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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 01:51 PM
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Posted By arrcrussell
You'd probably want to shift a bit past peak...

You'd probably want to shift a bit past peak torque, so when the revs drop, your still in the meat of the torque curve.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-20-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 957
Views: 111,221
Posted By arrcrussell
Honda - release an "R" model!!!!!!

Honda - release an "R" model!!!!!!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-19-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 957
Views: 111,221
Posted By arrcrussell
Note in the pic the titties are still on that...

Note in the pic the titties are still on that TKC80 - not many miles on that tire!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-19-2015, 07:10 AM
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Views: 111,221
Posted By arrcrussell
I'm curious about DCT and I wonder how it will...

I'm curious about DCT and I wonder how it will respond/act/function/whatever in "stuck" situations - like when you're trying to get over an obstacle, like a wet log, and you're working the clutching...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-18-2015, 04:49 PM
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Views: 111,221
Posted By arrcrussell
I noticed, from the pic of the engine/DCT...

I noticed, from the pic of the engine/DCT cutaway, that the throttle body throats run parallel with the cylinders as opposed to the tradition perpendicular - pointed up toward the split air boxes...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-18-2015, 04:03 PM
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Views: 85
Posted By arrcrussell
Nav 4 in Nav 5 cradle?

I'm renting a GS and it has a Nav 5 cradle. I have a Nav 4 gps. Anyone know if a Nav 4 GPS will fit in a Nav 5 cradle?


I found some evidence that it can. Will post results after the trip!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-18-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 957
Views: 111,221
Posted By arrcrussell
Speculating on the frame and subframe material,...

Speculating on the frame and subframe material, if the intent is for a RTW bike, would steel be a better choice - for repairs in some remote part of the world? I would suspect that steel welders are...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-17-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,069
Posted By arrcrussell
If a second bike is an option, by all means buy...

If a second bike is an option, by all means buy whatever floats your fancy - if it turns out to be a flop, put it for sale - you'll have the S10 to ride as a back up. If only one bike is your path,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-17-2015, 05:45 AM
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Views: 111,221
Posted By arrcrussell
What's all this nonsense about not riding off...

What's all this nonsense about not riding off road?! You already have your 1200 for paved and dirt roads.

Some of us like riding off road but we live too for from it to get there on a small...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-15-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 957
Views: 111,221
Posted By arrcrussell
Sooo ...

.. American Honda, if your monitoring this site, I'll take the basic model with the manual trans please!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 111,221
Posted By arrcrussell
Looks like the manual version - shifter present

Lifted from the 1st segment of the "Test" video




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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 111,221
Posted By arrcrussell
Lifted from the MCN web site - "...while the...

Lifted from the MCN web site - "...while the footpegs are bear-claw style off-road items designed for grip when the going gets muddy. Thankfully, they’re also fitted with removable rubber blocks...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,383
Posted By arrcrussell
I don't know - I'm not familiar with the rocker...

I don't know - I'm not familiar with the rocker arm assembly on your bike. "Only when hot" points to 2 issues (IMHO) - oil viscosity and thermal expansion. Is it possible to heat up the engine to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,370,479
Posted By arrcrussell
Would be tits if an "R" version was available -...

Would be tits if an "R" version was available - off road only, head and running lights only, no pollution crap, no bells and whistles - sign me up!!!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,370,479
Posted By arrcrussell
You can hear the traction control kick in on the...

You can hear the traction control kick in on the very first clip - controlling wheel spin in the dirt!

And coming to the US !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyone know if the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-11-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By arrcrussell
Buy a battery. Its already at least 18 months...

Buy a battery. Its already at least 18 months old - most likely more. Your going on a big trip - eliminate as many unknowns as possible to prevent breakdowns - this is one of 'em.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,383
Posted By arrcrussell
I had an old GoldWing which had a loud ticking...

I had an old GoldWing which had a loud ticking sound and after several frustrating valve adjustments, it turned out to be a cracked rocker arm. The crack was along the "barrel" thru which the rocker...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-10-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By arrcrussell
Precisely! The rpm's should be at just over idle...

Precisely! The rpm's should be at just over idle for slow speed stuff. Feathering at higher rpm's will definitely kill a clutch on any bike.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 05-01-2015, 07:44 AM
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Views: 105,949
Posted By arrcrussell
TWVT? Trans West Virgina Trail? Any maps,...

TWVT? Trans West Virgina Trail? Any maps, routes, gps tracks etc? A friend and I will be attending BYOB. The weekend prior is a national trials event in Toronto OH and we plan on hitting that and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-30-2015, 09:09 AM
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Views: 1,370,479
Posted By arrcrussell
Dct

Note that one of the engineers is introduced as the "DCT Engineer".
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,038
Posted By arrcrussell
On a trip last year, a friend lost his rear...

