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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 07:27 AM
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Posted By Lion BR
I think you got it right. A motorcycle is not...

I think you got it right. A motorcycle is not going to transform a bad rider into a good one. Some people here should be happy with a CB500X and instead they dream of the impossible... some level of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 07:22 AM
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Posted By Lion BR
Get a $ quote on the kit. :lol3

Get a $ quote on the kit. :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 07:20 AM
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Posted By Lion BR
:d (you quarrel with yourself, we just provide...

:d (you quarrel with yourself, we just provide the incentive).
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 07:11 AM
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Posted By Lion BR
Please read THE TEXT BELOW (an excerpt was an...

Please read THE TEXT BELOW (an excerpt was an interview with a Honda official - Team HRC Director and Project Leader Katsumi Yamazaki).

Please read and provide a summary of your findings (I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 06:39 AM
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Posted By Lion BR
Everything is fairly simple to build. There must...

Everything is fairly simple to build. There must be a conspiracy somewhere explaining why no one builds these simple-to-build machines for the masses.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 08:15 PM
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Posted By Lion BR
Do they have an "X" version with knobby tires and...

Do they have an "X" version with knobby tires and such? NO??? Maybe it could be adapted on the cheap. :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 07:24 PM
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Posted By Lion BR
From what you described your riding will be (on...

From what you described your riding will be (on the AT thread), the CB500X, stock, would serve you very well. And if you really want it to be a better offroad bike, the Rally Raid kit should be...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 07:14 PM
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Posted By Lion BR
That's about right, I would say.

That's about right, I would say.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-27-2015, 08:09 AM
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Posted By Lion BR
What bike do you ride now and what riding do you...

What bike do you ride now and what riding do you do? Or what riding would you want to do?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-26-2015, 10:33 PM
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Posted By Lion BR
The BMW R1200GS has a 19 inch front wheel. I'm...

The BMW R1200GS has a 19 inch front wheel. I'm not sure if you were inferring otherwise...

One challenge with the CB500X is that it was designed from a different business proposal than what you...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-26-2015, 09:15 PM
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Posted By Lion BR
Thank you Toto, you just destroyed the word aroma...

Thank you Toto, you just destroyed the word aroma for me. :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-25-2015, 04:26 PM
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Posted By Lion BR
What's more believable or easier to prove? The...

What's more believable or easier to prove? The Big Bang Theory or the Honda "True Adventure Theory" (it is a 1,000cc parallel twin that will weight 440lbs wet)?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-25-2015, 09:50 AM
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Views: 1,317,544
Posted By Lion BR
Sorry, did I say something wrong? :D Let me try...

Sorry, did I say something wrong? :D Let me try again, from the manual:

Digital RPM indication function: This function displays the number of RPM for
improved accuracy when setting idle rpm. To...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-25-2015, 06:40 AM
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Posted By Lion BR
It is an option, on the set up menu. You can...

It is an option, on the set up menu. You can have battery charge, RPMs, etc., showing as numbers in the circle side of the dash (where you usually see the riding setting).
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2015, 04:59 PM
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Posted By Lion BR
Dude, seriously?... You are taking everything...

Dude, seriously?... You are taking everything literally and seriously... To begin with I'm not the one who decided the Ducati Multistrada should be called an "adventure" bike. Tell them your...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2015, 03:10 PM
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Posted By Lion BR
Yes, it was a bad comparison... but the bar being...

Yes, it was a bad comparison... but the bar being discussed for that specific comparison on that article was one of WEIGHT. Of the large "adventure" bikes, the MS is one of the lightest.

However,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-22-2015, 06:40 AM
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Posted By Lion BR
Nothing really new. The 50/50 concept had already...

Nothing really new. The 50/50 concept had already been mentioned before on another interview with a Honda exec (in video, mind you, not on "quotes" attributed to someone and translated or possibly...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-21-2015, 04:56 PM
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Posted By Lion BR
well, you can always fill it up only until you...

well, you can always fill it up only until you reach the 4 gallon mark, easily done. :rofl
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-21-2015, 04:27 PM
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Posted By Lion BR
Now that we "know" it has a diesel motor, then a...

Now that we "know" it has a diesel motor, then a 5 gallons tank will provide the 300 miles range to make it a REAL true adventure bike. :clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-21-2015, 07:16 AM
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Posted By Lion BR
I agree. ABS technology has improved...

I agree.

ABS technology has improved tremendously from the first series of ABS brakes ever made available for motorcycles or cars.

