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Forum: Beasts Today, 01:01 PM
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Posted By bluesman
Yep, I noticed some CVT cars (mainly japanese and...

Yep, I noticed some CVT cars (mainly japanese and small cars) still offered - but over people don't like those. Of course country I live in is rather small, so no indication of anything on larger...
Forum: Beasts Today, 12:25 PM
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Posted By bluesman
By living in the past I meant that past of...

By living in the past I meant that past of DCT/robots a bit...bad. But it changed in last couple of years when manufacturers worked out how to build good and inexpensive DCT/Robot combos. As I said...
Forum: Beasts Today, 12:00 PM
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Posted By bluesman
It seems nowadays nobody can build anything...

It seems nowadays nobody can build anything without "disposable" kind of bugs to be fished out later.
All and everything became a bit..disposable? And "we will fix it en route" kind. Not just cars....
Forum: Beasts Today, 11:52 AM
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Posted By bluesman
You kinda live in the past a bit :wink: I often...

You kinda live in the past a bit :wink: I often find myself being unconsciously resistant to that new stuff on cars. Getting old I guess. But...
I do not like robot-DCT on bike (my preference) but...
Forum: Beasts Today, 11:04 AM
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Posted By bluesman
There is term for it. It's called robot gearbox....

There is term for it. It's called robot gearbox. E.g. regular but sequential gearbox with actuators changing gear. Most of "auto" cars in Europe are robot gearboxes now (used to be real "auto"). Most...
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2014, 12:32 PM
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Posted By bluesman
that was not mine :) Mine was that ...

that was not mine :)
Mine was that

http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr267/bluesman_ip/Autumn2011-DR/P1010851.jpg
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2014, 11:59 AM
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Posted By bluesman
To keep the beat Here is suzuki dr 800...

To keep the beat

Here is suzuki dr 800 single. I had one for some years. Double spark plug. One on right side between ex and in valves one on left on the side
...
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2014, 07:17 AM
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Posted By bluesman
You can mimic power delivery of V90 but not...

You can mimic power delivery of V90 but not balance. Hence the balancer shaft. Hence no magically light motor vs. something like Morini 1200 motor.

But all this does not really matter - there is a...
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2014, 05:40 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Yes. That's why I said "Morocco" and not "Africa"...

Yes. That's why I said "Morocco" and not "Africa"

And I was talking specifically about Morocco because of previous posts.

But I doubt that rolling to west or east africa village on 10 000 + USD...
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2014, 04:59 AM
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Posted By bluesman
All you need for riding Morocco is cash and any...

All you need for riding Morocco is cash and any motorcycle as long as it is not sportbike or "cruiser" and toothbrush. Zero need for anything special.
In our ride there gsa1200, Vstrom 650, ktm 690...
Forum: Beasts 11-27-2014, 03:02 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Anything is possible but motor in that...

Anything is possible but motor in that "development" bike (AT?) have ports at angle with each other, not parallel. This is why when I saw it I remembered Honda singles with their exhaust port. No no,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 08:50 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Thanks! Yep, after today's visit to all doctors...

Thanks! Yep, after today's visit to all doctors and planning surgery I feel quite good about it. At the end of the day - I will have it done on one of world's most famous university hospitals which...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 07:20 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Photos here. ...

Photos here.

http://s490.photobucket.com/user/bluesman_ip/library/EICMA%202014%20accesories?sort=3&page=1
...
Forum: Beasts 11-21-2014, 08:59 AM
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Posted By bluesman
That's nice. Then it not really as risky as I...

That's nice. Then it not really as risky as I thought...
Forum: Beasts 11-21-2014, 08:06 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Worst countries to buy bikes new (cost-wise) I...

Worst countries to buy bikes new (cost-wise) I think are Denmark and Israel.
Sales tax in Israel for big bike can reach 72% on scooter - 40%.
That I know from friend. My other friend who lives in...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2014, 09:22 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Well, all this means there is major difference...

Well, all this means there is major difference between Europe and USA in this regard. Density and competition of dealers must have something to do with it.
Test drives were here for at least last 15...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2014, 09:02 AM
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Posted By bluesman
I see. That explains it. Thanks.

I see. That explains it. Thanks.
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2014, 04:41 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Done both :D but with second-hand bikes. Never...

Done both :D but with second-hand bikes.
Never done it with new and even first year production. I probably really do lack commitment or is it lack of money? :lol3

I am just curious how that all...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2014, 04:29 AM
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Posted By bluesman
There is something I can't understand when...

There is something I can't understand when reading all "deposit" talks.

Did I misunderstood it or there is really lot of people who actually willing to put deposit on bike, which they did not test...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 07:10 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Perhaps it was posted already, but there is...

Perhaps it was posted already, but there is couple of bits of info there I found useful

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/mcn/news/newsresults/new-bikes/2014/november/hondas-true-adventure-concept/
...
Forum: Beasts 11-14-2014, 01:42 AM
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Posted By bluesman
At EICMA when I asked one of Honda guys (thou I...

