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  1. I've looked at that particular compressor before...

    I've looked at that particular compressor before and I like the idea of it being easily carried around.

    Thanks for the info on the tyre pressures too. Whenever I take my bike in for a service it...
  2. Advice for checking and setting tyre pressures?

    There have been a few tyre-related threads recently, so though I'd add another one to the mix.

    Does anybody have any recommendations for a good combo of devices for both checking tyre pressures...
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    Hi Freerider Where did you get that touring...

    Hi Freerider

    Where did you get that touring screen and is it fully compatible with the Barkbusters? I installed my Barkbusters after getting the Kappa touring screen and don't have as much turning...
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    I chose the DCT specifically because I commute...

    I chose the DCT specifically because I commute 75km each day, and I'm so glad I did. I don't have to worry about constantly changing gears when traffic is erratic. If you want to go fully auto, and...
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    I use an app called Road Trip (which I think is...

    I use an app called Road Trip (which I think is iOS only) where I track all expenses for my bike including fuel and services. Gives some great stats over time. Currently getting an average of...
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    Finally replaced my tires and ended up with a set...

    Finally replaced my tires and ended up with a set of Michelin Road 5's on the NC. After almost 1600km with these I am super happy! Took a few days to adjust to having a different profile on the front...
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    Tire fitment recommendations: Cape Town

    I need to replace my tyres on the NC soon-ish. My current Bridgestone Battle Wings have done 21000km over the last 14 months and I’ve been pretty happy with them so far, but have had a couple moments...
  8. It turns out I was the only person there, so I...

    It turns out I was the only person there, so I ended up with some fantastic 1-on-1 tuition. If you’ve never done this before, I can highly recommend it. Thanks Road Rage!
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    I also do mixed riding for my commute every day...

    I also do mixed riding for my commute every day (suburbia, mountain pass, highway and CBD) and it does well for me in all areas. The DCT is definitely not for everyone, so taking it for a test will...
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    Honestly, I just didn't want the hassle of...

    Honestly, I just didn't want the hassle of changing gears in traffic. I rode behind a lot of bikes on my route while deciding what to get and made a note of how often they were changing gears, and...
  11. It was a beautiful day for a ride yesterday. Did...

    It was a beautiful day for a ride yesterday. Did a gentle, scenic round trip of Noordhoek, Kirstenbosch, Cape Town, Camps Bay, Llandudno, Hout Bay, Chapman’s Peak, Kommetjie, Cape Point, Simon’s...
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    If the LX was newer and cheaper to run and...

    If the LX was newer and cheaper to run and maintain the the NC, I'd definitely keep it. I can absolutely see the benefit of keeping a handle on the way a couple of different bikes ride, but there's...
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    Thanks for reading, peeps. I took the Vespa...

    Thanks for reading, peeps.

    I took the Vespa out on Saturday for the first time since getting the NC and I honestly can't believe I ever felt safe riding on it - let alone on the freeway!...
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    NC 750X DCT: 3 Month Report

    I've had my NC750X for 3 months now and covered just under 4800km, so thought I'd do an update on how I've found it - especially as a first 'real' bike. Having had a Vespa LX150 for the last 12...
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    Thanks a stack for this write up. Tons of useful...

    Thanks a stack for this write up. Tons of useful info.
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    Thanks for all the love so far, peeps! I'm really...

    Thanks for all the love so far, peeps! I'm really enjoying this bike so much already. Every time I ride it now I can't believe I waited so long.

    My Vespa has consistently been around 3.9-4.3km/l...
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    It has arrived!

    After a few months of waiting for stock, my new NC750X DCT arrived a couple of days ago. Having ridden a Vespa for the last 15 years, this is a huge upgrade and I'm ridiculously happy with it so far....
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    Hello? Hello? Is this thing on?

    Hello!

    I've been lurking for a while and y'all seem like a lovely bunch so I finally decided to say hi. I've been riding a Vespa for the last 13 years, but am finally upgrading as my commute from...
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