Great job on the build!
This was what I was gonna tell y'all about before my stupid computer sent an incomplete post earlier today. Anyways, here is the extension I made out of some scrap wood, bolts, nuts, rubber, hot glue, and a little Flex-Seal. See what y'all think about it. Seems pretty solid to me but only time will tell I reckon.
Great job on the build!
Very interesting. I am 6'3" and almost the only thing I am missing on this bike is a little more seat / ride height.
Well, and cruise control.
Just a little quick update on the bike I guess. Sorry I don't have any pictures this go around but I have some adventures I'd like to share. Note: it is a long read and I apologise for that in advance.
So since "lifting" my NC700X I've found her to be much more capable off-road.
My first adventure I'd like to share is at a place up near Ellijay off highway 52. A route through the woods called Springer Mountain that brings you back out on 60 near Suches, GA. For those of you that know where I'm talking about you know the terrain is pretty much just regular ol gravel/dirt road. For those of you who don't, well, there you go lol. That's became the preferred route to get to TWO in Suches now. Well a few days ago before you get to a Y that either takes you out right near TWO or out to the fish hatchery, there's a road that spurs off to the left. Well it ends in a fork as well except the fork actually makes a loop with a campsite at the the "top" of the loop. Well a guy on an NC700X (me) and two dudes on Vstroms decided to go down the right side and quickly find boulders. Essentially a trail meant for either souped up Jeeps or like a CRF250X was being rode up with 500+ pound machines. I got plum giddy with excitement when I seen the trail ahead due to my enduro background even on a heavy under-suspended bike. Well the poor fellas on the Vstroms couldn't quite handle there machines as well as I could with there street bike backgrounds. So while they were struggling to find a line I was flying past them hopping boulders here and there. They're only response was "you're gonna tear that bike up". Yeah guess who came out of the woods that day with stuff tore up. Definitely wasn't me... Can't say the same for those V-Stroms but that's a Suzuki for ya lol.
So anyways, that's adventure number one which the NC done with ease. On to adventure #2 which consists of a small forestry road with huge rocks, deep mudholes, some creeks, and just a couple log crossings named Forestry Road 28-2 up near Blue Ridge off 52 as well just past Amnicolola Falls. This adventure actually happened a while before adventure #1 but I wanted to start with the other. So 28-2 was not originally found by me but the two V-Stroms I ride with frequently. They decided they were gonna throw me a loop by taking down a "difficult" road and not telling me till it got rough. Well when they noticed mud, dust, rocks, and (quite literally) my bike flying up ahead of them they figured out that they didn't get me as good as they thought they had. After hopping some logs and rocks and playing in the mud a little I decided to be nice and ride in the back just in case they needed help on there almighty liter bikes. Turns out they did, a lot. Plus a little rant here: if there's a tree in the road or a huge mudhole across the road or something big call it out, but if there's a twig in the road or a small puddle or a few hopping rocks up ahead don't call it out. Only thing I heard in my headset all day was "stick, stick, rock, stick, rock, mud, stick, mud, rock, rock, rock, rock, ....., A stick laying in the mud with a rock beside it" but that's just for the offroad guys. Street people, keep doing your thing. But anyways, 28-2 was also built for lifted trucks, Jeeps, and bikes like a CRF250L due to it not being so gnarly but definitely a fun road none the less.
Now my final adventure ends with a leaking engine case on my buddies V-Strom when his rear sprocket broke and the chain came flying off. Prior to that we were just past the fish hatchery and we're almost to highway 60 when we took a detour over a bridge. On this road we found a very good mix of creek crossing, muddy spots, rocks, and a few natural jumps in the road. Well the first time we went down we found a dead end so we came back out to the trailhead and knowing we didn't pass anybody on the way out, the road was vacant and I knew a spot I really wanted to just rip the NC down. Well in an attempt to show how macho their "man bikes" are, they followed me... Well they followed from about a quarter mile back within my dust cloud I like to think. But like I said it had some natural jumps in the road and it was an uphill straight away with just a slight bend with flat curves at the bottom and at the top. The NC felt like an overgrown dirt bike when I flat tracked it through the curve, sent it over those few jumps, and flat tracked it around the second curve. Suprisingly the bike, even though heavy and under-suspended, didn't miss a beat and just glided up through there. The same can't be said by the V-Strom riders I was with as one dumped his in the curve a few times and the other was struggling to keep his bike upright over 30 MPH on gravel. But that was the part of the day in which my friend's bike decided to tear you shortly after going through that section.
So that's really all the good stories I have for the NC's new found abilities. I promise pictures and/or more mods next time. Till then, be safe and ride on!
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I know those roads pretty well, , I live in Dahlonega!!
I know this road well!! There are a lot of side roads that go to campsites & fishing spots but the main road goes all the way through to the gravel portion of Doublehead Gap road just West of Hwy 60!![/QUOTE]Yes! That's exactly the roads I am talking about! There's a little bitty sign that says 28-2 on the side of the entrance but that's exactly it! Awesome to know somebody on here knows where all this is too! We're over here close to Dalton in Northwest Georgia so we kinda just find places to get lost over towards Blue Ridge and Dahlonega most of the time lol
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This small sign that says 28-2 is at the Bridge that crosses the creek?? The road you tun from to cross the bridge is the one the Fish Hatchery is on!!
Have I got the right road?? If so, , , I didn't know that was 28-2, , , I'll ride up there Wed or Thurs & look for that sign!!
Oh, , , I misspoke, , that road goes through to the Paved side of Doublehead Gap Rd just West of Hwy 60!!
Last edited by Alfred_bham; 30th July 2017 at 19:23.
I stand corrected!!
#1 is Nimblewill Gap Rd. (aka 28-2)
# 2 is Bucktown Rd. (aka 28-2)
# 3 is Winding Stairs Rd
# 1 is a great two track road for motorcycles
# 2 is a bit more difficult due to the Rocks etc
The road off the Fish Hatchery Rd (Across the bridge) is not 28-2
What would the effect be of the linkages only? Would it tilt the bike? I would like another inch or two in height.