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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 05:46 PM
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Posted By Lion BR
They sat or they sat and rode it? :lol3

They sat or they sat and rode it? :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 178,519
Posted By Lion BR
I don't quite understand your rational. The bike...

I don't quite understand your rational. The bike is the CRF1000L.

But I will entertain some of what you mentioned. The weight difference between a 650 and a 1,000 cc bike of the same model is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 178,519
Posted By Lion BR
It is just a guess from their part that that bike...

It is just a guess from their part that that bike is the "touring oriented" version. A larger screen could be an option or accessory, the same way bags and tires are.

Most importantly, I agree...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 09:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,760
Posted By Lion BR
It's like the girl you know is trouble, but she...

It's like the girl you know is trouble, but she is so hot...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 178,519
Posted By Lion BR
Does this black with white swirls pattern make me...

Does this black with white swirls pattern make me look fat?
It will look better in proper color and without those bags and without Goliath at the helm.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 05:34 PM
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Views: 178,519
Posted By Lion BR
It looks 21 and 18 to me.

It looks 21 and 18 to me.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 178,519
Posted By Lion BR
Honda has a research development center in...

Honda has a research development center in Offenbach, near Frankfurt.

On the promo videos, episode 5, called "the test", it shows riders in a German hotel, and checking a map open in the area...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 178,519
Posted By Lion BR
I'm glad you learned the rules. :D Glad also...

I'm glad you learned the rules. :D
Glad also that you have a sense of humor.
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 02:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,760
Posted By Lion BR
Due to some paperwork snafu, MV Agusta almost...

Due to some paperwork snafu, MV Agusta almost lost their license to operate in California - when their license lapsed on July 31st, 2013. They recovered from that embarrassment.

They are trying...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 178,519
Posted By Lion BR
We have an internal expert on those matters.

We have an internal expert on those matters.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 178,519
Posted By Lion BR
You will need to torque the handlebars to help...

You will need to torque the handlebars to help your butt off the seat in such a low position for riding standing. Like getting up of the toilet, to use the analogy someone else already made.

The...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 10:09 AM
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Views: 178,519
Posted By Lion BR
this is the 650 version.:lol3

this is the 650 version.:lol3
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 06:48 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,760
Posted By Lion BR
Another review. <iframe width="853"...

Another review.

<iframe width="853" height="480" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/apbt_fKvcyY?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Demo bikes are arriving (have arrived) at...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-27-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 178,519
Posted By Lion BR
Not quite.

Not quite.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-27-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 178,519
Posted By Lion BR
It just gets better. :lol3

It just gets better. :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-27-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 178,519
Posted By Lion BR
Now you're talking. And on topic, it's a Honda...

Now you're talking. And on topic, it's a Honda after all.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-27-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 178,519
Posted By Lion BR
And the crossrunner is the VFR800X, the...

And the crossrunner is the VFR800X, the crosstourer is the VFR1200X.

Right. I agree. The CB500X is a fun bike and all, and it can be taken on an adventure trip. No questions about it. The...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-27-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 178,519
Posted By Lion BR
"No one notice the CB500x and NC700x are now...

"No one notice the CB500x and NC700x are now Honda's True Adventure® bikes, along with the AT/CRF1000L?

Don't like that company, sets a low bench mark."

Don't say that, our in-house special...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-27-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 178,519
Posted By Lion BR
That's exactly my point. If you know what you...

That's exactly my point. If you know what you are doing, bike height is not an issue. :D
Although it is all good in paved areas, and at speed for such a short guy - an extreme case. If you get to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-27-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 178,519
Posted By Lion BR
I'm 5'11' as well. Come to think about it, I...

I'm 5'11' as well. Come to think about it, I never owned a motorcycle I could flat foot ONE foot (let alone both) without a slight lean of the bike or invoking the captain morgan move. Edit: I forgot...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-27-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 178,519
Posted By Lion BR
No worries, it did not stop certain people to...

No worries, it did not stop certain people to continue the fantasy debate. The entertainment continues.:D
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-27-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2,349
Views: 257,023
Posted By Lion BR
Looks great. Doesn't it look like those wires...

