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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-05-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,297
Posted By kpmsprtd
Sell it and let them find their own way to bikes...

Sell it and let them find their own way to bikes after their brains are fully formed at approximately age 22.
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4,414
Views: 803,540
Posted By kpmsprtd
Clarification Comment: I currently have both the...

Clarification Comment: I currently have both the 2003 CB750 and the 2014 CB1100, and I switch back and forth between the two as I wait to get the Nighthawk to someone who will love it as much as I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4,414
Views: 803,540
Posted By kpmsprtd
Hello again, Mr. Eddy Alvarez. I guess great...

Hello again, Mr. Eddy Alvarez. I guess great minds think alike. I picked mine up on March 14th. There it was with the price marked down (almost never happens at this dealer), and it was screaming my...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 19,268
Posted By kpmsprtd
I like the Bulldog, but Yamaha's XTW250 concept...

I like the Bulldog, but Yamaha's XTW250 concept looked a lot better to my eyes. I think we saw it back in 2011.
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4,414
Views: 803,540
Posted By kpmsprtd
What model is your windscreen, Mr. Eddy Alvarez?

What model is your windscreen, Mr. Eddy Alvarez?
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,157
Posted By kpmsprtd
I don't have the book, but the reviews on Amazon...

I don't have the book, but the reviews on Amazon don't seem particularly positive. No matter. Although you will need good maps, I think the inmates here would gladly steer you to the best places if...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 577,426
Posted By kpmsprtd
My previous comment about domain names is a...

My previous comment about domain names is a meaningless trifle. While I spend my days occupied with crazy details, the folks at Motus have been busy building a mechanical work of art. I would love to...
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 577,426
Posted By kpmsprtd
I have to wonder if this supposed dealership in...

I have to wonder if this supposed dealership in New Hampshire is even affiliated with Motus. Is it cool with Motus Motorcycles at motusmotorcycles.com that this supposed dealer has a domain name only...
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10,168
Views: 1,732,122
Posted By kpmsprtd
The Cross Cub is real. I am not sure which...

The Cross Cub is real. I am not sure which countries it is actually sold in, but Japan for sure. A straight yen to dollars conversion puts it at U.S.$2411.

http://www.honda.co.jp/CROSSCUB/
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 10,168
Views: 1,732,122
Posted By kpmsprtd
2014 Honda Cross Cub 110

2014 Honda Cross Cub 110
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,839
Posted By kpmsprtd
If I were living in Korea, I would actively seek...

If I were living in Korea, I would actively seek out one of Hyosung's old work horse bikes (based on Suzuki designs). Indestructible, with parts and service available everywhere, they are excellent...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-12-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2,316
Views: 252,088
Posted By kpmsprtd
There is a bit of confusion regarding labor rates...

There is a bit of confusion regarding labor rates in Thailand. Many people mistakenly think that what was true 20 years ago is still true today.

The minimum wage in Thailand is 300 baht per day...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-04-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,373,319
Posted By kpmsprtd
Well-done, Honda. I like it a lot.

Well-done, Honda. I like it a lot.
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,565
Posted By kpmsprtd
Your gut feeling is correct. No mods.

Your gut feeling is correct. No mods.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-27-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,525
Posted By kpmsprtd
I have been visiting a red 2014 BMW F 700 GS...

I have been visiting a red 2014 BMW F 700 GS regularly. I like it a lot. But I won't ride it until I'm serious about a purchase. (Exception = demo days)
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 15,978
Posted By kpmsprtd
Several Hondas owned, but the only one...

Several Hondas owned, but the only one problematic was an '82 or '83 CB650 with electrical/charging issues that I never was able to sort out. I was not the only one.
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10,168
Views: 1,732,122
Posted By kpmsprtd
Red Motus MST

Would love to have one...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 577,426
Posted By kpmsprtd
I would give my left testicle (it's admittedly an...

I would give my left testicle (it's admittedly an old one) to have a red Motus motorcycle. I love the idea of an American sport tourer with a Baby Block V4 and lots of premium parts.

If I ever...
Forum: Face plant 07-26-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,888
Posted By kpmsprtd
Thank you for the story. You have made me...

Thank you for the story. You have made me reconsider my frequent lack of proper riding gear. Ouch!!!
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,469
Posted By kpmsprtd
Go for the new V-Strom. No need to deviate from a...

Go for the new V-Strom. No need to deviate from a mount that has served you so well.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-14-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 16,390
Posted By kpmsprtd
Although we have to wait a while. the Yamaha...

Although we have to wait a while. the Yamaha XTZ700 (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=991292) (possible Baby Tenere) might represent a viable third choice.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-11-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,111
Posted By kpmsprtd
Beautiful photo, Mud Frog. Good luck.

