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    tank capacity is too small.

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    You can always wish for more ......but.......the true test is range............many manufactures try to attain the magic 200 mile range. The NC can do 200 + miles with no problem........( at least most of us can do 200 miles )

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    Quote Originally Posted by showkey View Post
    You can always wish for more ......but.......the true test is range............many manufactures try to attain the magic 200 mile range. The NC can do 200 + miles with no problem........( at least most of us can do 200 miles )
    range is too small either for adventure bike. So far the only real world adventure configuration has xt660x tenere with 599 km range.
    Besides when I ride harder my nc750x the mpg is no longer that good.

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    Some examples of range using Motorcycle Consumer News data: avg MPG with .7 gallons left in the tank


    2015 Triumph Scrambler. 175 miles
    2015 scrambler Ducati. 158 miles
    2015 BMW R1200R. 174 miles
    2015 Triumph Tiger 800 cc. 218 miles
    2015 KTM 1290 Super ADV. 288 miles. $20,499
    2015 Kaw Versys 1000. 211 miles
    2015 KTM 390 Duke. 118 miles
    2015 Yamaha FJ-09. 176 miles
    2014 Multistrada. 184 miles
    2014 Aprilia 1200. 212 miles
    2014 BMW R nine T. 183 miles
    2014 Yamaha SR400. 122.5 miles
    2015 Yamaha FZ-07. 156 miles
    2014 VFR800. 182 miles

    2014 KTM 1190 Adventure. 212 miles
    2014 BMW R1200 Adventure. 295 miles
    2014 Vstrom 1000. 179 miles
    2014 Tenere 203 miles. Avg 38.35 MPG usable fuel 5.3 gallons with .7 left Their best was 41.7 worst 35.6 mpg
    2015 Suzuki DR650. 140 miles
    2015 KLR 650. 232 miles.

    2015 Harley XG750. 123 miles
    2014 BMW S1000R. 136 miles
    Last edited by showkey; 20th August 2015 at 10:02.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dynamo View Post
    I find the bike runs best at 3k, and even lugging it isn't a problem. 4k on the highway is smooth as butter though. Well before redline I have already shifted and have yet to hit the limiter. Going by feel, I seem to shift under 5k without thinking about it.
    Its all in riding style. My last bike was a ninja that red lined at 14,000 RPM. I hit the limiter on the NC700x test riding it within 1 minute (no b/s). At low 3k it feels like the bike is pulling. Thanks for the input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mburgess View Post
    Yes. Correct. I wish my display had a gear indicator as well.
    Yeah that stinks. Can they refresh the dash to get this info? That was my understanding because the 2014's did not originally have the gear indicator either was what I was told by dealer anyway. Anyway you should be pretty safe at about 210 miles as I flog mine 95% of the time and still average 60 mpg with 70% city vs. 30% freeway.

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    Ran out of gas today! I knew it would be close. About a quarter mile push up a hill, and coast down to the gas station another quarter mile. Could have been worse: running out two miles earlier on the interstate.

    Only managed to put 3.66 gallons in it, topping off a bit more than usual. Perhaps my technique is at fault. I always place it on an incline up at a pump on the centerstand to try to get the unused capacity at the back of the tank. Maybe I should be going the other way.

    One bit of good news, bike started right up after filling. I had a PT Cruiser that really had difficulty if it ran out of gas, sometime requiring a jump because I cranked the battery dead. Also, it might be interesting to others that I ran out of gas 64 miles after the gauge started flashing empty. I use that point as an indicator, but doubt its reliability. Oh for the days when we had bikes with a switchable reserve. On those, it was find a station now!

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    MY 2016 NC700 has a digital reserve. When it gets low I lose my trip odometer and it starts counting the new miles.
    I would never push it more than 20 miles before filling up, to be safe.
    I now need to find out how to see the total number of miles on that tank of gas. Not sure how to see both added together.
    I use my Trip B odometer to show the miles between chain lubes.

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    The 2015 starts counting up the amount of fuel used when the fuel gauge starts flashing. I can press the A button (the left one) to switch the display back to the trip meter for miles.

    JT

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    Yesterday after I filled up, when the reserve display was on. After filling up I started the bike and the trip odometer was showing what I think was the total miles I'd gone.
    Not sure why I didn't see that the last time...
    Last edited by SilverRocket; 30th June 2019 at 12:32.

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