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    new bike!

    traded in my tracer 700 for a 900.
    getting it this thursday.

    If I wanted to make a life-long career out of
    working with the mentally retarded I would
    have opened a Harley Davidson Dealership

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    Very nice bike, but not one I could relax on with that frantic motor. Best of luck on it.
    It's never too late to have a happy childhood.

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    Awesome bike. I test rode one on Saturday and will be trading my NC on one for sure.

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    In 1973 I went down and got tangled up with my Suzuki. I can only bend my left knee a little more than 90º and had a central dislocation of my left hip (femur punches through the hip socket). This has created all sorts of problems with getting a 21st Century comfortable motorcycle seat. I wanted a better sport touring than the NC and bought the US model of that bike (FJ-09). From 10/17 through 2/18 I went through multiple seats including a custom one by a well known expert. In addition, while a dandy hooligan bike, I found it to be mechanically noisy, busy bike that didn't smooth out until over 80 MPH. I finally gave up this past Feb. and traded it in on a demo 2017 BMW R1200GS. The seat isn't great, but I was able to mod it so I can do consecutive 500 mile days. Really like the big, mellow boxer engine. I really hope the 900 works out for you as well as the 700 did.

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    The back seat might even be big enough for a real passenger!

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    to be honest I've not test ridden it. it was such a good offer so I bought it.
    I wanted one anyway to do a few touring around england etc. once done I'll more than likely go back to the NC
    I like the DCT and frunk.
    more than likely the 'S' model unless Honda change the new styling on the 'X'.
    dont like the big side panel if anything I like the old style better.
    as for the tracer I will put 1 tooth bigger front sprocket.always do on new bikes except the nc.
    will let you know how it feels once I start riding it.
    got to get it insured/taxed.
    If I wanted to make a life-long career out of
    working with the mentally retarded I would
    have opened a Harley Davidson Dealership

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    That thing has “lose your license” type power.
    https://www.fuelly.com/motorcycle/honda/nc700x_dct_abs/2015/oklahomahank/621000]

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    so far since coming back off my hols.I've done 180 miles on my new tracer 900. never thought I would say this but loving it better than the 700.oozes power.very flickable and so easy to ride.very pleased is an understatement.plenty of grunt thats for sure.so easy to get up to speed..just a slight twist of the throttle and she off got over 90 at one point.went to whitby came home on another route. wanted to try out some of the roads we usually go on going to grosmont,rosedale bank top(very sharp 'S' bend.it was easier to do on the 900 than the 700 believe it or not.just stayed in second gear going up make it even easier still and I think wide bars help to.the motor is a peach.so glad I bought it.worked out the mpg and it returned 60.07. so it should do over 200 miles to a tankful.
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    If I wanted to make a life-long career out of
    working with the mentally retarded I would
    have opened a Harley Davidson Dealership

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    OK, it's been forever since I bought a new machine; actually only 1 was ever bought new in 1991 (the Ducati). So I don't remember, is there such a thing as new bike smell like an automobile? Regardless, hope it is a great experience.

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    never notice and I've had several new bikes.look nice and shiny etc.
    If I wanted to make a life-long career out of
    working with the mentally retarded I would
    have opened a Harley Davidson Dealership

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