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  1. PortlandZinMan

    Swiss and Austrian Alps Ride

    Well, I finally pulled the trigger on a bucket list ride. My cousin in London has invited me to tag along with him on a 10 day tour of (start in Kent, UK) France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Italy. The only thing missing will be my wonderful NC700 steed, but I have rented a decent...
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    Oregon Coast - Astoria Ride - Videos of Day One and Two

    2 three minute video's of my trip to Astoria Oregon on Tuesday and Wednesday (didn't video day three return home). Note that Oregon is on fire so planned trips south to Crater Lake had to be canceled. Still had a lot of smoke on the coast, but not as bad as Portland. Watch these only if bored...
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    Oregon Fires

    Just needed to vent a bit… My wife took a weekend from our home in Portland, OR to Detroit Lake (a few hours away) and were met with heavy smoke from a few on the many fires in our state. This was a real downer for me as my solo "Oregon Tour" ride approaches starting on Sunday. I have been...
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    NC's at High Altitude

    Just curious...anyone have any issues with the bikes at high altitude? Going to be hitting 7000+ feet in a few weeks (Crater Lake, OR). My old ST1100 would loose a bit of punch up there. I know she will run, but just wondering.
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    Turn Signal Beeper

    I admit it. I leave the turn signal on more often than I like to admit. The flashing light on the console is just not annoying enough for me to notice. I am thinking of adding a beeper to the turn signals - there are several available (5-10 bucks on Amazon) that are part of the 2 prong relay...
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    WTB - Honda NC700x OEM Top Box

    Just the box and hardware to mount to standard OEM rack (2014) - I have the rack already. Needs to be in good condition. Shipping to 97267. Thanks.
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    Evotech Performance Radiator Guard – Unboxing, Painting and Installation

    I have been in the market for a radiator guard for quite a while and there are a LOT of options out there. I just sat back and read as everyone else posted their recommendations until I found one that I liked the (1) looks of (2) was easy to install and remove (3) functional and (4) didn’t...
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    Fobo Bike Bluetooth TPMS - Unboxing and Installation

    A friend of mine has been running these on his two bikes for over a year without an issue - on a ride a few weeks ago, I saw him whip out his iPhone and announce he was doublechecking his tire pressure. I was intrigued as it is something I do before every ride with a manual gauge and it is a...
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    Knight Design 1-1/4 inch Lowered Wide Front Foot Peg - Unboxing and Installation

    Amazon.com: Knight Design 1-1/4 inch Lowered Wide Front Foot Peg Pair for Honda NC700X, NC700XD, Hunter wide traction tread, black anodized: Automotive Disclaimer - bought these off of a fellow rider who didn't care for them. I wanted pegs that were lower and these looked to be high quality...
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    Review: Highway 21 Radiant Heat Gloves (Battery Powered)

    Heated Grips or Heated Gloves... I pondered this for a while, did a lot of research on cost vs ROI and decided to go with heated gloves. I then looked at tethered gloves vs battery powered. I was not a fan of being plugged into the bike so I then turned my research to battery powered...
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    The Bike is Complete .... A big THANK YOU to this group!

    You have seen my many questions, tests and results over the past 4 months as I took a bone stock 2014 NC700X DCT and transformed it to my version of an Mini-ST1100 Sport Touring machine. I knew what I wanted and I also knew what I couldn't have anymore (a 900lb, 100hp sport touring rocket). I...
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    Yoshimura R77 Street Slip-On Exhaust - Unboxing and Installation

    Arrived today and I just finished the installation. There is a GREAT video on YouTube from the folks at Motorcycle Superstore (YouTube) - watch this video before you do the installation! It is HUGELY helpful. I selected the Yoshimura R77 over the others for one reason...it supports the OEM...
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    Corbin Seats - Unboxing and Installation Review

    I ordered them 2 weeks ago and got them today - super unusual as the previous ones on my ST1100 and ST1300 took over a month each. I was worried as some of the early versions (2012-2013) buyers reported fairly serious installation and fitment issues. I had no major problems. Installation (and...
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    I need to stop, back away and get professional help...

    I was sitting at work with a bit of time to kill before my next meeting. I got to thinking, after ordering the Yoshimura R77 Street Slip-On for my bike, that I have dropped quite a few dollars on aftermarket accessories and riding gear. (Do not do what I just did!! Trust me - you do NOT...
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    If you have a OEM Topcase, a question for you...

    Do the silver panels come off easy? I am actually thinking of added the top box, but would need to paint the silver panels red. I guess I could just tape them off in place, but if they actually are removable, it saves a lot of taping....
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    Garmin 660LM Install

    I posted this in another thread and got several PMs asking for photos. I mounted and wired my new Garmin 660LM yesterday. Tired of messing with the RAM mount and my iPhone - the mount and the phone buttons don't play well together. I know there are other options, but I like the Garmin. Now the...
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    Review - Madstad and MRA X-Creen Tourer

    Ordered from Amazon: MRA 4025066125036 X-Creen Clear Bolt-On/Add-On Variable Windscreen Spoiler Blade My search is finally over. Today, I was finally happy with my windscreen setup. With the adjustability of both the Madstad (20") and the X-Creen, I was able to easily go for smooth and...
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    NC700x Tool Kit

    My used bike didn't come with one. I am thinking of building one. This may be fun for the group. As the ideas roll in and are approved by the group, i'll update this message. Guidelines Tools are for roadside/hotel repairs only Tool has to be a MUST HAVE Tool has to be portable and light...
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    Recommendation for Sturdy Soft Bag for Honda OEM Rack

    As you may have been following my adventures in the purchase and installation of a set of Honda OEM saddlebags, you may already know that I took everyone's advice and added the carrier rack to the project. I have no desire to add the OEM top-box the system - just too big. However, I...
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    OEM Saddlebag and Carrier Installation

    Oh boy... I finally got all the parts to install the OEM saddlebags and I bought from another member here. I bought the carrier rack as well as all the brackets. As I opened the boxes, I found no installation instructions were included. Being a smart internet sort, I was able to locate and...
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