ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Search Forums
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 40 of 161
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: ex_MGB
Forum: Road Warriors Today, 03:23 AM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 542,207
Posted By ex_MGB
Pro-Grips

I ride a great deal on rough chip and tar roads with lots of vibration. The hands/wrists were taking a beating so I bought some Pro-Grips. I have large hands size extra-large for gloves.

I cut...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-27-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
For those who worry DCT is an inherently fragile...

For those who worry DCT is an inherently fragile design:

http://http://www.sspperformance.com/why-ssp (http://www.sspperformance.com/why-ssp)

It's unbelievable Honda packages a DCT in a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-26-2015, 02:29 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
Truth is a woman and we are seduced by the truths...

Truth is a woman and we are seduced by the truths we find most beautiful. Just so, one doesn't win a beautiful woman through clumsy importunity, nor truth, pedantry.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-25-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
It's quite possible, but not necessarily so, that...

It's quite possible, but not necessarily so, that a whole new bike could be nominally the same as the original.

We get fooled by the exactness of mathematics. 1 + 1 = 2 is just an illusion.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-25-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
Much easier to do a socket weld than a butt...

Much easier to do a socket weld than a butt weld...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-25-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
One would think twin headlights are necessitated...

One would think twin headlights are necessitated from a redundancy aspect. Two is one, one is none, so to speak.

As well, it's not altogether impossible that twin headlights weighing the same as a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-25-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
The whole tete-a-tete could have been avoided...

The whole tete-a-tete could have been avoided with a smidgen of engineer speak, that is, the two bikes are nominally the same...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-24-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
Little rough patch, but now back on the slab...

Little rough patch, but now back on the slab...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-24-2015, 02:26 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
And the Nissan GT-R is just a four passenger car...

And the Nissan GT-R is just a four passenger car with DCT....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-23-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
A bit harsh. It's all about shaping...

A bit harsh.

It's all about shaping perceptions wherein part of the process is controlling psychological balance and upsetting the target audiences equilibrium.

One is reminded of a clever...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-23-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
One wonders whether Honda in it's introduction...

One wonders whether Honda in it's introduction campaign of the new Twin is not emulating an adventure ride itself in which the journey and destination become metaphysically intertwined.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-23-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
Honda already has it's middle of the road bikes...

Honda already has it's middle of the road bikes in the 500X and 700X. That's not what the new Twin is all about.

Honda did not get back into Dakar as a cheesy gimmick. The Honda Twin development...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-21-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
The DCT, if properly maintained, is more reliable...

The DCT, if properly maintained, is more reliable than a standard transmission especially when pushed hard. If someone with a manual transmission were to attempt to accelerate as fast as the DCT,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-20-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
Before this dog of a thread drowns in the toilet,...

Before this dog of a thread drowns in the toilet, any chance of speculating on 0 to 60 mph times? I've got to think the DCT is particularly fast with instantaneous shifts and no momentum loss.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-19-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
+1

+1
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-18-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
The Pioneer doesn't come with a manual...

The Pioneer doesn't come with a manual transmission, oh wait...

In any case, look at the DCT as a transmission with the exact same gearset but two clutches for added reliability.

The DCT Twin...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-18-2015, 03:25 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
Thanks for the write-up. It echos my experience...

Thanks for the write-up. It echos my experience with my Helix in terms of acceleration and the ability of the CVT to stay in the powerband and not loosing momentum in shifting. Off the line and up to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-17-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
EBM's, aka Evil Black Motorcycles!

EBM's, aka Evil Black Motorcycles!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-17-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
The first AR, the AR10, was 7.62 NATO. Just...

The first AR, the AR10, was 7.62 NATO. Just saying.

The Garand action is absolute junk in comparison.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-17-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
Didn't say dollar for dollar. The NRA's American...

Didn't say dollar for dollar. The NRA's American Rifleman reviewed the Colt 6940 and did their standard accuracy test, 5 shot groups, 10 times, one hundred yards. The 6940 averaged 1/2 MOA.

