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Old 04-27-2013, 09:11 AM   #4261
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Agreed. I formerly rode a 2005 DL650 that I sold in 2009. On the Wee--I'd have to stand up to stretch my legs every 45 minutes or so, as the vibrations would cause some numbness/tingling. With the NC...my only complaint is the stock seat. I think once I address that issue, I could sit in this saddle for hours like a cruiser.
Before y'all go haring off to buy new seats try putting an Alaska Leathers sheepskin on the stock NC700X seat. I used the one off my old cruiser but they likely make something that fits it better by now. A nose strap would be good for those who stand up now and again.
One of the larger problems with the stock seat is the upholstery: it's very slippery. The rider tends to slide toward the nose of the bike and, under moderately hard braking, all the way up on the "frunk." The sheepskin takes away the slippery and after that the seat ain't so bad.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:19 AM   #4262
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A popular mod on the NC700X is to add 1/2" to 1" spacers to the rubber feet under the front edge edge of the seat. These raise the front edge of the seat and levels it.
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:51 PM   #4263
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A popular mod on the NC700X is to add 1/2" to 1" spacers to the rubber feet under the front edge edge of the seat. These raise the front edge of the seat and levels it.
Dave, would you have a picture of that?
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:59 PM   #4264
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Dave, would you have a picture of that?
Thanks!
http://nc700-forum.com/forum/nc700-m...pe-change.html
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:43 PM   #4265
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Did the slope mod to mine today.




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Old 04-27-2013, 07:23 PM   #4266
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Mind sharing what size spacers you used and where you got them?

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Old 04-27-2013, 08:33 PM   #4267
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Great idea! Wonder if that would work on my Ninja 650. Guess ill be looking tomorrow!
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:51 AM   #4268
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Mind sharing what size spacers you used and where you got them?

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The spacers need to be about 1/2",I had some nylon spacers in my "junk" drawer.They where just under 1/2" but with the washer and bolt they are just right.You can find spacers at the local hardware store,they cost about $.50.


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Old 04-28-2013, 09:15 AM   #4269
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The spacers need to be about 1/2",I had some nylon spacers in my "junk" drawer.They where just under 1/2" but with the washer and bolt they are just right.You can find spacers at the local hardware store,they cost about $.50.


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Thanks, I realize they have these at the hardware store.

I was more curious if these were hard spacers, or if they were poly (or similar) and somewhat "squishy"

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Old 04-28-2013, 09:25 AM   #4270
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What I did was to buy round self adhesive rubber furniture feet. They are 1" diameter and about 3/16" thick. Stack two, three, or more on top of each other where the seat's rubber spacers bears against the frame or seat base. They compress a little under load.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:30 AM   #4271
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Talked to our "local" Honda dealer. The Province of Manitoba insurance has designated these as "sport" bikes, and the dealer isn't even bringing them in. Not in the market but, C'MON MAN! NC700 a "sport" bike? Looked positively benign to me??
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Had a long conversation with Progressive Insurance:

They said they have 4 levels of "sport" bike ratings.......the NC700 was classed as "sport/street"...........as opposed to say a CBR600 which was a full sport and rates were way different. They also stated they frequently re class bikes after a year or two in the market based on claims and repair costs. They did not mention the median age of the buyer.......but you can bet it pays a part in rating the bike.

This of course as been hashed and rehashed but rates can vary widely by zip code, credit score, age, experience, driving record blah blah blah
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:23 AM   #4272
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Thanks, I realize they have these at the hardware store.

I was more curious if these were hard spacers, or if they were poly (or similar) and somewhat "squishy"

Thanks again for the pics though!

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Hard nylon!!.


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Old 04-29-2013, 04:52 AM   #4273
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