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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-24-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4,470
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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, 04:44 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,411
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, 04:22 AM
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Views: 839,099
Posted By arrcrussell
ftfy :rofl

ftfy :rofl
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-22-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5,233
Views: 988,351
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, 05:14 AM
Replies: 5,233
Views: 988,351
Posted By arrcrussell
??? Sounds like the same thing to me!

??? Sounds like the same thing to me!
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 12-21-2014, 12:35 PM
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Views: 45,155
Posted By arrcrussell
Got a room

ThorRex and I got a room so you can switch us from the Tent to the Room list.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 12-18-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 899
Views: 45,155
Posted By arrcrussell
George - come back!

I prefer George over some other asshole on this thread!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-18-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 4,470
Views: 839,099
Posted By arrcrussell
Agree - something doesn't smell right!<label...

Agree - something doesn't smell right!<label for="rb_iconid_18">:huh</label>
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-16-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4,470
Views: 839,099
Posted By arrcrussell
Really?!- You're kiddin me, right? Ya mean...

Really?!- You're kiddin me, right? Ya mean there's something on the other side of the water?! <label for="rb_iconid_26">http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/Laughing.gif</label>
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-16-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4,470
Views: 839,099
Posted By arrcrussell
I took the MSF instructor course and the most...

I took the MSF instructor course and the most startling realization about teaching the course is that most of the people taking the basic training course have 0% experience with a clutch - they have...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-16-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4,470
Views: 839,099
Posted By arrcrussell
and the VFR1200 ... ... and that's what...

and the VFR1200 ...

... and that's what scares me!!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-11-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4,470
Views: 839,099
Posted By arrcrussell
Hope

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> After watching the video, can’t help but get the impression that Honda is truly...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-30-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4,470
Views: 839,099
Posted By arrcrussell
The Africa Twin was named in homage to the...

The Africa Twin was named in homage to the Paris-Dakar race. That race, as we all know, no longer runs in Africa for reasons we all know. The new bike is a twin but not a V-twin. And, this...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,567
Posted By arrcrussell
Keep the center stand - you'll appreciative it...

Keep the center stand - you'll appreciative it the first time you gotta fix a flat in the middle of no-where!
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-22-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By arrcrussell
Garmin 390lm

Can anyone tell me the "Road" types the Garmin 390lm has and what "avoidance" options it has for each road type? I could not find anything this specific on the web.

I'd like to duplicate the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-22-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4,470
Views: 839,099
Posted By arrcrussell
So the implication is that manufacturers don't do...

So the implication is that manufacturers don't do any market surveys? Ya right!!!!
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 11-21-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 899
Views: 45,155
Posted By arrcrussell
IN for sure!

Had a great time last year - in for sure this year!
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 11-19-2014, 07:12 AM
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Views: 45,155
Posted By arrcrussell
update?!

Sounds as if a location has been made - where is it?

Someone should update the 1st message on this thread with the details so lazy SOBs like me can find the goods without reading the WHOLE thread!
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-17-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By arrcrussell
Custom Avoidance Settings - where are they?

My old Garmin 272 had a pretty good avoidance setup. It several road classifications - Toll, highway, major, minor and unpaved and for each classification 3 avoidance settings - prefer, don't...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-12-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4,470
Views: 839,099
Posted By arrcrussell
This is more likely a function of the rider...

This is more likely a function of the rider skills than the bike itself. Of all the guys I know who have 950/990's, all are damn good dirt riders willing to take on almost anything, while just the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-11-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4,470
Views: 839,099
Posted By arrcrussell
A friend on his NC700 and I on my GS attempted a...

A friend on his NC700 and I on my GS attempted a pretty steep hill with rocks and loose gravel. On the DCT, the lack of the clutch did not allow precise control of the rear wheel spin when the back...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-10-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4,470
Views: 839,099
Posted By arrcrussell
So what gives?

