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Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7,643
Views: 1,265,468
Posted By Japanviking
I would suggest checking the rocker arm bearings...

I would suggest checking the rocker arm bearings and the rocker shafts for wear. Any wear on these items would look like an increased valve clearance when measured.
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7,643
Views: 1,265,468
Posted By Japanviking
Have you checked the rocker arm bearings? They...

Have you checked the rocker arm bearings? They seem to develop a bit of play and could possibly create a ticking sound.
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7,643
Views: 1,265,468
Posted By Japanviking
I am wondering if the 14my and onwards front...

I am wondering if the 14my and onwards front light and mask is a straight fit on my 2009 400exc?

My front mask and light needs to be replaced and the newer versions seems to have a decent light...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 3,167
Views: 493,368
Posted By Japanviking
Deionized water is actually extremely corrosive...

Deionized water is actually extremely corrosive in combination with aluminum and copper.
NEVER use it any any type of car/bike applications where the internals aren't completely corrosive proof and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,355
Posted By Japanviking
The jetting info tells us nothing without...

The jetting info tells us nothing without information about the needle used.
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 26,466
Posted By Japanviking
I like them on my 400exc. Lasts and grip well on...

I like them on my 400exc. Lasts and grip well on dirt sand and mud. Evaporates quickly when used in rocky terrain though.
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7,643
Views: 1,265,468
Posted By Japanviking
Thanks a lot!

Thanks a lot!
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7,643
Views: 1,265,468
Posted By Japanviking
I have been searching online to find out the...

I have been searching online to find out the weight of a complete 400/450/530 engine. I have found a spare engine for my 400EXC and need to have it shipped to Japan.
Would help to know the weight.
...
Forum: Vendors 10-13-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,695
Posted By Japanviking
Any update on this? I just broke one of the...

Any update on this?
I just broke one of the buckles on my "old" design Toucan's and I am trying to find a replacement buckle.
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By Japanviking
Does the bike creep forward with the engine hot...

Does the bike creep forward with the engine hot and running in 1st gear when you pull the clutch in?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3,167
Views: 493,368
Posted By Japanviking
Haha, seems like the cam chain is the new FD...

Haha, seems like the cam chain is the new FD :lol3
Maybe design a transparent cap so it is visible while riding?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 3,167
Views: 493,368
Posted By Japanviking
Have done that, seems to help for a while but it...

Have done that, seems to help for a while but it starts to weep soon again.
Might need to reduce the level even further. Just surprised to have the issue at all.....Have owned 20 bikes and never had...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3,167
Views: 493,368
Posted By Japanviking
Done 30 000km's on my GS. Still have the annoying...

Done 30 000km's on my GS. Still have the annoying leaks from the clutch and brake fluid reservoirs. The Brake side is sweating a bit but the clutch is leaking enough to have oil run down the left...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,783
Posted By Japanviking
It doesn't take much oil to make it look like in...

It doesn't take much oil to make it look like in your picture.
If the FD still turns smooth and doesn't have any extra free play I would keep riding it. If the FD mechanically feels ok it is likely...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,474
Posted By Japanviking
I have the same issue. Clutch side is leaking...

I have the same issue. Clutch side is leaking quite a bit and the brake side is sweating a bit.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-12-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4,210
Views: 2,295,249
Posted By Japanviking
Nice to see that you are still out there Noah....

Nice to see that you are still out there Noah. Still brings a smile to my face when I think about the pile of empty beer cans we managed to build while you were here :freaky

Still enjoy your RR...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 450
Posted By Japanviking
1200GSW dyno run (video)

Put the bike on my friends new Dynojet dyno last weekend.
Happy to see it putting down 115hp at the rear wheel.

<iframe width="853" height="480" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Jt4Y4n2hipw"...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2,588
Views: 537,774
Posted By Japanviking
A freer flowing exhaust will not mean more...

A freer flowing exhaust will not mean more unburned fuel unless you change the fuel mapping.
I think most of the exhaust flappers mounted to cars and bikes are there to pass noise emissions. Noise...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3,167
Views: 493,368
Posted By Japanviking
My GSW pulled 219 kph (136mph) with a givi box...

My GSW pulled 219 kph (136mph) with a givi box mounted measured on the GPS.

Didn't seem to accelerate further after that.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3,167
Views: 493,368
Posted By Japanviking
Did you at least offer the poor guy a reacharound...

Did you at least offer the poor guy a reacharound for that price? :wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,799
Posted By Japanviking
So I am not alone with this problem. Will see...