I used to have a BMW motorcycle with those older systems, and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-20-2015, 10:12 PM
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Posted By Lion BR
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/SparkPlug1_zps94261010.jpg

When I had my XL250, I thought that bike was the best bike there was in the world.

It witnessed so much action, so...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-20-2015, 06:46 PM
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Posted By Lion BR
That's old news. (Hardly a point of contention:D)

That's old news. (Hardly a point of contention:D)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-20-2015, 05:41 PM
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Posted By Lion BR
Come on, the tank size and range discussion has...

Come on, the tank size and range discussion has quieted down, we need something else to "talk" about... :lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-20-2015, 01:54 PM
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Posted By Lion BR
Let me help translate for you ABS rim and sensor...

Let me help translate for you ABS rim and sensor in Italian: porca miseria, va fan'cul'

Well, you know these words so I know you won't say them to the mechanic. I'm sure it is something very...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-19-2015, 09:11 AM
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Posted By Lion BR
This is a more interesting and forward thinking...

This is a more interesting and forward thinking solution (or a back to the future). 10-15 years ago people were traveling 2-up on 650 and 660cc singles around the world. Large displacement is not a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 08:25 PM
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Posted By Lion BR
Good that you have your Kim Kardashian :roflfor...

Good that you have your Kim Kardashian :roflfor this road (is it the jugs?). It is a guarantee someone will stop to assist you along the way, should you run out of fuel.

Now, I would do this road...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 08:11 PM
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Posted By Lion BR
That's common sense... :D You can't expect...

That's common sense... :D You can't expect everyone to have common sense.

I would not be surprised if someone that was caught on an out of gas situation will sue (or have sued) the dept of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 07:53 PM
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Posted By Lion BR
We are talking adventure bikes here.:D

We are talking adventure bikes here.:D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 02:58 PM
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Posted By Lion BR
From the angle of this shot it seems you ran away...

From the angle of this shot it seems you ran away from your bike and climbed a tree... :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 02:22 PM
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Posted By Lion BR
That's the challenge. I was hoping Honda's "true...

That's the challenge. I was hoping Honda's "true adventure" bike would have a smaller displacement as a twin. Then I was hoping it would get good fuel economy. Let's see what's the result.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 09:14 AM
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Posted By Lion BR
Yes, I could be in the minority. I really like...

Yes, I could be in the minority. I really like the idea of 5 gallon vs 200+ mile range. That's fine being the minority.

Yes, it sounds harsh telling someone he is on the "wrong forum"....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 09:05 AM
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Posted By Lion BR
Then we are agreeing! :freaky

Then we are agreeing! :freaky
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 09:02 AM
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Posted By Lion BR
I completely get that! It is different than the...

I completely get that! It is different than the rest of the world. Manufacturers build for the sweet spot of sales. It is not for the specific riding you guys do in Australia. No wonder most of the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 08:32 AM
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Posted By Lion BR
You already answer my point, it is a question of...

You already answer my point, it is a question of preference. For me enjoyable is to start with a light canvas and add BULK and weight (gas) ONLY when needed. And I do ride adventure style. I do go...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 07:26 AM
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Posted By Lion BR
This Honda TRUE Adventure :rofldoes not have a...

This Honda TRUE Adventure :rofldoes not have a gas tank larger than 5 gallons. If that's what you want, you are in the wrong forum. That's what I'm saying. Adventure bikes are not synonymous with...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 07:17 AM
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Posted By Lion BR
How many hundreds of gallons your tank will be...

How many hundreds of gallons your tank will be when you travel in Brazil? :lol3 No premium gas anywhere, except if you count 20% of ethanol premium.
Don't make assumptions about where I ride. I go...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 07:17 AM
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Posted By Lion BR
That's exactly my point!

That's exactly my point!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 06:58 AM
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Posted By Lion BR
NO matter how many gallons of gas your tank has,...

NO matter how many gallons of gas your tank has, there will be a time you will need to stop to refuel, and you will need to plan for that, especially when you don't know what those last miles will be...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 06:49 AM
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Posted By Lion BR
El wrong'o! I want 200 miles range on 5...

El wrong'o!

I want 200 miles range on 5 gallons or less. Great suspension. 21 inch front wheel. I want a slim twin for OFF ROAD riding, not for iron but contests.

If you want a big tank, you...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-17-2015, 05:38 PM
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Posted By Lion BR
It's the dry clutch. If you had to ask, they...

It's the dry clutch. If you had to ask, they would not want to explain. Some Ducati owners love this sound and hate the new Ducatis with wet (quiet) clutches.

Here is a video I've taken of the...
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