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Re: NC750s or x vs Keeping my TMax 500

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:56 pm
by Funkycowie
Well, that was interesting...

It certainly has more torque than the TMax which made it mildly addictive. This is slightly worrying because it means I could get myself in trouble quicker and with my track record that's not a good thing!

However on the flip side I could ride it precisely how I ride my TMax, aside from the back brake which I found mildly awkward, and not have to worry. Where the TMax CVT feels like it needs to be in a hurry all the time and keep up to my chosen speed the DCT just says 'Ok why not' and happily cruises at that speed.

The DCT is a revelation, although I found the clonking clutch change a little disconcerting, I could now ride a 'proper' bike and not have to worry about gears.

I sat on the X and both feet planted flat and a slight bend to the knees, the S when I sat on it of course was lower.

The handle bar position on the X seemed a little too far forward compared to my TMax which shares a very similar position to the S. I settled into it when riding the X fairly quickly though and could relax.

I think I really need to test a S DCT before I could choose between X or S.

But the big question is do I keep my TMax or get rid in favor of an NC?

Re: NC750s or x vs Keeping my TMax 500

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:03 pm
by rtfm
Try the Africa Twin Funky, you know you want to..... :twisted:

Re: NC750s or x vs Keeping my TMax 500

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:09 pm
by horobags
NC x DCT if your feet were planted. ;) They are fun to ride once you get your head round the DCT and keep it in S mode 2. 8-)

Re: NC750s or x vs Keeping my TMax 500

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:25 pm
by Funkycowie
I did have it up to S2 at one point... it was rather fun compare to the TMax.

Re: NC750s or x vs Keeping my TMax 500

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:28 pm
by XMax400Paul
I would imagine the bars are adjustable, abld to roll them back a little, a lot more than on most scooters...
Possibly even change them for with or rise...

Re: NC750s or x vs Keeping my TMax 500

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:35 pm
by Funkycowie
I do have a question... having not ever ridden a proper bike with foot pegs... what part of your feet is supposed to rest on them? The ball? If so I guess with my right foot I need to move it forwards when using the rear brake then move it back to the peg, its the only thing I could think of?

Re: NC750s or x vs Keeping my TMax 500

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:48 pm
by horobags
Funkycowie wrote:I do have a question... having not ever ridden a proper bike with foot pegs... what part of your feet is supposed to rest on them? The ball? If so I guess with my right foot I need to move it forwards when using the rear brake then move it back to the peg, its the only thing I could think of?
number 1, stop saying a proper bike!!! :lol: :lol:
number 2, park your foot on the peg in the arch of your foot.

Re: NC750s or x vs Keeping my TMax 500

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:07 pm
by Funkycowie
:lol: that was said sarcastically in my head, I just forgot the quote marks!

Any way... if I had my foot on the peg with the arch then my toe was depressing the brake so I felt like I was riding it, surely that's not right?

Re: NC750s or x vs Keeping my TMax 500

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:10 am
by horobags
Thats how it is Funky, you see youv'e been spoilt on the t-max, :P You will get used to it, I always angle my toes away from the foot brake,( to the right) then cover the brake when coming past any hazzards.

Re: NC750s or x vs Keeping my TMax 500

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:03 am
by kayz1
If it became a Problem Funky ie; operating the brake light all the time, you could get a pair of adjustable foot pegs. They come in several flavors
straight movement up and down, or even made on a concentric so they move up,down for and aft..At a price..some come with an offset built into
the mounting.
Lyn.
Enjoy