October 18th - 23rd.
I knew I needed a new radiator so I began searching before I got to Masuyama. As it turned out, KTM Japan could not find me one locally. They said it would be a week before I could get one from Austria. I emailed my friends at Rally Raid Products and TorqueRacing in the UK. They had a spare laying around they said I could buy from them. They sent it on Friday and it arrived on Tuesday. I was not planning on staying at Takayuki's house over that weekend because he was going on a motorcycle trip with a few of his friends. But as it turns out, it was actually good for both of us. I looked after his dog for a few days while he was gone. So for 2 days, 3 or 4 times a day I'd walk Chappy.
|Chappy and Takauki|
Takayuki let me use his Super Cub 90 for parts runs and such. I worked on the bike a lot since I had the time waiting for the radiator. I made a switch panel for the top clamp and rewired/regrounded some of the charging system. I also found a few spots in my wiring harness that needed to be protected from rubbing.
The last few days Takayuki was back, we went out everynight. Since he was a bar owner, he knew many other bar owners in Matsuyama. There was even a "Bar Noah".
|I wonder what this is?|
|My favorite whiskey is Pendalton. I was surprised to see this poster in Takayuki's bar.|
|Someone is sleepy|
|Saved by the Ramen.|
|Takiyuki's sweet GS.|
|He had 9 bikes or so :)|
|A sweet track Buell and Husky.|
Takayuki's friend owned Duluck Motorcycles. He did custom work and also built/raced drag bikes. He was the one who welded the crack in my stainless exhaust.. at no cost. Like Russia, if you have 2 wheels, you are a brother. Cheers dude!
|A girl owns this bike.|
|I'd like to meet her :)|
|Love the style.|
|Of course.. I decided to leave as another typhoon hit land.|