Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21

Thread: Hello From The Bluegrass State!

  1. #1
    Member
    Bike: NC700X
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Louisville, KY
    Posts
    48

    Hello From The Bluegrass State!

    Returning rider from the Bluegrass State of Kentucky here. I actually returned to riding at the end of last summer when I picked up a 10 year old Honda Shadow Aero. It has served its purpose, but is just to low (I can almost rest on a knee at stoplights) and too old to keep my interest.

    I had decided on an NC700X DCT before I even found this forum. I enjoyed learning about it by watching the many videos on youtube. Last weekend I started the process of trading in the Shadow for a black NC700X DCT. Unfortunately, there do not seem to be any around in my neck of the woods and the dealer had to order it. The sales guy said it would be 7 to 10 days but didn't have any more information today, 7 days later. He just said he'd let me know the second it arrived. I guess they don't have much in the way of tracking shipments the way UPS or FedEx do. In any event, I look forward to that notification and will spend the time reading up on all the good information on this site.

    Now I just have to let the Shadow know that it is going to live out the rest of its life in the country where it can run free and chase rabbits...

  2. #2
    Fixed Idea Hello From The Bluegrass State!
    Hello From The Bluegrass State!
    L.B.S.'s Avatar
    Bike: CBR125R NC700XA
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Vancouver BC Canada
    Posts
    5,266
    Welcome to the gang!

  3. #3
    Senior Member Hello From The Bluegrass State!
    Hello From The Bluegrass State!
    turbodieseli4i6's Avatar
    Bike: 2012 NC700X Manual non ABS (07/27/12)
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    2,784
    Welcome from SW Missouri!

  4. #4
    Senior Member Old Can Ride's Avatar
    Bike: NC700X
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Webster, Texas
    Posts
    6,852
    Howdy from Texas. The NC700X DCT is a very impressive bike. I have the standard X model, but have ridden a few times with folks that the NC700X DCT. The NC700X DCT has impressed me just watching other folks ride it. It seems to do it all.
    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 !!!!!!!!!!

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Bike: NC700X
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Mobile, Alabama
    Posts
    790
    Welcome from Semmes, Alabama, Roll Tide!!!

  6. #6
    Senior Member Hello From The Bluegrass State! wozza's Avatar
    Bike: Honda X-ADV
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Costa Del Morecambe, England
    Posts
    934
    Hello Sir and welcome to the forum...

  7. #7
    danrev
    Guest
    Welcome from Oregon. Hope the bike arrives soon.

  8. #8
    Senior Member Brillot2000's Avatar
    Bike: 2013 NC700XD, 2010 NT700V, 1987 XL600R
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Sun Valley, CA, U.S.A.
    Posts
    1,487
    Quote Originally Posted by kgantz View Post
    Returning rider from the Bluegrass State of Kentucky here. I actually returned to riding at the end of last summer when I picked up a 10 year old Honda Shadow Aero. It has served its purpose, but is just to low (I can almost rest on a knee at stoplights) and too old to keep my interest.

    I had decided on an NC700X DCT before I even found this forum. I enjoyed learning about it by watching the many videos on youtube. Last weekend I started the process of trading in the Shadow for a black NC700X DCT. Unfortunately, there do not seem to be any around in my neck of the woods and the dealer had to order it. The sales guy said it would be 7 to 10 days but didn't have any more information today, 7 days later. He just said he'd let me know the second it arrived. I guess they don't have much in the way of tracking shipments the way UPS or FedEx do. In any event, I look forward to that notification and will spend the time reading up on all the good information on this site.

    Now I just have to let the Shadow know that it is going to live out the rest of its life in the country where it can run free and chase rabbits...
    CONGRATS on the sound choice of choosing the DCT Version!!! Greetings from Socal.

    I did the same thing as you did, do all the research and watched just about every video I could find on YouTube regarding Test Drives and Reviews. I knew far more than the salesman at the dealer when I was ready to purchase it. Some dealers allow Test Rides, under "Special Circumstances"...

    You will "LOVE" this bike. I DO!!!

    Hello From The Bluegrass State!-img_2581[1]-jpg

    You may also want to read up the different drive modes the DCT offers. I think that this thread would be a good place to start with, DCT S-Mode. I start my post regarding the subject at post #6.
    Bruce B.
    Sun Valley, CA, U.S.A.
    2013 NC700XD (DCT) - NaNCy
    1987 XL600R - Megas
    2010 NT700V - NaTalie



  9. #9
    Senior Member Jelly's Avatar
    Bike: NC750X DCT
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Kent, England
    Posts
    719
    Howdy and welcome from Blighty.

  10. #10
    Member
    Bike: NC700X
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Louisville, KY
    Posts
    48
    Quote Originally Posted by Brillot2000 View Post
    CONGRATS on the sound choice of choosing the DCT Version!!! Greetings from Socal.

    You may also want to read up the different drive modes the DCT offers. I think that this thread would be a good place to start with, DCT S-Mode. I start my post regarding the subject at post #6.
    Thanks for the link, Brillot2000. The shifting info was very interesting.

Similar Threads

  1. Good Morning from Washington State
    By ronsaw in forum Main Lobby / New Member Section
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 25th March 2014, 16:14
  2. Tri-State spotted thread
    By jesse096 in forum NC700 General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 29th September 2013, 11:11
  3. New from Washington State
    By modeselector in forum Main Lobby / New Member Section
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 16th July 2013, 06:58
  4. New Member from Washington State
    By Silver12 in forum Main Lobby / New Member Section
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 22nd February 2013, 12:52
  5. More from New York State
    By Beemerphile in forum Touring and Traveling
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 2nd October 2012, 18:46

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •