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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-31-2015, 12:10 AM
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Posted By jwb
There is a metal guide behind the alternator. ...

There is a metal guide behind the alternator. Wiggle the blade around, or take off the alternator.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-27-2015, 01:01 PM
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Posted By jwb
RTV isn't intended for use in contact with fuel,...

RTV isn't intended for use in contact with fuel, though, and there's plenty of fuel vapors coming up out of the carbs. Maybe that's what erodes this joint over time.

I put a fat bead of RTV on...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-23-2015, 07:41 PM
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Posted By jwb
My air chamber has a crack in it where it meets...

My air chamber has a crack in it where it meets the carb intake boot, right in exactly the same place that this random picture from ebay is cracked:

http://rottisbikestube.de/ebay/M131-o_o373.JPG...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-23-2015, 06:00 PM
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Posted By jwb
Make sure the battery has water in it too!

Make sure the battery has water in it too!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-18-2015, 08:41 AM
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Posted By jwb
What's your goal? Queiter? Warmer? ...

What's your goal? Queiter? Warmer? Better-looking?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-18-2015, 08:14 AM
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Posted By jwb
What a great job! What bike donated the forks?

What a great job! What bike donated the forks?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 10:20 AM
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Posted By jwb
Engine Ice is 100% snake oil. In steady state...

Engine Ice is 100% snake oil. In steady state operating conditions, that is after the engine is warmed up, the heat removed by the water jacket is controlled exclusively by the amount of air flowing...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 07:52 AM
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Posted By jwb
You could measure your oil temperature to find...

You could measure your oil temperature to find out if it would be beneficial. There are oil temperature probes that screw in to the filler port / dipstick, like this one from XRs Only...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 07:47 AM
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Posted By jwb
With the DCT you could put the rear brake on the...

With the DCT you could put the rear brake on the handlebar where it belongs.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-11-2015, 10:48 PM
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Posted By jwb
The old and the new

The other day I was out riding Walker Ridge Road in Lake County, California when I passed a gentleman exuberantly riding a CB500X, on street tires, in the other direction. We stopped for a chat and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-11-2015, 10:29 PM
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Posted By jwb
Is yours running hot? Only the RD04 (750cc)...

Is yours running hot? Only the RD04 (750cc) Africa Twin has an oil cooler. It sounds to me like more leaks to fix and more junk to break off the machine when you crash it. That said I see no...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-08-2015, 10:52 PM
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Posted By jwb
Talking Don't forget to take that nail out of the cam...

Don't forget to take that nail out of the cam chain tensioner :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-21-2015, 03:57 PM
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Posted By jwb
The profile of the ring is too subtle to eyeball,...

The profile of the ring is too subtle to eyeball, you need machinist's tools to measure it or at least a very flat surface and a very square square. If the common service manual hadn't mentioned the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-20-2015, 07:34 PM
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Posted By jwb
Oh man. I spent HOURS puzzling over this,...

Oh man. I spent HOURS puzzling over this, because the Heynes manual give some incorrect information about the letters stamped on the rings. If you have that manual, IGNORE IT and use the factory...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-06-2015, 02:12 PM
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Posted By jwb
You could probably convince me to attend such a...

You could probably convince me to attend such a thing. Not that weekend though; I got a 100-mile bicycle ride that weekend. Just about any other weekend though and I love Bodie.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-25-2015, 08:58 PM
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Posted By jwb
Stupid dual-spark ignition, hiding what would...

Stupid dual-spark ignition, hiding what would otherwise be obvious problems!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-16-2015, 05:32 PM
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Posted By jwb
ORLY. When I glanced at it I saw no holes.

ORLY. When I glanced at it I saw no holes.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-15-2015, 04:20 PM
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Posted By jwb
It's also a classic Transalp blunder to hook up...

It's also a classic Transalp blunder to hook up the vacuum to the useless pin on the petcock instead of on the valve port. Why that thing exists we may never find out.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-15-2015, 04:19 PM
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Posted By jwb
Yep, you gave it away when you said no gas in...

Yep, you gave it away when you said no gas in float bowls. If that's true, it doesn't matter what else is wrong with your bike. You have to fix that before it will run!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-11-2015, 01:38 PM
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Posted By jwb
Looks great, I really like it. Would you comment...

Looks great, I really like it. Would you comment on your front fairing (from tank to radiator)? Is it sheet metal?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-08-2015, 08:30 PM
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Posted By jwb
The 5mm body nuts are of the expanding type.

