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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-15-2015, 08:55 AM
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Posted By phobe
I'd be good with that. I can't really leave my...

I'd be good with that. I can't really leave my wife and children and job for several weeks to bugger off to Mongolia but I'd sure as hell like to ride out to the mountains, head up a trail and camp a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-13-2015, 06:56 PM
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Posted By phobe
I tried a F800R. I found the engine slow and...

I tried a F800R. I found the engine slow and boring. I'm sure it's a solid powerplant it just wasn't exciting. I hope this Honda has more character.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-08-2015, 06:09 PM
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Posted By phobe
I really don't think anyone is expecting to use...

I really don't think anyone is expecting to use it for technical single track. That would be dumb. I just want it to take me to hard to reach camp sites over some nasty roads and trails, creek...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-06-2015, 10:37 AM
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Posted By phobe
Doesn't really matter what they call it but I...

Doesn't really matter what they call it but I really hope they keep the name Africa Twin and even use the same 80s chic block letters
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-04-2015, 08:54 AM
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Posted By phobe
I just need it to throw giant 100hp roosts in my...

I just need it to throw giant 100hp roosts in my friends faces and pull sick wheelies everywhere. :P
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-02-2015, 04:13 PM
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Posted By phobe
Wes Silers alleged source at Honda USA tells him...

Wes Silers alleged source at Honda USA tells him not to expect to see the finished bike until EICMA 2015 and it will go on sale in the US q1 2016
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-01-2015, 02:33 PM
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Posted By phobe
Except no way to pull in the clutch to coast

Except no way to pull in the clutch to coast
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-01-2015, 12:11 PM
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Posted By phobe
one big issue with DCT off-road which only just...

one big issue with DCT off-road which only just occurred to me: (maybe someone already identified this, if so ignore me)

No ability to bump start
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-30-2015, 03:08 PM
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Posted By phobe
I'm pretty sure its a clean sheet design but I...

I'm pretty sure its a clean sheet design but I can see it sharing a lot of design features with the crf250 / 450 as well as the vfr1200: unicam head, sealed crankcase, yadda yadda
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-30-2015, 10:59 AM
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Posted By phobe
Partially agree... it definitely wasn't was VFR...

Partially agree... it definitely wasn't was VFR fans thought they wanted, but Honda definitely didn't oversell it. Quite the opposite; they didn't say enough about it. They showed teasers and hinted...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-30-2015, 08:58 AM
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Posted By phobe
Love or hate the vfr1200 but you can't say it...

Love or hate the vfr1200 but you can't say it wasn't innovative. First dct, phase shift offset narrow angle v4 with sealed crankcase and no counterbalancer, throttle by wire, sliding CV joint offset...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-30-2015, 06:41 AM
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Posted By phobe
You are correct... outside of a motogp rule that...

You are correct... outside of a motogp rule that allowed the same minimum weight for 4 cylinder and 5 cylinder machines, there is zero value to a V5 motorcycle engine. Had the rules favored it, Honda...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-27-2015, 10:12 AM
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Posted By phobe
http://www.moto-station.com/article93030-honda-tru...

http://www.moto-station.com/article93030-honda-true-adventure-l-africa-twin-1000-existera-en-version-dct.html
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2015, 10:38 AM
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Posted By phobe
No need for an SM version, just buy some 17"...

No need for an SM version, just buy some 17" wheels and convert as you please.

I'm having impure thoughts... 100hp lightweight 'tard. I could get in some serious shit on that.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-15-2015, 05:06 PM
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Posted By phobe
That depends on what your definition of the word...

That depends on what your definition of the word "is" is.

-Larry Clinton
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-15-2015, 01:08 PM
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Posted By phobe
Interesting how they stuck the battery right...

Interesting how they stuck the battery right behind the cylinders instead of under the seat. That will centralize a lot if mass and carry the weight low. Hopefully it isn't too hard to access.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-11-2015, 08:39 AM
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Posted By phobe
There's a kit for the VFR1200DCT to add a...

There's a kit for the VFR1200DCT to add a traditional left foot shifter. It's "shift by wire" but if one prefers to use their toe it's still an option. I can't imagine it being better than on the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-10-2015, 06:44 AM
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Posted By phobe
Three level inception trolling... A troll within...

Three level inception trolling... A troll within a troll within a troll...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-08-2015, 12:08 PM
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Posted By phobe
This thread 100% sucks.

This thread 100% sucks.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-05-2015, 04:35 PM
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Posted By phobe
The tank is behind the cylinders instead of above...