Honda has released the prototype, which almost everyone believes is very close to production, but has not released details. Why? Is it because they have not finalized the production version? Is it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-06-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4,470
Views: 839,099
Posted By arrcrussell
The mud

I wonder if the mud is intentional, especially on the engine, to hide the imperfections (casting marks, etc) that usually can be found on a prototype. Are they hiding something? I hope its as close...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-06-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 4,470
Views: 839,099
Posted By arrcrussell
Wicked Come on Honda! My birthday's in March!

Come on Honda! My birthday's in March!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4,470
Views: 839,099
Posted By arrcrussell
However, the patent also states - "For...

However, the patent also states -

"For example, the motorcycle internal combustion engine of the present invention is not limited to the one in the embodiment and may be any motorcycle internal...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 46,274
Posted By arrcrussell
Found this in the patent

"For example, the motorcycle internal combustion engine of the present invention is not limited to the one in the embodiment and may be any motorcycle internal combustion engine including the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 46,274
Posted By arrcrussell
I agree that the cam chain tensioner is show on...

I agree that the cam chain tensioner is show on side A below.

Engine side A:

http://portoalegre.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous-Stuff/i-SFsR2LB/0/L/engine%20side%20A-L.jpg

But is that a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 46,274
Posted By arrcrussell
Its a twin remember so the "plug" shown on side B...

Its a twin remember so the "plug" shown on side B is the plug for the left cylinder, where's the plug for the right cylinder? I suspect thats not a plug on side B.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 46,274
Posted By arrcrussell
I haven't seen anything officail form Honda...

I haven't seen anything officail form Honda concerning the above - are these your guesses or do you have some official statement from Honda?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4,470
Views: 839,099
Posted By arrcrussell
Engine size?

I'm looking at the side of the cylinder and wondering - is that the size of a 400 or 500 single? I'm placing my bets that its an 800 and not a 1,000.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4,470
Views: 839,099
Posted By arrcrussell
Ya - good point. And not so much wheeling but...

Ya - good point. And not so much wheeling but the ability to launch the front wheel over an obstacle - curbs, chuck holes, branches, etc.

And to control a high speed slide - the ability to pull...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4,470
Views: 839,099
Posted By arrcrussell
To DCT or not to DCT –that is the question!

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> I’ve ridden both and I prefer the clutch. Yes, DCT is very good and makes every...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-04-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4,470
Views: 839,099
Posted By arrcrussell
Is this ''design brief" an official goal stated...

Is this ''design brief" an official goal stated by Honda? I don't recall ever hearing anything official from Honda regarding design, specs, intent, desires, etc. Maybe I missed something - would...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-04-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4,470
Views: 839,099
Posted By arrcrussell
Some well placed mud there! No build up of...

Some well placed mud there! No build up of dirt/mud on the exhaust header nor skid plate. No mud on underside of front fender! Who gets the side of the engine that muddy?

Looks as if the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-30-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4,470
Views: 839,099
Posted By arrcrussell
Anticipation is the best part of realization.

Anticipation is the best part of realization.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,197
Posted By arrcrussell
Go cruise throttle lock! Inexpensive, simple and...

Go cruise throttle lock! Inexpensive, simple and it works! <label for="rb_iconid_24">http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/cooltu.gif</label>
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-14-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,556
Posted By arrcrussell
Somebody at the dealership fcked up. If you...

Somebody at the dealership fcked up. If you intend to use that dealer for service, I'd suggest going back and say something like "I'll split the difference with ya." Not responding and taking...
Forum: Racing 10-10-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,085
Posted By arrcrussell
No biggie - won't be missed by me!

No biggie - won't be missed by me!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-10-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,556
Posted By arrcrussell
I would find it very strange if most people would...

I would find it very strange if most people would recommend something other than what they got!!

And I agree - you gotta decide what's best for you! Don't base your decision on others' opinions. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,312
Posted By arrcrussell
If most of you're riding is solo - buy the GS. ...

If most of you're riding is solo - buy the GS. If most of you're riding is 2 up, buy the RT. Or keep the Harley for 2 up, and buy the GS for solo. The GS expands your riding to ANY road - a few...
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