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Title: Honda NC750 Off road ???
Post by: capetownvara on February 11, 2015, 09:58:00 pm
Hi all , does anyone have knowledge of the Honda NC 750 as a dual sport bike ....? Only looking at easy dirt roads ....not technical stuff .
Title: Re: Honda NC750 Off road ???
Post by: zacapa on February 12, 2015, 06:15:38 am
For a road orientated bike it is a pretty good allrounder. Did the 2013 Nat Bash through the Transkei on mine and it was fine. No problems negotiating some snotty gravel mountain passes at all. Engine is pretty good for for dual sport with lots of low down torque. Limiting factors are ground clearance and suspension. Managed to bottom the suspension out on at least 2 occasions at speed which resulted in small smileys in the cast aluminium wheels.
Title: Re: Honda NC750 Off road ???
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on February 12, 2015, 06:55:16 am
Customer of mine did 4,000kmaround Namibia on one, including 40km up a dry riverbed to view some elephants!

He made some little spacers - I have a pic somewhere - which gave extra clearance for the more-offroad-biased tires, bike performed flawlessly, and he got GREAT gas mileage to boot!

We are selling the country's first BASHPLATE, designed especially for us, that fits both the NC 700 as well as 750, proper aluminium BASHPLATE, will post pics from work, but it will really protect the bike.

Cheers
Chris & Team
(we also do wide foot pegs, tall screen, etc)
Title: Re: Honda NC750 Off road ???
Post by: capetownvara on February 13, 2015, 07:35:32 pm
Thanks guys . Had my doubts but it seems like I might have a closer look .  :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Honda NC750 Off road ???
Post by: Sardine on February 13, 2015, 07:44:38 pm
A friend and I did some exploring on a very wet and slippery dirt road, he was on his NC with slicks, and I was on the DR. The NC did very well!
Title: Re: Honda NC750 Off road ???
Post by: JC on February 13, 2015, 08:52:48 pm
met this guy just after Wuppertal last year. He just did the Cederberg Eselbank route and was on his way to Clarens via Calvinia

Title: Re: Honda NC750 Off road ???
Post by: zacapa on February 13, 2015, 08:52:53 pm
As an allround bike it's freaking great. Love mine - 24K km in 18 months and when I go really offroad I take my XR. The XR is for more hardcore offroad. The NC is fantastic everywhere else.
Title: Re: Honda NC750 Off road ???
Post by: capetownvara on February 14, 2015, 02:59:01 am
 :thumleft: :thumleft: Considering swapping the Vara
Title: Re: Honda NC750 Off road ???
Post by: StuartC on February 14, 2015, 06:18:29 am
I have a TDM 850 pretty much the same kind of thing,, love it and does fine as a soft roader
Title: Re: Honda NC750 Off road ???
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on February 14, 2015, 11:00:45 am
Mudguard spaced up to allow wider tire choice...

we can supply the spacers, too...
(no price yet!)

Cheers
Chris
Title: Re: Honda NC750 Off road ???
Post by: zacapa on February 14, 2015, 12:42:45 pm
And for about R100 you can fabricate yourself some good quality long lasting fork boots. Thread here:
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=139247.0 (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=139247.0)
Title: Re: Honda NC750 Off road ???
Post by: capetownvara on February 20, 2015, 04:58:57 pm
Thanks for all the replies .....decision made to keep the Vara  :thumleft: :thumleft: