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    Fleet Week in NYC

    Taking the NC down to the Lower East Side for sightseeing and cheap pizza. Temperature in the high 80s. Dress whites are gonna be out and about all weekend...

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    Wacky night with the NC

    2014 NC700x DCT, bought used in 2017 with 5750 miles, now at 14000 miles.

    Last night after a 400 mile trip, I had a storm of trouble with the NC, all small at first, but getting worse. No...
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    Jarrett: My situation was similar--mid-40s,...

    Jarrett:

    My situation was similar--mid-40s, experienced cyclist, first motorcycle, and concerned about clutch management.

    The NC700 got me into motorcycles again. Im happy the DCT is there,...
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    UPDATE: knurled socket head cap screws - bad idea

    Remember the idea to use knurled screws for the fuct holders to allow for tool-free access? Yeah, nice, I still like it as an idea. So six months ago, I found some and put them on.

    My...
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    A New Battery

    Today, I received and quickly installed a new battery. Thanks to this thread, I knew to go with the Motocross version of the Yuasa YTZ12S. I bought from eBay store ecomelectronics in Brooklyn and...
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    Sylvan Terrace & Morris-Jumel Mansion, Manhattan

    Mid-week, I had a chance to drop by historic Sylvan Terrace and the Morris-Jumel Mansion, onetime home of Aaron Burr. I loved the Terrace, the motorcycle hated the cobblestones!

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    Fort Tryon Park, Manhattan

    This past weekend, daughter and I travelled up Riverside Drive to about the top of Manhattan and wended around Fort Tryon Park, wherein lies the Cloisters, a museum devoted to medieval art and...
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    Last weekend before the snow hit I got the NC out...

    Last weekend before the snow hit I got the NC out to the Brooklyn Navy Yard for a software hackathon. Cool coworking incubator space out there, and NC looked right at home.

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    Alternate Side Parking

    Haven't got out much recently, though I drove the bike over to Jersey City earlier this week to check out Kayak Polo. A snow flurry started but didn't stick.

    Here's the bike parked in its...
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    Beautiful color. How much did it cost to get it painted blue?
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    First passenger ride of over 50 miles

    Took daughter about fifty miles to a place she likes to get her hair dyed and cut special. Longest ride with passenger yet. Colder than forecast (it was in the low 30s) but we were both well suited...
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    First ride since the snows

    A little late, here are pics from last Saturday. Low 50s. I rode the Palisades Parkway over to Seven Lakes Drive and then up to Beacon, New York and its falls. The lakes had some ice fishing. ...
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    Help with frozen lock(?)

    So I did manage to get the bike moved after the snowstorm, but now when I went to move it again, I wasn't able to turn the key from the lock position to the right. I could push the key down, but...
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    I agree. Next thing on the list...

    I agree. Next thing on the list...
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    Last night in Manhattan before the snow hit I...

    Last night in Manhattan before the snow hit I eased the bike one block north to exactly where I wanted it. Now, it looks like its going to be there for a little longer.

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    Today I drove down the NJ Turnpike a couple miles...

    Today I drove down the NJ Turnpike a couple miles to IKEA Elizabeth. Temperature in the teens, and some crazy wind out there, especially passing by Newark Airport.

    FYI, IKEA has these new (to...
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    Today I got the Tusk handguards and mitts on annd...

    Today I got the Tusk handguards and mitts on annd drove for a test ride:
    https://www.nc700-forum.com/forum/nc700-mods/13791-tusk-d-flex-handguards.html#post195627
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    Tusk D-Flex Handguards

    As I mentioned in this Cold Weather Gear choices topic, I'm trying out the Tusk mitts, which require some sort of aluminum hand guard to hang properly. I got the Tusk D-Flex Handguards

    According...
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    Interesting. Can you describe how this tool would...

    Interesting. Can you describe how this tool would work? I cant picture it yet.
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    Riding with temp in the Teens! And the Tusk D-Flex handguards arrive

    First, in the cold, the battery didnt have enough juice to turn the motor. Then i found the Anker was also too run down (note to self, dont store Anker overnight in bike). I eventually got going. ...
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    Twenty-one windy degrees! Cold cold ride! After...

    Twenty-one windy degrees! Cold cold ride! After Christmas I ordered the Tusk D-Flex Handguards to put the mitts on:
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    I also test drove a CTX to get a feel for the...

    I also test drove a CTX to get a feel for the DCT. Im glad I went with the NC700. Better visibility, better low speed maneuverability, and better long ride comfort.

    If youre looking for a test...
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    Givi e21 Lock set and Locking Plate

    After calling around locally, I found the pieces I needed through Accessories International . Of the major sites, they're the only one who also had the little locking plate the locksmith drilled...
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    Broke the Givi key off in the lock.

    Last night I broke off the key inside one of the Givi E21 pannier locks. The key had been sticking the past couple days (cold weather?), and in the dark I twisted hard and somehow the key pulled and...
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    SleepyC How do you keep these secured? It...

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    How do you keep these secured? It seems like theyd fall forward on deceleration. Are they anchored on the bar ends or something
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