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Old 08-26-2013, 05:02 AM   #4756
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With the 14l tank and this I will have a total of 15.1l ( 3.988 US galls)

I'm facing 338kms (210 miles) between fuel at one place and 377 kms (234 mls) another time.

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I would do 80kph! That does not sound like a place you want to run out of gas.
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:07 AM   #4757
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It looks just like my Hepco Becker before I bashed it up.
As far as I know, they are the only ones that have a skid plate available for the NC.
Hondabikepro made mine for just a little more than the Hepco and Becker.

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Old 08-26-2013, 07:02 AM   #4758
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I'm going on a six day outback ride with no panniers and a tent etc to carry, so I can't carry extra fuel bar 1100 cc in a fuel bottle.
With the 14l tank and this I will have a total of 15.1l ( 3.988 US galls)

I'm facing 338kms (210 miles) between fuel at one place and 377 kms (234 mls) another time.

I've not had the opportunity (all riding up till now being city stuff) to get a handle on open road consumption, so I need an accurate guide as to
what the bike will use. Sitting on the side of the road on Queensland outback roads is not very enjoyable.
I'll ride at 100 kph (62 mph) if necessary (prefer 68 mph) to just get to the next roadhouse.

I've seen "economy' discussions on this thread but with 475 pages to trawl through..........

So can I make it and what are the speed guides?

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You can do those mileages probably doing over 70mph.
At a steady 60mph you can expect 72-73MPG, probably even more.
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:24 AM   #4759
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You can do those mileages probably doing over 70mph.
At a steady 60mph you can expect 72-73MPG, probably even more.
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....
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Old 08-26-2013, 05:21 PM   #4760
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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   #4761
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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   #4762
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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.

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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   #4763
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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   #4764
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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   #4765
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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 ...
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Old 08-27-2013, 02:40 PM   #4766
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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   #4767
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:51 PM   #4768
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http://nc700-forum.com/forum/nc700-mods/

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Old 08-29-2013, 09:17 PM   #4769
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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   #4770
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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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