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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 07:35 AM
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Views: 409,128
Posted By Lion BR
You can remove the rear footpegs on the Honda. ...

You can remove the rear footpegs on the Honda. You can't do that on the Tiger. Major difference when that is an important leverage point for bending a frame.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 07:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,915
Posted By Lion BR
A few thoughts: 1. How are you painting the...

A few thoughts:

1. How are you painting the frame if you can't remove the motor?
2. Hope the triple butted welds will provide enough strength at the more angled areas of the frame.
3. The...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3,291
Views: 409,128
Posted By Lion BR
And the great advantage is that it IS a subframe....

And the great advantage is that it IS a subframe. Now go check the Tiger's single frame. It also bends from a tip over. But then your bike is totaled. I see this as an advantage BMW (and I ride a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3,291
Views: 409,128
Posted By Lion BR
I would want to keep both, the AT and the...

I would want to keep both, the AT and the Crosstourer. The crosstourer seems like a nice sport-touring machine. Too bad it is not sold here.
Forum: Vendors Yesterday, 06:58 AM
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Views: 364,005
Posted By Lion BR
Good idea.

Good idea.
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 05:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 898
Posted By Lion BR
This is helpful. Thanks! About the...

This is helpful. Thanks!

About the "disconnect between front and back", it happened at very slow speeds, like turning a street corner at 25 mph.

And I assume adjusting the clutch would...
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By Lion BR
You seem to have received good options already. ...

You seem to have received good options already. Just in case, one more: Check this guy in Eugene, OR. He is good!

http://www.murphsbmw.com/

864 km / 533 miles from where you are.

Lion.
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 898
Posted By Lion BR
I appreciate your reply. One of the reasons...

I appreciate your reply.

One of the reasons I'm thinking about an airhead is exactly the idea of working on it. And I'm okay with doing things mechanical. But I want to ride it as well. The idea...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-04-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,915
Posted By Lion BR
And you have to route the exhaust as well. ...

And you have to route the exhaust as well.

The CB500X sump has a funny shape to accommodate its place in the CB500X frame. If one could design it differently on a 3d printer to be, if possible,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-04-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8,061
Views: 1,477,389
Posted By Lion BR
I don't get it when people add steel bars up high...

I don't get it when people add steel bars up high on the bike to protect plastic... :-) The engine cases is what need protection, that's where damages would be expensive and worse, leave you...
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 898
Posted By Lion BR
I'll ask you all a question here. I'm taking a...

I'll ask you all a question here. I'm taking a ride on this thread because I'm also new to airheads, not born yet. I rode an R90/6 for the first time yesterday. It is 40 years old motorcycle, so we...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-03-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3,291
Views: 409,128
Posted By Lion BR
Game changer = DCT. That to me is the...

Game changer = DCT.
That to me is the disappointment.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-02-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,915
Posted By Lion BR
Last year people were talking about bringing the...

Last year people were talking about bringing the front suspension of the CRF250L to the CB500X (the almost forgotten Thai project). Now you come here and propose to bring the CB500X motor to the...
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 21,813
Posted By Lion BR
what a bounty...:D Got a set of snowflake...

what a bounty...:D

Got a set of snowflake wheels?

And for an R90/6, what about...
1. subframe?
2. seat or seat pan?

Thanks!
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 740
Posted By Lion BR
Check the ground?

Check the ground?
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-02-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 63,853
Posted By Lion BR
I see you are in Bend. Till when will you stay...

I see you are in Bend. Till when will you stay there? I'm supposed to be in Bend at some point either tomorrow or Saturday/Sunday. Would be great to see you if you'll still be there at one of these...
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 92,288
Posted By Lion BR
Thanks guys! This is great information!

Thanks guys! This is great information!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-01-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3,291
Views: 409,128
Posted By Lion BR
It won't be a dual sport. The same way the KTM...

It won't be a dual sport. The same way the KTM 950/990 was not a dual sport.

But it will have good suspension travel (adjustable front and back?) and a 21/18 wheel size combo, the same way the KTM...
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 92,288
Posted By Lion BR
Thanks Bill. I located the flatracer. And then I...

Thanks Bill. I located the flatracer. And then I found these guys here:
http://www.airtech-streamlining.com/bmw/bmwboxer.htm

From one of these leads you gave me I will find what I need. Thanks...
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 92,288
Posted By Lion BR
Hey Bill I came across your bike from an...

