Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 21 to 38 of 38

Thread: Twistybutt - Coast 2 Coast #7

  1. #21
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Hiroo, Tokyo
    Posts
    587

    Default Twistybutt - Coast 2 Coast #7

    People have done this on a 250 before, but takes a bit of stamina as you have to work harder with gear changes up the steep hills.
    RedSquare
    Some pithy saying about biking, or a quote from a self-styled guru. Take your pick.

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Machida / Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
    Posts
    51

    Default

    Would be wise to rent something that is comfortable to ride. Its a long day of riding and never ending twist and turns. Some of the more upright seated bikes would be good like the mt-07 or 09. Or go for more touring style like tracer. Those would be the most common and cheaper ones to rent. That being said Im doing it on a streetfighter one of the most uncomfortable bikes ever, but the best looking lol.

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Machida
    Posts
    23

    Default

    Thanks for the advice. The GSR250 is my first bike really so I have nothing to compare it to but on the 412, 413, 65, 63 roads it does better than me. The only thing is the clip ons are almost too high but on the straights they're fine. Thinking about getting some with a slightly shorter rise.

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Lurkin in the bushes!
    Posts
    1,558

    Default

    Several 250cc riders have completed the 500 and a couple have completed the 650. The nimbleness comes in handy on the tight touges and the tank range helps too. Just make sure that the bike bike is in good shape as you will have to strain it on some of the longer climbs.
    IBA33490

    Touge Express

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Tsuzuki-ku, Yokohama
    Posts
    8

    Default Twistybutt - Coast 2 Coast #7

    Hi there, heard from a friend about the ride and I am planning to join, hope it will work. Hotel booked already.


    Gesendet von iPhone mit Tapatalk

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Kiryu, Gunma
    Posts
    2,304

    Default

    I can't make it, but I would like to urge those who aren't already enrolled in any sort of road service or wrecker plan to consider enrolling in one.

    The former JBR, used by many here, is now called Zutto Ride (https://zuttoride.jp) and now covers older bikes that previously weren't eligible for coverage.

    If you are a JAF (http://www.jaf.or.jp/e/index.htm) member, for the last few years they have been covering bike-related road service and wrecker calls as well.

    Important points to keep in mind:

    If your bike ends up having to be hauled more than 15km, the bike-specific service is more economical. The coverage is specific to the bike registered. If you have multiple bikes, you have to register (read: pay) each one separately.

    The JAF membership is NOT specific to any particular vehicle at all. It covers the individual member. Doesn't matter if you're on your bike, in your car, or even just a passenger in somebody else's car....you're covered.

    I've never had to test it out, so this is just pure speculation on my part, but if you are Japanese language challenged I would imagine JAF would come closest to being able to more smoothly getting you sorted out in a pinch. The other folks may be equally capable; I really don't know.

    Also, you may wish to see what kind of roadside assistance your regular insurance provides. Don't just assume it is included in your policy. Find out before you need it.

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Yokosuka
    Posts
    20

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mattick22 View Post
    Hi, I am really thinking about going on this. I only have a GSR250 though so I was thinking about renting something. Any suggestions?
    A 250 is enough there is almost nowhere on the 500km that you need big motors anyway. You'll be shifting...a LOT...but its likely a wash between you ringing out that 250 and me trying to keep my Super Duke in check. Its also pretty tiring just keeping the Beast on the road when you get into the switchback touges, the bigger bike is trying to kill you, and a lot higher energy to get around a 180* turn.

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Saitama
    Posts
    212

    Default

    The MT-09 great bike, plenty of power, very light & comfortable. Reasonable price in the P3 class at 819 rentals

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Kitakyushu
    Posts
    1,001

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by wrk2ride_ride2wrk View Post
    The MT-09 great bike, plenty of power, very light & comfortable. Reasonable price in the P3 class at 819 rentals
    Completely agree.

  10. #30
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Lurkin in the bushes!
    Posts
    1,558

    Default Twistybutt - Coast 2 Coast #7

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Cash View Post
    I can't make it, but I would like to urge those who aren't already enrolled in any sort of road service or wrecker plan to consider enrolling in one.

    The former JBR, used by many here, is now called Zutto Ride (https://zuttoride.jp) and now covers older bikes that previously weren't eligible for coverage.

