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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 07:11 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, 08:15 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, 01:46 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, 02:34 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, 03:42 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, 03:38 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, 07:21 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, 07:06 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, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6
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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, 03:47 AM
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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
...
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2015, 02:10 AM
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Views: 510
Posted By bluesman
Just for reference - I guess Tiger uses WM type...

Just for reference - I guess Tiger uses WM type from rim (but which one? I can't find any photos) and MT type rear rim. Here is Excel version of both rims profiles. As you can see they are not...
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2015, 02:08 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Well, you got exactly what I was asking. Here...

Well, you got exactly what I was asking.
Here is next question. How punctured tube will stop tire from falling into middle of rim? Because this is what we are doing now. We all running allegedly...
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2015, 02:06 AM
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Views: 510
Posted By bluesman
The dark side: tubeless setup on tube type rim

I am moving this from other tread to avoid flood there.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-18-2015, 02:03 AM
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Posted By bluesman
I did not say tech does not trickle down. But it...

I did not say tech does not trickle down. But it trickles down and not from racers to production but from R&D department to production bikes. And cars. And weapons. And planes. And running shoes....
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-18-2015, 01:36 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Anyway, I think I should be moving that to...

Anyway, I think I should be moving that to technical part of forum. Sorry about sidetracking.
I will open tread there and copy my last 2 posts there.
Just for reference - I guess Tiger uses WM type...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-18-2015, 01:19 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Well, you got exactly what I was asking. Here...

Well, you got exactly what I was asking.
Here is next question. How punctured tube will stop tire from falling into middle of rim? Because this is what we are doing now. We all running allegedly...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-18-2015, 01:06 AM
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Posted By bluesman
I am afraid it is not so according to absolutely...

I am afraid it is not so according to absolutely all sources I found. The profile and safety beads on tubeless rim are not to hold air but to stop sidewall of tyre sliding towards middle of rim thus...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-17-2015, 08:13 AM
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Posted By bluesman
"We develop technologies here that can lead to...

"We develop technologies here that can lead to mass production"

It is incredibly "classical" corporate line, used by manufacturers of almost everything - from weapons to sneakers.
Big-3 (Kawasaki...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-17-2015, 07:22 AM
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Posted By bluesman
The only explanation I can come up with - running...

The only explanation I can come up with - running on low pressure, hitting wall of tire on some obstacles letting a but of air out. On full pressure moving tubeless tire off side of the rim is...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-17-2015, 07:17 AM
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Posted By bluesman
OK, understood. Here comes same question. So we...

OK, understood. Here comes same question. So we stay safe and use front rim (rim, which have no safety bead) with tube.
What keeps it from coming off the rim in case tube punctured?
I know I...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-17-2015, 05:29 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Adding to my post above - as sample - quote from...

Adding to my post above - as sample - quote from Dunlop website
"TUBE-TYPE RIMS
Only mount tyres as tubeless when recommended by the wheel manufacturer. Some spokeless rims require tubes. With a...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-17-2015, 05:26 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Tubeless tyres usually allowed to be used with...

Tubeless tyres usually allowed to be used with tubes. Not all, but most. So this is not culprit. All of contemporary rims are working with it and most of tubeless tyres are backward compatible with...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-17-2015, 05:20 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Well - yes and no :) So here is what I think I...

Well - yes and no :) So here is what I think
I can take my front XC wheel, seal it and put same tubeless tyre with tube I have on it now but without tube. This is intention. Reason - ease of repair...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-17-2015, 02:48 AM
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Posted By bluesman
While we at it - quick question. Does XC 21"...

While we at it - quick question.
Does XC 21" front rim works with tubeless or is it missing that "ridge" required for fixing tubeless tire from dropping in?
And another question - a bit of logical...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-01-2015, 10:13 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Sounds right to me. From what I saw I think you...

Sounds right to me. From what I saw I think you spot on.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-01-2015, 10:12 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Well, in simple the longer and smaller diameter...

