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    Knee's and Frunk

    Howdy!

    I am thinking about a 2018 NC750 and also the CB500X, both for their upright riding position. I used to ride 25 years ago, and want to get back on. My concern is how the knees hit the frunk...it is out wider than the standard bike. Is this something you get used to? I plan on using it for a commuter, and some pleasure trips.

    Thank you!

    Alex

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    Hello and welcome!

    I didn't notice or have any issue with my knees and the frunk. I suppose it all depends on what bike you are coming from. I have a Honda ST1300 and a NC700X. The 700 feels small to me.

    JT

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    I came from a (large) scooter, and had no problems.
    Well, at least after about five minutes it felt more or less fine.
    I ride it on my 130 miles round trip commute.
    After several ergonomic modifications I would say it is now comfortable.
    Added seat cushion under the original cover, Madstad 24" screen, highway pegs, 19mm handlebar raisers.
    Bit in terms of knee spacing, the only real issue here for me is it puts my feet out wider than I'd really like when I am on the pegs.
    I just use the pegs for a few moments to relieve any ache.

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    Did not measure but it seems on average the frunk and the conventional fuel tank are about the same width.

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    The NC700X feels like a 7/8 scale motorcycle to me, it's pony sized, very friendly.

    Sitting on both the width of the frunk at my knees is about 15" on the 700 and the tank is 13" wide same spot on the 500. The 700 gets wider going forward but that is not an issue for leg fit (it's ahead of where the legs go) and the extra width forward pays benefits in wind protection to the legs.
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    The motorcycle tank or in this case the frunk is designed to be gripped by the knees for proper handling. I'm 5'11" with 32" inseam and find that it's shaped and spaced just about perfectly for me.

    I will likely go to lower pegs and may bring the bars up a bit. The seat slope was done by the second day. But I have to say the tank/frunk is just right. Maybe some rubber grip pads to save the paint. I'll have to see how much my Aerostich suit beats up the paint this winter.

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    I have a 2015 NC700x and my wife has a 2017 CB500x. The 500 has a shorter wheelbase and I think it's more fun to take tight turns and I think a bit cooler looking. But I am bias and really like my NC and prefer to ride it over the 500. She had a tough decision deciding between the two but decided on the 500 because she is 5'5" and felt she could handle the smaller size better but wishes it came with a frunk. One other note, the insurance on her 500 is 1.5 times as much as my NC. My insurance agent says the 500 attracts a younger racer crowd that it more accident prone so it's rated higher.

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    Because of the shape of the frunk's sides going outward your knees should not hit anything.

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    My only other bike was a Yamaha XT350 (had two of them at different times of my life) and I've never noticed the frunk width.

    It's a non-issue. You can always find a stocking dealer and go sit on one.
    I don't want a pickle.....

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    Thank you all for your insights! I'm ready to move forward.

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