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  1. #1511
    Senior Member Old Can Ride's Avatar
    Bike: NC700X
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    Jan 2013
    Webster, Texas
    Quote Originally Posted by Cheeseburger View Post

    And as i'm sure you know, the centerstand makes it sooooo nice to keep the chain oiled...
    .... that reminds me, i need to oil my chain......

    Post up some PICS!!!
    After wearing out your first chain and sprockets at about 12,000 miles, change the stock 520 chains and sprockets to a 525 chains and sprockets. (If you can find them) This will almost always double your chain life....... The Africa Twin comes stock with 525 chain and sprockets, and it gets about 25,000 per set....
    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 !!!!!!!!!!

  2. #1512
    Junior Member
    Bike: NC750X
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    May 2019
    Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

    Glad to have found this forum.

    I bought a NC750X (2015) at auction from the Canadian Government for a great price. Only 13000 kms! It was used by Environment Canada for emission testing.

    I'v been riding dirt bikes since I was 10. Had a Honda Interceptor 750 in 1984 but was commuting in Toronto and couldn't get used to the traffic. So I sold it.

    Fast forward to today. I'm now retired. Still ride dirt bikes. No longer live in Toronto and want to get back into a bit of road riding. When I saw the NC750X and researched it it seemed perfect for me.

    So that's me in a nutshell.

    Looking forward to doing a few mods and lots of riding.


  3. #1513
    Senior Member Rapturee's Avatar
    Bike: 2012 NC700x
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    Feb 2018
    Post Falls IDAHO
    Welcome to the Ride NChammer, Great bike choice too! and a hearty welcome form north IDAHO! :{)
    Fiat Justicia et Peret Mundus = Do the Right thing, Come what May!

  4. #1514
    Junior Member
    Bike: NC700S
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Sydney NSW Australia
    Hi everyone,

    I'm Tony from Sydney Australia. I recently bought a used (2013) NC700S. I got it for $4300 (au) and it had only done 4400km. I have read reviews of many bikes over the years so I knew exactly what I was getting (that is : a bike with special abilities and not as good as NC750)... But the price was so good even the wife was happy.. I think there are a lot of buyers of NC bikes that don't do their research and think it is a naked sport bike.... then they sell it with low km's on the odo.... I see many of these bikes for sale and the owner has hardly ridden it... Funny
    I have made some small changes. New Chinese/fake akropovic exhaust can, larger windscreen, adjustable levers, TPMS, radiator guard.....
    I have done many short trips and one large trip so far and I love the throb of the engine at low speeds and the smooth power at highway speeds. Obviously the fuel economy is fantastic but being able to ride to Port Macquarie from Sydney to visit my parents (about 400km) on less than a full tank is tremendous.
    I had an MT09 before the Honda NC and I was stopping all the time for fuel (even though it was no gas hog).
    I'm yet to do an oil/filter change because the oil looks good and my crush washers have not arrived in the mail yet.

    In terms of my bio, I have had an interesting life as an economics teacher living both in rural and urban locations in Australia plus HCMC in Vietnam, Manila, The Philippines and Beijing China. I have had bought and ridden bikes in all these countries and I have had some interesting crashes..... My family says I have 9 lives.....

    I look forward to reading posts from people on this website about all the idiosyncrasies of the NC and how to have trouble free motoring. I bought this bike to be fun but frugal!
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  5. #1515
    Senior Member New member welcome thread..
    New member welcome thread..
    Red Rider's Avatar
    Bike: 2016 NC700 DCT, latest in a long line
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Welcome, Mate! Go easy on those nine lives. You’ll want to enjoy that bike as long as you can!!

    Iím supposed to respect my elders, but itís getting harder and harder for me to find one now ..

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