Owners Chat (with pics!): Honda NC700X

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

  1. rowdymoose

    rowdymoose Carpe Diem-seize the carp

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    The Givi screen was just a bit too short for my needs, and as such is back off my bike. I barely rode with it, and it's still in great shape. If anyone is interested in picking it up for a discount, let me know.

    It looks great, and if you are under 6 foot, it'd probably be perfect. I'm 6'1" with a 32" inseam, as an FYI.
  2. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    Just needs a laminar lip..
  3. rowdymoose

    rowdymoose Carpe Diem-seize the carp

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    Possibly. I tried reverting back to the stock screen w/ the National Cycle Defender DX (http://www.nationalcycle.com/catalogue/DeflectorScreen.shtml), and that's still not quite enough, at least not in any configuration I've set it at yet. I honestly think a taller screen is the way to go for me, YMMV. After being on a scooter with a tall screen for a year, I really liked having a quiet, wind free zone in front of my helmet.
  4. MKorn

    MKorn 2whl Addict

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    I only have one experience with a tall windscreen and i mean tall ... you looked through it, not over it.
    My buddys C10 has one and over 55mph it feels like you are doing a push up on the handlebars because of the
    wind pushing on your back ... is this true with other tall windshields?

    My C14's only goes up high enough to hit me in the middle of my helmet and yet not over my shoulders so i dont get
    that sensation with the stock screen in the all up position.

    Just curious ... having my visor open and going down the road with no wind buffetting me was nice on his bike though.
  5. rowdymoose

    rowdymoose Carpe Diem-seize the carp

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    The screen on my scooter was about the same. I could see over it, but with just a slight roll of the shoulders, I could be low enough to see through it. I rode w/ a 3/4 helmet for that year and enjoyed the lack of wind constantly blowing in my face. I never really noticed any pressure from behind, and regularly had the scooter over 55mph. Of course the geometry of my scooter (http://www.vespaportland.com/wp-content/gallery/sym-hd-200-gallery/hd-200-3.jpg) was very different than any motorcycle I've owned.
  6. showkey

    showkey Long timer

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    The V Strom guys have writen on this subject for years and experimented with all shape, size and distrance from the rider wind screens. Their problems are far worse than any thing on NC, their's was severe buffiting, wind noise and general discomfort. Some thought the screens and mirrors did not work together. Some removed the screen all together to get relief.

    Having an older Transalp that experimented with taller screens, lips and the like I went back to low stock screen and enjoyed the wind in the chest rather the wind in the helmet. I had the Givi which blasted wind directly at my chin an clearview super tall was OK for cold winter riding wind over the helmet but was huge and looked and felt less than perfect.

    Also having St1300 with an adjustable power wind screen, the wind, comfort and noise can be tuned as you ride............what learned from a power screen........to get a perfect wind free, warm in the cold weather, noise free experience the screen generally needs to be at eye level or slightly higher. This will vary with the distance from the screen and rider height but is generally true.

    So anything short of a very tall screen on NC will most likely not be wind free noise free experience. The tall Honda screen is a compromise between protection, comfort and style and seems to work well with compromise in mind, Sooner or later a very tall screen on a lighter weight bike will begin to effect handling quite possibly in a negative way.

    I find the TALL Honda screen works well, but in the heat of summer will most likely go back to the small screen to get max air flow. When it is over 90 I generally do not ride the ST due to the lack of air flow and the flow that is there in city traffic is HOT.....another compromise.
  7. MKorn

    MKorn 2whl Addict

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    Thanks for that good response!
  8. Doctor Zed

    Doctor Zed Resident

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    Just signed all the paperwork for my bike today:clap
  9. flatboarder

    flatboarder Been here awhile

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    Unstripped
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    Stripped
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    Tail tidy
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    Preparing for paintjob
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  10. rowdymoose

    rowdymoose Carpe Diem-seize the carp

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    What color you going with, and if you don't mind sharing, how much does something like this cost? If I keep my bike long term, I'll probably look at going another color besides the US silver/gray on the 2012.
  11. flatboarder

    flatboarder Been here awhile

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    Will paint at least 8 black parts white. That will be around 600 Eur.
    Will prepare/grind myself.
    For color change you need to paint silver parts (and maybe black parts as well).
    Same effort at disassembly (3D-Puzzle!!) but maybe more expensive.

    Phil
  12. rowdymoose

    rowdymoose Carpe Diem-seize the carp

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    Thanks! I'm also looking into possibly hydrodipping if I could find a pattern that I really liked. But as mentioned, that's if I keep the bike long term--don't want to limit resell by making the bike custom to me that might limit it's likeability by the next potential owner.
  13. flatboarder

    flatboarder Been here awhile

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    Very curious about your result of the hydrodipping. I have been working on my paintjob, but this will take some more time. In the meantime, I created the shirt for the bike :D
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  14. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I'm thinking about getting a NC,but I'm having a hard time finding one in western Washington.Is there a shortage of these ??.


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  15. Fuzzy74

    Fuzzy74 Adventurer

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    Most of the 2012s are gone and 2013s wont show up until spring.
  16. oldenuf

    oldenuf Been here awhile

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    One dual clutch model left in Port Angeles, craigslist price I think is $8995.

    Art
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    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I won't be ready to buy until March or so anyway.


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  18. Doctor Zed

    Doctor Zed Resident

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  19. rowdymoose

    rowdymoose Carpe Diem-seize the carp

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    Those with center stands installed--are most going with Honda center stand, or going aftermarket? Any benefit to one over the other?
  20. wickerman

    wickerman Adventurer

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    I saw no real difference in them,so I went with the cheaper Honda stand.