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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-18-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4,474
Views: 839,939
Posted By Ross Brown
Here we know when it says "Africa Twin" on the...

Here we know when it says "Africa Twin" on the tank that it doesn't mean you can get to Africa on one tank of gas. We dont sue. We get the bikes.

Seriously, because we are a small market,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-04-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4,474
Views: 839,939
Posted By Ross Brown
And No gear lever. Or clutch lever by the looks...

And No gear lever. Or clutch lever by the looks of the high rez phot a couple of pages back.
Strange things to remove unless... Honda think Auto boxes are the way forward.
Anyone else think...
Forum: Trials 09-19-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,739
Posted By Ross Brown
I bought a late model Beta125 for my son. To my...

I bought a late model Beta125 for my son. To my surprise, I ride it more aggressively than my 250 (because its lighter) and so I there is a real fun factor in having a lighter bike. Especially when...
Forum: Trials 07-22-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,229
Posted By Ross Brown
[QUOTE.... don't throw a leg over a nice modern...

[QUOTE.... don't throw a leg over a nice modern bike. The extreme yumminess will really mess with your head :wink:[/QUOTE]

Before my TL moved to another, my arms used to ache;
and that was just...
Forum: Trials 05-23-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,391
Posted By Ross Brown
Theres good info on adv. dont be afraid to search...

Theres good info on adv. dont be afraid to search under vintage Old is Good. Trials Central site also good. Have sold my tl and manual went with it alas. Tl has a dipstick so that will help you ....
Forum: New Zealand 03-06-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,279
Posted By Ross Brown
Hi . Did you cost buying in the UK, riding and...

Hi . Did you cost buying in the UK, riding and then importing the bike back home. Not knowing what you are paying to ship bike there and back, but i imagine that it could be more than buying in uk. ...
Forum: Trials 01-08-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 16,594
Posted By Ross Brown
I think you are right. But for the wrong...

I think you are right.

But for the wrong reasons (at least as you stated in your email). "People watching can't tell who is winning. It makes it hard to root for someone." ABSOLUTELY. "Sections...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,842
Posted By Ross Brown
"Born on their side"

Now this, to my mind, is an elegant concept. The idea on an Adventure bike rating system based upon the pretext of "How comfortable does a bike look on its side". Such a simple measure, but one with...
Forum: Trials 03-12-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 82,025
Posted By Ross Brown
Try these: S3 Hardrock Aluminium footpegs. I...

Try these:
S3 Hardrock Aluminium footpegs. I found that these make a significant change to the feel of the bike over standard as they are lower and more rearward.
Jitsie DB killer. don't notice...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,763
Posted By Ross Brown
Now that sounds familiar. I've owned 10 Hondas. 4...

Now that sounds familiar. I've owned 10 Hondas. 4 of them XRs. Back in the late '80s a group of us downsized from XR500s to XR200s. Much easier to lift over gates on midnight trail rides! Skip...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,609
Posted By Ross Brown
Just done exactly that. Sold the '07 1200GS....

Just done exactly that. Sold the '07 1200GS. Loved fuel injection, ABS, and the 'concept' of being able to ride to any point on the globe. But.... hated the weight. I'm half a century old. Ride a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7,943
Views: 1,060,682
Posted By Ross Brown
Thanks AVNER and SWAMP. It's as I thought. I'm...

Thanks AVNER and SWAMP.
It's as I thought. I'm in love with the concept of the 1200GS and having the ability to ride off tomorrow and commune with penguins in Patagonia if my wife suddenly said 'Go...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7,943
Views: 1,060,682
Posted By Ross Brown
[QUOTE=swamp;18780494]I traded in my R1200GS on a...

[QUOTE=swamp;18780494]I traded in my R1200GS on a 2012 Sertao .

the bike is awesome.


a few pics for ya
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 66,502
Posted By Ross Brown
A month ago I bought a GS1200 and a brand new...

A month ago I bought a GS1200 and a brand new Black Shoei VF-X to go with it. VF-X is expensive, light weight, and typical high-quality Shoei build quality. I thought it would be great. I've had...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 8,190
Views: 4,251,414
Posted By Ross Brown
Thumb Nothing else on Earth looks like a tired GS that...

Nothing else on Earth looks like a tired GS that just had to stop right there and lie down. Starting with the front wheel first.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2012, 02:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 738
Posted By Ross Brown
Cry Ouch. Had a similar knee problem myself. 1st op...

Ouch. Had a similar knee problem myself. 1st op fixed ACL damage. Fell over while recovering (slipped on wooden floor after watering plants). 2nd op fixed that. 3rd op fixed loose stuff floating...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-23-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 135,536
Posted By Ross Brown
Tailgate holds wheel tight - no tie-downs at rear...

Tailgate holds wheel tight - no tie-downs at rear needed. Dog not at all impressed with this innovation.
http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd480/NonstopRoss/new-trailergate-1.gif
Forum: Face plant 09-21-2012, 03:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,130
Posted By Ross Brown
[QUOTE=goosecreek;19598642] ...

[QUOTE=goosecreek;19598642]
http://gooscreek.smugmug.com/Other/rear-end/i-37nXKN3/0/M/P9140302-M.jpg



Well done on being able to walk away.

But then again, from this view point, it does...
Forum: Trials 08-23-2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,169
Posted By Ross Brown
Newly widened seat (1 inch plug inserted the...

