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Old 08-26-2013, 05:21 PM   #4756
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I agree, several trips in the last few weeks (2500 miles) left me with a average 68 mpg for up and down. The worst was 55 with an uphill and a brutal headwind to 80 mpg on a 50-55 mph up and down ride.
Tender use of throttle and speed will easily get you the 234 with a little to spare. Very little....
I would hessitate in attempting 234 miles on a tank. A head wind would leave you short. Under ideal conditions - no problrm.
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:54 PM   #4757
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Yesterday I coasted into the gas station at 248.8 miles, a mix of back roads and interstate riding.
Of course my mpg varies between 60- 70 mpg, so that's roughly a 37 mile swing on a tank.

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Old 08-26-2013, 08:22 PM   #4758
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Thanks for the input guys,
I'll just have to try and get a handle on it before getting to the critical stages.
Once you're over the steep climb on the great Dividing range (600m) from the Gold Coast to Towoomba, the usage will settle down and I have flat sections a couple of hundred kilometres apart where I can refuel and do the math.
If it looks bad, then I'll buy a jerrycan and tie it on.

I am however inspired by Wickerman

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Yesterday I coasted into the gas station at 248.8 miles, a mix of back roads and interstate riding.
Of course my mpg varies between 60- 70 mpg, so that's roughly a 37 mile swing on a tank.
that's just on 400kms and I'll have the 1.1l MSR bottle still in reserve !!!!

My money is on making it. Even the 377kms. However I promise to report back on the 7th of September, either way.

As I've asked before. Why don't some of you US guys come here for a ride. It's a bikers heaven. Hospitality just going to waste.
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Old 08-27-2013, 04:02 AM   #4759
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Getting there with just one liter to spare is still cutting it too close IMO, unless you have somebody there already who could get to you and fix you up with some gas. Do you really want to find out that your bike suddenly needs just a bit more gas by getting stranded 20 miles from the pump?

Get one of those fuel bladders, something like this: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=326126

With a gallon to spare you don't have to worry about it
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:10 AM   #4760
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It does not appear that itzagascan is marketed in Australia and it'll be some bureaucratic regulatory bs that's the problem
There was a cross link to a 7 page thread about riders using Dinkum donut and Starbucks bladders and 5 pages on using old coke bottles. Yes, we've got it all here on ADV.

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Old 08-27-2013, 02:28 PM   #4761
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WATRBOY'S skidplate

Hi watrboy, can you tell me what brand is your skidplate ? just signed for a NC yesterday and going to make some upgrades this winter ...
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Old 08-27-2013, 02:40 PM   #4762
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Hi watrboy, can you tell me what brand is your skidplate ? just signed for a NC yesterday and going to make some upgrades this winter ...
http://nc700-forum.com/forum/nc700-mods/

HONDABIKEPRO builds them. The above link is the page of the other forum where he has a forum.
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:15 PM   #4763
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Thanks Watrboy...
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:51 PM   #4764
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http://nc700-forum.com/forum/nc700-mods/

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Old 08-29-2013, 09:17 PM   #4765
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As I've asked before. Why don't some of you US guys come here for a ride. It's a bikers heaven. Hospitality just going to waste.
I intend to spend US winters in Melbourne starting in a few years. All that desert and just 20 million people mostly in 4 or 5 major cities. Very inviting. Except for the snake thing. The long-term visa requirements seem like an impediment. Near as I can tell you have to bring hundreds of thousands of dollars with you and invest it. There's probably some 4-5 month visa alternative. I just haven't figured it out. The real important question is what does a NC700 cost in Oz? What about a DRZ400?
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:39 PM   #4766
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Hey Guys.

I'm inspired to increase my visibility to other drivers ever since my co-worker was hit by a car in the morning darkness.

I have a lot of waterproof, flexible, white LED strips that I want to conceal and illuminate my bike. They are all set up for 12v and pull only a few watts.

I want to splice into 12v to a circuit that is powered when the key is turned.

My plan was to purchase the male & female wire connectors for our front blinkers, splice in some wires to the running light circuits and connect to the existing blinkers (to not modify the existing wiring)

My local dealer doesn't have these connectors in stock. Are there any other good 12v locations to tap in to? I DON'T want to add another switch.

The blinker running light circuit seems adequate and is already fuse protected.

Any ideas?
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:24 PM   #4767
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I intend to spend US winters in Melbourne starting in a few years. All that desert and just 20 million people mostly in 4 or 5 major cities. Very inviting. Except for the snake thing. The long-term visa requirements seem like an impediment. Near as I can tell you have to bring hundreds of thousands of dollars with you and invest it. There's probably some 4-5 month visa alternative. I just haven't figured it out. The real important question is what does a NC700 cost in Oz? What about a DRZ400?
As werewasi has gone off on his ride, i can tell you that in Australia the NC700SA (we don't get the NC700X) costs A$8550 and the DRZ-400E and DR-Z400S both cost $A7990. Those prices include federal GST, but not state on road costs(stamp duty, registration, and plate (tag). The state charges do vary between states and Queensland has single seat registration available if the bike can be modified not to take a passenger, saves A$190 per year.
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:04 PM   #4768
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As werewasi has gone off on his ride, i can tell you that in Australia the NC700SA (we don't get the NC700X) costs A$8550 and the DRZ-400E and DR-Z400S both cost $A7990. Those prices include federal GST, but not state on road costs(stamp duty, registration, and plate (tag). The state charges do vary between states and Queensland has single seat registration available if the bike can be modified not to take a passenger, saves A$190 per year.
Thanks. Those are basically USD bike prices. Except you can get ABS on a shift model in Oz. But save $A 190 to get rid of the passenger seat? My two bikes together don't cost $190 a year combined to register even with passenger seats. Not that I ever ride two-up.
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:42 PM   #4769
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Thanks. Those are basically USD bike prices. Except you can get ABS on a shift model in Oz. But save $A 190 to get rid of the passenger seat? My two bikes together don't cost $190 a year combined to register even with passenger seats. Not that I ever ride two-up.
We only get the DCT on the Integra NC700D here, the S is only available with ABS and manual gearbox. To give you an idea for on road costs mine was $701.60 (2 seat in Queensland), annual renewal A$424.
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:58 PM   #4770
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The NC700X can be had for around R66K (around 6460 US$) here in South Africa on the road though list price is R70K. Thats one of the very few advantages of living here on the dark continent, also the annual renewal comes to about 30 US$
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