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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-20-2015, 03:52 PM
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Posted By happyclam
cool, thanks, i'll check it out.

cool, thanks, i'll check it out.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-19-2015, 05:18 PM
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Posted By happyclam
Love your bike! Is that a gsxr muffler?

Love your bike! Is that a gsxr muffler?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-17-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 60,780
Posted By happyclam
vstrom beak

i think the beak looks ridiculous. Sorta like the road runner character.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-17-2015, 05:35 PM
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Posted By happyclam
Check out wolfman. I have the enduro lite on both...

Check out wolfman. I have the enduro lite on both my vstrom and ta. Fits nice, expandable. They make bigger ones as well. Got both of mine through the flea over time. Had the smallest one on my...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-27-2014, 03:58 PM
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Posted By happyclam
Hey Ladder, Finally took a look at valve plunger(...

Hey Ladder, Finally took a look at valve plunger( right 1) and yes it does have a seal at the end that looks fine. I never looked that closely with the right light. Anyway still at a loss. She...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-21-2014, 05:12 PM
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Posted By happyclam
Everything slides pretty well. Thanks for the...

Everything slides pretty well. Thanks for the input. I answered questions above but didn't highlite them correctly.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-19-2014, 05:56 PM
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Posted By happyclam
choke issues

Ok, My choke has never worked great and seems to have progressively gotten worse in the last few months. I took the carb apart again last week, cleaned everything i could, boiled the carb in simple...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-15-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5,223
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Posted By happyclam
Eek +1, and I keep coming back., still not sure why...

+1, and I keep coming back., still not sure why...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-06-2014, 06:07 PM
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Posted By happyclam
Wicked Hey Sparke, After you get her together, give me a...

Hey Sparke, After you get her together, give me a call and I'll test ride her for ya.Cheers... Jeff. I'll even let you follow me on the first generation ta...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-26-2014, 01:08 PM
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Posted By happyclam
Thanks Jim; RIP

I remember when his house burned down last year. He said at least he saved the important things: wife, dog, 2 motos including 1 transalp...:bow
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2014, 02:06 PM
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Posted By happyclam
Beautiful...., Had to respond. Been trying to...

Beautiful...., Had to respond. Been trying to hold off to catch up on this wonderful thread. Best reading I've done in a while....way to go Reaver.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-04-2014, 12:10 PM
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Posted By happyclam
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/04/561fcc7...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/04/561fcc7884f716d1b5923559e2ed379c.jpgpic of my sunrise red rattle can crash bars.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-27-2014, 05:21 PM
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Posted By happyclam
agm battery

OK, Sorry for the quick writeup. Using my phone/tapatalk for the photo, it's too small for all the details. Anyway, bought it at battery warehouse here in Westminster, Md. 410-876-7188.$79.99 + tax....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-24-2014, 06:32 PM
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Posted By happyclam
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/24/d02f708...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/24/d02f7085a647a0b7dd9c1536797ab022.jpg new battery, $80., fit right in, maintenance free, better start amps.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-10-2014, 04:06 PM
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Posted By happyclam
Test pic[emoji2] ...

Test pic[emoji2]
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/10/7ce45c800eaf8945651e07ab1854d7b1.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-07-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17,519
Views: 5,267,350
Posted By happyclam
Thanks again Gummie, Called a nearby battery...

Thanks again Gummie, Called a nearby battery warehouse today. They said they had a couple of types, maintenance free for around $75. Think one was dex something. I'll check out ebay. I've cleaned all...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-06-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17,519
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Posted By happyclam
thanks gummie and gssp750. I checked the volts,...

thanks gummie and gssp750. I checked the volts, it was 12.2, thought that should be fine. Swapped out my vstrom battery and everththing lit up. So looks like the battery. I did add distilled h20 and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-04-2014, 08:13 PM
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Posted By happyclam
electrical issue

Ok Gurus, Went to start my ta (roxie) today, heard a little click then nothing, no lights, nothing. Figured battery, right? She's been sitting for a few weeks and wasn't ridden much before that. I do...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-16-2014, 06:03 PM
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Posted By happyclam
I've got 1. Changed out to xrl setup. Pm me..

I've got 1. Changed out to xrl setup. Pm me..
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-11-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,611
Posted By happyclam
Awesome, I'm gonna copy you.. My dog "stella"...

