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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-21-2015, 06:49 AM
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Posted By bluesman
I think what is really important - if they make...

I think what is really important - if they make it capable of taking up to E25 petrol (up to 25% alcohol in petrol) like they did on Tiger. Soon this will be more available gas than anything...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2015, 03:14 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Yet in real life one I saw at EICMA and Brussels...

Yet in real life one I saw at EICMA and Brussels looked way more like Tenere size wise than like Transalp. Kinda...same shape too.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2015, 03:05 AM
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Posted By bluesman
I hope they will provide optional accessory...

I hope they will provide optional accessory crashbars. Proper ones, like they had for some bikes or like Triumph provides for Tiger 800. This Honda won't be easiest bike to find properly designed...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 02:52 AM
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Posted By bluesman
BTW, guys - I need new GPS, so I decided to do...

BTW, guys - I need new GPS, so I decided to do bulk sale of all stuff left from 2 DR800s I still got in garage.
2 engines .
1 missing stator, need new valves and seats cut in head, need chain...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 02:45 AM
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Posted By bluesman
WP extremes come in 3 types. Ones that were used...

WP extremes come in 3 types. Ones that were used on KTM 380 mx bike, ones that used on KTM 640 Adventure of first model and ones that were used on Husaberg. All of those have different stroke,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-29-2015, 03:02 AM
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Posted By bluesman
No objections here :)

No objections here :)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-29-2015, 02:41 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Well, I agree about extras and pricing yet I can...

Well, I agree about extras and pricing yet I can clearly feel 10 kg added or removed from bike, I guess it is because I am not tall.
When I do install extras on my bikes I go very very careful about...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-29-2015, 02:08 AM
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Posted By bluesman
:lol3 Short, not little! I can lift 1200GSA...

:lol3

Short, not little! I can lift 1200GSA better than many tall man! :lol3
:freaky
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-29-2015, 02:07 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Well, I was very impressed with riding modes,...

Well, I was very impressed with riding modes, performance of ABS and stability control on unpaved surface (dry clay road next to dealership) of new GS. Apart from that I do not like Beemers generally...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-29-2015, 01:35 AM
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Posted By bluesman
If you are not tall man even 15 kg specially high...

If you are not tall man even 15 kg specially high up make a LOT of difference in both riding and handling falls. When I removed 15 extra kg of stock exhaust from my previous bike it was like magic...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-22-2015, 11:56 AM
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Posted By bluesman
OK, you did not miss it, understood. You ignored...

OK, you did not miss it, understood. You ignored it to have basis to start this - still spending time picking up on people?
OK, ignore that I joke about NR500 being production since it is one of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-22-2015, 11:16 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Which part of "just kidding" you missed? :lol3 ...

Which part of "just kidding" you missed? :lol3

OK, sidetracking is basically trademark of this thread so..
Well, NR750 was incredibly expensive, unreliable and beautiful and full of attempts to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-22-2015, 09:37 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Last time? Hmmm NR500? Just kidding :) And great...

Last time? Hmmm NR500? Just kidding :) And great Spenser once wrestled it on top of podium anyway.

Why folks putting so much into HRC role in this bike? HRC are not developing it judging by what...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-07-2015, 01:26 PM
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Posted By bluesman
Don't know. But stock Tenere 660 with aftermarket...

Don't know. But stock Tenere 660 with aftermarket cans, 2008 model still did weight 8 kg more than my more powerful 780 cc DR800 made in 1991 after I replaced my DR stock exhaust (14 kg) with...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-07-2015, 11:50 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Hm. Patents. Patent for airfilter shows...

Hm.
Patents.
Patent for airfilter shows engine very similar to one I saw.
Patent for engine shows motor that looks entirely different and very different from one I saw on "prototype".
I never...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-03-2015, 02:19 PM
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Posted By bluesman
Ahm...my apologies for chiming in but this is a...

Ahm...my apologies for chiming in but this is a bit controversial.
The purpose of tyre contact patch is to cope with acceleration-decceleration forces and to keep bike from sliding in corners. Heavy...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-01-2015, 01:32 AM
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Posted By bluesman
I do not know how many of guys here actually...

I do not know how many of guys here actually ridden with DCT. Here is my impressions.

I drove german and french DCT cars for over 150 000 km and I did ride 2 Honda DCT bikes for not much but still...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-30-2015, 12:44 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Every company including Big-4 do try innovative...

Every company including Big-4 do try innovative things from time to time and they end up in garbage bin from time to time. It is not about innovation as such, it is about concept. While most of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-29-2015, 04:58 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Well, I think yes- location is key here. To be...

Well, I think yes- location is key here. To be fair - my Ford, Opel and Renault all did over 200 000 km without single problem except one caused myself ( on Opel I did not use AC for 3 years at all,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-28-2015, 08:10 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Offtopic mode on Well...since Honda cars...

Offtopic mode on

Well...since Honda cars mentioned. I loved my 1994 Civic 1.6 VTI hatchback. And not only me. Lot's of people loved it. It was sleek, useful, reliable, very quick and handled like...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-21-2015, 03:02 PM
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Posted By bluesman
Hey hey! Opposite! No fat, no bread, no sugar,...

