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    Senior Member New member welcome thread.. GgarryP's Avatar
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    Haha. New member welcome thread.. I envy your problems. Good luck with retirement, RVing, and riding!

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    Garry

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    Junior Member New member welcome thread.. Dellaster's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by TacomaJD View Post
    Ah. In that case, NC should handle all your offroad needs Lol

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    Indeed. I use 80/20 tires on my 250 dual sport and I think 90/10 might be better for me. I greatly enjoy paved road, especially mountain twisties. Dirt? Gravel? It’s what I need to get past to where I want to be. The KLX250S is a shopping utility bike and transport to trailheads where the real fun begins on day hikes. It’s not much fun on highways.

    Quote Originally Posted by GgarryP View Post
    Haha. New member welcome thread.. I envy your problems. Good luck with retirement, RVing, and riding!

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    Yeah, first world problems. I’m quite grateful to be in my situation. My needs and pleasures are relatively frugal by American standards, and I have my health.

  3. #1573
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dellaster View Post
    Indeed. I use 80/20 tires on my 250 dual sport and I think 90/10 might be better for me. I greatly enjoy paved road, especially mountain twisties. Dirt? Gravel? Itís what I need to get past to where I want to be. The KLX250S is a shopping utility bike and transport to trailheads where the real fun begins on day hikes. Itís not much fun on highways.


    Yeah, first world problems. Iím quite grateful to be in my situation. My needs and pleasures are relatively frugal by American standards, and I have my health.
    I then can confirm the NC handles the twisties extremely well. I have a sportbike / trackday background and was pleasantly surprised with the NC's handling on the road. I am currently collecting gear to get back into trackdays on it. Won't be as fast as I was on my old ZX10R, but it will still be fun! Go sit on and possibly test drive an NC if possible. You will probably know by sitting on it if it's for you or not. I wish they had more power, just because of the type riding I like to do most, but given my circumstances I can't complain. The only other option for me would be the VFR1200X with dct trans, but the dct model weighs in around 630 lbs, around 150 lbs heavier than the NC. And thats not to mention a leftover 2017 model brand new costs over 3x what I paid for my NC used. I almost pulled trigger on the Vfr1200x a few weeks ago but decided to scratch that itch by taking the NC to the track and seeing how that goes.

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    Senior Member Rapturee's Avatar
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    ...and a hearty welcome to the ride from northern IDAHO Dell..!! I am semi-retired(54) and am looking forward to fully retiring in about 6 years. I ride my NC all over the western half of the states and now parts of Canada. Be patient and keep checking the local paper there and Craig's List. You will not always, but often times, find a great deal on a nice low mile NC. Be sure to test ride one first, then don't be afraid to fly somewhere and ride her back home! :{)
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    Senior Member New member welcome thread..
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    Good advice to check out the used market. Save some dollars and if it doesn't float ur boat less cash tied up in the purchase

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    Junior Member New member welcome thread.. Dellaster's Avatar
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    My thanks to everyone for the good advice and insights. Itís a shame, but because I desire ABS and not DCT, the US NC-X isnít going to work out for me. Thereís not much point in test driving unless I want to relent on one of the those two things, and I donít. Now if Honda offers a manual NC for 2020 with ABS option (like in the rest of the world) that will change things, of course.

    670ccís recommendation of the CB500X ABS got me looking again. It appears that the 2019 model is finally showing up at dealers in quantity. Its replacement of the 17Ē front wheel with a 19Ē means the seat height is up nearly an inch, now 32.7Ē, so it may not be too cramped for my size (5í10, 32Ē inseam, the KLX 35Ē seat is perfect when the suspension settles under my 180-ish lbs). I need to sit on one. Itís looking to be the sweet spot bike for my needs, wants, and riding style. Is it my unicorn? Weíll see. And since I will likely have to buy new and self-farkle it, this isnít going to happen till maybe the end of next summer. I need to save up pennies since I donít do debt. In the meantime Iíll service my KLX and do some adventuring in the slow lane, so to speak.

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    Anything in the 32+ seat height should be perfectly fine for someone who is 5'11" with 32 inseam. I'm 6'1" with 34 inseam and the NC at stock height is perfect for me.

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    I hope not having abs is going to burn me if i want to try to commute year round with this. I guess I just need to test drive one (2015) and see if the 5k out the door for a showroom model gets me, wasn't really considering a new bike...

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    Junior Member D_SC's Avatar
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    Hi, I'm a new member.
    I recently purchased a 2012 nc700x with about 25k miles for $2800. I hope to be touring to Denver with it in September.

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    Honda sure does like their fasteners.

    To do:
    Fork service (perished dust seals) fork gators
    Electrical port installs
    Ergo improvements (bar risers?)
    Valve check

    Where do I go for the NC pro-tips? What can I over maintain?

    Anyone WTB a KLR?
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    Man that is a deal for 2 bros exhaust, oem luggage, and corbin seat, even with the miles. Welcome to the forum. There are youtube vids on how to do most maintenance, even one on valve clearance check.

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