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Forum: Beasts 02-07-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,337
Posted By tokyo
Dont forget the Kawasaki 650 twin bikes. I...

Dont forget the Kawasaki 650 twin bikes.

I picked up an '07 Ninja 650R that had been tipped over (small scratches but blinkers not even cracked and still work) for $2k. Has 1,800 miles on it.
...
Forum: Beasts 02-07-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By tokyo
Like a 500SE or 800SE with weight around the...

Like a 500SE or 800SE with weight around the 690R..

I was thinking Honda might have the jump, with the Thai group building that wicked 500X dirt version already and showing Japan how it could be...
Forum: Beasts 02-06-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By tokyo
KTM 500/800 parallel twins

http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news--general-news/ktm-500cc-and-800cc-twins-in-development/24452.html...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 10,681
Posted By tokyo
For the dirt bike part: KTM350EXC power &...

For the dirt bike part:
KTM350EXC power & weight with WR250R service intervals and CRF250L pricing. :D

For the bigger bike part: CB500X with CRF450X suspenders and 17/19 tubeless wheels. AND...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By tokyo
Good question.. I know they are planning on...

Good question.. I know they are planning on offering street legal versions, so I would assume they know there needs to be VIN and title..

Even my cheapo pitster pro bikes came with a title, would...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By tokyo
They have posted new pics of the full bike....

They have posted new pics of the full bike. Looking pretty good..

fxbikes.com
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 367,510
Posted By tokyo
The Japanese government purposely manipulated the...

The Japanese government purposely manipulated the yen to devalue it closer to our crappy dollar to help stimulate exports. This may have helped in bringing the price to such a reasonable level.
...
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,543
Posted By tokyo
+1 The triple in a Tenere 850 and the 500cc...

+1

The triple in a Tenere 850 and the 500cc Phazer twin in the WR250R chassis as the Tenere 500 would make great little bros!
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,789
Posted By tokyo
The FZ09 is 414lbs wet and $7,999, a great point...

The FZ09 is 414lbs wet and $7,999, a great point to start. How much weight and cost to add 3" of travel and a gallon or 2 of gas? Or how much weight can be cut by lopping off a cylinder and still...
Forum: Beasts 09-26-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,079
Posted By tokyo
Did anyone figure this out? I'm joining the cheap...

Did anyone figure this out? I'm joining the cheap ninja modders with a recent clean cheap purchase..
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By tokyo
I really enjoy mine! It doesn't do much over 40...

I really enjoy mine! It doesn't do much over 40 mph, but it's a simple pleasure, and was so cheap I can just ride the crap out of it with a clear conscience. So far I've only got 400 mileson it, but...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By tokyo
So I'm not the only one, cool. The price of...

So I'm not the only one, cool.

The price of $6k seems a little steep for such a "not much there" bike, but the more I think about ways I could enjoy a superlight, durable, street legal, wheelie...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By tokyo
FX Bikes

I did a search and found these bikes mentioned, but haven't seen a thread about them. If I missed it, my apologies.

www.fxbikes.com (http://www.fxbikes.com)

I have been up and now back down...
Forum: Beasts 08-19-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 121,871
Posted By tokyo
If Honda sticks with their recent design trend,...

If Honda sticks with their recent design trend, the new AT will weigh 800 lbs, have 48HP, be covered in acres of anime styled plastic, and be targeted at "New Riders".

Please prove me wrong...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,250
Posted By tokyo
Coming off an LC4 (625SXC and 640SM) the XR650L...

Coming off an LC4 (625SXC and 640SM) the XR650L felt like I was riding a stick of butter, smooth and creamy.. but way too soft on power. It felt like riding a couch.

My FE570 is not as smooth to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,260
Posted By tokyo
Interesting.. I have been looking at getting one...

Interesting.. I have been looking at getting one as well, but over the past year the prices have steadily creeped up about $1k, at least here in UT, and I figured they would come down again, so have...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 367,510
Posted By tokyo
Graham, I was just was pointing out that Yamaha...

Graham, I was just was pointing out that Yamaha is only re-entering the triple game in motorcycles. Not sure how that turned into thinking that lopping off a cylinder is wonder engineering.. But I...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 367,510
Posted By tokyo
I have nothing to add as to who was first, but...

I have nothing to add as to who was first, but lets not forget Yamaha has been building 4-stroke triples for their snowmobiles for awhile now.
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,994
Posted By tokyo
Another thing that could have influenced the...

Another thing that could have influenced the Japanese manufacturers decision to slow the introduction of new models is the crappy value of the US dollar, making everything they sell more expensive in...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,994
Posted By tokyo
Yes, the business case for a 250cc is much easier...

Yes, the business case for a 250cc is much easier to justify. That is an excellent point. A 250cc bike can truly be a "world" bike that will sell in any market. In tiered licensing countries, as the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,994
Posted By tokyo
Interesting point. I wonder what KTM's...

