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Thread: 2019: What did you do to/with your NC700 today?

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    Senior Member Jt105's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by melensdad View Post

    Bike is home now, with 2 nails in the rear. Nails are so small I can't plug the holes unless I bore them out to about 5x their size first. No way I can get a rasp into the holes to prepare them for a plug. I have road grade/military 'slime' for tires that I can inject but it makes it a mess for the tire tech. I use it on my tractors and other ag equipment.

    I'll air it up just before I go back to the dealer for the new tires. Until then I'll ride a different bike.
    What about getting a cheap syringe with a stout ‘needle’ tip (like for glue or lubricant)and load it with slime. Shove the needle in the holes and apply slime directly in the nail pin holes. That should stop the leak. Then you can ride for a while before changing tires. I wouldn’t plan a long trip, but should be just fine for day to day use.

    Shove it through. Put a small gob in there and keep squeezing while pulling the needle out of the tire. Then rotate the tire with the hole at the bottom overnight to seal.

    JT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jt105 View Post
    Received my Tusk boxes. Need to figure out how I want to mount them. These are the ‘large’ size
    If you do not mind me asking, what did those run you? :{)


    Quote Originally Posted by Red Rider View Post
    Hah!
    OK, so i'll admit that i did know it was going to dump put in that general area, however i did not know that it would dump me out that close to their front door!! haha :{P
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    Today the NC and i just rode to work. I have been finding creative ways to haul things/supplies on it for work so i do not have to take the Sienna. So far so good, ya just gotta love Dale's Rack for tying stuff down! :{)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapturee View Post
    If you do not mind me asking, what did those run you?
    Ordered them from Amazon. Similar end cost as RockymountainATVMC. About $230 for the pair.

    JT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jt105 View Post
    Ordered them from Amazon. Similar end cost as RockymountainATVMC. About $230 for the pair.

    JT
    That is a great price and I really like the Tusk boxes.

    They were my second choice. I got a pair of H&B Gobi boxes for only slightly more than that on Ebay.

    The only real downside to the Tusk boxes is you have to figure out your own mounting holes, etc. But the boxes themselves are great. The dealer where we bought my wife's bike rode a KTM with Tusk boxes so I was able examine them. Excellent box at a fantastic price. Looking forward to hearing about your experiences and travels with the Tusks.

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    Was going to do the front brakes today but according to the factory wear marks they have some more life in them. Might be able to push it off until I have to replace the front tire and do a good caliper clean at the same time. The EBC replacements say to replace them at 2mm of remaining pad but the stock marks look closer to 1mm. Will keep my eye on them at each chain lube interval.

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    This morning I cleaned my bike within an inch of its life; quite therapeutic I think and a fantastic way to get reassurance that everything is where it should be.

    That said, does anyone have suggestions on how to make the brown exhaust more appealing; will a spray paint adhere to such a hot pipe?


    ...and although movement in the chain is fine, with no tight spots or such to be found, should I be looking to replace a chain where the rubber o-rings are splitting and showing themselves between the links?



    After all, wasn't it a fault in an o-ring that spelled disaster on Challenger shuttle and indeed the plane the singer Kirstie McColl was on?

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    Rode my wife's NC700x to the barber shop. Got a haircut. Rode home.

    Mine is still sitting in the garage with 2 nails in the rear tire

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    Pouring all day. May have to trade the NC700 in on an ark 2019: What did you do to/with your NC700 today?


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    2019: What did you do to/with your NC700 today?
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    Did about 100 miles this morning before the storms began to build again. No idea where I went or how I worked my way back home - my kind of “nowhere special” ride.

    Latest patch of the rear tire is A-OK. And the NEMO2 chain oiler is doing it’s job. Few more weeks=cooler weather=ROAD TRIP
    Last edited by Red Rider; 24th August 2019 at 14:56.


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