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Forum: Vendors 06-12-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 85,822
Posted By haildamage
it is packed to capacity with as much as will go...

it is packed to capacity with as much as will go in it and still roll closed well. i knew i would take the main bag off for the trail ride and leave it at camp. of course with better packing...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2,332
Views: 353,072
Posted By haildamage
my KTM shop told me that for casual offroad...

my KTM shop told me that for casual offroad riding and touring: change the oil within 1000kms/ 600 miles using Motorex. up to 2000kms or 1200 miles using Yacco, but its best not to push it to that...
Forum: Vendors 06-10-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 85,822
Posted By haildamage
The system worked great for me! ...

The system worked great for me!

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y254/kansai-riders/Kyoto%20Rindo%20June%202014/P6080011_zps289dba94.jpg...
Forum: Vendors 05-27-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 85,822
Posted By haildamage
thanks for pointing me in the right direction...

thanks for pointing me in the right direction kurtw!

will post up some pics after the camping trip. cant wait to test it all out!
Forum: Vendors 05-27-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 85,822
Posted By haildamage
yes, i am coming from a DRZ to a 350 Six Days....

yes, i am coming from a DRZ to a 350 Six Days. this is my first high performance DS bike and wow, it is fantatsic. it really hurt the bank account but ridding it i feel it was worth every yennie!
...
Forum: Vendors 05-27-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 85,822
Posted By haildamage
looks great! just fit mine on a 2014 350...

looks great!

just fit mine on a 2014 350 EXC-F. would love to see closeups of where you hooked the lower straps.

did you use tubing to protect the straps from your boots? i did but not sure if...
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,279
Posted By haildamage
yep, we left it there. it would take a crane...

yep, we left it there. it would take a crane truck to get it out of there. in addition, we had a mission to get home and a long ride. i was on the road for 12 hours that day and probably in the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,279
Posted By haildamage
Day 5: Muroto RI to Tokushima to Kansai - loaded...

Day 5: Muroto RI to Tokushima to Kansai - loaded destination touring

bikes - 2006 250 EXC 2 stroke, 2014 Six Days 350, XLR, Super Sherpa

Mochigeorge was chomping at the bit to leave at the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,279
Posted By haildamage
Day 4: Okumonobe RI to Muroto RI bikes - ...

Day 4: Okumonobe RI to Muroto RI

bikes - 2006 250 EXC 2 stroke, 2014 Six Days 350, XLR, Djebel, Super Sherpa

Sorry not many pics due to rain.

The previous two days had been rindo...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,279
Posted By haildamage
Day 3: Big Group Tour - Explore area rindos and...

Day 3: Big Group Tour - Explore area rindos and return to base camp

bikes - 2006 250 EXC 2 stroke, a2007 250 EXC, Frankenbeast EXC-F 450cc, 2014 Six Days 350, XR, Djebel, DRZ, Super Sherpa


We...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,279
Posted By haildamage
KTM does not have a big presence in japan in...

KTM does not have a big presence in japan in offroad bikes but i would say it is growing. they are kicking ass in their street bike sales recently, IMO.

we have a bad influence in our group,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,279
Posted By haildamage
Day 2: Explore area rindos and return to base...

Day 2: Explore area rindos and return to base camp at the Okumonobe Riders Inn

Bikes - 2006 250 EXC 2 stroke, 2007 250 EXC, beast of a Franken EXC-F with a 450cc currently mounted, 2014 Six Days...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,279
Posted By haildamage
Japan - Annual Kansai Riders Golden Week Shikoku Rindo Tour Report

Every year the Kansai based Kansai Riders group do an offroad trip to Shikoku, one of the 4 main islands of Japan during the spring national holiday period known as Golden Week.

Rindos are small,...
Forum: Vendors 04-18-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 85,822
Posted By haildamage
i think i was one of the very first to order so...

i think i was one of the very first to order so fingers crossed that it will make it to japan just in time for our annual Shikoku Rindo 4 day gravel forest fireroads tour starting May 3rd!!!
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,419
Posted By haildamage
i didnt know the name of that village, Miyama,...

i didnt know the name of that village, Miyama, but pass through there pretty often when i am out for a day ride. it is a very nice little village of traditional houses and worth a look if you are in...
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,419
Posted By haildamage
sorry i was wrong about the weather. hope you had...

sorry i was wrong about the weather. hope you had the same weather as we did today. it was like a day god made for motorcycles!
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,419
Posted By haildamage
you can ride a bike of 125cc or more on all of...

you can ride a bike of 125cc or more on all of the expressways now. pretty boring riding compared to the fantastic twisties and one lane backroads that i prefer, but sometimes you want to get where...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 44,112
Posted By haildamage
indeed, most tourists renting bikes are not...

indeed, most tourists renting bikes are not experienced motorcyclists. seeing people ride like the locals in shorts, flip flops an no helmet is always a shocker to experienced riders like us.

the...
Forum: Vendors 02-18-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 85,822
Posted By haildamage
i dont know buddy. i am often wrong or if you ask...

i dont know buddy. i am often wrong or if you ask my wife i am always wrong...

