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Offline Vex

Honda NC750X off road
« on: December 25, 2019, 09:59:02 pm »
Merry Xmas to you all!
Need some advise plse...
I've fallen in love with my NC750X due its easy riding manners, practicality, versatility etc. I REALLY enjoy ridng the NC!
The question is,..can I stretch it's cababiities and take it off road? Off road in my world will be mainly gravel roads at a slowish pace.
If so, what mods will be necessary? wider footpegs, tyres
Thx
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Re: Honda NC750X off road
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2019, 10:01:14 pm »
Nee wat, vir gravel roads is jy gewax.

Kry n 120 knobbly agterband, draai hom om en sit hom voor op, no sweat
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Re: Honda NC750X off road
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2019, 10:22:32 pm »
het hom gister gaan toets op 'n plaaspad hier in Durbanville se omgewing en het oorleef. die fiets het nou nie die mees gesofistikeerde suspensie nie soos my vorige GS1200 nie, maar dis ok.
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Re: Honda NC750X off road
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2019, 10:28:22 pm »
Hulle doen baie beter "off" as wat mens dink... Net nie te haastig raak nie!
 

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Re: Honda NC750X off road
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2019, 10:48:52 pm »
Paar ouens waarvan ek weet is al Sani pas op met die NC.

Paar dinge waarna jy kan kyk.

Behoorlike bash plaat want daar is niks behalwe plastiek wat onderkant van engine beskerm nie.

Groter foot pegs om bietjie gemakliker te staan op die tegniese stukkies. Die oorspronklike is baie dun.

Radiator Guard vir wanneer jy saam met vriende ry en hulle jou met klippe gooi.

Side Stand Enlarger vir wanneer jy op die sand of modder stukkie moet stop.

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Re: Honda NC750X off road
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2019, 09:26:16 am »
baie dankie vir al die advies :thumleft:
in plaas van om die NC te verkoop om up te grade (ten duurste) na GS800, Triumph 800 of KTM 790, gaan ek hom eerder "pimp" vir bietjie meer off roading en kyk hoe dit gaan  :thumleft:
bande, wat kan julle aanbeveel? 80% sal op teer wees, maar wanneer ons besluit om die pad te vat het ek bande wat bietjie "beter" sal vaar op grond....
PS - ek vind die OEM bande, Battlewings 502, sing baie op teer.
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« Last Edit: December 26, 2019, 09:35:21 am by Vex »
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Re: Honda NC750X off road
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2019, 09:45:17 am »
Vex, enige 50/50 gaan ook sing op teer. Die Mitas E-07 is ni sleg ni. Probleem is om n 120/17 agterband te kry. En hom dan om te draai en voor op te sit. Ek is seker n 130/17 sal ook werk, hulle is baie beskikbaar.

Ek hou van die Continental TKC80 voor, baie goeie grip in reen en droogte en op grond.
Ek roteer my TKC op my GSA gereeld sodra hy begin directional wear wys, so dit is al gedoen.
« Last Edit: December 26, 2019, 09:50:28 am by LouisXander »
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Re: Honda NC750X off road
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2019, 10:48:51 am »
Merry Xmas to you all!
Need some advise plse...
I've fallen in love with my NC750X due its easy riding manners, practicality, versatility etc. I REALLY enjoy ridng the NC!
The question is,..can I stretch it's cababiities and take it off road? Off road in my world will be mainly gravel roads at a slowish pace.
If so, what mods will be necessary? wider footpegs, tyres
Thx

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Re: Honda NC750X off road
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2019, 10:53:16 am »
En moenie met jou plastiek topbox gravel ry nie. Jy gaan jou whiskey verloor so
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Re: Honda NC750X off road
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2019, 11:08:35 am »
Nee dude, jy moet hom met n cargo netjie beveilig, anders bly jy dors
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Re: Honda NC750X off road
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2019, 09:12:58 pm »
yip, na dese dink ek ek gaan die bul by die horings pak en my NC na die "next" level vat en gaan kers opsteek by die ouens daar by Flying Brick  :peepwall:
Ek en die Minister van Finansies gaan vir eers die gedagte van upgrades na GS's of KTM's op ys sit  :thumleft:
Pimp extra's:
Shinko 705 lyk na goeie opsie
SW Motech se bashplate
Wide footpegs
Clear headlight cover vir beskerming
...en miskien 20mm bar raisers...

