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  1. halfSpinDoctor

    Lane Filtering: For, Against, & Somewhere In-Between

    In WI, lane splitting (i.e. driving in-between lanes in moving traffic) is technically illegal. However on my ride home from work, when traffic is particularly bad, there is a route I can take where it is a 4-lane road (2 in each direction) with parked cars blocking the right lane, and here I...
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    2021: What did you do to/with your NC700/NC750 today?

    Nice! I like your orange rim tape, really sharp.
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    2021: What did you do to/with your NC700/NC750 today?

    Another day above freezing in WI (up to 39° F today), another ride. Today's mission was to get a new battery for my wife's car. (She took my car to work since hers was dead). This time with photos. The car battery *just* fits in the frunk!
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    Valve Adjustment Step-By-Step

    I completely agree. I don't really think it is blunt at all. Maybe I'd phrase it as: If you didn't RTFM, I have no sympathy for when you complain you did it wrong, or broke something expensive.
  5. halfSpinDoctor

    Valve Adjustment Step-By-Step

    @670cc - yeah, unfortunately Honda NC750X Stuff on YouTube did a tutorial video where he got the cylinders backwards, and many people seem to follow that as a guide. Esp. on the NC700/750 FB groups, where many do not bother to look at the shop manual, in spite of the fact that links to the PDFs...
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    Valve Adjustment Step-By-Step

    Yes, I think "which cylinder is ACTUALLY #1?!" is almost as big a question for the NC as "what oil to use?". I ended up printing out this guide (from the 1st post in this thread) and following that - worked great no confusion or issues. I printed it out before the forum software got updated, so...
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    2021: What did you do to/with your NC700/NC750 today?

    First ride of 2021! It was 35° F here in Wisconsin, and the snow has all melted off of the road surface. Also key, there was some rain drizzle overnight that has washed the majority of the salt off of the roads. Remember kids: You don't have to winterize your bike if you never stop riding...
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    Easiest way for extra lighting?

    Yes, I failed to mention that you have to add the relay and fuse kit (~$10 on eBay) to enable the 6P accessory connector. You don't need the whole Honda wiring harness. The connector is a Sumitomo HM .090 6-pin, which you should be able to find on eBay or AliExpress. The Eastern Beaver stuff...
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    Easiest way for extra lighting?

    It is easy to get switched power from the 6P accessory connector. It's under the plastic covers on the left side (clutch lever side) of the bike.
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    Question Water temperature guage

    I've had the fan come on during very hot days in the summer (90°'s F), but never when out riding. It would come on just after turning off the bike when parking it back at home. (The fan can come on with the ignition switched 'off').
  11. halfSpinDoctor

    Bar end removal

    Yep. You can see in my photo where it is super scratched up from me trying to bend/depress it with a screwdriver.
  12. halfSpinDoctor

    Bar end removal

    You are welcome! I always take lots of pictures when I do things. It's a nice bonus when they are useful to someone else. Happy new years!
  13. halfSpinDoctor

    Bar end removal

    Photos! Here is the inner weight that needs to be removed. After you remove the external bar-end weight, put the bolt back in to use as something to grip. Note the EVIL red threadlocker there. (The throttle lock comes with new bolts, and I highly recommend replacing these with hex-key ends and...
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    Bar end removal

    1. The bar end was, for me, very easy to remove. Use the "sharpest" Philips head screwdriver that you can find, or a JIS driver if you have one. Place the driver on the end and give it a few taps with a mallet or hammer first to break up the threadlocker. Another tip is that you need to grasp...
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    Using 87 instead 91 gas

    My experience is that Seafoam is great for cleaning carbs in the summer if you are too lazy to pull them apart and clean properly B-). Just add to the gas tank (or pour directly into the fuel line), and run it until the smoke and gunk burns off. For other claims as a fuel or oil additive, may...
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    Is engine braking bad? I mean really braking by the engine...

    Alright I'll bite: To address the comment "brake pads are cheaper than transmissions"; when you slow down with brakes, the material of the pad rubs against the rotor, dissipating the energy of motion into heat via friction and wearing down the material in the pad. Once the material is used up...
  17. halfSpinDoctor

    Bought a Honda NC700S

    The white looks fantastic. I wish we had fun colors in freedom land. I think in a few years when I get tired of the silver I'm going to repaint all of my plastics Tafetta White.
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    Information Latest Millyard creation.......

    Welding a cast engine block looks incredibly hard. I took intro TIG at the local community college for fun. I could barely tack two pieces of carbon steel together. :D
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    Maintenance Schedule

    I think that's a pretty fair assumption. I usually replace engine intake filters (and cabin air filters in cars) on any vehicle that is new to me, because it is usually cheap and easy (esp. in Honda cars) and you never know what kind of conditions the previous owner may have driven in. But for...
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    Maintenance Schedule

    Yeah, replacing the air filter (cleaner) looks like the worst. I'm at 10k, so thinking I can put it off until the end of next summer, or maybe even the spring after that.
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