Saturday, August 29, 2009

Dream Team

Near Starbucks, Kokubunji Tokyo. Honda Dream 50.

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25 Years Young. Godspeed Discovery

Pilot and Commander make note of the moon out in front.

11:59 p.m. EDT - Aug. 28, 2009
Mission Number:
(128th space shuttle flight)
Launch Window:
10 minutes
Launch Pad:
Landing Site:
51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles
Primary Payload:
30th station flight (17A), Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module, Lightweight Multi-Purpose Experiment Support Structure Carrier

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Dealer Takes 110

I stopped by the Honda Dream dealer in Nishi Tokyo to take a close up look at the new Super Cub 110. 

Pillion seat. Long seats are not usually installed on Cubs in Japan as they are for the export models. 

Exhaust is matte black with steel chrome leg protector. 

Modernized instrumentation, hand grips and switches. 

Access to the battery. 

Telescoping front suspension. 

The gray chain guard is plastic. 

The matte black is a rubber cover for the tank which resides beneath it. The two black corners are part of the tank. Below the rear carrier you can see the tube frame (black with white and red

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Temple visit

Took a scenic ride along the Tama River yesterday. Stumbled upon this hidden temple near Komae station. The Mon gate beckoned as an irresistable doorway into the past. 

Ojizo watching over.

Intricate dragon purifying well. The presence of the dragon in this form gives a solid clue to the Chinese influence of this order. 

Beautiful bell tower. No one was around and I was very tempted to ascend.

But it was time to push on.

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Saturday, August 15, 2009


Spotted another new 110. This one has the single ramen box pendulum. He just delivered noodles to a Police Koban. And yes, he is picking his nose as he rides off. 

I noticed the exhaust sounded a bit throaty. Sure enough as he went by, I noticed the aftermarket muffler. He didn't waste time, did he? 

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Super Cub Squadron

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2009 Super Cub 110 in service

This shop used to have a CD50 parked out front. Now, I see they've "upgraded" to the new Super Cub 110. Hearing it pull away from the curb, it sounded more like a Today or Dio then a Super Cub. But it did have nice pick-up with a sack of rice in the back basket. 

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