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  1. The 2019 7th Annual Golden Week Points South Tour

    Yep, works
  2. The 2019 7th Annual Golden Week Points South Tour

    Map “requires permission”. Is it set to public?
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    Epic Japan Ride 2019

    Looks good!
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    BMW r1200rt or r1150rt for Japan

    I have an RT. Great tourer, fun in the mountains.
    But for commute, there are better, smaller bikes, if you deal with any traffic and want to lane split.
    My clutch went about 65k km. Yep, a major...
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    French rider in Tokyo

    Which sportster roadster?
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    French rider in Tokyo

    Bonjour Ben
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    Hi from the Netherlands!

    Near that campsite are caves (wind cave, bat cave, ice cave, etc.), not free. Just west of there are some nice rides south past curtain waterfalls. And west is great!
    Best shots of FUJI are in the...
  8. Tsunoshim Island Yamaguchi ken, some pictures of the bosozoku, funny because I was on my scooter

    Hijukaisuiyokujo Auto Camping Ground
    〒759-5241 Yamaguchi Prefecture, Shimonoseki, 豊北町肥中
    083-786-0458
    https://goo.gl/maps/ZzaV2xMoTUF2
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    ロブの旅—Summering in Japan

    How’s your first week?
  10. Tsunoshim Island Yamaguchi ken, some pictures of the bosozoku, funny because I was on my scooter

    [QUOTE=adventurous biker;162052]... Some of the bikes were a piece of art.
    ...Tsunoshima Island is well know for the bridge.
    ...There is camping there, but it must be well hidden because I yet...
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    Starter Bike

    Good luck, and enjoy.
    Remember, learning to drive / ride is relatively easy. The school is needed to pass the _exam_. That just makes sure you do things the way needed to pass the exam. Same as...
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    Hi from the Netherlands!

    Camping tip:
    To find Campsites, Copy this (キャンプ場 or “campu-joe”).
    Go to Google Maps and find your target area. Paste the above.
    Only check ones with pictures and reviews. Let google translate for...
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    Japan - India Overland Adventure

    Awesome, well done, and I’m jealous (in a nice way)!
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    Upcoing Events:

    Where: Tokyo (2.5km west of FutakaoTamagawa along river bank)
    When: April 1
    What: Police Motorcycle Safety Riding Competition
    12957
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    Blue running lights in radiator

    Found them in Yellow Hat.
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180319/b4a27b6e28866242be538f6b731e9bb0.jpg
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180319/c996eca1718e013294bc8ac82c8eb2a2.jpg
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    Sticky: Good and bad dealerships and repair shops

    Way too big a job. Don’t have the right tools, need a center stand, involves removing the shaft drive, talks 6~8hrs for a first timer. No shed to work in and pause if necessary


    Sent from my...
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    Blue running lights in radiator

    No, they’re not powerful, more accent lighting. If you stood in front, you won’t such any light on you, for example. That’s why I think it’s for visibility. But does it work?
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    Sticky: Good and bad dealerships and repair shops

    Mechanic who can do older BMW clutch replacement? 2002 R1150RT. My local guy doesn’t want to do such a big job, and BMW is premium rates. Recommendations?
    Tokyo / Kanagawa area are the most...
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    Blue running lights in radiator

    Noticed a lot of vehicles in Hokkaido using blue lights in their radiator area. Especially trucks, but even cars and vans. At least, compared to around Tokyo. Visible to others, but not producing...
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    ロブの旅—Summering in Japan

    >>sizing ... base layer was 3XL vs usual US Medium
    So how did the base layer fit work out? Too many brands sizes vary too bloody much, and even using their size charts can be way off
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    ロブの旅—Summering in Japan

    “Gloves won’t work with iPhone”: huh? My two pairs work fine with iPhone 6+ even in a case with screen cover
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    Are Garmin Navi units really worth it ?

    Any updates on people’s GPS / Navi experience? I’m just using my iPhone and google maps, with imported maps (usually made with Google MyMaps). But my iPhone is a bit temperamental, what with running...
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    Radar detector / Police detector

    Cool info, Mike.
    Haven’t really got too close, but at my local cop hangout near a Tomei entrance in Tokyo, they don’t seem to have the airbag vests.

    Pacing: On the biker cop videos, they seem to...
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    Radar detector / Police detector

    I’ve seen a few undercover Subaru’s too, not just Toyota’s (Tokyo / Tomei).
    Last summer, up in central Hokkaido, I also came across a couple of temporary speed traps with “radar” device on a small...
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    Radar detector / Police detector

    Oh, I agree, it’s not done. But if ETC can track me, and they’ve also got cameras, and with the love of bureaucracy here, I think they _could_ if given enough reason. Running from them might be...
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