TOTD 2018-5-30: A Bike Shop

I was walking near my house. Japan is a great place to walk even at night. While I was coming back from a walk I passed a motorcycle shop. It was painted with bright yellow paint. It had signs for the biggest motorcycle makers in Japan.

My guess is Honda is the biggest followed by Yamaha. I have a Yamaha which I like. The other two lesser makers are Suzuki and Kawasaki. All throughout the city there are small bike shops. This is probably because 50 cc scooters need a placed to be sold and repaired. There are a lot of these on the road.

My Yamaha dealer is YSP. That is for Yamaha Sports Plaza. There are apparently Yamaha Area Service Shops. These are lesser shops and not so connected to Yamaha. Honda also has Honda Dream shops which are big.

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8 thoughts on “TOTD 2018-5-30: A Bike Shop”

  1. We always laughed at the notion of 50 cc motorcycles when Honda first came out in the U.S. That’s 3 cubic inches! Yet, they were surprisingly suited for short jaunts in the neighborhood. My CB160 could go freeway speeds and I once drove it to Montana with no problems all the way. I got pulled over by a state cop when he saw me drafting behind a truck. I hardly had to crack the throttle the draft was so powerful at about 30 or 40 feet behind him.

    A friend had a 50cc Yamaguchi. Ever see one of those?

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  2. Larry Koler:
    We always laughed at the notion of 50 cc motorcycles when Honda first came out in the U.S. That’s 3 cubic inches! Yet, they were surprisingly suited for short jaunts in the neighborhood. My CB160 could go freeway speeds and I once drove it to Montana with no problems all the way. I got pulled over by a state cop when he saw me drafting behind a truck. I hardly had to crack the throttle the draft was so powerful at about 30 or 40 feet behind him.

    A friend had a 50cc Yamaguchi. Ever see one of those?

    I didn’t know they existed. I looked it up on wiki.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hodaka

    Was a CB160 a Honda?

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    Larry Koler:
    We always laughed at the notion of 50 cc motorcycles when Honda first came out in the U.S. That’s 3 cubic inches! Yet, they were surprisingly suited for short jaunts in the neighborhood. My CB160 could go freeway speeds and I once drove it to Montana with no problems all the way. I got pulled over by a state cop when he saw me drafting behind a truck. I hardly had to crack the throttle the draft was so powerful at about 30 or 40 feet behind him.

    A friend had a 50cc Yamaguchi. Ever see one of those?

    I didn’t know they existed. I looked it up on wiki.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hodaka

    Was a CB160 a Honda?

    Yes, Honda.

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  4. She is a little dusty. 1984 Urban Express Honda 50. A fathers day present a few years back from number two son. Too much traffic here in Charleston to use. Top speed of 32. 100 mpg.

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  5. … (10 cents thought my * was a one-star review [:)] so I rethought my strategy and realized that a quick three dots can be executed with one hand (unlike the asterisk)).

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  6. Rodin:
    … (10 cents thought my * was a one-star review [:)] so I rethought my strategy and realized that a quick three dots can be executed with one hand (unlike the asterisk)).

    I am taking this to be a little itty bitty three star review. Thanks.

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  7. 10 Cents:

    Rodin:
    … (10 cents thought my * was a one-star review [:)] so I rethought my strategy and realized that a quick three dots can be executed with one hand (unlike the asterisk)).

    I am taking this to be a little itty bitty three star review. Thanks.

    …..(ok let’s make it 5 “star”)

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  8. Rodin:

    10 Cents:

    Rodin:
    … (10 cents thought my * was a one-star review [:)] so I rethought my strategy and realized that a quick three dots can be executed with one hand (unlike the asterisk)).

    I am taking this to be a little itty bitty three star review. Thanks.

    …..(ok let’s make it 5 “star”)

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