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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 04:09 PM
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Posted By mcmann
I hope it will make the FJ-09 its GF . . . On the...

I hope it will make the FJ-09 its GF . . . On the road

http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz286/Twmcdono/image.jpg1_zpscrc0cwfr.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 07:40 AM
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Posted By mcmann
Yep. . . Any less than 475 lbs. wet may...

Yep. . . Any less than 475 lbs. wet may contribute to less carrying capacity etc.

The last spy photo showed it loaded down to the max. The suspension was probably to its limit. Hopefully, it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-01-2015, 04:23 AM
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Posted By mcmann
Yahtzee If it is priced right . . . It...

Yahtzee

If it is priced right . . . It should sell very well.

I am hoping it will hold its own against the 990R/1190R too.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-24-2015, 03:22 AM
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Posted By mcmann
As mentioned below . . . A long developing...

As mentioned below . . . A long developing process, new engine and frame tooling, new individual parts sourcing and tooling . . . etc. etc. costs $millions. All theses costs have to be amortized...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-22-2015, 06:39 AM
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Posted By mcmann
The KTM Adventures and SE have been in a class of...

The KTM Adventures and SE have been in a class of their own regarding power, suspension, and off road worthiness.

The OC community is awesome for helping with any maintenance issues etc. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-22-2015, 01:59 AM
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Views: 397,452
Posted By mcmann
Some of us simply have no desire for an automatic...

Some of us simply have no desire for an automatic transmission (or, manual thumb shift) motorcycle period . . .

The AT should make enough power in 2nd gear to lift the front wheel at will. If...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-20-2015, 04:07 AM
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Views: 397,452
Posted By mcmann
The 390 Adventure is a Concept designed by Mr....

The 390 Adventure is a Concept designed by Mr. Ashman.
Should be called KTM390 Dual Sport . . . I definitely like the idea . . . but it needs more cc's . . . Like the 690 engine . . . Or, FZ-07...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-19-2015, 02:12 PM
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Posted By mcmann
Very impressive engine! I am guessing the AT...

Very impressive engine!

I am guessing the AT engine is actually a spin-off from the Pioneer 1000 SxS engine development . . . Instead the other way around.

It can carry 5 passengers and pull a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-18-2015, 03:54 AM
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Posted By mcmann
If the AT is as light and powerful as a KTM950 SE...

If the AT is as light and powerful as a KTM950 SE or SM . . . you will not need to use the clutch to wheelie . . . just turn the dangggg throttle . . . (w/TC off) . . .
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-16-2015, 04:09 PM
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Posted By mcmann
Dangggg . . . You have a great memory . . . ....

Dangggg . . . You have a great memory . . . . :eek1:wink:
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-16-2015, 11:02 AM
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Views: 397,452
Posted By mcmann
At my age . . . and crappy slow reaction time . ....

At my age . . . and crappy slow reaction time . . . I should consider it.

Hard to change after 63 years of learning the hard way. To each his own.

I do bounce off the rev limiter sometimes...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-16-2015, 10:44 AM
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Posted By mcmann
I know . . . we are repeating ourselves . . ....

I know . . . we are repeating ourselves . . . don't really care.

Stop-N-Go traffic commuting would be a DCT Benefit . . . and sloppy/muddy, rocky, and sandy terrain etc.

A benefit of the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-15-2015, 11:29 AM
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Posted By mcmann
As mentioned before . . . It is not a lb. for lb....

As mentioned before . . . It is not a lb. for lb. relationship (bike weight vs. body weight).

If you ride mountain bikes you would understand better. I can not find a formula . . . Lot's of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-14-2015, 07:56 PM
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Views: 397,452
Posted By mcmann
Like Jay Leno: ...

Like Jay Leno:
http://www.motorcycle.com/events/jay-lenos-garage-76072.html
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-14-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3,215
Views: 397,452
Posted By mcmann
Actually, 184,000 Euro . . . Over $206,000 . . ....

Actually, 184,000 Euro . . . Over $206,000 . . . . What are they thinking.

Looks like special projects are more important than what the customer really wants. Reminds me somewhat of the NR750 . ....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-14-2015, 05:29 AM
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Posted By mcmann
Repeating myself and other V2 riders: V2: ...

Repeating myself and other V2 riders:

V2: Very broad and strong power band . . . Very agile . . . Great brakes and suspension . . . Rock solid in the curves . . . Smooth engine with a very nice...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-14-2015, 04:56 AM
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Views: 397,452
Posted By mcmann
This thread is more about Adventure Riders...

This thread is more about Adventure Riders COMRADERY

Their is a special comradery that exists between adventure motorcycle riders that have experienced the pitfalls of our current offerings etc.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-13-2015, 08:25 AM
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Views: 397,452
Posted By mcmann
I am old school. Prefer an oversized lower...

I am old school. Prefer an oversized lower compression engine over a smaller higher compression engine . . . Due to longitivtiy etc.

I will take a V6 or V8 over a super charged I4 truck engine...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-12-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3,215
Views: 397,452
Posted By mcmann
If it is 100 lbs. lighter than a ST . . . It is a...

If it is 100 lbs. lighter than a ST . . . It is a big benefit!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-12-2015, 10:01 AM
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Views: 397,452
Posted By mcmann
No pricing, no specifications . . . . and they...

No pricing, no specifications . . . . and they want initial order info and a forecast???

