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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-20-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 14,275
Views: 5,173,054
Posted By DakarBlues
Off-road bikes with fairing

There were off-road bikes with fairing before the AT, take the Aprilia Tuareg Wind, or even the Honda Transalp, the Kawasaki Tengai, the Guzzi Quota,
to name a few.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-20-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 14,275
Views: 5,173,054
Posted By DakarBlues
There were off-road bikes with fairing before the...

There were off-road bikes with fairing before the AT, take the Aprilia Tuareg Wind, or even the Honda Transalp, the Kawasaki Tengai, the Guzzi Quota,
to name a few.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-04-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5,266
Views: 948,426
Posted By DakarBlues
Long stroke engine

If you check the axle for the alternator (which should correspond to the crankshaft axle), it's way below the cylinder headers, making up for a very long stroke in disguise.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-11-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 1,244
Views: 154,770
Posted By DakarBlues
RD03 was 192 kg, RD04 was 210 kg, RD07 was 207...

RD03 was 192 kg, RD04 was 210 kg, RD07 was 207 kg.

Dry weight is it!
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-08-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1,244
Views: 154,770
Posted By DakarBlues
This is the Africa Twin 2014 we were all expecting!

It has in it a very Africa Twin demeanor!

I love it.

I think that KTM just created a category that outdoes the Tourers (Yamaha FJR 1300, Kawazaki C14, BMW 1200 RT, Guzzi Norge, etc...).

This...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-30-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 14,275
Views: 5,173,054
Posted By DakarBlues
Exhaust OK, longer pipe needed

Exhaust is OK, just onger pipe needed.

Also, please scrub the powder coat from the swingarm , it's a crime to hide such a nice piece of forged aluminum.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-07-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5,266
Views: 948,426
Posted By DakarBlues
Weight loss

I think it is possible.
In the 90s, Cagiva had the 900 Elefant weight in at 186 kg with an oil-cooled old fabrication engine, even the Africa Twin RD03 was at 192 kg.
At the same time the lightest...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-15-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 47,812
Posted By DakarBlues
Now I know where the OSSA Enduro bodywork came...

Now I know where the OSSA Enduro bodywork came from.

Beautiful.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-15-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14,275
Views: 5,173,054
Posted By DakarBlues
N.B. The plastic top of the rack is shared by...

N.B. The plastic top of the rack is shared by XLR and XLM 600.
It shouldn't be difficult to find though.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-11-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 14,275
Views: 5,173,054
Posted By DakarBlues
As a side note the NXR only had a kick starter,...

As a side note the NXR only had a kick starter, that saved 6 or 7 kg off a starter motor.

At that time the big dual sports were not that heavy, the Cagiva 900 ie (normal fork, one disk) was the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-09-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 5,266
Views: 948,426
Posted By DakarBlues
shape of the skidplate

Sure the skidplate won't be like that.
Honda is extrapolating with the NC700X and NC750X motor architecture, we then can expect to find a cat converter right at the exhaust manifold, making for a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-19-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14,275
Views: 5,173,054
Posted By DakarBlues
please don't hide that beautiful engine

PLease don't hide that beautiful engine, paint the headers red, "rosso"
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-19-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,536
Posted By DakarBlues
If too windy, get holed up in some motel.

St-Louis, MO to BUffalo, NY and back between 03/09/09 and 03/12/09
<hr style="color:#575757; background-color:#575757" size="1"> I was bone-headed enough to go to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-30-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 14,275
Views: 5,173,054
Posted By DakarBlues
Giraffes? Lions in tow!

Isn't it that when giraffes are in sight, lions are not far behind?
Keep one hand on the throttle my friend!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-27-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 223,059
Posted By DakarBlues
upload video to youtube

Mikael,

could you please upload your video to youtube?
Tried to download it from smugsmug to no avail..
Thank you.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-27-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 223,059
Posted By DakarBlues
Reminds me of the Dakar finish line seashore...

Reminds me of the Dakar finish line seashore where I used to go for a run in the sand dunes every week-end. A 160 miles of pristine beach with no Agenda 21 booklet wielding United Nations official to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-27-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By DakarBlues
rekeying gas cap

Broke mine twice when I still had my 950.
Remove the broken one and take it with the new one to the closest locksmith, they would rekey it for 10 or 15 dollars in a matter of minutes.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-10-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 223,059
Posted By DakarBlues
Rainbow colors were the symbol of VSD...

Rainbow colors were the symbol of VSD (Vendredi-Samedi-Dimanche) or Friday-Saturday-Sunday, a French magazine that was a sponsor to Paris-Dakar. No sexist (or antisexist) reason here for that rainbow...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-08-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 223,059
Posted By DakarBlues
Let's call it "DESERT EXPRESS", as the proud heir...

Let's call it "DESERT EXPRESS", as the proud heir of Gaston Rahier's DR Big!
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 265,292
Posted By DakarBlues
Very beautiful write-up. Indeed, with such a...