Dit behoort mos voldoende te wees?
Radiator guard is reeds op  :thumleft:.
« Last Edit: December 27, 2019, 02:49:48 pm by Vex »
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Re: Honda NC750X off road
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2019, 12:24:33 pm »
yip, na dese dink ek ek gaan die bul by die horings pak en my NC na die "next" level vat en gaan kers opsteek by die ouens daar by Flying Brick  :peepwall:
Ek en die Minister van Finansies gaan vir eers die gedagte van upgrades na GS's of KTM's op ys sit  :thumleft:
Pimp extra's:
Shinko 705 lyk na goeie opsie
SW Motech se bashplate
Wide footpegs
Clear headlight cover vir beskerming
...en miskien 20mm bar raisers...

Dit behoort mos voldoende te wees?
Radiator guard is reeds op  :thumleft:.
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Re: Honda NC750X off road
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2019, 01:52:33 pm »
Ek en my buddy Weskusklong het al ge-offroad met sy vorige NC   >:D
 

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Re: Honda NC750X off road
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2019, 01:59:28 pm »
Jip, daai Shinkos gaan goed werk.

Dalk n progressive coiltjie in die voorste vurke?

Kry mens crashbars vd fiets?

En kry n gekleurde lig skerm, oranje of geel, vir beter visibility in di dag.

Ek verkies die geel omrede hy helder is in di aand ook, orange een demp di geel lig vd halogen globe bietjie, in plaas van deurskynende beskerming.
« Last Edit: December 27, 2019, 02:02:22 pm by LouisXander »
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Re: Honda NC750X off road
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2019, 02:04:49 pm »
Jip, daai Shinkos gaan goed werk.

Dalk n progressive coiltjie in die voorste vurke?

Kry mens crashbars vd fiets?

En kry n gekleurde lig skerm, oranje of geel, vir beter visibility in di dag.

Ek verkies die geel omrede hy helder is in di aand ook, orange een demp di geel lig vd halogen globe bietjie, in plaas van deurskynende beskerming.

Mens kry crashbars vir die bike. Ek sal dit aanbeveel.

 

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Re: Honda NC750X off road
« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2019, 02:51:24 pm »
Jy kry ja...  :deal:
 

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Re: Honda NC750X off road
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2019, 02:52:25 pm »
Ek koop alles by ChrisL op die forum, daai bashplate is n moet hoewel hy nog net 1 x gewerk het op Sani pass.
 

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Re: Honda NC750X off road
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2020, 05:30:09 pm »
I've done a bit of offroad including Baviaans with the NC and havent had any real issues with the bike.
You have to pay a bit more attention on the rougher stuff but on the higher speed gravel the bike behaves very well.
The only complaint I have is the ground clearance but with a proper bash plate it isn't a major issue.






 

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Re: Honda NC750X off road
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2020, 06:39:51 pm »
Actually its one of the bikes that could entice me away from my beloved 1150 GS. The only thing I would change are the mag wheels. I once beat a front wheel of someones into shape on the Ouberg Pass. Other than that I think they are very capable adventure tourers.
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Re: Honda NC750X off road
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2020, 07:45:36 pm »
Actually its one of the bikes that could entice me away from my beloved 1150 GS. The only thing I would change are the mag wheels. I once beat a front wheel of someones into shape on the Ouberg Pass. Other than that I think they are very capable adventure tourers.

I have shown my neighbor earlier today; I get 30km/l and when touring in wind with loaded panniers at worst 24km/l
I am no offroad boffin but i have done a fair bit of gravel now on various bikes since 2009 when i started riding gravel. Before that it was just road bikes.
In this time I have owned a couple of bikes, and 3 of them had mag wheels: Explorer 1200, DL650 and NC750X
The DL was a company vehicle- medical emergency responder.
With that bike I have explored dirt roads and trails around Midrand and also did high speed chases on the highway often hitting debree of accidents.
Never has a mag wheel failed on me, but never deflate for dirt. Learn to ride your bike with a 2bar front....I dont even notice but again; I dont consider myself as a good dirt rider.
However, my son and his friend have mentioned it a couple of times around the braai, they could not believe how well the NC tracked and I was never holding them back.

Some of us can justify a proper ds bike because we are just plain honest, we mostly ride 80% plus asphalt.

I often find myself between people where they refer to the NC as 'soulless, dead boring etc"
Well, when I first bought mine and for the first approx 3000km i was also having that thought but then the bike start growing on you and it becomes more and more enjoyable over time. Today i love and highly recommended the NC750X for a number of reasons.

Just keep in mind; this is not an adventure bike but you can have adventure on it....on any bike for that matter  :lol8:
It's a great deal better than a KLR and I had 2.

Personally a DL650 would have been a bit better for what I do, and I wanted one but the price difference back in 2015 was R25k. 19inch wheel and better suspension travel, a lot more power but running cost is almost double. NC service 12k km and DL 6k km. I do however my own oil changes also every 6k km on NC.

Sorry for a long dragged out post, but maybe this will confirm my love for the NC. A great bike overall. :thumleft: