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    Seat advice

    If you are handy, brave and can find a spare seat, you can try making your own. I picked up a cheap used seat that someone butchered in an attempt to make it more comfortable. I glued on some 50# foam, shaped it with a sanding disc attached to a buffer then glued on 2" of 15ish# foam. Covered...
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    TIPS to get the best fuel economy MPG from the NC?

    If you have it available, pure gas makes about a 5 MPG difference. If you are looking for the worst fuel economy possible, ride 80 MPH into a 30 MPH headwind with your motorcycle loaded for a week long trip. Getting below 50 MPG is easy like that.
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    Rider magazine April 2017 NC700X review

    Those were selling points for me. Those and the frunk. I got a good deal because of someone who was expecting a 700CC sport bike. They traded it in with less miles than I would expect to see on a "new" demo bike.
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    Selling the NC, wishing you all the best

    Good luck with your post-riding activities. I am in the same boat, but involuntarily. I was recently removed from my NC700X by a girl talking on a cell phone. I know people say we control our own fate while riding, but I literally had no chance to escape this hit. Maybe some day I will give...
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    Battery issue post to make me feel better

    My money is on a dead battery. You may be able to get a few more months out of it, assuming it holds a charge long enough to make it from your charger to your motorcycle. Sooner or later it will let you down when you need it. I expect to replace the OEM battery on my 2013 this year or next...
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    Roundabout, rotary, traffic circle

    bamamate, I used to live in Conway (moved to Tulsa in 2010). I loved the roundabouts while I was there. I had the opportunity to drive around Conway this past summer and the new ones installed after I left work great. I loved all the ones on Harkrider. They were about 75% complete when I...
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    Real cruise control for NC700 - volunteer needed

    Great news! Will the installation instructions be posted online somewhere? If I do decide to buy this kit, I would like to know, step by step, what I'm getting into first. From your pictures, it may be less intense than the heated grip install.
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    Real cruise control for NC700 - volunteer needed

    Where is the servo box getting mounted?
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    Your thoughts on long-distance touring on the NC?

    I recently finished a 2400 mile 7 day road trip through Colorado. I would say the NC700x is very capable of touring, however it is better at daily commuting. I'm 5'7" with a 32" inseam. Other than some DIY to make the seat more comfortable, everything fits me well. I don't even feel the need...
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    Behold and chortle! (tailbag)

    That's a great idea. Love the way it doesn't get in the way of accessing the fuel fill.
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    2016: What did you do to/with your NC700 today?

    Colorado! I got back from a 2,400 mile Colorado road trip. Entering Colorado Somewhere on Highway 92 Lake Granby Hitchhiker on Trail Ridge (Rocky Mountain National Park) Top of Pikes Peak
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    I saw a little over 83 MPG (US) and just under 50 MPG in the same trip. The high mileage was going slow through Rock Mountain National Park. The lowest was riding 75-80 MPH into a 30+ MPH headwind. I normally get 70 MPG with my daily riding.
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    2016: What did you do to/with your NC700 today?

    Had my new PR3s mounted and balanced. Cleaned, lubed and checked the free play on the chain. Will test out the tires tomorrow morning. Here is a picture of what my NC700X looked like while I ran off to the get the tires done.
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    2016: What did you do to/with your NC700 today?

    That's a lot of miles! For the day, the week and the motorcycle!
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    2016: What did you do to/with your NC700 today?

    Tested Gravity! Bent my brake pedal back to normal and adjusted my Barkbusters after dropping my NC700X at the gas station. Short story short, I messed up getting it on the center stand. No real damage :o