So I am not alone with this problem. Will see what the dealer says.
Thanks for the info.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,799
Posted By Japanviking
GSW Leaking Clutch/Brake reservoirs

As the temperatures have reached the 35-40 degree range here in Tokyo I have noticed that both my front brake and clutch fluid reservoirs have a slight leak.

On the brake side it is just enough to...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,390
Posted By Japanviking
I have the Sony RX100 and I am very happy with...

I have the Sony RX100 and I am very happy with it. Recently used it at the Suzuka 8h race along with my Canon 1D and I was impressed by the performance of this little thing.

I think the Canon G15...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11,475
Views: 2,332,052
Posted By Japanviking
At almost 10k my clutch action has improved...

At almost 10k my clutch action has improved slightly. It used to be difficult to modulate when launching the bike from rpm's just above idle. A bit grabby at the beginning of the friction zone.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,710
Posted By Japanviking
2013 GSW requires brake fluid change on 10k service

According the the maintenance schedule the new GS requires a brake fluid change at 10k but not at 20k.

Does anyone know why this is called for?

Maintenance schedules can be found here:...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 11,475
Views: 2,332,052
Posted By Japanviking
Yep, any time spent in city traffic will set the...

Yep, any time spent in city traffic will set the bike on fire. I have been very lucky so far in heavy Tokyo traffic.:lol3
Will carry a fire extinguisher from now on..
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2013, 12:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,145
Posted By Japanviking
Seems like the bike is very sensitive to power...

Seems like the bike is very sensitive to power draw in places it isn't expected.
For the switched power I spliced into a cable fitted by my dealer. It runs from the under the ignition switch to a...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,145
Posted By Japanviking
Yes, taking the tank and airbox off added a lot...

Yes, taking the tank and airbox off added a lot of work to the install. With the airbox off I could put the cables in the stock cable trays which was good.
If I did this again I would leave the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,145
Posted By Japanviking
Finally mounted the lights on the bike yesterday....

Finally mounted the lights on the bike yesterday. I am using the three way switch to operate them since I couldn't figure out how to get a trigger from the high beam circuit.
Not sure it is even...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,145
Posted By Japanviking
I am away from home at the moment. The project...

I am away from home at the moment. The project will continue next week
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11,475
Views: 2,332,052
Posted By Japanviking
Have you been able to mount these on the new GSW?...

Have you been able to mount these on the new GSW?
I am in the process of adding some lights to my bike but it is not easy to find any connectors. Waiting for a tool to get the CV clamps off the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 3,167
Views: 493,368
Posted By Japanviking
I have the same issue with the high beam switch....

I have the same issue with the high beam switch. The new type of switch gear seems to be fragile. I also noticed that a few of the other buttons feel stiff after the bike has been wet.

This is...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,145
Posted By Japanviking
Thanks for the info. Will look for something...

Thanks for the info. Will look for something similar over here.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,145
Posted By Japanviking
This is what I tried today. Had the tank off but...

This is what I tried today. Had the tank off but needed to get the airbox off to get to the harness.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,145
Posted By Japanviking
Normal switched power is not an issue to find. I...

Normal switched power is not an issue to find. I want the lights to go on together with my high beam. Finding a good spot for that is not easy with the LED headlight.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,145
Posted By Japanviking
Thanks for the confirmation. I will at least get...

Thanks for the confirmation. I will at least get some regular clamps in case I cannot get these ones on again.

Another issue is to find a good place to trigger the Aux lights from the high beam....
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,145
Posted By Japanviking
Finally received my mounts and had another look...

Finally received my mounts and had another look at this today.
The airbox needs to come off to get access to the wiring. looks like there are no connectors between the handle bar switch and the main...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 04-27-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,357
Posted By Japanviking
I am sharing this frustration. NaviIV, Sena and...

I am sharing this frustration. NaviIV, Sena and Iphone 5.
Doesn't work very well. Tried many different ways if pairing the units but haven't found a way to make it work ok yet.

Right now I have...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,596
Posted By Japanviking
The plate looks nice but I fail to see what it...

The plate looks nice but I fail to see what it actually adds in functionality.

I was considering one of these to fit my Givi Maxia on the LC GS since the Givi rack can't be ordered yet.
What is...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,145
Posted By Japanviking
1200 GS LC access for wiring up lights?

Just wondering if anyone has taken their bike apart yet to wire up lights etc.
I am about to mount some LED lights from Cyclops motorsport. A glitch in the shipping made my mounts ship a couple of...
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