2021: What did you do to/with your NC700/NC750 today?

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Messing about with some vinyl.
I'm leaning towards all red.
Duplicolor paint to match the factory Honda paint for the win!

Find the VIN # and decode it for the paint code. Duplicolor will send you a can of color matched paint, plus primer, plus clear coat so your pannier boxes will be an exact match paint color to your bike.



Current photo from this week . . .

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Photo from 2018 shortly after I painted the Hepco & Becker "Gobi" side cases and top box using the Duplicolor primer, paint and clear coat.

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What did I do to my bike today?
Well, I received the OEM pannier's and rear rack I bought from member TACOMAJD. And I would like to start off by saying a he is stand up guy. One of the good ones.
Received 2 large boxes form UPS containing the pannier's and rear rack. He must have know that since I'm in Los Angeles (homeless capitol of the world) everything was packed with bubble wrap and T shirts covering all the parts. And even a high thread count towel! Stuff the homeless here would be proud to wear.
With that said, I went to work installing the stuff. Thanks to TacomaJD for keeping all the nuts and bolts taped to the separate parts which made it a snap. It took me about 40 mins from un boxing to finishing with the install. The brand new uninstalled lock sets (which he included) took me about the same to key to my ignition key and install.
So all in all took me about 2 hours from when I received the stuff from UPS to everything done and sitting back with a cocktail. (Or more)
A shout out to TacomaJD.
Thanks,
Scott

Everything looks good man! And I appreciate the kind words. I had to scrape up everything I could to pack it all to where it wouldn't get damaged. The towel was used from a seller I bought some used Harley hard bag lids one time. I have a big pile of boxes in the shop from where I've purchased things online and always save the boxes and packing material. Now I have plenty boxes left, but no packing material haha. Enjoy them dude, pleasure doing business with you!
 

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Another 6 hours south of Fort Worth Tx. Still gathering country footage.

I enjoy the good words and photos people post. I hope to release another beauty ride video soon.

I am attempting to develop quality production skills. At the same time trying not to screw up the footage. Riding comes first. Safety too. So the camera comes second. This thinking has wasted a lot of footage. Hours of material… on the cutting room floor (a saying before digital film). So much in the apple trash can.

I could make a 6 hour video but it would be such a yawner. Recorded a yellow Dodge that failed to dodge another car. Wow. Took the front end right off.

I broke fifty views on some videos. Yay. I am somebody! (A quote from Steve Martin). Now for the Steve Martin classic walk of shame. Maybe I might actually have something exciting or enjoyable

Riding full time allows me to focus on skills and balance. It is getting to the point where my hands float on the bars with all my weight on my feet. I can walk the bike around a curve. Or walk the bike left to right by the pegs up the lane. Barely holding the bars. I will eventually need bigger pegs than the cb500/grom pegs. The honda pegs are good, but terrible after four hours standing up.

What time has given me is a solid connection to the bike through my feet. Most people connect to the bike through their butt. Or they see riding as a steering action where the butt follows the bars.

I feel some real zen riding skills flowing in. I am becoming part of the bike. I am going to need some travel stickers for my face.
 

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As a followup to post #698 from July 23rd, 2012 I noticed a couple of weeks ago the gummy worm repair had began a slow leak of about 1 psi per day. Spraying a soap solution on the repair revealed tiny bubbles. Besides this one, all but l but one repair in the past held until the tire was worn out - some in excess of 7,000 miles. In preparation of a ride this morning I topped off the tire last night and checked it this morning and found it lost ~4 psi overnight. Rut ro. The tire has 25% of life left so I determined to pull out or push through the carcass the leaky gummy worm and try and reseal the leak again before replacing the tire. This I did but I found the tube of glue I opened in July had only enough glue for one more attempt. I guess two repairs per tube is maximum. The repair done today did not show any bubbles and I rode it 45 miles at 60+ mph to heat up and flatten out the portion of worm inside the tire before checking for bubbles again. The second repair is not showing bubbles. Bought two new tubes of glue to restock the NC's and Goldwing's onboard tire repair kit and resolved to check the glue in the kit for freshness before long trips
 

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From Dduelin’s post. It is good that people talk about their experiences. Every tire repair is different. I was surprised to find that my rear tire pinhole had no nail in it.

There are all sorts of products to seal a tire. So far any legitimate claims seem to say, their liquid sealant is temporary. Any research I had made seems to show that the tire can be repaired as many times as needed or in as many places as needed. The fewer the better. The smaller the better. And it is not always good to add green slime by default as this is not the best long term tactic.

Yes. If your gummy worm or bacon repair proves troublesome, adding a little sealant cannot hurt. But reaming the hole out and maybe moving up to a mushroom plug may be required.

Always start small and work bigger for a tubeless tire. For a tubed tire, you can patch pinholes in large numbers. But the tire needs the belts to hold it together. If these belts are compromised, things get ugly.

After about 2000 miles, my av53 is showing pattern lumps. These
lumps are growing. This is entirely my fault. I ride on the worst crappy cow town dirt roads. All sorts of random debris. So such a tire would not do as well with a plug in it. I will say this, cowboys are clean. I have never seen such clean dirt roads in my life.

