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    2019: What did you do to/with your NC700 today?

    Yes. I was active on a Goldwing forum about 20 years ago when this was discussed at length. Some "experts" stated that tire compounds changed over time even when stored in a dark closet (as some had done). But many agreed that you could compare new tires with aged and it was apparent that...
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    motorcycling pet peeves

    I'd write and tell the seller that he could be in trouble for false advertising. There has never been a non-DCT with ABS here in the states, right? I buy model trains on ebay and correct sellers all the time. Most appreciate and thank me for the info and change their ad, those who don't make...
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    Greetings from Toasty Tucson

    I can relate, I'll be 68 in a couple weeks. One of the things we all love about the NCs is that they have a low center of gravity. They're not light but feel light and flickable, brilliant Honda design. Some of the prices people are asking for the 700 seem high when there are plenty of new...
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    Shinko 705

    The problem is that the math is exact but the tires are not. I've learned only use the numbers for a rough estimate. The actual size of tires varies according to manufacturer and style/profile. And mileage, inflation, weight of bike etc. At some point I mount my Garmin to the bike/car and...
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    Anyone ride the length of Route 66?

    I live a couple hundred feet from Historic Rt. 66. Around here they make a big deal of it.
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    MotoSkivees

    1. I didn't read the whole thread. 2. I'm cheap. 3. A few months ago I discovered the Fruit of the Loom micro-stretch boxer briefs at Malwart. Moisture-wicking, microfiber, thin and slippery, 92% polyester/8% spandex, no noticeable seams, $17 for a 5-pack. Bought them just before picking...
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    600 Mile Inspection Question

    So you bought a used bike from a dealer and have his local warranty, not honored by American Honda? Or is your bike NOS??? I agree with dduelin, that dealer is demanding that you pay him for an expensive, unnecessary check and threatening to void your warranty if you don't comply??? Screw...
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    600 Mile Inspection Question

    After seeing this thread I had to go check my manual to be sure. For my 2018 the only 600 mile service is oil and filter. Valve adjustment isn't until 16,000. I've heard of dealers say they could "void your warranty" but I don't think that's true, probably wouldn't hold up in court. Just...
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    Yamaha MT-09??

    Yes the MT used to be called the FZ. The MT-09 is comparable to our NCs in many ways. It's not called an "adventure" bike so has less clearance and travel but it is a naked standard bike with upright seating position. I've only had my NC for a couple of months but already wish it was more...
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    Moto Guzzi Is Selling a Lot of V85 TT Motorcycles

    Personally, I think this is advertising BS. Advertising $$$ at work. Moto Guzzi makes a nice bike but is it better than a Beemer or Triumph or Ducati or Honda?? Does it handle better than those bikes, faster than them, cheaper, easier to own, more reliable??? IMO no.
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    Black or White?

    That Revzilla article is interesting but they lumped we "standard" riders in with the black-leather cruiser guys. I'm more a BMW/Goldwing/Triumph kind of guy. 2. The article only talked of that Hi-Viz yellow color, not white or others. I like White and don't especially care for HV yellow...
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    Black or White?

    I have another idea about white helmets (and why I think they're best); we (all drivers) recognize white helmets. Our subconscious mind spots them and labels "motorcycle rider" without even thinking about it, it's a programmed reaction. White helmets have been around for what, 70 years? And...
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    Black or White?

    In 2005 I bought the first new Cobalt SS Supercharged that showed up at the local dealer. Great car, loved the color!
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    2019: What did you do to/with your NC700 today?

    Picked up my new bike, within an hour had to borrow a crescent wrench to tighten a mirror. Didn't think ahead, had to stop next day to tighten the other one.
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    Black or White?

    I've seen some bikers here wearing the Hi-Viz vests and might get one myself; saw they have them at Walmart for a few bucks. Just for here in the city where there are a million lights and side streets.
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    Black or White?

    Couple of decades ago I owned a few all-black cars/trucks in a row. When the last (full size Chevy PU) was stolen I replaced it with a white vehicle and immediately noticed that other drivers gave me more room and didn't pull out in front of me so closely. I was living with the aggressive...
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    Yamaha MT-09??

    Anyone have any personal experience with the MT-09 (2017+) and can compare it to the NC? On paper it looks like the bikes are comparable with the Yamaha having some advantages. It's only $900 more. ($8099-$8999) 100 more CCs. 50 pounds less weight. Twice the horsepower. 30% more torque...
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    2019: What did you do to/with your NC700 today?

    I'm lucky, I'm warm blooded (or cold blooded??) and don't get uncomfortable until I get up around 80, at least partly because I've acclimated to NM weather. A month ago it was 105 in the Arizona desert and I was cool enough riding with a wicking long-sleeve T-shirt and vented jacket. Just...
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    Rally???

    Thanks to all for the responses! I posted less than an hour after hearing about the rally and wondered if I should make the effort to go. I'll have to do the 600 mile oil change before the 250 mile trip, not a problem. Las Vegas NM is a small tourist town, I wouldn't expect any trouble...
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    Rally???

    I'm a retread, getting back into biking after not riding for about 20 years. I hate to admit it but I'm a Rally Virgin. Never been to a bike rally of any kind. There is one this weekend about two hours from me and I'm interested but...What can I expect? 2019 Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally I'm...
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