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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-25-2015, 11:38 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
The Heynes manual has wiring diagrams in it, but...

The Heynes manual has wiring diagrams in it, but not being much of an electrical guy I can't tell you if those have what you're looking for.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-25-2015, 09:19 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
If it cranks over then it should be nothing to do...

If it cranks over then it should be nothing to do with kill switches and the like.

I guess its just a matter of finding where the power stops.
process of elimination.
Tedious but sometimes...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-23-2015, 09:00 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
It also wont crank if in gear without the clutch...

It also wont crank if in gear without the clutch depressed so I've no idea why they added a side-stand kill switch.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-13-2015, 02:36 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
I agree, I wouldn't take it across the desert or...

I agree, I wouldn't take it across the desert or up to Cape York or something like that if I had a choice, but I was on a ride on the weekend and one of the guys there had one and on the dirt roads...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-12-2015, 04:26 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
Took mine out on the weekend too, but Since I...

Took mine out on the weekend too, but Since I don't normally follow other people off-road I completely forgot to clean my lens so its like I'm riding in thick fog since about 5 seconds after hitting...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2015, 09:45 AM
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Posted By TRBaron
I don't know how lax regulations and laws .etc...

I don't know how lax regulations and laws .etc are in the US, but here they are fairly tight, you really can't get a vehicle through the regs here at 210kg and then advertise it as 175kg, we have...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2015, 09:27 AM
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Posted By TRBaron
Seriously, ... Fine, you believe random...

Seriously, ...

Fine, you believe random websites all with incorrect information if you like, I'm sure they didn't just copy-paste from the same incorrect source.

Remember to believe everything...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2015, 09:24 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
A link to the actual stats has already been...

A link to the actual stats has already been provided, xrv.org.uk is all about ATs and TAs.

I wish I had a weigh-bridge nearby so I could take my aftermarket gear off [top-box .etc] and go weigh it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2015, 11:48 AM
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Posted By TRBaron
But I can say for sure, I own one and have the...

But I can say for sure, I own one and have the manual for it.
It is not identical.

On top of that, the link you posted doesn't have basic stuff like fuel capacity and top speed correct.

I can...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-22-2015, 10:30 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
Yeah, thats what its got in my manual as well as...

Yeah, thats what its got in my manual as well as listing the H with the most clearance, lowest overall height and least wide body.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-22-2015, 10:07 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
But you're linking to the wrong model. ...

But you're linking to the wrong model.
http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/Honda/honda_xl600v_86.htm

Thats the 1987.

It got heavier and less off-road capable as time went on, the whole...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-22-2015, 08:45 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
Why not? my TA600 from 28 years ago weighs less...

Why not? my TA600 from 28 years ago weighs less than their CB500X and is still, 28 years later, more powerful [nearly 100cc bigger]. In fact the old TA makes about the same power at 583cc [37KW] as...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-22-2015, 08:26 AM
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Posted By TRBaron
I'm also using the ricor intiminators now too,...

I'm also using the ricor intiminators now too, they are pretty good.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-21-2015, 09:40 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
Oh since its competition time... It'll be...

Oh since its competition time...

It'll be 204kg [with the lightest factory option combo].
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-19-2015, 05:02 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
I've no doubt that the CB is nicer on the road,...

I've no doubt that the CB is nicer on the road, but mainly I use road to get to the fun.
If I had no bike at all and was looking then it would likely be a contender, but so would the F800GSA [same...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-18-2015, 09:25 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
Is that a 19" front? I think I'll be...

Is that a 19" front?

I think I'll be sticking with my more powerful, lighter, 583cc transalp.
Sure its old and its had upgrades long the way, but that also should say a lot about whats on offer...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-18-2015, 05:56 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
No! its going to have just the right amount of...

No! its going to have just the right amount of cup-holders!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-18-2015, 08:08 AM
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Posted By TRBaron
Or move somewhere where salt/ice combos aren't a...

Or move somewhere where salt/ice combos aren't a thing ;)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-16-2015, 02:32 AM
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Posted By TRBaron
I realise its more complicated, I was just...

I realise its more complicated, I was just getting at a sort of rule of thumb, where its not typical that you'd have a high compression but not need higher octane fuel.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-15-2015, 08:54 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
S10 is 11:1 compression ratio, I think the big...

S10 is 11:1 compression ratio, I think the big KTMs are around 12 as is Honda's crosstourer, though the NC700s are less then 11 and the old TA and AT were both only 9.1:1 I think.

I guess its what...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2015, 07:01 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
So I've been using a karoo 3 rear [still tread on...

So I've been using a karoo 3 rear [still tread on my e07 front] for about a month now and in my opinion its amazing in soft/loose conditions.
In mud/clay it just grips like a boss and even better if...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-15-2015, 06:55 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
My old transalp will run on nearly anything but...

My old transalp will run on nearly anything but if I use 100 octane it gets better economy, I've had up to 360km on one full to the brim tank with nearly nothing left on metzeler sahara 3 enduro...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-10-2015, 08:24 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
Now you're being as bad as him with the strawman....

Now you're being as bad as him with the strawman.
No one has said that in this thread, not a single person.

Most people who have commented on DCT have said that it'll be interesting to see if its...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-10-2015, 12:11 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
but you don't know. You tell everyone its bad...

but you don't know.
You tell everyone its bad but you just have no idea.

Everyone else, even the people who say they don't want DCT anyway still say it might be good, but not you, you *know* its...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-10-2015, 11:58 AM
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Posted By TRBaron
Except you haven't amd you don't. Most people are...

Except you haven't amd you don't. Most people are saying something like "it will be interesting to see how the DCT works, now that they have been working with it for so long it might be really good",...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-10-2015, 11:45 AM
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Posted By TRBaron
Case closed. You have no idea what you're...

Case closed.
You have no idea what you're talking about: confirmed.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-09-2015, 10:49 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
I just thought you were doing some epic reverse...

I just thought you were doing some epic reverse trolling :nod
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-09-2015, 08:15 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
So you didn't realise that the original post you...

So you didn't realise that the original post you replied to was being facetious?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-08-2015, 09:55 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
This isn't Soviet Russia, no one has to bow down...

This isn't Soviet Russia, no one has to bow down to your demands.




Strawman argument, no one is going to reply seriously.
Also you're a liar, you said this thread blows [false, its...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-08-2015, 08:21 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
So you refuse to re-read the thread and want...

So you refuse to re-read the thread and want people to hold your hand through it?
its all been explained, you just choose to ignore it.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-08-2015, 07:40 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
You imagine the job, you imagine you're a...

You imagine the job, you imagine you're a customer, so imagine I'm convincing.


Or go educate yourself like everyone else, I'm not here to hold your hand and walk you through it when you wont...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-08-2015, 07:33 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
You going to pay me or is this some imaginary job...

You going to pay me or is this some imaginary job with imaginary pay?
If its the latter then imagine I'm very convincing.

Its not my job to educate you, particularly when you just ignore anything...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-08-2015, 07:18 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
You've never used either [we can tell just from...

You've never used either [we can tell just from what you say that you don't understand what it does and does not do] so you don't have an informed opinion.
But its good you like clutches because a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-08-2015, 03:48 AM
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Posted By TRBaron
Is this come kind of 5th gen meta-trolling?...

Is this come kind of 5th gen meta-trolling? brilliant if it is.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-25-2015, 06:22 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
He'd probably just end up ranting at you from...

He'd probably just end up ranting at you from beside a bike stand upon which sits and imaginary prototype of the AT.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-25-2015, 03:15 AM
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Posted By TRBaron
I'm sure the Dakar version and the retail version...

I'm sure the Dakar version and the retail version were exactly the same.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-24-2015, 09:44 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
The KLE 500 was slower and less powerful then the...

The KLE 500 was slower and less powerful then the 1987 transalp, heavier, carries 3L less fuel, has a less useful torque curve for off-road and more expensive then the 650 KLR. There really isn't...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-22-2015, 08:49 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
Its the same bike but I had 2 sets of plastics,...

Its the same bike but I had 2 sets of plastics, one badly damage, so I repaired the damaged one up and had that set resprayed, that way if I break them again its not huge loss, just repair again and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-22-2015, 07:57 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
Test frame is steel, but I wouldn't be surprised...

Test frame is steel, but I wouldn't be surprised if the production frame is an aluminium or magnesium alloy, they have to be shedding weight somewhere if the rumored weight is accurate.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-22-2015, 03:25 PM
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Posted By TRBaron
Sorry for the not so transalp related post though...

Sorry for the not so transalp related post though there is one in one of the pictures at least...

We haven't had one where I live for a long while now.
We've had floods though, 7 in the last 7...
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