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Offline mike5100

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The dry ford at Westerdale
« on: Jan 10, 2016, 04:01 PM »
Thought I would have a ride through the two fords that were dry last year.  This is the first one at Westerdale.  Didn't risk going through - although it was only 10 inches, it looked very slimy underfoot and I could have been washed away down to Saltburn  :001:
[/url]Ford at Westerdale by Mike Sands, on Flickr
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Re: The dry ford at Westerdale
« Reply #1 on: Jan 10, 2016, 06:23 PM »
I wouldn't off rode that,there is nothing slipper than wet green slime.Found that out going over a wet slimey wooden swing bridge,the back of the bike overtook the front. :5:
« Last Edit: Jan 10, 2016, 06:26 PM by J.RUSSELL »
I used to be undecided,now I am not so sure.

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Re: The dry ford at Westerdale
« Reply #2 on: Jan 10, 2016, 09:09 PM »
Yup that looks much more dramatic than the last time we crossed it. Nice pic!

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Re: The dry ford at Westerdale
« Reply #3 on: Jan 10, 2016, 09:17 PM »
NC looks nice too.....can you get a bigger, Vario type screen...

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Re: The dry ford at Westerdale
« Reply #4 on: Jan 10, 2016, 09:38 PM »
*Originally Posted by Wal [+]
NC looks nice too.....can you get a bigger, Vario type screen...
Yeah - Honda make a bigger touring screen which is useless.  And MRA make a screen to fit.  As with most upright bikes I reckon you could make something work but taller riders really just have to put up with being up there in the airflow.
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Re: The dry ford at Westerdale
« Reply #5 on: Jan 10, 2016, 10:30 PM »
 2016 model looks yummy....Honda have got it looking great......

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The dry ford at Westerdale
« Reply #6 on: Jan 10, 2016, 10:46 PM »
*Originally Posted by Wal [+]
2016 model looks yummy....Honda have got it looking great......

I agree and a pretty good price too. I've always liked the NC. I did a test ride last year, only thing I didn't like was the red line at 6500rpm, but maybe that's something you just get used to?

How does seat height compare to the V?

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Re: The dry ford at Westerdale
« Reply #7 on: Jan 10, 2016, 11:04 PM »
'bout the same I think Tim.  And yes I agree this years model looks much better.  I think mine looks too much like a porpoise and I have never liked its black wheels.
Mike
PS I am never troubled hitting the rev limiter - but then that's because the DCT box handles all that for me  :001:

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Re: The dry ford at Westerdale
« Reply #8 on: Jan 10, 2016, 11:44 PM »
*Originally Posted by kiteflying [+]
I agree and a pretty good price too. I've always liked the NC. I did a test ride last year, only thing I didn't like was the red line at 6500rpm, but maybe that's something you just get used to?

How does seat height compare to the V?

Tim


seat is about 10-15mm lower on the NC I think

ive ridden Mikes a few times.....I definitely liked it, totally surefooted and as easily rideable as the Versys, the 750 isn't too bad powerwise, its a fine line for me whether I could live with it tbh, smoother than the Versys too....i'm pretty sure I wouldn't hate if I had one.

after my last trip.....i'm more leaning to the fact I could live with one.......i'd probably only miss the top end now and then

and, its an auto, no clutch....I can text while riding.... :123A:
« Last Edit: Jan 11, 2016, 01:55 AM by Wal »

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Re: The dry ford at Westerdale
« Reply #9 on: Jan 11, 2016, 05:58 AM »
I don't remember ever riding that.

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