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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 08:46 AM
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Posted By OK Lucinda
3 Shorai's might last you the next 28. They're...

3 Shorai's might last you the next 28. They're like redheads, everyone's afraid of them, but man, they're keen no matter what.
Forum: Latin America Today, 07:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,778
Posted By OK Lucinda
Only bananaman and his excellent wordsmithing can...

Only bananaman and his excellent wordsmithing can get away with this.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 07:38 AM
Replies: 989
Views: 114,277
Posted By OK Lucinda
Agree with both your points completely. Just put...

Agree with both your points completely. Just put that concept pic out there because this thread has gone to shit anyway and thought it might stir the pot.

I have a couple of HP2's but realize that...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 07:08 AM
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Views: 114,277
Posted By OK Lucinda
We're all on the same page.

We're all on the same page.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 06:41 AM
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Views: 114,277
Posted By OK Lucinda
A beautiful beak! ...

A beautiful beak!

http://i.imgur.com/CByZFBkl.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 06:16 AM
Replies: 989
Views: 114,277
Posted By OK Lucinda
OMG, this is getting excellent. An enduro...

OMG, this is getting excellent.

An enduro is an ADV bike, for Pete's sake. What do you think it is? What did your experience tell you an ADV bike should be after the first 100,000 kilometers of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 11:22 PM
Replies: 989
Views: 114,277
Posted By OK Lucinda
BMW getting their response to the AT ready. The...

BMW getting their response to the AT ready. The new HP2.

http://i.imgur.com/AqpeXtjl.jpg
Forum: Latin America Yesterday, 06:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,778
Posted By OK Lucinda
I just had a look at Gabe's track. I noticed he...

I just had a look at Gabe's track. I noticed he made a routing error and turned around after about 40 miles on the coast road to Porvenir.

What an amazing section of road that is, on the bank of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 03:39 AM
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Views: 114,277
Posted By OK Lucinda
Why not? Been done just fine.

Why not? Been done just fine.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 03:33 AM
Replies: 989
Views: 114,277
Posted By OK Lucinda
It absolutely has to run on regular, no-premium,...

It absolutely has to run on regular, no-premium, gas when asked to do so. No way can they market it as an RTW bike if it can't. If you can't buy it at the side of the road from an old bleach bottle,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 03:23 AM
Replies: 989
Views: 114,277
Posted By OK Lucinda
The 23 lter HPN tank is standard for long...

The 23 lter HPN tank is standard for long distance HP2's, luggage capacity is the same as any other liter bike, add what you want.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 03:18 AM
Replies: 989
Views: 114,277
Posted By OK Lucinda
Tagati I thought we were bro's! No,...

Tagati I thought we were bro's!

No, seriously. You're mostly right. I hear the 'RTW' thing and cringe too. Yes, there may be hundreds going around, some (as you can see from the ride reports page)...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-19-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 989
Views: 114,277
Posted By OK Lucinda
Compared to the HP2, the rtw twin benchmark, imo....

Compared to the HP2, the rtw twin benchmark, imo. The HP2 is a lot skinnier rear of the tank, but the AT doesn't look too bad...

(and please, not really interested in the criticism that this won't...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-18-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 989
Views: 114,277
Posted By OK Lucinda
250 miles is nice, covers 99%. Buying and...

250 miles is nice, covers 99%. Buying and carrying a small gas can for the rare extreme days is better than filling a big tank and perpetually carrying heavy extra unneeded liters, imo. Don't know...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-17-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 989
Views: 114,277
Posted By OK Lucinda
Back in November 2014 this was the story on the...

Back in November 2014 this was the story on the new bike.

According to Honda, their new light weight, off-road capable Adventure Bike was developed to withstand the harshest conditions of a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-17-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 989
Views: 114,277
Posted By OK Lucinda
Very funny. Yes, when the Latinas turn on you,...

Very funny. Yes, when the Latinas turn on you, they really turn on you.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-17-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 989
Views: 114,277
Posted By OK Lucinda
There's another big-volume international chat...

There's another big-volume international chat forum over at Sailinganarchy. I was a member many years before here and participate in a couple of threads actively. It's completely different. Any moron...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 989
Views: 114,277
Posted By OK Lucinda
i wonder how many of the billion DR650's going...

i wonder how many of the billion DR650's going rtw would have gone with the AT if it had been available.

Two smart and solid riders going around together now built up theirs from new, totally...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 989
Views: 114,277
Posted By OK Lucinda
However, I think you own a Super Tenere. The...

However, I think you own a Super Tenere. The 'bikes owned' section of your profile is missing, but I seem to remember something linking you to that bike.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 989
Views: 114,277
Posted By OK Lucinda
You may be the Mod, and you may be Canadian, but...

You may be the Mod, and you may be Canadian, but Yamaha just got shot in the head, a messy shot with brains splattered everywhere.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 989
Views: 114,277
Posted By OK Lucinda
Much lighter. Was thinking about casualties...

