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by Boxer
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Ride Information and Feedback
Topic: Hyden Overnighter
Replies: 5
Views: 887

Re: Hyden Overnighter

. . LOST & FOUND Found on the Brookton Highway 55Ks north of Brookton, one lost and lonely thong that has been all around the world only to be abandoned on a hot, dusty stretch of highway; left to the flies, ants, hoon drivers and occasional goanna. I have it on good authority the old reprobate Van ...
by Boxer
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 5004

Re: Bikes of Japan

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Bike dealership, Ueno, Tokyo Japan:
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bike dealership - Ueno, Tokyo
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A customised Hyabusa outside the above dealership, I'm left wondering how much he/she got for the customised paintjob:
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Hyabusa, Ueno, Tokyo, Japan
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by Boxer
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 5004

Re: Bikes of Japan

. . Ueno is suburb/district of Tokyo that has a concentration of bike repair, accessory and dealership shops. Here are some snaps taken in a few of these places: Kawasaki Ninja in a workshop in Ueno, Tokyo with radar detected fitted - what's the problem?, the Japanese see these things as a road safe...
by Boxer
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Ride Information and Feedback
Topic: South West Overnighter
Replies: 13
Views: 1632

Re: South West Overnighter

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"Sedate"?, "responsible"?

Don't forgive them, they know exactly what they are doing.

Looks like I missed a good ride.




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by Boxer
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 5004

Re: Bikes of Japan

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Not far away was this mini chopper.

No front guard (does it rain in Japan?), front right mirror located located on forks, huge front brake, good sized engine in smallish frame, single seater, etc, etc
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mini chopper japan
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mini chopper japan
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by Boxer
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 5004

Re: Bikes of Japan

. . Thanks to all those who've expressed their appreciation at the posts of the bikes of Japan. I found it fascinating to see and watch the variety and “art” of bikes on the roads in the Land of the Rising Sun; the place that makes the bikes we (most of us) ride in Oz. This one’s for Mark Johnston a...
by Boxer
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Ride Information and Feedback
Topic: The brilliant Mumby Ride...
Replies: 6
Views: 736

Re: The brilliant Mumby Ride...

. . Chips, Thanks for planning and leading the “Mumby” ride on Sunday, I too enjoyed the ride. Amongst others on the ride was our very own John from Wandering aka “Judah Ben-Hur” astride his quadriga complete with motive power of biblical proportions all designed to leave behind lesser mortals; all ...
by Boxer
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 5004

Re: Bikes of Japan

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Just coz I can, see the way cars are parked when space is a premium.

You wouldn't want to own the car on top when the bloke who owns the car on the bottom goes on holidays to Australia for three weeks:
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Car parking in Japan
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by Boxer
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 5004

Re: Bikes of Japan

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Parked in a public place with helmet and gloves left unattended - honest Japan
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Most bikes are left in parks, on footpaths and generally anywhere the rider can find unchained.
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by Boxer
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 5004

Re: Bikes of Japan

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Just to show Japan has it's fair share of run of the mill, hard working, everyday motorcycles:

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Everyday commuter
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Note the as yet unshaped front PR4
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A little more flash
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by Boxer
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 5004

Re: Bikes of Japan

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I noticed a few bikes chopped for style, just because they can and presumably legal:
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Modified run about in a city location Tokyo
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Modified run about in a city location Tokyo
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Modified run about at the beach
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by Boxer
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Ride Information and Feedback
Topic: (Waroona) Wandering/Brookton Combined Fuel Miser and Picnic Ride - word on the street
Replies: 24
Views: 3153

Re: (Waroona) Wandering/Brookton Combined Fuel Miser and Picnic Ride - word on the street

. . Some snaps from the ride's excellent luncheon at the Beverley pub. There is only one person missing from these photos: Note the missing rider in the "Jesus" position 171009 beverley 1.jpg Again, the "Jesus" position is vacant 171009 beverley 2.jpg Wet fart SYNONYM: Juicy Fart A special kind of f...
by Boxer
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 5004

Re: Bikes of Japan

. . I came across this guy in Hiroshima (and no, he didn’t glow in the dark) on a Saturday morning. He and his wife lived probably 30 metres around the corner from where we were staying. He was wheeling his big BMW tourer in his smallish open air garage space below his apartment accommodation. We ha...
by Boxer
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 5004

Re: Bikes of Japan

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This "cute" cafe racer style Yamaha seen in Kobe.

