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Forum: Some Assembly Required Yesterday, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By Starchamp
Maybe you got this covered, but...

...I think you're going to need a different helmet (complete outfit, actually) for WW!

It's a good start, this should be interesting! :wink:
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5,339
Views: 952,878
Posted By Starchamp
Again, you're stating your assumptions and wishes...

Again, you're stating your assumptions and wishes as 'fact'. Please link to the profit margins and manufacturing costs you're attributing to Triumph.



There were no criticisms, merely...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5,339
Views: 952,878
Posted By Starchamp
Actually, it wasn't a straw man at all, but a...

Actually, it wasn't a straw man at all, but a perfectly logical conclusion drawn from your numerous posts and threads in various forums lamenting how easily this manufacturer could use a twin instead...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5,339
Views: 952,878
Posted By Starchamp
John, these are the statements that garner you so...

John, these are the statements that garner you so much ire. Once you start talking about replacing the frame 'and a few other bits' (?), you're no longer talking about a 'family' of bikes, you're...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-26-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 10,056
Posted By Starchamp
Team YamaZuki

Required team information has been emailed! :clap
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By Starchamp
That DR is just getting broken in...keep 'em...

That DR is just getting broken in...keep 'em both, if you can. Always good to have a buddy bike.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-26-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5,339
Views: 952,878
Posted By Starchamp
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-24-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5,339
Views: 952,878
Posted By Starchamp
Any way you slice it, I think it would be less...

Any way you slice it, I think it would be less than ideal for Honda sales to let people think you're not releasing something for a year, and then spring it on them early, as you may have lost some...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-24-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5,339
Views: 952,878
Posted By Starchamp
Oh Hell yeah, Honda's got this in the bag. ...

Oh Hell yeah, Honda's got this in the bag.

They're so confident in their adventure bike newcomer, they showed their hand almost a full year early so the other manufacturers would have time to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-24-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5,339
Views: 952,878
Posted By Starchamp
So it's definitely not coming to the US? :evil

So it's definitely not coming to the US? :evil
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-23-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 20,873
Posted By Starchamp
Just wish they could make them as functional as...

Just wish they could make them as functional as they are pretty to look at! :cry
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5,339
Views: 952,878
Posted By Starchamp
I see what you did there! :lol3

I see what you did there! :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5,339
Views: 952,878
Posted By Starchamp
Lol, NOW the bar is being set by the Duc MS? ...

Lol, NOW the bar is being set by the Duc MS? That's a long ways off from the 9xx-like performance a lot of people are hoping for. :cry

The good news is, it's still all just BS! :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,048
Posted By Starchamp
Yikes

So, about $2800 + S&H (+ assembly, truing, mounting, balancing if you don't DIY), assuming you can re-use the tires, spacers, sprocket and carrier, rotors, ABS rings, hardware etc. from the cast...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5,339
Views: 952,878
Posted By Starchamp
Everything is a platform bike anymore. It makes...

Everything is a platform bike anymore. It makes sense, from a manufacturing/cost-saving perspective.
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 25,574
Views: 4,531,655
Posted By Starchamp
Yes, the DRZ is a loud motor. Even so, doing...

Yes, the DRZ is a loud motor.

Even so, doing a valve check on a new-to-you used bike isn't completely unwarranted.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-22-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5,339
Views: 952,878
Posted By Starchamp
Wait, this isn't one of your 8 fantasy ADV bike...

Wait, this isn't one of your 8 fantasy ADV bike threads?! :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-22-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5,339
Views: 952,878
Posted By Starchamp
Have to agree with you there; whenever they...

Have to agree with you there; whenever they decide to produce and sell it, the new Honda Super Tenere IS a good-looking bike!!
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-22-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5,339
Views: 952,878
Posted By Starchamp
Meh, even the MY2016 wasn't new. Cycle rags are...

Meh, even the MY2016 wasn't new. Cycle rags are going to periodically regurgitate this same factless material until Honda themselves comes on the record, at which point all the 'insiders' will...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 25,574
Views: 4,531,655
Posted By Starchamp
Hard to tell exactly what you're trying to...

Hard to tell exactly what you're trying to prevent/upgrade from your post and the one pic of damage I saw on your book of faces, but it sounds like you're wanting to prevent the steel side racks from...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By Starchamp
What does your 90% on road riding consist of?

What does your 90% on road riding consist of?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-22-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5,339
Views: 952,878
Posted By Starchamp
EPISODE 3 available!!!

