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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-03-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 3,364
Views: 964,131
Posted By kyotoviking
First of all: congratulations with your new TDM....

First of all: congratulations with your new TDM. Second, remember this has only two cylinders. If you treat it like a four cylinder, it will stall, like yours did there. Adjust the idle to close to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-18-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 100,490
Posted By kyotoviking
I have a friend that's working in Yamaha, and...

I have a friend that's working in Yamaha, and when asked the same question, he just answers: "just wait. This engine will be used in many different configurations, that's all I can say" while his...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 20,458
Posted By kyotoviking
First of all, I haven't read all the posts so...

First of all, I haven't read all the posts so far, but it looks like everyone are waiting for a new thumper from the country I currently live in. I have some contacts in the Yamaha factory, but they...
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4,010
Views: 1,968,621
Posted By kyotoviking
I guess you felt good until you changed into...

I guess you felt good until you changed into second gear... Been there, done that.

Waiting for update, but let it be a good one, don't rush it :-)
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 46,640
Posted By kyotoviking
Thank you for liberating us from our everyday...

Thank you for liberating us from our everyday boring life. Work starts again now, and all the couch-adventurers were waiting for some updates from the real life adventurers. Thank you.
What's up...
Forum: Ride reports 12-26-2013, 01:28 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 30,773
Posted By kyotoviking
:jive Yeah

:jive Yeah
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 46,640
Posted By kyotoviking
Thanks a lot. I'll buy you many burgers. And I'll...

Thanks a lot. I'll buy you many burgers. And I'll never touch my iPhone again, camping together with you. Just listen, listening to what the wise man has to say. I guess it will be you this time,...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 46,640
Posted By kyotoviking
Are you going north from Penang? I was really...

Are you going north from Penang?
I was really looking forward to a Photo of Petronas Twin Towers and the postie.....
No, not really. Just kidding :-)
I'm finding myself recently, looking at the...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By kyotoviking
I could do that if I had same brand jackets and...

I could do that if I had same brand jackets and pants. But here's a lovely mix of everything. Yamaha/Olympia jacket, rough & road pants.

Think I got it now. Wearing the liner close to a thin,...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By kyotoviking
I think that's what I tried to say (lost in...

I think that's what I tried to say (lost in translation)

I didn't try this liner much, but I just noticed it doesn't really make any heat around my belly and lower back. Will try to wear it...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By kyotoviking
Heated jacket liner, inside or outside pants?

Maybe already asked, but I can't find the answer.
I have a 90w warmnsafe jacket liner, with a remote heat-troller, and keep it outside the pants.

Maybe some cold air makes it into my torso, or...
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 4,010
Views: 1,968,621
Posted By kyotoviking
Awesome report. I've just spent two weeks reading...

Awesome report. I've just spent two weeks reading through everything. Thank you for taking us along on your travel. I have a serious case of PMS (parked motorcycle syndrome) so it was really nice to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 46,640
Posted By kyotoviking
Awesome pictures and report. On Facebook I saw...

Awesome pictures and report.
On Facebook I saw a tall bloke that looked like Santa on summer holiday leaning over your bike. Is that a Adventure Rider -thing? To not shave during the trip, or a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 46,640
Posted By kyotoviking
Awesome. The Viking is very happy. Wishing you a...

Awesome. The Viking is very happy. Wishing you a nice ride, and I am really happy you're making this ride report and bringing us with you. Thank you!!!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-06-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3,364
Views: 964,131
Posted By kyotoviking
Hello. Congratulations with your new TDM. I...

Hello.
Congratulations with your new TDM.
I also have small hands, and have problems gripping left handle. Take a look where where the wire goes out from the handle. Under the rubber cover, there...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 20,148
Posted By kyotoviking
Awesome idea. I'm in. If I can recommend...

Awesome idea. I'm in.
If I can recommend something, (I'm Norwegian) look into some smart lube for your cables. (Clutch and throttle). Normal stuff might turn into the consistency of candle lights...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 72,894
Posted By kyotoviking
That's my tarp :-) It's a Southernport...

That's my tarp :-)
It's a Southernport hexatarp. I think it's just sold in Japan. Around 13x13feet and 50 dollars.
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6,708
Views: 2,692,716
Posted By kyotoviking
Here's my setup. From a trip up to Tohoku, north...

Here's my setup. From a trip up to Tohoku, north Japan.
http://img.tapatalk.com/7ed66902-10bf-b789.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/7ed66902-10d6-bc8e.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-12-2012, 02:42 AM
Replies: 3,364
Views: 964,131
Posted By kyotoviking
Thanks. I had the Sirac/Anakee-combo until last...

Thanks. I had the Sirac/Anakee-combo until last week. That worked really well, but I found these cheap, and wanted to give it a try. I can't really say anything yet, since I just fitted the tires and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-08-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3,364
Views: 964,131
Posted By kyotoviking
At the bolt holding the exhaust pipes.

