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Forum: Parallel Universe 05-31-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By greenthumb
I have been running a TKC80 front / E09 rear for...

I have been running a TKC80 front / E09 rear for about 40k now.

My experience/opinion is the same as Snowy.
Great tire, just have realistic expectations. I have zero chicken strips both front...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-31-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 206,358
Posted By greenthumb
Have a look at the camo bike at the show, the...

Have a look at the camo bike at the show, the patent drawing and the one of the spy shots.
All three show the fork seals at the level of where the tire meets the rim.

The show bike had the...
Forum: Canada 05-30-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By greenthumb
Thanks for the replies. Never even thought...

Thanks for the replies.

Never even thought about AC for domestic. I used them to ship the same bike from Buenos Aries. Cheaper than 5 years ago and it appears you don't have to disassemble and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-30-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,800
Posted By greenthumb
Another angle. The epoxy encases the spring...

Another angle.
The epoxy encases the spring mechanism and makes a plug that holds all the pieces together.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-30-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,800
Posted By greenthumb
So here is my fix. It is rather crude, but it...

So here is my fix. It is rather crude, but it works.
I didn't take photos when I did the original repair, but you should be able to get the idea. This repairs the broken plastic ball swivel as long...
Forum: Canada 05-30-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By greenthumb
Bike shipping within Canada

I am going to Quebec for a month and would like to have my bike with me.
My employer is sending (flying) me there from BC, and if the cost is reasonable, I'd like to ship my bike out to enjoy in my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-25-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,150
Posted By greenthumb
What about towing a trailer? You're looking...

What about towing a trailer?

You're looking at ~150kg just for fuel/water.
Perhaps spreading the load over an extra wheel will be more manageable than a such a heavily loaded bike.
Forum: Canada 05-20-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,245
Posted By greenthumb
I've travelled with my bike and looked into this....

I've travelled with my bike and looked into this.
It varies, but generally you're SOL.

Your Canadian insurance only covers you inside North America. Outside that, it varies from no insurance...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-20-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 206,358
Posted By greenthumb
I am rather puzzled by Honda's whole approach to...

I am rather puzzled by Honda's whole approach to marketing this bike.
Every press release I have read is entirely drivel with a page of annotations about how the the old Africa Twin was soooo...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-20-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 206,358
Posted By greenthumb
Maybe 205, but according to Honda Canada...

Maybe 205, but according to Honda Canada (http://motorcycle.honda.ca/news-events/news-detail)
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-19-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,902
Posted By greenthumb
Generally a one use thing, although sometimes you...

Generally a one use thing, although sometimes you can pry them out with a small screwdriver.

It appears they are available from BMW.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-15-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 206,358
Posted By greenthumb
Just a reality check here. All these...

Just a reality check here.
All these conclusions about seat height, ground clearance, etc. are being based of a supposed patent drawing, that has been edited, not an actual photo.:rofl

Has the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 206,358
Posted By greenthumb
Thanks for all your efforts on the graphics!

Thanks for all your efforts on the graphics!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 206,358
Posted By greenthumb
I suspect that the bike in the vid is a manual...

I suspect that the bike in the vid is a manual transmission. See the protrusion out the top where the release mechanism runs. There's two on the DCT.

Also, I doubt what we see on the prototype is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,497
Posted By greenthumb
This is so true about everything in life, not...

This is so true about everything in life, not just motorcycles. If you think about it too much you'll end up scared to leave the front door and full of regret.

I've seen too many people I know...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 206,358
Posted By greenthumb
I agree. I think it was a tie with the Drangon...

I agree. I think it was a tie with the Drangon thread for entertainment value.
Until the specs are released, this thread will just end up the same way as we have nothing but speculation to discuss.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,385,769
Posted By greenthumb
I think you're misinterpreting the comments. I...

I think you're misinterpreting the comments. I agree it is a new 1000cc engine, just that the cutaway pic above is that of the NC, and is falsely being used as the new CRF motor.
The MCN article...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,385,769
Posted By greenthumb
Repost for those who missed it. Pretty much all...

Repost for those who missed it.
Pretty much all fluff barring an exhaust sound bite.
Should I recognize the face in the mirror?

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,385,769
Posted By greenthumb
Look at the exhaust. Google NC700 engine. ...

Look at the exhaust.
Google NC700 engine. Find the same photo, and other angles of the same cutaway that are several years old.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,385,769
Posted By greenthumb
I agree. That pic was part of the MCN article...

