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Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By arrcrussell
On a trip last year, a friend lost his rear...

On a trip last year, a friend lost his rear caliper. He had recently serviced the bike and most likely forgot to torque the bottom caliper bolt. It eventually worked free and then when the rear brake...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,243
Posted By arrcrussell
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I did a simple visual comparison between my bike with the Rox risers and a friend’s stock set up. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-08-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,125
Posted By arrcrussell
I run TKC80s since their performance on wet roads...

I run TKC80s since their performance on wet roads is pretty impressive - they'll hold a line in the wet at about 90% of my dry pace - pretty good for a knobbie.

Can you comment on how the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-07-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7,709
Views: 1,255,577
Posted By arrcrussell
I don't want to beat a dead horse (if it has...

I don't want to beat a dead horse (if it has been) but ... so you're saying the engine in the preproduction is not the final engine? Is this the general consensus? Somehow I missed this and the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,243
Posted By arrcrussell
Rox risers

I installed Rox Risers on my '10 GSA. I stand allot while riding and did not want to hunch over - with the risers I can stand upright. Rox risers allow the bars to be pivoted forward thus raising...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By arrcrussell
Removed the left grip and re-soldered the...

Removed the left grip and re-soldered the connections - no luck. I looked for a break in the electrical heat circuit strip but didn't find anything - did not have the grip off completely thus I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-03-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7,709
Views: 1,255,577
Posted By arrcrussell
Huh!? What planet do you live on? Ridiculous!!!

Huh!? What planet do you live on? Ridiculous!!!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-01-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,160
Posted By arrcrussell
Huh?!

You gotta bike and your boys don't? WTF! When my kids were young we all had dirt bikes - we spent many a weekend camping and rippin' up the trails in PA. Unforgettable family adventures!!!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By arrcrussell
Thanks Guys, I'll be in the garage tonight...

Thanks Guys, I'll be in the garage tonight tracking down the fault code and wiring. Also, thanks for the links to the heaters and grips!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By arrcrussell
Left heated grip kaput - '10 R1200 GSA

Over the weekend my left heated grip stopped functioning on my 2010 R1200 GSA. Any clues or wisdom before I dig into it?

Thanks
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 7,709
Views: 1,255,577
Posted By arrcrussell
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Forum: Americas 03-21-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 831
Posted By arrcrussell
My experience from solo tours. Talk with...

My experience from solo tours.

Talk with everyone -its amazing how friendly people can be!

Give in to every whim - if a road, trail, path, person, place, thing looks interesting - go explore it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-17-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7,709
Views: 1,255,577
Posted By arrcrussell
My wife and I were just in Costa Rica and the...

My wife and I were just in Costa Rica and the number of 125's and 250's was staggering - probably 19 out of 20 bikes were in this size range. After seeing that, it doesn't surprise me that its a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-14-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7,709
Views: 1,255,577
Posted By arrcrussell
When I get together with my dirt bike buddies, my...

When I get together with my dirt bike buddies, my wife says we're "Infantile!" I guess that goes along with the above - so now I guess we're "Infa-Neander-tile!" IMHO, better than being a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-14-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7,709
Views: 1,255,577
Posted By arrcrussell
ABS and TC but not for DCT. And all this...

ABS and TC but not for DCT.

And all this techno just makes a bike less self-serviceable - if not impossible!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-12-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7,709
Views: 1,255,577
Posted By arrcrussell
Oh brother! Read you what your writing! Aren't...

Oh brother! Read you what your writing! Aren't you speculating?! ( "I think ..")! <label for="rb_iconid_18">:huh</label>
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-10-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7,709
Views: 1,255,577
Posted By arrcrussell
Simple really!

Sheesh - c'mon guys, its simple really. Ignore something long enough and eventually it will go away. Now whose gonna be the 1st one to break this rule?!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-10-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7,709
Views: 1,255,577
Posted By arrcrussell
Hmmm ... I wonder about this. Allot of...

Hmmm ... I wonder about this. Allot of references on this forum to Rekluse and DCT in the same breath and I'm not convinced the correlation is so simple.

Isn't a Rekluse purely mechanical and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-10-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 7,709
Views: 1,255,577
Posted By arrcrussell
WHAT?! Did you say IF ? IF it comes to market !?...

WHAT?! Did you say IF ? IF it comes to market !? You, who knows every insider with unquestionable reliability, whose clairvoyant and paranormally speaks with Mr. Honda, said IF !?

Well, I think...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-04-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7,709
Views: 1,255,577
Posted By arrcrussell
I do not claim to know how DCT works but I would...