The tank is behind the cylinders instead of above them. How did you interpret that to mean it's mounted high?

Actually nevermind... you still think it's a thumper. Forget it.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-04-2015, 10:34 PM
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Posted By phobe
Lots of information here. And confirmed it's a...

Lots of information here. And confirmed it's a twin not that there was ever really a debate.http://www.freshpatents.com/-dt20150212ptan20150041233.php
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-04-2015, 10:08 AM
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Posted By phobe
It brings one big positive to off-roading: no arm...

It brings one big positive to off-roading: no arm pump fatigue from working the clutch. It will slip and feather power exactly as much as it needs to.... the rider need only be concerned with how...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-04-2015, 10:05 AM
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Posted By phobe
It would take a lot of coding and testing to get...

It would take a lot of coding and testing to get it to work right, and it kind of defeats the purpose of DCT in the first place.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-04-2015, 10:04 AM
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Posted By phobe
I suppose one clutch lever to open both clutches...

I suppose one clutch lever to open both clutches would be possible. It would be a clutch-by-wire so the feel wouldn't be great and it would only work in manual mode but it wouldn't be impossible.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-04-2015, 08:19 AM
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Posted By phobe
Unless they designed a "clutch by wire" a clutch...

Unless they designed a "clutch by wire" a clutch lever would have to work only on the even gears or odd gears exclusively.

I'm doubtful on the DCT for off-road but I still want to try one. Never...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-28-2015, 09:26 AM
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Posted By phobe
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-17-2015, 10:45 AM
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Posted By phobe
Hell I would have even been happy with 10 seconds...

Hell I would have even been happy with 10 seconds of video of the AT being tested in the desert...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-17-2015, 08:30 AM
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Posted By phobe
Nonsense! Just because they don't wheel a works...

Nonsense! Just because they don't wheel a works racer into the showroom doesn't mean that the technologies developed in the race program don't trickle down to production machines. The list of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-14-2015, 07:58 PM
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Posted By phobe
... and pitches you over the handlebars if you...

... and pitches you over the handlebars if you spike the front brake on the road
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-14-2015, 04:12 PM
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Posted By phobe
What concept do you believe they're compromising,...

What concept do you believe they're compromising, other than your own? The only thing I've heard out of Honda is that they intend to fill a gap in the marketplace by offering an adventure bike with...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-14-2015, 09:19 AM
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Posted By phobe
I'm getting more and more curious about how the...

I'm getting more and more curious about how the DCT will work off road. If they've been able to solve a few off-road challenged (easy wheelies, cutting in and out of freewheeling / compression...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-09-2015, 11:55 AM
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Posted By phobe
One of those drawings shows a Unicam cylinder...

One of those drawings shows a Unicam cylinder head... the transmission is different but it could definitely have some major similarities.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-27-2015, 07:00 AM
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Posted By phobe
Honda is stupid. Why would they develop a high...

Honda is stupid. Why would they develop a high tech powerful lightweight dual purpose when they'd be much better off modifying a sucky little budget learner bike into a mediocre dirtbike. Everyone...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-16-2015, 07:10 AM
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Posted By phobe
Just saying Yamaha jumped into a red ocean, while...

Just saying Yamaha jumped into a red ocean, while Honda may have found a blue one.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-15-2015, 07:19 AM
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Posted By phobe
IMO the S10 hasn't been a sales success because...

IMO the S10 hasn't been a sales success because Yamaha haven't given buyers a compelling reason to choose it over a GS. Sure it's probably better engineered and dramatically more reliable but they...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-28-2014, 10:00 PM
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Posted By phobe
It will have screw adjusters on the exhaust but...

It will have screw adjusters on the exhaust but shims on the intake. ;)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-21-2014, 08:40 AM
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Posted By phobe
Let's stick with what's important : will it...

Let's stick with what's important : will it easily pull big dirty 3rd gear wheelies?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-18-2014, 06:56 AM
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Posted By phobe
+1 This motorcycle is a CRF. It seems to have...

+1
This motorcycle is a CRF. It seems to have been designed from the ground up as a dirtbike first... a road biased version seems kinda pointless.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-04-2014, 01:24 PM
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Posted By phobe
That application seems to describe a simplified...

That application seems to describe a simplified vtec system.... and on a parallel twin no less. This could be really cool.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-28-2014, 02:52 PM
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Posted By phobe
+1. If it's a big single or a twin, I'm still...

+1. If it's a big single or a twin, I'm still buying one.

It's snowing and -20 here today so sadly I've nothing better to do than argue on the internet.
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