Hey hey! Opposite! No fat, no bread, no sugar, but of veggies and healthy loaf of low fat beef and lot of training picking up heavy bikes - golden recipe!
In no time inmates would be able to cope...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-17-2015, 06:06 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Thank you. So it is from MCN and they refer to...

Thank you. So it is from MCN and they refer to parallel twin patent, so I was trying to find that patent for that motor but found nothing and no direct links to it.
Eventually I found 3 patents...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-17-2015, 03:17 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Concept is not a working machine. Prototype is...

Concept is not a working machine.
Prototype is machine built to work out transition of concept to real machine, estimate requirements for equipment/technological process map, identify improvement...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-17-2015, 03:06 AM
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Posted By bluesman
I am sorry if I missed it - I still do not...

I am sorry if I missed it - I still do not understand where is "renouncement" stating
1000 cc
110 bhp
?

Apart from forum members posts?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-16-2015, 06:50 AM
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Posted By bluesman
With bold new colors of course! :lol3

With bold new colors of course! :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-16-2015, 06:48 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Which was result of intended riding in style to...

Which was result of intended riding in style to save fuel and (sorry guys) specifically VERY low tuned engine, making NC700 what it is - no more no less. None of my friends who got NC700 getting...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-15-2015, 11:59 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Since last 0.5 l never go anywhere... 18 liter,...

Since last 0.5 l never go anywhere...
18 liter, 400 km? 4.5 l/100 on 1000 cc 100+ bhp non-sleek (airstream-optimized) bike.
This called either "claimed with no proof" or european highway...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-14-2015, 04:39 PM
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Posted By bluesman
Frame is steel - I am 99% sure. This is based on...

Frame is steel - I am 99% sure. This is based on what I been educated on about looks of welds, , materials resistance, different methods of shaping metal to tell it by looking at frame from 0.5 meter...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-14-2015, 01:54 PM
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Posted By bluesman
Yep. Chassis looks exactly same thou. Even shape...

Yep. Chassis looks exactly same thou. Even shape of swing arm. So - no conclusion. Smart move by Honda to keep people guessing. :evil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-14-2015, 01:30 PM
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Posted By bluesman
that patent mcmann posted look exactly like bike...

that patent mcmann posted look exactly like bike I saw at EICMA. No doubt at all. But if you spend time reading all those patents - there is no word about 1000cc.
Earlier patent for 1000cc...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-05-2015, 06:11 AM
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Posted By bluesman
It's interesting how lot of folks refer to Honda...

It's interesting how lot of folks refer to Honda as to God of Reliability in bikes...
In last 5-7 years I spent more time fixing "famously reliable" Transalps and post-2010 honda's of my friends...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-04-2015, 07:15 AM
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Posted By bluesman
All gentleman (if you really are) May I...

All gentleman (if you really are)

May I remind you that you are discussing non-existent motorcycle (TA) which - even if it will make it to reality - most likely to feature choice of transmission...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-04-2015, 12:46 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Honda did it. Wow! Split seat with adjustable...

Honda did it. Wow! Split seat with adjustable height! That's a new and exclusive to adv market - definitely worth patenting :evil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-02-2015, 01:34 AM
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Posted By bluesman
This is really really f...d up. So, they did...

This is really really f...d up. So, they did bring that "mule" to Brussels Automotosalon (which is more than Utrecht for car business but less for bike business) but don't bring it to Utrecht? Weird....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-23-2015, 02:42 PM
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Posted By bluesman
I am envious. And humbled... As ex-DR800...

I am envious. And humbled...

As ex-DR800 owner and because I live in Belgium I am big fan of Gaston's riding style. Short video of his amazing save on DR Zeta from I think first Dakar of DR Zeta...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-23-2015, 02:38 PM
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Posted By bluesman
It depends. VTR1000 frame are only 7 kg. Varadero...

It depends. VTR1000 frame are only 7 kg. Varadero frame is about 17 kg without hardware.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-23-2015, 06:21 AM
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Posted By bluesman
BTW - every year on Intermot or EICMA I see at...

BTW - every year on Intermot or EICMA I see at least 4-5 bikes carefully splattered with clay-mud and carefully placed on "piece of dirt". Usually it is Touratech or Wunderlich who does it.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-23-2015, 06:06 AM
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Posted By bluesman
I've seen it twice in real life. It is not that...

I've seen it twice in real life.
It is not that tall. About same with 2008 Tenere + a bit.
Exhaust end-can was "second hand" by looks of it. Not used as such, but from pile of parts. Brake disks...
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2015, 05:12 AM
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Views: 746
Posted By bluesman
Thank you! Yes, something along those lines...

Thank you!
Yes, something along those lines could be interesting. Harley actually sells it on production bikes - tubeless by sealing rim with rubber wrap...but of course it is shaped for Harley...
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By bluesman
Some more info. Warning - their site not working...

Some more info. Warning - their site not working in anything else than Internet Explorer

http://www.bartubeless.it/en/bartubeless/rim-hump
...
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