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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-11-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By jcbrandon
August 22-25, 2013. http://carsontahoemoto.com/

August 22-25, 2013.
http://carsontahoemoto.com/
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5,570
Views: 1,079,655
Posted By jcbrandon
Sadly, I don't have any inside information about...

Sadly, I don't have any inside information about Honda's plans. I agree that the bike could benefit from a different choice of wheels. But Wes Siler seemed to do just fine on it in the dirt as...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5,570
Views: 1,079,655
Posted By jcbrandon
We did. It was a great time. I got to meet some...

We did. It was a great time. I got to meet some terrific people.

I really like the NC700X. If I was shopping for a new bike in this price range I would buy one. After seeing the Hell for Leather...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5,570
Views: 1,079,655
Posted By jcbrandon
Here it is: ...

Here it is:
http://www.cycleworld.com/videos/honda_nc700x_challenge/honda_nc700x_adventure_challenge__3/

(I'm the guy on the train.)
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,586
Posted By jcbrandon
So glad you could join us. We've got some great...

So glad you could join us. We've got some great riding up here in Northern Nevada. And we like sharing it with others.

Looking forward to the rest of this story.
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5,570
Views: 1,079,655
Posted By jcbrandon
This may add to the conversation: ...

This may add to the conversation:

http://www.cycleworld.com/videos/honda_nc700x_challenge/honda_nc700x_adventure_challenge__4/
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5,570
Views: 1,079,655
Posted By jcbrandon
1) The seat height might be an issue. Published...

1) The seat height might be an issue. Published height is 32.7 inches. I'm 5'11" with a 30-inch inseam and it is comfortable for me.
2) It feels much lighter than it actually is. The Honda is at...
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5,570
Views: 1,079,655
Posted By jcbrandon
The factory Honda top box does not interfere with...

The factory Honda top box does not interfere with refueling.
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5,570
Views: 1,079,655
Posted By jcbrandon
The bikes were filled at Honda headquarters in...

The bikes were filled at Honda headquarters in their garage. We rode from there and refilled at a public gas station. Cycle World staff refilled all the motorcycles from the same pump. To keep us...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5,570
Views: 1,079,655
Posted By jcbrandon
If I were looking for a new bike and wanted to...

If I were looking for a new bike and wanted to spend about $7,000 I would buy one. If I had $9,000, I would buy the DCT version.
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5,570
Views: 1,079,655
Posted By jcbrandon
Pat Flynn got 83.95 mpg on the fully-optioned...

Pat Flynn got 83.95 mpg on the fully-optioned NC700X with standard transmission
I got 79.11 mpg on a basic NC700X with standard transmission
James Pratt got 75.83 mpg on a basic NC700X with the DCT...
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5,570
Views: 1,079,655
Posted By jcbrandon
The first video in the Cycle World Honda NC700X...

The first video in the Cycle World Honda NC700X Adventure Challenge was released today:

http://www.cycleworld.com/videos/honda_nc700x_challenge/honda_nc700x_challenge__1/

Some interesting fuel...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5,570
Views: 1,079,655
Posted By jcbrandon
Yes. I rode with three other riders crossing...

Yes.
I rode with three other riders crossing California's Central Valley on secondary roads. Each of us were riding an NC700X; I was on the DCT version. Lots of agricultural equipment, oil field...
Forum: Beasts 09-28-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 45,550
Posted By jcbrandon
Glad I could offer something of value. And thank...

Glad I could offer something of value. And thank you for asking the questions.

The connection between the KLR650 and the NC700X is intriguing. I know lots of riders rarely take their KLRs off the...
Forum: Beasts 09-27-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 45,550
Posted By jcbrandon
I'm optimistic on the used Triumph. Naive; but...

I'm optimistic on the used Triumph. Naive; but optimistic.

I'm also fortunate to have zillions of miles of great roads right out the end of my driveway. Both kinds, paved and dirt. If I had to...
Forum: Beasts 09-27-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 45,550
Posted By jcbrandon
I got to spend a week with the Honda NC700X...

I got to spend a week with the Honda NC700X recently. Put several hundred miles on it, including one long day of more than 370 miles.

I like the bike a lot. I ride a 2005 KLR650 and have been...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5,570
Views: 1,079,655
Posted By jcbrandon
I know a bit about it. I was one of the four...

I know a bit about it. I was one of the four riders in the event. What would you like to know?
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