New 2012 Honda NC700X 700cc Parallel Twin!

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Two Plugs, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Kameltaz

    Kameltaz n00b

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    Before y'all go haring off to buy new seats try putting an Alaska Leathers sheepskin on the stock NC700X seat. I used the one off my old cruiser but they likely make something that fits it better by now. A nose strap would be good for those who stand up now and again.
    One of the larger problems with the stock seat is the upholstery: it's very slippery. The rider tends to slide toward the nose of the bike and, under moderately hard braking, all the way up on the "frunk." The sheepskin takes away the slippery and after that the seat ain't so bad.
  2. dduelin

    dduelin Be Thou My Vision, Oh Lord Of My Heart

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    A popular mod on the NC700X is to add 1/2" to 1" spacers to the rubber feet under the front edge edge of the seat. These raise the front edge of the seat and levels it.
  3. Dorsicano

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    Dave, would you have a picture of that?
    Thanks!
  4. dduelin

    dduelin Be Thou My Vision, Oh Lord Of My Heart

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  5. NortwestRider

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  6. rowdymoose

    rowdymoose Carpe Diem-seize the carp

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    Mind sharing what size spacers you used and where you got them?

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  7. antwon412

    antwon412 Been here awhile

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    Great idea! Wonder if that would work on my Ninja 650. Guess ill be looking tomorrow!
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    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    The spacers need to be about 1/2",I had some nylon spacers in my "junk" drawer.They where just under 1/2" but with the washer and bolt they are just right.You can find spacers at the local hardware store,they cost about $.50.


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  9. rowdymoose

    rowdymoose Carpe Diem-seize the carp

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    Thanks, I realize they have these at the hardware store. :D

    I was more curious if these were hard spacers, or if they were poly (or similar) and somewhat "squishy"

    Thanks again for the pics though!

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  10. dduelin

    dduelin Be Thou My Vision, Oh Lord Of My Heart

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    What I did was to buy round self adhesive rubber furniture feet. They are 1" diameter and about 3/16" thick. Stack two, three, or more on top of each other where the seat's rubber spacers bears against the frame or seat base. They compress a little under load.
  11. showkey

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    Had a long conversation with Progressive Insurance:

    They said they have 4 levels of "sport" bike ratings.......the NC700 was classed as "sport/street"...........as opposed to say a CBR600 which was a full sport and rates were way different. They also stated they frequently re class bikes after a year or two in the market based on claims and repair costs. They did not mention the median age of the buyer.......but you can bet it pays a part in rating the bike.

    This of course as been hashed and rehashed but rates can vary widely by zip code, credit score, age, experience, driving record blah blah blah
  12. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Hard nylon!!.


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    That won't be the first time a bushing saves our nuts.

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  15. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Built a GPS/12v plug mount yesterday.

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  16. rowdymoose

    rowdymoose Carpe Diem-seize the carp

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    The bar that you are mounting to--is that from the Honda replacement taller windscreen?

    Looks awesome! Did you wire the plug into the dash somewhere, or run back to the battery?
  17. Dorsicano

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    yep, that is the bar from the Honda taller screen. I was wondering how to fit a spare touratech gps cradle onto it, but if I do I will only be able to read my speed... on the GPS itself.
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    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I just wired it straight to the battery.
    And yes it's the bar/mount for the tall Honda screen.


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    NOrthwestrider are you still concerned anymore about vibrations, or notice it much? I still really like this bike, it doesn't seem too big to me at all. The back seems pretty small for a passenger, my boots caught a little on the rear peg bracket just sitting on it. This must be the lightest feeling bike, feels like it weighs less than my 250

    Does anyone know, will the 700 be significantly faster 0-60mph than my cbr250?
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    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Yes,the vibes are there and so is the ticking.A friend said he could here the ticking from about 50' away.
    When I have a chance I will take it to Dales shop and have thrm look at it.The performance is still there and otherwise it runs great.


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