Motorcycle

Surgery

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On Raven, not me.  Today, I received my top-case mounting rack.  This marks the first real add-on I have gotten for the bike itself.  So far, it has only been little things.  It is an SW-Motech Aluminum Top Rack.  As I need something anyway for attaching a rear carrier or bags.  It also allows me to tie down other bags and such.

As it was my first major add-on, I was a little nervous taking the seat and pannier off along with the handles.  Took me about an hour, but everything that came off, went back on, and in the right order.  Everything is stable and tight.  Can’t wait to get to try it out!

Below are some photos!

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Getting Older

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Just a quick note today.  Saturday I took Raven into the dealership for its 600 mile first service.  While I tried to do so last week, they didn’t have all the filters required for the service.  This week, they had it.  Also, I was able to pick up a new modular helmet, Scorpion EXO-900 Transformer.  It is nice, quieter than my first, and has a flip down smoked screen – built-in sunglasses.  My motorcycle is growing up, albeit slowly.  Soon, however, that will change!

NC700XD is Home!

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IMG_2792In my previous post, I revealed that I purchased a new motorcycle.  My first motorcycle. Honda NC700XD, 2014.  I went over all the details of the buy and whatnot in the previous post, so I wont bore you with those anymore.  I will say, it was a very long 2 day wait to get my hands on the bike.  I signed all the paperwork Wednesday afternoon, and picked up the bike on Friday, thanks to the very generous assist by a friend of mine.  He not only drove to get the bike with me, he brought along the U-Haul he and his wife had rented along with his ramp and ties.  It was a very smooth trip and took a huge weight off my back.  I was not looking forward to trying to get the bike home crossing any of the 3 bridges back into Louisville.

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New Motorcycle!

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NC700X
2014 Honda NC700X DCT

I finally got both the courage and money to get a motorcycle.  I have been bouncing this around forever but never pulled the trigger.  Those who know me know that I do not get big-ticket items often or on a whim.  I have been researching getting a bike for a couple years, but only seriously in the last couple months.  On one hand, I was looking at a vintage motorcycle that could be bought outright with no payments.  And this is something I almost did.  However, while I may not have been making payments on the bike, I would have in maintenance.  And that was something I just didn’t know about.  I am no mechanic.  So, I opted for getting a new bike, as well as one that was going to be an easy commuter.

Enter the 2014 Honda NC700X DCT –  A motorcycle with a manual or automatic transmission.

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