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What did you do on, or to, your CB today?
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The ferret Offline
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RE: What did you do on, or to, your CB today?
(06-15-2014 05:29 PM)Todd_K Wrote:  
(06-15-2014 05:19 PM)The ferret Wrote:  
(06-15-2014 05:17 PM)Todd_K Wrote:  Spent ten minutes riding up and down a stretch of road looking for the Blackhawks pennant that my three year old dropped out of our van window. Any excuse for a ride Smile

Find it?

Turns out it never left the van - we found it later behind her seatSmile

Lol nicely played. I 'd have searched longer Thumbs Up

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06-15-2014 05:47 PM
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DAC Offline
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RE: What did you do on, or to, your CB today?
I took a 200 mile twisty ride in Amish country in northeast Ohio. Got the "what year is that?" question at a gas station. Guy was a CB305 rider from way back and didn't know about the new ones.

Fun day.
06-15-2014 05:57 PM
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RE: What did you do on, or to, your CB today?
(06-15-2014 05:47 PM)The ferret Wrote:  
(06-15-2014 05:29 PM)Todd_K Wrote:  
(06-15-2014 05:19 PM)The ferret Wrote:  
(06-15-2014 05:17 PM)Todd_K Wrote:  Spent ten minutes riding up and down a stretch of road looking for the Blackhawks pennant that my three year old dropped out of our van window. Any excuse for a ride Smile

Find it?

Turns out it never left the van - we found it later behind her seatSmile

Lol nicely played. I 'd have searched longer Thumbs Up

I'm learning...but slowly Wink
06-15-2014 06:14 PM
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The ferret Offline
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RE: What did you do on, or to, your CB today?
Honest honey, I searched for two hours, but just couldn't find it ... Lol

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06-15-2014 07:24 PM
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What did you do on, or to, your CB today?
I ride the CB half an hour to the dealer for a service. They leant me an NC700S to play with. It's a bit of fun, but I'd much rather have the CB! Smile
06-16-2014 08:48 PM
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RE: What did you do on, or to, your CB today?
(06-16-2014 08:48 PM)Cormanus Wrote:  I ride the CB half an hour to the dealer for a service. They leant me an NC700S to play with. It's a bit of fun, but I'd much rather have the CB! Smile

That has to be the best part of dealer service for any vehicle - the loaner. Smile
It's nice to see a few more standard motorcycles, even if they do approach Transformers/jet skis in the process.
06-17-2014 06:37 AM
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RE: What did you do on, or to, your CB today?
(06-17-2014 06:37 AM)Todd_K Wrote:  
(06-16-2014 08:48 PM)Cormanus Wrote:  I ride the CB half an hour to the dealer for a service. They leant me an NC700S to play with. It's a bit of fun, but I'd much rather have the CB! Smile

That has to be the best part of dealer service for any vehicle - the loaner. Smile
It's nice to see a few more standard motorcycles, even if they do approach Transformers/jet skis in the process.

I decided I really like the clever design that allows what used to be the fuel tank to be used as very generous storage space. One of the real downsides of bikes the style of the CB is there is virtually nowhere to put anything.

That's no reason to get rid of it and I'm not going to, but there are real benefits from advances in design thinking as well as mechanical advances like FI.

Edit: By the way, Ferret, the NC700s has the new left switch configuration. I managed OK but gave someone a blast on the horn trying to turn off the indicators when I got back on the CB. I share your pain. But only briefly.
(This post was last modified: 06-19-2014 12:30 AM by Cormanus.)
06-19-2014 12:26 AM
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RE: What did you do on, or to, your CB today?
Ferret, this many weeks into having a 2014, have you adjusted to the new switch layout?

'13 - #000955
06-19-2014 07:06 AM
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The ferret Offline
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RE: What did you do on, or to, your CB today?
NO, the other day I blew the horn instead of turn signal 3 times, although I didn't blow the horn last night while signaling, but then again I haven't ridden the two other bikes since I got back from Cali. I think one on one I could get used to it eventually, but switching bikes is still going to mess me up I'm afraid.

Cormanus the flip side to the tank being storage is if you have a passenger or strap anything to the back seat, it makes it a pain to get gas since the filler lid is under the passenger seat. I know 2 guys that have NC 700s (one is a nephew) and that is their complaint with the bikes. They love the storage too btw.

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06-19-2014 08:11 AM
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What did you do on, or to, your CB today?
(06-19-2014 08:11 AM)The ferret Wrote:  NO, the other day I blew the horn instead of turn signal 3 times, although I didn't blow the horn last night while signaling, but then again I haven't ridden the two other bikes since I got back from Cali. I think one on one I could get used to it eventually, but switching bikes is still going to mess me up I'm afraid.

Cormanus the flip side to the tank being storage is if you have a passenger or strap anything to the back seat, it makes it a pain to get gas since the filler lid is under the passenger seat. I know 2 guys that have NC 700s (one is a nephew) and that is their complaint with the bikes. They love the storage too btw.

Every cloud, eh? I hadn't thought of that. Maybe the solution is to find a way to get the filler under the drivers seat? By the way, this one also had Honda OEM panniers which were pretty nice things too.

It was fun to ride and, as I had to wait a while for the CB to be done I took it for a reasonable trip. I liked its size, weight and maneuverability; I found the twin rough after the smoothness of the CB—although it wasn't really bad; and I missed the effortless torque.
06-19-2014 01:11 PM
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