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Hi, I just joined this forum. I'm from Colorado, USA and just bought a 2017 NC700x yesterday with around 6000 miles on it. Due to my stubby legs, I also ordered my 1st mod - lowering links! Also a factory service manual from Helminc.com.
It seems to be a good fit for me as an old dude, but i won't be riding it again until those links arrive and get installed. Tippy toes at a stop won't cut it for me. The bike has some nice add-ons already installed - center stand, radiator guard, adjustable levers, relocated foot pegs, and mounts for side cases. Time will tell how a get along with the seat. The other bikes I have had all got Russell Day-Long seats, This one may well get their Sport Seat version.
 

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WELCOME

My wife rides a lowered 2016 NC700x and today I installed a Russell Day-Long saddle on her bike.

The NC is a great all around bike, I'm sure you will enjoy the ride.
 

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Hey Redbird! I'm new here too. From Ontario Canada. Let me know which lowering links you're getting and how the are for you. I'm 5'5" so somewhat tippy-toed myself so am considering same. Ride on!
FWIW my wife's bike has the Soupy's Performance adjustable lowering link. It costs more than the Chinese knock-offs but I wanted something that I could trust.

BTW, if you lower the bike you will need to shorten the kickstand.
 

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Thanks all! I ordered the Soupy's Performance lowering link. I will indeed shorten the kickstand too.
I cut about an inch out of the shaft of my wife’s kickstand and welded it back together. Not as pretty as if a skilled welder had done the job but it works! If you don’t weld then I’d bet any local machine shop would be able to cut & weld it back together for a very small fee. It’s a simple job.
 
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