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Thread: 20,000 miles on an NC700X in less than a year . . .

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    Senior Member jelo's Avatar
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    20,000 miles on an NC700X in less than a year . . .

    Well, just barely - but by four days, it counts!
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    20,000 miles on an NC700X in less than a year . . .-20000-20130809-jpg
    I know, I know; others have done more - but to think a year ago today, I'd never even been on a motorcycle.
    10-Aug-2012 was the first day of the three-day Beginner MSF class, we didn't get on any bikes until the next day though.
    Went to the local Honda dealership the Monday after the class, bought my NC700X off the floor - picked it up the next day.
    No 'starter' bike for me, I was going to figure this out and just do it - to borrow someone else's words "I just never looked back".
    Didn't fall over until the second day with the bike - in an intersection, of course, got a laugh and a thumbs up from some chick in an Escalade.
    I didn't care, I knew it would happen - more than once! - I was prepared for that.
    I spent week after week, going out as many nights as I could, trolling around the less traveled streets and neighborhoods here.
    Starting and stopping is where you have the most problems - and too fast in the turns . . .
    Just kept riding, trying more and more, pushing myself, . . .
    What a long strange trip it's been - Thank You ALR.
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    You need gas.

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    Fixed Idea 20,000 miles on an NC700X in less than a year . . .
    20,000 miles on an NC700X in less than a year . . .
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    Congratulations on the first of many milestones to come, buddy! Well done!
    Chillin' with Cybersix and Data 7 in Meridiana

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    As Tony the Tiger would say "Great" keep riding and riding and riding.

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    That's awesome!! Keep the rubber side down!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Cash View Post
    You need gas.
    Was heading back in to town, a mile from gas station - but was watching that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Was heading back in to town, a mile from gas station - but was watching that.
    Twenty thousand miles on one tank is very impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDE View Post
    That's awesome!! Keep the rubber side down!!
    Rubber side down is best!
    Think I've fallen over about six times - none recently though. Slid into the ditch once - pics in another thread - live and learn. Not about to give up - WAY!!! too much fun!
    Thanks for all the kind words and support.

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    Holy bug genocide...

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    I totalled my first bike. I got cut off going about 65mph by a much slower driver with VERY little time to react. The NC is my second. I too am approaching my one year with the NC, but I'm gonna be just over 12k when it hit's on the 19th.
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