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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 05:20 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Then you need to lift not to pull. Otherwise you...

Then you need to lift not to pull. Otherwise you need what's shown on photo.
Kinda like old-style car jack and special ....someting...on the bike to attach to. You can't do pull arm from light and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-02-2015, 02:16 AM
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Posted By bluesman
What really makes hell of difference handling any...

What really makes hell of difference handling any bike etc. is height.
I am short guy, 1.70 m on good morning and wearing skates. I can almost lift my bike off the ground, seriously. Like - lift,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-26-2015, 01:06 PM
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Posted By bluesman
I was not arguing that. I was arguing that...

I was not arguing that. I was arguing that contemporary lights with very small small reflectors, lensed setups and ultra bright filament do provide very sharp edges with almost no transition and very...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-26-2015, 01:00 PM
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Posted By bluesman
I was not talking about butched up setup people...

I was not talking about butched up setup people sometime do - HID in regular headlight etc. I was talking proper Hella and taken off other vehicles complete HID units. Lensed, formed etc.
And I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-26-2015, 11:05 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Well, I have theory (hear me out, it's just my...

Well, I have theory (hear me out, it's just my theory) that explains why I disagree. You just mention size/shape of beam and lumens output. That's correct, but you excluded one key element - human....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-26-2015, 10:51 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Well...I did a lot of riding in Spain and thou I...

Well...I did a lot of riding in Spain and thou I must agree that people are good in Spain and big roads are good - if ride real back country roads in mountains at night there...go tad too fast (90%...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-26-2015, 03:47 AM
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Posted By bluesman
I guess... Riding at night in High Alps and...

I guess...
Riding at night in High Alps and Pyrenees twisty B-roads is hard exercise in concentration and carefulness. This is why BMW introduced that genius headlight on K1600. I also noticed...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-26-2015, 12:21 AM
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Posted By bluesman
LED lights setup mostly are heavier than usual...

LED lights setup mostly are heavier than usual filament based setup because of heat sinks and control modules. Same goes for HID headlights because of all parts involved in HID setup. Usual twin...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-26-2015, 12:17 AM
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Posted By bluesman
That was my opinion until personal experience...

That was my opinion until personal experience proved me to be wrong. That includes cars and bikes experience with various models no older than 4 years.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-25-2015, 03:10 PM
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Posted By bluesman
Small or "cool" looking headlights usually not...

Small or "cool" looking headlights usually not good function-wise.
Above mentioned Tiger (I got XC in 2012) is a first bike I have that comes with amazingly good headlight. Probably high power...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 07:44 AM
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Posted By bluesman
I second Rob on that. Motobatt rulez. I went...

I second Rob on that. Motobatt rulez.
I went step further on my SR43, extended battery box and put in 14.5 Ah motobatt. It was superb. And when DR went for sale I removed battery, it stood for 1...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-25-2015, 04:40 AM
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Posted By bluesman
That's why I like Wilbers. It fits and come as I...

That's why I like Wilbers. It fits and come as I want :)
Had Ohlins an Wilbers on all of my past bikes, liked Wilbers more.
As for WP - the only WP that I really likes was WP Extreme 50 mm RWU...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-25-2015, 12:55 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Nearly new but out of warranty and officially...

Nearly new but out of warranty and officially purchased in different country.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-25-2015, 12:54 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Yes, and as ex-engineer (not one who services...

Yes, and as ex-engineer (not one who services machines but one who designs them) I know about it. But I did not expect that from GW.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-24-2015, 03:21 PM
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Posted By bluesman
A bit out of context - today we discussed here...

A bit out of context - today we discussed here about Honda production mistakes vs. other makes...and just 3 hours ago one of my best friends called. His Goldwing gearbox won't go higher than 4th,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-24-2015, 02:34 AM
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Posted By bluesman
And how it is different from what was discussed? ...

And how it is different from what was discussed?
Cam lubrication are also issue in many bikes in XL series. V4 issue you mentioned was down to both lubrication and treatment of camshafts. We talk...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-24-2015, 12:54 AM
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Views: 668
Posted By bluesman
Very good Wilbers shock and tuning forks for...

Very good Wilbers shock and tuning forks for yourself always better...
Lot's of companies now can do it even with Tiger forks - they cutting cartridge open and somehow getting it back together....
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 12:44 AM
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Posted By bluesman
It works better with cleaning using cleaner for...

It works better with cleaning using cleaner for bicycles and lubricating using PTFE lube.. :wink:
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-24-2015, 12:41 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Nope, that part does not check out. As faithful...

Nope, that part does not check out. As faithful owner of many Honda bikes and as someone who worked on even more Honda bikes - nope. Not true.
Number of failures because of engineering mistakes...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2015, 02:44 AM
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Posted By bluesman
I honestly did not feel any difference in...

I honestly did not feel any difference in shifting from using different oils.
In fact I found my DR gearbox to be very easy to use and easy to find neutral.
Perhaps something is worn in yours -...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 12:12 PM
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Posted By bluesman
Oh, but I absolutely support that! Brand (or let...

