I summarized mine in another post... there are a couple changes so here it is again...
- GPS solution
I am using an iPhone 5 and an incredibly sturdy bike handlebar mount I had around. It locks the phone in and I am 100% confident in it (made by Mercury Innovations, got it at Winners/TJMaxx - can't find a link). I have a lightnight cable wired down through the bike into the frunk plugged into a USB charger. I generally use Google Maps but play around with CoPilot at times[/INDENT]
- Helmet / Bluetooth
I wear a Bell Revolve Evo modular helmet. It is decent. A little heavy, fairly loud but overall a decent helmet for the price. I dream of a better helmet someday (Schuberth C4) but can't justify the cost right now when I have a nice helmet now.
I also have a Sena 20S. It is great and I am extremely happy with it. The only issues I have ever heard bad (and there are a LOT of complaints about it) is its >2 people intercom. If that doesn't concern you, I would highly recommend it
- Hand Guards (in some of the pictures)
I ordered these from AliExpress here. I am not sure about them. I had them on for a while, but then I changed my mind about the look of them. They touch the MadStad a little, but only when turned 100%. With warmer weather coming up I likely will leave them off but will think about it again later in the year.
- Madstad winshield - 22", medium gray
Love it. I like the look. No more buffeting at any speed I have tested. I like the medium gray but maybe would consider a light gray if ordering again.As a reference, I am 6'1 with 32" in-seam
Bought usedGivi v35 + Admore lightsGivi e52 Maxia top box with brake light, top rack and backrest. Using the Givi "universal mounting plate" with it all mounted as forward as possible.The lights are excellent. Great peace of mind having the extra visibility from the back. The Admore's are always on, brake lights and turn signals.The Admore on the side bags use a quick release cable which is easy to take on and off. The light for the top box uses an SAE connector for quick disconnecting. Patching into the bikes wiring was incredibly easy using Posi-tap connectors. I would have dreaded doing it any other way (splicing/soldering) due to the location under the rear seat.Bought PLX1111, FZ1111 racks and top box rack and backrest from Motostorm
- Mirror extenders
One of the best things I added to the bike. I now have full mirror view on both sides. Search ebay for "10mm cnc mirror extender"
- Seat cover
I have both a 'gel' (probably foam) seat cover (Originally intended for ATV seats) and a new one I made (thanks Mom for teaching me to sew) from a car seat cushion I got on clearance at Canadian Tire. Both quick release with buckles that are not in the way at all when the cover is not on the bike. Not sure what my ultimate seat solution will be.More pictures here: Seat cover - Album on Imgur
- Givi engine guards
Never had to use them and hope I never do. Easy to put on and I like the look. I plan on putting lights and highway pegs on eventually.
- Garage remote control button
An ebay sourced button (link) that I wired into a spare garage remote
- What I carry around
Both my seat covers until I figure out which one I prefer, if eitherBungee cords and a bungee netTire puncture repair kit and pumpClear/Dark helmet visorEarplugs, individual lens cleaning wipes for helmet visor, colapsible silicone water bottle
- Hydration Pack
Due to hot days and my tendency to not drink enough water, I bought a backpack hydration pack. I was lucky enough to find a really nice used hydration backpack at a local goodwill and bought a Geigerrig bladder for it. This bladder is different from the other brands as it is pressurized and you don't need to suck the water out. Great for drinking but also for spraying on your head/neck on hot days or for sharing water with others
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"We don't have to save the world. The world is big enough to look after itself. What we have to be concerned about is whether or not the world we live in will be capable of sustaining us in it." - Douglas Adams
--== Please see my profile "About Me" section for a summary of my bike's mods and customizations ==--
Well, the pegs are fine. The vibration is minimal. Maybe I have delicate feet!
No pic, but I've made a video of the bike.
Link: Honda NC700X - My Bike Modifications! - YouTube
- DIY phone mount
- 2 inch SW-motech handlebar risers
- Wheel striping (because why not)
- Top case carrier (including top case)
- DIY rear shock protector
-DIY fork seal protectors (to keep flies of them)
- Givi D1111ST Windscreen
- AliExpress fake Givi spoiler
- Givi HP1111 Hand/windprotectos
- DIY 2-way radio mount
- Cheap crossbar from AliExpress
- Top Sellerie "Deluxe" Gel seat
- Ixil Hyperlow XL
- DIY mesh trashcan radiator protector
- Rear brake silicone/rubber sock (to increase traction on the pedal)
- "Strong" offroad handlebar grips (the original ones are too slippery)
- Tank pad
To come: Adjustable levers
Forgot to mention that this is my only ride, and is my commuter/fun bike.
Don't need a lot of luggage space because I always wear a backpack, and the rest can fit in my frunk.
My favourite mods:
Got to say it's the exhaust and the rear shock protector. Sounds mean and the road dirt doesn't get slung into the rear shock.
None, because I have no ragrets.
Last edited by CDA441; 18th July 2017 at 14:38. Reason: added use of bike, favs & regrets
License to ride 05/08/15
Suzuki XF650 Freewind (2014-2017)
Honda NC700 XA (2017 - / )
Honda VFR800 VTEC ABS (2018 - /)
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Greetings from Germany
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This bike will never go off-road, so the focus was comfort, travel/touring support and of course, it still needs to look and sound cool (you never grow out of that!)! Farkle highlights are, starting from the front... Fender extender, Madstad 20 Light Grey Screen with winglets, X-creen Tourer Spoiler Blade, Givi Handguards, Garmin GPS and mount, Battery Tender pigtail, OEM Centerstand, Corbin Seats (front and rear), OEM saddle bags with mounts and a rear rack, Rear Tire Hugger, Yoshimura R77 slip on and Vololights.
2014 NC700 DCT
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