    If you are a JAF (http://www.jaf.or.jp/e/index.htm) member, for the last few years they have been covering bike-related road service and wrecker calls as well.

    Important points to keep in mind:

    If your bike ends up having to be hauled more than 15km, the bike-specific service is more economical. The coverage is specific to the bike registered. If you have multiple bikes, you have to register (read: pay) each one separately.

    The JAF membership is NOT specific to any particular vehicle at all. It covers the individual member. Doesn't matter if you're on your bike, in your car, or even just a passenger in somebody else's car....you're covered.

    I've never had to test it out, so this is just pure speculation on my part, but if you are Japanese language challenged I would imagine JAF would come closest to being able to more smoothly getting you sorted out in a pinch. The other folks may be equally capable; I really don't know.

    Also, you may wish to see what kind of roadside assistance your regular insurance provides. Don't just assume it is included in your policy. Find out before you need it.
    That's good stuff right there!
    Thanks Mike. I hope you can make it one of these days. For your random yet thorough contributions to the riding community, I'd like to buy you beer in Joetsu!

    Sent from my SO-03G using Tapatalk
    IBA33490

    Touge Express

  11. #31
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Kiryu, Gunma
    Posts
    2,304

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cmac View Post
    That's good stuff right there!
    Thanks Mike. I hope you can make it one of these days. For your random yet thorough contributions to the riding community, I'd like to buy you beer in Joetsu!

    Sent from my SO-03G using Tapatalk
    That's very kind of you. Maybe I can make it next year. Unfortunately, in February I scheduled some minor surgery for May 1st so I could use GW to let the incision heal up without having to miss days from work. I've caught enough crap at home for planning to ride myself to and from the hospital. I don't even want to imagine the grief I'd get announcing I was heading off to Twisty Butt with a fresh scalpel gash.

  12. #32
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Lurkin in the bushes!
    Posts
    1,558

    Default Twistybutt - Coast 2 Coast #7

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Cash View Post
    That's very kind of you. Maybe I can make it next year. Unfortunately, in February I scheduled some minor surgery for May 1st so I could use GW to let the incision heal up without having to miss days from work. I've caught enough crap at home for planning to ride myself to and from the hospital. I don't even want to imagine the grief I'd get announcing I was heading off to Twisty Butt with a fresh scalpel gash.
    Haha, good stuff. Hope the surgery goes well and you heal up fast.

    Sent from my SO-03G using Tapatalk
    IBA33490

    Touge Express

  13. #33
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Lurkin in the bushes!
    Posts
    1,558

    Default

    Mike, would you mind if I reposted that info above to the twistybutt community?

    Sent from my SO-03G using Tapatalk
    IBA33490

    Touge Express

  14. #34
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    What day is it?
    Posts
    112

    Default

    Is it May yet!?

  15. #35
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Kiryu, Gunma
    Posts
    2,304

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cmac View Post
    Mike, would you mind if I reposted that info above to the twistybutt community?

    Sent from my SO-03G using Tapatalk
    Not at all. Feel free.

    You might add that JAF has an app and it is possible to request assistance without talking to anyone. The app sends out your GPS coordinates with the service request.

  16. #36
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Lurkin in the bushes!
    Posts
    1,558

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Cash View Post
    Not at all. Feel free.

    You might add that JAF has an app and it is possible to request assistance without talking to anyone. The app sends out your GPS coordinates with the service request.
    Cheers Mike.
    IBA33490

    Touge Express

  17. #37
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Lurkin in the bushes!
    Posts
    1,558

    Default

    Riders,
    Registration is mostly done with a size healthy pack for C2C #7
    All entrants should have received their routes. If you didn't receive your invite to register or registered but didn't receive your route pack, PM me.

    Roll on May 6!
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2017-04-15_12-16-14.jpg 
Views:	27 
Size:	162.7 KB 
ID:	12410
    IBA33490

    Touge Express

  18. #38
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Nagoya
    Posts
    808

    Default

    Hey guys...I just realized I screwed up my flight reservation coming back from the U.S. I'll get back to Japan on the 5th. Thought it was the 4th. I'd have to turn around and ride the Twistybutt the next morning. That's probably not a good plan! So, I'm canceling my room at the Monzen if anybody wants to jump on it and get a nonsmoking room in the same building...going to do that tonight or tomorrow.
    If there's a summer Twistybutt I'll try to make it...and not screw up this time!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •