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    90 Miles Per (US) Gallon on the NC700X

    First, the history: Back in May, 2013, on a still fairly new NC700X, I happenened on the Blue Ridge Parkway after gassing up at Cherokee, North Carolina, USA. I was heading northeast as far as I could go in the daylight available. As I rode at a leisurely legal pace, I realized based on the...
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    The Scary Bridge

    Two years ago, I crossed a bridge riding the NC over the Ohio River in southern Illinois, US Highway 45. That bridge ride scared me so badly I refused to return back over it. I went out of my way to avoid it on the return trip. I pride myself on being able to safely handle surfaces like sand...
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    !!Cancelled!! 2022 Land of the Dragon Gathering !!Cancelled!!

    !! Cancelled. !! Old timers on the forum would know that the group has historically held a motorcycle gathering in the Smoky Mountains area of western Tennessee/eastern North Carolina (USA) in mid to late may. The group that shows up ranges from around 10 to 20 people, some on NCs and some on...
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    Looking for actual waterproof boots

    I have a pair of Alpinestars Roam 2 boots labeled as "waterproof". They may have been semi-waterproof at one time, but they might as well now be perforated sponges is a heavy rain. Water gets inside freely, but cannot get back outside, which is a recipe for severely wrinkled feet by the end of...
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    2022: What did you do to/with your NC700/NC750 today?

    It’s 2022, and a new thread! What did you do to/with your NC700/NC750 today?
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    Which is better, shims or screw and locknut valve adjustment?

    I just did a valve clearance check on my car’s 1600cc in line four engine. It is built somewhat like a motorcycle engine. If I remember right, Yamaha was partly involved in the early version of this engine design. Anyway, the double overhead cams actuate tappets directly. There are no rockers...
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    Changed the DCT oil today

    At 137,000 miles, 13,000 miles early, I decided to change the DCT oil, in my car. It was a bit difficult to reach the drain and fill plugs, but with the car raised off the ground and the left wheel removed, I got it done. It uses only 2 quarts but the oil sells for almost $20/quart. I sure...
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    Why I don’t worry about the air filter

    The Honda maintenance schedule for the NC recommends air filter replacement at 12,000 miles. I do mine at 24,000 miles, no sooner. The NC air filter area looks very large, to me, compared to other vehicles. I compared an NC filter to a Dodge V6 3604cc engine’s air filter. The NC filter measures...
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    It was time to add something different to the fleet

    I like having multiple motorcycles of different styles because I enjoy the diversity, and it's nice having the right tool for the job at hand. Current fleet of six (2 are the wife's) contain a diverse mix. Engines run from 49cc to 1832cc (the big one 37 times the size of the smallest). Wheel...
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    Yet another new tire delivered

    UPS brought another NC tire to my front porch today. Since some tires for our other bikes are showing unavailable at this time, I been getting a little nervous about shortages, thus I'm keeping more new tires on hand. This year looks to be a busy tire changing year, with five total tire changes...
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    Slippery Pilot Road 4

    I bring up this topic out of curiosity about others' experience. I am running a Michelin Pilot Road 4 up front and it is now well into it’s second half of life. When I was in the Smokies last spring and the tire was mid life, I noticed the front tire slip out a few times in corners. I though it...
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    Question Pirelli MT60 tread life?

    I have a set of Pirelli MT60 tires for the NC that I have not yet mounted. I was wondering if anyone has experience with them and could tell me how many miles they lasted. If I were to mount these tires before a long trip, I would want to know if they would easily survive for 5 or 6 thousand...
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    Question DCT downhill engine braking

    Late model DCT owners, I have a question regarding downhill engine braking. A long time ago I was riding a DCT, and I think at the time it as a CTX700. It would have had what I believe was called the second generation DCT. (D or S, no S1,2,3). On the test ride there was a steep downhill section...
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    Good idea to check motorcycle for loose nuts

    Based on personal experience with my cars and motorcycles, I change the air filters about every 24,000 miles. Well, today I removed the top cover off the NC700X airbox, and the filter comes off with the top. I heard something rattling inside. I thinking maybe some hardware came loose? What...
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    Honda US site now showing 2021 CRF300L and Rally

    I noticed changes to the American Honda US motorcycle web site today. CRF250s were replaced by the 300s. https://powersports.honda.com/
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    Garmin 396LMT GPS review

    Here is a first impression review of my newly acquired Garmin zumo 396LMT GPS. It was on sale for $229, so at that price I bought one to try out. Background: I have been using Garmin brand GPS units since they were hand held single receiver multiplexed units with no maps. The first one was a...
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    What did you do to/with your other motorcycle/scooter/trike today?

    Some people have two-wheel or three-wheel riding machines other than the Honda NC series. Here is a place to post about what you did to or with those machines today!
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    2021: What did you do to/with your NC700/NC750 today?

    It’s a new year, and a new thread for: What did you do to/with your NC700/NC750 today?
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    Top loading possible on Givi Trekker side cases?

    I’m planning a longer NC trip soon and shopping for some different side cases. I have SW-Motech racks that mount Givi/Kappa Monokey cases. Over many years of experience, I have learned that I very much prefer top loading sides cases, not the split suitcase style. The current choice in top...
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    Riding near Jasper, Arkansas August 3-6, 2020

    The weather forecast for Jasper, Arkansas next week predicts daily high temperature In the upper 70s (F) with dewpoint in the 50s. It looks like a rare break from summer heat, so I will be heading that way to ride on Monday through Thursday. On Friday, the temperature gets up in the 80s so I’ll...
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