Owners Chat (with pics!): Honda NC700X

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by swiss-happy, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. MKorn

    MKorn 2whl Addict

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    I think those side bags look really good.
  2. Shag67

    Shag67 Adventurer

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    Dangit... Heading to my local Honda dealership now. :D
  3. rowdymoose

    rowdymoose Carpe Diem-seize the carp

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    Sorry, I just meant that I also have the Trekker top case, mine being the 52L. I don't have any side cases yet...going to see how things go with just the large top case and built in storage.

    Without being able to see them in person, I wanted to go larger cause I wear XL/XXL helmets, and wanted to be able to store it easily, plus have add'l room for extra items. I've found out I can store my jacket & helmet in there during the day when I ride to work.
  4. Fidl2n

    Fidl2n Adventurer

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    Hey, those look really good, man! I've only seen pix of the OEM's (which I don't like), and the other black Givis. Why did you go with the Trekkers, versus the other choices? Two months?! Man. Also, do you have the Givi rack set up, and, if so, are there limitations on sidecase/topcase with those (my 599 had to have the SW racks if you wanted to have the topcase first and then add in the side cases.

    Sorry for the basic questions. I'm thinking about this bike, but still on the fence for various reasons.


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  5. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    These would work great on a white nc700
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  6. Fidl2n

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    Saw those too (wish the white were available here in the US, or, better yet the RED). Then I was reminded of the Givi v35 set with silver that Beemerphile has on his and those look swank. However, the top open option on the Trax is very appealing. I have the little 21's on my hornet and they are the greatest.
  7. Whiteyez

    Whiteyez n00b

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    Yesss! :nod
  8. Grump

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    G'day Folks,
    Just a question. When I have occasion to give the bike full throttle under hard acceleration I find that there is quite a loud induction roar from around the steering head area. Anybody else find that ? At first I thought the airbox might not be fastened properly or that there might be a leak, as there was a slight hint of a whistling noise mixed in .

    Otherwise I have about 4000 Kms on this bike and it is in everyday use here in the reasonably mild ( so far ) Irish winter. Additions have been Givi side cases which I already had, and a Honda screen. I bought the H screen because of the rigidity and it works. It makes a very significant difference to protection in bad weather, and even to noise reduction. It is completely rigid at speed but I have only as yet brought the bike up to about 85 mph with this screen in place. To anyone taking the bike offroad, be careful as it is too low for anything other than well graded fire roads. I have damaged my pipe on one such excursion.

    Fuel consumption has not been lower 70MPG ( Imperial) so far. The NC is not my only bike but I love the concept, and with that in mind my expectations of it are in line with said concept. Accordingly the only other change I will make will be to add crashbars as soon as I find ones that I like. So far I am not impressed with either SW or Givi items. Any other suggestions ?
  9. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    Yeah, I've noticed that too, and it's not as satisfying as on some other bikes.
    I wonder what a K&N or a similar filter would do to it.

    It gets louder as the miles pile on, but shouldn't get louder then where you're
    at right now.
  10. showkey

    showkey Long timer

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    Most likely make the noise worse....................and some would say not a good choice in filters but that a different question that is almost like an oil thread.:eek1
  11. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    I actually meant to say any kind of open filter.
    I'm not too keen on them either, but was just wondering.

    It would probably honk like a summbitch. :D

    I already wrote this a couple times, I'm the guy that'll keep the exhaust stock
    on 99,9% of bikes, as I like'em quiet and legal, but on the NC.. man.. an
    Akrapovič can would be on it in a second.

    I don't like the intake sound either, and there's some mechanical noise
    (clicking if you will) coming from the engine too, and it's often louder then
    the exhaust (which has a great tone, just needs 2-3dB more).
  12. Fidl2n

    Fidl2n Adventurer

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    Anybody here have comparative measurements of the width of the bike with OEM bags, versus the Trax versus various Givis?


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  13. turbodieseli4i6

    turbodieseli4i6 Been here awhile

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    I have Givi V 35's on mine. There about 38'' wide Outside to Outside. Can't help with the OEM's sorry.
  14. Fidl2n

    Fidl2n Adventurer

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    Thanks, turbo. That gives me something to compare to my current setup.
  15. gkgeiger

    gkgeiger Every ride is an ADV

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    Sorry, I don't have a measurement but here's a pic of my Givi Trekker 33L bags from the rear. I'm on vacation in FL. and didn't bring a tape.


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  16. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    Lazy bastards.

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    :jjen
  17. HONDABIKEPRO

    HONDABIKEPRO Adventurer

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    this is my nc700x that im building.

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  18. rowdymoose

    rowdymoose Carpe Diem-seize the carp

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    Man I've loved that bike since I first saw it on here. Love the overall look of it. Think I might use this as a model for building mine up. How tough is it to install the centerstand, and how do you like it? I loved that on my last bike (scooter), and think I'd like it on this bike.
  19. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    It DOES look amazing.. but I'd just get a Transalp and forget about it.
    :D
  20. rowdymoose

    rowdymoose Carpe Diem-seize the carp

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    In my mind, that's kinda like saying nice Jeep, but I think I'll just get a Hummer and forget about it. Building it up, and making it your own is part of the fun. :evil