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Old 09-03-2018, 11:35 AM
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The lovely Mrs_Bob found a lightly used 2016 Honda NC700x motorcycle at a good price.

It is listed as having only 5 miles on the odometer. Not sure that is correct! But its $2500 below the price of a brand new unit. $2500 is enough to fit out 2 motorcycles with side cases and aux lights, so the discount is appreciated.

There are a lot of 2015 model year NC700x bikes for sale, but very few of the 2016 model year. There were quite a few upgrades in 2016 and the only real difference between 2016 and 2017 is color. There is an engine upgrade for 2018, but again it is still the same basic machine as the 2016. So a lightly used 2016, at a nice discount, is a desirable find.

It is at a Honda dealer in the southern part of the state, I've sent an inquiry to the dealer. Might be driving down at the end of the week to take a look at it and, potentially, to load it into the back of the truck and bring it home.
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Nice looking bike but you do realize that gray and black are the first colors that blend in with the asphalt and are lost in the shadows on the road.
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Nice bike. I like those multi purpose bikes.
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Nice looking bike but you do realize that gray and black are the first colors that blend in with the asphalt and are lost in the shadows on the road.
Yes, I wish the bike was brighter colors.

However she has a Hi-Viz jacket that is about 70% Hi-Viz Yellow. I'm also planning to add a loud horn and some LED aux lights and some 3M reflective tape..

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Nice bike. I like those multi purpose bikes.
I sent an email to the dealer, hoping to hear back from them tomorrow. If it is what their advertisement says it is then I might go pick it up on Friday.
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I used to ride start bikes. Last one was a guzzi.

The condo we are in now, bought it off the estate of a friend that was miles in bike accident, broadside by a pick up truck.

Four doors down, the girls father just was admitted to icu with little chance of surviving, same scenario.

Used to race enduro, scrambles, and and some cross, and started trials, but after losing do many biking buds to accidents by others., I sold it all.

Good luck.Watch the intersections. Especially out in the country.
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Does it have LED headlights? Those would be an absolute must for me if I were still riding. Those bright WHITE headlights will give you better visibility during the day, not to mention seeing better at night, if you plan on traveling much at night.
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Does it have LED headlights? Those would be an absolute must for me if I were still riding. Those bright WHITE headlights will give you better visibility during the day, not to mention seeing better at night, if you plan on traveling much at night.
NO, the 2018 comes with LED headlight. The 2016 does not. That is why I planned to add some LED running lights.

Also no plans of night riding. As in ZERO. NONE. NADA.



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The condo we are in now, bought it off the estate of a friend that was miles in bike accident, broadside by a pick up truck...

... Watch the intersections. Especially out in the country.
YES, and that is a concern. Which is why we have Hi-VIZ stuff for our little bikes now. And why I am insisting on helmets, safety gear, etc. Nothing will protect a biker from a broadside, or probably a negligent TEXTing teen.
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YES, and that is a concern. Which is why we have Hi-VIZ stuff for our little bikes now. And why I am insisting on helmets, safety gear, etc. Nothing will protect a biker from a broadside, or probably a negligent TEXTing teen.
That's all you can do and you are doing the right stuff. At some point, if one wishes to ride, one has to take a certain degree of stepping out in faith, getting on the bike and enjoy the wind in your face.

Damn, all this MC talk has me thinking of a new 18 Vulcan 650 ABS.
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Chatted with the dealer that has this motorcycle.

It is indeed a used motorcycle and it does have only 5 miles on the odometer. Bought one day, traded in the next day a utility vehicle.

Asking prices is just over $2500 below the price of a new 2018 model.

I'm wondering if they will go lower. It is nearing the end of the season in the midwest.
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Asking prices is just over $2500 below the price of a new 2018 model.

I'm wondering if they will go lower. It is nearing the end of the season in the midwest.
Has he had it two years? He might deal. If the 2018 led assembly fits the 2016 housing maybe you can get that in the deal.
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Has he had it two years? He might deal. If the 2018 led assembly fits the 2016 housing maybe you can get that in the deal.
Yes, he's had it for 2 years. Still has a partial warranty from the factory too. I'm hoping for another $500 discount. I can buy an LED aftermarket replacement bulb + a set of auxiliary LED running lights for under $500. Not sure if he can drop that much, but I'm going to try.
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Yes, he's had it for 2 years. Still has a partial warranty from the factory too. I'm hoping for another $500 discount. I can buy an LED aftermarket replacement bulb + a set of auxiliary LED running lights for under $500. Not sure if he can drop that much, but I'm going to try.
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FWIW my wife is a brutal negotiator. We bought the Honda today. It really did have 5 miles on the odometer, and still has a good chunk of the factory warranty remaining. Also bought a set of GIVI hard luggage cases. And a GIVI case carrier. And a very nice motorcycle jacket for me, with full CE level II armor. And paid less than I expected to pay.

Took a lot longer to get everything done than I would have expected, given that I was a cash buyer, the dealership was huge and well stocked but apparently several people were on vacation so they were a bit disorganized.

Since we had to drive down to southern Indiana to get the motorcycle we took a 90 minute detour on the way home and stopped off in Bloomington to visit our daughter, had a nice dinner, walked around the town square, and got out of town just before a storm front hit.
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Driveway photos in the light rain.

Out on the roads we actually wore protective gear but scooting around the driveway we just popped on the helmet. It is no rocket ship, but its certainly faster than anything I've ridden in a long time. I do appreciate the ABS braking in the rain.

Seems heavy in turns, but I'm sure that is just because I'm not used to it. Took it out for a rural road shake down ride and it was great. No slipping on the wet roads, it was drizzling for the entire ride but felt rock solid. The center of gravity actually feels really low, possibly because the fuel tank is under the seat and the engine/pistons are almost laying down parallel to the ground.

The place that looks like a fuel tank is actually a trunk!

New jacket has plenty of venting and I didn't get wet or over heated, so that is a bonus. Its probably too hot of a jacket for 85 degree sunny & humid riding but its nice for moderate weather.
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Enjoying the new bike despite the fact that most of our riding has been in light rain/drizzle.

This one has the 3rd generation Dual Clutch Transmission. Which, for all practical purposes, is rides just like a car with an automatic transmission. I am loving it. Totally idiot proof, no shifting needed but if you want to shift it does have hand controls that allow you to up/down shift as desired.

So far we've only been riding on 2 lane country roads around our property. We have a nice big loop that has some twisty roadway that is a lot of fun and avoids gravel roads and road construction. It is road repair season and 4 of the nearby roads are currently getting re-surfaced. Avoiding those almost forces us to go onto gravel roads so we had to pre-plan our practice routes to avoid the gravel and the construction.

Neither of us has a current Motorcycle endorsement on our driver's licenses so we are both technically riding illegally until we get to the BMV to get our endorsements. Its a 'ticket' for us if we get caught but given where we are riding, and given we are not doing crazy shit while riding, the risk of getting pulled over is close to zero. Earliest date I think I can get up there is probably going to be end of next week. They are closed on until Tuesday but doubt I can get up there until Thursday or maybe Friday. We are, as is the bike, already insured.
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Is that Melen riding the bike? She looks way to young to be the lovely Mrs. Bob.
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Nope, not Melen,

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