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Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by roborider, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    Lovely day in the East Midlands today so I got the spanners out and fitted a Nitron Shock that I bought on ebay. The shock was intended for a Honda CBR600 and had come off a bike used for track days. It wasn't too bad a job in the end, instead of taking the bodywork off There was enough flex in the plastic panels to simply bend them out of the way.


    The improvement in handling is little short of incredible. The bike is now nicely balanced front and back which means the forks work much better, so instead of feeling like the backs dipping on bumps the whole thing feels like its working in harmony. On tight bends it used to feel like the back end was sliding away, it now feels like its gripping all the time.

    The Nitron is superb. Mine has a high speed bump adjustment so I simply turn the normal damping adjustment to where I want it and then adjust the high speed to cope with sudden bumps. It feels very controlled and plush.

    The Nitron

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    I just need to sort out a decent way of mounting the remote reservoir to the frame tube.

    For the record the CBR600 shock is identical to the NC shock in terms of length and fittings so if you want a significant improvement in handling and ride quality a CBR shock may be the way to go or simply bin the awful standard shock and treat yourself to a quality shock

    Nothing like a bit of bling on your bike - Yes! I know I should have cleaned the crap off the bike before I took the pictures but I'd sooner be riding than cleaning.

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    The reservoir loosely fitted in place as a temporary measure

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  2. kokeneen

    kokeneen kokeneen

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  3. Bug Dr.

    Bug Dr. Extroverted Loner

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    Are you going rafting? That's a shit load of stuff on that bike.
    Mike
    #63
  4. sherloc

    sherloc Been here awhile

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    How's it handle with that load? What kind of mileage are you getting (and speeds your running)?
    #64
  5. Bug Dr.

    Bug Dr. Extroverted Loner

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    My NC did not like any headwind over about 20 mph with Pelican panniers and a top bag. A trip to Texas hill country last year fighting a stiff headwind cut my MPG to the low 40s. I was on reserve after about 120 miles. Also, I couldn't go faster than 65 mph and was on a two lane road that has a 75 mph speed limit. I had to use the shoulder many times to let cars pass me. I wasn't very happy.........and I don't own an NC any more. Not raggin on the bike. I just needed a little more oomph.
    Mike
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  6. kokeneen

    kokeneen kokeneen

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    Really wasent that bad and i didnt really notice any power problems. However i have since reduced the load. My wife got a klr and now she carries her own stuff. I did however have alot of rear tire wear.
    #66
  7. RickDEN77

    RickDEN77 n00b

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    Denver, CO
    I'll toss my picture into the ring here. Bought her new on 3/17/15 and just rolled 1320 miles yesterday.

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  8. Brit711

    Brit711 Been here awhile

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    Location:
    1/2 way between Ottawa and Montreal, QC
    FIRST ride... 0kms on the clock! Oh and after 34kms... it DID the reset thing :cry Have it booked in for next week to get it fixed :D

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  9. reddirtjoe

    reddirtjoe motorcycle addict

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    Let's Ride some red dirt!!.... NorthCentOklahoma
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    Playing Tag with the Wife's bike
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  10. JettPilot

    JettPilot ADV Rider

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    Forget the NC700X, I want the Honda VFR800X Crossrunner !!! There is just no comparison ...

    Mike

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  11. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    We can buy the Crossrunner in Australia but not the 700 or 750X models.
    #71
  12. Bug Dr.

    Bug Dr. Extroverted Loner

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    You're gonna have to move out of the United States.
    Mike
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  13. Bikerguy1409

    Bikerguy1409 Bikerguy

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    Here's mine still in storage.
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  14. bamamate

    bamamate Been here awhile

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  15. kyhoytarcher

    kyhoytarcher Not all who wander are lost

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    Just purchased a 2012 NC with only 1400 miles, was traded in for a side x side. I am absolutely loving it just trying to figure out what mod/farkle I need to do first.
    #75
  16. Olythom

    Olythom Adventurer

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    I have almost 4k miles on my 2015 DCT version and I love it! I rode a little as a youngster but was away from bikes for about 30 years. The NC (named Skookum) was my re-entry bike. I am commuting every day (50 miles roundtrip) and cannot even express how much more enjoyable the commute is. Skookum came from South Sound Honda in Olympia, WA (Dale is one of the principals) and that shop is outstanding.

    Skookum has Honda panniers and rear trunk, radiator guard, Givi engine guard, Brushguards and Storm shields, tall Honda windscreen, cramp buster, and Ohmics smart brake light.

    Tried to post a pic but cannot get it to work right now. Maybe I'm too new to the forum.
    >Thom
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  17. MyCocaine

    MyCocaine Adventurer

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    My old NC (before the BMW f800gs :S and the current CB650f :D) was a great bike, some farkles weren't as ideal as I liked.

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    One of the very best bikes I've ever owned - shouldn't have bought the bloody BM :(
    Twin discs up front, new seat design, better looks and a nicer swing arm would see me buying an update (if an update ever happens.
    #77
  18. wild

    wild Been here awhile

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    great bike, wish it had spoked wheels but then it would be a Africa Twin for half the price wouldn't it?
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  19. belrix

    belrix Adventurer

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    Here is my '12 NC700X! Farkles are almost complete, waiting on Give Outback side case!

    belrix IMG_20150727_130000708.jpg
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  20. Bug Dr.

    Bug Dr. Extroverted Loner

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    Nice looking bike Belrix. You look ready to return to the Hub and do some off=road riding. Need Bammamate to show us some new tracks.
    Can't wait to see the bags.
    Mike
    #80