I'm not sure if it's available in Australia: anyone seen an example in Oz?
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Kobe Yamaha
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by Boxer
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 5004

Re: Bikes of Japan

. . 黒鳥, No, I didn’t have the street smarts, money or Charles Bronson like Death Wish when I was 20 something to get my hands on one of these. The double down tube frame looks woefully under engineered for claimed output of 74hp @ 6,800rpm and a top speed of 120mph; any bike with a steering damper h...
by Boxer
Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 5004

Re: Bikes of Japan

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This is what the H2 (Mach IV) 750 Kawasaki looked like brand new in 1974.

Again a specimen held in the Kawasaki corporate museum in Kobe, Japan:
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H2 (Mach IV) 750 Kawasaki
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by Boxer
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Dice - Lest We Forget
Replies: 14
Views: 2316

Re: Dice - Lest We Forget

. . Thanks to: Bruce for bringing the paint, putty, brushes, generator, extension lead, sausage sizzle, terrible jokes, etc, etc; JohnG for sacrificing watching his beloved Richmond take the 2017 AFL flag and getting in the bushes to paint the hard parts; Bill for being safety supervisor and a dab h...
by Boxer
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Dice - Lest We Forget
Replies: 14
Views: 2316

Re: Dice - Lest We Forget

. . Bill and JohnG apply paint to the bench (yes, JohnG's in there somewhere) 171001 dice's seat 5.jpg JohnM re affixes the name plate complete with new brass screws 171001 dice's seat 6.jpg The re finished product - ready for another 10 years 171001 dice's seat 7.jpg Now the refurbishing is done, w...
by Boxer
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Dice - Lest We Forget
Replies: 14
Views: 2316

Re: Dice - Lest We Forget

. . As promised, a posse went out to Murdoch Uni to renovate Dice's seat. The seat is located in the Science and Computing courtyard. Here's some of the action: Sanding and preparation commences 171001 dice's seat 1.jpg Bruce helpfully removes the name plate 171001 dice's seat 2.jpg JohnG works whil...
by Boxer
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 5004

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In case you were wondering, yes, there are a few Harley's getting around in Japan:
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Harley Osaka Japan
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by Boxer
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 5004

Re: Bikes of Japan

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Plato,

Thanks, my typo, yes it's an XJR.

Here's the other snap I previously deemed unfit for publication:
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Tanabe XJR
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BTW, is "Plato" a brand of dish washing liquid?

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by Boxer
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 5004

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This tired looking FJR was also lost alone in a back street of Tanabe:
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Tanabe FJR
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by Boxer
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 5004

Re: Bikes of Japan

. . More snaps from the vault: 170928 tanabe fjr 2.jpg 170928 tanabe fjr 1.jpg I came across this guy cleaning his already pristine chain on what I thought he said was an FJR 1300, though now I'm not too sure. 170928 tanabe bmw 1.jpg 170928 tanabe bmw 2.jpg This beemer was lost and alone in a side s...
by Boxer
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 5004

Re: Bikes of Japan

. . This splendid Honda specimen seen in Tanabe Japan. The rider was as proud as a new dad about his ride: 170921 Honda in Tanabe Japan.jpg I don't think he takes it to this workshop, just around the corner from where we met: 170921 bike shop Tanabe Japan 1.jpg 170921 bike shop Tanabe Japan 2.jpg Bo...
by Boxer
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Bikes of Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 5004

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Here's the coppers in Tokyo doing what cops do all over the world:

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motorbike copper on duty in Tokyo.
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