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Owners Chat (with pics!): Honda NC700X

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

  1. Fuzzy74

    Fuzzy74 Been here awhile

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    Any hardware store, auto parts store or even Wally World should have penetrating oil.
  2. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    Penetrating oil yes.....but, Kroil is great stuff.....per my brother. Use to only be available for / thru industrial uses ir suppliers years ago. Times have changed I suppose
  3. Eyebooger

    Eyebooger scrutinologist

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    +1 for Kroil. I had a can given to me when I worked in industry 20 years ago. The propellant leaked out long before I used it all up, so I just poked a hole in the can top. Application was a little... messy.

    I think I finally replaced it with some bought from Amazon.
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  4. TheHeretic

    TheHeretic Been here awhile

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    I really have not noticed a performance difference from one brand of PO to another but it may be because the old rusty relics I drive are about 80% fallen back into the earth as iron ore...lol....
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  5. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    C'mon spring........got a little snow here in SW Ohio. Obviously, no riding possible.....DoH.
  6. 10/10ths

    10/10ths Road Trip Fool Supporter

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    Ok, so after spending some time really looking at the seat issue, I discovered that the previous owner made a lot of modifications in order to RAISE the seat. He was 6’5”.

    My 5’8” self needed help.

    He had installed a bracket to raise the tongue on the front of the seat. He also put folding chair feet under the back of the seat to raise the rear up.

    After removing those mods, placing the Russel Day Long back on, and putting on a pair of Daytona M-Star GTX boots, I now have a perfect seating situation.

    I can sit on the RDL and get my feet down.
    Success!!

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  7. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    Good show!.
    It's probably the photo angle , but it looks like the "winged" sides of the RDL would dig into ones upper bottom thigh......?. Perhaps not.
  8. 10/10ths

    10/10ths Road Trip Fool Supporter

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    597AED63-44A2-479A-8247-B146B3F68B9F.jpeg They do not.

    RDL seats are shaped like a classic tractor seat.

    Super comfy.

    Cheers!
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  9. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    Ahhh, very good.....now I understand, thank you. May have to get a RDL.....someday.
  10. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    14° here in SW Ohio this morning.....brrrr,.
    Come on spring time !.
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  11. dduelin

    dduelin Prone To Wander, Lord, I Feel It

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    The wings do not dig into one’s thighs but they do somewhat inhibit active body positioning when aggressively cornering. The trade off is generally worth it.
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  12. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    Understood dduelin, thank you.
    From the photo angle it just looked like a thigh digger......always good to have actual perspective from product users. Just like bar risers. I've read if you stay at 2" or less no issues have been found / noticed with cables nor front brake line. I'll probably go with ROX risers, I'm quality paranoid on such things......lol..... : )
  13. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    I'll also look at SW Motech.
  14. beemerphile

    beemerphile Unreconstructed Southerner Supporter

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    Kroil is good stuff, but you can make your own penetrating oil with 1/2 acetone and 1/2 ATF. Works as well as anything you can buy.
  15. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    Wow , never heard of that, I need to get out more !
  16. twistedthrottle

    twistedthrottle Long timer

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  17. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    No , bar risers. It'll either be SWM or ROX...... I think?...... : )
    Thank you for chiming in .
  18. zap2504

    zap2504 Dave E.

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    I also have a couple cans of Kroil (and use it for almost everything including stuff WD40 is good for) but have heard of the ATF/acetone mix many times; most recently on the BBC "Repair Shop" episode where it was referred to as "the old farmer's trick" for loosening bolts.
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  19. Eyebooger

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    I thought the old farmers trick was the ‘flame wrench’ :lol3

    Seriously, I was attempting to remove an o2 sensor from a car the other day. Soaked over night in kroil, started off with pipe dead cold. No go. Started engine a few sec to warm pipe, still no go. Broke out the cheater, thought I had it, but no, the flats on the sensor were starting to round off. :bluduh

    Grabbed the handy dandy torch, heated that mf’r to a dull cherry red, and it popped loose with a stubby 7/8 line wrench. Yay!

    Of course, I don’t recommend doing that on something that needs to be reinstalled...
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  20. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    Nothing like a little heat !
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