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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 01:01 PM
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Posted By Starchamp
That's what the last group of True Believers said...

That's what the last group of True Believers said about Tokyo.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-27-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 21,117
Posted By Starchamp
Well then, you didn't plan ahead very well, did...

Well then, you didn't plan ahead very well, did you?? :D J/k, sounds like a great trip.

How about Klim Traverse pants? Or anything goretex....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-27-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 203,685
Posted By Starchamp
I actually don't know what your point is, or why...

I actually don't know what your point is, or why you're trying to make it. Folks were talking about fender clearance on the Bangkok style job, I mentioned (based on similar experience) that another...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-26-2015, 07:58 PM
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Views: 203,685
Posted By Starchamp
You should probably try that yourself and shed...

You should probably try that yourself and shed some ignorance. Pay attention to 1964 (the year of the photo you posted), or anything prior to about 1980 when the Americans thought changing the name...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By Starchamp
Idk, I still find little bikes fun to ride! But...

Idk, I still find little bikes fun to ride! But yeah, I missed that part about her already riding a lowered S. I think S is probably the way to go, for what you describe.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-26-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 21,117
Posted By Starchamp
Maybe this will get folks in the mood:...

Maybe this will get folks in the mood: https://vimeo.com/55420992


:rofl
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-26-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,658
Posted By Starchamp
Updates?

Updates?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-26-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 203,685
Posted By Starchamp
Yep, great bike the TW, I play around on one...

Yep, great bike the TW, I play around on one every chance I get. But it was designed that way. Threw a knobby on the front of my DRZsm, and the handling when to shite. And that's pretty much the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By Starchamp
Why not just start with something like the...

Why not just start with something like the DR200S/E?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-26-2015, 08:41 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
Would that be brakes?

Would that be brakes?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-26-2015, 08:38 AM
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Views: 203,685
Posted By Starchamp
Wow, you certainly got me there. Except, ...

Wow, you certainly got me there. Except,
http://scramblerducati.com/immagini/home/urban-enduro.png


I guess 'real scramblers' have drum brakes front and rear, no lights, and are made by Triumph....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-26-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7,092
Views: 1,172,559
Posted By Starchamp
Enough to bother making them.

Enough to bother making them.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-26-2015, 06:05 AM
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Views: 203,685
Posted By Starchamp
I'd be more concerned about how that big fat...

I'd be more concerned about how that big fat knobby compromises steering than whether or not there's some high fender rubbing for the second or so at a time the forks would be under full compression....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-25-2015, 01:30 PM
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Views: 1,172,559
Posted By Starchamp
Smart move on a great bike. Enjoy the ride!!

Smart move on a great bike. Enjoy the ride!!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-25-2015, 10:34 AM
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Views: 1,172,559
Posted By Starchamp
Quote of the year, right there.

Quote of the year, right there.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-25-2015, 08:40 AM
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Views: 203,685
Posted By Starchamp
Kudos for relocating the oil cooler, now they...

Kudos for relocating the oil cooler, now they just need to tuck those lines away.
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 26,327
Views: 4,725,152
Posted By Starchamp
Not necessary at all, but you usually find it...

Not necessary at all, but you usually find it like that because folks are too lazy to tackle that one last bolt. If you can find just the links, that's all you need. I'd still do a full bearing...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 10:23 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
http://www.ebay.com/itm/01-Suzuki-DRZ-400E-400-Lin...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/01-Suzuki-DRZ-400E-400-Linkage-Swingarm-Shock-62600-29820-00-01-02-03-04-05-07-/181602042685?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2a4853433d&vxp=mtr

I'd get a bearing...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7,092
Views: 1,172,559
Posted By Starchamp
Yes, Honda used specs for the extinct TA as their...

Yes, Honda used specs for the extinct TA as their benchmark for the new TA, instead of looking at contemporary offerings from competitors. I'm sure that's a recipe for success. :rofl



Not the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2015, 07:21 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
My bad, I was too busy daydreaming about which of...

My bad, I was too busy daydreaming about which of the 7 flavors of 2016 TA would best compliment my new CRF1000. :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 7,092
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Posted By Starchamp
Nobody cares how much a 30-year-old TA weighs. ...

Nobody cares how much a 30-year-old TA weighs. Except you two (or three).
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7,092
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Posted By Starchamp
ftfy. :evil

ftfy. :evil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2015, 09:14 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
"Light" isn't readily conducive to durability or...

"Light" isn't readily conducive to durability or long-term reliability, unless it's made with exotic (i.e. expensive) materials. "Very light" sounds Holy Grail-ish. Which I guess is fitting for a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2015, 07:51 AM
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Views: 612
Posted By Starchamp
Tkc-70?

Tkc-70?
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 06:20 AM
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Posted By Starchamp
Haven't looked in a while, but I believe the...

Haven't looked in a while, but I believe the replacement bracket(s) only work with a 320mm rotor (stock SM is an oddball 310mm).
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-22-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 203,685
Posted By Starchamp
Triumphs have been out for ten years, essentially...

Triumphs have been out for ten years, essentially unchanged except for FI, so you're not really comparing apples to apples. Sure the hot new thing is selling out; let's see if the Duc Scrambler is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-22-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,604
Posted By Starchamp
Yeah, we know...

Yeah, we know (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1051394).
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-22-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7,092
Views: 1,172,559
Posted By Starchamp
Either there's a typo in there, or you're off by...

Either there's a typo in there, or you're off by 200 lbs.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-21-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7,092
Views: 1,172,559
Posted By Starchamp
Allow me to help:...

Allow me to help: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=726304
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-21-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7,092
Views: 1,172,559
Posted By Starchamp
Personally, that seating position looks more than...

Personally, that seating position looks more than a little uncomfortable. :evil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-20-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7,092
Views: 1,172,559
Posted By Starchamp
Oh, you're one of the 'insiders'. It's...

Oh, you're one of the 'insiders'.

It's coming soon, right?

:rofl
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-20-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7,092
Views: 1,172,559
Posted By Starchamp
Who's an ever-flowing font of optimism? ^This...

Who's an ever-flowing font of optimism? ^This guy! :D Keep the faith!





It may be a working bike; there are some indications to that end, despite a complete lack of photographic or video...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-20-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 7,092
Views: 1,172,559
Posted By Starchamp
I think Tokyo is next Friday. Osaka is today.

I think Tokyo is next Friday. Osaka is today.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-19-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 28,263
Posted By Starchamp
Bulldog

In case you missed this one:
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-19-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7,092
Views: 1,172,559
Posted By Starchamp
Honda might be the first to make John Ashman's...

Honda might be the first to make John Ashman's fantasy mini-adv bike after all.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-19-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7,092
Views: 1,172,559
Posted By Starchamp
Save yourself the trouble and just don't come...

Save yourself the trouble and just don't come back till September.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-19-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7,092
Views: 1,172,559
Posted By Starchamp
But right now, it's a farce.

But right now, it's a farce.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-18-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 203,685
Posted By Starchamp
It would be nice if cycle rags were bold enough...

It would be nice if cycle rags were bold enough to cite how many actual riding miles their reviews are based on, because they certainly didn't cross a continent. Or even a county.
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 26,327
Views: 4,725,152
Posted By Starchamp
If you're mostly off road, probably no need to...

If you're mostly off road, probably no need to balance the tire at all, especially the rear. If you feel compelled, you can always add a second rim lock directly across from the original.

Btw, I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-15-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7,092
Views: 1,172,559
Posted By Starchamp
I'm surprised you didn't include here...

I'm surprised you didn't include here (http://advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=36).
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