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    New guy in Japan

    Hey everyone. My name is Raul and I'm currently stationed here in Japan with the US military. I own a Bros and I'm two years into my upgrades to her. The next thing to tackle is Brembo's for the front and rear and eventually replace the current instrument cluster with an Acewell digital tac.

    I'm really hoping someone else has done the Bros/Brembo upgrade and can help me with find a bracket that will fit.

    Thanks!!!

    The final measure of any rider's skill is the inverse ratio of his preferred traveling speed to the number of bad scars on his body.
    Hunter S. Thompson

    #2
    hey man, welcome. you should post some pics
    ...

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      #3
      Here's what I've done to the bike as it is right now.

      Progressive springs (15 weight oil) in front
      front end lower .5 inches in triple clamps
      Wilbers shock rear
      Custom M4 exhaust
      Ducati Monster windscreen
      Nissan brake reservoir
      Steel braided brakelines front and rear (w/rear running through swing arm)
      Modified stock air box (ram air mod)
      145 main jets front and rear carb needless shim
      Custom fender eliminator turn signal mount
      Relocated Fuel pump w/cut down rear fender
      Custom rear sets
      Hiperform frame sliders
      Vortex handlebars
      Napolean mirrors
      EBC front rotor
      110/70 front 160/60 rear
      Corbin seat
      Ducati Monster paint job
      All new rubber pieces (everywhere)
      New handlebar controls

      I'm be posting pictures shortly

      http://www.hawkgt.com/photoalbum/dis...at=10106&pos=0
      The final measure of any rider's skill is the inverse ratio of his preferred traveling speed to the number of bad scars on his body.
      Hunter S. Thompson

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        #4
        NIce Bike. Are you gonna fly it home when your done?

        What branch are you in?
        BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
        Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
        "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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          #5
          I'm in the Air Force and I do plan on taking it home. I bought a hawk frame from the states and when i get back I'm going to swap out everything to get it registered.
          The final measure of any rider's skill is the inverse ratio of his preferred traveling speed to the number of bad scars on his body.
          Hunter S. Thompson

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            #6
            Sweet.

            How much longer do you have?

            I am sorry to hear you are a Zoomie... :P

            ( I am Army )
            BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
            Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
            "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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              #7
              Yeah no ground pounder here!!
              My momma didn't raise no fool :P :P

              I've got 3 more years here in Japan. I'm about 30 miles outside of Tokyo so things aren't too bad. I've bought a couple other bike while I've been here but I don't drive them.

              NSR80
              RVF400

              I plan on taking them back with me and selling them. I've got an MG back in the states that's in need of restoration and I'm hoping to offset the cost with the bike sales.
              The final measure of any rider's skill is the inverse ratio of his preferred traveling speed to the number of bad scars on his body.
              Hunter S. Thompson

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                #8
                Deleted because of content.


                Shhhhhhhh!

                Lets talk.
                BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
                Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
                "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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                  #9
                  Welcome mate.. bike looks the nuts
                  Football is called football.. not soccer !!!
                  Your american football.. you use your hands 90% of the time !!!

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by Doc
                    Uh if you could get me one of those NSRs? That would be great! Heck you got 3 years and I know we could ship it somehow.

                    Lets talk.
                    You know that could almost be possible. Where are you in the states. Do y'all have a post "Post Office". I'm thinking maybe we could send it armed forces postal. The only problem would be a title and registration. The bikes here don't meet US standards so the bike would have to be for the track?

                    Let me know you think?
                    The final measure of any rider's skill is the inverse ratio of his preferred traveling speed to the number of bad scars on his body.
                    Hunter S. Thompson

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                      #11
                      RAUL!!!! Another Lister found us! Welcome!

                      Hey, man, your Japanese Bros looks amazing. When I can afford a new exhaust, I'll be hitting Hord up for the exact same thing. Unbelievably sexy (are you listening, JD? How much does this little one-off cost?).

                      Glad you're stationed someplace cool and not elsewhere, bro. Send me a Harajuku girl or something.
                      1988 "BlackHawk" project
                      1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
                      1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

                      I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
                      People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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                        #12
                        By the way, I thought you might like this better than the vest you're complaining about You've probably already seen it though.

                        http://www.newenough.com/icon_mil_spec_vest_page.htm


                        1988 "BlackHawk" project
                        1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
                        1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

                        I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
                        People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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                          #13
                          Raul,
                          Have you taken some pictures of you bike with a Super Sabre in the background? I'm sure I've seen some picture somewhere
                          "Life may begin at 40, but it doesn't get real interesting until about 150."

                          • '88 in Candy Flair Blue + '90 in Italian Red
                          • Ohlins Rear Shock
                          • F2 front wheel
                          • VFR750 rear wheel
                          • Hiperform seat&headers
                          • MSMotorsport Seat Cowl
                          • Steve Lenac Tokico six pot caliper

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                            #14
                            Hey Raul,
                            So How much do those NSR 50's run?
                            BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
                            Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
                            "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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                              #15
                              It's hard to say. I found mine for 75000 yen which is about 680-700 us dollars. The fairing was cracked and the engine need a little work but I planned on doing the RC211V body work for it anyway. I'm still working on getting it painted REPSOL colors.

                              You can pay anywhere from what I paid for mine (maybe cheaper) to 2500-3000 thousand us dollars

                              Try this site and use a page translator.

                              www.goobike.com
                              The final measure of any rider's skill is the inverse ratio of his preferred traveling speed to the number of bad scars on his body.
                              Hunter S. Thompson

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