The current state of world affairs is proving hard on supply chains for tires. Be prepared to patch a tire and store it. You may not be able to get the tire you want soon.
 

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The OEM Honda panniers that I bought came a little to close to the bottom of the right side (exhaust side) for me due to my aftermarket pipe. So between other projects I thought I'd fab up a quick heat shield. As I didn't have the thickness of aluminum I wanted to use I went to a buddy's metal Fab shop and bummed the right size piece from him. Also wanted to check out the new skid plate he installed on his NC 700x too.
 

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The OEM Honda panniers that I bought came a little to close to the bottom of the right side (exhaust side) for me due to my aftermarket pipe. So between other projects I thought I'd fab up a quick heat shield. As I didn't have the thickness of aluminum I wanted to use I went to a buddy's metal Fab shop and bummed the right size piece from him. Also wanted to check out the new skid plate he installed on his NC 700x too.
What kind of airplane engine is on the bench?
 

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Good eye, that's a 3W 157cc I just finished rebuilding for a friend. Ready to go on the test stand and fire up. One of my hobbies is Giant scale RC airplanes. You fly?
Here's a link to my latest plane build. Delro W4X Turner Gilmore maiden. UMS 260 Radial
That link is amazing. At first look I thought it was a Gee Bee R-1. Born in 1955, I used to build and fly models from as long as I could remember starting with hand launch gliders in the back yard to stick and tissue rubber powered Guillows school yard free flight kits. When I got a paper route I could afford Cox powered U control stunt and combat flying then single channel galloping ghost R/C kits. After a hiatus of a few years of school and marriage I came back to modeling with 2 to 4 channel RC gliders - two meters and open class. Thermal and slope soaring I enjoyed both and built planes designed for each type of glider flying. I never built a power plane with anything larger than a Cox .15 though at competitions I saw lots of big scale RC models. I sold off my RC stuff when the frequency bands changed in the early 1990s. While flying single channel RC models at 19 I got my Private Pilot's license, then Commercial Instrument, then added a Glider rating. I flew full scale until we were blessed with a first child and the flying money flew away.
 

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Wow, that's cool. So you were really into it. And then and got your full scale license, cool. I have a few friends that their flying stopped when they had kids, I understand. My buddy and I started with electric RC about 9 years ago and since we are both motorheads went right in gas planes. We both fly competition aerobatics and have spent tens of thousands on the hobby, As you can Imagine. The new technology is not cheap when you get to that level. But now we are a little burnt out. So I thought to get back into bikes (my forte) and we bought a couple of NC700x's. Which we are spending allot to get the bikes up to what we think the NC will work for us. I have a long history in motorcycling competition, but now enjoy just riding and touring. Pre Covid, my buddy and I rode from my home in Thailand to Myanmar to Laos and Cambodia back to Thailand ( cbx500). So hanging (stuck) out here in CA thought I'd start riding and bought the NC700. And found this website.

Oh, and that engine IS going into a gee bee. why I rebuilt it I don't know, He will just crash it. Its a gee bee and you know they never last more than a couple of flights!
 

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Wow, that's cool. So you were really into it. And then and got your full scale license, cool. I have a few friends that their flying stopped when they had kids, I understand. My buddy and I started with electric RC about 9 years ago and since we are both motorheads went right in gas planes. We both fly competition aerobatics and have spent tens of thousands on the hobby, As you can Imagine. The new technology is not cheap when you get to that level. But now we are a little burnt out. So I thought to get back into bikes (my forte) and we bought a couple of NC700x's. Which we are spending allot to get the bikes up to what we think the NC will work for us. I have a long history in motorcycling competition, but now enjoy just riding and touring. Pre Covid, my buddy and I rode from my home in Thailand to Myanmar to Laos and Cambodia back to Thailand ( cbx500). So hanging (stuck) out here in CA thought I'd start riding and bought the NC700. And found this website.

Oh, and that engine IS going into a gee bee. why I rebuilt it I don't know, He will just crash it. Its a gee bee and you know they never last more than a couple of flights!
A friend of mine (Africa Twin DCT) has a son that has lived in Thailand for many years. Tim likes long distance riding and rallies. When he went to visit his son several years ago he rented a CB500X and completed a SaddleSore 1000 in Thailand which I though was quite an accomplishment given the road signs and markings were not easy to understand. The pictures of the countryside were beautiful.
 

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Put a new set of Dunlops on mine. Cant get the correct rear size in a PR4 at the moment so its a forced change. I am ok with Dunlops though. I will test later.
 

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The OEM Honda panniers that I bought came a little to close to the bottom of the right side (exhaust side) for me due to my aftermarket pipe. So between other projects I thought I'd fab up a quick heat shield. As I didn't have the thickness of aluminum I wanted to use I went to a buddy's metal Fab shop and bummed the right size piece from him. Also wanted to check out the new skid plate he installed on his NC 700x too.
Heat shield is a good idea.

This is not mine but was on fire when I met the guy!

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