Beautiful photo, Mud Frog. Good luck.
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 55,086
Posted By kpmsprtd
As unexpected as it is for me, I salute the new...

As unexpected as it is for me, I salute the new Harley Davidson. One of the linked articles mentioned some partnership (motor controller) with Mission Motorcyles. I say go for it. HD has the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 2,347
Views: 339,130
Posted By kpmsprtd
There is plenty of money in Thailand these days....

There is plenty of money in Thailand these days. The wealthy have always been wealthy, but there are also factory and construction jobs for anyone who wants one.

I saw several packs of Harleys and...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2,347
Views: 339,130
Posted By kpmsprtd
The videos of "Japanese" girls are actually Thai...

The videos of "Japanese" girls are actually Thai girls, hence the use of Thai script in the titles and captions, Thai locations, and Thai women.

I saw a very clean-looking SR400 outside a 7-11 on...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 97,691
Posted By kpmsprtd
Thanks, Louis. That's exactly what I needed to...

Thanks, Louis. That's exactly what I needed to know. I don't mind pulling back the sleeve to top off, but not having to do that for the entire tank is going to be a huge improvement.
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 97,691
Posted By kpmsprtd
Am I correct in thinking that I can fill the fuel...

Am I correct in thinking that I can fill the fuel tank with the gas pump set to auto (automatically shut off when tank is full)?

On every bike I've had (Hondas and Suzukis), putting in fuel is a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 97,691
Posted By kpmsprtd
I change my vote. I think I voted for the CB500X...

I change my vote. I think I voted for the CB500X a couple of months ago. But at that time, I had not ridden the CB500X.

Today, I was able to ride the CB500X and NC700X back to back at the local...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,987
Posted By kpmsprtd
I sat on the 2014 DLX for quite some time today...

I sat on the 2014 DLX for quite some time today at the local dealer. Even with the new seat, it still feels a bit cramped, as do the previous year models with the regular seat. (I'm 180 cm / 5' 11".)...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4,414
Views: 803,540
Posted By kpmsprtd
Lots of owners at the CB1100 Forum...

Lots of owners at the CB1100 Forum (http://cb1100forum.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?fid=1), including a significant number of people who are trading in earlier year models for the 2014.
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2,347
Views: 339,130
Posted By kpmsprtd
Assuming this is a 50-state bike in the U.S....

Assuming this is a 50-state bike in the U.S. (unconfirmed by me), why would the SR400 meet CARB (California Air Resources Board) requirements while Suzuki's TU250X does not? Both have fuel injection.
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,851
Posted By kpmsprtd
I have a bone-stock, basic UJM, the 2003 Honda...

I have a bone-stock, basic UJM, the 2003 Honda CB750 Nighthawk. It is chock-full of soul, which I think means that we have been to a lot of places together, through both mellow times and many close...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-18-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,927
Posted By kpmsprtd
You have proven the concept that "Better is the...

You have proven the concept that "Better is the enemy of good enough". For the price of one beastly adventure bike, you have an excellent fleet of three capable motorcycles. I really like your...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-18-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,907
Posted By kpmsprtd
I am waiting for the 2015 Africa Twin. However,...

I am waiting for the 2015 Africa Twin. However, if Honda were to give additional off-road capabilities to the NC750X or CB500X, I would be willing to go that route. My off-road needs are modest, but...
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 16,868
Posted By kpmsprtd
If the used Tu250 you purchase has 7000 miles on...

If the used Tu250 you purchase has 7000 miles on it, you will be okay. Less than that = no can do.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-19-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,713
Posted By kpmsprtd
Nothing against the current owner, but the bike...

Nothing against the current owner, but the bike you have described is a thousand-dollar bike. It's eight or nine years old and it has high mileage.
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2,614
Views: 319,107
Posted By kpmsprtd
I think perhaps you are not giving Harley enough...

I think perhaps you are not giving Harley enough credit. They have thought this thing through very carefully, and they know exactly what they are doing.

For a moment, don't think about the U.S....
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10,168
Views: 1,732,122
Posted By kpmsprtd
I want the 2015 Honda Africa Twin. I like a lot...

I want the 2015 Honda Africa Twin. I like a lot of other bikes (Super Tenere, V-Strom 1000, Honda CBX500, etc.), but the one bike that I would right now, guaranteed, be willing to raid the retirement...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 16,868
Posted By kpmsprtd
Go ahead and get one for yourself for Christmas,...

Go ahead and get one for yourself for Christmas, Jerry. I bet it will give you lots of years of faithful service.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-06-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7,451
Views: 1,353,043
Posted By kpmsprtd
I realized today that my 2003 CB750 is getting...

I realized today that my 2003 CB750 is getting only 39 mpg. That's one more reason to replace it with a CB500X.
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