Not very realistic IMHO :eek1
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-11-2015, 11:53 AM
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Posted By mcmann
Danggggg . . . Diet Coke out the nose funny:eek1

Danggggg . . . Diet Coke out the nose funny:eek1
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-11-2015, 11:21 AM
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Posted By mcmann
"Get Real" is as non abrasive as it gets. ...

"Get Real" is as non abrasive as it gets.

Leave the reverse in for the CRF . . . Might need it when you get stuck . . . add a rear winch accessory too. Plus, a tow strap for your KTM & BMW...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-11-2015, 08:00 AM
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Views: 397,452
Posted By mcmann
They probably will not have the true wet weight...

They probably will not have the true wet weight until an actual production bike is available . . . third quarter 2015 . . . October . . . hopefully, sooner.

It would be nice to at least have the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-11-2015, 06:31 AM
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Posted By mcmann
I'll take the strong and inexpensive version. I...

I'll take the strong and inexpensive version. I will use my mountain bike for the single trails.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-10-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3,215
Views: 397,452
Posted By mcmann
It may be hard to find a TIG welder when...

It may be hard to find a TIG welder when traveling RTW:

http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz286/Twmcdono/image.jpg1_zpsckjrtpvu.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-10-2015, 02:10 PM
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Views: 397,452
Posted By mcmann
Hopefully, the AT will be a cross between a 950SE...

Hopefully, the AT will be a cross between a 950SE & 990R . . Which are great bikes for what they were designed . . .
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-10-2015, 11:51 AM
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Views: 397,452
Posted By mcmann
The aluminum subframe was off a KTM950 Super...

The aluminum subframe was off a KTM950 Super Enduro

Which is an awesome Enduro . . .
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-10-2015, 10:51 AM
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Views: 397,452
Posted By mcmann
Reminder . . . Just for the sake of argument . ....

Reminder . . . Just for the sake of argument . . . . Or, not.

There are trade-offs for light weight.

Yes, we have seen this picture before . . .

A sudden jolt at high speed can be...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-10-2015, 03:55 AM
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Posted By mcmann
Every bike has handlebar vibration. I like...

Every bike has handlebar vibration. I like having a throttle lock with some tension so I can take my throttle hand off the grip and shake it or just open and close to get blood circulating etc. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-09-2015, 07:26 PM
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Views: 802,608
Posted By mcmann
Yes: ...

Yes:

http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz286/Twmcdono/image.jpg1_zpsuqwclerp.jpg (http://s836.photobucket.com/user/Twmcdono/media/image.jpg1_zpsuqwclerp.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-09-2015, 09:27 AM
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Views: 397,452
Posted By mcmann
Good point. Everyone has their favorite tires...

Good point. Everyone has their favorite tires for their type of riding.

For example, I prefer a Pirelli MT 90 A/T tire on the back . . . and a TKC80 on the front. MFG's would not mix tire...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-09-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,344
Posted By mcmann
Hopefully, under 470lbs. Wet. (213 kg). For a...

Hopefully, under 470lbs. Wet. (213 kg). For a true 50/50 street/dirt Adventure Bike.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-09-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3,841
Views: 802,608
Posted By mcmann
Yes, it bolts between the rear rack and rear...

Yes, it bolts between the rear rack and rear steel subframe. They underweight the true capacity. It will hold much more weight. Plus, #2 adds additional support.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-08-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,524
Posted By mcmann
Print this out and get some crayons: ...

Print this out and get some crayons:

http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz286/Twmcdono/image.jpg1_zpsir3lud0e.jpg (http://s836.photobucket.com/user/Twmcdono/media/image.jpg1_zpsir3lud0e.jpg.html)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-08-2015, 10:36 AM
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Views: 397,452
Posted By mcmann
Yep . . . I prefer 19"/17" due to the improved...

Yep . . . I prefer 19"/17" due to the improved street handling. A TKC80 front does very well off road on a 19" wheel (for me) . . . and has more surface when leaned over in the paved curves etc.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-08-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 3,215
Views: 397,452
Posted By mcmann
Honda mentions they have made improvements in the...

Honda mentions they have made improvements in the DCT for off road riding. Plus, you can operate it in manual mode. A DCT should be a benefit walking it through rocky, muddy and sandy conditions...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-07-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3,215
Views: 397,452
Posted By mcmann
Unfortunately, dealerships are not what they used...

Unfortunately, dealerships are not what they used to be. Many dealerships don't even have a welder . . . to update frame welds etc.

A kit would be a great idea if you could bypass all the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-07-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3,215
Views: 397,452
Posted By mcmann
The last video indicates he is a fast learner . ....

The last video indicates he is a fast learner . . . and fearless . . . Great job riding in a very rough terrain. Mud & deep water crossings can be very discouraging . . . when in doubt . . . Send...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-07-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 3,215
Views: 397,452
Posted By mcmann
Yep . . . Proof that weight matters . . . and...

Yep . . . Proof that weight matters . . . and choosing the best line . . .

http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz286/Twmcdono/image.jpg1_zpsab54ypda.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-06-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3,215
Views: 397,452
Posted By mcmann
Match this Honda: ...

Match this Honda:

http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz286/Twmcdono/image.jpg1_zps8kjzva55.jpg (http://s836.photobucket.com/user/Twmcdono/media/image.jpg1_zps8kjzva55.jpg.html)
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