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Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2006, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By Masu
You get an adapter for the brake caliper, it just...

You get an adapter for the brake caliper, it just bolts onto the fork leg and holds the caliper at the right spot, mine came with my larger brake disc.

My RMX has the suspension all motarded out,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-23-2006, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4,743
Views: 1,756,254
Posted By Masu
Wow, what an amazing thread, what a fantastic...

Wow, what an amazing thread, what a fantastic bunch of pics!!! :D

If you don't mind I'll add some of mine from touring in Japan...........
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2006, 12:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By Masu
Don't have a DRZ, but an older RMX, I put the...

Don't have a DRZ, but an older RMX, I put the Dunlop GPR70s on it, and I'd say the handling is not too bad...........

http://www.ablett.jp/bikes/images/scraping_toes_n_pegs.jpg

:lol3

If you...
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2006, 02:05 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 45,299
Posted By Masu
One reason why they may have gone to water cooled...

One reason why they may have gone to water cooled is that the Japanese Bike cops started buying the Bandit 1200 a year or so ago. I talked to a guy on one, one day, he said it was nice, but it ran...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-29-2005, 03:19 AM
Replies: 2,610
Views: 3,347,171
Posted By Masu
I you guys don't mind, I'll get in here...... ...

I you guys don't mind, I'll get in here......

http://www.ablett.jp/bikes/images/nov6th_pics/brilliant_red_bikes2.jpg
Somewhere near Nagano Japan
...
Forum: Face plant 08-27-2005, 11:27 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 17,931
Posted By Masu
Man that is one prime shinner you got there, OUCH...

Man that is one prime shinner you got there, OUCH don't even come close!

And remember folks, it is not the Pickup but the Pickup driver that does the deed.

Heal fast!

Cheers!
Forum: Face plant 08-27-2005, 11:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,565
Posted By Masu
I'v busted my left arm twice and my right arm...

I'v busted my left arm twice and my right arm once, but never to the "toss this piece of bone away" level!!

Hit a moose, well look at it this way, they are rather large and hard to miss :D

I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2005, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,107
Posted By Masu
Hey great pics!! I'm from Kelowna BC, a long...

Hey great pics!!

I'm from Kelowna BC, a long time ago (I'm in Japan right now) and that sure is some nice country you covered.

If you ever get a chance to go up through the Okanagan do it,...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2004, 03:42 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,883
Posted By Masu
Hi Paul! I enjoyed the video, I'll never get...

Hi Paul!

I enjoyed the video, I'll never get a chance to ride that route, so it is neat to see it from an onboard view.

Twinrider (Jim) said that a bunch of us over here in Japan said you were...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2004, 11:48 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 15,025
Posted By Masu
Great thread guys, incredible pics!! about...

Great thread guys, incredible pics!!

about this one.....
http://neduro.smugmug.com/photos/11041181-M.jpg

ah.....the Bud is about half gone, and the Red Hook is not opened.....WTF..? :huh

I...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2004, 02:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,323
Posted By Masu
Bruce, have you ever seen or heard of the Honda...

Bruce, have you ever seen or heard of the Honda Varadero...?

http://www.lerepairedesmotards.com/img/photos/honda/varadero_bubulle_.jpg

Not exactly lightweight, but a lot more off-road than a...
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2004, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,323
Posted By Masu
Yes I would agree, but I've got my VTR back to...

Yes I would agree, but I've got my VTR back to near stock and I was getting 20 Km/litre on the expressway, and the worst I got all day was 16.8 Km/litre on the back roads. That equals about 200+ Km...
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2004, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,323
Posted By Masu
Just an afternoon ride...

<p align="center"><u><b><font size="6">November 6th Ride To Nagano With Jim</font></b></u></p>
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<p align="center">On Saturday night, I stayed up until 4 AM Sunday morning,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2004, 06:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,619
Posted By Masu
Looks like you had some fun!! If I may ask,...

Looks like you had some fun!!

If I may ask, what was this track like? Total distance around the track?

I figure it must have been fairly short, perfect for strafing sportbikes on your 520!
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2004, 07:24 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 120,433
Posted By Masu
Been away a few days, now I'm back, what a great...

Been away a few days, now I'm back, what a great report you have written here, thanks for putting in the time and effort, both of which I'm sure were considerable :thumb

Is there more to come?...
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2004, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,774
Posted By Masu
Well not only do I fix up these bikes because I...

Well not only do I fix up these bikes because I DO like them, but it is WAY cheaper this way too!

Hey UNLAWFULSM, why is the DRZ for sale?

I've heard that is a great bike, a buddy here has one...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2004, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,774
Posted By Masu
Thanks for the info, I did not know that Pyramid...

Thanks for the info, I did not know that Pyramid made a lower fairing, I have their hugger on both bikes, and they are totally top drawer.

I'll have to see how much they want for one here.

Is...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2004, 03:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,774
Posted By Masu
I have to say it is a mystery to me why Honda...

I have to say it is a mystery to me why Honda does not put the FI from the Varadero on the bike, up the suspension a tad (the rear shock it total crap) and improve the headlights, and increase the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2004, 10:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 880
Posted By Masu
Part II

Part II of the ride report...

