Old girl is 50 today

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Old girl is 50 today

Post by crofty » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:43 pm

Just turned 50000 miles today, been a great bike. Just back from the Wild Atlantic Way, Numerous trips to Europe, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Greece and all over the Balkans. Morocco a couple of times. Comfortable to sit on all day,easy on tyres/chains etc, 80 mpg and 8k service intervals. took it all in its stride. Cost £4750 as a low mileage demo 6 years ago. Cheap biking, well done Honda.
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Re: Old girl is 50 today

Post by Whippet » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:11 pm

I can confirm the accuracy of those statistics 👍

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Re: Old girl is 50 today

Post by micksea » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:40 am

difficult to call it a great bike,just got back from morocco on mine and I refer to it as a "adequate at everything bike" great value for money and very practical considering the storage,mpg etc. seat could be better for long distance though

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Re: Old girl is 50 today

Post by bowber » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:25 am

Isn't that what bikes used to be?
Cheap transport for youths who couldn't afford a car?

I know bikes have always had something of an excitement factor about them but there's a place for economical easy to live with bikes and the world would be boring if we were all the same :)

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Re: Old girl is 50 today

Post by scoobydidler » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:18 pm

Been looking at one as a commuter/occasionall tourer. Good to hear some positives

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Re: Old girl is 50 today

Post by micksea » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:45 pm

if you want one for a commuter/occasional tourer then you won"t be disappointed,they are a good all round bike,very relaxed ride and econominal.configure any luggage to not go on the rear seat as the fuel filler is under there.this can be replaced with a rack with a fuel cap cut out but only seen them available in the states....group buy anyone? :)

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Re: Old girl is 50 today

Post by crofty » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:33 pm

If you look at my seat you will see the mod to fill up without removing luggage. Airhawk supplies all the comfort i need.
How was Morocco anyway Mick
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Re: Old girl is 50 today

Post by Tink » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:36 pm

What bike is it?

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Re: Old girl is 50 today

Post by crofty » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:46 pm

its the one at the top nc700

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Re: Old girl is 50 today

Post by SteveW » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:47 pm

Tink wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:36 pm
What bike is it?
I was thinking the same....is it one of those 700cc Honda twist and go half a Jazz engined things?
I had a ride on one once, fair play to you for Sticking it out for 50K.

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