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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 09:46 AM
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Posted By Dallara
Laugh Hilarious!!!

You're kidding, right?

"Hint of things to come... bit of theater... plot continues to unfold." :rofl

Seems guys like you & Ashman have either seen way too many bad "corporate conspiracy"...
Forum: Vendors Today, 06:14 AM
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Views: 280,863
Posted By Dallara
Thumb Best Synch Tool Ever...

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As others have stated, great to see you back up & running, Grok! :thumb

Since I've already got *THREE* of your original two-port rigs I won't be ordering from this batch, but if you do make...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-28-2015, 01:27 PM
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Posted By Dallara
Thumb You The Man!!!

Outstanding, Steve!!!

Congrats! Looks like you're on-track to surpass Chris' mileage on a 2012 model. After all, he's swapped his '12 out for a '14, right? :rofl

Go rack 'em up! But stay safe!...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-26-2015, 07:42 PM
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Views: 182,726
Posted By Dallara
Laugh Valentino "Drifter" - GOAT of the Obtuse...

PM sent. Can't wait to hear your reply.

And I'll be happy to make you the same offer for a ride if you ever venture South. I'll be happy to oblige you, either place.

Just a note of advice...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-26-2015, 07:13 PM
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Posted By Dallara
Laugh But now it's pretty apparent who might be...

It's irrelevant to me whether you take me seriously or not, but I'll be happy to compare motorcycle and riding CV's if you'd like. And I figure ADVrider put the emoticons there for us to use 'em, so...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-26-2015, 06:46 PM
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Posted By Dallara
Cool2 Better check again...

Better take a long, hard look at that web page URL on your browser and see if there is an "M" in there just ahead of Honda and then tell me who is being "obtuse"...

Here's a screen shot I *JUST*...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-26-2015, 06:34 PM
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Posted By Dallara
Laugh Don't ya' just hate it when folks show up late to the party?

I guess you haven't read the past few pages of this thread, where this entire issue has been discussed ad infinitum? :deal

If you had taken the time to do so you might have seen that 650cc's is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-26-2015, 06:29 PM
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Views: 182,726
Posted By Dallara
Laugh In other words, he's full of sh*t...

There, fixed it for ya'! :rofl

Dallara



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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-26-2015, 02:54 PM
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Posted By Dallara
Laugh Was Ashman born in Roswell, NM???

Yep! Except that looks more like a portrait of what I imagine Ashman looks like, and where he does most of his riding to... :rofl







So where on the internet, or what interviews, press...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-26-2015, 01:56 PM
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Posted By Dallara
Cool2 Geez! Not again...

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Dallara



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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-26-2015, 09:08 AM
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Views: 182,726
Posted By Dallara
Laugh Amen, Bruddah! Amen!

Well, at least if it's available on the more popular mobile operating systems then the tin-foil hat dreamers can ride it *VIRTUALLY*!!!

Can't you just see 'em now, down there at their local...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-26-2015, 07:40 AM
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Views: 182,726
Posted By Dallara
Laugh IOS or Android? Or Both?

But only to a mobile phone, phablet, or tablet near you! :lol3

Dallara



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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-26-2015, 07:38 AM
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Views: 182,726
Posted By Dallara
Laugh This should be interesting...

I can't wait to hear his answer... :ear

For the most part it seems that Ashman doesn't like *ANY* motorcycle currently made on the planet. He only likes what no manufacturer has ever built, or...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-25-2015, 07:17 PM
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Views: 182,726
Posted By Dallara
Laugh Is it real. or is it Memorex?

Like anyone else I can see what the Honda mobile site says... Here, let me help you show folks without them even having to click on the link...


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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-25-2015, 06:59 PM
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Views: 182,726
Posted By Dallara
Ahem...

Well no, it doesn't... At least not their main USA web site.


http://powersports.honda.com/street/adventure.aspx

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-25-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1,589
Views: 182,726
Posted By Dallara
Laugh Amen, Bruddah! Amen!

Amen, amen, amen!!! :thumb

You got folks prattling erroneous info about all sorts of things... reasoning for crankpin orientation, firing orders, balance factors that's all bogus. Lots of posters...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-24-2015, 06:35 PM
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Views: 182,726
Posted By Dallara
Not a 650 on the normal web page...

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Doesn't say a word about displacement one way or the other on the USA regular website...

http://powersports.honda.com/street/adventure.aspx


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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-24-2015, 11:13 AM
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Posted By Dallara
Piece of cake...

With that kind of experience you won't have any problem. It'll be child's play for you.

As for the warranty... Magnuson-Moss is your friend. You have the right to maintain your own vehicle, and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-24-2015, 07:47 AM
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Posted By Dallara
Depends...

It depends on you...

How much mechanical experience do you have? Have you ever had dirt bikes and maintained their spoked rims? Do you do your own maintenance? Etc., etc.

If you are comfortable...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-23-2015, 06:02 PM
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Posted By Dallara
Check & Lube 'Em Early, Torque 'Em Right, Too...

It's pretty important to check those steering head bearings for proper torque and seating early in the life of the bike, and at least check them for tightness every 10,000 to 20,000 miles or so. I've...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-23-2015, 05:26 PM
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Posted By Dallara
Amen...

