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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-23-2015, 03:42 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
Would you run at idle speed for the entire time...

Would you run at idle speed for the entire time or occasionally bump the rpm up?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-23-2015, 11:49 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Thanks. In hindsight I should have tracked...

Thanks.

In hindsight I should have tracked down an 89/90 engine from Europe ... even with freight and exchange I think I would have been further ahead money wise. Just kept telling myself "labour...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-23-2015, 11:40 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
It's alive!

Still have a few small things to do before road worthy again but happy that it started and ran.

Couldn't figure out how to embed video from my photo bucket account. Link should direct to first...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-22-2015, 10:26 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Couple weekends ago I was able to wrestle the...

Couple weekends ago I was able to wrestle the engine back into the frame. Was a bit of a task for one person but doable with a combination of jacks and curse words.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 04:21 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Touratech has a shift lever...

Touratech has a shift lever (http://shop.touratech-canada.com/gear-lever-honda-africa-twin-all-years-and-transalp-up-to-2006.html)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-09-2015, 03:19 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Remembered to take them both out. :wink: Was...

Remembered to take them both out. :wink: Was happy that I had no parts left over after putting it all together.
Forum: Canada 05-07-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By R_Rick
My advice if you can only do one route: pick one...

My advice if you can only do one route: pick one then come back next year for the other :D Both routes have some very scenic sections and nice towns.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-07-2015, 09:22 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Managed to find some time this week to button my...

Managed to find some time this week to button my engine back up.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b377/Dogastrophe/B32C47D2-7913-40D8-AF77-A40BE40720BD.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-23-2015, 04:05 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
This is correct. The 87's does not have the side...

This is correct. The 87's does not have the side stand switch.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-21-2015, 11:27 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
There is nothing special/unique about them - go...

There is nothing special/unique about them - go to the closest auto parts store and buy a 12V flasher relay (2-pin, 23w, I believe).
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-21-2015, 05:45 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
I didn't find the factory manual was much help...

I didn't find the factory manual was much help either. It showed one ring with a trapezoidal cross section which neither had. I ended up damaging one ring when I pulled the cylinder off / slipped...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-19-2015, 10:51 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Thanks. My google-fu was pretty weak this...

Thanks. My google-fu was pretty weak this morning.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-19-2015, 06:05 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Show us your TransAlp modifications!

I'm putting my engine back together and have a question regarding the order of the rings. When I look at both manuals I have, they show one ring with a tapered edge the other with a square edge. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-25-2015, 04:23 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Russ, I've used the following for some of...

Russ,

I've used the following for some of the hard to get 87 parts (such as front sprocket retainer plate)

https://www.davidsilverspares.co.uk/ or https://www.davidsilverspares.com/ (I always...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2015, 04:08 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Sprockets I use don't have the rubber so can't...

Sprockets I use don't have the rubber so can't really advise on best way to get it to work. Can you slide the sprocket in any further so you can get the retainer in position then pull back to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-22-2015, 03:22 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
Once you have the sprocket on, line the retainer...

Once you have the sprocket on, line the retainer up with shaft. Once it clears the spines on the shaft you can turn it to line up with the bolt holes in the sprocket.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-17-2015, 04:30 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
It's not uncommon for the rims to decay...

It's not uncommon for the rims to decay particularly around the the spoke holes.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-15-2015, 02:58 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
Ya, that'll do it too. Glad you have it all...

Ya, that'll do it too. Glad you have it all sorted.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-15-2015, 04:12 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Kill switch?

Kill switch?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-11-2015, 07:00 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Looks good! (nice to see a Thunderbird in there...

Looks good! (nice to see a Thunderbird in there as well)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-09-2015, 04:46 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
On this topic, has anyone tried using one of the...

On this topic, has anyone tried using one of the rubber type well nuts for this application? Wonder if they would work better than JB Weld & expanding metal ones? I usually have to re-glue the nut...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-08-2015, 01:42 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
Same here - all mine have JB Weld holding the...

