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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 06:05 PM
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Posted By Starchamp
I'm sorry, this isn't the thread you're looking...

I'm sorry, this isn't the thread you're looking for. This thread is only for posting about theoretical transmission operating modes for a preproduction prototype motorcycle. If you feel that you...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-01-2015, 07:23 PM
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Posted By Starchamp
No HRC livery or gold wheels. I'm out.

No HRC livery or gold wheels. I'm out.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-01-2015, 07:20 PM
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Posted By Starchamp
Enjoy!!

Enjoy!!
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 06:05 PM
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Posted By Starchamp
Have you seen this...

Have you seen this (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50717)?
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 05:18 PM
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Posted By Starchamp
Yes, 520 o-ring is the OE chain type. 15t front...

Yes, 520 o-ring is the OE chain type. 15t front sprocket is fine on your E, that's what is stock on the S/SM. I buy sprockets online, but typically as a chain/sprocket set so the shipping is easier...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-01-2015, 05:08 PM
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Posted By Starchamp
Actually, Honda is resurrecting the 23" XR500...

Actually, Honda is resurrecting the 23" XR500 front wheel for the TA. Because if 19" is OK, and 21" is better, then 23" must be even betterer!
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 10:32 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
With the possible exception of the ACCT, no...

With the possible exception of the ACCT, no changes other than plastic colors and graphics.



Yes.
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 534
Posted By Starchamp
Welcome to the asylum. Take a safety course, if...

Welcome to the asylum. Take a safety course, if they exist in Canada. Buy good gear, a beater bike (used DRZ would be my rec), and learn some skills. Once you're comfortable, you can start...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-29-2015, 06:12 PM
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Posted By Starchamp
Either you're a comedian, or you're setting...

Either you're a comedian, or you're setting yourself up to be seriously disappointed.
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 12:03 PM
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Posted By Starchamp
Same here. I do have another slightly used set...

Same here. I do have another slightly used set of rear brake pads, but that's about it for spares for me.
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 09:56 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
Just so long as we don't have to do it during...

Just so long as we don't have to do it during RR15!! I'm starting to get the impression we're supposed to bring along a parts bike just in case! :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 09:55 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
That is by far the yellowest DRZ I have ever...

That is by far the yellowest DRZ I have ever seen. I like it!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-29-2015, 09:51 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
George Lucas left Star Wars and now is helming...

George Lucas left Star Wars and now is helming the Honda's TA webisode development. Part 2 will have muppets, mark my words!
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 06:34 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
No experience with the ACT gearset, but be...

No experience with the ACT gearset, but be prepared to hear how much better the Nova set is.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-29-2015, 06:31 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
Well that explains everything.

Well that explains everything.
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 06:30 PM
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Posted By Starchamp
Definitely one of the more involved 'trail-side...

Definitely one of the more involved 'trail-side repairs' I've ever seen!! :D That thing had better be reliable.
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 05:26 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
I have a Haynes manual for my DL650, my Honda...

I have a Haynes manual for my DL650, my Honda XRs, and for all three of the cages; they're good manuals, didn't realize they made one for the DRZ. In that case, I'd go with whichever you can find a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 12:59 PM
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Posted By Starchamp
I'd opt for the Clymer.

I'd opt for the Clymer.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-25-2015, 10:11 PM
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Posted By Starchamp
That's exactly what folks said about the second...

That's exactly what folks said about the second video. And the third. And the IMS shows, MP15, Tokyo, etc., etc., etc.

But I'm sure the FIFTH video will be full of specs, facts, release dates,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 10:21 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
There was some discussion on it many pages...

There was some discussion on it many pages back...not sure anybody here actually did it the swap, but I've talked to folks who have, both had good things to say about the CVK40. Thought about doing...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-22-2015, 06:05 PM
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Posted By Starchamp
Hope you can maintain this level of blind faith...

