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Forum: Beasts 04-17-2014, 01:52 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
E-Bum, Are those casting "imperfections"...

E-Bum,

Are those casting "imperfections" small raised ridges or actual cracks. Hard to tell from the photo.

If they are ridges - you're OK. If cracks your should replace the part.

I'm...
Forum: Beasts 04-16-2014, 10:11 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Red, White and 2 Blues. The black hides your...

Red, White and 2 Blues.

The black hides your beautiful curves.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-16-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 12,898
Posted By Ladder106
Gate was closed on the BARF ride last Sunday. We...

Gate was closed on the BARF ride last Sunday. We were able to get a GS around the gate on the low (left side if riding west to east) side using two spotters. It looks a bit scary but is possible. ...
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13,383
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Posted By Ladder106
The RD03 paint design on the RD07 looks great. ...

The RD03 paint design on the RD07 looks great.

The bike is for sale but in Spain, correct?
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15,625
Views: 2,245,229
Posted By Ladder106
Many similarities between the pre 95 DR650 and...

Many similarities between the pre 95 DR650 and the DR750 frames. I'd bet it would fit. Dunno about the 96 and after dimensions.
Forum: Beasts 04-08-2014, 08:23 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Interesting..... That's a fork from a DR800...

Interesting.....

That's a fork from a DR800 (SR43) Suzuki. The DR750 (SR41/42) model had a smaller front disc.

I actually have one of those at the start of a frame up restoration project. ...
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2014, 02:22 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Many thanks for the correction. :thumb I had...

Many thanks for the correction. :thumb

I had all that info in a file somewhere but likely nuked it when cleaning house.
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16,524
Views: 4,593,560
Posted By Ladder106
MAYBE. Probabilities are that you can not. ...

MAYBE.

Probabilities are that you can not. Spacing for caliper mounts vary greatly on fork leg castings.

That might be easy to sort with a small adapter but then you also have to make...
Forum: Beasts 04-06-2014, 08:40 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Not as easy as it sounds.

(a) depends on the year and what you mean by "fit". Early model XL forks were 41 mm (IIRC) and shorter travel, later models were 43 mm and longer. The TA uses 41 mm forks so if they are that size...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 15,625
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Posted By Ladder106
Carb parts are easily sourced. Most O-ring seals...

Carb parts are easily sourced. Most O-ring seals are still available from Suzuki.

The grey plastic slide guides are available (and the O-ring on the bottom) from BMW ... from their Funduro model....
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 15,625
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Posted By Ladder106
Sounds like the fuel valve is off. Did you maybe...

Sounds like the fuel valve is off. Did you maybe forget something?
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2014, 04:17 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Your logic kinda took the long way 'round but you...

Your logic kinda took the long way 'round but you got there in the end.

Rear cylinder runs hotter (due to lack of airflow) and is jetted just a bit richer to compensate.

Give your carb...
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2014, 09:12 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Dunno but the number of sensors and feedback...

Dunno but the number of sensors and feedback systems necessary for good FI make it seem like a rather daunting task.

It's also interesting to read tests of the new FI bikes where the tester states...
Forum: Beasts 03-29-2014, 09:45 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
I think you'll find that you have to use the AT...

I think you'll find that you have to use the AT header pipes...or those from the Hawk. The TA exhaust ports are angled differently.

There are also ignition differences. Have you solved those?
...
Forum: Beasts 03-29-2014, 11:31 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
IIRC, two sockets with long extensions work just...

IIRC, two sockets with long extensions work just fine. No need to pull off the airbox.
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 08:42 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
The flat side of the sprocket should be placed...

The flat side of the sprocket should be placed toward the outside (left) of the bike......then the rubber damper ring and then the stamped steel retaining ring. If you do it the other way round the...
Forum: Beasts 03-29-2014, 08:27 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
On painting. K, You're not building a show...

On painting.

K, You're not building a show bike are you?. Think about how much of the AT engine is really visible when the bike is assembled.

While I do recommend removing all the oxidation...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,156
Posted By Ladder106
A surprisingly large riding area for such a tiny...

A surprisingly large riding area for such a tiny island. Mainly in the interior/mountain areas.

You may as well buy a Honda, though because your bike will be RED within 2 hours. The dirt there...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 08:46 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
I've had my 1982 GS 750 Suzuki Since May of 1982....

I've had my 1982 GS 750 Suzuki Since May of 1982. It's in excellent condition and I know I really should sell it.

But the thought of it being used by some university student to for commuting and...
Forum: Beasts 03-24-2014, 01:52 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
I think that is actually the way it works.

I think that is actually the way it works.
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2014, 07:59 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
......and....... Howzit run Rob??

