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

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Started working on the shock removal after dinner today. The joy of taking plastic parts off to access the top nut.
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In my haste I broke one of the little bits on on one of the panels.
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With a wooden kabob skewer and some JB weld I hope it will be as good as new.
 

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Started working on the shock removal after dinner today. The joy of taking plastic parts off to access the top nut.
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In my haste I broke one of the little bits on on one of the panels.
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With a wooden kabob skewer and some JB weld I hope it will be as good as new.




You should try doing it with this thing.........

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Its a bloody nightmare. I am in course of doing so currently over a period of weeks. Shock in and out twice already due to incorrect length.
 

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What kind of improvement were you looking for? More comfortable, better handling, both?

Did it help?
I was looking for a shock that wasn't leaking :)

Everything else is a bonus. The YSS rebuildable was less money than stock non-rebuildable. The ability to adjust the preload and the rebound dampening have taken out the bigger impacts on the rear end. I have only done a test ride for about an hour. I would say that it makes the bike more comfortable on bumpy surfaces. Even the front feels a little less jarring as on bigger bumps it would feel like there is less kick back to the front.

For my weight and my type of riding the stock shock was acceptable. (commuting two 30 minute trips a day) In my simple opinion I think the stock shock has a narrow band of people that it will work well for. A heavier rider or someone that does distance would probably appreciate the upgrade.
 

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That is a neat bag off of the crash bars. Never seen that before.
So I got those with a set of Heed crash bars I bought for a BMW F650ST . They are kinda custom to the bars but when I sold the BMW I retained the bags. I came across them again a year or so later in the garage and with a little bit of manipulation, I got them to fit the NC700 Givi bars I have. Handy for putting waterproofs in.

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Not noisy at all, really it sounds a little anemic. I bought the baffle (see link) and then cut the extension tube so the springs would be the correct tension. Certainly less to damage when you drop it or scrape it against something. I'll weld it in one of these days.

 
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