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2022: What did you do to/with your NC700/NC750 today?

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And Florida cold would be my warm LOL.
Oh yeah. I've become a big weather baby. I've lived most of my life in Chicago, also with a home in Wisconsin, then up with you in Guelph, Ontario (which is now a Toronto suburb really). I do know your cold! 50 degrees warming up to 70 something is my limit for the most part.
 

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Haha. Guelph ON has a subtropical climate compared to Winnipeg.
You haven’t experienced cold unless you come to Winnipeg for a week in January, which I don’t recommend.
Lowest temp here that I experienced was -49F in February of 1966.
And that was without windchill!
 

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Airhawk is definitely not for me. Dual sport and cruiser med leave a lot to be desired. Returning the pillion as well to put into a proper seat mod. Lots of opinions about the other mods but leaning towards a Russels option which would put me in the cage for a while :(
 

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Oh yeah. I've become a big weather baby. I've lived most of my life in Chicago, also with a home in Wisconsin, then up with you in Guelph, Ontario (which is now a Toronto suburb really). I do know your cold! 50 degrees warming up to 70 something is my limit for the most part.
Guelph is now a suburb of Toronto? Well you just lost any credibility with me. I think the cold winters in Chicago have frozen your brain lol.
 

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Finally after a long time, decided to adjust my rear suspension.
Reading about it before I wasn't expecting much, but I just did a test ride and I find it a big improvement.
Previous owner was a lady(although she wasn't small), but I am about 190lbs and the "ring" was pretty high up, so I did one full turn down(S model slightly different system).
The ride is way smoother and not so bouncy, does that make sense? or is it all in my head, haha.
 

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Finally after a long time, decided to adjust my rear suspension.
Reading about it before I wasn't expecting much, but I just did a test ride and I find it a big improvement.
Previous owner was a lady(although she wasn't small), but I am about 190lbs and the "ring" was pretty high up, so I did one full turn down(S model slightly different system).
The ride is way smoother and not so bouncy, does that make sense? or is it all in my head, haha.
No, it doesn’t make sense. The ring only changes the ride height, or what is known as the sag. The ring adjustment allows you to put the suspension in the ideal point where you can utilize the available suspension travel without topping or bottoming out. There is no way to adjust the spring rate, nor to change the smoothness or shock damping.

Perhaps your improvement happened because the previous owner had it set way too far from ideal. If it is working well for you after the adjustment, that’s the main thing.
 

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Finally after a long time, decided to adjust my rear suspension.
Reading about it before I wasn't expecting much, but I just did a test ride and I find it a big improvement.
Previous owner was a lady(although she wasn't small), but I am about 190lbs and the "ring" was pretty high up, so I did one full turn down(S model slightly different system).
The ride is way smoother and not so bouncy, does that make sense? or is it all in my head, haha.
Maybe you got the ride height to where the rear shock is not hitting the bottom of its travel on the worst bumps.
 

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Just got home from my 1600 mile ride to northern CaliforniaView attachment 49405View attachment 49406
I hope you had a chance to ride highway 20 between Willits to Fort Bragg, an amazing twisty road through the redwoods. Northern Cali is an amazing place. It's just a shame that it has to be part of California. There was a funny commercial on TV when I lived there and I can't remember what the product was but I remember the joke. It was a courtroom and the two lawyers were cliche bearded northern tree hugger in a flannel shirt versus southern blonde supermodel in an Italian suit. Cut to the northern guy: "Straightening the Pacific Coast Highway is preposterous!". Cut to southern guy, in LA Valley accent: "It's too wind-y!" (Not wind like it's a windy day, but wind like wind a watch)
 

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With all this joking around you did a hell of lot better than I ever would have thought to try. I’m not joking when I say I don’t ride when it’s cold. Primadonna here I guess.
I think you're missing out, MZ. With the right gear, particularly gloves, it's awesome to ride in the cold. When I lived in Connecticut, I rode in the winter as long as the roads were clear and dry. There was a small risk of black ice but that bug never bit me. I loved it AND it was funny to see reactions because people think you're crazy. But with a good jacket liner, winter gloves, and riding pants, it sure beats looking at your bike all winter.

A cold weather riding tip from years of commuting year-round: Frogg Toggs rain suit keeps you perfectly dry in torrential rain AND makes excellent cold weather outer gear to block cold wind. Unless it was below 40F, I just rode with my mesh jacket and the FT jacket on top...and I was comfortable. In the 30s, I would add the jacket liner. FT "Road Toad" gear even has reflective piping. It's also surprisingly durable and when you aren't using it, it crams into a small stuff sack. Best piece of gear I've ever used.
 

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I think you're missing out, MZ. With the right gear, particularly gloves, it's awesome to ride in the cold. When I lived in Connecticut, I rode in the winter as long as the roads were clear and dry. There was a small risk of black ice but that bug never bit me. I loved it AND it was funny to see reactions because people think you're crazy. But with a good jacket liner, winter gloves, and riding pants, it sure beats looking at your bike all winter.