......and.......

Howzit run Rob??
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 05:19 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Since I tend to develop emotional ties to my...

Since I tend to develop emotional ties to my motorcycles, I have a hard time understanding those that do not.

It's also not my intent to track or rationalize every sale of a DR750/800. We all...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,156
Posted By Ladder106
99

Interesting thread.

How 'bout 99,999.99 kilometers at 99 KPH.....in the dirt....this is ADVrider after all.

1990 AfricaTwin/Transalp hybrid.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2014, 06:08 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
I think you'd be better off with a Honda Transalp...

I think you'd be better off with a Honda Transalp or Africa Twin. Both would meet the parameters you set forth.
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2014, 07:55 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Well, that's at least a start. IHMO, the...

Well, that's at least a start.

IHMO, the mobile phone penalties should be exactly the same as driving drunk. Many studies have shown the correlation between the two.

But as everyone says, it's...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2014, 07:48 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Apologies for political digression.

Gotta find some way to pay for all that free health insurance, right ??

Meanwhile our "community organizer" and his group of grad students are still trying to understand why alienating all your...
Forum: Beasts 03-18-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16,524
Views: 4,593,560
Posted By Ladder106
What are the clamp/mounts on the forks originally...

What are the clamp/mounts on the forks originally from? Very nicely done.
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 10:03 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Photos of the plastic body parts, please. ...

Photos of the plastic body parts, please.

What part of the world are you in? Will have to calculate shipping costs.
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 07:43 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
You own more than one Big and all your bikes are...

You own more than one Big and all your bikes are beautiful.

How can you NOT be happy??:happay
Forum: Beasts 03-18-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16,524
Views: 4,593,560
Posted By Ladder106
You can also build a spacer for the rear shock...

You can also build a spacer for the rear shock spring and not replace the entire shock which is expensive and may not be the final shock you want if you are upgrading the front at some point.

In...
Forum: Beasts 03-17-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16,524
Views: 4,593,560
Posted By Ladder106
Mario. For a start, try increasing the...

Mario.

For a start, try increasing the preload on the rear spring until you get about 35-40 mm of suspension compression (sag) with you sitting on the bike.

Then measure the sag of the front...
Forum: Beasts 03-17-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16,524
Views: 4,593,560
Posted By Ladder106
Beautiful Transalp....my favorite year due to the...

Beautiful Transalp....my favorite year due to the updated front fairing.

Your rear caliper mounts to a bracket that is located on the rear axle. The Africa caliper has a bracket that slides into...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15,625
Views: 2,245,229
Posted By Ladder106
YIPPEE...another tire thread

What is available in your part of the world and for what price will vary greatly.

In the States, I've had really good luck with the Mich. T63s. They are still a knobby but work surprisingly well...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15,625
Views: 2,245,229
Posted By Ladder106
Thank You for the warning Stefan. I was...

Thank You for the warning Stefan.

I was worried about this when I read that the filter was paper and also foam....their description seemed very vague.
Forum: Beasts 03-17-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16,524
Views: 4,593,560
Posted By Ladder106
Welcome Mario, If your bike is still the...

Welcome Mario,

If your bike is still the PD06 model designation, then most of the modifications you see here (the ones from the USA) will also work on your bike.

Raising the front forks does...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 15,625
Views: 2,245,229
Posted By Ladder106
Grrrrr....People that buy nice bikes just to...

Grrrrr....People that buy nice bikes just to "flip" them should develop some unsightly facial tick so that no one will trust them again.
Forum: Beasts 03-16-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 16,524
Views: 4,593,560
Posted By Ladder106
I've used the HH pads for a year or...

I've used the HH pads for a year or more...sometimes really HARD.

No problems with warpage to date...

As always YMMV.
Forum: Beasts 03-16-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13,383
Views: 4,483,865
Posted By Ladder106
Perfect....do that. Dunno what I was thinking...

Perfect....do that. Dunno what I was thinking when I told you to fill first. If you do that it will take about 2 hours for the Intiminator to float down to the top of the damper rod.....sorry.
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15,625
Views: 2,245,229
Posted By Ladder106
So.....a virtual "smack on the wrist". I thought...

So.....a virtual "smack on the wrist". I thought it would be like that.

Until the EU and Rider Zero (or whatever) does something significant about mobile phone use and driving, they can stuff...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15,625
Views: 2,245,229
Posted By Ladder106
Way to go Lloyd.....I'm working on 37. The...

Way to go Lloyd.....I'm working on 37.

The secret is to understand that all females are crazy.

My Dad also gave me a bit of advice:

When getting married all women think that men will...
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