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Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 08:50 AM
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Posted By bluesman
Thanks! Yep, after today's visit to all doctors...

Thanks! Yep, after today's visit to all doctors and planning surgery I feel quite good about it. At the end of the day - I will have it done on one of world's most famous university hospitals which...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 07:20 AM
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Views: 2,567,228
Posted By bluesman
Photos here. ...

Photos here.

http://s490.photobucket.com/user/bluesman_ip/library/EICMA%202014%20accesories?sort=3&page=1
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Forum: Beasts 11-21-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 693,722
Posted By bluesman
That's nice. Then it not really as risky as I...

That's nice. Then it not really as risky as I thought...
Forum: Beasts 11-21-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 693,722
Posted By bluesman
Worst countries to buy bikes new (cost-wise) I...

Worst countries to buy bikes new (cost-wise) I think are Denmark and Israel.
Sales tax in Israel for big bike can reach 72% on scooter - 40%.
That I know from friend. My other friend who lives in...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 693,722
Posted By bluesman
Well, all this means there is major difference...

Well, all this means there is major difference between Europe and USA in this regard. Density and competition of dealers must have something to do with it.
Test drives were here for at least last 15...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2014, 09:02 AM
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Views: 693,722
Posted By bluesman
I see. That explains it. Thanks.

I see. That explains it. Thanks.
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 693,722
Posted By bluesman
Done both :D but with second-hand bikes. Never...

Done both :D but with second-hand bikes.
Never done it with new and even first year production. I probably really do lack commitment or is it lack of money? :lol3

I am just curious how that all...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 693,722
Posted By bluesman
There is something I can't understand when...

There is something I can't understand when reading all "deposit" talks.

Did I misunderstood it or there is really lot of people who actually willing to put deposit on bike, which they did not test...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 693,722
Posted By bluesman
Perhaps it was posted already, but there is...

Perhaps it was posted already, but there is couple of bits of info there I found useful

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/mcn/news/newsresults/new-bikes/2014/november/hondas-true-adventure-concept/
...
Forum: Beasts 11-14-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 693,722
Posted By bluesman
At EICMA when I asked one of Honda guys (thou I...

At EICMA when I asked one of Honda guys (thou I suspect it was one of Honda dealer guys - usual practice) he kept going about "like Africa Twin was" but never called it AT. Actually...he did not call...
Forum: Beasts 11-14-2014, 01:16 AM
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Posted By bluesman
And do you mind to elaborate what is basis for...

And do you mind to elaborate what is basis for this rather insulting statement? Bearing in mind that you seem to have missed post I was referring to? Where those 2 terms were used? From what I have...
Forum: Beasts 11-14-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 3,493
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Posted By bluesman
You meant 2 clutches to break? :wink: It is not...

You meant 2 clutches to break? :wink:
It is not clutch-less, it is Double Clutch (thou electronically controlled) on one and probably will be conventional clutch on other variant.
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 693,722
Posted By bluesman
Well... here is how I see it... Adventure...

Well... here is how I see it...
Adventure motorcycling as term does not imply offroad. Adventure motorcycle as term for particular type of motorcycle does imply some offroad capabilities. Now. Long...
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 693,722
Posted By bluesman
I see not a single thing to suggest that F800 is...

I see not a single thing to suggest that F800 is "street oriented enduro" and what Honda put out at EICMA is "dirt oriented enduro". Knobby tyres and mud splatter? Oh well....both are not "enduro"...
Forum: Beasts 11-12-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 605
Views: 71,622
Posted By bluesman
And be a robot! :D

And be a robot! :D
Forum: Beasts 11-12-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 693,722
Posted By bluesman
but...guys...what's wrong with KTM690? Plenty of...

but...guys...what's wrong with KTM690? Plenty of my friends are happy with it in exact role you described. Or you mean "it is only one" and no choice?
Forum: Beasts 11-12-2014, 04:40 AM
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Views: 693,722
Posted By bluesman
I have friend here in Belgium - he never even...

I have friend here in Belgium - he never even rode tarmac in last 20 odd years. Well - except to get to beginning of unpaved and to get from there to home. He rides 990 Adventure, before he rode 950...
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 693,722
Posted By bluesman
I personally quite sure it is twin. It still...

I personally quite sure it is twin. It still looked a bit too wide for single + 2 injectors.
Well...just for fact that twins became Honda success recently. CB500 is immensely popular beginner bike...
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3,493
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Posted By bluesman
Same thing puzzling me. Honda always did it...

Same thing puzzling me. Honda always did it differently, just like let say Suzuki or Yamaha. This time something strange. We'll have to wait and see.
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,244
Views: 112,907
Posted By bluesman
No problem - each individual entitled to his...

No problem - each individual entitled to his opinion, hence my references to "I think". I do not ride in Belgium since good 10 years and not in Netherlands (been on each and every backroad, have to...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 1,244
Views: 112,907
Posted By bluesman
As Tiger owner and someone who's hobby is to...

