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  1. Hey Klaus, you know the bike is my dream, but...

    Hey Klaus, you know the bike is my dream, but money talks and bs walks. Sad but unless some easy money comes my way, I'm just going to settle for the scooter. I'm actually on course to save 200000...
  2. The thing with us now, if we make a small amount...

    The thing with us now, if we make a small amount of money, everything increases. Kaigohoken goes up, national health insurance goes up and other stuff that I'm not aware of will go up according to...
  3. In Yamaguchi-ken, once you get out of the few big...

    In Yamaguchi-ken, once you get out of the few big cities here, it gets very rural quite fast. Lots of land. I actually see a lot of vacant old commercial buildings, like restaurants, gas stations and...
  4. Try this: https://www.redbaron-e.com/index.html ...

    Try this: https://www.redbaron-e.com/index.html

    If the redbaron doesn't have in stock and have to get it from another store, it will cost about 20000 yen more . That's what I've been told at...
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    Take care of the house, hmm, sounds familiar with...

    Take care of the house, hmm, sounds familiar with me. Been doing that for 19 years. Work, wife says I never had a real job.
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    Nice story there , racer. We to had a house...

    Nice story there , racer.
    We to had a house built, raised our daughter here. Went camping a few times (wife too old now for that stuff), travel has been only to Fukuoka and once to Tokyo. But yes,...
  7. What are your thoughts (feelings) about living and surviving here in Japan

    I thought I 'd post this to get more activity here on the forum. You all are motorcycle guys, but me, well, hey I'm happy to have a 50cc scooter to get around here in Yamaguchi. I can tell you this,...
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    The States I think is really going through a lot...

    The States I think is really going through a lot of changes. Was there a few years ago and I thought living here was "well" maybe a bit better. Debt free here. No loans. Income wise, poverty level,...
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    When did you come to Japan

    When did you come to Japan?
    I first came to Japan back in 74. Was stationed in Okinawa then got stationed in Tokyo.
    Returned to the States. Then in 1993 of March. I moved here with the family....
  10. Price reduction Suzuki Let's 4 Palette

    I've reduced the price now to 38000 yen for the Suzuki 50cc scooter. Jibaiseki good till April 2019.

    12994
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    Wow! You really cleaned that one up. The Serow's...

    Wow! You really cleaned that one up. The Serow's have a good value to them, at least at the bike shops. I know the new Serows are 250cc and they are really hot.
    It's my choice of bike if and when...
  12. Hey John, I believe that was me. Something was...

    Hey John, I believe that was me. Something was wrong with the site after I posted I think it was the HD video which I believe is still up. Anyway, I log out as quickly as I could and the next time I...
  13. Thanks for putting me back online.

    Thanks for putting me back online.
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    Happy New Year to all. This is what we are...

    Happy New Year to all.
    This is what we are having tonight. But no sake, need to give it up.

    Dang can't post the pictures, too large.

    Mod's can you increase the size allowed for pictures? ...
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    Well, this is cool

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MyL56qp5lY
  16. Try to get him into sports. Of course, baseball...

    Try to get him into sports. Of course, baseball is easy. 2 gloves, a ball and a bat. Why 2 gloves, one for you. Sports with the father is timeless. I raised our daughter here with NO smart phone, so...
  17. How much did the school charge you? And did you...

    How much did the school charge you?
    And did you ask for a discount from their set price?
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    getting cold now

    Had to put the gloves on this week. Still can wear cut-offs, but that will be changing soon. 2 sweat shirts so far, but a winter jacket will be on me by next week.
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    typhoon 24 coming

    It's in Okinawa now. Now sure where it will really head for, but more likely Shikoku area and up to Osaka according to the US Embassy in Tokyo.
    Tomorrow it should hit where we are, maybe just heavy...
  20. That's the way it should be. Actually if you see...

    That's the way it should be. Actually if you see who are riding 50cc scooters these days 10 to 1 its an older lady to one younger rider. I'm in my sixties and ride a scooter and it nice to be able to...
  21. great day for riding the bikes, scooters or cycling (did rain some)

    Was heading out to Tsunoshima Island (Yamguchi ken) but started to rain so went to Akiyoshido where there was about 100 motorcyclist there shooting the breeze. Perfect weather today actually, not...
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    The Serow Yamaha 250 cc is a choice bike. Get...

    The Serow Yamaha 250 cc is a choice bike. Get the touring bike though. Problem is I think they quit making them for 2018.

    https://www.yamaha-motor.co.jp/mc/lineup/serow/touring/
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    Well I got my scooter back yesterday. Total cost...

    Well I got my scooter back yesterday. Total cost for me was 8000 yen to replace the belt. I repaid back the money they lent me with a little more of "thanks for helping me out".
    The new belt made a...
  24. Hi Kent, so many thanks for your kind concern....

    Hi Kent, so many thanks for your kind concern. Today she is up and roaring to go. Not bad for a 70 year older.
  25. Thanks Dale.

    Thanks Dale.
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