Owners Chat (with pics!): Honda NC700X

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

  1. showkey

    showkey Long timer

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    Not mention one big problem.......a new Transalp is not a choice in the US:cry:cry
  2. wickerman

    wickerman Adventurer

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    I guess you didn't get the memo that the NC700X is "Adventure in style only" and should only be used as a commuter.
    :wink::wink::wink:
    I sure hope no one tries to do any touring on this bike!!....Oops too late I did. MUST REMEMBER; its only a commuter, its only a commuter,its only a commuter..............:lol3
  3. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    I think they got rid of it for 2013 everywhere.

    Maybe a new one on the way..
  4. Fidl2n

    Fidl2n Adventurer

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    Thanks, Geiger and Cortez. Very helpful. That is a pretty skinny back end with bags that look fairly chunky! Must be the bike's skinny original butt. :grin: I mean, my 599 with the little E 21's is a bulbous 37" wide by comparison, a similar stature bike.

    I agree, rowdy. The fun is the making it your own. Love seeing everyone's add-ins.


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  5. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    You're welcome!
    I hate the looks of that rear on the 700X. :lol3
    I love the 919 (and 599, but more 919) tho!
  6. oldenuf

    oldenuf Been here awhile

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    I thought about replacing the rear seat with a flat piece attached to the seat hinges, as I don't ride two-up anymore. But then I would only want to use it a couple times a year so it is not big on my list.

    Anyone else had thoughts about such a mod?

    Art
  7. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    Is that a tw200 tire on the front?
    If so, that is a mistake.
    Anything works better on the street or in the dirt than that tire.
    Its rough and noisy on the street and has no grip in the dirt.
    The nubs are not tall enough to give grip in the dirt, and they are spaced to make life unpleasant on the street.

    I rate it as a 10-10-80 tire, 10% street, 10% dirt, 80% garbage.

    The BIKE looks like fun though...




  8. Fidl2n

    Fidl2n Adventurer

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    Cortez, I'm not a huge fan of the 700's rear either, but I know I'd be gacking it up with side cases so not that big a deal. Hacked my 599's cuz I didn't like the rear plastic, then had to do all kinds of backbend fans to get the bags' rack to work afterwards. They haven't left he bike since.


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  9. turbodieseli4i6

    turbodieseli4i6 Been here awhile

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    I think that is a TKC 80. The NC's front tire is a 120-70-17 and the TW200 front is a 130/80-18.
  10. Fidl2n

    Fidl2n Adventurer

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    In case anyone's looking for a custom saddle, and is nearby or trip distance to Ojai, CA. I've had two of their seats and they are terrific and made to order. Nice twisty nearby to test, too. Here's one they did for the new NC700.
    http://billmayer-saddles.com/BMS/honda/#!prettyPhoto


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  11. gkgeiger

    gkgeiger Every ride is an ADV

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    Here's another one he did for my bike.



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  12. netizen

    netizen n00b

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    Anyone know if there is any possibility of mounting the Wingrack2 on this bike?

    I've already got a Givi setup for my VFR with the Wingrack 2 and would love to just bolt it on when I get this bike in a few months.
  13. Fidl2n

    Fidl2n Adventurer

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    Nice seat, Geiger. Can I assume from the cushy looking pillion that you have a passenger at times?
  14. gkgeiger

    gkgeiger Every ride is an ADV

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    Yes, quite often.
  15. rowdymoose

    rowdymoose Carpe Diem-seize the carp

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    Which setup is this? Looks really good! Also, did you go to the shop, or did you order online? Just curious how the results turn out if I couldn't make it up to his shop.
  16. gkgeiger

    gkgeiger Every ride is an ADV

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    It's a Bill Mayer Saddle Ojai CA. I did it on line. I made an appointment to send it to Rocky and had it back in about 10-12 days total.
  17. rowdymoose

    rowdymoose Carpe Diem-seize the carp

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    Sorry...meant which option from their site did you go with?
  18. gkgeiger

    gkgeiger Every ride is an ADV

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    ENDURA - Dual: Custom pilot seat and custom pillion seat
  19. Sheikh Jones

    Sheikh Jones n00b

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    Thanks for the info on the Givi windscreen and the pics. I decided to go with the Givi for both the size and price. After riding the bike I am happy with the windscreen but wish it would deflect a little more air away from the hand grips. I will probably end up putting on a set of guards to help keep my hands from freezing. I know twisted throttle has some heated handgrips that my buddy uses in Alaska and he loves them. Anyhow thanks for the help and all of the discussion on this great bike!<o:p></o:p>

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  20. nc700x

    nc700x Adventurer

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    Evolution of my nc700x,I will add skid plate and rear hugger also will change the rear suspension to ohlins when i go to germany in turkey its very expansive.
    I enjoy my bike go to eveywhere in asia and europe.I will ride till its dead :) and will uy a crosstourer