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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 09:36 AM
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Posted By mcmann
A thumper is a thumper . . . Is a thumper. Great...

A thumper is a thumper . . . Is a thumper. Great for the trails . . . Crappy getting to trails!

I had a couple NX650's . . . Would like to see it come back with the XR650R liquid cooled engine ....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 06:58 AM
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Posted By mcmann
My guess is the 2015 650XT (w/spokes) will appeal...

My guess is the 2015 650XT (w/spokes) will appeal to riders that are ready to refresh their current high mileage Strom, riders that have had too many issues with their KTM, GS, & Tiger Adventure...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 06:22 AM
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Posted By mcmann
Tank size = 5.5 gal Honda is very proud of...

Tank size = 5.5 gal
Honda is very proud of their dual clutch tranny . . . Not sure why they would consider it in this bike . . . Wrong market. My guess is they want it to set this bike apart from...
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 48,993
Posted By mcmann
Actually . . . Ship your DR to Canada . . . Fly...

Actually . . . Ship your DR to Canada . . . Fly and ride.

NOTE: ST out weighs the V2 by at least 65 lbs. (Subtracting the center stand).


After watching the below Alaska trip on C90's . . ....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-30-2015, 04:12 AM
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Posted By mcmann
Touché . . . Maybe we should start a new "Asian...

Touché . . . Maybe we should start a new "Asian Dream 1,000cc Twin Adventure Bike" Thread . . . since this Thread keeps getting off track etc.

Honda and Yamaha had them in the past . . . they...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-27-2015, 10:41 AM
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Posted By mcmann
Maybe we should try to get a consensus on the...

Maybe we should try to get a consensus on the future True Adventure:

Since I am just under 6' tall . . . My dream bike will differ from taller riders.

My Dream Honda Adventure Specs: List...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-26-2015, 06:39 PM
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Posted By mcmann
Fortunately, Honda usually makes investments for...

Fortunately, Honda usually makes investments for the long term. If the new True Adventure engine can be used for other bikes . . . maybe even a future Side-by-side . . . There will be a shorter...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-26-2015, 10:05 AM
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Posted By mcmann
Woops . . . Sorry about that . . . Honda...

Woops . . . Sorry about that . . .

Honda does try to produce products in countries where the biggest demand is.
Lawn mowers for example . . . Produced in the U.S. (Big market) Home Depot.

I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-26-2015, 04:29 AM
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Posted By mcmann
Complying to all the regulatory requirements may...

Complying to all the regulatory requirements may be time consuming . . . due to the back log of Govt. agencies etc. Plus, getting a lean burning bike that is over muffled (noise requirements) to run...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-25-2015, 06:39 PM
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Posted By mcmann
The actual production is just a tip of the...

The actual production is just a tip of the iceberg. There is nothing easy about producing anything that is highly regulated in todays world.

Let's take the NC7X as an example . . . The Parts...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-25-2015, 06:48 AM
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Posted By mcmann
I hope you all are correct . . . However, I am...

I hope you all are correct . . . However, I am still pecimistic regarding the U.S. release.

American Honda has had limited input on motorcycle development. They tried for many years to get an...
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 48,993
Posted By mcmann
The Wee2 & V should be similar RPM @ 70 mph...

The Wee2 & V should be similar RPM @ 70 mph (indicated): 5,000 RPM.

The NC7X is only 4,000 RPM @ 75 mph (indicated), V2 = 70 mph/4,000 RPM

Going up 1T on the front (15T to 16T) of the Wee & V...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-24-2015, 04:55 AM
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Posted By mcmann
I wouldn't wait on a bike purchase . . . Now is a...

I wouldn't wait on a bike purchase . . . Now is a good time to buy a bike . . . especially if it has been on the dealer's floor very long.

I thought KTM would have replaced the 640 Adventure by...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2015, 04:20 PM
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Posted By mcmann
We are all just dreaming out loud . . . The...

We are all just dreaming out loud . . . The perfect bike . . . Which will be the first modern light weight true dual sport that you can take on long trips etc. Hopefully.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2015, 10:04 AM
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Posted By mcmann
Speculation for now: "It’s highly likely...

Speculation for now:

"It’s highly likely that multiple models will eventually be created using many of the same components. We can expect to see the new 1000cc twin appearing in simple naked...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,248
Posted By mcmann
2015 Pricing is set up on this website: ...

2015 Pricing is set up on this website:

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/oem-schematic/4

Tag Part # Description Reg. Price Our Price Stock Status Qty Add?
1 54111-11J00 HUB,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-22-2015, 04:33 PM
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Posted By mcmann
Nope . . . It is all about the "BASE" . . . NO...

Nope . . . It is all about the "BASE" . . . NO Treble . . .

Sorry . . . :1drink
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-22-2015, 10:21 AM
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Posted By mcmann
http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz286/Twmcdono/...

http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz286/Twmcdono/image.jpg1_zpszn3nynwt.jpg (http://s836.photobucket.com/user/Twmcdono/media/image.jpg1_zpszn3nynwt.jpg.html)...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-22-2015, 06:19 AM
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Posted By mcmann
No new info . . . Except that it is a 50/50 Dual...

No new info . . . Except that it is a 50/50 Dual Sport . . .

My guess, If initial pre production is Spring 2016 . . . It will not be released until mid to late summer . . . Probably will be...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-21-2015, 11:09 AM
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Posted By mcmann
Got it . . . :evil You have the best true...

