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    Sticky: I went for a ride this afternoon... ...

    I went for a ride this afternoon...

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    Portland Bill, the other side of...
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    Sticky: Not strictly motorbike related, although ......

    Not strictly motorbike related, although ... motorcycle gear, if that counts?

    Walking around Southampton on my lunch break with my audiobook playing, and a homeless man stinking of booze...
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    Sticky: A place called Tanner's Beach, on the outskirts...

    A place called Tanner's Beach, on the outskirts of Lymington, in the south of England (for you Americans!)

    Actually, there was something else today; I stumbled across an NC750X on my lunch break...
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    Sticky: This evening I just commuted as ever. But after...

    This evening I just commuted as ever. But after the rain cleared to a remarkably clear sky, I took a detour. Just so I could take a...
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    It's been a recent conversation on the forum...

    It's been a recent conversation on the forum already:
    https://www.nc700-forum.com/forum/garage-mechanical-help/15461-my-frunk-locked-post212559.html

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    Sticky: I'm not a fan of the new style version either. I...

    I'm not a fan of the new style version either. I could take the luggage strap holes on the lid to the frunk by all means - but the 2019 model is too angular and sharp edges. The 2013 shape is more...
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    For me, I don't mind the stock rear light...

    For me, I don't mind the stock rear light assembly; I'd rather something bigger so that The lights are clearer for the traffic around me to see. Unless it's silly bright, I'd personally be happier...
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    Sticky: Same here; if I'm going away for a weekend with...

    Same here; if I'm going away for a weekend with my wife as pillion, she carries a spare set on her.

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    Sticky: Took a ride this evening: ...

    Took a ride this evening:

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    ...out to Old Sarum, an iron age fort on the north side of Salisbury. Beautiful evening and the sort of ride where you...
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    I've got many of you all beat - 43,515 miles thus...

    I've got many of you all beat - 43,515 miles thus far. It's a reliable daily commuter, is it not?
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    And I thought it was me being nerdy with my...

    And I thought it was me being nerdy with my spreadsheets! I'll share my stats in a bit - I get better mpg on mine :-)

    ...unless there's a difference between the US and Imperial gallon...?

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    Sticky: I need to order some push pins ...a couple are...

    I need to order some push pins ...a couple are snapped and a couple more are goodness knows where.

    The Honda ones are so pricey - but the ones I ordered from Fleabay were too wide. Anyone...
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    Sticky: Hey, it's you lot who drive on the wrong side of...

    Hey, it's you lot who drive on the wrong side of the road. I'm coming to the US next month, and I'm renting a car: I'll prove it to you then!

    Yeah, blink and you miss it with that cow; at the time...
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    Sticky: Serious topic of course and actually I've GoPro...

    Serious topic of course and actually I've GoPro footage of a near miss I had of a cow in the forest, late at night:


    https://www.facebook.com/Paulplex/videos/10156088345017975/

    ...but reading...
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    Sticky: I know there are conversations about dash cams...

    I know there are conversations about dash cams for bikes elsewhere in this forum but I note a camera under the beak of your bike. Which system did you install and would you recommend it?

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  16. Hmm. I followed the link eagerly but the fact you...

    Hmm. I followed the link eagerly but the fact you can tell what the bike is easily kind of puts me off. I cover for protection against the elements but also so that there's no way for a thief to tell...
  17. I cover every night and have a better cover for...

    I cover every night and have a better cover for protection from the elements. I always bring the cover if I stay away though, along with an extra chain (at home it's just a disc lock and the steering...
  18. I watched a few with my wife, pointing out that...

    I watched a few with my wife, pointing out that it was the same bike as mine (well, nearly - the bigger brother to the 700X I suppose) - and wouldn't it be nice to do a long trip together on it? She...
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    Sticky: It's a bank holiday in the UK, so no work for me...

    It's a bank holiday in the UK, so no work for me today. With chores done in town this morning and my wife napping on the sofa to stave off a migraine, I've gone out for a random round trip.

    Here I...
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    Done!

    All done; 20mm M6 bolts with nylon locking nuts and washers. The side pannier still opens okay and it's nice and secure:

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    The bike now looks like this from the side and from the back - I...
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    Sticky: Yeah, it comes with the wind deflector bits for...

    Yeah, it comes with the wind deflector bits for your knees and feet as well, coupled with the matching pannier and front decal trim. I honestly couldn't tell you much more than that though: I bought...
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    Eureka!

    Motorcycle Tool Tubes / Gloves Put Box / Waterproof Raincoat Without locker 7177064575577 | eBay

    Figured it out; bought one of these tool tubes, but with the Honda luggage there's no way to fit it...
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    Sticky: Today was a good day; actually, Friday wasn't...

    Today was a good day; actually, Friday wasn't half bad either - but today was more scenic!

    Went to Guildford for a friend's wedding; but did so with my wife as pillion and via the back roads....
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    Love it - I can stop for a drink without having...

    Love it - I can stop for a drink without having to remove the helmet and I can keep it on in service stations, as the checkout staff can see my face clearly. I have the N-Com B901r Bluetooth headset:...
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    If it helps others who come across this thread...

    If it helps others who come across this thread and wonder about the Nolan N100-5 ...then I can confirm that doesn't fit in the frunk either. That's without the integrated Bluetooth comms too.

    The...
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