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    Hi there, First, Happy new year ! I came in...

    Hi there,
    First, Happy new year !
    I came in Japan at the end of 2012, after I met the japanese lady who's now my wife. We're now living in Japan, in a house we bought near Fukaya. We've got a 5...
  2. Thread: Back online

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    dmizer> For licensing and road taxes, it's...

    dmizer> For licensing and road taxes, it's categorized as a 250cc bike. The insurance is cheaper than for an equivalent 250cc, but I can't explain you why, considering it's heavier and more powerful....
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    Back online

    Hi there,

    After one year of silence, better to introduce myself again than to post as if I just quit yesterday :
    I'm a french guy, living in Fukaya, riding a big BMW scooter.
    In 2017, I...
  4. Oh, I almost forgot : I use sometimes a special...

    Oh, I almost forgot : I use sometimes a special belt, especially made for relieving lower back. I bought it in a drugstore, in France, years ago, but I'm sure a doctor could advice you a good one...
  5. Shhhh, you will awake my little boy ! I ride...

    Shhhh, you will awake my little boy !
    I ride mostly one day during WE, the other day dedicated to the family. When I ride, it's usually from 10am to 4pm. Like you, without the church part ;)
    I ride...
  6. Sorry to read that, Adventurous Biker. I have...

    Sorry to read that, Adventurous Biker. I have chronically pain in my back and when I was younger, I had several times sciatica crisis too (Two of my vertebral discs are pinched : one one the right,...
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    "Bienvenue" in the beautiful and funny world of...

    "Bienvenue" in the beautiful and funny world of gaijin riders ! Looks like you're not a beginner, as concerns driving. I wish you a lot of pleasure with your new motorcycle ; enjoy and take care !...
  8. Thx again for that advice (and to tell me what is...

    Thx again for that advice (and to tell me what is a liner). It's so hot these days than my helmet get quickly dirty. Better to wash it !
  9. Racer162 --> My english isn't good enough to...

    Racer162 --> My english isn't good enough to understand what means "liner" in that situation... so, to be sure you see what I mean : I'm talking about the soft part in contact with your skin, the one...
  10. Questions about "light call" and cleaning the inside of a helmet

    Sorry, these two questions are not related, and maybe already posted in a previous message (I didn't find, using the forum search engine) :

    My first question is about using your light to tell...
  11. I should have said that I drink one beer a day...

    I should have said that I drink one beer a day max, and 135 ml can (the Asahi "super dry" blond, if you know). It gives me around 5 - 6 g of sugar, far from the total amount I can afford. By the way,...
  12. I'm discovering this post and maybe my personal...

    I'm discovering this post and maybe my personal experience about sugar could interest someone :

    Since the age of eighteen (and I'm 52 nowadays), I have a back weakness. Because of that, I never...
  13. A way to keep contact with the usual prices of...

    A way to keep contact with the usual prices of various things from your native country is to compare these prices with Amazon. I do that quite often, looking at wine, cheese, cameras, helmets or...
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    I have to deal with it, even if I don't like the...

    I have to deal with it, even if I don't like the idea (but I'm sure insurance companies adore it) ! Anyway, as a foreigner who doesn't speak Japanese, I really have to be careful : if I'm involved in...
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    I agree, adventurous biker ; I prefer let local...

    I agree, adventurous biker ; I prefer let local people - especially farmers - go first. I just worried about the possibility to meet another french biker on the road ;)
    Ok Mike. So, if I understand...
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    About crossroads

    (As usual, I first apologize for my bad english writings, hoping I will be clear...)

    I have a problem with naked crossroads ; I mean, crossroads without any indication (panel, ground mark...) as...
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    That's the point : I'm a polite french guy, here...

    That's the point : I'm a polite french guy, here is the surprise :icon_mrgreen:
    By the way, I'm not a Donuts specialist... it looks like a "beignet" but round, with a hole ? If so, I like that ! The...
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    Hey Mike, if you invite only people with whom you...

    Hey Mike, if you invite only people with whom you get angry for a donut party, do not be surprised if from now, I get rude :whistling:
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    Well, about suggestions for your personal...

    Well, about suggestions for your personal insurance, hard to say without knowing what bike you'll buy, and what for ; for example, I chose to be insured for less than 10.000 km per year, but maybe...
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    Jurgen, here is a link for AXA bike insurance in...

    Jurgen, here is a link for AXA bike insurance in Japan. It's in Japanese : even if they have an english website, when you go deep in it, the language quickly changes back to Japanese...
    So I asked...
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    You'll find a lot of informations here...

    You'll find a lot of informations here. For me, I bought a 650cc, with the mandatory insurance already paid for two years. I took an extra insurance at AXA company (mostly because I was their...
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    Hi Jurgen, welcome to Japan. I'm living in...

    Hi Jurgen, welcome to Japan.
    I'm living in Fukaya area, maybe one day we'll meet on the road ?
    I recently exchanged my french driving license for a Japanese one, then bought and insured a bike (a...
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    I'm back, still alive, with some pictures and...

    I'm back, still alive, with some pictures and comments :)

    To resume the day : I went there with too other Japanese guys, one on a R1200RS, the other one on a R1200RT. No problem to follow them,...
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    No I didn't, will be my first BMW event. I'll...

    No I didn't, will be my first BMW event. I'll come back soon for a report :icon_cool:
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    July 15th BMW event at Fuji speedway

    (Didn't know where to put this, feel free to move it if I'm wrong)

    I'll go to that event, riding from Fukaya area in the early morning :
    http://metropolisjapan.com/bmw-motorsport-festival-2017/
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