Got it . . . :evil

You have the best true light weight dual sport bike in the market . . . For now!

http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz286/Twmcdono/imagejpg1_zpsbd416786.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 48,993
Posted By mcmann
Good catch: ...

Good catch:

http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz286/Twmcdono/imagejpg1_zps8d474451.jpg (http://s836.photobucket.com/user/Twmcdono/media/imagejpg1_zps8d474451.jpg.html)

Another pic w/brackets:...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-20-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,868
Posted By mcmann
True true . . . However, After riding my V2 . . ....

True true . . . However, After riding my V2 . . . I prefer lower revs . . . Less revs = less vibration.

When you are at altitude (above 8,000 ft) you may need a bit more power than a 650 with a...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2015, 07:31 PM
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Views: 314,225
Posted By mcmann
V35's rear view: Lighter than aluminum panniers...

V35's rear view:
Lighter than aluminum panniers

http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz286/Twmcdono/imagejpg1_zps07035c56.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-20-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,868
Posted By mcmann
The new Wee 650 XT w/Spokes is a nice package. ...

The new Wee 650 XT w/Spokes is a nice package. If they could bore and stroke the engine to allow a little higher gearing (for the highway) . . . It would be hard to beat.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-20-2015, 04:19 PM
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Posted By mcmann
Clear as mud :wink::D:evil

Clear as mud :wink::D:evil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-20-2015, 03:20 PM
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Posted By mcmann
Do you have a better pic than this: ...

Do you have a better pic than this:

http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz286/Twmcdono/imagejpg1_zpscdb623bc.jpg (http://s836.photobucket.com/user/Twmcdono/media/imagejpg1_zpscdb623bc.jpg.html)
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 48,993
Posted By mcmann
The confirmation request was for a 2015 Versys...

The confirmation request was for a 2015 Versys 650 RPM @ 70 mph (indicated).

We need a current '15 owner to confirm?

My guess is closer to 5,000 RPM @ 70

It sounds like it is geared on...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 48,993
Posted By mcmann
My best guess: There will be an adapter that...

My best guess:
There will be an adapter that fits over the passenger peg support to connect the front of the hard bags. The top bag mount fits in existing slots of the base model. The passenger...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 48,993
Posted By mcmann
Another very good ride review: Dangggg, 4,000...

Another very good ride review:
Dangggg, 4,000 RPM @ 70 mph is surprisingly low for a 650.

The power build smoothly from the 649cc twin-cylinder engine, making the bike feel friendly and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-20-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,868
Posted By mcmann
As a daily commuter . . . The Wee2 is more...

As a daily commuter . . . The Wee2 is more practical due to better mpg and 30 lbs. lighter for off road riding. I went up 1T on the front (15T to 16T) which makes the speedo accurate and drops the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-19-2015, 11:43 AM
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Posted By mcmann
Lots of photos on the web: ...

Lots of photos on the web:

http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz286/Twmcdono/imagejpg1_zps36a70062.jpg (http://s836.photobucket.com/user/Twmcdono/media/imagejpg1_zps36a70062.jpg.html)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-19-2015, 11:14 AM
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Posted By mcmann
Not sure why the US will not get the 1050? Also,...

Not sure why the US will not get the 1050? Also, why no tubeless spokes?
Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 48,993
Posted By mcmann
Riding the V-Strom back-to-back with the previous...

Riding the V-Strom back-to-back with the previous Versy . . . the Strom has a stronger low end and more passenger room. The Versys is Sportier, handles the tight curves a bit better, and has a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5,460
Views: 967,964
Posted By mcmann
Yes, we only have rumors and speculation etc. ...

Yes, we only have rumors and speculation etc.

http://idratherberiding.com/2014/09/06/2015-honda-elsinore-or-africa-twin-500-or-1000-both-neither/

These are specs that were published by a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-17-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 660,381
Posted By mcmann
I really like the deep mellow exhaust tone . . ....

I really like the deep mellow exhaust tone . . . Even backing off the throttle. Great engine braking when approaching tight curves. It is very hard to stay off the throttle. Definitely, a "Real...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-17-2015, 10:32 AM
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Posted By mcmann
Looks like a tall bike . . . Hope I can tippy toe...

Looks like a tall bike . . . Hope I can tippy toe it . . . The guy on the end is about the right size for this bike.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-17-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5,460
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Posted By mcmann
I wish I could build a bike like that . . . Or,...

I wish I could build a bike like that . . . Or, this:
Light and torquey.

http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz286/Twmcdono/imagejpg1_zps5d99dbbe.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-17-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5,460
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Posted By mcmann
Hopefully, this is Honda's AT Target Market: If...

Hopefully, this is Honda's AT Target Market:
If it is under 470 lbs wet . . . It should get 50 mpg (250 mile range @ 5 gallon capacity):
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-16-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5,460
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Posted By mcmann
Since the US did not get the CT . . . I went with...

Since the US did not get the CT . . . I went with the V2 . . . while waiting for the AT. The ST falls into this category too . . . more of a Touring Type bike due to weight etc.

The base model...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-15-2015, 04:45 PM
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Views: 967,964
Posted By mcmann
Link: ...

Link:

https://www.facebook.com/crf1000africatwin

http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz286/Twmcdono/imagejpg1_zpsea4bb6e8.jpg...
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