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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Two Plugs, Sep 27, 2011.
I never leave anything plugged in when I leave the bike !!.
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The other guys do it on purpose to drain the battery.
I'm quite capable of managing the electrical system and plug-in devices on my bike. I can trust myself to not leave something unswitched on or walk away from the bike with the key left ON but I have made a mistake once in a while with one or the other.
Wiring all loads to switched power doesn't always prevent a dead battery from the number of times I've ridden with folks that killed the battery from using the side stand or kill switch to stop the engine then leave the key ON.
Smart ass. !!!!.
I only use the socket for a GPS. ( rarely ) and a air comp for tires but have the bike running for that.
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The "Battery Tender" leads are nicely fused.
Here is my NC700X [IMG]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/09/u6a4uduq.jpg[/IMG]
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^ Looks very comfy!
It is pretty comfy , the seat still needs a little break in time. The pointier part of the dished saddle toward the front on both sides sometimes irritates my legs but I think that will go away in time.
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I did some highway riding yesterday doing 75 mph. Wind is too much at that speed. What tall windshield option do we have for NC700X?
For what it's worth, before buying anything, try it without a windscreen.
I thought the NC700X was turbulence free until I hopped on my naked FZ6,
and from 3 NC700X owners locally, 2 are riding around without a windscreen
during summer, and one will order a taller one for winter.
I have the tall Honda shield on mine.
I like it.
That kind of info doesn't work without saying how tall you are.
I've heard a few people say no screen is best. This bike has some of the same wind issues as the vstrom 650, people do so much fiddling to make the wind just right. Taller riders seem to have more issues, their heads stick up, above the bubble.
I'm using a madstad with a foil like extension, the screen is 24" long! I'd like to try the vstream screen, heard good things about them, don't know if it would be tall enough, some melted dash pieces from sitting in the sun.
The screen is catching a lot of bugs though, which I appreciate. A good size chunk of wood came through the bottom and landed on my frunk, from a logging truck. I like the protection of the screen, but it's kind of like a can of worms with the wind and noise.
I went through a few screens on my kawasaki and 2 on
my maxi scoot and now ride a naked bike (on purpose).
It's either naked or over your head if you want it right,
everything else is a gamble and hard to make it 100%.
And even when you do get it right, it may not suit other
riders, so, when people ask for windscreen recommendation,
I usually tell them they'll have to figure it out on their own.
I am 5' 10", but a little taller with my helmet on.
Well, how tall are you??
And how tall are they?
I'm 5'11" and have no idea about the others, but we all
prefer it naked, obviously. One guy is a bit taller then me.
Thanks for info....Madstad looks to be good choice for me. I'm 5'9" and I might go for the tallest (22") shield.
My set up is homely but the Madstad takes the cake for function over form. If that is OK with you lots of folks seem to like it.
In Europe, all I can see all over the place are the 750s being sold. You can only get the 700s as left overs (if any, because I think they sell well, I see them quite regularly)
I am glad this kind of bike is catching on. I like what honda is doing with this, and to be honest I feel like it was about time that someone brought sensible affordable motorcycling back to the masses.
Maybe it is not your die hard speed triple rider who will buy this, but a lot of people get it. Frugal, good quality, reliable bikes with a few smart touches on them that make them so much easier to use in day to day life. Motorcycling is fun, but can be inconvenient at times (the gear, the storage space, ...) so I applaud all efforts that try to brake the mould and do something new.
About the engine, I get that too. I've not been following up on the internet buzz on this motorcycle, but I can imagine a lot of whining and bitching about the 5,5k redline, am I right? To me however it makes perfect sense (and if it doesn't to others, don't sweat it, it means this bike isn't aimed at you anyway) Here's the thing, we all know motorcycles usually have high revving engines, it is partly what sets them apart from other modes of transportation. But who decided this had to be the case in the first place? Maybe it was necessary before to get any sort of decent performance from small bore engines, but not anymore. The high revving motorcycle engines require continuous maintenance, have short service intervals and short life spans compared to car engines. They are usually quite high strung in their way of operating.
I have wandered a few times already why it is that 95% of consumer cars out there are as reliable as a wood burning stove, but motorcycles usually are not. I' talking engines here. They can be very fragile or suffer from all sorts of little quirks and problems. We, the passionate motorcycle aficionados will accept that it is part of the game, but many who think of transportation as transportation, who just want trouble free rides, don't.
So it that light this engine, and this motorcycle totally makes sense. Honda is trying to inject some of the car-like reliability and longevity back into motorcycling. Maybe it is a little low on power compared to other similarly sized engines, but that is not the point. And I get that. Myself I'm starting to get fed up with unreliable bikes pushing the 'technological envelope'. Give me something that will just work! The topics on some of the new GS problems and KTM problems will make just about anybody cry. It might be time for the motorcycle industry to take a step back, and consolidate all the nifty tech that they added on in the last few years into a useable and reliable package.
Damn, got on quite a tangent there! To anybody out there with these bikes, you might have made the smartest decision in motorcycling today :) Enjoy the bikes