out what this thing is ?

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    None.

    Wouldn't mind another VFR for twisty work though. One of the best machines I've ever owned. Made me a better rider because I forgot it was under me. I would think something and it would happen with no drama.

    I suspect these new cookie cutter Hondas, while not a flagship street and sport setup, will just work. New riders can focus on keeping themselves alive and waving safely at everybody. :lol3


    Mernin' :*sip*
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    Dad said it could be a LaSalle.
  18. Kaw4Life

    Kaw4Life Busted Adventurer

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    After reading PWRCRZR's post I went to Honda's web site, I stand corrected. Cycle World made no mention of the std model. I think an automatic has its place, just not for me. That said the day may come when I need one lets just hope that is no time soon.
  19. MouthyMainah

    MouthyMainah Adventurer

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    I've heard you say this so many times I am now conflicted as to whether I sell my VFR in the spring or not.
    I haven't ridden it much since I got the connie, but every time i do, I smile.
    I feel the same way about that bike, it just flat out works.
    Thanks for making my decision that much easier...:hmmmmm
  20. TinMan207

    TinMan207 Most often a lurker...

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    It's still better to look at than the V-strom :D

    If I was talking about buying a bike for it's looks (and assumed performance) I would go in this direction

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    or this

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    But that seems even more unlikely than the NX. :D

    It's all just bike-porn for me :deal