The...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-17-2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
Were you a witness?

Were you a witness?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-16-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
It's like the gun world. Just 20 years ago it...

It's like the gun world. Just 20 years ago it would have been inconceivable that the blued steel, wood stock bolt action centerfire would be replaced as the best selling form of centerfire, by the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-16-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
Yeah, all my cars have been manuals all my life...

Yeah, all my cars have been manuals all my life including my Miata, Maxima and Tacoma TRD Off Road V-6.

I am certainly not the best, but competent. It seems to me there are a lot more mechanics as...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-16-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
Like I've said, I own a Helix and a CBR250R....

Like I've said, I own a Helix and a CBR250R. There is no comparison between the two in urban traffic. The Helix is far smoother. In negotiating an unfamiliar 3rd world urban jungle, DCT for me, would...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-15-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
Whatever 80+ mph road manners the Twin concedes...

Whatever 80+ mph road manners the Twin concedes to it's sport tourer wannabe adv peers will be more than made up for by having DCT for urban riding.

The DCT Twin will be an absolute joy in the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-15-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
The bike is coming with top of the line...

The bike is coming with top of the line components, the best adv engine ever produced and an aluminum/titanium hybrid frame with DCT as an option. It will be tricked out with all the electronic...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-14-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
I suspect there will be much moaning and gnashing...

I suspect there will be much moaning and gnashing of the teeth on the price reveal.

Buy once, cry once.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-14-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
Nice write-up showing Honda's clear vision and...

Nice write-up showing Honda's clear vision and engineering acumen in taking a needed direction. Back in the day, it was a nice benefit that on a weekend cruise the bike got double the mileage of the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-10-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
Some roads, you need the truck...

Some roads, you need the truck...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-10-2015, 02:50 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
It's important to first establish the design...

It's important to first establish the design parameters and performance envelope prior to locking down actual specifications :D

Heck, I'm not even sure we know what a road is at this point. The...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-09-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
I think we're on the same page. I'm hoping Honda...

I think we're on the same page. I'm hoping Honda takes a leaf out of that book.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-09-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
It's got it's fair share of Negative Nancies and...

It's got it's fair share of Negative Nancies and Debbie Downers who think Honda is blowing smoke up our asses :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-09-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
Was talking to a guy who drove up to the local...

Was talking to a guy who drove up to the local micro-brewery in a pristine Westphalia about the old magnesium block VW engines (I had a '63 Bug back in the day). He said they were awesome when thrown...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-09-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
And this is where Mazda really dug in their...

And this is where Mazda really dug in their heels. It is amazing to what degree cars have put on the weight and compensated with huge power gains. In fact, it's the quantum jumps in...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-09-2015, 02:23 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
Look at the new Mazda ND Miata. Prior to full...

Look at the new Mazda ND Miata. Prior to full release, many were lamenting the 2.0 liter putting out "only" 155 hp, less than the previous NC Miata model. Thing is Mazda went with a gram strategy of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-07-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
The thing that gives hope that Honda will defy...

The thing that gives hope that Honda will defy the laws of physics around weight and defy the laws of marketing is that Honda has already brought to the table, for quite some time, practical...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-31-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
Pretty obvious the spy shots were Honda sending a...

Pretty obvious the spy shots were Honda sending a message of "this is the load out we have to design for in the real world". There's a solo rider who carries the bare essential in minimalist soft...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-30-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
All depends...

All depends...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-30-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
No surprise there, it was just meant as a hint of...

No surprise there, it was just meant as a hint of things to come, a bit of theater as it were, while the plot continues to unfold. In any case, I suspect we'll be seeing a 650 cc version sooner...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-29-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 398,400
Posted By ex_MGB
The 650 cc Twin II may indeed turn out to be not...

The 650 cc Twin II may indeed turn out to be not significantly lighter, but that does not preclude it being offered. More to the point, to deflect criticism about the weight of the 1000 cc Twin I...
Showing results 1 to 40 of 161

 
Forum Jump

Times are GMT -7.   It's 03:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015