Not only should there not be a "notch", or any sort of notchiness anywhere in the steering lock-to-lock, but for a centering "notch" like that to develop most likely means the steering head bearings...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-22-2015, 04:16 AM
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Posted By Dallara
Thumb Garauld Hydration System

If you like that one then you're gonna' *LOVE* this one... :ricky


http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=8115


Anyone from the FJR community knows Gary/Garauld's fantastic...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2015, 11:29 AM
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Views: 182,726
Posted By Dallara
Laugh Double standards, eh?

And what was this from Larry? His playing nice?





Seems you've got two sets of rules there SFKLR... :deal

And I couldn't care a yocto-whit whether you have me on ignore or not.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2015, 10:16 AM
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Posted By Dallara
Laugh What else was it that you said, Larry?

Yeah, you also said it was a *SINGLE*... :rofl

And your dimensions in the other thread don't seem to match the ones given a page or two earlier in this one. :deal






Except the airbox...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2015, 06:23 AM
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Views: 182,726
Posted By Dallara
Eek What?

I've got a 29" inseam and I ride a Super Tenere... With the seat in the high position.

I've been riding it for nearly 4 years now... Am I doing something wrong? :rofl

Dallara



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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2015, 04:49 PM
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Views: 182,726
Posted By Dallara
Thumb Super Tenere...

I've been a very happy Super Tenere owner for 45,000 miles and 3 years, 9 months, and 10 days. I was one of the original PDP buyers, waiting nearly a year to get it after plunking down my deposit in...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2015, 02:24 PM
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Views: 182,726
Posted By Dallara
Footpegs...

Sounds just like the 'pegs on my Super Tenere...

The rubber compresses when you stand up and the claws dig into your boot soles, and it takes all of 2 minutes to remove the rubbers if you want...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2015, 12:02 PM
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Views: 182,726
Posted By Dallara
Skid Plate...

While for some rougher riding and trails I can see how a large skid plate might be necessary, but one of the great things about the new Honda appears to be that the return of full-loop frame rails do...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2015, 09:40 AM
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Posted By Dallara
Laugh Amen, Bruddah! Amen!

Guilty as charged! I'm most definitely a "tit man"... Just ask Vickie! :rofl

But I did notice your hair in that pic. Just thought it was "helmet hair"! :toney

Dallara


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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2015, 09:17 AM
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Posted By Dallara
Laugh Pluric...

That looks so much like you! Especially the Moobs! :lol3

Dallara



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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 08:56 PM
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Posted By Dallara
Pretty normal...

As a former Honda dealer here in the USA I can tell you there's nothing strange about that in the States. Show the dealers the new bikes at the convention in the Fall, then the bikes are available...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 08:33 PM
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Posted By Dallara
Maybe... Maybe not...

Not sure that was the rev limiter... Could have been the TCS controlling wheelspin.

Dallara


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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 07:39 PM
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Views: 182,726
Posted By Dallara
Laugh It's Honda's Way...

Honda has "game changers" all the time... Sometimes the more "enthusiast" market niche doesn't recognize them as such, but that doesn't change the fact they exist. Both the recent CB500 and NC...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 07:05 PM
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Views: 182,726
Posted By Dallara
Eek Huh?

What about some of Honda's other "game changers"? Like the original 1973 CR250M or the 1992 CBR900RR (Fireblade in Europe)? Both set the industry standard of ultra-lightweight, and both changed the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 05:25 PM
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Views: 182,726
Posted By Dallara
Laugh Are ya' ever gonna' admit it...

So ya' still think it's a *SINGLE*, Larry? :rofl

Dallara


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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1,589
Views: 182,726
Posted By Dallara
Laugh Larry, Larry, Larry... When ya' gonna' learn?

Geez, Larry...

First you say over and over that the bike is going to be a "single", and now you're saying it's not coming to the USA. :rofl

Not only was it shown to Honda dealers this morning,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 10:22 AM
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Posted By Dallara
Laugh $12-K is dreaming...

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At least $15,000+ for the "standard" model, and probably $16,500 for the DCT. After all, you're not going to get "state-of-the-art" electronics like off-road-capable ABS and TCS, fly-by-wire,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 10:11 AM
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Posted By Dallara
Laugh Mountains out of molehills...

Amen, Bruddah! Amen!

7 pages, umpteenth "data point" posts, and all this other melodrama over something that could have been at least partially cured with no more than a squirt of WD40... :rofl
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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-11-2015, 05:08 PM
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Posted By Dallara
Laugh Clutch Fix, Clutch Fix!!! O, where art thou, Clutch Fix?

But geez, man... How many posts have you made regarding it since? :rofl





Seems like you love melodrama... And if so, no biggie... You've certainly built this rather trivial clutch issue...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-11-2015, 10:42 AM
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Views: 5,654,414
Posted By Dallara
Laugh It always helps to check the simple things first...

Well, I would try and help but for the most part you've told anyone who has that they needn't have bothered... :rofl

I will say that while I was swapping my 2012 clutch basket for a 2014 one at...
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