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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 04:04 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
But replacement sprockets [for my bike] cost...

But replacement sprockets [for my bike] cost about $60 and the chain [I use] is about $200, so I'll use the chain until the sprocket is done rather then changing my chain more often.

My chain...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-22-2015, 08:35 AM
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Posted By TRBaron
Its not and wont be until there is facts released...

Its not and wont be until there is facts released by Honda, without facts all we have is speculation.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-22-2015, 08:33 AM
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Posted By TRBaron
I disagree. Its hard to see in the shots so far...

I disagree.
Its hard to see in the shots so far but I can't make out any bolts .etc that connect the sub-frame to the main frame and the main frame in those pictures is certainly not steel.
*if*...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-22-2015, 08:23 AM
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Posted By TRBaron
Honda has been using electric start [obviously...

Honda has been using electric start [obviously not on every model] since 1958.


I think your problem was related more to BMW and less to Estart in general.
My 1987 honda has started flawlessly...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-21-2015, 09:53 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
Its peak torque will be right around 100Nm,...

Its peak torque will be right around 100Nm, whatever that is in funny old American units ;)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-18-2015, 11:25 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
I could quote more, so why are you here again? ...

I could quote more, so why are you here again?
How many times do you think people want to hear you say how you don't like it and wish it was something completely different?
Isn't there a bulldog...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-18-2015, 09:35 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
I take it you didn't notice I live in Australia...

I take it you didn't notice I live in Australia where the average population density is less then 40% of Idaho?
The longest I've been without seeing another vehicle [not including those in our...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-18-2015, 06:59 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
I'm wondering this too, its like he feels some...

I'm wondering this too, its like he feels some sort of compulsion to insert himself into forum threads about things he doesn't like just to tell the people who do like it how much he doesn't like...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-18-2015, 04:16 AM
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Posted By TRBaron
In what situations is it getting too hot? Just...

In what situations is it getting too hot?
Just asking because I ride even in summer here in Australia and haven't had a problem really.
Yeah I have had the fan come on a few times when climbing a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-17-2015, 03:01 AM
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Posted By TRBaron
If not steel or an aluminium alloy then its...

If not steel or an aluminium alloy then its possible that the production bike has grade 9 or 18 titanium frame components.
Both of those alloys can be welded fairly well, have very good physical...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-15-2015, 04:38 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
I don't know about other countries but its not...

I don't know about other countries but its not really possible in Australia, we've got pretty tight regulations about that sort of thing when it comes to allowing vehicles onto our market and to be...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2015, 10:47 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
While it may not be ideal I've not had a problem...

While it may not be ideal I've not had a problem with my TA front guard yet.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2015, 10:09 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
Measurements inferred from the patent document...

Measurements inferred from the patent document images suggests this new AT will have the same wheel-base and minimum seat height as the old TA, 53.9" and 33.5".

the new AT is supposed to have a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2015, 06:22 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
1st gen Transalp and Africa Twin owners disagree....

1st gen Transalp and Africa Twin owners disagree.

I wouldn't trade my 1987 TA for any of the later versions.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2015, 03:06 AM
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Posted By TRBaron
well more closely; 1987 Transalp: ...

well more closely;

1987 Transalp:
Wheelbase: 59.3"
Seat height: 33.5"


dry/wet weight 175/194kg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2015, 01:25 AM
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Posted By TRBaron
2 is extra weight that isn't needed, something...

2 is extra weight that isn't needed, something like a delkevic carbon round or tri-oval would do the job well I'd say and it weighs less then 2kg.

I've had one on my transalp for years now,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2015, 10:39 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
Just for anyone who didn't see the amcn link... ...

Just for anyone who didn't see the amcn link...

http://www.amcn.com.au/media/1707874/hondaafricatwin5-658.jpg

http://www.amcn.com.au/media/1707889/hondaafricatwin3-658.jpg

While I'm not a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2015, 06:51 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
Obviously, its not a 125cc scooter for mass...

Obviously, its not a 125cc scooter for mass market in developing countries.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2015, 07:48 AM
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Posted By TRBaron
Its 2-piece, it splits in the middle at the...

Its 2-piece, it splits in the middle at the front.