A cold weather riding tip from years of commuting year-round: Frogg Toggs rain suit keeps you perfectly dry in torrential rain AND makes excellent cold weather outer gear to block cold wind. Unless it was below 40F, I just rode with my mesh jacket and the FT jacket on top...and I was comfortable. In the 30s, I would add the jacket liner. FT "Road Toad" gear even has reflective piping. It's also surprisingly durable and when you aren't using it, it crams into a small stuff sack. Best piece of gear I've ever used.
I won't start out in the rain, but I have rain gear to continue riding should it come my way. I'm sure you are spot on regarding cold weather and I did ride in cold weather when I was younger (teens and twenties). But now that I am older, I have other hobbies that I would prefer to spend my time on during cooler weather. So the no-cold was a legitimate statement, the Primadonna was tongue in cheek! That said, I appreciate your encouragement!
 

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I hope you had a chance to ride highway 20 between Willits to Fort Bragg, an amazing twisty road through the redwoods. Northern Cali is an amazing place. It's just a shame that it has to be part of California. There was a funny commercial on TV when I lived there and I can't remember what the product was but I remember the joke. It was a courtroom and the two lawyers were cliche bearded northern tree hugger in a flannel shirt versus southern blonde supermodel in an Italian suit. Cut to the northern guy: "Straightening the Pacific Coast Highway is preposterous!". Cut to southern guy, in LA Valley accent: "It's too wind-y!" (Not wind like it's a windy day, but wind like wind a watch)
yep. and I returned on 139, I think, that went through Susanville and through the town of greenville that was decimated by fires .IMG_20220516_115237219_HDR.jpgIMG_20220516_111945100_HDR.jpg
 

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I installed a radiator guard today and did a 140 mile sport-tour group ride and rode faster than ever. Coincidence?

The quality is excellent and I’m happy with it BUT the flat design of the guard doesn’t match the radiator, which has the larger frame on the edges with the actual radiator about 1/2 inch less deep so the guard doesn’t fit flush with the radiator coils, if that’s what you call them. Still, it’s an improvement and a very good quality piece for about $42 off eBay. Yes, you can see that I realized I was missing the left bolt for the radiator so I rigged it up with my favorite stiff wire. I’ve fixed/rigged so many things with this same wire, it’s an indispensable tool. Anyway, I’m impressed with the good quality of the cover.

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PS the NC was more than up to the task of high speed sport-tour riding. There were 10 of us and the next smallest bike was a VStrom 1000, with a number of GS1200, R1200RT, S1000R, Goldwing. No problem at all hanging with the big dogs on the twisty roads. Of course they could run away from me on straights if they wanted to (and didn’t) but for the fast but not insane speeds we rode today, the grunty NC motor was awesome at everything up to 85 mph, our top speed on the curvy ride. Considering the cost difference between mine and all the top shelf rides, I definitely had the best ROI for the day. And the dual sport Shinko 705s performed admirably. I’m more impressed with this NC the more I ride it. For a boring commuter bike, it’s great at sport riding. I felt like there was no lean angle that wasn’t comfortable.
 

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I installed a radiator guard today and did a 140 mile sport-tour group ride and rode faster than ever. Coincidence?

The quality is excellent and I’m happy with it BUT the flat design of the guard doesn’t match the radiator, which has the larger frame on the edges with the actual radiator about 1/2 inch less deep so the guard doesn’t fit flush with the radiator coils, if that’s what you call them. Still, it’s an improvement and a very good quality piece for about $42 off eBay. Yes, you can see that I realized I was missing the left bolt for the radiator so I rigged it up with my favorite stiff wire. I’ve fixed/rigged so many things with this same wire, it’s an indispensable tool. Anyway, I’m impressed with the good quality of the cover.

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PS the NC was more than up to the task of high speed sport-tour riding. There were 10 of us and the next smallest bike was a VStrom 1000, with a number of GS1200, R1200RT, S1000R, Goldwing. No problem at all hanging with the big dogs on the twisty roads. Of course they could run away from me on straights if they wanted to (and didn’t) but for the fast but not insane speeds we rode today, the grunty NC motor was awesome at everything up to 85 mph, our top speed on the curvy ride. Considering the cost difference between mine and all the top shelf rides, I definitely had the best ROI for the day. And the dual sport Shinko 705s performed admirably. I’m more impressed with this NC the more I ride it. For a boring commuter bike, it’s great at sport riding. I felt like there was no lean angle that wasn’t comfortable.
On my 2012 NC700X, in stock configuration, there is only one bolt securing the top of the radiator. Consult an illustrated parts listing for your model.
 

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On my 2012 NC700X, in stock configuration, there is only one bolt securing the top of the radiator. Consult an illustrated parts listing for your model.
Also a ‘12. Strange to have two spots for bolts but provide just one. Go figure. Thanks for info…I won’t worry that I somehow lost a bolt. Now, the many fastener types, that’s a different story.
 
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