New 2012 Honda NC700X 700cc Parallel Twin!

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

  1. Kart22

    Kart22 Adventurer

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    Just did the 8000 valve lash check on my NC. All 8 were still perfectly within tolerance. This bike is just incredible.
  2. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Just jumped from 60mpg commuting to 75mpg highway !!!!.
    Yippeeeeeeeeee


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  3. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    Quick check guys, tires pressures, 36/42 psi is the first google result
    I got - seems a bit much for 1up?
  4. turbodieseli4i6

    turbodieseli4i6 Been here awhile

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    About time, Now try for 80.
  5. showkey

    showkey Long timer

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    I did 75 this weekend with "real gas" (no ethanol) on part of a 400 day trip.......:norton
  6. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I'm happy with 75mpg for our 6,000 mile Alaska trip in just over a month !!!.


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  7. watrboy

    watrboy Been here awhile

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    I am coming off the winter blahs,
    headwinds, ethanol, cold weather-averaging 50-55.
    Had a warm day last week and just riding got 66.
    Riding in the rain Friday 170 miles 75 mph 15-20 mph headwind got 56.5 mpg.
    I am happy with that.
    Yesterday I did 80 miles of hill riding in the sun and some wind head and tail, got 68 mpg at average speeds of 65 mph.
    I enjoy the hell out of it.
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  8. rowdymoose

    rowdymoose Carpe Diem-seize the carp

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    I'm no aero expert by any means, so was curious what you guys thought of this calsci screen vs the madstad bracket as far as reducing buffeting on our bike. Both seem to be able to let some wind in behind the screen to hopefully help w/ the turbulent air in front of the rider.
  9. dduelin

    dduelin Amazing grace how sweet the sound....

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    People seem to really like them but when I see the Madstad I think it should have "Mail Pouch" or "See Rock City" across it. On a slim bike like the NC the size is just accentuated.
  10. Qaz

    Qaz Been here awhile

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    Could someone post a picture of the seat after they did the shim modification, so we can see how high the seat nose sits above the tank. You would have thought Honda would have made the seat level with the ground.
  11. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Go over yo the NC700 forum and search " Seat Mod" and you will find the guy who came up with it and LOTS of pics.


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  12. SergeantChuck

    SergeantChuck n00b

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    Hey, New to the forum.
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    I just bought my NC700X Saturday. Put about 100 miles on her so far. I was pretty nervous when I made the purchase. I have rode nothing but CBR900RR and up for the last 20 years. I just moved to the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Little Rock</st1:place></st1:City> area and I was doing a lot of rush hour traffic driving in a lifted jeep with huge tires. That equals terrible gas mileage.
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    I wanted a bike that could be a good commuter and get good gas mileage. After a bit of quick research it was narrowed down to three bikes. The NC700X and two others that always seem to be compared to this bike. I read several reviews and most people had nothing but good to say. A few complaints about the fuel spout being under the rear seat and lack of power. I was buying the bike with saddles bags and a trunk so I did not care about the fueling issue and I was going to deal with the lack of power regardless. I am so used to lots of power I decided to not test drive the bike. Call me crazy but I was committed to the sale based off the reviews I had read and the fuel economy.
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    I rode the bike all around the <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Little Rock</st1:place></st1:City> area this weekend and I have to say I am not disappointed. She is not a powerhouse but she has enough to get through traffic. She handles well and is great on fuel.<o:p></o:p>
    The thread has a ton of pages so I was wondering if there are any specific pages that have good to know information for a rider new to this bike. I read some of the talk on upgrading the screen. Mine came with the larger screen and it seemed to work fine at 70-75 buzzing around <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Little Rock</st1:place></st1:City>. I don't like how small the grips are. I may try to find an ISO grip. Any suggestions? <o:p></o:p>
  13. docwells7

    docwells7 Long timer

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    GO GATORS!!!
    Don't know about specific pages in this thread, but the NC700 forum is the place to go for all the information you seek. Many of the guys on this thread are there as well. Welcome to the NC family!
    Erik

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  14. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    On most bikes it isn't.
    They don't know how heavy the rider is going to be, but if you're lucky,
    the rear preload that suits you might make it level. Sometimes it's good
    to have a slight lean forward.
  15. Doctor Zed

    Doctor Zed Resident

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    Any body ever run out of gas yet?
    I seem to be right around 180 miles when I hit the final flashing re bar on the gas meter.
    Then after riding for another 20 or so miles I fill up and only put ion 2.7 or 2.8 gallons.
    Isn't it a 3.7 gallon tank? So I should be able to squeeze out another 65/70 miles before running out.

    Well I filled up my MSR bottle this morning and threw it in the storage compartment, so I guess I'll find out how far we can go on a full tank?
  16. dduelin

    dduelin Amazing grace how sweet the sound....

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    I tried this a few weekends ago on a spirited back road ride. Last bar came on at 182 miles. I rode 57 miles on the flashing bar and coasted dry to a stop at 239 miles. I poured in 1 liter of fuel from a MSR bottle and rode about 7 miles to a gas station and took 3.5 gallons if I remember correctly.

    Most of the time after the last bar starts flashing I fill up in 20 or 30 miles and take about 3 gallons. Reserve is .7 to 1.0 gallons so theoretically 45 to 65 miles on last bar.
  17. watrboy

    watrboy Been here awhile

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    You go - we are all waiting for the final tally and if the MSR will get you started and back.
    :1drink:lurk
  18. turbodieseli4i6

    turbodieseli4i6 Been here awhile

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    I've put in 3.7 gallons before, so I was very close to adding gas from my MSR bottle.
  19. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    These bikes are fual injected, no?
    You do not want to run low or out of gas, as the fuel cools and lubes the fuel pump.
    You shorten the life of the pump a lot running it low/out of gas.
  20. dduelin

    dduelin Amazing grace how sweet the sound....

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    I don't doubt this adage and abide by it but I do wonder whether it is valid. Honda has plenty of recommendations and warnings but there is nothing in the owners manuals, service manuals, or Honda common service manual that mentions this.

    Still, you NC700 riders can profit from my experience. In 13,000 miles I did it this once to see if the stated fuel capacity is all usable. I often ride long distances and it was important to me to know this info.

    To some one else's question the bike ran completely dry then started as usual with a liter of gas from a MSR bottle poured into the tank.