Awesome, I'm gonna copy you.. My dog "stella" thanks you. Whats undernieth for structure?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-06-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By happyclam
might be the shifter itself. Happened to me and I...

might be the shifter itself. Happened to me and I couldn't shift out of 2nd. Just needed to lube shifter/axle. Some guys actually weld on a grease nipple for this problem. Couple drops of oil and I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-03-2014, 03:56 PM
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Posted By happyclam
COOL... I'm on it.

COOL... I'm on it.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-03-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By happyclam
You should call Ricor. Nothing better than the...

You should call Ricor. Nothing better than the source. If you have a center stand, makes it easier to turn spring load nut.( take stress off spring).
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-01-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 17,519
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Posted By happyclam
Hey Mark, No i didn't use a heat gun. Probably...

Hey Mark, No i didn't use a heat gun. Probably would have made it easier. But i wanted to do it in my living room while i was hanging out with the kids. Took 2 nights, and a little cussing( after...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-01-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17,519
Views: 5,267,350
Posted By happyclam
thanks, ill check it out. It seems some people...

thanks, ill check it out. It seems some people can use their phone directly to the site. Just a guess though....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-30-2014, 07:58 PM
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Posted By happyclam
seat recover

Finally acquired a original seat.( thanks Santa). Bought some moto vinyl from diyupholsterysupply.com. All sport electric blue. Turned out nice. Just stretched and stapled till I got it right. Used...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-12-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,788
Posted By happyclam
At this point I'm keeping both. Don't want to...

At this point I'm keeping both. Don't want to give the wee away, can't part with the ta. So... the shocks will have to wait. Did get a new/old seat and recovered it. I'll post some up to date pics...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-25-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,788
Posted By happyclam
Hey Boon Booni, I here ya. I've done just about...

Hey Boon Booni, I here ya. I've done just about everything you did to your strom to mine. Still need a rear shock. Made the mistake of taking her out for a 2 hr. spin today, fell in love all over...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-22-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,788
Posted By happyclam
WOW Guys, your not making this any easier. O.K. ...

WOW Guys, your not making this any easier. O.K. I already put on xr650 forks with stainless brake line..better travel, feels acceptable, but if I keep her i'll add supermoto disk and much better...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,848
Posted By happyclam
Plus 1. sold mine.

Plus 1. sold mine.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-20-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,788
Posted By happyclam
well said. I took my 12 year old daughter on back...

well said. I took my 12 year old daughter on back to back rides on both. i asked which 1 do you like better. she said i don't know. I said it's like comparing apples with oranges. She said, " I like...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-20-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,788
Posted By happyclam
That's the plan, another easy $700plus.

That's the plan, another easy $700plus.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-20-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,788
Posted By happyclam
I've been trying to, but the wife doesn't want to...

I've been trying to, but the wife doesn't want to hear it. That's how I got the 2nd bike to start with...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-19-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,788
Posted By happyclam
It is, but I've been lucky so far. Most you can...

It is, but I've been lucky so far. Most you can get or substitute something else, thanks to the modifications thread, etc.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-19-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,788
Posted By happyclam
Your dead on. I wish I could afford the tiger....

Your dead on. I wish I could afford the tiger. I'd trade both bikes for 1. I keep saying if I could combine these two I'd have the perfect bike....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-19-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,788
Posted By happyclam
Cheers Mark, Your right again...I just appreciate...

Cheers Mark, Your right again...I just appreciate other inmates point of view...These decisions can be anguishing.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-19-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,788
Posted By happyclam
Just because of the age, the vstrom feels...

Just because of the age, the vstrom feels bulletproof. The TA hasn't stranded me yet.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-18-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,788
Posted By happyclam
sell transalp or wee?

O.k, so I've pondered this for over a year. I bought the wee cause I couldn't justify 3k for an old TA. Then I picked up a "project" TA that's turned out pretty nice. Truth is I can't afford to keep...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-01-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5,223
Views: 943,723
Posted By happyclam
thanks for this link.

thanks for this link.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-15-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 17,519
Views: 5,267,350
Posted By happyclam
Hey Norcal, Sorry to here about your situation....

Hey Norcal, Sorry to here about your situation. After all those miles and all you input, here, and on the other site I can't imagine you'll stray far. I have both the wee and ta as well. Can't...
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