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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-02-2015, 08:31 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
283kgs with DCT, slightly lighter with manual. ...

283kgs with DCT, slightly lighter with manual.

The point being, the VFR1200X is a very good paved road touring bike that can manage well formed unpaved roads. For serious adventure something...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-02-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8,052
Views: 1,309,817
Posted By MrKiwi
Whatever or however these work, I'm looking...

Whatever or however these work, I'm looking forward to eventually getting a bike with DCT, it would suit me fine. I'm over managing gear changes while standing up so I'm inclined to work with DCT...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-02-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 87,015
Posted By MrKiwi
nice...

nice...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-02-2015, 01:59 AM
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Posted By MrKiwi
Yes :lol3

Yes :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-02-2015, 01:58 AM
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Posted By MrKiwi
No... :lol3

No... :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-30-2015, 06:06 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
wash your mouth out :eek1:eek1 but yes,...

wash your mouth out :eek1:eek1

but yes, kind-a-sorta :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-30-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2,257
Views: 654,195
Posted By MrKiwi
I couldn't agree more. From my experience the...

I couldn't agree more. From my experience the the VFR1200X is an excellent touring bike which I have taken, with care, into some pretty surprising places the bike most definitely is not designed...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-30-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8,052
Views: 1,309,817
Posted By MrKiwi
It seems to me (ie my opinion is) that this...

It seems to me (ie my opinion is) that this thread has once again developed a schizophrenic personality with lots of people describing their own world view of what dirt riding means. And by doing so...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-29-2015, 05:29 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
Yes it would be good enough...

Yes it would be good enough...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-29-2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 2,257
Views: 654,195
Posted By MrKiwi
:clap so going to buy one?

:clap so going to buy one?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-28-2015, 02:55 AM
Replies: 1,539
Views: 299,778
Posted By MrKiwi
VFR1200X and the Southern Alps, New Zealand

From a recent Autumn trip...

http://i.imgur.com/dL691SC.jpg?2
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-28-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 1,837
Views: 522,388
Posted By MrKiwi
Although... Having owned a Varadero (which I...

Although...

Having owned a Varadero (which I did like)...
http://i.imgur.com/SAKbOXA.jpg?2

I now now one of these and I much prefer it to the Varadero...
http://i.imgur.com/dL691SC.jpg?2
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-26-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8,052
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Posted By MrKiwi
:lol3:lol3:lol3

:lol3:lol3:lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-26-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8,052
Views: 1,309,817
Posted By MrKiwi
Well yes that may be the case, but everyone one...

Well yes that may be the case, but everyone one has an opinion and opinions are neither right or wrong, they are opinions.

Personally (heaven forbid why though) I might enjoy some BMW and Honda...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-26-2015, 05:12 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
Pretty much...

Pretty much...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-26-2015, 04:09 AM
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Posted By MrKiwi
if you tell someone to fuck off you should...

if you tell someone to fuck off you should perhaps be prepared to do the same. play nicely...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-26-2015, 04:06 AM
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Posted By MrKiwi
to be fair, all the goss about this bike is not...

to be fair, all the goss about this bike is not for serious off road technical stuff, it is for around the world touring on paved and unpaved roads. Mind you I expect it to be quite capable. I take ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-25-2015, 10:23 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
Had a few of mine fixed too. I don't mind...

Had a few of mine fixed too.

I don't mind heavy bikes, I go almost as many places as others on light bikes on gravel roads, just slower mostly. I don't do sand, even on light bikes.

Nothing...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-24-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8,052
Views: 1,309,817
Posted By MrKiwi
quite right... no matter anyone says and no...

quite right... no matter anyone says and no matter how many 'fixed that for you'...:deal
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-24-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 87,015
Posted By MrKiwi
I find the bike turns in a little quicker, is...

I find the bike turns in a little quicker, is quite flickable, but has slightly less gyroscopic affect...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-23-2015, 03:36 PM
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Views: 3,780,519
Posted By MrKiwi
Great first post...

