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  1. how old were you when you got your first motorcycle

    I saved up money for a loooong time and bought a used Yamaha DT175MX 2-stroke when I was 14. No license so I rode it off-road (mostly ;-) ). While riding off-road with a friend, in an area we weren't...
  2. Thread: ISO a Welder

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    ISO a Welder

    I live in Tokyo and TIG weld. I have a lot of experience TIG welding steel and some experience welding stainless, aluminium and titanium. Feel free to PM me.
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    Chiba Wild Boar Enduro :-)

    Fun off-road ride last Saturday with friends and family in Chiba. Spot the wild boar from 4:33 :-O
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    Sticky: Offroad Riding Area In Kanagawa

    It's a public land area by the river. There are no open, or close times. You can muck about on any bike you fancy...
  5. Buying new from official dealer vs mom and pop shop

    Make sure you compare out the door (on the road) prices. Some shops advertise low prices, but then add high set-up, safety check, this and that charges. Ask for an estimate which includes everything...
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    I haven't heard of any offroad tracks in Kanagawa...

    I haven't heard of any offroad tracks in Kanagawa with rental. Some people ride at a river course near Sagamihara, but it's public land and no rentals. The best place I know for rentals is Moto...
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    Will you have a way to transport your bike out to...

    Will you have a way to transport your bike out to the riding area (truck, or van)? If you do and like 2-strokes the KTM 250EXC is road legal. However, if you're going to be riding out then a 4-stroke...
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    Welcome to Tokyo. I ride offroad in the mountains...

    Welcome to Tokyo. I ride offroad in the mountains most weekends. Most of the people I ride with ride KTMs. A mixture of 2 and 4-stroke EXCs and a few 2-stroke Freerides. Regarding MX, there are a few...
  9. ** OCT 24-25 ** Second Annual Hakuba Ride and Barbecue

    Noted. You could always join us on the Akeno ride. TwinRider is always saying how well Harleys handle offroad ;-)

    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160913/f48b8d901253b631cb8f3f9fefacf52d.jpg
  10. ** OCT 24-25 ** Second Annual Hakuba Ride and Barbecue

    Those are the dates of ride last year...
  11. ** OCT 24-25 ** Second Annual Hakuba Ride and Barbecue

    What are the dates? Would like to join, but can't if it's the weekend of Oct 22 (Akeno offroad ride and BBQ). Would the following weekend work (Oct 29)?
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    buyinga helmet in US for Japan...

    I tried purchasing some Renthal levers from oemcycles on Ebay. The price and shipping rate was good. However, they never arrived. Their customer service is horrible. I eventually got my money back...
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    Sticky: MX tracks in Japan

    No, you don't need a license to ride an MX bike offroad on an MX course. Yes, you can buy MX bikes in Japan, new, or used...
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    buyinga helmet in US for Japan...

    6D have a range of helmets (Street, Offroad and MTB), with technology to reduce shock to the brain during impacts (compared to a standard helmet).
    http://www.6dhelmets.com/

    Leatt also have...
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    OEM to led signal conversion

    If you have a volt meter check that the output of the new turn signal relay is alternating between 0V and 12V when you switch on the turn signals. If that's OK you might have the new LED turn signals...
  16. Thread: Riding jeans

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    Hood kevlar jeans are good value and include...

    Hood kevlar jeans are good value and include worldwide free shipping. I purchased a pair of C6 jeans a few years ago, but thankfully have not had chance to test the protection level ;-)
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  17. FS New Klim Mojave Mesh Riding Pants, 32in Waist

    That's a great deal. If only my waist was 2" smaller :-(
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    ** MAY 1 ** 6th Annual Coast to Coast Twistybutt!!

    Wat, no orange? ;-)
  19. ** April 16 & 17 ** 2016 Akeno Offroad Ride, Camp & BBQ

    Really enjoyed the weekend. Here's some video of Saturday. Sunday was wet and slippery, challenging and requiring some serious talking to your tire ;-)

    http://youtu.be/M_w1eo6ngvg
  20. People are dropping like flies! Down to 6 people...

    People are dropping like flies! Down to 6 people now. If anyone has some friends who want to come along we now have 4 vacancies...

    1) Markw
    2) DDT Rider
    3) WildBillLC
    4) Riki
    5) Rider2371
    6)...
  21. Unfortunately Twinrider just cancelled so there...

    Unfortunately Twinrider just cancelled so there is space for 2 more people...

    Cabin (10 person capacity), Friday & Saturday Nights:
    1) Markw
    2) Mevan123
    3) DDT Rider
    4) WildBillLC
    5) Riki
    6)...
  22. Up to 9 people... Cabin (10 person capacity),...

    Up to 9 people...
    Cabin (10 person capacity), Friday & Saturday Nights:
    1) Markw
    2) Mevan123
    3) DDT Rider
    4) WildBillLC
    5) Riki
    6) Rider2371
    7) Kaz
    8) Shin2smoke
  23. Back to 8 people. Anyone else coming? Cabin (10...

    Back to 8 people. Anyone else coming?
    Cabin (10 person capacity), Friday & Saturday Nights:
    1) Markw
    2) Mevan123
    3) DDT Rider
    4) WildBillLC
    5) Riki
    6) Rider2371
    7) Kaz
    8) TwinRider (Saturday...
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    I'm not sure what sort of riding you like. I had...

    I'm not sure what sort of riding you like. I had a great time riding in Fukushima-ken near Iwaki:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bfej8P-JzcM
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    I've never actually seen any Ram Mount products...

    I've never actually seen any Ram Mount products in accessory shops in Japan. That's not to say they can't order them for you. Amazon.co.jp does have most of them though...
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