Interesting point. I wonder what KTM's recommended maintenance would be on the "putz around town" use cycle... Or conversely, what the WRR valve adjustment schedule would be on the Erzburg rodeo...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,994
Posted By tokyo
I'm going to reserve judgement until I find one...

I'm going to reserve judgement until I find one to test ride, but I love my big FE so much the 690 will really have to impress.

This kind of input from someone with experience with both bikes is...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,994
Posted By tokyo
Eakins: Mostly correct. I am greedy though and...

Eakins: Mostly correct. I am greedy though and rather than 450cc would like 600+CC FI with long service intervals that is proven reliable. Sure wish Honda/Yamaha would build big dual purpose bikes...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,994
Posted By tokyo
Sorry, I missed the CCM and TE suggestions, I had...

Sorry, I missed the CCM and TE suggestions, I had those and the KTM EXC family all in the same group as the Berg, am I wrong there?

I've thought big bore DRZ, XR etc but there is so much to build...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,994
Posted By tokyo
Navin and Cruz. Great points, the 570 is so good...

Navin and Cruz. Great points, the 570 is so good I'm pretty sure I'll be miserable on everything else. I have the 70deg tank, but not the cush hub, a good reminder.

The motor has been excellent...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,994
Posted By tokyo
Thanks for the replies, all confirming what I...

Thanks for the replies, all confirming what I already suspected. Keep the FE570 or find a 690 Enduro.

Just wanted to make sure there was nothing I was overlooking. Actually more like hoping there...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,994
Posted By tokyo
What is the closest thing to a big bore WR250R?

My son is getting his drivers license, so we will be doing more street-dirt-street rides and less of the unload-the-bikes-from-the-truck dirt only trails we have been doing.

So I am thinking of...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 367,510
Posted By tokyo
With the 80HP 500cc twin from the Phazer...

With the 80HP 500cc twin from the Phazer snowmobile we were talking about earlier.. that would be awesome.

I borrowed an XT550 from a friend of my brother for the driving part of my motorcycle...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 367,510
Posted By tokyo
I haven't had a chance to meet a potential NC700X...

I haven't had a chance to meet a potential NC700X buyer, so your opinion is interesting. My circle of rider friends and I all see the 472lbs + 48hp + lots-o-plastic of the NC and scratch our heads...
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1,970
Views: 309,760
Posted By tokyo
I am actually liking the underbelly exhaust...

I am actually liking the underbelly exhaust systems that more bikes have lately, like Buell, Versys, New FZ-09 etc, and the way it cleans up the rear of the bike.

This looks a little bit like...
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,884
Posted By tokyo
Good point. I think I read somewhere that motor...

Good point. I think I read somewhere that motor revs up to 11,000 rpm, I don't really need that many revs in a WR.

Maybe in addition to your suggested 60hp level, they could stroke it as well to...
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 367,510
Posted By tokyo
+1 We talk about wanting lighter, more...

+1

We talk about wanting lighter, more powerful, more upright bikes that are reasonably priced and reliable, so we need to reward the manufacturers who answer the call.
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 367,510
Posted By tokyo
Just missing the "extra suspension travel" and a...

Just missing the "extra suspension travel" and a tad too much extra plastic. I think it would be OK without the < shaped plastic piece in front of the tank. Less to break, less cost, and less anime.
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,884
Posted By tokyo
CycleWorld was guessing that it is a 900CC twin....

CycleWorld was guessing that it is a 900CC twin. Which makes no sense to me.. why would they introduce an 850triple and a 900 twin at the same time? At ~500CC it makes perfect sense.. the motor does...
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1,970
Views: 309,760
Posted By tokyo
Apparently Yamaha has indicated that "there is...

Apparently Yamaha has indicated that "there is lots of interest in Yamaha in an adventure version" of the new FZ-09 with the triple. That was on a Facebook page I think..

With the FZ09 at 414lbs...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,845
Posted By tokyo
CycleWorld is guessing that this motor is a...

CycleWorld is guessing that this motor is a 900cc. I thought it looked kind of big..

Isn't that weird to introduce an 850cc triple and a 900cc parallel twin at the same time? Anyone have insight...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,506
Posted By tokyo
Yeah, those are the closest I guess. I did...

Yeah, those are the closest I guess. I did mention the Aprilia in my post but obscurely.

That is another one of those bikes I always wanted but was too gutless to pull the trigger and buy. The...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,506
Posted By tokyo
That is cool. That would fulfill a wide range of...

That is cool. That would fulfill a wide range of riding .. I wonder why no manufacturer has ever made a 600-700 -ish twin dirtbike from the factory? 70-80hp and 350lbs would be perfect.. Aprilia is...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,506
Posted By tokyo
Awesome! Now just show me where I can pick a new...

Awesome! Now just show me where I can pick a new one up for $8k! Sorry I forgot to mention that part.. I couldn't take the Multi on the dirt.. It would just sit in my living room and be oogled..
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 367,510
Posted By tokyo
I think its 50lbs lighter..

I think its 50lbs lighter..
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