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!
In 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.
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.