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Thread: NC700X New Owner?

  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olythom View Post
    Those Barkbusters and Storm guards are a great addition for our area! If it were mine, the next farkle would be a louder horn.
    Enjoy your new friend.
    >T
    Done. Came with the bike, I just had to install it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtFlier View Post
    What a beefy trailer....wow! It looks like it was once part of a military vehicle?

    I'm sure you'll enjoy the NC. Ride safe and have fun!
    I had a whole response to your post pecked out and the forum said it had to go to a mod for approval..... which never came...

    The trailer in the military's M1101 trailer, aluminum body and chrome-moly frame. Surge brakes, dual parking brakes, and run-away brakes too.

    It's designed to run behind the HMMWV and uses HMMWV wheels and shocks. The army bought it for $8K and I got it from the auction for $750. I sold the heavy HMMWV wheels/tires/run-flats for $400 and replaced them with some stock 8-lug Chevy wheels. That removed a few hundred pounds from the trailer and lowered it just a bit. I hauled a yard of gravel with no drama, and that one haul saved me the $300 delivery charge, so this thing is paying for itself.

    More info: https://www.silvereaglemfg.com/milita...er_ltt-l.shtml and https://olive-drab.com/idphoto/id_pho...1101_m1102.php

  3. #23
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    I changed the thread title to reflect that it is no longer a question, but a statement.

    Rode around town today and hit a church parking lot to practice a few panic-stops and work on my slow tight turns. Quickly becoming more comfortable and confident on the bike. Supposed to be nice on Monday so I can use the bike for the reason I bought it; getting to and from work.

    I spent an hour or so last night tracking all the accessories the PO added to the bike, and made a list:

    AdMore Lighting High Output LED Kit
    Handlebar Riser Barbacks & Top Clamps
    Barkbusters STORM Guards
    DrySpec License Plate Storage Box
    GIVI Monokey Side Bags
    Front Fender Extender
    Honda WIND DEFLECTOR
    Honda WIND DEFLECTOR
    Sub-Harness Kit
    Centerstand
    Accessory Socket
    Unv Grounding Block
    Fuse Panel
    Crash Bar/Slider
    HUGGER Meshed Inner Fender
    Cee Bailey's Windshield
    Ohlins STX46 Street Rear Shock
    Battery Tender
    Battery Tender Terminals
    DENALI SoundBomb
    DrySpec Motorcycle Tool Tube X2
    MSR 30 oz. Motorcycle Fuel Bottle X2
    Radiator Protector
    Motion Pro 08-0048 Chain Alignment Tool
    Motion Pro 08-0182 Cable Luber
    RAM Mount
    Tusk Tire Repair Kit
    Cover
    Brightech Power Jump Kit
    Fender Extension
    Service Manual
    Givi Windscreen

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    That's not a farkled bike, those are biked farkles

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    Hello, I am a NC700x rider here in Tacoma. I go to JBLM all the time. We should meet and take a few rides together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayceegee View Post
    Hello, I am a NC700x rider here in Tacoma. I go to JBLM all the time. We should meet and take a few rides together.
    You might want to rethink that. Stopped at a red light and put my foot down wrong- flopped the bike over on its side.... No damage just embarrassing.

    EDIT to add: I thought about what happened and then I remembered that I had a lot of trouble getting back on the bike, as though it had suddenly gotten taller. Well, of course the bike didn't get taller- I was suddenly shorter. I had pulled up to the light expecting it to change, so delayed putting my foot down as long as possible (because it sucks when the light turns green just as your toe touches- not smooth at all). My balancing act caused me to get close to the curb on the left side, so when my left foot went out and the ground was lower than I was expecting (the low side of the crown), so with the bike already tilting that way it was impossible to stop it from going over. NOTE that this was a divided road, so each way has a left and right curb. Didn't make much sense without that.

    Lesson learned; stop closer to the middle of the road's crown, not on the edge.
    Last edited by Mainsail; 11th March 2018 at 13:04. Reason: ...to add

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    I would have bought it to at that price with the low miles and luggage and taller screen and I see it has the Center Stand and some crash bars too. That is definitely a good buy!

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    Last edited by 1wiseguy2; 19th March 2018 at 18:22.

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    I also have those Givi V35 bags and covered around 6k miles with them last summer, including heavy rain. Once a little water seeped in and I may have had something caught under the cover. BTW, those bags ship with a 3rd lock, so if you get a Monokey top case you can change its lock cylinder to the one that came with the cases and only need one key (assuming you got the extra lock cylinder).

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    Quote Originally Posted by b_rubenstein View Post
    I also have those Givi V35 bags and covered around 6k miles with them last summer, including heavy rain. Once a little water seeped in and I may have had something caught under the cover. BTW, those bags ship with a 3rd lock, so if you get a Monokey top case you can change its lock cylinder to the one that came with the cases and only need one key (assuming you got the extra lock cylinder).
    Yes, I have the extra lock cylinder.

    Rode to work again today (my Stanley lunchbox fits easily in the sidecase) even though it was 37 for the ride in. The ride home was close to 60 and it almost makes me wish I had a longer commute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainsail View Post
    Done. Came with the bike, I just had to install it.
    I trust you installed a relay? Whilst it'll work straight off the horn button feed, the extra current drawn will cause the horn button to fail over time and it's a P.I.T.A. to have to replace it.

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