a chance to ride in Japan

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a chance to ride in Japan

Post #1 by HOTT » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:17 am

took a week to visit my kids in Japan. My eldest son & wife planned an awesome adventure
for my wife and I with bullet trains, hostels, shrines, restaurants, bicycles and motorcycles.
Did I say Motorcycle? In JAPAN ?!?!
We went to a shop that specializes in premium quality rentals. I got a fresh CB1100 and they
a beautiful 400 4 cyl. We will be riding in a country where its citizens are encouraged (read taxed) to ride 250cc and under. The shop had/did everything 1st class. (here I'm signing off on condition and function of the bike)
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always take pictures of your wife & kids....
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Getting on the road. This is the different side of the road for me. I think I'll follow...
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Get out of the city for early lunch. Mnt. Fuji in backround.
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Re: a chance to ride in Japan

Post #2 by RAT » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:19 am

Looks like great fun ....

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Re: a chance to ride in Japan

Post #3 by HOTT » Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:39 am

indulge me.. A shot of our beautiful daughter-in-law :orange
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of course a motorcycle trip in Japan should take in a trip to...
Yamaha Communication Plaza
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a broad reach in the world. The black wall in the background is a timeline of the influence
of Yamaha. Everything from wheelchairs to Olympic swimming pools, and of course motorcycles.
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time to get back on the road.
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Re: a chance to ride in Japan

Post #4 by 5speed » Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:03 pm

very cool.
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Re: a chance to ride in Japan

Post #5 by HOTT » Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:51 pm

We still have time... Let's go for two.
A nice hours ride and looky what we found!
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we didn't know what to expect, but the Suzuki museum
was awesome. 3 floors with a 3D theater, interactive paint, casting, plastic molding,
and assembly exhibits. And of course Motorcycles !! anim-cheers1
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Of course I got about a zillion more, but you get the idea.
We wound up riding about an hour in the dark and cold to get back, but
hot tea and a great local restaurant put the cap on a perfect day :orange

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Re: a chance to ride in Japan

Post #6 by Brant » Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:30 pm

Sweet.
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Re: a chance to ride in Japan

Post #7 by CYBORG » Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:36 pm

Great trip. To bad you couldn't sneek one of those bikes in carry on luggage :lol: :lol:
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Re: a chance to ride in Japan

Post #8 by Lucien Harpress » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:58 pm

Cool cool stuff. I'm a fan of Anime (Japanese animation), and a semi-common trope is riding a motorcycle along a coast road during a sunset. Always something I've wanted to do (but will probably have to settle for something the US).

Wickedly awesome stuff, but I would be lying if I said I'm not holding my breath for a Honda plant museum tour.... ;)
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Re: a chance to ride in Japan

Post #9 by Sugs » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:50 pm

Totally cool. Especially the Marlboro Yamaha race bikes. I'm really jealous.
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Post #10 by ericheath » Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:07 am

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