On a trip last year, a friend lost his rear caliper. He had recently serviced the bike and most likely forgot to torque the bottom caliper bolt. It eventually worked free and then when the rear brake...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,494
Posted By arrcrussell
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I did a simple visual comparison between my bike with the Rox risers and a friend’s stock set up. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-08-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,719
Posted By arrcrussell
I run TKC80s since their performance on wet roads...

I run TKC80s since their performance on wet roads is pretty impressive - they'll hold a line in the wet at about 90% of my dry pace - pretty good for a knobbie.

Can you comment on how the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-07-2015, 08:12 AM
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Views: 1,370,479
Posted By arrcrussell
I don't want to beat a dead horse (if it has...

I don't want to beat a dead horse (if it has been) but ... so you're saying the engine in the preproduction is not the final engine? Is this the general consensus? Somehow I missed this and the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,494
Posted By arrcrussell
Rox risers

I installed Rox Risers on my '10 GSA. I stand allot while riding and did not want to hunch over - with the risers I can stand upright. Rox risers allow the bars to be pivoted forward thus raising...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By arrcrussell
Removed the left grip and re-soldered the...

Removed the left grip and re-soldered the connections - no luck. I looked for a break in the electrical heat circuit strip but didn't find anything - did not have the grip off completely thus I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-03-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,370,479
Posted By arrcrussell
Huh!? What planet do you live on? Ridiculous!!!

Huh!? What planet do you live on? Ridiculous!!!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-01-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,291
Posted By arrcrussell
Huh?!

You gotta bike and your boys don't? WTF! When my kids were young we all had dirt bikes - we spent many a weekend camping and rippin' up the trails in PA. Unforgettable family adventures!!!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By arrcrussell
Thanks Guys, I'll be in the garage tonight...

Thanks Guys, I'll be in the garage tonight tracking down the fault code and wiring. Also, thanks for the links to the heaters and grips!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By arrcrussell
Left heated grip kaput - '10 R1200 GSA

Over the weekend my left heated grip stopped functioning on my 2010 R1200 GSA. Any clues or wisdom before I dig into it?

Thanks
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,370,479
Posted By arrcrussell
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Forum: Americas 03-21-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 898
Posted By arrcrussell
My experience from solo tours. Talk with...

My experience from solo tours.

Talk with everyone -its amazing how friendly people can be!

Give in to every whim - if a road, trail, path, person, place, thing looks interesting - go explore it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-17-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,370,479
Posted By arrcrussell
My wife and I were just in Costa Rica and the...

My wife and I were just in Costa Rica and the number of 125's and 250's was staggering - probably 19 out of 20 bikes were in this size range. After seeing that, it doesn't surprise me that its a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-14-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,370,479
Posted By arrcrussell
When I get together with my dirt bike buddies, my...

When I get together with my dirt bike buddies, my wife says we're "Infantile!" I guess that goes along with the above - so now I guess we're "Infa-Neander-tile!" IMHO, better than being a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-14-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,370,479
Posted By arrcrussell
ABS and TC but not for DCT. And all this...

ABS and TC but not for DCT.

And all this techno just makes a bike less self-serviceable - if not impossible!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-12-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,370,479
Posted By arrcrussell
Oh brother! Read you what your writing! Aren't...

Oh brother! Read you what your writing! Aren't you speculating?! ( "I think ..")! <label for="rb_iconid_18">:huh</label>
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-10-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,370,479
Posted By arrcrussell
Simple really!

Sheesh - c'mon guys, its simple really. Ignore something long enough and eventually it will go away. Now whose gonna be the 1st one to break this rule?!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-10-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,370,479
Posted By arrcrussell
Hmmm ... I wonder about this. Allot of...

Hmmm ... I wonder about this. Allot of references on this forum to Rekluse and DCT in the same breath and I'm not convinced the correlation is so simple.

Isn't a Rekluse purely mechanical and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-10-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,370,479
Posted By arrcrussell
WHAT?! Did you say IF ? IF it comes to market !?...

WHAT?! Did you say IF ? IF it comes to market !? You, who knows every insider with unquestionable reliability, whose clairvoyant and paranormally speaks with Mr. Honda, said IF !?

Well, I think...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-04-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,370,479
Posted By arrcrussell
I do not claim to know how DCT works but I would...

I do not claim to know how DCT works but I would venture a guess that the clutches are actually controlled by a computer/software, software that detects gear selection, engine speed, throttle...
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