The 5mm body nuts are of the expanding type.
Forum: Vendors 03-07-2015, 04:40 PM
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Posted By jwb
Greetings! I promised pictures but I don't have...

Greetings! I promised pictures but I don't have any. I popped this light into my Transalp and it's great. Much brighter than I expected, far better than the stock light, even if not as crazy as...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-03-2015, 09:27 PM
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Posted By jwb
Wow I'm surprised you can get that seal out with...

Wow I'm surprised you can get that seal out with the engine together. Getting mine out was a pain in the ass, with the crankcase apart.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-01-2015, 06:16 PM
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Posted By jwb
Yeah, maybe you're on to something. I definitely...

Yeah, maybe you're on to something. I definitely didn't have the cams in wrong, seeing as how I rode the old bike out of the shop last week.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-22-2015, 08:30 PM
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Posted By jwb
Well you can probably use that Pelican top case...

Well you can probably use that Pelican top case as a life preserver if it comes to that? Nice bike(s?) by the way.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-22-2015, 02:21 PM
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Posted By jwb
Drought's over, eh?

Drought's over, eh?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-12-2015, 07:45 PM
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Posted By jwb
Why does the XL600V have the firing order and...

Why does the XL600V have the firing order and timing it has? It's unexpected, or I put mine together wrong. As I understand it, the front cylinder fires, then the rear cylinder fires 2/3rd of a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-08-2015, 02:07 PM
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Posted By jwb
This might give you some idea of what the seal...

This might give you some idea of what the seal saver product looks like in practice.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-08-2015, 02:04 PM
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Posted By jwb
One of the mechanics on staff at Scuderia (San...

One of the mechanics on staff at Scuderia (San Francisco) has a restored XR250L and whenever I see it I think the fork boots look like just the ticket. However I can't vouch for their diameter. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-06-2015, 01:07 PM
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Posted By jwb
This work was done by Engine Dynamics in...

This work was done by Engine Dynamics in Petaluma. If your interest lie in more general wrenching I enthusiastically recommend Moto Shop SF http://www.motoshopsf.com/ They have 8 lifts and all the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-06-2015, 09:08 AM
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Posted By jwb
No. I let the machine shop do what they wanted,...

No. I let the machine shop do what they wanted, being experts as they are. They replaced the guides and seals and cut the seats, kept the valves.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-05-2015, 06:29 PM
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Posted By jwb
Well the guys at the machine shop cleaned this...

Well the guys at the machine shop cleaned this head up nicely, if nothing else.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-05-2015, 10:31 AM
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Posted By jwb
On the other hand, I very much appreciate the...

On the other hand, I very much appreciate the narrow-angle V-twin on this bike compared to the right-angle engine in e.g. the DL650 or a Ducati.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-04-2015, 08:37 PM
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Posted By jwb
Adjusting the exhaust valve clearance on the...

Adjusting the exhaust valve clearance on the front cylinder also takes a bit of magic.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-28-2015, 07:09 AM
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Posted By jwb
You could have valves made. Various companies...

You could have valves made. Various companies make valve blanks. Anything with the right length and valve diameter should work. The stem diameter isn't even that important.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-21-2015, 06:56 PM
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Posted By jwb
Regarding my gear selector drum, it turns out...

Regarding my gear selector drum, it turns out that I had accidentally put one of the output shaft thrust washers on the selector drum's right-side boss, which made it a bit too wide of course, which...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 04:46 PM
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Posted By jwb
Maybe not liberal enough. I'll find out on...

Maybe not liberal enough. I'll find out on Wednesday when I get another time slot at the shop. The nice thing about the AT is the selector fork shaft, for whatever reason, is not screwed the the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 12:19 PM
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Posted By jwb
Well I might have the chance to think about it. ...

Well I might have the chance to think about it. Something's wrong with the way I put it back together; the selector drum won't move without an absurd force applied, so I must have put ???? in the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-16-2015, 09:34 AM
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Posted By jwb
The diameter on the crank ends and main bearings...

The diameter on the crank ends and main bearings was good, I didn't change them. I inspected the rods with plastigauge and they were fine too. Also rod-to-crank end clearance was fine. Basically I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-15-2015, 06:28 PM
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Posted By jwb
Hey, I bet at least a few of y'all might have...

Hey, I bet at least a few of y'all might have been wondering what happened to me after I said I was going to mail out some spare parts and whatnot. Well, I had some adventures involving a great deal...
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