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    You guys are right of course about a scooter...

    You guys are right of course about a scooter being ideal. But two bikes are a tough sell to the boss of the house and frankly speaking, I want a bike that makes we want to wake up an hour early just...
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    Kinda hoping for the "Yeah I ride an RT everyday...

    Kinda hoping for the "Yeah I ride an RT everyday in Tokyo and it's just fine" guy to chime in but he's probably not out there.

    There's always a sensible bike and then there's the bike I want to be...
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    BMW r1200rt or r1150rt for Japan

    Really like the looks and ergos of the BMW touring bikes. Realistically speaking, I can only afford the 5 year-old or more "airhead". Which means dry clutch.

    I commute 20 km everyday through urban...
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    You should be able to rent any of the above bikes...

    You should be able to rent any of the above bikes at Rental819 for about 10,000 yen for 4 hours.

    I'd do that before investing in a machine you'll be stuck with for the next few years.
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    When I was researching mid-sized ADV bikes I came...

    When I was researching mid-sized ADV bikes I came to the following conclusion:

    Vstrom 650 (nicely balanced 90 deg V-twin motor, great torque for city work, farkles galore)

    Versys 650 (like the...
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    Sounds like the V-Strom 650 is right for you....

    Sounds like the V-Strom 650 is right for you. Endless amounts of upgrades available for customization.

    Realistically speaking though, in Japan, something like the new Versys-X 250 will provide 90%...
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    The Transalp 400v is almost identical to the...

    The Transalp 400v is almost identical to the Transalp 600v which was widely sold internationally for almost a decade.

    And physically it's the same size as the venerable Vstrom 650.

    I have a...
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    Love this bike but I found out the NC750X sold in...

    Love this bike but I found out the NC750X sold in Japan is lower than the International market version. I wish they'd let us bigger guys order the standard size version.
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    I second the Transalp 400, there are a few on...

    I second the Transalp 400, there are a few on Goobike now.

    Rock solid, 90s Honda reliability and simplicity. Excellent all-rounder in Japan.

    A touch top-heavy for tight city traffic.
  10. Thread: Hello

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    They changed the rule a few years ago. I went...

    They changed the rule a few years ago. I went directly to Oogata when I came back about 9 months ago.

    Wait a minute.


    Did you reconvert your licence? When I originally converted my Alberta...
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    Kanagawa Test Center practice

    Does anybody know if and how we can practice on the course at the Kanagawa Driving Center (DMV) in Futamatagawa?

    Thanks
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    Honda AX-1 FCR

    Sorry, try the AX-1 group on facebook. The bike is the same as the NX 250 btw.


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    Sticky: Had fun there today. Plenty of space to to...

    Had fun there today.

    Plenty of space to to ride around and there are varying levels of track. I actually saw a guy there with a full fairing street bike. My Transalp faired relatively well but...
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    Commuting by bike in Tokyo

    Sorry, don't know the details, just remember it being discussed on a news program


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    Commuting by bike in Tokyo

    Same rules governing commuting are coming to Europe btw. A law was passed in ghe EU last year which stated that commuting time is officially work time. There companies will start having to manage...
  16. Unlimited license (non-US) to Japanese one

    Japan has a reciprocity agreement with many countries, in which case they will issue you a Japanese license with just some paperwork and an eye test. However, in my case they only gave me a chugata...
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    Sticky: Anyone know if this place is still open? If...

    Anyone know if this place is still open?

    If so, does it close at any particular time or day?

    Also, could someone tell me if it's serious off road only or can we muck about with an adventure...
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    Actually the part from Greece never came, but...

    Actually the part from Greece never came, but that's a long story I won't go into. The damage isn't a game changer, but I'm worried about the crack at the bottom. I'll try to fix it with a fairing...
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    Thanks Dualta, you were indeed right, she's a top...

    Thanks Dualta, you were indeed right, she's a top heavy slug, I rode it like a 250 and paid the price. Luckily, I walked away unharmed and she's almost totally fixed now.

    Actually, in spite of...
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    Well, I dropped it - Advice please

    Well, back in the saddle, still need the left fairing repainted, actually, I can order a white fiberglass replica from Greece, all I need is a decent body shop to do the painting.

    Thoughts and...
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    It being a 95, the only thing I can find are...

    It being a 95, the only thing I can find are aftermarket unpainted fairings. Any idea where I can get them painted?
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    Well, I dropped it - Advice please

    Picked up my new (to me) 95 Transalp 400 last month. Probably put about 500 km on it so far so I felt pretty used to it. Coming home from work today turning into my own street and a bicycle was...
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    Battery Disposal

    Just installed a new Shorai Lithium battery that I ordered from the internet.

    Does anybody know how I can dispose of my old lead-acid battery?

    The garbage man won't take it.
  24. Thread: Advice on 400

    by Lebowski
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    Advice on 400

    I'm a big guy, 186 cm or about 6'2", but I only have a 400 license.

    Currently I'm riding an AX-1 which is a solid machine but it's almost 30 years old and beginning to show it's age.

    I'd like...
  25. Thread: Red Baron

    by Lebowski
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    Red Baron

    It seems that Red Baron inventory isn't on Goo Bike (or is it?), I tried the Red Baron site but I can't seem to find an inventory search.

    Anybody know how to check Red Baron's inventory?
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