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gunnerzz

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gunnerzz

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Rear suspension and yes, thats cooling fins on the rear axle. This model still using leaf spring. If not mistaken the model after this uses coil spring.

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More cup holders and storage in the center arm rest. There are 8 cup holders in this vehicle. Guess workers riding in workhorse are always thirsty.

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Wheels and tire. AT tires are compromise between on road and off road. Thus drive with caution. I squeal the tires few times when taking corner. The body roll is still low but tire gave away first. Its a pickup, not a car....i need time to adjust to this. To those planning to own a pick up truck, this is where you will spend the most for wear and tear.

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I think this is HID which i never like. Personally i dont prefer white light be it HID or LED. Why? Its because i drive on all sorts of road in all sort of condition. On some of them, white light is useless....when its rains and there are no streetlight. Halogen is the best for me. Nonetheless i admits that white light have this relaxing effect when we drive in the dark...until its rains. No offence but those only drives in city or developed are wont understand this.

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The heart of this vehicle. 172HP + 402Nm. Ignore the 172HP first, focus on the 402Nm. This thing pulls and pulls hard. Its easy to overtake and leave everyone as if they are standing still when launching at traffic light. Now we look at the 172HP, this figure is small but remember you had just been shoved forward with 402Nm and when the 172HP takes over you are travelling at very dangerous speed for a pickup. As this is a non VGT/VGS model, the boost comes later but you dont have to wait long as it does not have a lot of rev to make before it smack you with its torque. Overtaking is a matter of you want to do it or not. I was reaching 140kmh easily from 80kmh when overtaking. Its stable on straight but do remember this is a pickup.

Fuel consumption? i was surprised when RM50 is finished in less than 100km. Only yesterday ( after a long journey from MLK to Kuala Pilah ) i noticed something. The OD will only engaged when I reached 80kmh which is impossible in town driving thus most of the engine will hover between 2000rpm and 2500rpm. I changed my driving style and try to stay in OD most of the time..sure enough fc improves drastically. That is until i purposely step on it to indulge in the relentless pull. The engine rev at 1600rm at 80kmh when OD is engage but too bad it disengage OD very easily. Braking is sufficient if you drive it in a sane manner. One needs to remember this vehicle is tall and weight more than a car thus please......exercise caution.

What has gone wrong with this truck during my bro in law ownership? The GB went into safe mode once and it was discovered that the copper circuit in the gearbox was broken. One of common issue with this gearbox but can be solve by repair instead of replace. One thing to share is that when we remove the fusebox and flip it, 'Renault' wording can be found.....is this a Renault or Nissan?

Thats it for this vehicle. Do i like it? Yes definitely but i wont own it as its not friendly to rear occupant but this could be down to the suspension setup on this specific vehicle.
 
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This is it...my 1997 Honda EX5 High Power 1997
I got this bike used in 2004 before I go to Sabah and even bring it there.
It was bone stock back then and now with added acc for convenience.
Everything is from factory...the paint, absorber,everything except the sport rim and rear box.
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Nothing to shout about...its 'just' an EX5 High Power. Its uncomfortable and not fast but will get you anywhere. Superb town commuter. Everything in the engine is stock. The carb is also stock with stock jetting.


How far it has travelled without any breakdown...except for punctured. Engine had never been rebuild just replace the gasket. I practice changing the engine oil every month as I will ride 80% from the limit on weekdays. Engine oil used is either Castrol or Shell. This bike will reach 100kmh on the speedo.



Seeing this engine cover alone will make some mech offer me to buy the bike. Its not nice as I mentioned earlier its ori since 1997.


Fuel tank is under the seat. I will let it run until the gauge is below the big red bar and fill up Rm6. The ori tool is missing..too bad.


1st 2 million unit sticker....faded but its true, that's how much they sell this thing.




Lighting and reflector...Stanley for front. The front headlight is using Osram Silverstar. Its brighter and more focus. Rear is AAP lens with Stanley bulb.



Givi Wildcat 25 box mounted on Kappa J-rack. Its used to carry my rain gear. Told u guys I ride everyday to work right...that means be it rain or shine. My helmet will be locked at my bike or left at the guardhouse. Nobody brave enough to steal security manager helmet eh?
Givi box is good but the cylinder lock is lousy. It will become stuck and hard to turn.

The rims is just normal rim and normal tire used. I ride this daily and after 4 years I encounter a puncture.
Not bad eh. I will continue riding as long as I can as its convenient and quick.

Bonus pic...Ghost rider watering the plant
Gunnerzz, since you are one of the active motorcyclist here, I need some advise.
I am having trouble with the raincoats on the market. I tried GIVI, Yamaha, and ARAI, and all of them leak in water after a short while. It always starts with the pants, then it starts leaking from the jacket zipper. Are there any brands that can last much longer, I find they all leak after about 20 to 30 wears.
 

gunnerzz

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gunnerzz

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Gunnerzz, since you are one of the active motorcyclist here, I need some advise.
I am having trouble with the raincoats on the market. I tried GIVI, Yamaha, and ARAI, and all of them leak in water after a short while. It always starts with the pants, then it starts leaking from the jacket zipper. Are there any brands that can last much longer, I find they all leak after about 20 to 30 wears.
My previous set of Givi last for about 3 years. The pants starts to leak and I decided to buy a new Givi set early this year? The jacket is in great shape and i gave it to my brother.

