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    Junior Member Windwalker's Avatar
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    New member from San Jose, California

    Just picked up a new 2017 NC 700X on November 5th. I have been riding for 17 years and this is my 2nd bike. Yes, I kept the first one a long time. It was a year 2000 Suzuki Bandit 1200 with 122,000 miles on it before it started making some really expensive sounding noises. At any rate, I have high hopes that I will be riding the Honda for just as long.

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    Senior Member New member from San Jose, California
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    Congrats on your new ride

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    Senior Member Hank's Avatar
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    Welcome.
    You will find this bike ideal for urban and relaxed riding.

    I have a question for Californians who can lane split. Does it affect your choice of aftermarket goodies, like mirrors or forward pegs.
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    Welcome to the forum. I'm in Monterey county myself. Instead of having panniers I chose to ride with only a top box for relaxed filtering.

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    Senior Member Old Can Ride's Avatar
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    Howdy from Texas!
    Why not seize the pleasure at once? -- How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, and foolish planning? Just do it. Shut the frunk up and Ride !!!!!!!!!!

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    Junior Member mdmcdougall's Avatar
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    Hello from the Southern Central Valley. I have had my NC now for 6 months and enjoy it every time I use it. I just spent 8 hours riding today with my dad. 350 miles total.

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    Junior Member Windwalker's Avatar
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    Yes, lane splitting does make a difference when choosing accessories. I am planning on just using a top box, no side panniers. It also can make a difference when choosing a bike. The NC 700X is pretty good, but it has slightly wider handle bars and both the bars and the mirrors are slightly higher than my old Bandit. The higher position tends to line my mirrors up with the mirrors on pick up trucks and SUV's which make splitting a little more difficult. Nothing too dramatic and I'm not a really enthusiastic lane splitter anyway, it just takes a little bit of extra caution.

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    Senior Member rippin209's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Windwalker View Post
    Yes, lane splitting does make a difference when choosing accessories. I am planning on just using a top box, no side panniers. It also can make a difference when choosing a bike. The NC 700X is pretty good, but it has slightly wider handle bars and both the bars and the mirrors are slightly higher than my old Bandit. The higher position tends to line my mirrors up with the mirrors on pick up trucks and SUV's which make splitting a little more difficult. Nothing too dramatic and I'm not a really enthusiastic lane splitter anyway, it just takes a little bit of extra caution.
    Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the new bike.
    I'm a fairly aggressive rider including when splitting lanes. The way I see it as long as your side cases are narrower than your handlebars (in my experience at least) it won't give you any problems splitting.
    I live in Los banks and commute to Morgan Hill.
    Bay area traffic does get really thick and some are not very courteous so stay in your comfort zone and stay safe

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    Senior Member Brillot2000's Avatar
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    Welcome from SoCal.

    My son attends CSUMB and I go up there time to time. My last trip up there I rode up to Alice's Restaurant. Great sandwiches and berry pie.

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    Welcome Aboard.
    Bruce B.
    Sun Valley, CA, U.S.A.
    2013 NC700XD (DCT) - NaNCy
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    2010 NT700V - NaTalie



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    It is a great bike. I think you will find it is good for short or long trips, even some dirt. I added a Madstad and a more comfortable seat to mine, which made it much more pleasant for distance rides. I put 6000 miles on mine in the first 6 months and had not a single problem with it. Hope you enjoy your new ride.

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