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Old 05-03-2013, 07:14 AM   #4321
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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   #4322
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The first 1,500+ miles on mine were in HEAVY Seattle rain !!.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:12 AM   #4323
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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   #4324
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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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Old 05-05-2013, 05:41 PM   #4325
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Just did the 8000 valve lash check on my NC. All 8 were still perfectly within tolerance. This bike is just incredible.
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:57 PM   #4326
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Just jumped from 60mpg commuting to 75mpg highway !!!!.
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:16 AM   #4327
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Quick check guys, tires pressures, 36/42 psi is the first google result
I got - seems a bit much for 1up?
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:31 AM   #4328
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Just jumped from 60mpg commuting to 75mpg highway !!!!.
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:59 AM   #4329
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About time, Now try for 80.
I did 75 this weekend with "real gas" (no ethanol) on part of a 400 day trip.......
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:19 AM   #4330
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I'm happy with 75mpg for our 6,000 mile Alaska trip in just over a month !!!.


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Old 05-06-2013, 07:50 AM   #4331
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I did 75 this weekend with "real gas" (no ethanol) on part of a 400 day trip.......
I am coming off the winter blahs,
headwinds, ethanol, cold weather-averaging 50-55.
Had a warm day last week and just riding got 66.
Riding in the rain Friday 170 miles 75 mph 15-20 mph headwind got 56.5 mpg.
I am happy with that.
Yesterday I did 80 miles of hill riding in the sun and some wind head and tail, got 68 mpg at average speeds of 65 mph.
I enjoy the hell out of it.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:20 AM   #4332
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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
I'm no aero expert by any means, so was curious what you guys thought of this calsci screen vs the madstad bracket as far as reducing buffeting on our bike. Both seem to be able to let some wind in behind the screen to hopefully help w/ the turbulent air in front of the rider.
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:54 AM   #4333
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People seem to really like them but when I see the Madstad I think it should have "Mail Pouch" or "See Rock City" across it. On a slim bike like the NC the size is just accentuated.
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:20 PM   #4334
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Could someone post a picture of the seat after they did the shim modification, so we can see how high the seat nose sits above the tank. You would have thought Honda would have made the seat level with the ground.
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:01 PM   #4335
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Could someone post a picture of the seat after they did the shim modification, so we can see how high the seat nose sits above the tank. You would have thought Honda would have made the seat level with the ground.
Go over yo the NC700 forum and search " Seat Mod" and you will find the guy who came up with it and LOTS of pics.


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