My new Givi set got the pants leaking on the 2nd usage. I checked and discover its leaking from the waterproof tape used at the stiching seam. The leak is as usual at our critical/sensitive area or 'telur basah/adik kecut' as some rider calls it. I had to bought a new Givi pants only and its Ok till today. How many times i wear it? I dont count but i ride to work abt 97% of the time in a year.

I never had problem with leak from the zipper. Its like a double lock (velcro + zipper and folded over raincoat thing) so almost impossible for water to seep thru. BTW i bought a slightly bigger size as i carry backpack with laptop which needs to fit under the raincoat too.

On brands, another rider suggested Foxdry but i decided to stay with Givi. He claimed its as good as Givi in keeping u dry but lighter and better ventilated. He uses it almost everyday as he claimed its like a sweater and not like being inside an oven like when wearing Givi.
 
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Gunnerzz, since you are one of the active motorcyclist here, I need some advise.
I am having trouble with the raincoats on the market. I tried GIVI, Yamaha, and ARAI, and all of them leak in water after a short while. It always starts with the pants, then it starts leaking from the jacket zipper. Are there any brands that can last much longer, I find they all leak after about 20 to 30 wears.
Can consider Xdot too. Though mine is still 1 year old, no problems to speak of.
 
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gunnerzz

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Update on My EX5. New parts went on the bike. Both are wear and tear parts.
The first one is a new set of rims ( never know that rims can be a wear and tear part). I did not change it for looks but the rear bearing housing is worn out and causing the wheel to wobble which is not good especially when taking corners on uneven road. Yes temporary fix can be done by using a sheet of aluminum from any drink can but I have been on that temporary fix for more than a year and the housing is now worn out beyond that. Short conversation with my regular mech reveal that even branded sport rim suffer form similar problem after certain period of time. Considering my previous set or normal brand rim last me more than 5 or 6 years, I decided to opt for middle range product.
Initially when changing the rims I decided to keep the Maxxis Diamond on the rear as it still got some life left. However, the tire decided to pick up a small sharp piece of metal on the 2nd day I use the new rims so might as well change to new tire. Was considering the Pirelli Diablo Rosso to match the front but change my mind and go for Corsa Sport Rain.

Why Corsa Sport Rain? Its because I am a daily rider to work regardless of weather. I have experienced the Sport Rain on my brother's bike and I must say its gripping better than Maxxis Diamond in both wet and dry. Diablo Rosso provide excellent grip in dry but never felt comfortable or confidence in the rain. I will still keep the Diablo Rosso on the front as its still acceptable for me with not much load at the front fork unlike the rear tire. How good is the Diablo Rosso? If u are using it on a kapchai, the tire will laugh at you when you are leaning down at corner and said to you "itu je ke boss?" What the Diablo Ross and Sport Rain had in common is that both tire had the capability to throw pebbles in the face of the rider behind you.

Will upload picture soon as the forum seems to be having issue with uploading pictures.
 
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gunnerzz

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gunnerzz

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Corsa Sport Rain...as the name suggest, its made for wet surface. However dont be fooled by the name, this tire is also good in dry.

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This is how the thread looks like. The compound is softer than my previous Maxxis Diamond, that could be the reason of much better grip in the dry.

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My new rims. Yoshipower brand. Those with eagle eyes will notice oil stain on the plywood used as sacrifice layer whenever i park the bike using the double stand. Nope, my bike is not leaking, the leak was fixed not too long ago by replacing the seals on the magnet cover/left engine cover. The seal comes as a kit for whatever parts that uses o-ring and other type of seals at the cover. Even more eagle eyed readers will notice my side stand is equipped with a rubber pad (bought at shopee). This way it wont damage the tile whenever i uses the stand to park in my porch.

And yes, i know my bike is dirty. Told u guys i ride everyday regardless of weather right.
 
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alcyon

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alcyon

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Corsa Sport Rain...as the name suggest, its made for wet surface. However dont be fooled by the name, this tire is also good in dry.

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This is how the thread looks like. The compound is softer than my previous Maxxis Diamond, that could be the reason of much better grip in the dry.

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My new rims. Yoshipower brand. Those with eagle eyes will notice oil stain on the plywood used as sacrifice layer whenever i park the bike using the double stand. Nope, my bike is not leaking, the leak was fixed not too long ago by replacing the seals on the magnet cover/left engine cover. The seal comes as a kit for whatever parts that uses o-ring and other type of seals at the cover. Even more eagle eyed readers will notice my side stand is equipped with a rubber pad (bought at shopee). This way it wont damage the tile whenever i uses the stand to park in my porch.

And yes, i know my bike is dirty. Told u guys i ride everyday regardless of weather right.
Its ok for bike to be dirty. My Ex-5 is my sacrificial transport. I only maintain it enough so that it is safe and reliable to ride. It doesnt look pretty with the cracked and faded fairings.