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  1. I have had the pistons pushing back on my former...

    I have had the pistons pushing back on my former KTM Adventure and require pumping as a result, but only after riding quickly over extremely rough ground offroad. I admit that the requirement to pump...
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    That notion also falls flat on its face in my...

    That notion also falls flat on its face in my climate as does the notion that oring chains need very little lube. Folks tend to forget that there is no lube sealed inside the rollers of the chain....
  3. That Enfields basic appearance somewhat reminds...

    That Enfields basic appearance somewhat reminds me of my first ever motorcycle a BSA M21. I have a sort of liking for Enfields but I am not sure if I am yet ready to own one. The new twins are nice...
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    I agree with Rippin that Tutoro is the best...

    I agree with Rippin that Tutoro is the best (imho). There is no take off required either electronically or vacuum. I have had both it and the Scottoiler and favour the Tutoro because of its more...
  5. Thread: Chain life

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    I just want to add another tip for chain lube. I...

    I just want to add another tip for chain lube. I have been a fan of the Tutoro oiler especially on any of my bikes that didn't have a centrestand. Either way I have always been a prolific oiler of...
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    I would be surprised if YSS hadn't accounted for...

    I would be surprised if YSS hadn't accounted for that.

    Mono Shock Absorber YSS Rear Honda Nc 700 S | eBay
  7. Thread: Touring

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    When I had mine (prior to my current version) I...

    When I had mine (prior to my current version) I took it on an 800km one day trip. I could have done more but my *** was suffering a bit towards the end of the day. That bike had also been fitted with...
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    Have a look at the YSS website. They certainly do...

    Have a look at the YSS website. They certainly do one for the NCX and I would be surprised if not for an S. I use a YSS on my CRF250L and it works well on it.
  9. I think beef up the CB500X motor to a 650 and...

    I think beef up the CB500X motor to a 650 and then lighten and develop the chassis and suspension to the standards of the competition. Nobody needs all the power of 1000's and 850's for proper...
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    I very much tend to agree with this suggestion....

    I very much tend to agree with this suggestion. Imho DCT might not be ideal for a beginner especially in the bottom two gears, whereas the smooth and linear performance of a variable belt drive is...
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    I am watching the clips currently. Very...

    I am watching the clips currently. Very entertaining indeed and compelling watching. Medal to Albina for living with the NC pillion perch. However I notice She has an Air Hawk.

    Just finished the...
  12. That response....... "Brilliant, quickest most...

    That response.......

    "Brilliant, quickest most economical way to commute."

    TBH I would have preferred if he had elaborated a little more. However I have previously heard him raving about it and...
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    Not sure that a NC will be any easier to pick up....

    Not sure that a NC will be any easier to pick up. I have a 16 Strom and I recently found out that my X-Adv is 10kg heavier :eek: I suspect that as such the NC will probably be the same weight as a...
  14. I think someone I know has one. I have asked him...

    I think someone I know has one. I have asked him for his opinion and will post on here as soon as I have it.
  15. I agree also about listing the body height. I was...

    I agree also about listing the body height. I was seeking a screen for my 16 Strom and lots of folks advocated the Givi Airflow which I know is an excellent screen on most bikes. However all the...
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    Great that You are on the road again. I had an...

    Great that You are on the road again. I had an Africa Twin for 17,000 kms but parted with it for the X-ADV. Sadly it never lit my motorcycling fire but the X-Adv certainly has. It is a similar weight...
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    Some photos from a trip to Wales UK earlier this...

    Some photos from a trip to Wales UK earlier this week.

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    I still experience a lot of skepticism from folks...

    I still experience a lot of skepticism from folks wo see mine parked up. However after a ride out with my various friends, one by one they are changing their minds. It is an absolute hoot on a twisty...
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    5mm throttle slack on this system doesn't help. ...

    5mm throttle slack on this system doesn't help. I almost completely eradicated the throttle slack on mine while ensuring that the throttle action didn't become stiff as a result. That makes for...
  20. My X-Adv inadvertantly has two riding positions...

    My X-Adv inadvertantly has two riding positions although that was not what Honda had in mind when they built it. I have that situation by virtue of the accessory footpegs that allow one to stand...
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    Good to hear. Welcome back. 👍👍👍

    Good to hear. Welcome back. 👍👍👍
  22. I don't carry a Chain tool with me but do have...

    I don't carry a Chain tool with me but do have one in my shed. I am meticulous with chain maintenance and check it plus the front sprocket regularly for wear. I do not allow a chain to wear to the...
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    I always stick with OEM pads on the most...

    I always stick with OEM pads on the most important brake on the bike, the front. My reasoning is that since new I have become accustomed to the manner in which they operate under the various stresses...
  24. I must admit that as far as I am concerned,...

    I must admit that as far as I am concerned, electric when it becomes the norm, is the end of motorcycling as I know it. There is no soul or character to an electric motor.
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    As David says the Exhaust system would be my...

    As David says the Exhaust system would be my first culprit also. You might have picked up something on the road on your last ride.
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