Great first post...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-22-2015, 09:21 PM
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Views: 1,309,817
Posted By MrKiwi
Good things come to those who wait :gerg ...

Good things come to those who wait :gerg

but...

I want it now :baby

carry on...:marc
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-16-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8,052
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Posted By MrKiwi
lol... you trying to bring us back on track :rofl

lol... you trying to bring us back on track :rofl
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-16-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 87,015
Posted By MrKiwi
http://i.imgur.com/MHSxATP.jpg?1

http://i.imgur.com/MHSxATP.jpg?1
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-15-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 87,015
Posted By MrKiwi
As part of the work I do, I sometimes get a long...

As part of the work I do, I sometimes get a long term loan bike for product familiarisation. A few weeks back I picked up a long term loan of a DL 650AX and I've just put enough miles on it for its...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-15-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8,052
Views: 1,309,817
Posted By MrKiwi
and 7,688 posts and counting. I come here...

and 7,688 posts and counting.

I come here now just to catch up on general conversation, this thread has lots of that :D, among other less informational diatribe:evil. MInd you I'm guilty...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-15-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11,132
Views: 3,780,519
Posted By MrKiwi
Ahhh, mystery solved, thanks.... :D

Ahhh, mystery solved, thanks.... :D
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-14-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11,132
Views: 3,780,519
Posted By MrKiwi
That's a very nice example of a period bike. I...

That's a very nice example of a period bike. I can't quite make out what make and model it is, feel I should know this :hmmmmm.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-14-2015, 02:24 PM
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Views: 132,168
Posted By MrKiwi
South Island - NZ

Taken on my HTCM8

Top of Danseys Pass

http://i.imgur.com/wo6aDQZ.jpg?1

Kiakoura Coast

http://i.imgur.com/IAM5lcU.jpg?1
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By MrKiwi
Thanks. I did use the search button before...

Thanks.

I did use the search button before starting this thread, but it didn't show up anything. Not sure why. Appreciate the link, very useful.
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By MrKiwi
If you do, let us know how they pan out. I like...

If you do, let us know how they pan out. I like the looks of them for both on and off road use. I don't do hard core off road, stick to well formed gravel roads mostly, so these tyres look good for...
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By MrKiwi
TKC 70 tires

Hi
Has anyone tried the new TKC 70 tire on their bikes and if so, any initial thoughts?

tire spec here -...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-12-2015, 01:04 AM
Replies: 8,052
Views: 1,309,817
Posted By MrKiwi
call it the BS you want, but lets take a reality...

call it the BS you want, but lets take a reality check here. A True Adventure is a marketing phrase for a duel purpose bike. The aim is to ride paved and unpaved roads with ease. It is not a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-11-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8,052
Views: 1,309,817
Posted By MrKiwi
Ha ha ha, not likely :p

Ha ha ha, not likely :p
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-11-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8,052
Views: 1,309,817
Posted By MrKiwi
Much like Canada and USA too... :lol3

Much like Canada and USA too... :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-11-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8,052
Views: 1,309,817
Posted By MrKiwi
ha ha ha, you'll keep :eek1:kboom

ha ha ha, you'll keep :eek1:kboom
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-11-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8,052
Views: 1,309,817
Posted By MrKiwi
Ahem, long black is uniquely Kiwi, along with...

Ahem, long black is uniquely Kiwi, along with flat white...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-11-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 2,257
Views: 654,195
Posted By MrKiwi
Givi trekker outback

Givi trekker outback
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-11-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 2,257
Views: 654,195
Posted By MrKiwi
Yes I can, just. There's a little bit of wriggle...

Yes I can, just. There's a little bit of wriggle room when the lid of the side boxes open.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-10-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 2,257
Views: 654,195
Posted By MrKiwi
Lots of luggage

For when my better half comes with me, needed some extra luggage capacity. two times 37 L side boxes and a 58 L top box. Can also fit 15 L cargo bags on top of the two side panniers. Think I have...
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