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Offline Redbarron

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Possible replacement for the Connie
« on: May 08, 2017, 04:54:39 pm »
Hello Everyone:

I spotted this little gem yesterday while I was out for a ride.

http://www.momsnh.com/2010-honda-nt700-abs-inventory.htm?id=1279363&in-stock=1

Only 2 problems low on power for it's weight and class by (today's) standards and parts and service are a pita.

Any other thoughts?



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Re: Possible replacement for the Connie
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2017, 05:21:25 pm »
I did a little looking.
Here is a review.
http://www.smartcycleshopper.com/motorcycle-reviews/honda-nt700v-long-term-test-review/

Apparently it's about 80 lbs lighter than a C-10 and sets 1" lower.\

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Re: Possible replacement for the Connie
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2017, 06:20:58 pm »
Buyer beware when dealing with Moms, they do have a ton of used bikes but are always asking top $$ and will bump you on extra charges.

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Re: Possible replacement for the Connie
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2017, 01:41:58 am »
I know moms bumps prices up I was just interested in the bike it felt a hell of a lot lighter than the ole connie.

I'll have to take it out for a test ride to get a feel for it but it ticks most all the boxes.

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Re: Possible replacement for the Connie
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2017, 08:31:08 am »
I have a friend that I ride with occasionally that has a NT700V.  He also went with the NT because he was downsizing from a larger heavier bike.  He does his own service, but I have never heard him make any comment about having difficulty finding parts.  Actually I don't even know if he has needed any parts other than normal service items.

We have done some extended cross country trips and he has not had any problem keeping up with us.  Even though the bike is not a powerhouse, it seems to have plenty enough to get the job done.   ;D

He also gets the best gas mileage, no matter what speed we are running.
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Re: Possible replacement for the Connie
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2017, 08:52:11 am »
I know moms bumps prices up I was just interested in the bike it felt a hell of a lot lighter than the ole connie.

I'll have to take it out for a test ride to get a feel for it but it ticks most all the boxes.

Thanks

A Goldwing feels lighter than a Connie! It really depends on where that weight is. Up high, like the Konk, or down low, like the Wing!

Good luck!
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Re: Possible replacement for the Connie
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2017, 10:52:58 am »
I know moms bumps prices up I was just interested in the bike it felt a hell of a lot lighter than the ole connie.

I'll have to take it out for a test ride to get a feel for it but it ticks most all the boxes.

Thanks

A Goldwing feels lighter than a Connie! It really depends on where that weight is. Up high, like the Konk, or down low, like the Wing!

Good luck!

Yes, and my ST1300 feels lighter than my C10s did and easier to flatfoot it too, so it seems. If you're worried about the 700 being low on power, the 1300 will take care of that.
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Re: Possible replacement for the Connie
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2017, 04:58:03 pm »
I purchased a new leftover 2015 FJR last September at Moms for a rock bottom price. They sold 10 FJR's in a couple weeks!  I asked for the FSM to be included in the sale and they obliged. The deal was straight forward with no hidden costs. I was pleased with the process. Not sure what their "used bike " process is, but I would purchase a new bike there again.

Buyer beware when dealing with Moms, they do have a ton of used bikes but are always asking top $$ and will bump you on extra charges.
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Re: Possible replacement for the Connie
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2017, 11:40:06 pm »
Mitch- Say it isn't so! No more classic 06 C10? Now you'll be so far ahead of me I won't even see you. Hope to get together for an Americade week ride. Thurs. still looking good?

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Re: Possible replacement for the Connie
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2017, 11:22:26 am »
A Goldwing feels lighter than a Connie! It really depends on where that weight is. Up high, like the Konk, or down low, like the Wing!

Good luck!

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Re: Possible replacement for the Connie
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2017, 12:45:32 pm »
A Goldwing feels lighter than a Connie! It really depends on where that weight is. Up high, like the Konk, or down low, like the Wing!

Good luck!

 :iagree: :goodpost:

Yeah, it always amazed me after riding the Wing for a few weeks and then getting back on the Konk just how much more top-heavy the old girl was. Here's a shot of them both at rest in the stable...


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Re: Possible replacement for the Connie
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2017, 01:30:18 pm »
Hello:

Truth be told I think it's going to be the V-strom 650
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Re: Possible replacement for the Connie
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2017, 02:08:02 pm »
Hello:

Truth be told I think it's going to be the V-strom 650
I was torn between that and the Versys. The Versys won out. 9000 miles since mid December, yeah baby.
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Re: Possible replacement for the Connie
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2017, 05:28:59 pm »
How about this gem I saw on Atlanta Craigslist?