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    Senior Member Rapturee's Avatar
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    Welcome to the Ride "D" and a hearty welcome from northern IDAHO! :{)
    Fiat Justicia et Peret Mundus = Do the Right thing, Come what May!

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    Hi, I just bought a used NC700X DCT ABS. I pick it up Tuesday. I haven't ridden a motorcycle since I got my endorsement about 12 years ago. But I own a vintage Lambretta scooter that I ride. Actually, I discovered that my M endorsement didn't transfer during my last move between states, so that's something I get to sort out tomorrow.

    I'm looking to add a center stand, USB power and some luggage. I'm going to use this for commuting mainly with some weekend trips.

    Cheers!

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    Senior Member New member welcome thread.. New Commuter700's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve626 View Post
    Hi, I just bought a used NC700X DCT ABS. I pick it up Tuesday. I haven't ridden a motorcycle since I got my endorsement about 12 years ago. But I own a vintage Lambretta scooter that I ride. Actually, I discovered that my M endorsement didn't transfer during my last move between states, so that's something I get to sort out tomorrow.

    I'm looking to add a center stand, USB power and some luggage. I'm going to use this for commuting mainly with some weekend trips.

    Cheers!
    Welcome Steve! This is a great bike for commuting. I have commuted over 20,000 miles on it since I bought my 2015 new May of '18. You have a lot in common with me as I had not been on a motorcycle in 15 years before I picked this one up. I also live in the Valley of the Sun and have commuted home when it's over 110 outside.

    Get a good vented helmet, light summer gloves (I recommend a color other than black) and a light cover if you are going to leave it outside at work. Not covering the hand grips and the seat is a rookie mistake that I made the first day I rode in to work in June. Now that it's August and the monsoon is weak this year, you don't want to come out to hand grips that are so hot that the gloves won't matter.


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    Junior Member steve626's Avatar
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    Thanks. I am looking for better gloves and ordered a Klim jacket. What do you do about your pants when you commute? Just wear trousers?

    I saw a bike at Chase Field with a neat cover that went from the handlebars to the seat, I'll get one of those. Any advice on side luggage? I don't like the looks of top boxes. Cheers.

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    Senior Member rippin209's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve626 View Post
    Thanks. I am looking for better gloves and ordered a Klim jacket. What do you do about your pants when you commute? Just wear trousers?

    I saw a bike at Chase Field with a neat cover that went from the handlebars to the seat, I'll get one of those. Any advice on side luggage? I don't like the looks of top boxes. Cheers.
    Congratulations on the NC and welcome to the forum.

    I live in central California and it gets almost as hot around here (108f a few days ago) but I leave for work between 0100 and 0200 so most if the time I'm still wearing riding pants over my jeans for the warmth, in the morning the added safety is a bonus.

    I recently purchased a Tourmaster air intake 5.0 jacket on the recommendation of another rider here that owns a previous model 3.0/4.0 either way I'm very satisfied with it and would recommend it to anyone living in an area that gets hot.

    I ordered Klim Dakar pro gloves and they're supposed to arrive tomorrow, after some use I'll report back if I'd recommend them

    As for the hot seat, it was recommended that I install a sit-n-fly seat cover on my NC (more common on dirt bikes) I can easily say it's the best thing I've done for comfort, it separates you from what would be a hot seat, once your riding it allows air flow under your butt and it even adds a small degree of extra cushion, all for around $10
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    Senior Member Rapturee's Avatar
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    Hey Steve, a hearty welcome from north Idaho! There are a lot of choices for side cases, bags etc, and there is even a thread about it on here and most of the guys posted pictures of theirs. :{)
    Fiat Justicia et Peret Mundus = Do the Right thing, Come what May!

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    Hi, Matt from Cleveland, Ohio checking in.
    First of all, I want to thank so many of you who have already taught me so much over the last 5 months of ownership. I purchased a new 2015 manual in the spring, and have put on about 3,500 miles thus far. I'm commuting most days, with a couple of longer pleasure rides on the weekends when I can sneak away.
    It has been almost 20 years since I had been on a motorcycle, a 1978 Honda CB750K, though I have messed around on dirt bikes, quads, and love mountain biking more than this aging body does.
    I had no idea how much I was going to drop in time and money in various little farkles to my bike, but I've been loving the heck out of making her mine.
    My wife is even on board and wanting to pick up a helmet so we can do some 2 up riding, which I think will be awesome.
    Last couple farkles that I am looking at right now include lights, and potentially a fuse block, for later additions like heated grips and potentially a seat as well.
    I love the fuel efficiency of the ncx, and the fact that it can do so much quite well for me is a lot of fun. I feel like she's the perfect match for me, a jack of all but not necessarily a master.
    I went with a huge top box, and although it does take away from her sexy factor, it's practicality is too much for me to say no to. My Frunk is well-packed with a very carefully planned assortment to get me through just about anything.
    Thanks again 4 having a wonderful community to patch into.
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    Senior Member New member welcome thread.. GgarryP's Avatar
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    Hi Matt,
    Welcome. Interesting paint scheme in the picture. Is that all black accented with reflective strips?

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    It is black reflective tape, really quite subdued during the day, but I hope that it's enough to catch some eyes at night. I also took some scraps of industrial reflective adhesive tape that are used on some of the trucks at work, to accent my helmet and a couple small spots on the back of the bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 76Hawke View Post
    Hi, Matt from Cleveland, Ohio checking in....
    My wife and I rode through Cleveland 10 days ago on our Great Lakes tour.

    Welcome to the group.

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