Why would anyone complain? my 28 year old TA has side rads, never been a problem.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2015, 04:19 AM
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Posted By TRBaron
I can say that I've not had problems with the...

I can say that I've not had problems with the stock cooling and that I ride in a fairly warm climate.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 10:55 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
I'm awaiting another reply, hopefully after...

I'm awaiting another reply, hopefully after whoever responded first goes and updates his information.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 09:51 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
Hona Australia on the ball ... ><

Hona Australia on the ball ...



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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 06:56 AM
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Posted By TRBaron
Its just unnecessary added weight and complexity.

Its just unnecessary added weight and complexity.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-07-2015, 03:45 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
This +1. I'm only in my early 30's and my...

This +1.

I'm only in my early 30's and my specialist has said I need to stop riding and in fact don't do anything that involves bending, lifting or twisting or that might cause 'jarring' because...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-07-2015, 03:25 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
It'll be interesting to see if this work has an...

It'll be interesting to see if this work has an impact on oil usage.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-05-2015, 11:09 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
I'm thinking more like Mitas E-10 Dakar front and...

I'm thinking more like Mitas E-10 Dakar front and Metzeler Karoo 3 rear.

I'm really liking the Karoo 3 currently.

Other then waiting to see what rack options it comes with I already have the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-02-2015, 03:36 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
Restrictions. Same reason many things aren't...

Restrictions.
Same reason many things aren't allowed.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-02-2015, 12:47 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
Throttle position/engine load/inclinometer. Its...

Throttle position/engine load/inclinometer.
Its not going to change gears based on your speed alone.

But that is a massive oversimplification.

There is a whole array of data streams being...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-30-2015, 07:36 AM
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Posted By TRBaron
? weighs more then my bike with less power?

?

weighs more then my bike with less power?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-30-2015, 06:53 AM
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Posted By TRBaron
It's too heavy for its power IMO.

It's too heavy for its power IMO.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-30-2015, 02:49 AM
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Posted By TRBaron
Also the amount of interest its generating should...

Also the amount of interest its generating should say something too.

I can't imagine the next KTM, BMW or Yamaha ADV bike spawning threads like this.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-29-2015, 01:28 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
Looks about right for 21" to me.

Looks about right for 21" to me.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-29-2015, 10:30 AM
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Posted By TRBaron
I think so too. edit: remembering among...

I think so too.

edit: remembering among other things that the 1992 era 893cc fireblade was about 15% lighter [205kg] with a full tank of fuel then the next lightest bike in its class could lead...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-25-2015, 11:38 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
The Heynes manual has wiring diagrams in it, but...

The Heynes manual has wiring diagrams in it, but not being much of an electrical guy I can't tell you if those have what you're looking for.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-25-2015, 09:19 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
If it cranks over then it should be nothing to do...

If it cranks over then it should be nothing to do with kill switches and the like.

I guess its just a matter of finding where the power stops.
process of elimination.
Tedious but sometimes...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-23-2015, 09:00 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
It also wont crank if in gear without the clutch...

It also wont crank if in gear without the clutch depressed so I've no idea why they added a side-stand kill switch.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-13-2015, 02:36 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
I agree, I wouldn't take it across the desert or...

I agree, I wouldn't take it across the desert or up to Cape York or something like that if I had a choice, but I was on a ride on the weekend and one of the guys there had one and on the dirt roads...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-12-2015, 04:26 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
Took mine out on the weekend too, but Since I...

Took mine out on the weekend too, but Since I don't normally follow other people off-road I completely forgot to clean my lens so its like I'm riding in thick fog since about 5 seconds after hitting...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2015, 09:45 AM
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Posted By TRBaron
I don't know how lax regulations and laws .etc...

I don't know how lax regulations and laws .etc are in the US, but here they are fairly tight, you really can't get a vehicle through the regs here at 210kg and then advertise it as 175kg, we have...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2015, 09:27 AM
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Posted By TRBaron
Seriously, ... Fine, you believe random...

Seriously, ...

Fine, you believe random websites all with incorrect information if you like, I'm sure they didn't just copy-paste from the same incorrect source.

Remember to believe everything...
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