Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst ... 3456 LastLast
Results 41 to 50 of 55

Thread: How low can an NC be lowered?

  1. #41
    Senior Member
    Bike: 2013 NC700X
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    Northeast Alabama
    Posts
    307
    Quote Originally Posted by Slo_Rider View Post
    TacomaJD,

    For a second there, as she rounded the corner, I thought she was going to use your shelter door as a ramp!!!



    Slo_Rider
    The boy has already mentioned that he is going to be able to jump the storm shelter one day....I reminded him that he doesn't even know what 4th gear feels like yet. LOL. They both love the dirtbike, if I had a seat on the NC I'd ride around the yard with them, but seat is still at upholsterer waiting on Seat Concepts install.

    I don't know why I didn't think of this before, but I may buy a Grom for her to learn on and lower it. That would be perfect, light weight, clutch, 4 speed, streetable, cheap, fun. Found a few on Craigslist for under $2k. Then can sell it when she moves on to the Bolt. Still pondering this option.

    Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk

  2. #42
    Junior Member
    Bike: '18 NC750X
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Location
    turn left at Albuquerque
    Posts
    19
    Getting back to the seat height problem, I was just shopping for riding boots when I remembered that someone mentioned buying lifts.
    Wow, I think that can work. I'm planning on buying 10" or higher boots and you can get lifts pretty cheap. I don't want extremes, maybe an inch or a little more.

    https://www.amazon.com/Increase-2-La...gateway&sr=8-3

  3. #43
    Senior Member
    Bike: 2013 NC700X
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    Northeast Alabama
    Posts
    307
    Enter the training bike for the wife. Undecided if we are going to sell the Bolt, but picked up this mint and modified unit already lowered for $2400. 2018 with only 1400 miles. Head ported, air/fuel controller, carbon Yoshi, swingarm extensions and lowering kit. Best deal on Craigslist. Lol

    Front is sucked down by straps, it sits higher than this.





    Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk

  4. #44
    Super Moderator How low can an NC be lowered? 670cc's Avatar
    Bike: NC700X, GL1800, KLX140G, CRF250L Rally, Ruckus 50
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    6,795
    Love that color. Wish the NC came that way.
    Greg
    GWRRA Member
    AMA Life Member
    "240,000 Mile Club"

    NanCyX . . . . . . . . . . The 250

  5. #45
    Senior Member
    Bike: 2013 NC700X
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    Northeast Alabama
    Posts
    307
    Quote Originally Posted by 670cc View Post
    Love that color. Wish the NC came that way.
    Man it looks awesome in person! We spent about 2 hours in a parking lot. She done really good, I think she is gonna catch on quickly.


    Video

    YouTube


    And pics. Little thing looks badass! Lol









    Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk

  6. #46
    Senior Member How low can an NC be lowered?
    How low can an NC be lowered?
    DirtFlier's Avatar
    Bike: 2013 NC700x/w DCT
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Troy, Ohio
    Posts
    867
    You need to buy her proper riding gear, not just the helmet. One simple tip-over in a parking lot can do a fair amount of damage. And have you enrolled her in a riding class?

  7. #47
    Senior Member
    Bike: 2013 NC700X
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    Northeast Alabama
    Posts
    307
    Quote Originally Posted by DirtFlier View Post
    You need to buy her proper riding gear, not just the helmet. One simple tip-over in a parking lot can do a fair amount of damage. And have you enrolled her in a riding class?
    I am going to stop posting about her progress because I don't want to read about what I "need" to do after every post. She probably will not be taking riders course, people are perfectly capable of learning to ride every day without it. I know a crap ton of people that ride and don't know a single person that has ever taken it. She has a good teacher and is listening and learning much better than I imagined.

    She also has proper gear, textile armored jacket and riding gloves, as she has ridden with me for the past 5 years. It was just hot as hell outside and judging by her progress on the dirtbike in the yard, I could tell she would be ok riding without jacket and gloves starting out putting around the parking lot. The first hour I didn't let her get out of first gear, then told her to grab second and she done fine, but still never got over 10-12 mph and I knew she was good enough already to not dump it at that speed. It's not like I turned her loose and told her to have at it. We practiced using the clutch and using both the front and rear brake together in a straight line so she could get the feel for starting and stopping, and not dump it. Trust me, she will wear proper gear ALL the time when she moves up to faster pace and then onto the road.

    Anyways, thanks for all the insight. Truly not trying to be a dick, but this isn't my first rodeo.

    Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk

  8. #48
    Senior Member melensdad's Avatar
    Bike: 2016 NC700x DCT + 2018 NC750x DCT
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Location
    Chicagoland (NW Indiana) USA
    Posts
    261
    The GROM looks like a lot of fun.

    I had my wife's NC700x in the shop on Friday for a quick adjustment and was looking at the GROMs they had on the show floor. One of the guys told me they are selling like crazy. I don't see a practical use for them other than to take out for a lot of fun.

  9. #49
    Senior Member
    Bike: 2013 NC700X
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    Northeast Alabama
    Posts
    307
    Quote Originally Posted by melensdad View Post
    The GROM looks like a lot of fun.

    I had my wife's NC700x in the shop on Friday for a quick adjustment and was looking at the GROMs they had on the show floor. One of the guys told me they are selling like crazy. I don't see a practical use for them other than to take out for a lot of fun.
    I can barely ride it and it's sketchy the way I have to shift it with my leg. I pretty much have to sit on the back of the seat bc I can't bend my left knee past 90. So it won't be any fun for me. Lol....BUT.....if I had my oem leg back, it would be game on!

    Watch this video of a grom and z125 tearing up deals gap. So awesome.

    YouTube


    Some stills from the vid.





    Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk

  10. #50
    Senior Member melensdad's Avatar
    Bike: 2016 NC700x DCT + 2018 NC750x DCT
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Location
    Chicagoland (NW Indiana) USA
    Posts
    261
    Like I said, they look like they are a blast to ride. Hope your wife has fun with it.

    I love that my wife has her own bike and we ride together but we each get to ride our own rides. We do have Cardo Packtalk Slim units on our helmets so we can talk back and forth. Sometimes that is interesting as she yells when she hits bit bumps! You may want to get a communication set for talking.

Similar Threads

  1. anyone lowered their gauges?
    By kalifornia in forum NC700 Mods
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11th May 2019, 20:57
  2. CTX sidestand for lowered 700X?
    By Phil in Boulder in forum NC700 Mods
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 7th September 2018, 08:57
  3. Its all about the links - its lowered!
    By MotoZen in forum NC700 Girls
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 8th May 2018, 12:30
  4. lowered foot pegs.
    By johnakay in forum NC700 Mods
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 20th July 2015, 12:05
  5. Finally lowered the bike!!!
    By Ssscomp in forum NC700 Mods
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 3rd November 2013, 17:52

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •