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Forum: Battle scooters 12-02-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By kpinvt
ALWAYS take the long way home.

ALWAYS take the long way home.
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,423
Posted By kpinvt
I own and love the DCT 700X. Downshifting is...

I own and love the DCT 700X. Downshifting is instantly available by tapping the "-" button under the left grip by your thumb. Upshifts are with the "+" button by your forefinger on the opposite side...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-17-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 13,763
Posted By kpinvt
Welcome To Vermont

We've been here for almost 25 years. We moved up from Brooklyn, NY. The weather here can get pretty interesting. People from away complain about how nasty the weather can get and I always reply, "It...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-10-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,752
Posted By kpinvt
The HD200 looks like a fine machine....

The HD200 looks like a fine machine. http://www.alliancepowersports.com/models/hd.html

You should test ride a CTX. I did and thought the seat was too low for me. I've met people on the road riding...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-09-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,752
Posted By kpinvt
I do too. But if I have to mess with a chain to...

I do too. But if I have to mess with a chain to have what this bike offers, I'll do it.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-09-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,752
Posted By kpinvt
Front and rear wheels on the NC700X are both 17...

Front and rear wheels on the NC700X are both 17 inches. All of the bikes in the New Concept range have 17 inch wheels except for the NM4 which has an 18 inch wheel up front with 17 inch in the rear,...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-09-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,752
Posted By kpinvt
At 60 years of age I'm in the same boat. I have...

At 60 years of age I'm in the same boat. I have arthritis, my joints hurt, I can't sit on bike with a low seat for more than half an hour without aching. I was experiencing trouble with my left hand....
Forum: Battle scooters 11-09-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,752
Posted By kpinvt
The NC700X has a Dual Clutch Transmission. It has...

The NC700X has a Dual Clutch Transmission. It has six real gears instead of six ratio points like on a CVT. There are three drive modes on the bike: Drive for the greatest fuel economy, upshifting at...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-09-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,752
Posted By kpinvt
Yep. They are very soft and sticky. Still...

Yep.

They are very soft and sticky. Still pretty sticky at 36 PSI (2.48 Bar) front and 42 PSI (2.89 Bar) rear. At 2400 miles the are very worn.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-08-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,752
Posted By kpinvt
This is a bit long winded. I spent most of a...

This is a bit long winded.

I spent most of a year researching my next bike. I asked myself what was it about the Honda Silver Wing that led to much higher mileage figures than any of the other...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-07-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,752
Posted By kpinvt
I haven't had this much fun riding since I owned...

I haven't had this much fun riding since I owned a Honda Silver Wing scooter five years ago. That bike was a superb mile eater on the highway. Not great on bumpy roads which is why I got rid of it....
Forum: Battle scooters 11-07-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,752
Posted By kpinvt
Got My Scooter Back - Honda NC700X DCT

This is a scooter that looks like a "real" motorcycle.

It's late in the riding season here in Vermont. I thought I had already posted this on ADV.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-06-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,825
Posted By kpinvt
Not for sale in the USA I'll bet. I'd love one in...

Not for sale in the USA I'll bet. I'd love one in Yamaha Racing colors.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-06-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,952
Posted By kpinvt
[QUOTE=bandito2;25317239]The other thing about...

[QUOTE=bandito2;25317239]The other thing about this is that if the bike happens to slow down enough for the clutch to disengage, it will begin to
freewheel and pick up speed. This would happen...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 293,711
Posted By kpinvt
I have a 2014 DCT and at one time owned a Honda...

I have a 2014 DCT and at one time owned a Honda Silver Wing scooter. I used to love cracking the throttle open on the Silver Wing at a stop light. I'm just the same with the NCXD which is probably...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-16-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,665
Posted By kpinvt
I had a 2003 silver Wing for two years and in...

I had a 2003 silver Wing for two years and in that tiime I put 21,000 miles on the bike, the highest milage of any of the bikes I have owned. But, having owned the Silver Wing and now owning a 2014...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 183,242
Posted By kpinvt
When I had my PC800 I looked into getting a...

When I had my PC800 I looked into getting a stator with a higher output. All of the shops I contacted said it can't be done. One shop said there is not enough room in the engine case for a more...
Forum: Beasts 10-16-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 19,133
Posted By kpinvt
I have owned a 2014 NC700XD since the end of...

I have owned a 2014 NC700XD since the end of July. The bike is a hoot to ride. I will have a DCT on a bike from now on. Everything the manual bike has is on the DCT version. You want engine braking?...
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5,626
Views: 1,116,613
Posted By kpinvt
I used one of these: ...

I used one of these:

http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B008PMGFN6/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1E6QTAGYFP53B

On my NC. I bought mine several years ago from Walmart or some such...
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,790
Posted By kpinvt
Thanks for posting this, I just figured out how...

