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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 10:11 PM
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Posted By Starchamp
That's exactly what folks said about the second...

That's exactly what folks said about the second video. And the third. And the IMS shows, MP15, Tokyo, etc., etc., etc.

But I'm sure the FIFTH video will be full of specs, facts, release dates,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 10:21 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
There was some discussion on it many pages...

There was some discussion on it many pages back...not sure anybody here actually did it the swap, but I've talked to folks who have, both had good things to say about the CVK40. Thought about doing...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-22-2015, 06:05 PM
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Posted By Starchamp
Hope you can maintain this level of blind faith...

Hope you can maintain this level of blind faith and enthusiasm for another 6 months at least, because without folks like you, this thread is losing its spark.
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 06:54 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
Yep, that's the one. They have a full-size (S/E)...

Yep, that's the one. They have a full-size (S/E) too, which I'm running on my SM. I have a loaded fender bag mounted on mine, not sure if that helps or hurts stabilizing the fender at speed, but I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 11:39 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
The ones made by UFO are the same as OEM.

The ones made by UFO are the same as OEM.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-13-2015, 11:44 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
Which is pretty much what was said at EICMA 2014,...

Which is pretty much what was said at EICMA 2014, IIRC.
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 09:45 PM
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Posted By Starchamp
Skip models that come with a camera, to begin...

Skip models that come with a camera, to begin with. Good topo maps are available (for free) at gpsfiledepot, so you can forego the T models also. I picked up a lightly used 600 in the flea market...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 06:29 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
I think if you're patient, you can find a better...

I think if you're patient, you can find a better deal on a set of used rims; I picked up a set with decent tires and bearings from ebay for about $350 shipped, and they already had the larger SM...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 07:10 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
No problem. I might be wrong on the bracket...

No problem. I might be wrong on the bracket thing, I was playing around in that area last weekend removing the expansion tank, maybe I reused a bracket that was originally for one of those hoses. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By Starchamp
Nothing, it just vents to the atmosphere. I...

Nothing, it just vents to the atmosphere. I think there's a bendy bracket thing on the backside of the upper chain roller that holds the loose end in place.
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 07:25 PM
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Posted By Starchamp
Tire choice will play a big part in how 'comfy'...

Tire choice will play a big part in how 'comfy' it is, as knobbies will convey a lot more vibes than 50/50 or 70/30 rubber.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-07-2015, 07:19 PM
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Posted By Starchamp
Good point. Maybe light weight will be something...

Good point. Maybe light weight will be something else the True Adventure shares with your old BRP, along with 'not currently made by Honda'. :evil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-07-2015, 10:51 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
Partly, because this weighs 320 lbs wet: ...

Partly, because this weighs 320 lbs wet:
https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSJ1O7vzOSah2mtJdWNxvVOT_Y7sU4Sxrn-wmgdvojOMD6oFWKTAg
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-07-2015, 10:47 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
Sounds like a great trip, glad the faring worked...

Sounds like a great trip, glad the faring worked out! A lot of those pics look like they could have been taken right here in NJ!! :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 10:31 AM
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Views: 4,824,896
Posted By Starchamp
Hey, look who's back with his own brand of...

Hey, look who's back with his own brand of insightful contributions?! :rofl

I wonder if the ignore list has a maximum capacity....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-07-2015, 10:15 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
It's amazing that you can take an incomplete...

It's amazing that you can take an incomplete two-dimensional drawing and translate that into a precise volume. :clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-07-2015, 08:51 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
Ah, gotcha... :D

Ah, gotcha... :D
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 08:46 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
Everyone posts uninformative and unhelpful things...

Everyone posts uninformative and unhelpful things from time to time, that's no big deal. MY criticism of your posts (you can go back and look if you'd like) has always been that one usually has to...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-07-2015, 08:31 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
It's a fun video, but honestly you could...

It's a fun video, but honestly you could substitute that Scrambler with anything from a Vespa to a Can-Am Spyder--there's nothing magical about this bike, or what he does with it. I'm not saying the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-07-2015, 08:15 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
Except that they didn't have to show the bike. ...