look carefully, the upwards pointing passenger peg is pointing right at the edge of what i think is a heat shield...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2,332
Views: 353,072
Posted By haildamage
thanks for the info and link. this is...

thanks for the info and link. this is interesting.

i am about the same inseam. i am buying in japan and my japanese sucks, so there is a communication problem. just as i was buying, i found out...
Forum: Vendors 02-17-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 85,822
Posted By haildamage
i also want to hear what wachs says on this...

i also want to hear what wachs says on this question. you can see they are using a heat shield in the pic above if you look carefully.
http://www.altrider.com/product/detail/pid/1485

based on...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-17-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1,179
Views: 204,514
Posted By haildamage
idle stop, them grapes are probably sour...

idle stop, them grapes are probably sour anyway...


sorry you guys dont have it and the PCX is still a great scoot without it. however, the idle stop is one thing that really makes the PCX...
Forum: Vendors 02-15-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 85,822
Posted By haildamage
thanks for the tip. i just ordered mine! was i...

thanks for the tip. i just ordered mine! was i the first?!?
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2,332
Views: 353,072
Posted By haildamage
i think i will follow the E-ticket method for the...

i think i will follow the E-ticket method for the most part on my new bike next month:

http://www.omraoffroad.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=11373&start=15





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Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 44,112
Posted By haildamage
i suppose that is really important in OZ, where...

i suppose that is really important in OZ, where the speed fines are way high. if it is a big issue you can fit a bicycle speedo on it. very easy to fit and very accurate!
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 44,112
Posted By haildamage
just use your Montana for the speedo. can you add...

just use your Montana for the speedo. can you add a speedo window? i can on my GPSMAP62. failing that use the GPS as a speedo enough to get an idea of what the indicated speed on the speedo really is.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-26-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 1,179
Views: 204,514
Posted By haildamage
i understand it seems strange. this is why i...

i understand it seems strange. this is why i pestered him enough on his claim that it didnt need to be done that he checked into it. it is also extremely strange that there is no mention of valve...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-26-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1,179
Views: 204,514
Posted By haildamage
I watched him look carefully at everything he...

I watched him look carefully at everything he had, and they have all of the official service manuals from Honda Japan. as I said this is THE Honda flagship motorcycle shop chain for japan and they...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-26-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1,179
Views: 204,514
Posted By haildamage
nice explanation. my theory was that they need to...

nice explanation. my theory was that they need to generate more dealer revenue on the small bikes maintenance schedule to make up for the smaller profit margin and/or that they really just don't...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-26-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1,179
Views: 204,514
Posted By haildamage
they sell a ton of PCXs here. I cant even count...

they sell a ton of PCXs here. I cant even count how many I see on my 40 minute commute. there were two others at the stoplight with me at one point this morning. the point of all this is that when...
Forum: Vendors 01-24-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 85,822
Posted By haildamage
i will be needing a new system soon and was...

i will be needing a new system soon and was lamenting that GL is perfect except that they arent waterproof. that is a big problem here in rainy japan. on my 11 day Hokkaido tour i saw rain everyday....
Forum: Battle scooters 01-24-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,179
Views: 204,514
Posted By haildamage
i'll say it AGAIN in this thread. the USA valve...

i'll say it AGAIN in this thread. the USA valve check interval 'requirement' is a blatant dealer revenue raising tactic in cahoots with Honda USA.

it is not necessary to check the valves every...
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 44,112
Posted By haildamage
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y254/kansai-rider...

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y254/kansai-riders/Misc/awesome_zpsea988bb7.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/kansai-riders/media/Misc/awesome_zpsea988bb7.jpg.html)
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Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 44,112
Posted By haildamage
not sure if the routing problem you had was...

not sure if the routing problem you had was related to the zumo. i think it is probably related to the open source maps as i had the same problem with my GPSMAP62 and OSM Indonesia, which is more...
Forum: Ride reports 01-07-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 44,112
Posted By haildamage
its nice to hear you had a nice holiday with your...

its nice to hear you had a nice holiday with your wife, the bike is all fixed up, and you are starting again.

i have been wondering if you regretted the choice not to take your garmin or other...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 44,112
Posted By haildamage
glad to hear it went so smoothly with the...

glad to hear it went so smoothly with the accident. i have heard that they even try to blame the foreign passenger in thailand when a taxi is involved in an accident in some cases.

i hope your...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1,179
Views: 204,514
Posted By haildamage
a scooter is a type of motorcycle, but the grom...

a scooter is a type of motorcycle, but the grom is not in the scooter catagory!
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 2,134
Views: 291,164
Posted By haildamage
dont seem to be getting notifications so just saw...

dont seem to be getting notifications so just saw this.

i went to the KTM shop and they are expecting 2014s in January in Japan. looking forward to seeing the reviews on the new model! i would...
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2013, 02:17 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 44,112
Posted By haildamage
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y254/kansai-rider...

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y254/kansai-riders/homereatspopcorn.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/kansai-riders/media/homereatspopcorn.jpg.html)
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 2,134
Views: 291,164
Posted By haildamage
i am facing a dilemma, please help with some...

i am facing a dilemma, please help with some advice.

i could get a very good deal on a new leftover 2010 model now. or i could wait and see what is up with the new 2014 model. the 2014 model seems...
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