Very beautiful write-up. Indeed, with such a gorgeous upbringing, you were ready to take on the world, without any prejudice whatsoever.
You are really a world citizen, I am proud of you.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-23-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1,093
Views: 582,845
Posted By DakarBlues
Hi my friend, I read these posts backwards and...

Hi my friend, I read these posts backwards and when I saw your name I thought that you were a Fulani from Nigeria, Chad or Cameroon. In Fulani "Lamido" means Prince, only the scions of Sultan...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-23-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1,093
Views: 582,845
Posted By DakarBlues
Saying Hi!

Hi Prince!
Mbadda?
Galle mawadi?
One of your fulani cousin of the Tekrour (Senegal).

Have good trip.

When did you sell your Africa Twin?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-23-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,666
Posted By DakarBlues
The bike you have on hand!

Any bike could do it.
The weakest link in the bike-rider binome is the rider, perdio!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-02-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 26,523
Views: 5,130,021
Posted By DakarBlues
Now, frankly, where is the "Motorcycle Humane...

Now, frankly, where is the "Motorcycle Humane Society"?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-26-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 14,275
Views: 5,173,054
Posted By DakarBlues
Africa twin with NT700V engine/shaft drive

Folks,

do you know if someone has ever tried to mate the NT700V Vtwin/6 speed/shaft drive/injection to an Africa Twin?
Now that would be an awesome sight!

ANd that's doable, difficult but...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-22-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14,275
Views: 5,173,054
Posted By DakarBlues
Cuanto? How much? Combien? Wievel? GP...

Cuanto?
How much?
Combien?
Wievel?

GP this is torture
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-12-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14,275
Views: 5,173,054
Posted By DakarBlues
Il Paganini del Aluminium

Congratulations Gian Paolo?

You are the Paganini del Aluminio!

If I could do these things you are creating, I would happily abandon my line of work (well paid network engineer in the States)....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-08-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,329
Posted By DakarBlues
buell 1125 engine and Ulysses frame/swingarm

swingarm and frame loopa are definitely Buell type.
The engine also looks like the recent 1125 Buell before Harley canned it. A great engine indeed.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 05-03-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5,600
Views: 1,009,393
Posted By DakarBlues
The question is, how tall are you? If you are...

The question is, how tall are you?
If you are 5'11, then it means it's not blocking any line of sight to the instrument cluster. If, to the contrary,
you are 6'5, then it means the thing is too...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-28-2012, 12:54 AM
Replies: 5,600
Views: 1,009,393
Posted By DakarBlues
Explorer in Saint-Louis, MO

Went at Donelson Cycles in Saint-Louis, MO and saw a blue Explorer with the launch package. They received it beginning of afternoon and had it sold before the end of the day.
A very fine bike indeed.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-11-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2,203
Views: 509,275
Posted By DakarBlues
Simply awesome! That's why the Elefant will...

Simply awesome!

That's why the Elefant will ALWAYS have a soft spot in my heart.

It is the only bike that approaches the Africa Twin aesthetically/functionally, but it has the character that...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-08-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5,600
Views: 1,009,393
Posted By DakarBlues
Soundtracks on motorbike videos

I will never understand why some people feel obligated to slap a music soundtrack on motorcycle videos.
Motorcycling is a complete immersive experience and the engine sound is a great part of the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-04-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 223,059
Posted By DakarBlues
Very well awake

K2m,

my point exactly!
You are very well awake!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-15-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 14,275
Views: 5,173,054
Posted By DakarBlues
I have to tell you that this engine was very low...

I have to tell you that this engine was very low compression to begin with, this coupled with automatic decompressor made kicking it a breeze
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-03-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 27,488
Posted By DakarBlues
We need you here CP

May the Highest grant you all your health back.
We thank you again for all your humble expertise and your tireless efforts to help folks here spruce up their mount in terms of useful and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-23-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,875
Posted By DakarBlues
Securing the tankbag

- front

http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu248/modienek/IMG_0620.jpg


http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu248/modienek/IMG_0637.jpg

...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-09-2011, 05:27 AM
Replies: 14,275
Views: 5,173,054
Posted By DakarBlues
Air bleeders were standard on Honda 600 and up

XLM 600, RD03 et RD04, to my knowledge had all air forks. I have used the same air equalizer lead on my 600 XLM and on my AT RD 04 750 in 1992.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-26-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9,110
Views: 2,040,400
Posted By DakarBlues
Greenwich Village

This must be Greenwich Village!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-20-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9,110
Views: 2,040,400
Posted By DakarBlues
Super Tenere 850 Marathon for sale in Italy

Just to keep some inmates salivating


http://annunci.ebay.it/annunci/moto/bologna-annunci-bazzano/yamaha-super-tenere/19066881
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-17-2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 14,275
Views: 5,173,054
Posted By DakarBlues
John Watson-Miller

Was about to ask the same question! Damn, you guys are very "AT-cultured"
:)
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