2020 Florida -> Alaska Again

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  1. duckman44

    duckman44 Living the dream!

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  2. gpax

    gpax Honda NC750XD Yamaha XT250 Kawasaki VN-1700

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    Ordered a Denali soundbomb mini horn. Might need a little extension on the wiring but other than that it is supposed to be a plug and play. Simple. Doubles and deepens the horn. Would have a train whistle if it could be plug and play. A woman on a cell phone almost pulled out in front of me the other day. I thought to myself ... I think I need a bigger horn.

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    Looking good Greg.
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    gpax Honda NC750XD Yamaha XT250 Kawasaki VN-1700

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    Ordered a GIVI tank bag made for the NC750x.

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    gpax Honda NC750XD Yamaha XT250 Kawasaki VN-1700

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    Received a radiator guard for the NC750XD. Thinking of painting it black before I install it on the bike. $30 shipped to the house.

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    gpax Honda NC750XD Yamaha XT250 Kawasaki VN-1700

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    Bought Tusk side cases. Bought SW-motech side case rack as well as top case rack. Waiting on receipt of top rack to install it all at once.

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    Looking better every day.

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    gpax Honda NC750XD Yamaha XT250 Kawasaki VN-1700

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    I mail off the seat pan for a Russell Day Long Seat on about the 19th of October. They start to work on the 26th and mail it back to me in about two weeks. I ordered some Soupy Performance lowering links. I'll mount them at the same length as OEM. Then I'll take it to my bike mechanic to lower an inch or so. They will need to get the side stand lowered properly. I'll take a foot with it. Without the foot in gravel the bike falls over. And, I will not do any of that until my new seat is mounted.
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    gpax Honda NC750XD Yamaha XT250 Kawasaki VN-1700

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    Whale ho! Selfie with a humpback whale in the Bay of Fundy in August 2018. Another reason to ride the Cabot Trail.

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    gpax Honda NC750XD Yamaha XT250 Kawasaki VN-1700

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    gpax Honda NC750XD Yamaha XT250 Kawasaki VN-1700

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    gpax Honda NC750XD Yamaha XT250 Kawasaki VN-1700

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    gpax Honda NC750XD Yamaha XT250 Kawasaki VN-1700

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    Sold Rita I . She was a great bike. Took Anthony out west once, me to Alaska and me cross country to California and back. 23,000 miles. Very dependable.

    I am selling my Like 200i scooter.

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    fastpast Been here awhile

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    Did you remove your solenoid/smart chip so you can install on the NC?
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  16. fearfactory84

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    they are meant to install the givi crash bags straps (or eventually some similar bag). Other than that, they are useless.. ;)
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    gpax Honda NC750XD Yamaha XT250 Kawasaki VN-1700

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    Yes. I still need to charge my CPAP battery while on the road. I am thinking of putting it in the Frunk. I haven't begun to think about wiring yet. I just ordered a wiring harness for my Garmin Zumo 660. Since the 660 is out of production, the harnesses are hard to find. Newer gps's work well but my 660 is fine for me.
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    gpax Honda NC750XD Yamaha XT250 Kawasaki VN-1700

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    To follow up ... I have never seen anyone use the crash guard bags? That gives me the feeling I get at lunch time when I pull into the diner with an empty parking lot. Hmmmm..........
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    gpax Honda NC750XD Yamaha XT250 Kawasaki VN-1700

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    I've been looking at my route west. I want to start 2 days earlier and squeeze in Big Bend National Park. I want to go from New Braunfels to Del Rio with lunch at the motorcycle stop at Leakey. I would ride two of the sisters. The next day I ride to Rio Grande Village Campground Big Bend National Park. I should have enough time to explore Big Bend for half a day. Get up the next morning and explore Big Bend some more and then take scenic TX-170 up the Rio Grande Valley stopping at Presidio or Marfa for lunch. Then stay the night at Fort Davis State Park Campground. From Fort Davis SP, I'll take scenic TX-118 up to I-10 on my way to Las Cruces, NM.

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    gpax Honda NC750XD Yamaha XT250 Kawasaki VN-1700

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    Update: Hurricane Michael passed just east of us. Was heading for us until a close-in move to the east. While we were spared, the Panama City area had the sh*t kicked out of it. Notice where Pensacola is in this radar image of Hurricane Michael.

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