At EICMA when I asked one of Honda guys (thou I suspect it was one of Honda dealer guys - usual practice) he kept going about "like Africa Twin was" but never called it AT. Actually...he did not call...
Forum: Beasts 11-14-2014, 01:16 AM
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Posted By bluesman
And do you mind to elaborate what is basis for...

And do you mind to elaborate what is basis for this rather insulting statement? Bearing in mind that you seem to have missed post I was referring to? Where those 2 terms were used? From what I have...
Forum: Beasts 11-14-2014, 01:07 AM
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Posted By bluesman
You meant 2 clutches to break? :wink: It is not...

You meant 2 clutches to break? :wink:
It is not clutch-less, it is Double Clutch (thou electronically controlled) on one and probably will be conventional clutch on other variant.
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2014, 09:31 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Well... here is how I see it... Adventure...

Well... here is how I see it...
Adventure motorcycling as term does not imply offroad. Adventure motorcycle as term for particular type of motorcycle does imply some offroad capabilities. Now. Long...
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2014, 08:22 AM
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Posted By bluesman
I see not a single thing to suggest that F800 is...

I see not a single thing to suggest that F800 is "street oriented enduro" and what Honda put out at EICMA is "dirt oriented enduro". Knobby tyres and mud splatter? Oh well....both are not "enduro"...
Forum: Beasts 11-12-2014, 08:46 AM
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Posted By bluesman
And be a robot! :D

And be a robot! :D
Forum: Beasts 11-12-2014, 07:20 AM
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Posted By bluesman
but...guys...what's wrong with KTM690? Plenty of...

but...guys...what's wrong with KTM690? Plenty of my friends are happy with it in exact role you described. Or you mean "it is only one" and no choice?
Forum: Beasts 11-12-2014, 04:40 AM
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Posted By bluesman
I have friend here in Belgium - he never even...

I have friend here in Belgium - he never even rode tarmac in last 20 odd years. Well - except to get to beginning of unpaved and to get from there to home. He rides 990 Adventure, before he rode 950...
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2014, 10:23 AM
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Posted By bluesman
I personally quite sure it is twin. It still...

I personally quite sure it is twin. It still looked a bit too wide for single + 2 injectors.
Well...just for fact that twins became Honda success recently. CB500 is immensely popular beginner bike...
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2014, 10:18 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Same thing puzzling me. Honda always did it...

Same thing puzzling me. Honda always did it differently, just like let say Suzuki or Yamaha. This time something strange. We'll have to wait and see.
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 10:15 AM
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Posted By bluesman
No problem - each individual entitled to his...

No problem - each individual entitled to his opinion, hence my references to "I think". I do not ride in Belgium since good 10 years and not in Netherlands (been on each and every backroad, have to...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 03:57 AM
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Posted By bluesman
As Tiger owner and someone who's hobby is to...

As Tiger owner and someone who's hobby is to build different kind of crashbars and crashpads for his friend's bike. I have nothing to say about pegs etc. as they are not essential to continuing...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 01:00 PM
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Posted By bluesman
I had Hornet 600 (2000 model) for few years and I...

I had Hornet 600 (2000 model) for few years and I think 30 000 km. It absolutely not gutless, it is plenty fast on Alpine roads, it never missed a bit and easily won drag racing with CBR600 of same...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2014, 12:37 PM
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Posted By bluesman
Actually - intake to air box is definitely x2 on...

Actually - intake to air box is definitely x2 on that bike. You can see intake ports left and right from headlight, with black plastic "edging".
But if there is no single box where they meet (as...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2014, 12:33 PM
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Posted By bluesman
Well, on right side and on left side I seen...

Well, on right side and on left side I seen rubber boot from injection arrangement to head. but I could not tell if it is single or not. But then diameter of that rubber boot on rhs is seriously big....
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2014, 12:20 PM
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Posted By bluesman
Few more things... Camshaft chain is on...

Few more things...

Camshaft chain is on right side of motor (well - obvious, but contributes to narrow distance between headers ) and it is definitely downdraft arrangements with filter where tank...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2014, 12:11 PM
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Posted By bluesman
Yes, and facing down and open. It's asking to...

Yes, and facing down and open. It's asking to have fins plugged by mud, all kind of spray on it and possibly be hit by small stones. I can't believe they will leave it there.
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2014, 12:03 PM
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Posted By bluesman
I see what you mean. Nope, it is something else....

I see what you mean. Nope, it is something else. Notice exactly same "thingy" on right side, behind side cover. Both of those "thingies" have socket on them and bunch of color wires coming in. And -...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2014, 11:34 AM
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Posted By bluesman
I am not talking exhaust itself, I mean where...

I am not talking exhaust itself, I mean where real ports are. On NC you cannot really see that exhaust part, it is obstructed. But you can see ports relief on casting.

BTW it looked similar to...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2014, 11:29 AM
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Posted By bluesman
I'd say it's about same with Tiger 800 or Vstrom...

I'd say it's about same with Tiger 800 or Vstrom 650. But plastic bits are small and headlight very small (well - comparing with Tiger or Vstrom). It felt smaller "frame" than 990, but kinda "denser"...
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