28th August 2012, 19:50
First road trip on the NC
I am on my way from Georgia to Watkins Glen, New York to attend a BMW rally on a Honda. I won't be able to post pics until I return next week. Meanwhile, you can follow the progress here...
EDIT: Spot tracking link removed (it was a live link and no longer shows the trip route)
It rained most of the way today. The coal dust mixed with the rain to make the roads slippery. Hwy 421 had some pretty twisty sections as well. Slow and easy. The NC did great. Except for the seat from hell..
Last edited by Beemerphile; 5th September 2012 at 18:27.
Motorcycle don't lie!
28th August 2012, 20:09
Well at least your butt will keep you awake. Ride safe! That Spot is really neat stuff. I'm not that tech savvy so bare with me.
I'm hoping a set of seat pans will show up somewhere so I can send the to RDL.
I'm still sore from my little ride.
28th August 2012, 20:14
Last one to Russell is a rotten egg. This seat is a vinyl crucifix.
Originally Posted by turbodieseli4i6
28th August 2012, 20:22
It will be at least December before I can send RDL mine.(Don't want to loose the NC unless its cold.)
When winter gets here I'll ride my GL1200 because of the full fairing.
28th August 2012, 23:57
That's a big trip! Best of luck -and comfort, to ya. The stock saddle on the NC worries me. I have a big trip in about 10 days and i'm looking for economical ways to make my arse hurt the least.
I came across a post (on another site) about a "cheapskin" comfy seat add-on. Gonna try my hand at makin' one of these before I shell out serious money on something else.
I did a 270 mile run a few days ago on the stock seat, and it really solidified the need to find a better way to run the bigger trips.
29th August 2012, 02:33
Please take loads of photos, and immortalise the looks on those beemerphiles when they see the NCX and upload them here. Ride safe and have a fun trip!
Originally Posted by beemerphile
LIfe's short, stop writing and start riding ... if everyone thinks like me, there is no need for a forum...
3rd September 2012, 05:03
About 600 miles yesterday. This is a live link so it won't show yesterday's ride for long. Today I finish the trip to Huntsville, AL. I ran through dense thunderstorms last night until about midnight.
I know that some of the self-appointed content monitors have declared a ban on further seat gripes, but this seat must die. Otherwise, I am quite happy with it as an econo-tourer. The suspension does indeed need better response to frost heaves and concrete highway joints and the headlight is marginal for bad weather and nighttime running in areas where fur-bearing woodland forest creatures may be playing in the road. All these mods will follow in good time.
The gas range, by the way, seems entirely adequate, at least for the Eastern US. I might think differently running in the west or through the Yukon and Alaska, but I doubt this bike will be taken there. It may see Labrador though. I can always take a fuel Rotopak for that.
Last edited by Beemerphile; 5th September 2012 at 18:28.
Motorcycle don't lie!
3rd September 2012, 06:50
It's being a good test ride exercise!
3rd September 2012, 06:55
Wow! 600 miles in one day. Wet and a Sore a$$. Do I here hot tub?
3rd September 2012, 11:01