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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-16-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1,020
Views: 118,025
Posted By Endurodude
EU regulations state that in the very near future...

EU regulations state that in the very near future it will be illegal to sell new non-ABS bikes, so the new AT will definitely have this; many might hope you can turn it off. Then again, there could...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 1,020
Views: 118,025
Posted By Endurodude
Is there a non-US version (I've only had a quick...

Is there a non-US version (I've only had a quick look)? It won't let me submit without a zip code, but here we use post codes!

Edit - I've just put in random numbers, and it accepted it!
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,304
Posted By Endurodude
I've had an X4, but had to sell it. Great fit,...

I've had an X4, but had to sell it. Great fit, but the vibration was just unbearable. I bought a screen spoiler which did sort the issue, but in rain I couldn't see anything! I've just bought a Shoei...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,371,491
Posted By Endurodude
I thought clearly fictitious items were only on...

I thought clearly fictitious items were only on April fool's day! :evil
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By Endurodude
It might depend on how old it is? I think most...

It might depend on how old it is? I think most Shoei helmets have replaceable comfort liners (which is what I assume you mean?), it would just be a case of looking for the model-specific product.
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By Endurodude
Yes, that's the word. However, the details of the...

Yes, that's the word. However, the details of the Arai suggested it was far more aerodynamic - my forehead disagrees!
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By Endurodude
Shoei Hornet adventure (X2)

I know this is a really new helmet, but I'm interested in a feature that is common to the old one. I had, for a brief while, an Arai XD4. I could NOT get on with the peak; everything I did (I read...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-24-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,190
Posted By Endurodude
I used this combo on a trip from the UK to...

I used this combo on a trip from the UK to Morocco. I used motorways a fair bit of the time getting there, in order to have the most time in Africa. Everything was find until I headed home. Whether...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-14-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,371,491
Posted By Endurodude
Isn't it the Touratech one? Edit: Sorry -...

Isn't it the Touratech one?

Edit: Sorry - should have carried on reading!

Let's continue with no info . . . . .
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-03-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,371,491
Posted By Endurodude
I can't believe this has been going since...

I can't believe this has been going since 2013!!!!!!!!!!!

I also can't believe I've read it all; time to re evaluate life choices!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-03-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,371,491
Posted By Endurodude
30 seconds? That's generous! Reading some of the...

30 seconds? That's generous! Reading some of the previous posts, it's already begun! :rofl
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-25-2015, 02:16 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,371,491
Posted By Endurodude
That's in line with what my local Honda dealer...

That's in line with what my local Honda dealer has said, so I would tend to agree. Much of the above makes logical sense ( unusual for a web forum :D). Why show the bike to the world and wait 12...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-08-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,371,491
Posted By Endurodude
I'd recently been into my local Honda dealer here...

I'd recently been into my local Honda dealer here in the UK to ask about the bike. Obviously, they didn't know a great deal, but I asked if they would take my details and contact me as and when they...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-31-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,371,491
Posted By Endurodude
Sorry to get things a little more on track, but...

Sorry to get things a little more on track, but the UK's MCN has a two page bit today, where not a great deal is actually said - shocker! Honda's head of new bike development, Shinji Aoyama laughed...
Forum: Equipment 11-08-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By Endurodude
That all depends on how you view moderate. Rev'it...

That all depends on how you view moderate. Rev'it do some reasonably priced gear; have a look at their website. I think most of their gear ranges between 250-400, but I've not checked this so I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-08-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,437
Posted By Endurodude
Better suspension from the off and lighter,...

Better suspension from the off and lighter, lighter, lighter!
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 25,239
Posted By Endurodude
I've heard that the fuel cap is located under the...

I've heard that the fuel cap is located under the seat! This seems silly for a bike intended for travel, especially when you'll inevitably be carrying some form of luggage, even just a small and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 25,239
Posted By Endurodude
Let's hope so!

Let's hope so!
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7,293
Views: 2,983,134
Posted By Endurodude
+1!!! :clap

+1!!! :clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-13-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,513
Posted By Endurodude
They look fairly even. I'd go with the yellow! I...

They look fairly even. I'd go with the yellow! I prefer the colour and it's a year younger. The screen would be nice, too. The things I changed very early on were the seat and the screen. Enjoy which...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-12-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 22,943
Posted By Endurodude
I only wish more manufacturers would participate...