I agree.
That pic was part of the MCN article and I posted it to this thread. Looking closer, it appears to be the NC. I guess they were using it to illustrate the DCT?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,385,769
Posted By greenthumb
http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120817021529/...

http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120817021529/angrybirds/images/5/51/7632301_2.png
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,385,769
Posted By greenthumb
Link to the official release from Honda....

Link to the official release from Honda. (http://world.honda.com/news/2015/2150512CRF1000L-Africa-Twin/index.html)

:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 01:54 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,385,769
Posted By greenthumb
Article claims DCT is an option. Also claims...

Article claims DCT is an option.
Also claims in dealers this fall.

There also appears to be adjusters on the top of the forks
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,385,769
Posted By greenthumb
Well jesustityfuckinchrist. Let the...

Well jesustityfuckinchrist.

Let the shitstorm ensue...

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Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,384
Posted By greenthumb
Did you check you check your clutch cable free...

Did you check you check your clutch cable free play?

The cable in the pic should not be tight when the clutch lever is released. Is it?
You should be able to squeeze the lever a bit before you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-11-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,800
Posted By greenthumb
I came up with a pretty good fix for the oem...

I came up with a pretty good fix for the oem mirrors that are broken at the plastic ball swivel. Meant to post a how-to, but never got around to it.
If you wish, I can elaborate.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-10-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 195,705
Posted By greenthumb
I've been using a TKC80 front / E09 rear...

I've been using a TKC80 front / E09 rear combination for probably close to 40k now.
I spend a significant amount of time off road, but also enjoy spirited riding on winding asphalt and do the...
Forum: Canada 05-10-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By greenthumb
IRC tires

Having trouble finding a supplier of IRC tires in Canada. I'm in interior British Columbia.
Looking for a TR-8, 21" front to use on a F800.

Anyone know where to buy? Any feedback on said tire?
Forum: Face plant 05-10-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,219
Posted By greenthumb
Where I live, reporting the accident to the...

Where I live, reporting the accident to the police does not equal reporting it to the insurance company.
Reporting it to the insurance company does not necessarily mean repercussions, even for the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-10-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,875
Posted By greenthumb
I'm wondering the same thing too, as I have those...

I'm wondering the same thing too, as I have those bars and it looked like an ideal place hang some weight.
I noticed the way the factory plastics below the rad appear to be clearanced and assumed...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-09-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,902
Posted By greenthumb
Those pipes cleaned up remarkably well! Have...

Those pipes cleaned up remarkably well!

Have you considered taking the cooler to a machine shop? A light pass on the mill may restore the surface. Maybe even a fine grit belt sanding.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 18,621
Posted By greenthumb
Atacama desert, Chile.

Atacama desert, Chile.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-17-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,385,769
Posted By greenthumb
How can I tell you're in Asia. :rofl I...

How can I tell you're in Asia. :rofl

I remember 3 in Vietnam.
Quick toot for attention,
A continuous rolling hi/low for passing,
and a loud blaster mode for "you a$$hole!"
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By greenthumb
+1 for insoles! Go to walmart in your boots...

+1 for insoles!

Go to walmart in your boots and tryout all the different insoles they offer in the store. Don't worry, you'll fit right in :rofl. The thick gel ones are good for absorbing vibes....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-16-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,385,769
Posted By greenthumb
:fpalm I forgot what thread I was in for a...

:fpalm
I forgot what thread I was in for a moment.


Isn't it tangent time again?
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-16-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By greenthumb
Ok, I'll bite.:D Basically, you're not going...

Ok, I'll bite.:D

Basically, you're not going to get a definitive answer. :rofl

People have used just every type and grade available, but many stick to something motorcyle specific in the 10 or...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-15-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,385,769
Posted By greenthumb
I was wondering the same thing. It appears they...

I was wondering the same thing. It appears they are having production issues and some customers are waiting for delivery. I don't think they're available in the US, but their website claims to have...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-14-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,385,769
Posted By greenthumb
Oh gawd, I remember getting light headed just...

Oh gawd, I remember getting light headed just using the center stand.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-14-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 83,752
Posted By greenthumb
I think they had a great concept, but then...

I think they had a great concept, but then crammed a car engine and snowmobile transmission, that were ill suited for the purpose, into a motorcycle.

I understand developing their own power plant...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-10-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 83,752
Posted By greenthumb
That's odd, my F8 ran fine on regular all over...

That's odd, my F8 ran fine on regular all over Central and South America.
I didn't have to baby it, change oil early, or watch the temp gauge - it didn't even meltdown! :lol3

But seriously,...
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