Looks great. Doesn't it look like those wires are being stressed and subject to chafing as these parts vibrate while in motion?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-27-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 178,519
Posted By Lion BR
This thread continues to be entertaining. It's...

This thread continues to be entertaining. It's better than real life TV. :D When will we have the dirt race duel between those two participants? Maybe two races, one in the south and one in the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 98,784
Posted By Lion BR
No probs, we will source some low quality beer to...

No probs, we will source some low quality beer to match your bikes. Of course, not, you will still get the top notch stuff! Plus we just happen to live in walking distance to five breweries...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-25-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 178,519
Posted By Lion BR
That is the 65% version, perhaps for the Mexican...

That is the 65% version, perhaps for the Mexican market. :D Nah, they just didn't get the memo.
Here it is CRF1000L.
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By Lion BR
Very nice!!!

Very nice!!!
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,166
Posted By Lion BR
Someone gets it. Obviously this bike is not for...

Someone gets it. Obviously this bike is not for everyone... I would not buy one, but I will appreciate it when I see one on the road.
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 98,784
Posted By Lion BR
And if Oregon is in your plans, send me a PM a...

And if Oregon is in your plans, send me a PM a few weeks before. There will be beer, barbecue and a room for a good night of sleep. Or more nights if you need, there is a BMW dealer in town.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-25-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 178,519
Posted By Lion BR
For us in the US it will be 2016. And I have room...

For us in the US it will be 2016. And I have room for it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,668
Posted By Lion BR
I never had this issue you described. Did you...

I never had this issue you described. Did you try different helmets? My glasses stay very secure, tight with the helmet. Like somebody else mentioned, I get it all the way on the bridge of the nose....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-25-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 178,519
Posted By Lion BR
I don't get the whiners and complainers about...

I don't get the whiners and complainers about this thread. Why don't you leave? And why do you post? Both are rhetorical questions, no need to answer. :D

Most of us are having fun here, enjoying...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-25-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 178,519
Posted By Lion BR
Not everyone sees the world the same way you do....

Not everyone sees the world the same way you do. I would never buy anything "camo" :lol3 (I've been in the army, so it is not that.)

I would go for white or red.
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,760
Posted By Lion BR
Not all motorcycle plastic tanks are "painted"...

Not all motorcycle plastic tanks are "painted" and are what you see. Example, here is the Multistrada tank. It is not painted, and it is under a set of plastic covers.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-25-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 178,519
Posted By Lion BR
No, it would not be great.

No, it would not be great.
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,760
Posted By Lion BR
Some Ducati models (if not all, except the...

Some Ducati models (if not all, except the Scrambler) have plastic tanks covered by plastic body panels (Multistrada, for example). In some cases the expansion in the tank can be large enough to...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,760
Posted By Lion BR
Thanks, I will check it out. It makes sense that...

Thanks, I will check it out. It makes sense that he was a Tamburini's apprentice. He did a great job on that rear sub-frame, by the way. That's a masterpiece. And the front end is pure MV Agusta...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,760
Posted By Lion BR
Tamburini retired from CRC (Cagiva Research...

Tamburini retired from CRC (Cagiva Research Center) in 2008, died in 2014. One can conclude he was not the designer of this beautiful machine.

Having said that, whoever designed it, either via...
Forum: Vendors 05-24-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 987
Views: 142,202
Posted By Lion BR
Now that JMo has moderated us... all I was trying...

Now that JMo has moderated us... all I was trying to do is to remind people about other Honda dealers around here - in case people thought they were not getting a good deal on the motorcycle on a...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,760
Posted By Lion BR
That's a bummer. I'm glad here in Oregon there...

That's a bummer. I'm glad here in Oregon there are plenty of non-ethanol gas stations. As a matter of fact there is one 5 miles from my house and I just filled the tank of my Multistrada. In two...
Forum: Vendors 05-23-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 987
Views: 142,202
Posted By Lion BR
A friend of mine got a ride to Seattle (5 hours...

A friend of mine got a ride to Seattle (5 hours north of Eugene) to get an ABS bike and rode it back - around here she could only find non-ABS bikes. She bought it last week, a 2013 leftover...
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