Much lighter. Was thinking about casualties today. Of all bikes, the GS800 is soon extinct.

The big 1200's might be OK, they're road bikes. They can carry more shit and with their mass can more...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 989
Views: 114,277
Posted By OK Lucinda
Yes, but lighter, smarter, not as dog-ugly and...

Yes, but lighter, smarter, not as dog-ugly and reliable. Plus other stuff.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 989
Views: 114,277
Posted By OK Lucinda
Yes! Also think that's exactly what we're...

Yes!

Also think that's exactly what we're seeing. Not a hair so far has been out of place.

I'm convinced the AT weight will also be 'the best case'. This whole program is unfolding that way....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 989
Views: 114,277
Posted By OK Lucinda
Be willing to bet 17". For what Eakins would say...

Be willing to bet 17". For what Eakins would say is an irrelevent reason.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 989
Views: 114,277
Posted By OK Lucinda
If he has a decent sense of humour, it'll be...

If he has a decent sense of humour, it'll be parked outside a Starbucks.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-08-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,370,916
Posted By OK Lucinda
Interesting question, because they stopped...

Interesting question, because they stopped talking after they showed the bike. Casual talk from Honda just before was like this, and others:

According to Honda, their new light weight, off-road...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-07-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,370,916
Posted By OK Lucinda
Judging from your posts over on the DRZ thread,...

Judging from your posts over on the DRZ thread, of which I've read more than a few, it might appear from a reader's p.o.v. that riding a DRZ on technical terrain is your primary preference.

I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-07-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,370,916
Posted By OK Lucinda
You're on the wrong thread. You ride a...

You're on the wrong thread.

You ride a DRZ400 on technical terrain. That's your gig. Soft bags are the way to go.

This is a Honda TA thread. The bike is designed, in Honda's words, to excel on...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-07-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,370,916
Posted By OK Lucinda
No idea what you're talking about, it clearly...

No idea what you're talking about, it clearly says 9.8kg for the pair :eek1 Nope, screwed up in my haste to make a point.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-06-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,370,916
Posted By OK Lucinda
( apologies for posting so much blither. The last...

( apologies for posting so much blither. The last while has been stop/start/stop for various reasons with not much to do at times. Boats, a visitor, etc.)

Tires because of distance and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-06-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,370,916
Posted By OK Lucinda
KTM's are beautiful bikes. Personally, my...

KTM's are beautiful bikes. Personally, my favorite non-sport-bike brand by miles. Maybe my favourite brand period.

I'm sure there are plenty of long distance riders reading this thread, some with...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-06-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,370,916
Posted By OK Lucinda
A dry weight of nearly 420 kg's? You're kidding!...

A dry weight of nearly 420 kg's? You're kidding! Plus I'd like to get further than the end of the driveway without a breakdown. Not even close.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-05-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,370,916
Posted By OK Lucinda
Note to self, TA prep list; TKC80 front,...

Note to self, TA prep list;

TKC80 front, Heidenau K60 rear

Montana 660, touratech mount
Delorme Inreach, ball mount

Akra full ti system
Shorai battery
Clearwater Darlas
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-04-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,370,916
Posted By OK Lucinda
Willing to bet less than 475 lbs, 215 kgs, wet....

Willing to bet less than 475 lbs, 215 kgs, wet. More like 200 kgs wet.

IMO, it was never a question of 'how', it was a question of 'why'. There was never a need to build a light liter bike as the...
Forum: Latin America 05-04-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,778
Posted By OK Lucinda
Quiet here

So it's spring '15 and the activity here, on one of the most entertaining regional threads, is down on this time last year. And even further down on the spring of '13, when this was chaotic with...
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 3,835
Views: 794,532
Posted By OK Lucinda
A legendary duo nears the end of their ride! Oh...

A legendary duo nears the end of their ride! Oh no!

Lots of admiration and respect to you both for a brilliant ride. You left me with great images and stories from your adventures, thank you for...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-04-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,370,916
Posted By OK Lucinda
Of course. And even though the TA won't need help...

Of course. And even though the TA won't need help lifting, we'll do it anyway.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-04-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,370,916
Posted By OK Lucinda
A gathering of TA's in Hill Country would be huge...

A gathering of TA's in Hill Country would be huge fun. Let's do it! Hopefully mine will be the only one in HRC livery. We can invite the Kiwis and Aussies, watch them crash in the streams and laugh...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-04-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,370,916
Posted By OK Lucinda
If this thread was about an upcoming sport bike,...

If this thread was about an upcoming sport bike, a new Ducati or something, I'd go for the manual version. I couldn't do without the sense of personal control, perceived or not, plus the strong...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-02-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,370,916
Posted By OK Lucinda
Got used to the power of prayer. Beautiful area,...

Got used to the power of prayer. Beautiful area, worth the crashes. Those bump gates were fun too. Best bbq in Junction ever. Great women. Be back with my new AT one day.
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