Oh, but I absolutely support that! Brand (or let say - quality) is important.
The main reason I used full synth is better resistance to deterioration at high temperatures vs. mineral - that's kinda...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 08:14 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Nope, I don't agree and here is why. Reason you...

Nope, I don't agree and here is why. Reason you mention higher temperature is perhaps higher viscosity = slower flow rate = slower heat exchange?
1. DR does not run fully close oil system. Half is...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 05:19 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Best you can feed to DR is synthetic 10W50. Make...

Best you can feed to DR is synthetic 10W50. Make - does not matter. When I switched to 10-50 synth it was big improvement on oil life.
Clutch - try to matt metal plates with flat sander. This will...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 05:14 AM
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Posted By bluesman
You know - since my knees and back started going...

You know - since my knees and back started going south I decided to stop taking big bikes to difficult places. But I started to seriously consider buying trial (yes, trial) Beta with "long range"...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2015, 06:47 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Usually it is just metal plates that go shiny....

Usually it is just metal plates that go shiny. Thou I surprised someone managed to kill that tank clutch that DR have :)
But you won't know until you take it apart. Just last weekend me and my...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-21-2015, 06:49 AM
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Posted By bluesman
I think what is really important - if they make...

I think what is really important - if they make it capable of taking up to E25 petrol (up to 25% alcohol in petrol) like they did on Tiger. Soon this will be more available gas than anything...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2015, 03:14 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Yet in real life one I saw at EICMA and Brussels...

Yet in real life one I saw at EICMA and Brussels looked way more like Tenere size wise than like Transalp. Kinda...same shape too.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2015, 03:05 AM
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Posted By bluesman
I hope they will provide optional accessory...

I hope they will provide optional accessory crashbars. Proper ones, like they had for some bikes or like Triumph provides for Tiger 800. This Honda won't be easiest bike to find properly designed...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 02:52 AM
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Posted By bluesman
BTW, guys - I need new GPS, so I decided to do...

BTW, guys - I need new GPS, so I decided to do bulk sale of all stuff left from 2 DR800s I still got in garage.
2 engines .
1 missing stator, need new valves and seats cut in head, need chain...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 02:45 AM
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Posted By bluesman
WP extremes come in 3 types. Ones that were used...

WP extremes come in 3 types. Ones that were used on KTM 380 mx bike, ones that used on KTM 640 Adventure of first model and ones that were used on Husaberg. All of those have different stroke,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-29-2015, 03:02 AM
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Posted By bluesman
No objections here :)

No objections here :)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-29-2015, 02:41 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Well, I agree about extras and pricing yet I can...

Well, I agree about extras and pricing yet I can clearly feel 10 kg added or removed from bike, I guess it is because I am not tall.
When I do install extras on my bikes I go very very careful about...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-29-2015, 02:08 AM
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Posted By bluesman
:lol3 Short, not little! I can lift 1200GSA...

:lol3

Short, not little! I can lift 1200GSA better than many tall man! :lol3
:freaky
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-29-2015, 02:07 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Well, I was very impressed with riding modes,...

Well, I was very impressed with riding modes, performance of ABS and stability control on unpaved surface (dry clay road next to dealership) of new GS. Apart from that I do not like Beemers generally...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-29-2015, 01:35 AM
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Posted By bluesman
If you are not tall man even 15 kg specially high...

If you are not tall man even 15 kg specially high up make a LOT of difference in both riding and handling falls. When I removed 15 extra kg of stock exhaust from my previous bike it was like magic...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-22-2015, 11:56 AM
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Posted By bluesman
OK, you did not miss it, understood. You ignored...

OK, you did not miss it, understood. You ignored it to have basis to start this - still spending time picking up on people?
OK, ignore that I joke about NR500 being production since it is one of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-22-2015, 11:16 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Which part of "just kidding" you missed? :lol3 ...

Which part of "just kidding" you missed? :lol3

OK, sidetracking is basically trademark of this thread so..
Well, NR750 was incredibly expensive, unreliable and beautiful and full of attempts to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-22-2015, 09:37 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Last time? Hmmm NR500? Just kidding :) And great...

Last time? Hmmm NR500? Just kidding :) And great Spenser once wrestled it on top of podium anyway.

Why folks putting so much into HRC role in this bike? HRC are not developing it judging by what...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-07-2015, 01:26 PM
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Posted By bluesman
Don't know. But stock Tenere 660 with aftermarket...

Don't know. But stock Tenere 660 with aftermarket cans, 2008 model still did weight 8 kg more than my more powerful 780 cc DR800 made in 1991 after I replaced my DR stock exhaust (14 kg) with...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-07-2015, 11:50 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Hm. Patents. Patent for airfilter shows...

Hm.
Patents.
Patent for airfilter shows engine very similar to one I saw.
Patent for engine shows motor that looks entirely different and very different from one I saw on "prototype".
I never...
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