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!
This seems to be a familiar storyline for nc700x owners. For me it was moving on from my ST1100.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.
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 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.
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.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...
Before you buy an FJR, please test drive one. I thought it would be my perfect dream bike also.This is currently one of my two dreambikes. What didn't you like about the fjr, what made you want to sell?