Thanks for posting this, I just figured out how old my two piece suit is. 22 years (12-23-1991) for the jacket and 21 (04-20-1993) years for the pants. I bought it on Ebay three years ago in the dead...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5,626
Views: 1,116,613
Posted By kpinvt
Is this three instances with the same rider? ...

Is this three instances with the same rider?

I know this reply is more than a few days late. I just picked up a new NCX DCT today.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-03-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,942
Posted By kpinvt
I've been doing research on smaller bikes which I...

I've been doing research on smaller bikes which I might have to get if I can't figure out what to do about my arthritic hips. I spent the past two days looking at info on the Burgman 400. Nice bike,...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-11-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 13,415
Posted By kpinvt
This is one of the better articles, IMHO, I've...

This is one of the better articles, IMHO, I've found on what Honda is up to with this bike:

http://www.gizmag.com/honda-vultus-nm4-motorcycle/31522/
Forum: Battle scooters 04-10-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,313
Posted By kpinvt
I owned a 2003 SW for a couple of years that I...

I owned a 2003 SW for a couple of years that I bought with 38,000 miles on it and sold two years later with 60K on the clock. I tried to do a Saddle Sore 1000 on it and pulled the plug on the ride at...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-10-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 13,415
Posted By kpinvt
It's available in white. No belt drive. Has Honda...

It's available in white. No belt drive. Has Honda ever built a bike with a belt drive? I'm not talking about the CVT's.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-09-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 13,415
Posted By kpinvt
Cross posted from the NC700 forum The...

Cross posted from the NC700 forum


The only two videos of the NM4 I can find so far:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfZaTkxhVi8

Same bike, same spot, not running and not going anywhere...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 35,856
Posted By kpinvt
I was just poking around in Google Japan (I can't...

I was just poking around in Google Japan (I can't speak or read Japanese) and it has the bike listed as the Honda NM4 Blackcrow
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 35,856
Posted By kpinvt
Thanks for this pic. Finally, someone posts a...

Thanks for this pic. Finally, someone posts a picture of someone sitting on-in one. Good weather protection except for the wind blasting up your pant leg.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-13-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,403
Posted By kpinvt
There was a cosmetic update done in 2011, I...

There was a cosmetic update done in 2011, I think, called the SW-T600. That version of the bike was only available outside of the US. Too bad, it looks really sharp.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-13-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,472
Posted By kpinvt
The Silver Wing is a great road bike. I put...

The Silver Wing is a great road bike. I put 21,000 miles in two years on the one I owned. I rode my one and only Saddle Sore 1000 on it. I think that because I could move around on the Silver Wing is...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-18-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 37,447
Posted By kpinvt
Great looking bike. I really wish they were sold...

Great looking bike. I really wish they were sold here in the US. I'd sell my 1995 Honda PC800 to help finance the purchase.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-31-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,722
Posted By kpinvt
Nice but not nice enough.

I took the BMW 650GT scooter for a 10 mile ride in early April and I'll say it's on very nice, very fast scooter. I found the seat too narrow but the electrically adjustable windscreen, heated grips,...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-31-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,413
Posted By kpinvt
On not one but two Heinkel scooters! How ya...

On not one but two Heinkel scooters!

How ya doin? Going to the meeting on Sunday?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-05-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4,399
Views: 288,243
Posted By kpinvt
Boy! You guys are slow. I'd have gotten this tag...

Boy! You guys are slow. I'd have gotten this tag by now except for my bike being somewhat on the disassembled side right now.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-30-2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,259
Posted By kpinvt
With that top case included? BUY IT. I owned a...

With that top case included? BUY IT. I owned a 2003 model for two years and put over 21,000 miles on it before I traded it in on a BMW G650GS. Bad move. The main reason I wanted another bike was...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-01-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,105
Posted By kpinvt
Uh Oh

I never thought about what might happen if I get pulled over on my PC800. The VIN on my bike is located above and behind the front wheel. The only way to see it is to get down on your hands and knees...
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,287
Posted By kpinvt
Great Writeup

I installed the large MMoto rack on my '95 PC a couple of months ago. I had mine delivered in about 2 weeks and the install couldn't have been easier. I bought a heavier prop rod for the trunk lid...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-03-2011, 01:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,304
Posted By kpinvt
Scooter Rampage from the French movie Taxi

I'm not sure what bike it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDXL2TzbyZw


And when you're having more than one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nS_grKtBNo
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-10-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4,399
Views: 288,243
Posted By kpinvt
Nice Tag

I've heard the story but did not know there was a plaque. I like those grindstone benches in the backround of the first picture.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-15-2011, 11:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,714
Posted By kpinvt
I owned a 2003 Silver Wing that usually got...

I owned a 2003 Silver Wing that usually got 55+MPG on regular gas. Only if I pushed the bike past 70MPH for extended periods would the MPG drop. One time during a 1000 mile ride I rode 80 to 85 MPH...
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