I do not claim to know how DCT works but I would venture a guess that the clutches are actually controlled by a computer/software, software that detects gear selection, engine speed, throttle...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-04-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7,709
Views: 1,255,577
Posted By arrcrussell
NNNOOOOOOoooooooo.............

NNNOOOOOOoooooooo.............
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-04-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7,709
Views: 1,255,577
Posted By arrcrussell
A DCT doesn't have a clutch lever - at least my...

A DCT doesn't have a clutch lever - at least my buddies NC700 didn't have one - and I believe the True Adventure prototype didn't have a clutch lever either ( too lazy to go back and look at the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-04-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 7,709
Views: 1,255,577
Posted By arrcrussell
I ride my GS off road. I've ridden a friend's...

I ride my GS off road. I've ridden a friend's NC700X/DCT off road. I prefer to have the manual/clutch. With DCT, yes one gets , faster, smoother,effortless shifts and effortless starts. What one...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-04-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 7,709
Views: 1,255,577
Posted By arrcrussell
My vote

In case Honda is reading this - I'll take the manual/clutch version please!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-24-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 833
Views: 39,993
Posted By arrcrussell
In!

Plan on departing NE OH Wednesday night arriving Thursday evening. Knob Creek already packed - if I can just keep it packed!!!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-06-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,870
Posted By arrcrussell
I attended the Cycle Show in Cleveland this past...

I attended the Cycle Show in Cleveland this past weekend. I spoke with every American Honda Rep I could find and attempted to pull any information I could from each. Needless to say it was like...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-02-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7,709
Views: 1,255,577
Posted By arrcrussell
[/QUOTE][/QUOTE] WOW - ya know this thread...

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WOW - ya know this thread has really taken a turn for the worst when posters respond to their own posts - squared!!!<label for="rb_iconid_21">:huh</label><label...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-28-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 7,709
Views: 1,255,577
Posted By arrcrussell
Design

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Over the weekend I met the spouse of my wife’s...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-27-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7,709
Views: 1,255,577
Posted By arrcrussell
Don't know if this was intended but its hilarious...

Don't know if this was intended but its hilarious anyway - the percentages don't add to 100% :rofl:rofl

BTW - I read a several posts back your better half is from Elk County PA. My parents had...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-27-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 7,709
Views: 1,255,577
Posted By arrcrussell
:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl

:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-25-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7,709
Views: 1,255,577
Posted By arrcrussell
If this bike is as close to production as most...

If this bike is as close to production as most think, I find it hard to believe only one prototype exists. That said, the absence of any prototype at the US Motorcycle shows does not bode well for...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-22-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 7,709
Views: 1,255,577
Posted By arrcrussell
A year before its released! WTF! And on top of...

A year before its released! WTF! And on top of that - another year of this forum! :huh
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-16-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,861
Posted By arrcrussell
Wash it off with a hose - 5 minutes, then spend...

Wash it off with a hose - 5 minutes, then spend the other 175 riding it! Priorities man!!!!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-13-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7,709
Views: 1,255,577
Posted By arrcrussell
Kinda funny ...

... but if I'm not mistaken, Honda has yet to release specs so all this BS about engine size, HP and torque is quite amusing - kinda like reading the Sunday comics!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-02-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7,709
Views: 1,255,577
Posted By arrcrussell
And that, my friend, is the crux of this whole...

And that, my friend, is the crux of this whole thing - we all want the perfect bike - which only exists in our dreams!!!!! :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-24-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7,709
Views: 1,255,577
Posted By arrcrussell
Swing arm angle

I'm a bit confused. isn't the swing arm travel centered around the mid point - where the front sprocket, swing arm pivot and rear axle align? How is the swing arm travel extended without changing...
Forum: Ride reports 12-23-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 16,635
Posted By arrcrussell
BC, great report! In 2013, I took the ferry...

BC, great report! In 2013, I took the ferry from Port Hardy up to Prince Rupert - had wanted to take the ferry to Bella Coola but the ferry had stopped the service to Bella Coola (mid Sept). Next...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-23-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 7,709
Views: 1,255,577
Posted By arrcrussell
ftfy :rofl

ftfy :rofl
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-22-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6,887
Views: 1,253,804
Posted By arrcrussell
I'm no metallurgist but I believe, in general,...

I'm no metallurgist but I believe, in general, cast metal is more brittle than metal that is extruded/rolled. Thus using a cast rim with spokes may not be a good idea since it will still have a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-22-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 6,887
Views: 1,253,804
Posted By arrcrussell
??? Sounds like the same thing to me!

??? Sounds like the same thing to me!
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