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That is Mike in the picture, but I am not him. He referred me to someone to rebuild my carbs and helped me get my bike running again
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Well I finally got my RG 400 sorted...Was looking forward to taking my daughter for a ride today, but its raining.... :cry:
As one would expect , it has all the characteristics of an early 80s bike....poor braking, overweight and bad economy....
Sounds good on the pipe, though....
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Pantah, nice scoot! I know the Japanese have different displacement restrictions but what was the logic (or is if this is still in effect) behind this? Many many years ago I had the chance to latch onto a Honda CBR400RR. I'm still kicking myself for waiting about 30 minutes too long to think it over. Over here in Europe everybody wants more, more, more and overlook how many really neat smaller bikes are out there. Nice bike, enjoy.

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I believe big bikes are highly taxed in Japan :?:
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Someone told me once it had something to do with parking permits. Forgive me if I am way off the mark, but I was told that up to 400cc you didn't have to buy a parking permit for a vehicle under that size. Everything over got a parking permit fee they had to pay. I dunno more than that.

One of our Japanese members would know I am sure
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OZintheDesert wrote:Someone told me once it had something to do with parking permits. Forgive me if I am way off the mark, but I was told that up to 400cc you didn't have to buy a parking permit for a vehicle under that size. Everything over got a parking permit fee they had to pay. I dunno more than that.

One of our Japanese members would know I am sure
Parking permits are generally only needed for cars.....
Where I live 660cc cars don't need parking permits. That's in the sticks. Everyone in a city who has a car needs a permit.
Motorbikes require no permits.
Registration and roadworthy checks are applicable to bikes over 250cc . This involves a biannual check and payment to cover ' third party person'. It is probably a tad more for a bike over 400cc , but not by much, I'd say.
250cc or under requires payment only. The longer you register for the less you pay. 9000 yen for 1 year. 13000 for 2 years, 18000 for 3 years......25000 for 5 years. Bikes over 400cc are taxed 4000 yen a year to have a number plate. 250s are taxed 2650 yen . 125cc 1680yen......
The licensing system is out of date, in my opinion.
Any licensed car driver can ride a 50cc scooter.
Next is a licence up to 125cc.
Next up to 25occ.
Next up to 400cc.
Finally over 400cc
All in all a nice little revenue earner for the testing centers and govt.
The crazy thing is that my RGV VJ 23 250 is an all in all faster bike than a lot of big bikes.....
The licensing system hasn't kept pace with bike development......

Hope that answers your questions... :)

Oh, 1 more thing.... It's cheaper to own a registered vehicle in Japan than it is in Victoria, Australia!

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thats nice! Look forward to taking it for a squirt. ;)

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kerm74 wrote:thats nice! Look forward to taking it for a squirt. ;)
Next year when you come to the GP......

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finished 8-)

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Looking good Jan!
You like your helmet headlights eh? why not? it's a good look.

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New bike. Sadly had to say goodbye to my 2001 BMW R1150GS which was starting to get expensive, and traded it in for something I cannot afford. A 2010 R1200GS, with 40,000 kms on it:

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Bloody good!
Nice to see a Doc Krop machine here, one of motomatters most significant threads, courtesy of Rats... :D

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Sweet looking ride krop, looks brand new.

I agree with Phil, this is one of my favourite threads on mm.

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In the very near future I will be trying to hunt down a good second hand R1200GS myself to do a few laps of Australia on.
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WayneG wrote:In the very near future I will be trying to hunt down a good second hand R1200GS myself to do a few laps of Australia on.
Anything after '07, when they ditched the servo brakes, is good.
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This is my Ducati 748. There are many like it but this one is mine:

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Kropotkin wrote:
WayneG wrote:In the very near future I will be trying to hunt down a good second hand R1200GS myself to do a few laps of Australia on.
Anything after '07, when they ditched the servo brakes, is good.
Thanks for the tip. I wasn't sure which year they dropped them. I could never see the point of BMW servo brakes. Added expense, complication and weight.
My first love was my motorbike, we went through everything together. Wind, rain, fences..

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WayneG wrote: Thanks for the tip. I wasn't sure which year they dropped them. I could never see the point of BMW servo brakes. Added expense, complication and weight.
Plus a very unpleasant failure mode, in which the brakes still work, but suddenly require a lot more effort to operate. Failure mode entered when battery is low.
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Kropotkin wrote:
WayneG wrote: Thanks for the tip. I wasn't sure which year they dropped them. I could never see the point of BMW servo brakes. Added expense, complication and weight.
Plus a very unpleasant failure mode, in which the brakes still work, but suddenly require a lot more effort to operate. Failure mode entered when battery is low.
That would be disconcerting to say the least.
My first love was my motorbike, we went through everything together. Wind, rain, fences..

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Due to computer crash, no pics of road bikes owned (RGV, Bol'Dor, Katana, GSXR)

Kids, mortgage etc.....so now it's this. My favorite bike ever. Uses no parts (well, it does.....but not very often....150hrs @ 5000klm for top end......$250 for the whole kit, and 2 hr turn around...(including obligatory beer consumption), costs nothing to run.......and will crack along at a fair ol' clip, or chugg up verticle walls in the wrong gear at the incorrect revs , depending on my level of fatigue/enthusiasm on the day.


Plus, it smells and sounds like all good motorcycles should. 8-)



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My first road bike... can't ride it yet as I don't do my test until next week... wish me luck!

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Hey everyone im new to the forum, Im here for the same reasons as everyone else (I guess?) My hobbies? Well, riding bikes, playing poker and play piano when I'm happy. :D
Anyway just wanted to say hi and hope that I can find some information around here, everyone seems very helpful from what Ive read so far so it seems like a good place to start!

Oh, here is my bike:

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Well done livery there. Welcome!

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Being an ultra sensible person I bought another ultra sensible bike.

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For me, if the bike can't get me to our cabin above Arctic Circle in comfort with side bags and heated grips, it's quite useless. With this there may be some long rides ahead, I might try a SS1600K some time.

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