I only wish more manufacturers would participate actively here and elsewhere :clap! I would love Arai to take part, although to list all those who might would create pages and pages of names! It's...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-12-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 546
Posted By Endurodude
They do have a gold top, so yes they should work...

They do have a gold top, so yes they should work fine! The thread is the same, but you're right - they are quite large. I like the ease of use and the fact I won't have to carry a small tool with...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-11-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 546
Posted By Endurodude
Fork air bleeder valves

I did email the company who set up my suspension, but have not received a reply - novice help needed!

I have Ohlins front forks on my F800GS. At a recent bike meet, I spoke to someone who had the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-28-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,338
Posted By Endurodude
Lighter would be useful, too!

Lighter would be useful, too!
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 809
Posted By Endurodude
I've been interested in this here in the UK....

I've been interested in this here in the UK. There's a course at my local college the runs evening classes; it keeps getting cancelled due to lack of interest!

When I posted similar elsewhere,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-03-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,168
Posted By Endurodude
Anyone heard any more on this? If this actually...

Anyone heard any more on this? If this actually happens, I too would be VERY inetersted! :clap
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,266
Posted By Endurodude
Sorry to hear about the loss. Being in the UK,...

Sorry to hear about the loss. Being in the UK, I'm not going to be any help with recovery. I do have an alarm fitted to my bike, although I'm not sure it would make a difference. Here in the UK, most...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,331
Posted By Endurodude
Where abouts in the UK? Just curious if you're...

Where abouts in the UK? Just curious if you're anywhere near?! I like the above idea about Revzilla! Anthony's videos are excellent. It's a real shame we'd get hit hard with customs costs, or I'd buy...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-27-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,340
Posted By Endurodude
My first thought is why would it need a new...

My first thought is why would it need a new shock? Upgrade, fine. Replaced due to wear? What else might be iffy? If you've seen so many pictures, this would be a good indication of the state of the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-27-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,293
Posted By Endurodude
There was a very similar discussion on this very...

There was a very similar discussion on this very point here recently. I can't remember the exact name, but the search function will sort that out.

In the end, it comes down to the question of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-26-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 265,310
Posted By Endurodude
Yeah, what Reaver said. If you have one, stick it...

Yeah, what Reaver said. If you have one, stick it on the centre stand, spray the underside of the chain by the rear sprocket and just turn the tyre with your other hand; easy. Or by a scottoiler!
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-23-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,198
Posted By Endurodude
I think mine are flush - how will this affect the...

I think mine are flush - how will this affect the handling? For a while, I've felt that (at times) the front end can feel a little vague. I've raised the ride height on the rear shock, and this has...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,198
Posted By Endurodude
Although I too now have Ohlins on mine, the only...

Although I too now have Ohlins on mine, the only time I found any wobbling was at 110mph (German unrestricted Autobahn) and this was on the stock suspension and with the OE scorpion trails; I don 'to...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,700
Posted By Endurodude
I use Metal Mules. Mine are 38l; if I had a do...

I use Metal Mules. Mine are 38l; if I had a do over, I'd go for the 31l. Whatever size you go for, you'll always try to fill it! Smaller makes things more manageable, especially if you go off road....
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By Endurodude
I've learnt from bitter experience that buying...

I've learnt from bitter experience that buying anything other than Arai is a non starter. Having said that, I'm not at all keen on the outer visor idea. Arai have done it to try not to lose too many...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-10-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,753
Posted By Endurodude
I wondered the same when I saw low 40's! Maybe...

I wondered the same when I saw low 40's! Maybe something to do with the fuel? I do like look at the scenery; this might have something to with it :clap !
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-10-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,753
Posted By Endurodude
I do, regularly! :evil at the moment, the average...

I do, regularly! :evil at the moment, the average mpg on the click says 61.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-03-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,061
Posted By Endurodude
I think much of the advice here is sound. I...

I think much of the advice here is sound. I would, however, be careful when dragging the bike. I moved the handled bars when I dropped mine in the garden :D, rather aggressively as it turned out, and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-27-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,278
Posted By Endurodude
I used aTT spoiler on top of a Wunderlich Vario...

I used aTT spoiler on top of a Wunderlich Vario screen for the first time today, and the results were excellent. Highly recommended.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-15-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,328
Posted By Endurodude
I'd be interested, too, in your thoughts on them...

I'd be interested, too, in your thoughts on them in the wet; keep us posted! :clap
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