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    On a solid freeway ride for nearly the whole tank...

    On a solid freeway ride for nearly the whole tank 65-70 mph the whole way I averaged 78 mpg for the tank. Keep in mind when other cars are on the freeway there's a wind tunnel effect helpng your mpg....
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    It's funny so many people bag on the faux...

    It's funny so many people bag on the faux off-road looks of the NC while at the exact same time pile heaps of praise on the Ducati Multistrada and V-Strom for their alleged off roadability except...
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    They sorta make them lower for a sportier feel...

    They sorta make them lower for a sportier feel and to help keep you planted in the seat when traveling on the highway. A forward lean helps to counteract the wind in your chest.

    Once you get a...
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    I can definitely recommend the Rox Risers. Easy...

    I can definitely recommend the Rox Risers. Easy to install and bringing the handlebars closer to you is what I use them for, not really much in terms of raising them since I tilted the handlebars...
  5. I usually just end up flushing it every brake pad...

    I usually just end up flushing it every brake pad change. Not a complete drain and fill but I've never had a problem and, that bad stuff will get cycled out eventually.
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    If you really want to get people's attention and...

    If you really want to get people's attention and have them always avoid you, ride a white Honda ST1300 or BMW R1200RT and wear a white 3/4 helmet. You'll look exactly like a motorcycle cop. Everyone...
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    One of the reasons people also use the high beams...

    One of the reasons people also use the high beams during the day is to preserve the low beam for night time. That way there's less chance of being forced to run high beam at night if your low beam...
  8. Sometimes some manufacturing decisions are truly...

    Sometimes some manufacturing decisions are truly cost driven. Look at how inexpensive this bike is compared to its competitors and it's no wonder the fit and finish isn't spit and polished like a...
  9. I wouldn't worry too much about it. The...

    I wouldn't worry too much about it. The windshield is an injection molded unit and mine has a sanded area on the top too. This is just the area where it attaches to the mold tree. There would be a...
  10. Considering this is entirely based on consumer...

    Considering this is entirely based on consumer surveys I don't think it's a good indicator of true reliability.

    Case in point is the typical Ducati rider. It's sorta a joke on this forum that a...
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    That's making a whole lot of assumptions there. A...

    That's making a whole lot of assumptions there. A tire with slightly low pressure, we're not talking rim to the ground flat, will have more straight line traction. Traction while cornering is an...
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    The secret to using those repair plugs...

    The secret to using those repair plugs successfully so they don't leak later on is to rasp the hole really well to size it properly for the plug and to clean and roughen it. Then you generously coat...
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    The thing with all that whizbang variable phase,...

    The thing with all that whizbang variable phase, timing lift and duration stuff is that it contributes nothing to the real life efficiency of the engine. In fact what they're generally used for is to...
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    The lower revving nature of this engine like the...

    The lower revving nature of this engine like the cars would have the valves virtually not moving past the first valve adjustment. And usually then after the break in the valves haven't moved passed...
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    I'd like to add that in the MSF advanced course...

    I'd like to add that in the MSF advanced course the instructors will tell you specifically to do all your maneuvers with your front brake only. They're trying to get riders to break their bad...
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    The thing is metallic sintered pads both grab...

    The thing is metallic sintered pads both grab harder and last longer than comparable organic pads. The downside is they also tend to wear out your rotors a lot faster than organics which are the...
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    Green shells are cool. But I'd much rather have...

    Green shells are cool. But I'd much rather have red shells or even better spiny shells.
  18. I'm 5'7" and have a 30" inseam. If you keep the...

    I'm 5'7" and have a 30" inseam. If you keep the stock seat height the Parabellum Tall windshiled, aka the riot shield, you'll be pretty much in still air with little buffeting. One problem I did run...
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    JB Weld wouldn't hold it together. But in terms...

    JB Weld wouldn't hold it together. But in terms of welding yeah you're probably not gonna be able to tig weld the part but you can use alumiweld rods to braze it together since you never melt the...
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    Don't lower the forks too much or a bottomed out...

    Don't lower the forks too much or a bottomed out suspension can wreck your shocks. I think about 3/4 is the most you can lower the front.
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    Most likely because of the combined braking...

    Most likely because of the combined braking reducing brake pressure to the rear they can use sintered pads with more grip. With the full power brakes of the manual version they'd want less grip from...
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    They purposely make the rear brakes hard to lock...

    They purposely make the rear brakes hard to lock up since this is a road bike and locking rear brakes is more dangerous than off road. With that said try EBC HH pads. I find they tend to both grip...
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    The valve adjustment thing for the NC700X would...

    The valve adjustment thing for the NC700X would probably be never. Generally if the valves are stable after the first check they're likely to not recede on an engine like this for the rest of the...
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    You should definitely cut the sidestand all it...

    You should definitely cut the sidestand all it takes is a strong breeze or a careless bump from an inconsiderate passerby and you'll be regretting it. A new sidestand is cheap, I'm sure you can also...
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    Modern cats aren't as bad as they were before....

    Modern cats aren't as bad as they were before. But with that said high performance motorcycle engines are pretty much designed to produce maximum power and are actually designed to do so without a...
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