As Tiger owner and someone who's hobby is to build different kind of crashbars and crashpads for his friend's bike. I have nothing to say about pegs etc. as they are not essential to continuing...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,760
Posted By bluesman
I had Hornet 600 (2000 model) for few years and I...

I had Hornet 600 (2000 model) for few years and I think 30 000 km. It absolutely not gutless, it is plenty fast on Alpine roads, it never missed a bit and easily won drag racing with CBR600 of same...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3,493
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Posted By bluesman
Actually - intake to air box is definitely x2 on...

Actually - intake to air box is definitely x2 on that bike. You can see intake ports left and right from headlight, with black plastic "edging".
But if there is no single box where they meet (as...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2014, 12:33 PM
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Posted By bluesman
Well, on right side and on left side I seen...

Well, on right side and on left side I seen rubber boot from injection arrangement to head. but I could not tell if it is single or not. But then diameter of that rubber boot on rhs is seriously big....
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2014, 12:20 PM
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Posted By bluesman
Few more things... Camshaft chain is on...

Few more things...

Camshaft chain is on right side of motor (well - obvious, but contributes to narrow distance between headers ) and it is definitely downdraft arrangements with filter where tank...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 693,722
Posted By bluesman
Yes, and facing down and open. It's asking to...

Yes, and facing down and open. It's asking to have fins plugged by mud, all kind of spray on it and possibly be hit by small stones. I can't believe they will leave it there.
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 693,722
Posted By bluesman
I see what you mean. Nope, it is something else....

I see what you mean. Nope, it is something else. Notice exactly same "thingy" on right side, behind side cover. Both of those "thingies" have socket on them and bunch of color wires coming in. And -...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2014, 11:34 AM
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Posted By bluesman
I am not talking exhaust itself, I mean where...

I am not talking exhaust itself, I mean where real ports are. On NC you cannot really see that exhaust part, it is obstructed. But you can see ports relief on casting.

BTW it looked similar to...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 693,722
Posted By bluesman
I'd say it's about same with Tiger 800 or Vstrom...

I'd say it's about same with Tiger 800 or Vstrom 650. But plastic bits are small and headlight very small (well - comparing with Tiger or Vstrom). It felt smaller "frame" than 990, but kinda "denser"...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 693,722
Posted By bluesman
Oh no, I am terrible at taking photos and I never...

Oh no, I am terrible at taking photos and I never going to use better camera :)
My wife is artist and great photographer, I am way too lazy for that. :lol3 I usually rely on other "teletubbies" -...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 693,722
Posted By bluesman
It could be. It looked to me as if those heads...

It could be. It looked to me as if those heads hosts much more than regular top end, a bit like double decker bus.
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 693,722
Posted By bluesman
Well, I got to say it... Honda did not put...

Well, I got to say it...

Honda did not put that AT on stand with one of those girls on! Can you believe it? This is like spitting into soul of visitors :lol3 even cheap scooter guys hired great...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 32,260
Posted By bluesman
I can't say much about updates - need to ride new...

I can't say much about updates - need to ride new one to tell. But God this new "facelift" screwed up Tiger look...When I saw it at EICMA I did not recognized it first...specially blue with grey...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 693,722
Posted By bluesman
Not necessary. Tiger 800 have aluminium...

Not necessary. Tiger 800 have aluminium nikasil-coated sleeves.

P.S. but I tend to agree with last part. Those cylinders way too close
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 693,722
Posted By bluesman
Come on guys, lighten up :evil ...

Come on guys, lighten up :evil

http://s490.photobucket.com/user/bluesman_ip/library/EICMA%202014%20Bike%20Girls?sort=3&page=1
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 605
Views: 71,622
Posted By bluesman
No no, it was Termi optional high-level pipe for...

No no, it was Termi optional high-level pipe for scrambler, available from Ducati as option. It was not there on Intermot, this was first time I saw it. It had badge "Termignoni" and looked...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1,244
Views: 112,907
Posted By bluesman
Damn, you got me there! I am engineer. Former...

Damn, you got me there! I am engineer. Former engineer, no more (you know - family needs money, had to find better pay) - but still passionate about it :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 1,244
Views: 112,907
Posted By bluesman
See, this is perfect example that everyone's...

See, this is perfect example that everyone's impression is subjective myself included of course :D
I was same place on Saturday. Sat on Fj09, looked at it.
Definitely agree on build quality etc....
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 605
Views: 71,622
Posted By bluesman
Here is my "raw" photos from EICMA Ducati...

Here is my "raw" photos from EICMA Ducati Scrambler stand.

They (Ducati) actually built complete "scene" set there. The made corner there - put oldtime "barber chair" from 50s, made corner to look...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 605
Views: 71,622
Posted By bluesman
Yes, according to guys I spoke to at EICMA (no,...

Yes, according to guys I spoke to at EICMA (no, actually I spoke to nice girl there first :)) and according to what I seen - there is expanded range of options. Not just number, but possibility to...
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