New Honda NC750X purchase, mods and first ride

2wheels

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Friend Derek sold his big 1150RT and downsized to a new NC750X as his birthday gift to himself.

Big Wing initially didn't have the preferred blue colour ....... and then they did!
The usual translation and misunderstanding re insurance and accessories occurred but eventually the documents were
signed and the bike was ready to ride away.

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The functions were explained.

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And the bike was ready to go.

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Derek's first stop was here, where a few accessories were to be fitted.

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Such as bars and lights.

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Light switch.

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Panniers and top box (soon to be colour co-ordinated).

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Rear hugger.

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USB.

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Radiator guard.

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Centre stand.

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And he has put a patent on this shock protector.

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OK, all set for a group ride on Sunday.
 

2wheels

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We met at the junction of 1317 and 1014.

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We headed out through Mae On to the Tarn Thong resort.

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The new 750X made it.

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Dave's Harley Davidson.

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Steve's Triumph.

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Ed's Vulcan.

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And my little Rebel 500.

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Derek and his birthday shirt.

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So we settled at a quiet table and a couple of lads arrived and took our food and drink orders.
Coffee and drinks arrived.
Some twenty minutes later a group of Chinese tourists arrived and eventually a Chinese speaking waiter
took their orders. (You can anticipate where this is heading!)
Another twenty minutes and the Chinese order was delivered to their table.
Ours wasn't. We agreed to wait a few more minutes.
We waited then cancelled. Lousy 'service' at Tarn Thong.
However, we knew where a barbeque was to be served later that afternoon.

So I had a bit of a walk around the garden.

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Then back onto the 118.

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And a snack stop at Terminal 118.

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Apparently the food was OK but their coffee is appalling.

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We then headed in to Riders Corner, where a barbeque was prepared and we watched Moto GP races.
Excellent bbq; glad I waited.

Dear Auke overlooking proceedings.

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Yummy.

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Exactly 150 kms.

The only issue with the NC750 was to do a front brake lever adjustment.
So far, so good.
Another small ride happening today.
 
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The Bigfella

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Nice report, Ron. That Honda looks fantastic... even better in the flesh.

Now.... might I point out, Pim is one of only two staff members who can stand on the bar and not hit the roof with their head. She's managed to significantly upgrade the sound system now... and knows the intricacies of the various HDMI ports. As a multi-skilled staff member, she's off today furthering he training. As of tonight, we will have six certificated Baristas on staff. We'd like to think that our coffee is consistently among the best in town.....

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The Honda again.... dominating the lineup of bikes here for the Ulysses ride we did on Friday.

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And I'm glad you enjoyed the races - it being a rare bonus to get a Superbike race straight after the MotoGP

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and the new layout seems to be working well here


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dellboy218

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A diabolical liberty on the part of Mr. Two Wheels not to Mention a darned cheek but I did like the Tee shirt, Thankyou Ron. If anyone has some recommendations for paint shops to get my boxes painted I would like to hear them.
 

2wheels

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Welcome to Ride Asia Derek.
Now we can follow your adventures on the NC750 (named 'Bluey')?
 

The Bigfella

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Welcome to Ride Asia Derek.
Now we can follow your adventures on the NC750 (named 'Bluey')?
Methinks a better name would be "Red"
 

bsacbob

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Welcome to Ride Asia Derek.
Now we can follow your adventures on the NC750 (named 'Bluey')?
Welcome? may i congratulate you on your purchase, i understand Andre in Chiang Rai bought your bike and is doing a complete resto on the bike.
 

2wheels

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OK, to be fair I should provide an update after our unpleasant experience at Tharn Thong. (read above)

I wrote to the owner (Khun Prim) explaining what had happened.
To my pleasant surprise she replied to my email, explaining how the bad service occurred, apologized for it and offered us a 40% discount if we visit again!
 

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