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Old 11-07-2010, 03:40 AM
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New guy from Japan....

Hi everyone, some pics of my faster than blue/red/black Firestorm. I live just outside Tokyo and there are some ace roads out here......







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Old 11-07-2010, 03:42 AM
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I also do a bit of 250cc racing out here....



My ride to work (xjr400 r2)




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Old 11-07-2010, 04:29 AM
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Nice collection of bikes and sorry about the yellow.....

I noticed that your track bike and commuter bike are red. Why?

Welcome and enjoy yourself here.
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Old 11-07-2010, 04:33 AM
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lol, I like to keep the commuter bike red to avoid speeding tickets and the race bike red to avoid injury. The track bike is actually a friends bike, but we use it as a 4 member team endurance bike.
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Old 11-07-2010, 04:35 AM
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Noticed you sporting the Union Jack on the windshield of the track bike so I am assuming you are British. Firestorms are way slow compared to Hawks of ANY color.

Military? Ex-pat? Embassy?
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Old 11-07-2010, 04:44 AM
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Yeah, from the UK. Left there in 2003 and have been a kindergarten teacher since then. Have a lot of friends serving on the Yokosuka base out here.
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Old 11-07-2010, 04:46 AM
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I guess you're used to driving on the wrong side of the street then!
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Old 11-07-2010, 12:37 PM
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Old 11-07-2010, 01:41 PM
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Welcome- and nice scenery pics- cool to see the bike in it's motherland. What's that blocky thing in the middle of your console?
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I thought the Firestorm and the Hawk were the same thing? Just different names for different sides of the pond? Or did I miss a "lol" somewhere in there?
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Old 11-07-2010, 02:48 PM
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Oh no! Here we go again. Now Superhawks are faster than Firestorms and Yellow Superhawks are the faster color. So I assume a yellow Firestorm is probably as fast as a red superhawk?
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Old 11-07-2010, 05:33 PM
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Let's not forget the 98 engine is the fastest as well. My yellow and black 02 with the 98 engine ma be the fastest stock engine bike of them all!
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:45 AM
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Originally Posted by 7moore7 View Post
Welcome- and nice scenery pics- cool to see the bike in it's motherland. What's that blocky thing in the middle of your console?
That's the head stock Zumo 550 navi mount.


Thanks for the warm welcome guys!
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Old 11-08-2010, 02:23 AM
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Irasshai, yookoso forum e.
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:24 AM
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Welcome from across the other pond. Glad to have another yellow hawk join us. Paint your other bikes and you'll be fine. ;D
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:14 AM
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Yes, welcome!
Yellow is my favorite as well by chance!
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welcome man, nice bikes and pictures. I like Japan a lot mind if I come visit?
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Do you get to ride every day or are the roads closed often due to Godzilla related incidents?
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Originally Posted by sheldonsl View Post
Do you get to ride every day or are the roads closed often due to Godzilla related incidents?
Yeah Ive heard that Godzilla can really increase the morning commute times.
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Originally Posted by sheldonsl View Post
Do you get to ride every day or are the roads closed often due to Godzilla related incidents?
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Hajimemashite Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu

Domo,

Excuse me please, what is the "handle" on your VTR's (which takes care of Firestorms & Superhawks) license plate that attaches where the mounting bolts appear would to go?

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Welcome! I see the fantasy about yellow bikes is now international!
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Old 11-09-2010, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by skokievtr View Post
Domo,

Excuse me please, what is the "handle" on your VTR's (which takes care of Firestorms & Superhawks) license plate that attaches where the mounting bolts appear would to go?

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Hey,

It's a 'touring bar' for clipping one of those stretchy cargo nets to. It also covers the Kanji on my plate so police can get a full view


Great to be part of such a welcoming and active forum! If you need info on Japan and how to tour here take a peak at www.gaijinriders.com
It's a fun place to be, even if Godzilla gets in the way sometimes...

A pic from my Ironbutt ride Tokyo-Nagano-Kagoshima
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Volcano what you say?
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Picture didn't work here. You're fired!
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Way to go, Yeller. There goes the pleasant welcome ! !
Nice collection of bikes- Yet red is faster ( you just had to ride a slower, different manufactured bike) LoL.
Welcome to the site of opinionated S-hawk /firestorm rider...
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Old 11-09-2010, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Old Yeller View Post
Picture didn't work here. You're fired!
Fixed it just for you!
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Old 11-10-2010, 05:05 AM
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Welcome to the forum, but it was already decided in an eariler thread that yellow and red hawk riders agreed that RED was the clear winner in looks, speed, and overall coolness !!!!
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Picture worked. you're hired back.

Must have been cool to see that in person.
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:22 PM
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Hi all,

I`m another one in Japan with a VTR, Gord referred me to this site as am having issues with the CCT.

The bike should be repaired and out on the road again soon...
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