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  2. BoosterPlug experience..?

    I went the conventional route and stuck on an Akropovic exhaust and a DNA air filter . Fuel consumption seemed to improve and the performance even more so. Not a cheap option but made my NC way more flexible especially in 6th. Completely happy
  3. I would totally get one! But they only bring a fraction of the models into Canada, but I can dream.
  4. Yesterday
  5. Wot you lot said..bring it on..
  6. AT may have to go

    I'm fed up with the unrealistically high seat heights on so many Adventure-style bikes. It's totally unnecessary. The big eye-opener for me was when I sat on a BMW F800GT - it was so much better. My feet were flat on the floor and my knees were bent - what joy! I bought it, obviously. Even though I like the upright riding stance of a typical Adventure bike, I'm not willing to put up with the rest of the nonsense so I'm going to stick to middleweight "tourer" or "road" bikes from now on. My Beemer has bar raisers, which make the riding position much more agreeable, and perfectly OK even for long journeys.
  7. Street Tires

    Ok, I’m running PR4’s on the BMW...
  8. If only.. still, fingers crossed.

    I had three Deauvilles and found them a great commuter and tourer. A new one with an Africa Twin engine would be very tempting
  9. BoosterPlug experience..?

    In answer to the question. No I don’t have any experience with the booster plug . If you decide to purchase one let us know your experience. Make you feel better :0)
  10. Street Tires

    I’m definitely in the Michelin camp.
  11. Honda 2019 CB 1300

    probably not, it's a least 3 years since a saw it on jp site but they don't bring it to europe, in jp they have cb1300, cb1100 and cb400 series each in 2-3 version but in europe only cb1100 in ex and rs version exist, the cb1300 or the cute cb400 no
  12. If only.. still, fingers crossed.

    That would be a real attraction to me. The main reason I sold my NT700 was that I thought the engine sounded a bit busy above 65mph. It always needed a 6th gear in my opinion. Everything else was superb; the shaft drive, storage, weather protection. A much under-rated bike.
  13. BoosterPlug experience..?

    will work for the region idle to 200rpm, will get rid of that sharp jump in power, so you will be get a more linear output in that region. but will work only for a week or 2 until ecu using the o2 sensor will figure out the difference and will compensate back, in this moment you will probably get a lost in power at higher revs. to go over this issues you will need to rest the ecu on regular basis. personal advice don't bother and spend the money on fuel to use to practice on controlling the bike at low speed using gas, clutch and rear brake, and you will discover that you have no need for this booster.
  14. A great motor for that use and with the option of DCT or manual it could be a huge hit even though not my cup of tea
  15. AT may have to go

    Sorry to hear about your off and your subsequent decision to move the AT on, a pity but we all know when it's time to get rid and no point looking back. Hope the leg gets better soon and you have fun choosing a 'weekend bike', I won't make any suggestions as mine are even sillier than a Monster
  16. AT may have to go

    Sorry to hear that Martin. Both of your unfortunate incident and your lack of love for your bike. But moving on is the right thing to do. You might be poorer in the pocket but you’re richer for the experience. Monsters? Yeah, I can see the attraction. But (and it’s a big BUT to me) the buggers need expensive timing belt replacement every three years even if they’ve hardly been used..
  17. Street Tires

    I’ve been a Michelin fan boy for years, but they didn’t make the correct size front for my Triumph and I tried the Avon Spirit ST. Been very pleased with performance in both wet and dry. Big ‘thumbs up’ from me.
  18. https://www.rideapart.com/articles/361146/rumor-honda-nt1000v-africa-twin/
  19. Street Tires

    Avon's seldom get a mention but I use them on my "fleet". My SV650 has a pair of Storm 3Ds (same wheel size as the NC) I highly recommend them.
  20. Street Tires

    Avon Storm 3D-XM for the win !
  21. Street Tires

    I am on my 9th, yes 9th set of tyres since buying my NCX DCT in 2016 and I have run Bridgestone T30 Evos, T31's, Continental Road Attack 2's, Metzeler Roadtec O1's and 2 sets of Michelin Road 5's. In the dry there is no noticeable difference in grip, Road Attack has a slightly faster turn in but in wet/damp conditions the Road 5 is the better tyre and as a bonus I am getting about 1500 more miles from them, not as many miles as some folks on here are getting but they will do for me. Obviously the choice is yours, but you did ask. Andy.
  22. AT may have to go

    I'm sure some of you will remember the year I took trying to find a replacement for my long lamented NC750X, and the many bikes I tried in that time. I finally settled on an Africa Twin (the normal, not the Adventure Sport model). Well despite being just a gnat's whisker under six foot tall, I've never been totally relaxed when stopping and dismounting, and the weekend before last, the inevitable happened, when I stopped whilst crossing a large grassed area at a country house I was visiting. I must have put my foot in a slight hidden depression in the grass, as the bike ended up falling over and taking it with me. Someone with stronger knees than me would probably have had no problems. I did! , Good news: No damage to the bike. Bad news: I couldn't pick it up on my own. I needed help from a passing gent...thanks sir. Even more bad news: The bike fell on it's right hand side but my right leg escaped unscathed. However with my left leg, I managed to whack my shin against the footrest (something I've done a number of times before when upright). This time because it was warm, I was wearing my short boots with no shin protection. I thought I'd got away with it, just a bit of bruising, but the last few days the pain has got worse and this morning I had a job to walk at all. I've been to A&E, and with treatment should be back on my feet in a few days, but I have definitely fallen out of love with the Africa Twin. I've had a chat with "her indoors" and she's agreed the AT can go (despite not owning it a full year yet) and maybe I can replace it with two bikes. I'm thinking of returning to the NC word again for commuting and my cycle race marshaling, and maybe look for a "little something for the weekend" as well. I'm currently looking at Ducati Monsters, but would consider other impractical bikes too. Any NCers (DCT models only please) thinking of trading up to an Africa Twin, get in touch and I might be able to do a deal. P.S. I know you all like pictures, and if you want I can post a picture of my gangrenous leg. But not if you are of a delicate stomach.
  23. BoosterPlug experience..?

    my bike always runs smoother after I wash it (so once every year, just before the MOT :-)
  24. Street Tires

    Michelin PR4 or their Road 5 for me
  25. Street Tires

    Me too.
  26. BoosterPlug experience..?

    Exactly: it makes the engine report "cooler" than it really is, so the ECU richens to compensate. The thing is, significant or prolonged enrichment requires the bike to run open-loop (unless it has a wideband lambda sensor) so I don't think the ECU will sustain that richer mixture over any length of time. Anyway, we won't know until we've seen the dyno curves!
  27. BoosterPlug experience..?

    Thank you all .. Now.. get out biking..
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