At the bolt holding the exhaust pipes.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-08-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3,364
Views: 964,131
Posted By kyotoviking
Hello TDM-riders. I finally found some time to...

Hello TDM-riders. I finally found some time to make my bashplate mk3.
This is made to fit the 900 with a givi crashbar....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-18-2012, 02:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,964
Posted By kyotoviking
Yep. When the coil/ht leads gets wet, you're in...

Yep. When the coil/ht leads gets wet, you're in trouble. Water penetrates into the coil and no start. Unscrew the coils, clean the earth-points and just tape the gap between coil and leads. Use...
Forum: Ride reports 02-13-2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 186,870
Posted By kyotoviking
Thank you for an inspiring and humorous Ride...

Thank you for an inspiring and humorous Ride Report. I have been told that driving through Russia will take many months, and is far to dangerous. After meeting up with other adventure riders, and...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,761
Posted By kyotoviking
The instructions from Yamaha is to do a complete...

The instructions from Yamaha is to do a complete oil change, that also means running the engine warm after the change. What makes me wonder, how does this affect the clearances in the...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,761
Posted By kyotoviking
Noooo, the manual tells me to change the oil...

Noooo, the manual tells me to change the oil (drop out the old, fill new). If it was just to drain it, or do an oil change after the check, I would understand it.
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,761
Posted By kyotoviking
Valve check, why oilchange?

Hello all mechanics. I'm gonna try to adjust the valves (check clearance and maybe change shims) on my TDM 900. Manual says I have to change oil first.
Can someone tell me why?

Want to...
Forum: Asia 12-03-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,899
Posted By kyotoviking
Hello. Would love to get some company. On this...

Hello.
Would love to get some company. On this trip, all my riding buddies had to go home for working Monday. Living in Kobe? That BMW 650 is a really nice one. Will do this Super Rindo for...
Forum: Asia 11-28-2011, 03:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,899
Posted By kyotoviking
Well, Stubborn fu... like me need to feel and...

Well, Stubborn fu... like me need to feel and experience things before they believe it. :puke1
Now I'm a believer :cry
Where is that garage we were talking about.... :hmmmmm
Thanks dude. :beer
Forum: Asia 11-28-2011, 02:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,899
Posted By kyotoviking
Small ride report here. Drove from Kobe to...

Small ride report here.
Drove from Kobe to Okayama after work Saturday. Met some other drivers from all around Kansai bay.
http://img.tapatalk.com/7a15c193-4d56-b86c.jpg
This place is called...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-18-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 57,863
Posted By kyotoviking
Yep. There is another thread here about riding in...

Yep. There is another thread here about riding in Japan. More pics there.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-18-2011, 12:38 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 57,863
Posted By kyotoviking
Here is mine...

Here is mine http://tapatalk.com/mu/7ed1c451-1ea2-3487.jpg
At the "Norwegian Wood", Himeji, Japan.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-10-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3,364
Views: 964,131
Posted By kyotoviking
Hello. You should post this question at...

Hello. You should post this question at carpe-tdm. Just look it up on google. Before you do that, check all the fuses under your seat, maybe the radiator-fan is not running? And if the bike is okay...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-05-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3,364
Views: 964,131
Posted By kyotoviking
Saturday fun in the forests of Japan. ...

Saturday fun in the forests of Japan.
http://tapatalk.com/mu/7dc898eb-2f83-84bc.jpg
http://tapatalk.com/mu/7dc898eb-2fab-1c36.jpg
http://tapatalk.com/mu/7dc898eb-2fdd-2aed.jpg...
Forum: Asia 06-04-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,899
Posted By kyotoviking
Finally did some dirt/gravel/mud and rocks here...

Finally did some dirt/gravel/mud and rocks here in Japan. Now it's kind of rain season, so many of the interesting roads are blocked by landslide, rocks or trees. We have a special map for riders,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-03-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 3,364
Views: 964,131
Posted By kyotoviking
You will anyway have to drain the colant, so...

You will anyway have to drain the colant, so after that, pulling the radiator is just making everything easier for you later.
Forum: Asia 01-08-2011, 04:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,899
Posted By kyotoviking
Talking I'm in Kyoto. moving down to Kobe next month.

I'm in Kyoto. moving down to Kobe next month.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-30-2010, 12:21 AM
Replies: 3,364
Views: 964,131
Posted By kyotoviking
Thanks for your feedback. I'm going to take...

Thanks for your feedback.
I'm going to take more photos when I do the next oilchange. Until then you can have a look at some more photos here:...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-25-2010, 02:53 AM
Replies: 3,364
Views: 964,131
Posted By kyotoviking
It's a "Kyoto-special", made from 60x40cm 2mm...

It's a "Kyoto-special", made from 60x40cm 2mm aluminum and pop rivets. 50 dollars and around 10 hours to make.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-24-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3,364
Views: 964,131
Posted By kyotoviking
Tdm in Japan

Hello. I'm Harald, living in Kyoto. I didn't do so much adventure riding yet, but I'm preparing. First step, skid plate....
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