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Old 05-02-2013, 08:38 AM   #4306
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' 'I'd love to hear thoughts on this after you get it. I've tried a couple different configurations, and have yet to find happiness. :( I'm on the fence about getting a large CalSci screen from here: http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/NC700prod.html I had a MadStad on my 05 DL650 and it worked pretty good, but the price on the NC700X seems a bit steep... "


the reason i did go for that one was the hole right in front of the speedo
was thinking about the rain getting into the speedo
just thinking that at 65 mph and rain into ????


this just looks like speedo trouble
http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/NC700/NC700a.jpg
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:13 AM   #4307
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' 'I'd love to hear thoughts on this after you get it. I've tried a couple different configurations, and have yet to find happiness. :( I'm on the fence about getting a large CalSci screen from here: http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/NC700prod.html I had a MadStad on my 05 DL650 and it worked pretty good, but the price on the NC700X seems a bit steep... "


the reason i did go for that one was the hole right in front of the speedo
was thinking about the rain getting into the speedo
just thinking that at 65 mph and rain into ????
Which one were you referring to having a hole in front of the speedo? The MadStad since it has a gap underneath?

Not too much of a concern for me here in sunny SoCal. :)
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:27 AM   #4308
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the reason i did go for that one was the hole right in front of the speedo was thinking about the rain getting into the speedo
just thinking that at 65 mph and rain into ????


It's not an Aprilia.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:46 AM   #4309
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the hole is there to relieve back pressure and reduce buffeting. It's a good idea, if it's done right.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:42 PM   #4310
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I just like to hear people talk about their bikes. Now, this guy shows some enthusiasm about the acceleration on the S version. In town, it's about as good as you can get. Ride starts about 1min in.

I was with the guy until he said a couple rather curious and silly things...

"I can't lean over as much on this because it's got a 160 size tire and not a 180 like my other bike"

And upon observing the guy on the bike in front of him shift down into first, and tap the shifter to make sure, he says: "Shifting down into first again. I effin hate that! Just do it once, and leave it!"

How long has this guy been riding? He's never, ever, had the shifter on a bike pop out of first into neutral, and then had that awful feeling of no forward thrust, just when you want it the most?

Guess he didn't realize he had already mentioned how he took off in 2nd gear on a previous test ride, because he forgot to shift down to first, as well? LOL

Not trying to trash the dude, but these stuck out as iffy things to say in an otherwise good little video.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:11 PM   #4311
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Without aerodynamic drag the theoretic speed in 5th is just that. It's different when you have to punch a hole in the air. I find the actual top speed about 10 mph less.
The previous poster made a mistake and quoted 4th gear top speed, not 5th. That was the only reason I posted. On mine, I've checked GPS against speedo and the speedo was plus 2 at 95 GPS. Since then I've indicated 105 on the speedo with more to go. I'm guessing 110 to 115 which is what the rags claim.


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Old 05-02-2013, 07:48 PM   #4312
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The previous poster made a mistake and quoted 4th gear top speed, not 5th. That was the only reason I posted. On mine, I've checked GPS against speedo and the speedo was plus 2 at 95 GPS. Since then I've indicated 105 on the speedo with more to go. I'm guessing 110 to 115 which is what the rags claim.


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I'm not guessing and I always use GPS speeds when talking about these sorts of things.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:08 PM   #4313
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Guess he didn't realize he had already mentioned how he took off in 2nd gear on a previous test ride, because he forgot to shift down to first, as well? LOL
He really would have been cussing up a storm behind me, I check that thing like a twitch, could have easily got 4 or 5 more checks in that time, still manage to pull away in second sometimes.

LBS didn't you trade your 800 for the NC, do you commute on it or your little bike? There is this utilitarian aspect to the nc that I kind of dig. A bike you can do your own service on easily, and carry a lot of stuff around for cheap.

I wonder if the X box ever leaks though, seems like the seal is a neoprene gasket, can it sit out in the rain endlessly and not take on water? (or is that a google thing?)
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:42 AM   #4314
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Honda NC700X 0-60 mph 4.9 Quarter Mile 13.9

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Holy crap. How can anyone complain that the bike is slow. If you need to go faster then that your doing it wrong.

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Old 05-03-2013, 04:01 AM   #4315
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4.9 sounds a bit optimistic to me..

I've seen the Pegaso 650 rated at 5 seconds to 62mph, and that
bike has the same power and 120lbs less.

Local mag had the GPS on the Integra (so it's got DCT..) and they managed
6.9 seconds in sport mode, and 8.4 sec in "regular" mode. Top speed was
105,6 mph.

The Integra is probably a bit slower then the S or the X, but the DCT is
faster then most riders, so..
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:26 AM   #4316
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MadStad

Hey ....

I just got a MadStad for my NC700X a week ago - I'm 5'11" and it works great for me -- I got the SportSD windscreen in Med. Gray

Check out the thread on the NC board for pics

http://nc700-forum.com/forum/nc700-m...gray-tint.html

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well only 320 miles I've had enough of the stock screen.
tried the high placement,,,lol
so in BMW style , just kidding
let the fixes begin for the wind screen
http://www.madstad.com/s.nl/sc.7/category.8339/.f

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Old 05-03-2013, 07:14 AM   #4317
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' 'I'd love to hear thoughts on this after you get it. I've tried a couple different configurations, and have yet to find happiness. :( I'm on the fence about getting a large CalSci screen from here: http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/NC700prod.html I had a MadStad on my 05 DL650 and it worked pretty good, but the price on the NC700X seems a bit steep... "


the reason i did go for that one was the hole right in front of the speedo
was thinking about the rain getting into the speedo
just thinking that at 65 mph and rain into ????


this just looks like speedo trouble
http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/NC700/NC700a.jpg
Huh? You don't think that they are supposed to be ridden in the rain? Ask some of our English inmates and see if it still works when it gets wet.
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:46 AM   #4318
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The first 1,500+ miles on mine were in HEAVY Seattle rain !!.
I hope my speedo doesn't stop working !!.hehe


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Old 05-03-2013, 09:12 AM   #4319
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well glad to hear that your screen works great..
it was just that looking at the screen's hole,
that hole is dead center on the speedo

this just looks like speedo trouble
http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/NC700/NC700a.jpg
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:12 PM   #4320
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well glad to hear that your screen works great..
it was just that looking at the screen's hole,
that hole is dead center on the speedo

this just looks like speedo trouble
http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/NC700/NC700a.jpg
Since motorcycles are stored or left outside in most of the world Honda does a pretty good job of waterproofing delicate parts but your concern is worthy.

It's Japanese, not Italian.
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