Same here - all mine have JB Weld holding the well nuts in place. rotorhead, looks like you'll need to do a bit of surgery on the top right hole, but, as majority of plastic is still there, should...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-18-2015, 11:37 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Can't have too many pictures of mod's! Post...

Can't have too many pictures of mod's! Post away. What can you tell us about the headlights?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-17-2015, 11:49 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
2-up comfort

Hi folks, I suppose I could have searched through this thread for an answer but laziness has gotten the best of me today. Current ride is an 87 Transalp which I'm planning to relegate to an around...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,922
Posted By R_Rick
Few threads scattered through the site (quite a...

Few threads scattered through the site (quite a few are in regionals)
I think this is the latest one: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=934720


As an fyi, you'll find searching...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-04-2015, 12:27 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
Go to Honda and buy the oem one (about $10). It...

Go to Honda and buy the oem one (about $10). It will make your life much easier .. you may want to use wobble adapter / 17mm socket, and tears of a unicorn, etc to get to the front one.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-02-2015, 03:10 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
Few comments below

Few comments below
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2015, 04:52 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
I sent them off a note about possibly making a...

I sent them off a note about possibly making a couple of custom ones
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-28-2015, 11:19 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
I haven't ruled out that option if all else...

I haven't ruled out that option if all else fails. I did find a company who will do custom and may contact them to get the details. I'f I go that route I'll send them one of the valves to copy...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 05:44 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
Hey guys, just wanted to throw a long shot...

Hey guys, just wanted to throw a long shot request out. I am on the look out for 2 exhaust valves (pn 14721-MF5-010) for my 87 Transalp. From what I understand, these valves were also used in the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-27-2015, 03:20 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
So I still haven't had any success finding a...

So I still haven't had any success finding a couple of exhaust valves for my 87. After managing to get all the carbon build up off them, found that the faces(?) were pitted on both valves (as were...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-11-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 17,884
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Posted By R_Rick
They are showing different part numbers (and one...

They are showing different part numbers (and one doesn't supersede the other) so something has changed. What changed I don't know.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-11-2015, 06:18 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
The 88 cam is same as the 87. If you are ever...

The 88 cam is same as the 87. If you are ever looking for diff parts, this is a fantastic site for cross referencing parts between years: http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-xl600_model363/ They often will...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-11-2015, 05:15 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Yup, they are pretty beat up. Surprisingly, they...

Yup, they are pretty beat up. Surprisingly, they were sealing alright, at least in terms of sealing air when I did my testing. I suspect they had a few periods of being stuck open due to all the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-10-2015, 08:26 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Spend a couple hours over the last two weekends...

Spend a couple hours over the last two weekends cleaning the carbon deposits from the heads. Used Simply Green, brass brush, nylon brush on my dremel, and some elbow grease.

Before:
Front...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-05-2015, 01:02 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
I'll see if I can find out the dia of the 89...

I'll see if I can find out the dia of the 89 valves. I didn't figure they changed it as the guides used didn't change nor did the specs for guide to valve / shaft dia but do get your point. The...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-05-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17,884
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Posted By R_Rick
I've looked at this in the past. Unfortunately...

I've looked at this in the past. Unfortunately it only tells what's new but not what's "new" about it. i.e. did the material used change or did the sizing change.

The exhaust valve was used on...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-05-2015, 08:42 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
The keepers (cotters) and the bottom spring seat...

The keepers (cotters) and the bottom spring seat are same so will plan to reuse. The top retainer is different so am thinking that the valve may have a different groove (?)

Does anyone have an...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-05-2015, 05:30 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Thanks for the links. Unfortunately, shipping...

Thanks for the links. Unfortunately, shipping costs kill any good deal I could get.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-05-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 17,884
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Posted By R_Rick
Ex Valves

As I've mentioned in prior posts, the exhaust valves on the 87 are NLA and my normal sources (David Silver UK and CMS Netherlands) do not have.

The ex. valves on the 87 and 89+ have the same shaft...
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