E3: Living the True Adventure: http://vimeo.com/55420992

If you squint really hard, you won't notice they're not riding Africa Twins!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-22-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 13,397
Posted By Starchamp
My township must have gotten a killer deal on...

My township must have gotten a killer deal on salt this year, they're spreading that shit around like it's icing on a cake.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-22-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5,339
Views: 952,878
Posted By Starchamp
Did you even read the article? As others...

Did you even read the article? As others mentioned, there's absolutely nothing new in that MCN confabulation. It's all to keep the hype going, and they say as much:

"Officially Honda are still...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-21-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5,339
Views: 952,878
Posted By Starchamp
In a strange twist of fate, it will be sold...

In a strange twist of fate, it will be sold EXCLUSIVELY in the US.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-21-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5,339
Views: 952,878
Posted By Starchamp
I was going to guess block heater, but I figured...

I was going to guess block heater, but I figured that would only be available on the 'Dakar Rally' edition, not this obvious base model.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-21-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5,339
Views: 952,878
Posted By Starchamp
Not really, I'm fully in the camp that believes...

Not really, I'm fully in the camp that believes it's a sensor of some kind. But then, my x-ray vision isn't as good as others here, and I'm not privy to the 'solid' rumor mill of close-to-industry...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-21-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5,339
Views: 952,878
Posted By Starchamp
Unless this parallel twin is also twin spark...

Unless this parallel twin is also twin spark (i.e., four spark plugs, two per cylinder), that ^^^ has got to be one of the least optimal places to put a spark plug, IMO. I would think you'd want the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 25,574
Views: 4,531,655
Posted By Starchamp
There's a small but dedicated group of Keihin...

There's a small but dedicated group of Keihin CVK40 (from the KLR650) converts over on TT, if your're looking for cheaper alternatives to the FCR. Don't recall hearing much about the TM40, but...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 25,574
Views: 4,531,655
Posted By Starchamp
This sounds suspiciously like science...there's...

This sounds suspiciously like science...there's no place for that here! :lol3

I mentioned weight as in how it affects steering feel, not so much front-to-rear balance of the overall bike. The...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 25,574
Views: 4,531,655
Posted By Starchamp
Yeah, not sure it works like that; maybe it does,...

Yeah, not sure it works like that; maybe it does, but like you said, I've NEVER seen that done, and I'm not sure there are any advantages.

And just to be clear, it's both the front AND rear rotors...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25,574
Views: 4,531,655
Posted By Starchamp
Swapping out BOTH rims would be best! It's...

Swapping out BOTH rims would be best!

It's been done, with mixed results, just depends on the type of riding (on- and off-road) you want/like to do. The 17" knobbies seriously degrade the fun and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-21-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,309
Posted By Starchamp
This sounds AWESOME! Just have to make it...

This sounds AWESOME!

Just have to make it through RR2015 first.... :D
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-20-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 10,056
Posted By Starchamp
There's always room for another DRZ! Though if...

There's always room for another DRZ! Though if I'm honchoing this thing, I'm vetoing the 'Team Starchamp' name! :D



Challenge accepted!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-20-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4,057
Views: 772,530
Posted By Starchamp
I'm 5'11.5" and I can easily flatfoot my 2013...

I'm 5'11.5" and I can easily flatfoot my 2013 DL650 wearing A* Scouts. When I stand up, there's at least an inch between me and the seat.
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 25,574
Views: 4,531,655
Posted By Starchamp
Running the bike before doing an oil change warms...

Running the bike before doing an oil change warms the oil up, helps get any particles/whatever suspended in the oil (rather than settled at the bottom of the sump), and the oil drains faster,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-17-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 61,189
Posted By Starchamp
Not available in the US. I should have known.......

Not available in the US. I should have known.... :huh
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-17-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4,057
Views: 772,530
Posted By Starchamp
A is for ABS; part #4 (not in your cropped pic,...

A is for ABS; part #4 (not in your cropped pic, but on the original) is the speed sensor ring.

Maybe at some point in the production run, they swapped all the wee's to this style rim, whether they...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-17-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4,057
Views: 772,530
Posted By Starchamp
The rim you bought, and the parts fiche, are for...

The rim you bought, and the parts fiche, are for a Vee or non-ABS wee; your wheel looks like an ABS-style (but no ABS)?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-17-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5,339
Views: 952,878
Posted By Starchamp
That's more telling about the salesman's...

That's more telling about the salesman's limitations than the S10's. I've seen S10s go the exact same places off road as any of the KTM ADV bikes.
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