Newly widened seat (1 inch plug inserted the length of the new RS250 seat) arrived back from the carbon-fibre canoe builders today. They know what they are doing with glass fibre and I don't. Simple...
Forum: Trials 08-14-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,169
Posted By Ross Brown
I couldn't find one. Of course, that doesn't...

I couldn't find one. Of course, that doesn't meant they aren't out there. On the other hand the TL was pretty special in that it had an aluminum tank. So it was ahead of its time.

At the tank...
Forum: Face plant 08-12-2012, 02:31 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 16,817
Posted By Ross Brown
+1 Inspirational. Thank you. And may...

+1

Inspirational.
Thank you.
And may your toe (and every other bit that got a good seeing too) not hold you back in the years ahead.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-05-2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 7,884
Views: 2,662,647
Posted By Ross Brown
[QUOTE]Bosnia close to the Croatian border ...

[QUOTE]Bosnia close to the Croatian border

http://dybdahls.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Trips/MC-Tour-2012/i-H6FCW9Z/0/L/RLJ2040-L.jpg...
Forum: Trials 05-10-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,598
Posted By Ross Brown
I have a 6X4 box trailer and there is no 'V'...

I have a 6X4 box trailer and there is no 'V' nose. Buying a standard garden trailer, that happens to be adapted to carry trials bikes, was easier to sell-in to the wife too. I have to turn my...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-18-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 617,941
Posted By Ross Brown
http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd480/NonstopR...

http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd480/NonstopRoss/IMG_1768.jpg

Not even out of the crate. This is the demo bike as it arrived in CycleSpot Honda, Auckland, NZ today.
As an Africa Twin owner...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2012, 03:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,669
Posted By Ross Brown
There are 2 BMW dealers in AKL, speak to them -...

There are 2 BMW dealers in AKL, speak to them - Experience BMW and CycleSpot Euro. Had to change my braided steel brake lines on my BMW when it was imported as they we 'D.O.T.' stamped but not...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-03-2012, 01:37 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 45,070
Posted By Ross Brown
[QUOTE=shdashley;17967997] "Well she's a great...

[QUOTE=shdashley;17967997] "Well she's a great bike to ride, fantastic two up touring. wife and I spent 3 month with her touring Europe and Morocco Aug to Sep 2011. Currently sitting in storage in...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-13-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,566
Posted By Ross Brown
Read this thread. ...

Read this thread.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=270543&highlight=xlv750
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-20-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 14,192
Views: 5,104,706
Posted By Ross Brown
I have XR400 pegs that bolt straight on. No...

I have XR400 pegs that bolt straight on. No rubber, all teeth as per XR spec so they offer more support. Much better grip for boots.
Forum: Trials 02-12-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 82,025
Posted By Ross Brown
Photo below is of a set of Renthal fabars that...

Photo below is of a set of Renthal fabars that have a 100mm (4 inch) height, but gain a bit more than that in height due to the bar adaptors. You can see that the distance the bars have moved...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-30-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 14,192
Views: 5,104,706
Posted By Ross Brown
"I lost a fight with a four inch angle grinder"-...

"I lost a fight with a four inch angle grinder"- OUCH

Damn, and I just bought my first one last week. :muutt
Forum: New Zealand 01-21-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 55,257
Posted By Ross Brown
Awesome!:D

Awesome!:D
Forum: Trials 12-21-2011, 01:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,169
Posted By Ross Brown
Like the 'flatter' rear guard on the one closet...

Like the 'flatter' rear guard on the one closet to the camera; it makes the bike look 10 years younger!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-15-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14,192
Views: 5,104,706
Posted By Ross Brown
"Oven - for heating parts Fridge / Freezer -...

"Oven - for heating parts
Fridge / Freezer - for cooling parts
Dishwasher - for cleaning parts
Sofa - for relaxing and admiring your spannering
Gaggia - for sustenance"

I can see an all new...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-14-2011, 01:02 AM
Replies: 14,192
Views: 5,104,706
Posted By Ross Brown
Use a Kettle with boiling water to heat the hub...

Use a Kettle with boiling water to heat the hub is another way. And no flame-damage risk.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-13-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14,192
Views: 5,104,706
Posted By Ross Brown
:D:rofl

:D:rofl
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-12-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 14,192
Views: 5,104,706
Posted By Ross Brown
C'mon Stormforce, you can Google/translate...

C'mon Stormforce, you can Google/translate Portuguese it is not as if you have left the Eu zone. No wait, you have.

Google translation: 'Good wave Gabriel! You are about to lose the bag!!!' (Boa...
Forum: Trials 12-08-2011, 01:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,169
Posted By Ross Brown
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Trials 12-07-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,169
Posted By Ross Brown
[QUOTE=Garthe; if I found that, in someones...

[QUOTE=Garthe; if I found that, in someones garage...I'd take it home in a minute.

I don't know? That headlight bracket looks loose.
Forum: Trials 12-07-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 174,690
Posted By Ross Brown
"Alongside... that you also brought home with...

"Alongside... that you also brought home with me!"

Sounds like your knee is better but the cheque book is about to hurt!
Forum: Trials 12-07-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,169
Posted By Ross Brown
Essentially, if you hunt around on forums like...

Essentially, if you hunt around on forums like this one and with search engines you'll find that other owners have already faced the same problems, over the 36 years since the bikes were launched,...
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