2020: What did you do to/with your NC700 today?

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swapped out my OEM H4 headlight bulb with a plug and play LED bulb...same size as the OEM; picture doesnt do it justice...much brighter white light than the dull oem H4 Bulb...and it compliments the 2 little LED lights...they are not big, but I have had cagers flash their lights at me on the other side of traffic lights on commute to work..
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which bulb did you use? I'm looking to swap to a LED and we have the same model year
 

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That is an interesting rim design on the X-ADV. I don’t know that my tyre changing machine’s tools would work on that rim. Do you change your tyres yourself?
No doubt You are referring to the thickness of the rim. No, I don't do my own tyre changes because arthritic fingers preclude me from doing so. I am usually present when my Mechanic does the changes though, and from what I can see he doesn't do anything different to normal. The tubeless aspect is appreciated though. It is a 17" wheel.
 

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which bulb did you use? I'm looking to swap to a LED and we have the same model year

Now, I dont know how it shines in the dark...Since April I have been working from home so no riding into work at 0dark30 and have only ridden during the daylight hours...It is bright white instead of dull yellow beam when I look at it. Somewhere in this thread I posted pics of looking straight at it in the daylight.IMG_20200618_135145[1].jpg
 
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Now, I dont know how it shines in the dark...Since April I have been working from home so no riding into work at 0dark30 and have only ridden during the daylight hours...It is bright white instead of dull yellow beam when I look at it. Somewhere in this thread I posted pics of looking straight at it in the daylight.View attachment 43343
how hard is it to get in the assembly?
 

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So NC riders I decided to head out for a solo ride and test out the off-road capabilities of this bike. I have done lots of gravel roads, fire roads as well as cottage roads but thought I may try some trails now. Well while my NC was more than adequate on most roads I found myself getting into some trouble while on some tougher trails. The fall weather here has been wet and there was plenty of standing water and greasy mud. Now I am still riding on my factory Dunlop tires so it was not really a proper trial I found that as I manoeuvred threw some of the tougher spots I could notice that this is indeed a nearly 500 lb bike. The hills were the easiest part but as I got into some mud the bike was all over the place. Had to resort to some risky driving to get threw to more dry ground. Because I do so much road touring I would not put on off road tires as I see some riders do but I still loved getting way back into the forest. I really think the NC is at its absolute best as a commuter bike. Well at least it is that for me. Just nice to be able to experience different types of riding. AC3AD335-0374-4B77-BB38-882FA566D444.jpeg
 

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Hey BC, enjoy the ride. I too did a lot of highway riding but switched to a set of Shinko 705's for a good compromise of highway/trails. Though I found the new Shinko 705's very nice on or off-road, and they handled the trails very well....like so many other on-off road Adventure tires they absolutely do not like deep mud..! I liked my 705's so much i was on my third set when i traded my bike to MyCroft. Once the street tires are worn out on my current bike i'll be replacing them with the same Shinko 705's!! :{)
 

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how hard is it to get in the assembly?
not hard at all...I turn the front wheel full right until stop...Reach in and disconnect the plug, pull back the rubber boot; there is a wire latch, screeze down at the top of the wire and swing the wire out of the way, remove the lamp....reverse procedure for putting in new bulb...
 

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This morning i rode about 95 miles down to Colfax Wa and met up with a guy off of Craig's List. I bought a pair of really nice Wolfman bags from him that looked like they had only been used once! I will be mounting them up front off of the engine guards for two-up touring. They are E12's and almost the perfect shape to fit the engine guard bars. :{)

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Overall the trip was a good ride, very blustery head/cross winds out there on the Palouse. The winds were 15-20mph with gusts at times of 45mph according to the news. I topped off the tank after the 200 mile ride and i managed 59mpg.
 

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This morning i rode about 95 miles down to Colfax Wa and met up with a guy off of Craig's List. I bought a pair of really nice Wolfman bags from him that looked like they had only been used once! I will be mounting them up front off of the engine guards for two-up touring. They are E12's and almost the perfect shape to fit the engine guard bars. :{)

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Overall the trip was a good ride, very blustery head/cross winds out there on the Palouse. The winds were 15-20mph with gusts at times of 45mph according to the news. I topped off the tank after the 200 mile ride and i managed 59mpg.
Just what you needed more storage after the way I saw that bike loaded up last time. I really like soft tank holders If that’s what they are?
 

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Mount them up and lets see em.

Rode about a hundred twenty miles today through some dairy country with daughter number two and her Rebel 500. Thats a sweet little bike.

Sorry, no pics, too busy riding
 

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BCSmith= I know right, just what i needed was a air of neat bags to put more stuff in for the next tour/trip with the Pillion.

Dale= that is a Sweet bike, what a sweet ride too and time spent with the daughter.... Priceless!! :{)


Rode a short 30 miles to and around Cd'A today looking for a Honda S2000 or a hotrod little 2-seater to snag a pic for the game of tag. Finally, i spotted a nice Silver Dodge Viper! Then a short ride over to the Pillion's house and use her computer haha(i did grab her a Dutch Bros, White Angel, white coffee and white chocolate quad shot)! It rides so nice in the new cup holder on the handle bar.... :{)
 

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Just got my license officially this morning. The DMV was luckily very quick. I then took my NC out in the texas hill country and rode roughly 200 miles. form 9:30am to 7pm. This was my first time doing serious riding. Went with a buddy who showed how to improve my technique. I see why people like this lol
 

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CANCELLED our motorcycle camping & hiking trip for today through Tuesday.

SWITCHED to taking the pick up truck. Temps dropped and won't reach 50 today, rain is predicted all 3 days. We will still go, but skipping the bikes, most of the trip is for hiking in the woods, the motorcycles were just mules to get us out there.

Temps are supposed to rebound and may reach 70 on Wednesday/Thursday. It was over 70 here on Friday and 60's yesterday and continuing to slowly drop. This afternoon's high is 45 with rain, ditto for Monday.

If this was a long trip we'd ride through the rain, but the trip is only 2 nights and the purpose is actually to hike, the idea of riding there was a bonus, but my wife doesn't really like riding in the rain. Hiking in the rain is not an issue. So we'll skip the ride this time.
 
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Just got my license officially this morning. The DMV was luckily very quick. I then took my NC out in the texas hill country and rode roughly 200 miles. form 9:30am to 7pm. This was my first time doing serious riding. Went with a buddy who showed how to improve my technique. I see why people like this lol
Congrats...good to ride with a buddy, hopefully, one who will exhibit good habits.
 

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Adjusted bars back, as I moved them too far forward for the last trackday, didn't like arm geometry while hanging off bike. Flipped rear tire backwards. Installed vortex adjustable brake lever. Loaded and ready to hit barber to melt some tires and knee pucks in the morning, no work Monday, all fun!


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Nice weather for sure. I had to dress in full heated gear and beat back some rain today to get my ride in lol
That's rough there! It was perfect today, low 70's, light breeze.

Cooked rear tire, tread gone on right side and shouldered off on the left. Didn't crash so I guess that solidifies it as a good day Lol.

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