Except that they didn't have to show the bike. Nobody was clamoring for something that they didn't even know about. Honda could have not done a thing, and the only result would have been 500 less...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-07-2015, 07:52 AM
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Views: 1,274,567
Posted By Starchamp
Except that it's already been pointed out that...

Except that it's already been pointed out that the engine pictured in this prototype is lacking, at the very least, the twin balance shafts depicted in the patents. Proportions don't tell the whole...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-06-2015, 08:20 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
:clap

:clap
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 26,618
Views: 4,824,896
Posted By Starchamp
I don't think that word means what you think it...

I don't think that word means what you think it means.



Yes, those are approximately the dimensions, plus about an inch to the length for the plugs and wiring. So, you basically mounted it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 26,618
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Posted By Starchamp
SH775 R/R Mounting Options

For those of you who have switched over to the Shindengen 775 series-type regulator/rectifier, care to share your mounting options? I gained some room by removing the radiator overflow tank,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 26,618
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Posted By Starchamp
I have an Ad-Tek...

I have an Ad-Tek (http://www.ad-tekproducts.co.uk/acatalog/Suzuki_enduro_sump_guards.html), it's been great and definitely saved me from some potentially catastrophic hits. I especially like that...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 06:45 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
For future ref, it's not really necessary to...

For future ref, it's not really necessary to actually remove the carb unless you need to do an overnight soak or something; you can simply loosen the boot clamps on either side, maybe loosen/remove...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-01-2015, 01:31 PM
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Views: 1,274,567
Posted By Starchamp
You can't possibly be this slow and still be able...

You can't possibly be this slow and still be able to operate an electronic device capable of accessing the internet. So, hat's off to you and your fifth-level inception or whatever you're up to. :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-01-2015, 01:24 PM
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Views: 1,274,567
Posted By Starchamp
Wow. Just...wow.

Wow. Just...wow.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-01-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7,779
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Posted By Starchamp
Awesome, me too!! I'm investing in John Ashman's...

Awesome, me too!! I'm investing in John Ashman's start-up company to build the ultimate mini-ADV bike. You?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-01-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 1,274,567
Posted By Starchamp
Surprised your dealer didn't tell you. Lack of...

Surprised your dealer didn't tell you. Lack of consumer interest, and competing internal priorities at Honda. Let me see if I can find the link.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-01-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 1,274,567
Posted By Starchamp
Since Honda cancelled the bike, guess you'll be...

Since Honda cancelled the bike, guess you'll be getting the non-running mock-up with the fake mud?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-01-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7,779
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Posted By Starchamp
Don't worry, there are other fantasy bikes to...

Don't worry, there are other fantasy bikes to make up facts and stories about. Always will be!!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-31-2015, 09:19 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
That's the spirit!! :clap

That's the spirit!! :clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-30-2015, 01:33 PM
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Posted By Starchamp
And yet, no product.

And yet, no product.
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 26,618
Views: 4,824,896
Posted By Starchamp
Trying cleaning the pilot jet. It's probably...

Trying cleaning the pilot jet. It's probably gummed up.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-30-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 1,274,567
Posted By Starchamp
If you're here for anything other than the...

If you're here for anything other than the entertainment value, you're in the wrong place. There's another thread dedicated to True Adventure 'facts' and 'specs' (understandably, it doesn't get much...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-29-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 1,274,567
Posted By Starchamp
That's what the last group of True Believers said...

That's what the last group of True Believers said about Tokyo.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-27-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 27,227
Posted By Starchamp
Well then, you didn't plan ahead very well, did...

Well then, you didn't plan ahead very well, did you?? :D J/k, sounds like a great trip.

How about Klim Traverse pants? Or anything goretex....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-27-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2,188
Views: 228,663
Posted By Starchamp
I actually don't know what your point is, or why...

I actually don't know what your point is, or why you're trying to make it. Folks were talking about fender clearance on the Bangkok style job, I mentioned (based on similar experience) that another...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-26-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2,188
Views: 228,663
Posted By Starchamp
You should probably try that yourself and shed...

You should probably try that yourself and shed some ignorance. Pay attention to 1964 (the year of the photo you posted), or anything prior to about 1980 when the Americans thought changing the name...
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