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Could nc750 be new cb 500

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wornsprokets
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Could nc750 be new cb 500

Post by wornsprokets on Sun 07 Jan 2018, 2:49 pm

Ive been looking at reviews and servicing of nc750x, it seems to be very simple motorcycle to service and maintain...valve clearences are lock and nut. It shows that its half of honda jazz car engine...and very good mpg.... but sounds like its performance is simular to that of a small car.. no cb 500 8k fun nc only revs to 6k.would it be an ideal replacement when our cbs eventually die... not lover of nc 750x looks or ones with automatic clutch any one ridden one?
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Re: Could nc750 be new cb 500

Post by ANDYC on Sun 07 Jan 2018, 5:26 pm

My old courier company had a fleet of them, originally due to the high mpg figures. 
This is only accurate if you're doing 65 on the motorway. 
The clutch and gearboxes are very weak areas, including the automatic versions. At any given time there would be a few waiting for new gearboxes or clutches. The 520 chain size doesn't like the heavy  (very) bike with a relatively high torque bottom end and so eats chains and sprockets quickly.
I did look into getting one initially but they are no cheaper to run than a cb500 in the real world and much less nimble.
The cb is much more fun.
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Re: Could nc750 be new cb 500

Post by wornsprokets on Sun 07 Jan 2018, 6:51 pm

When an ex courier tells you ...you know its the truth thanks andy
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Re: Could nc750 be new cb 500

Post by ANDYC on Sun 07 Jan 2018, 7:45 pm

You're most welcome.
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Post by eternally_troubled on Sun 07 Jan 2018, 9:24 pm

One of my mates used to have one of these: he did get the claimed MPG but his commute was (you guessed it) at about 65mph on a congested motorway.

He got rid of it because it was too boring.
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Re: Could nc750 be new cb 500

Post by wornsprokets on Sun 07 Jan 2018, 9:42 pm

I taught as much Smile
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Re: Could nc750 be new cb 500

Post by louis_sutton on Tue 09 Jan 2018, 10:36 am

Not to hijack the thread, but on the same theme does anyone have any experience of the new cb relies on a long term basis? Or know of similar courier company experiences of them? (Cough*Andy*Cough)
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Re: Could nc750 be new cb 500

Post by Jameshambleton on Tue 09 Jan 2018, 5:29 pm

@louis_sutton wrote:Not to hijack the thread, but on the same theme does anyone have any experience of the new cb relies on a long term basis? Or know of similar courier company experiences of them? (Cough*Andy*Cough)

They rust like crazy, especially the chrome stanchions. High mpg but our cb5 is much more fun
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Re: Could nc750 be new cb 500

Post by louis_sutton on Tue 09 Jan 2018, 10:05 pm

Wouldn't dream of disputing that- but it'll cost me £12.50 a day to ride it in London from next year, so I'm looking out for a younger replacement

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