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Offline Tom van Brits

Re: Honda NC750X Suspension upgrade options
« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2021, 03:43:39 am »
I got two days to make up my mind and I am yet undecided.
The special will end 31 October on Wilber
I was also advised by friends not to bother with the suspension since it is a NCX and rather keep my money and add some and get an adventure bike like even a KLR again to do this type of riding.
So I need to think fast now, but that just might be the way to go.
Toung in the cheek ‘you can’t polish a turd’  :imaposer: I love my NC and wil hold onto her as run about and commuter or whatever but maybe it is time for a adv bike of sort which is more suited to what I want to do right 👀

Upgrading your existing steed will be a hell of a lot cheaper than buying a new bike. It will also have the benefit of making your commuter perform better, not just when you're adventuring but also when riding to and from the office. If you're looking at purely getting better performance offroad, then a plastic would be a better option anyway.

If the suspension was like R30k or something, sure, but at R13K, personally, that's what makes the most sense to me.

Yet the suspension travel will remain the same and I will once more expecting a cross -over to ride a 4×4 trail....
Yes this bike is my only means of transportation,  I do not own anything other and do my every visit on this bike and I am under no intention to get rid of it so the upgrade should be a no brainers in any way but the same goes for a second bike like maybe a KLR or Transalp 650
Think I will order the suspension from Wilber tomorrow.
 

Offline Tom van Brits

Re: Honda NC750X Suspension upgrade options
« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2021, 02:13:02 am »
Decided to polish it anyway since she is a keeper  :lol8:
The order has been placed and now they will do the payment by a follow up e-mail but at-least I did qualify just in time for the discount.

Had to google how to take a screenshot but this is my order:
 

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Re: Honda NC750X Suspension upgrade options
« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2021, 02:13:04 am »
So that is R11850, I think it ain't too much because this bike is not expensive to maintain. She gives me an overall avg of 28km/l and every 5k km I do oil - Shell 10/40 (or there about) and every 10k km oil filter. The air filter seems to be at a good place since it was replaced on 15k km and 30k km and both times it was really not necessary yet.
I do all the services myself and tyres at Runner, and last year I did fork seals and oil at Runner.
Will do Fork seals, fork oil and fitment of progressive springs and also fork dust seals at Runner. 
Very easy bike to live with but I can't help to hope for a good midrange ds bike to pop in the for sale section.
I almost got a very low km and clean XC but it did not work out, so I just decided to stop looking and saved the money in my little 'pension kitty'
Excited about the new suspension. Will fit sometime mid Dec when i am back home.
 

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Re: Honda NC750X Suspension upgrade options
« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2021, 07:30:50 am »
Do the fork bushes with those seals
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Re: Honda NC750X Suspension upgrade options
« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2021, 11:22:49 am »
Nice, please keep us in the loop during the process and continue to share your thoughts?
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Re: Honda NC750X Suspension upgrade options
« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2021, 01:07:37 pm »
Nice, please keep us in the loop during the process and continue to share your thoughts?

I will
Ii should receive it in 3 weeks and going home in six weeks.
Once fitted I will do a proper trip and give feedback 😅
 

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Re: Honda NC750X Suspension upgrade options
« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2021, 01:22:24 pm »
My T7 se suspensie is by Justin Wilkinson. Shock Logic is sy besigheid se naam.

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Re: Honda NC750X Suspension upgrade options
« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2021, 02:38:35 pm »
My T7 se suspensie is by Justin Wilkinson. Shock Logic is sy besigheid se naam.

Justin Waddington

saw that pic of the 990 taking the big jump in namibia. Great stuff.

seems like there is a new name in the suspension tuning world of RSA
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Re: Honda NC750X Suspension upgrade options
« Reply #28 on: November 02, 2021, 02:44:26 pm »
Seems the ‘to go to man’ left for immigration; Hayward ?
That I was told but under correction.

Bling King is doing real good work and so I was told Super Super Foxi but don’t dismiss Runner  :bueller:
 

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Re: Honda NC750X Suspension upgrade options
« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2021, 09:43:21 am »
My T7 se suspensie is by Justin Wilkinson. Shock Logic is sy besigheid se naam.

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Re: Honda NC750X Suspension upgrade options
« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2021, 07:21:20 am »
Nice, please keep us in the loop during the process and continue to share your thoughts?

I will
Ii should receive it in 3 weeks and going home in six weeks.
Once fitted I will do a proper trip and give feedback
Any updates?
Own a NC700x and also on the lookout for suspension.

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Offline Tom van Brits

Re: Honda NC750X Suspension upgrade options
« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2021, 07:42:08 am »
Yes buddy, unbelievable transformation.
Wilber progresive front springs fitter with new seals, dust covers and 10w fork oil.
Front is now firm and gives very good feedback through the bars.
Offroad-cycles in Pretoria did the work for me and as always excellent service.

Rear Wilbers shock (complete) fitted by me and my son.
My son has got a BMW GS850, his boss a AT1000 and KTM500 and his boss son and his bf a 1090.
They agree that it now feels the same in the rear than the 1090 on the dirt road.
Obviously not an adv bike but I frequent mine on dirt roads.

She is bow solid on the road, you axtually get the feedback from what your eyes are telling you and now more soft sagging suspention and now hard ride that result from that.

Worth every penny if you decide to keep the bike.
I have a 6 year 41k km relationship with mine and she is a keeper.
 
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Re: Honda NC750X Suspension upgrade options
« Reply #32 on: December 21, 2021, 09:22:19 am »
Awesome thanks!!

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Re: Honda NC750X Suspension upgrade options
« Reply #33 on: December 21, 2021, 09:42:17 am »
Good to hear the upgrade was successful  :thumleft:
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