<p><img border="0" src="http://www.ablett.jp/bikes/Sunday_aug31_izu/cimg0881.jpg" width="320" height="237"></p>
<img border="0"...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2004, 10:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 880
Posted By Masu
Another Boring Ride Report From Japan...Part I

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<p align="center"><b><u><font size="6">Ride Down Izu Aug 30th 2003</font></u></b></p>
OK this is a ride that we did last year, but I have a lot more photos that the
other rides,...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2004, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,774
Posted By Masu
A nice "Faster" red one too :D What is the...

A nice "Faster" red one too :D

What is the lower fairing? I've seen a lot of them, but I have yet to see one that I really like. Do you have some more pics of the lower fairing?

Also, have...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2004, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,127
Posted By Masu
Thanks guys.. Vance, there are LOADS of...

Thanks guys..

Vance, there are LOADS of stupid funny sounding things like that here :rofl

I have to tell you guys, after spending some time here reading some "Real" ride reports, I've now got...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2004, 06:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,127
Posted By Masu
What was "Wrong" with the Throttle Rocker? ...

What was "Wrong" with the Throttle Rocker?

I've also seen one that is metal, the your spring over the grip, I've heard the TR uses hook and loop, which can wear out over time.

Thanks!
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2004, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,774
Posted By Masu
A nice yellow one, the yellow rims are a nice...

A nice yellow one, the yellow rims are a nice touch, what kind of exhuast is that on there?

Cheers!
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2004, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,127
Posted By Masu
Fukushima Ride Report..Japan!

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<body>
<p>As I said before, I had my VTR1000F in a dual use, track bike and day tourer,
but no longer, a 2001 GSXR 600 is now the track bike, so I put my VTR back to a
street only...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2004, 08:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,774
Posted By Masu
Why I love my VTR!

I know that when you think about bike for touring, the Honda VTR1000F Firestorm (Super Hawk for the Yanks) would not usually be a bike that you would put on top of your list, but I happen to really...
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2004, 01:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,859
Posted By Masu
A little late coming in on this one, but do you...

A little late coming in on this one, but do you guys get the Bridgestone 002's there?

I've been using here in Japan on the track on my VTR1000F and the GSXR600, they sure stick well, and they last...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2004, 10:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,529
Posted By Masu
Wow what a trip! I'm from Kelowna up in the...

Wow what a trip!

I'm from Kelowna up in the Okanagan valley, and a lot of that country sure looks familiar!!

I went to school at UBC in Vancouver, so the rain & rainforest stuff sure brings...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2004, 08:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,850
Posted By Masu
Back at work got a bit of time to kill... On...

Back at work got a bit of time to kill...

On bikes over 250cc we have a bi-annual inspection. In recent years they have become way more strict, and they are finally clamping down on loud bikes. I...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2004, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,850
Posted By Masu
A Teaser and then to bed as it is nearly 3 am,...

A Teaser and then to bed as it is nearly 3 am, I'm just getting home from work...

On a trip down the Izu coast, south of Tokyo we stopped here for lunch......
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2004, 09:59 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 120,433
Posted By Masu
OK I started one here.... Rider from Japan...

OK I started one here....

Rider from Japan (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=951791#post951791) <- it's a link click it :D
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2004, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,850
Posted By Masu
Rider from Japan

OK I’ve been asked, (goaded?) into posting a ride report from over here in Japan.

First indulge me in a little background, as I’m mainly a lurker here.

I started out as a kid….. <wink>
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2004, 04:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,865
Posted By Masu
Heet water remover...

I've heard that there are two kinds of this stuff, Methyl Alcohol based and Ethyl alcohol based, or so I'm told.

I remember hearing something about one not being good for 2-smokes....?

Anyone?...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2004, 04:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,159
Posted By Masu
Man that would be sweet to have a set up like...

Man that would be sweet to have a set up like that!

I made my own beadbreaker and I spoon my own tires on, streetbikes mind you!

We go to the track and change from dry tires to wets all with...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2004, 12:39 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 120,433
Posted By Masu
Ant our rides are all street rides, so I don't...

Ant our rides are all street rides, so I don't know how well they would play here.

I can dig some up I guess..... :1drink
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2004, 07:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,804
Posted By Masu
Maybe after the war of 1812 they thought it would...

Maybe after the war of 1812 they thought it would be easier to take Texas from the Mexicans...... :wink:

Being from BC myself :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2004, 07:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,804
Posted By Masu
Well they sure did have a few offs. My cousin...

Well they sure did have a few offs. My cousin fell off on her stupid Mt bike! She was really banged up for a very long, long time. I saw the spot she fell.... :scratch how she did not die is beyond...
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2004, 05:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,215
Posted By Masu
Now THAT is funny :D

Now THAT is funny :D
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2004, 05:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,804
Posted By Masu
Great Pics! I'm originally from Kelowna, we...

Great Pics!
I'm originally from Kelowna, we used to ride the Kettle Valley Railroad when the rails were still in place!! If you got going about 60 Km/h they sort of smoothed out :huh

That long...
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2004, 05:11 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 120,433
Posted By Masu
I don't post here much, I do read a fair bit, I...

I don't post here much, I do read a fair bit, I guess that makes me a lurker?

Great report, fantastic ride, hell of a way to spend a vacation!!

I'm from the interior of BC, Kelowna, and I grew...
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