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

the Ferret

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Nope it would show up as a red P in a circle on lower right side of the dash, but my right foot was on the rear brake pedal while stopped in a church parking lot, and my hand was nowhere near the throttle, so I think I was safe enough.
 

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Picked up some parts at the store for coming maintenance. Will be a biggie. Front tire, valve check, oil change, air filter and fork oil.

Also worked on my rain gear repair. Before showing seam that is no longer heat sealed.
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After prep and application. Used a bamboo kabob stick as an applicator. Glue is kind of thick and stringy. Cleaned surface with alcohol. Says it takes 8-12 hours to cure. We will see in the morning. We get enough rain here so the sealing power will definitely get tested.
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I am pretty happy with this repair. I have not had a serious rain session but it is just a matter of time.

I fiddled with a rain liner repair with a tape today. I actually use this as more of a wind break/thermal layer.pre.jpg
Product used Tenacious Tape

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I don't know how well this one is going to work. I am pretty sure that if I bonded it with the Aquaseal it would be good. We will see. I have some left over tape and may combine the two for a small pocket repair.
 

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The repair seemed to have bonded well over night. Well enough that I did the pocket today. The pocket has previously been repaired with an iron on patch on the advice of the local fabric store The iron on worked for a bit but didn't last.

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Appropriate weighting fixture after some prep with nail polish remover
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Finished result
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Time will tell with the durability. All of this gear maintenance is to squeeze more life out of my existing kit. The long term plan is to go with an R3 suit. My rational is if I can squeeze more life out of my gear instead of buying some temporary replacements, it works out as saving 10% towards the suit.

Also work on the maintenance project. Disassembly today. Valves checked, fork oil and coolant drained. Currently checking valves every 25K km which also seems to line up with the front tire replacement based on my riding. There is currently a slow leak at the site of my gummy repair. Going to add checking cam chain into my check list. The tensioner is right there when the valve cover is off.

Happy Thanksgiving to the Canadians.
 

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Replaced the junk Dunlops that came on the bike with some Conti Motions. I only have 1700 miles on the bike and was well into the wear indicators. Never had tires wear out that quickly in 46 years of riding. :mad:
 

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Replaced the junk Dunlops that came on the bike with some Conti Motions. I only have 1700 miles on the bike and was well into the wear indicators. Never had tires wear out that quickly in 46 years of riding. :mad:
huh, i only got a few K out of mine as well, just about worthless. I threw on a set of cheepies to get me through the summer and a brand new set of Shinko 705's will be on next June for a proposed ALASKA trip! Just the early planning stages still but it is looking good so far, we'll see!!?? :{)
 

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Rode to meet a lady friend for some hiking at a local Lake, then off solo and rode 130 miles. Once again i was out riding and remembered the game of tag. I looked it up and the tag was a train station and i had just ridden past one up in Newport Wa! SCORE!! :{P
 

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Came across this one today and had to share it! Really Nice Bike! :{)

 

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Last really nice day here (temp hit 70F but very windy) , so went for a half hour ride with Seafoam added to the gas, changed the oil and both filters, put the battery maintainer on it, and said goodbye until late March or early April 2022.
Our forecast up to Halloween is between 35F and 45F, so I'm done.

Sad day for me today.
I loved riding my DCT this season.
 
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BB i was still riding last year into December, though i do have the winter riding gear for it and do not mind riding in sub-32F temps. As long as it is not snowing, icy or snow covered ground... if the sun is out i'm out!! :{P
I used to ride my Goldwing in below freezing temps, but I get no pleasure any more from riding in the cold in the Fall with the sun so low in the sky.
The Spring is a different story.
Even below freezing temps are OK for me then, as the radiative heating from the sun feels great.
 
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