What did you do to/with your other motorcycle/scooter/trike today?

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Some people have two-wheel or three-wheel riding machines other than the Honda NC series. Here is a place to post about what you did to or with those machines today!
 

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My F6B is sitting in my garage, sold, waiting for the new owner to pick it up.
With the pandemic, he bought it sight unseen, but did watch the hours of youtube video I had made.
Based on those hours of maintenance and modification videos, and his quizzing me for 45 minutes on the phone about anything he could think of regarding Goldwing ownership and maintenance, he E-transferred me his deposit.

So,today I was in the garage cleaning up my J & S jack which I will sell (can't jack an NC750X with that), and just reminiscing about the good times I had with that bike.
I will miss it in some respects (effortless highway cruising and passing, big power, bigger torque, SMOOTH engine, and great seat).
The things I won't miss are its massive weight, low speed riding and parking, the need for precision gear changing to avoid clunking, and air filter changes.
I am so looking forward to getting my NC750X DCT.
 

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Most of my "other" motorcycling is on my CRF250L these days. It is best suited to the countryside I live at during this time of year with delightfully messy roads around the county. However, I havent managed to get out on it today as its big brother the X-Adv is getting piecemeal maintenance. Had a delightful spin of 200kms on it on Christmas eve tho.
 

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My F6B is sitting in my garage, sold, waiting for the new owner to pick it up.
With the pandemic, he bought it sight unseen, but did watch the hours of youtube video I had made.
Based on those hours of maintenance and modification videos, and his quizzing me for 45 minutes on the phone about anything he could think of regarding Goldwing ownership and maintenance, he E-transferred me his deposit.

So,today I was in the garage cleaning up my J & S jack which I will sell (can't jack an NC750X with that), and just reminiscing about the good times I had with that bike.
I will miss it in some respects (effortless highway cruising and passing, big power, bigger torque, SMOOTH engine, and great seat).
The things I won't miss are its massive weight, low speed riding and parking, the need for precision gear changing to avoid clunking, and air filter changes.
I am so looking forward to getting my NC750X DCT.
This seems to be a familiar storyline for nc700x owners. For me it was moving on from my ST1100.
 

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Here in Indiana, I have the Honda NC700x and my ole reliable Suzuki C50 Boulevard....In the future, I want to go smaller (with my knees and hip, getting harder and harder to swing a leg over the NC700 and the KLX 250)....if Honda would bring the Hness CB350 to the USA...it would be in my garage...so, I may have to go with the RE meteor 350 (I will make a trip to Lexington KY-nearest dealer-when they get them in stock and take a test ride)...I do have a Kawasaki KLX250SF in storage in Florida, and it is a hoot to ride, but the seat is a torture chamber (2x4 would be better), and it is carbureted (yuck).
 

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I rode the other bike 156 miles this morning for coffee with friends.

My NC700Xs were always just another other bike in a two or three bike stable. I typically ride each bike in alternation - if I ride this one today then next ride I take the other unless the ride itself determines what bike is best to take out. I'm not a monogamous type of bike owner that quits one for another or only has one bike at a time. I typically have bikes somewhat different in character and maybe in performance for the variety of riding each offer. I get a kick out of the question, usually from a non-rider, "what do you need more than one motorcycle for?" I often reply why does one need more than one pair of shoes, or one hammer, or one screwdriver? Because they all do different jobs and/or one of them is better at driving a nail than banging on a nail with the heel of a boot. A carpenter might have 5 hammers, all subtly different and all useful for the job at hand.

Usually the long term keepers are bikes that can handle both long rides or day rides. If I'm going for a ride it's usually 100 miles to 300 miles - it's not worth getting all geared up to ride an hour.
 

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I rode the other bike 156 miles this morning for coffee with friends.

My NC700Xs were always just another other bike in a two or three bike stable. I typically ride each bike in alternation - if I ride this one today then next ride I take the other unless the ride itself determines what bike is best to take out. I'm not a monogamous type of bike owner that quits one for another or only has one bike at a time. I typically have bikes somewhat different in character and maybe in performance for the variety of riding each offer. I get a kick out of the question, usually from a non-rider, "what do you need more than one motorcycle for?" I often reply why does one need more than one pair of shoes, or one hammer, or one screwdriver? Because they all do different jobs and/or one of them is better at driving a nail than banging on a nail with the heel of a boot. A carpenter might have 5 hammers, all subtly different and all useful for the job at hand.

Usually the long term keepers are bikes that can handle both long rides or day rides. If I'm going for a ride it's usually 100 miles to 300 miles - it's not worth getting all geared up to ride an hour.
Dawn (my wife) and I rode down to Gator Joes and had lunch with some prowlers today....thought I might see you there. Took the wing......which seemed like the right tool for the job...
 

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Dawn (my wife) and I rode down to Gator Joes and had lunch with some prowlers today....thought I might see you there. Took the wing......which seemed like the right tool for the job...
I saw that RTE but don’t do many RTEs on that forum. Besides, I committed to fixing brunch at home this morning. Dawn patrol for coffee then home by 11 am.

I’ll probably do an A1A to Flagler Beach to Seville to State Road 13 loop tomorrow morning.
 

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This is currently one of my two dreambikes. What didn't you like about the fjr, what made you want to sell?
Before you buy an FJR, please test drive one. I thought it would be my perfect dream bike also.
After a half hour test ride I couldn't get off fast enough.
I didn't like the lack of torque.
It had the HP, but you need to constantly keep the tach up high, otherwise the engine would bog if accelerating hard from anything less than 4k rpm.
And the engine is very buzzy at those elevated rpm.
Tingling in the bars and pegs was very noticeable.
The good stuff: the electronic suspension and fantastic brakes were the highlights.
 
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I replaced the padded 2x4 plank on my DRZ400 with a Seat Concepts saddle. I haven't gotten any real world experience yet— we're expecting over an inch of rain between today and tomorrow— but the garage sensation was a fantastic upgrade from stock. It's two inches wider in the back and my butt is going to be much happier on the trails!
 

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Last night I installed SilverStar H7 halogens in the low beams of the RT and an SilverStar Ultra H7 in the single high beam of that bike. It is kind of unusual to have two low beams and one high beam but it is what it is. Like other H4 or H7 installations the trick is figuring out how the retaining bale clips out of place and back into place. Once you know that it is nothing more than a few minutes per bulb but most of the work is done by feel and not by sight. It helps that I have small hands.
 
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