Hope you can maintain this level of blind faith and enthusiasm for another 6 months at least, because without folks like you, this thread is losing its spark.
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 06:54 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
Yep, that's the one. They have a full-size (S/E)...

Yep, that's the one. They have a full-size (S/E) too, which I'm running on my SM. I have a loaded fender bag mounted on mine, not sure if that helps or hurts stabilizing the fender at speed, but I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 11:39 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
The ones made by UFO are the same as OEM.

The ones made by UFO are the same as OEM.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-13-2015, 11:44 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
Which is pretty much what was said at EICMA 2014,...

Which is pretty much what was said at EICMA 2014, IIRC.
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 09:45 PM
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Posted By Starchamp
Skip models that come with a camera, to begin...

Skip models that come with a camera, to begin with. Good topo maps are available (for free) at gpsfiledepot, so you can forego the T models also. I picked up a lightly used 600 in the flea market...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 06:29 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
I think if you're patient, you can find a better...

I think if you're patient, you can find a better deal on a set of used rims; I picked up a set with decent tires and bearings from ebay for about $350 shipped, and they already had the larger SM...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By Starchamp
No problem. I might be wrong on the bracket...

No problem. I might be wrong on the bracket thing, I was playing around in that area last weekend removing the expansion tank, maybe I reused a bracket that was originally for one of those hoses. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By Starchamp
Nothing, it just vents to the atmosphere. I...

Nothing, it just vents to the atmosphere. I think there's a bendy bracket thing on the backside of the upper chain roller that holds the loose end in place.
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 07:25 PM
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Posted By Starchamp
Tire choice will play a big part in how 'comfy'...

Tire choice will play a big part in how 'comfy' it is, as knobbies will convey a lot more vibes than 50/50 or 70/30 rubber.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-07-2015, 07:19 PM
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Posted By Starchamp
Good point. Maybe light weight will be something...

Good point. Maybe light weight will be something else the True Adventure shares with your old BRP, along with 'not currently made by Honda'. :evil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-07-2015, 10:51 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
Partly, because this weighs 320 lbs wet: ...

Partly, because this weighs 320 lbs wet:
https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSJ1O7vzOSah2mtJdWNxvVOT_Y7sU4Sxrn-wmgdvojOMD6oFWKTAg
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-07-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,617
Posted By Starchamp
Sounds like a great trip, glad the faring worked...

Sounds like a great trip, glad the faring worked out! A lot of those pics look like they could have been taken right here in NJ!! :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 10:31 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
Hey, look who's back with his own brand of...

Hey, look who's back with his own brand of insightful contributions?! :rofl

I wonder if the ignore list has a maximum capacity....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-07-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7,996
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Posted By Starchamp
It's amazing that you can take an incomplete...

It's amazing that you can take an incomplete two-dimensional drawing and translate that into a precise volume. :clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-07-2015, 08:51 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
Ah, gotcha... :D

Ah, gotcha... :D
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 08:46 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
Everyone posts uninformative and unhelpful things...

Everyone posts uninformative and unhelpful things from time to time, that's no big deal. MY criticism of your posts (you can go back and look if you'd like) has always been that one usually has to...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-07-2015, 08:31 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
It's a fun video, but honestly you could...

It's a fun video, but honestly you could substitute that Scrambler with anything from a Vespa to a Can-Am Spyder--there's nothing magical about this bike, or what he does with it. I'm not saying the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-07-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7,996
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Posted By Starchamp
Except that they didn't have to show the bike. ...

Except that they didn't have to show the bike. Nobody was clamoring for something that they didn't even know about. Honda could have not done a thing, and the only result would have been 500 less...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-07-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7,996
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Posted By Starchamp
Except that it's already been pointed out that...

Except that it's already been pointed out that the engine pictured in this prototype is lacking, at the very least, the twin balance shafts depicted in the patents. Proportions don't tell the whole...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-06-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,451
Posted By Starchamp
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