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    Quote Originally Posted by jspivy View Post
    I did that to my wife's Rebel 500 due to the OEM paint getting scratched. It works but...

    1. Paint
    2. Install and idle for 10 minutes
    3. Wait an hour and idle for 20 minutes
    4. Wait an hour then ride for 30 minutes

    Of course you can use an oven if you have a spare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Rider View Post
    Better be careful messiní around in the kitchen.........that could get ya into trouble wif da boss
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    Yes but not as much trouble if something happens today. Rode her Rebel instead of my NC. It was to swing it by a shop to correct something they messed up (already done). Got to bring it back looking better than I took it. And they're doing construction in the parking lot so it'll be exceptionally dusty...

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    Senior Member 2019: What did you do to/with your NC700 today? FezUSA's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Junkie View Post
    The device is more than just a diode

    with just a diode, if a 2 wire light is attached to a 3 wire source, the light would always be lit by DRL so turn signal wouldn't do anything to it

    I don't know how the device is set up, I see two options: one is that it runs the light at full brightness on DRL and then turns it off when the turn signal wire is powered, the other is that it runs it at reduced brightness on DRL and then full power when the turn signal wire is powered. I'd prefer the former.
    You're absolutely right, I guess I was really trying to make the point that from installation/using - you don't need to know anything about electronics, just wire up the 2-wire side to the two wires coming from the LED's in the hand guards; and then connect the 3-wire side to the neutral, DRL, and indicator lights on the bike.

    I bought mine from Admore. I talked to them about it first as I saw they had them available for some other lights they were selling (2711 - handguard light kit). They call them "micro-controllers". I've also seen "2-wire to 3-wire" kits for as low as $5 available at other sellers. Not sure what the difference is, but I trust Admore when it comes to lighting etc. They've been absolutely bulletproof for me.
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    Installed the new chain and sprockets over the weekend. Changed out the front sprocket for the 17t. Put on the 12oclock labs speedoDRD last week. It runs great now and I don't notice much difference on the takeoff power so I ordered the 41t sprocket for the rear. The difference is now about 6 percent and with the smaller rear sprocket it should be about 10 or 11. I expect that it'll run on the highway a bit better after I'm done.


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    Concerning the exhaust..

    If you are using that special "heat/wood stove" type paint the directions given will work nicely. I have done that several times over the years and it does work. However, I now have access to a nice "Cerakote" oven that i have been able to use for coating firearm pieces. So since it was brought up...later this coming winter i had planned to remove several of the caps/covers etc on the NC and my plan was to "Cerakote" them with a color similar to the factory Honda Silver.

    In the Gunsmith shop i work part-time in, we have many customers that really use/abuse their firearms that have been coated with Cerakote and man it wears/protects like iron! So, that gave me the idea to do several of my parts on the NC. Cerakote has many colors/options, so if there is a Cerakote shop in your area, check with them and see what is available and what they are willing to do for you as an option. High-Temp exhaust type Cerakote is available if you'd like to do your complete exhaust in any color they have available.

    Also, if the shop you find "we have never done that here before", they may be willing to do it for you at a greatly reduced price as you would be their guinea haha. I have Cerakoted everything from Snap-On tools to gun steel(rifle barrels, muzzle breaks, pistol slides to Glock plastic and Yeti-Cups with great success! If you are not able to locate a shop you are happy with or one that just doesn't want to cooperate, let me know and i'll Cerakote your parts for you(for a small fee of course haha)!

    As i am doing the Cerakoting to my own parts, i'll start a thread so ya'all can follow along if you'd like. I'm thinking parts like clutch levers, brake levers, aftermarket pegs(no rubber-or you remove it first, engine covers, caps etc). I might even consider doing one or both of my sprockets a wild Red, Blue, Silver or something haha!
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    Here is a pair of Yeti-Cups i did for a dear friend of mine and his wife as a gift(yes their names really are Seth & Beth). :{P
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    Here is a custom rifle build i did for myself where i Cerakoted the spiral fluted barrel and muzzle break(Tikka action, 6.5 CM).
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    Here is a Glock 42 slide that I milled and cerakoted
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    Here is a nice 1911 .45 where i also milled the slide and did a two-toned Cerakote job
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    ...you get the idea! :{P
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    As I still have 2 nails in the rear tires of my bike, I rode the wife's bike to get some routine blood tests. Could have gotten the blood tests at the branch office near my home but the main office is close to a nice cigar lounge ... so I used that as my excuse to ride to the north part of the county for my blood tests and then stopped at the cigar lounge to hang with the regulars for a couple hours while enjoying a nice Dominican cigar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jspivy View Post
    ... Rode her Rebel instead of my NC. ... And they're doing construction in the parking lot so it'll be exceptionally dusty...
    Texted her to let her know it needed a bath. I had to wipe off the speedometer so I could easily read it. Since hers was getting a bath, I decided to wash mine too (it was overdue).

    Rode to work this morning. Hit the turn signal and the hazard lights light up on the dash. What? Get to a low traffic area and try the other signal. Both indicators light up in the dash but I can see the actual signals are working correctly. Hmm, wonder where I got water? Probably in the dash. All worked fine on the ride home so I guess everything died out in the sun. I'll have to be more careful next time.

    To those thinking what I'd be thinking... No, I didn't use a pressure washer or anything forceful. Just the fan spray on the water hose from a couple feet away. Never caused issues before...

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    all is well, it was just one of those things and just one of those days! :{P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canada369 View Post
    Unfortunately nothing done to/with NC lately. NC was stuck in Canada while I was down in Cuba. Rented a different "adventure bike" and, as the photos show, opted for the off-road package and performance exhaust. Good times.

    So, do we get a video of how you got all of that mud on that fine looking machine?

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    Well, it wasn’t what did I do with MY NC700 today, but what did I do with Honda’s NC750X. I test rode a new 750 at Honda’s demo ride truck.

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    I found the 750 to be a refinement of the already great NC700X. No, the seat wasn’t any better, and the engine wasn’t any smoother despite the twin balancers, but it was a tad more peppy, and I liked that the low, abrupt rev limiter of the original model was gone. The display, in my opinion, was harder to read than on the first NC models. Overall, what an awesome, user friendly motorcycle!

    I also rode the new CRF450L.

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    Comparing the 450 to the 250 that I own, it was of course, a more peppy engine. However I was disappointed in how coarse and unrefined this engine was, and it had an abrupt throttle response and idle surging. For a $10,000+ motorcycle, it should have a fuel gauge and a tach, but it does not. I will have no interest in any version of this 450 model.

    The wife and I also took another spin on the new GL1800, but for our purposes it has serious shortcomings. We will keep our Gen1 2002 model, thank you.

    Maybe tomorrow I’ll ride some CB500 variants!
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