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    ABS is a lifesaver if you grab the brake hard...

    ABS is a lifesaver if you grab the brake hard instead of squeeze, but activating it costs you stopping distance compared to what the bike will do if progressively braked right up to but not past...
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    We all have to learn to deal with aggressive...

    We all have to learn to deal with aggressive cagers... the phenomenon is not going to end. Riding in DFW you must expect well over half of drivers to floor it to cut you off the minute you activate a...
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    Congratulations. That is a fantastic deal! Was...

    Congratulations. That is a fantastic deal! Was that from the private seller down in Spring? Man, he really came off on the price. I was looking at that one. ;)
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    Yes, I am awaiting these changes as well. I rode...

    Yes, I am awaiting these changes as well. I rode a 2014... the NC has always been a good machine but the fine tuning for 2018 promises to make it better.
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    I have long success with Etymotic ER20 plugs,...

    I have long success with Etymotic ER20 plugs, also called ETY plugs. But the quietness of the helmet still makes a difference.
  6. Thread: 2018 750

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    Here is the distinct value of New Member posts....

    Here is the distinct value of New Member posts. New buyers may have nothing but questions about the bike, but you learn what bike they sold to get this one, or what other bikes they have in the...
  7. Thread: 2018 750

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    True, Red Rider. A broad reading of a forum will...

    True, Red Rider. A broad reading of a forum will tell you so much: what sort of people ride a certain bike, how many design/engineering flaws or maintenance headaches come with it (something that...
  8. Thread: 2018 750

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    I have asked several H salesmen about the 750...

    I have asked several H salesmen about the 750 coming to the US. The response has been weird... they don't know, they haven't checked, let's change the subject. What's up wit dat?

    I ask the usual:...
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    Wind is our constant companion in Texas. Continue...

    Wind is our constant companion in Texas. Continue riding in it and getting comfortable with it. It is not only challenging in motion... a strong enough gust can lay you low at a stop, esp on a tall...
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    The bike I tested and had some niggles with was a...

    The bike I tested and had some niggles with was a 2014. Among the weird things on the test bike was, it was presented as having 4400 miles on it but it looked quite worn for 4K miles. The exhaust...
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    Yes, I eventually got it to load. Ggarry like me...

    Yes, I eventually got it to load. Ggarry like me prob. uses the HTTPS Everywhere plugin for a layer of security online, and for some reason it hung me up. Or it could be my plugin added the "s" to...
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    Thank you, Ggarry. That link didn't seem to work,...

    Thank you, Ggarry. That link didn't seem to work, but yes, 2016 was significant; all at once you got a new muffler, new bodywork, LED taillight, larger windscreen, one-liter larger frunk, the...
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    After years of reading MC forums, it seems that a...

    After years of reading MC forums, it seems that a question like the OP's is mainly an invitation to members to express confirmation bias. Riders of an older model will say there's no difference, save...
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    Yessir, the farkling is half the fun of a bike. I...

    Yessir, the farkling is half the fun of a bike. I tend to start with getting the ergos dialed, convenience items, then with less commitment the looks, sound and etc. I also tend to defer all of it...
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    The Honda white paper linked earlier in the...

    The Honda white paper linked earlier in the thread is fascinating. The company did exactly what they set out to do with the NC engine, employing one unique design feature after another to get there....
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    Rest assured I was not trying to elicit a...

    Rest assured I was not trying to elicit a defensive reaction, just giving my impression of a '12 model 700XD. I am assuming the 750X coming to the US will be an improvement over previous NCs. It has...
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    Hey, Buckford. Eat fresh Rosemary. It really...

    Hey, Buckford. Eat fresh Rosemary. It really helps keep the ole synapses firing, good for memory and general cognitive function. All the best to you.
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    In a blurb on automatic motorcycles in...

    In a blurb on automatic motorcycles in Motorcycling the Right Way, Ken Condon remarks that fewer and fewer manual-shift autos are sold these days, and new generations are growing up who have never...
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    ... old thread, but here we are in 2018 with the...

    ... old thread, but here we are in 2018 with the 750 finally coming to the US in mid-year. Yay!

    Cager, I enjoy your vids. You're not a technical reviewer but you communicate your impressions when...
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    I ride a Versys 1000LT and I am horribly spoiled...

    I ride a Versys 1000LT and I am horribly spoiled by the engine's astonishing smoothness and passing power. I rode a 2012 NC700X DCT and found the shifting at lower speeds a bit clunky and the power...
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    Good for Bell. I use a hi-viz yellow Bell...

    Good for Bell. I use a hi-viz yellow Bell Qualifier DX and it's a comfy lid on my long noggin.

    When I was growing up, Bell was *the* name in helmets. Now it's just one brand in a hundred...
  22. Thread: 3 Years!

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    I am an old J-3 Cub, Super Cub, Citabria driver,...

    I am an old J-3 Cub, Super Cub, Citabria driver, done some aerobatics, followed a lot of roads, gone in and out of a lot of dirt strips, pastures, farm fields and such. The very idea of jumping out...
  23. Thread: Nc 700 vs nc750

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    Dealers in Texas seem to think used 700s are...

    Dealers in Texas seem to think used 700s are worth $6K regardless of mileage, and they aren't discounting new bikes from earlier years to any significant degree. I want a DCT but the situation is...
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    Many thanks to all of you for this valuable...

    Many thanks to all of you for this valuable information. Just great, and much appreciated! -S.

    I did check NHTSA and there were zero recalls for 2014, so I see that Honda has taken it on itself to...
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    Changes By Model Year

    I couldn't find it with the Search function, but is there by chance a list of changes/improvements by model year somewhere on this forum? The NC700 has received a number of them as the bike has been...
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