Hey Bill

I came across your bike from an image search on airhead cafe bikes. From there to here and several hours later I've read this entire thread. Nicely done, and as others mentioned,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-30-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3,291
Views: 409,128
Posted By Lion BR
I think people will be able to have the bike as...

I think people will be able to have the bike as it was in the EICMA, with one-piece seat, the short screen. That bike is there. Others, the majority, will want the large screen, a seat that is going...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-30-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 89,785
Posted By Lion BR
It's a Willys!

It's a Willys!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-30-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 63,853
Posted By Lion BR
Yes, I noticed the back and forth on your spot...

Yes, I noticed the back and forth on your spot tracker. Looking forward to the report on how you managed it.

That area is one of my favorite riding areas. It is part of the "Giant Loop"...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-29-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3,291
Views: 409,128
Posted By Lion BR
What's the big disappointment for you? It's...

What's the big disappointment for you?

It's still in the running for me. I was hoping it would be the size of the F800GS and 800XC, but with more power, less weight, better off road manners,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-29-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3,291
Views: 409,128
Posted By Lion BR
5 seconds of watching that crap was enough for...

5 seconds of watching that crap was enough for me. I had to turn it off. What was your point again?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-29-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3,291
Views: 409,128
Posted By Lion BR
If you are only looking at dirt ergos, go with...

If you are only looking at dirt ergos, go with the FJ-09 and save money.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-29-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 63,853
Posted By Lion BR
Don't know if this is helpful, but there is fuel...

Don't know if this is helpful, but there is fuel in Fields (OR), 22 miles north of Denio.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-29-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 3,291
Views: 409,128
Posted By Lion BR
If that is what you think, I recommend you don't...

If that is what you think, I recommend you don't wait for the AT and get the Suzuki. You will save a good chunk of money and still get what you really want.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-26-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3,291
Views: 409,128
Posted By Lion BR
And riding at night at that... a lesson he has...

And riding at night at that... a lesson he has left for us.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-26-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3,291
Views: 409,128
Posted By Lion BR
Bear style.

Bear style.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-26-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3,291
Views: 409,128
Posted By Lion BR
Interesting point Bluesman. My Multistrada has...

Interesting point Bluesman. My Multistrada has LED for low beam and conventional for high beams. The high beams offer a softer and more gradual limit at the edges of what it illuminates which is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-25-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3,291
Views: 409,128
Posted By Lion BR
Yes, pedantic it is. :lol3 In essence, one bike...

Yes, pedantic it is. :lol3
In essence, one bike and the other are not that different in the issues that count (exact same size, plastics, motor, rider ergos).

Color is different. I will give you...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-25-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3,291
Views: 409,128
Posted By Lion BR
Turns out... the Honda AT also has no subframe.

Turns out... the Honda AT also has no subframe.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-25-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3,291
Views: 409,128
Posted By Lion BR
They look exactly the same to me as well....

They look exactly the same to me as well. Meaning, the essence is there. The bike shown on spy photos is not that different when compared to the one shown at the EICMA 2014. Although if you see...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-24-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3,291
Views: 409,128
Posted By Lion BR
Except that if you are serious about off pavement...

Except that if you are serious about off pavement riding to a point where the rake and trail matters, then you probably won't get a KLR either.:D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-24-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3,291
Views: 409,128
Posted By Lion BR
Good point. Only motorcycle mechanics and...

Good point. Only motorcycle mechanics and motorcycle historians should ride motorcycles. I will wait until I know more about the AT before I buy it. I need to learn about its motor, and especially...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-24-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3,291
Views: 409,128
Posted By Lion BR
I agree. The F800GS has its problems, power is...

I agree. The F800GS has its problems, power is lacking, suspension could be improved. But it is a good motorcycle. If BMW had fixed its niggling issues (shock bolt, for example), added an improved...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-24-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3,291
Views: 409,128
Posted By Lion BR
It is the same bike, only changes are color and...

It is the same bike, only changes are color and pattern schemes... the spy shots' bike has a pattern on its body to diffuse its shape... The bike's drawing with the red color with black and white...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-23-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 23,188
Posted By Lion BR
Birthday in two days... :D

Birthday in two days... :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-23-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3,291
Views: 409,128
Posted By Lion BR
Why bother?:D

Why bother?:D
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