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welshlamb



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:05 pm    Post subject: odd DB2 in Japan Reply with quote

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/g306360130

Title says its a 750 but clearly based on DB2J 400 if yr going to convert why not put 900 motor in?. No mention in description though (may be poor translation) In any case way to ££ for what it is even if it does have a nice set of FCRs installed.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think if there was a 900cc motor in it...I'd defo want to upgrade to twin discs and not just the single as fitted....so maybe a 750 motor is a nice compromise with FCR39 flatslides fitted...the 750 motor has more mid range torque than the 900 and is a deeper bellow noise as well...still fast enough for sensible riding
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe it was because of the regulations and licences, i know thereís multiple riding licences in Japan, like <125cc, <400cc etc, maybe over 750cc youíd need another riding licence ?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How does buying on that site work?

They show a YB7 that I would LOVE......
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

arsenic wrote:
Maybe it was because of the regulations and licences, i know thereís multiple riding licences in Japan, like <125cc, <400cc etc, maybe over 750cc youíd need another riding licence ?


the "easy" licences in Japan used to be the up to 250cc and up to 400cc classes, the bikes from which fuelled the "grey import" boom in the UK.
The test for a up to 750cc bike licence involved riding on a skid-pan. Anyone who had the money and skill to gain an unlimited licence, allowing them to ride the 1000cc + bikes, couldn't actually buy those bikes in Japan. I owned a GSX-R1100 that had been owned and ridden by a Japanese resident, but had been imported into Japan as a new bike from Singapore.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a DB2 recently advertised on eBay in Australia that was a 400. I got all excited until I read the detail and saw that it had the 400 motor not the 900 motor. As I already had a YB7 no need for another 400. You don't see many mentions of the 400 DB2. So the model reference is a DB2J is that correct?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pkay wrote:
There was a DB2 recently advertised on eBay in Australia that was a 400. I got all excited until I read the detail and saw that it had the 400 motor not the 900 motor. As I already had a YB7 no need for another 400. You don't see many mentions of the 400 DB2. So the model reference is a DB2J is that correct?


There was a DB2 in 400cc on sale in France a few months ago, itís a nice little bike, a nice way for a new A2 to learn how to ride Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GeeKay wrote:
arsenic wrote:
Maybe it was because of the regulations and licences, i know thereís multiple riding licences in Japan, like <125cc, <400cc etc, maybe over 750cc youíd need another riding licence ?


the "easy" licences in Japan used to be the up to 250cc and up to 400cc classes, the bikes from which fuelled the "grey import" boom in the UK.
The test for a up to 750cc bike licence involved riding on a skid-pan. Anyone who had the money and skill to gain an unlimited licence, allowing them to ride the 1000cc + bikes, couldn't actually buy those bikes in Japan. I owned a GSX-R1100 that had been owned and ridden by a Japanese resident, but had been imported into Japan as a new bike from Singapore.


Jeez... thatís a LOT of paperwork for a simple gsxr-1100, why did people imported it ? Itís not so rare...
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

arsenic wrote:

Jeez... thatís a LOT of paperwork for a simple gsxr-1100, why did people imported it ? Itís not so rare...


because they couldn't (legally) buy one in Japan. Domestic sales used to be capped at 750cc. I believe things have changed since.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

same as the 180km/h speed restriction........
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