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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Two Plugs, Sep 27, 2011.
one of my other off road bikes dale
1. the skid plate i build and sell
2. the rear fuel tank i built
3. the tires are tkc conti
4. the light bar is honda
5. the lights are rigid four leds very bright
6. the winch is a warn 1700 lb remote
7.the case guards are sw-motech
8. the foot pegs are sw-motech
9. shift lever is a folding tip i built
10. the bars are protapers with 3 inch rox risors
11. i run two gps, one 550 and one 660 garmin with a spot
12 hand guards are cycra
13. windshield is honda, top is tourtech i made the top lexan
14. recut the seat to remove slope
15. brake and clutch levers are braking folding levers
16.fuel tank 325 miles fuel light comes on. .7 remaining
17 building aluminum bags for it that fit very tight,
18 the jeep is one of my builds, 9.5 lift front 12000 warn, rear 8000 warn steel fenders and hood, i use this when a bike will not work, snow, two feet of mud and clearing roads,
19 i am sure i missed someparts on the nc, but i am still building stuff for it,
20 feel free to contact me anytime,, dale
21.RG alt and clutch covers
22. rad guard
23. front fender extension
24. hyper-lights on rear
Hi Dale You have a couple of pretty serious looking bikes there,,,Just a coupe of questions On the XR at the top of the instrument panel,am I correct in spotting one of those temp gauges with two sensors? I had one and it was very handy for telling me how cold I really was... And why not fit a 19/21 inch front wheel,,surly a nicer ride!!! lastly did you make any attempt to reduce your bikes weight???? Myself I think the winch is a great idea,,,Overall ,just plain awesome!!!!!!
Ok, as requested...
Doing a good job of stopping the crud getting to the shock
Nice job, I like the execution.
All it took was a long zip tie passed through the slots moulded into the undertray and a rubber flap threaded onto the zip tie.. 30 seconds to fit
Exactly what I did. Takes at least a 14 inch length, or 2 short ones. I might add for the flap I got into the garden shed and found a black plastic container. Has the needed radius, cut a section and made the flap. Cost to me, 2 zip ties.
the bike only gets more weight with acc,, it has a two temp gauges one out side and one in the vapor for engine heat, this is a built motor and has large cooling fins to keep it cool, it runs about 75 degress cooler than as a stock motor, but still runs 200 in town, the ohlins fork and shock work very good, so does a 17 inch front wheel, to many people no not try different things, the 17 with tkc off road works good, does not sink into the sand, and mud, stays on top of it, the contact patch of the tire is two or three times that of the 21 inch wheel. and your not really going to slam this type of bike off road, i have a 450x for that., and nothing works better then a 17 on the street, you can use all the 320mm front rotor and do stoppys. a big plus off rode is a lower seat height, every one ,want 10 inchs of travel, and end up with a 38 inch seat height
height, not as much fun to ride with that kind of height.. lower seat and low center of gravity always make a better bike on and of road, that why the nc700x works so well, i have had two bmw gs1200a and ags1150a, nice bikes but way to top heavy. dale
wow that looks really good, i will have to do the same thing,,nice job.. i also like the sound of your mufflers, i have herd that brand before, nice thanks dale
Bought my X today yippppeeeeee.
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Join Fuelly and keep me posted! Its a good time to beat that 90 mpg on the break in!
But I'm 285# and ride with Hippo Hands in the winter!!.
If I can average in the high 60's that will be almost double what I'm getting now !!
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When its warm out and I can take longer rides, 70+ isn't a problem. Cold + commuting speeds drops me into the high 50's.
I am going to try to beat dduelin's record this summer. That will be hard to beat.
Aerodynamics. Just sayin'.
http://craigvetter.com/pages/470MPG/high mileage fairing.html
Am I the only one who doesn't give a s**t? The bike is more than just MPG.
I am so impressed with this bikes gas mileage, and all the high miler stories.
When the weather's good this one goes out on the errands to Wally World and my gas hog Prius stays parked. Why cant BMW and KTM figure out that its all about the MPG.
" It's not a real Adventure till your over 65" (mpg)
pathetic that the main thing talked about is mpg
Nobody said the bike was only about MPG.
That just happens to be what we're discussing.
You're welcome to explore other discussions more agreeable to you.
What is this, short attention span theater?
i had a prius for a while and it truly was a pos in terms of dynamics, this bike otoh has so many other things going for it aside from its hypermilling prowess