Well, in simple the longer and smaller diameter exhaust headers theoretically provide better exhaust gases velocity and larger diameter shorter provide better volume thus not losing velocity (and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-01-2015, 08:03 AM
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Posted By bluesman
As already mentioned in tread that bike about...

As already mentioned in tread that bike about same size with 2008 Tenere 660. I agree after seeing that "test mule" Honda for 2 times.
Engine cylinders etc. and exhaust ports and headers look way...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-28-2015, 08:14 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Nah, it's Judge Dredd bike :wink: I can tell...

Nah, it's Judge Dredd bike :wink:

I can tell you - I seen it in real and it is one ugly and weird bike by any means. And it has ridiculous forks angle. The best feature of that bike is that you...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-26-2015, 02:17 AM
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Posted By bluesman
After 2 changes of tyres I noticed that all...

After 2 changes of tyres I noticed that all bouncing thing on my bike seem to be directly related to tyres. My Tiger had zero bounce on Battlewings it came with and second set. It does have a bit of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2015, 01:55 AM
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Posted By bluesman
For example since I bought myself 800XC I never...

For example since I bought myself 800XC I never looked back at any other bike to go anywhere far. But if I'd have to go heavy adventure-offroad mode I won't be looking at this Honda either. For me -...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-22-2015, 06:10 AM
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Posted By bluesman
come on :) it is MCN you quoting from. They are...

come on :) it is MCN you quoting from. They are famous for "new models" blah-blah without any grounds.

But yeah, I think it is right about twin but not about 1000cc
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-20-2015, 08:34 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Well, since Cat cross-section allows same flow as...

Well, since Cat cross-section allows same flow as straight pipe I'd say that it will have neglibile to no impact to air/fuel mix. The ECU itself have no idea what going on with Cat, so no worries...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-20-2015, 06:41 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Well, changing gasket lowers combustion chamber...

Well, changing gasket lowers combustion chamber volume and of course that means higher compression. Not sure it is necessary gives more torque at low rpms...but if they measured it then of course...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-20-2015, 04:45 AM
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Posted By bluesman
I think best is to change gearing. Perhaps even...

I think best is to change gearing. Perhaps even get some new gears made for gearbox and change rate of main drive too. I think even losing 10 kmph in top speed (for example) will have more dramatic...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-20-2015, 02:58 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Check on UK tiger800 forum. Someone there spent...

Check on UK tiger800 forum. Someone there spent lot of time and effort updating 800 with 675 STR cams etc. etc.
But you must remember, that increase of torque you can really achieve will be in...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-20-2015, 02:49 AM
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Posted By bluesman
I need to check - I might have, but not...

I need to check - I might have, but not deliberately. I did take photo of motor and went around comparing it to other honda bikes there. But it was same again - bike placed behind metal railing and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-19-2015, 04:49 AM
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Posted By bluesman
you mean did they announce it specially etc.?...

you mean did they announce it specially etc.? Nope. But they never did it "loud" for any bikes shown in Brussels. We are too practical :wink:
They announced discounts on current models during...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-19-2015, 03:16 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Yesterday I was at Brussels Automotosalon 2015...

Yesterday I was at Brussels Automotosalon 2015 and had another (first time at EICMA) long look at "True Adventure" bike. Yep, same again - fake mud and all that.
More I looked at it more I became...
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2015, 10:43 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Sena SMH10R have couple of advantages (and I...

Sena SMH10R have couple of advantages (and I guess disadvantages) vs. SMH10.
1. Unlike Scala, for which you cannot get battery replaced for love or money over here SMH10 can be serviced. But it must...
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2015, 02:12 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Yes, but quarter mile is theoretical and useless...

Yes, but quarter mile is theoretical and useless kind of number where I live :)
We try to stay away for even 1/4 mile of straight roads :wink:
On roll-on CBR losing to VTR dramatically. You just...
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