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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-27-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 25,042
Posted By robberst
Here was a new motorcycling experience for me.......

Here was a new motorcycling experience for me.... Hail

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn74/robberst/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpscvet3bmv.jpg

This morning I ran down to Fargo to try on some...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-26-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 25,042
Posted By robberst
It doesn't creep forward when in gear or shift...

It doesn't creep forward when in gear or shift hard from neutral to any gear.

I won't rule that out though as it certainly fits the problem. I'll double check..
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-26-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 25,042
Posted By robberst
At 107,000 miles and here's the latest issue I...

At 107,000 miles and here's the latest issue I could use a little help with.

After getting thoroughly warmed up, my 2004 DL650 won't idle properly. If I pull the clutch lever while it is in any...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-05-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,594
Posted By robberst
I see it's been well over a year since I posted...

I see it's been well over a year since I posted anything.

The Indian has made small progress. This motorcycle was was made into a chopper in the 60's and while I'm trying to make it look...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,993
Posted By robberst
All DL650s came with fuel injection My 2004...

All DL650s came with fuel injection

My 2004 has 105,000 miles.

Had to do some engine work around 80,000 miles because I didn't get the airbox sealed up properly
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-02-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 25,042
Posted By robberst
Well it took all 20 years of my experience of...

Well it took all 20 years of my experience of being a professional mechanic and airplane electrician to figure this one out.........

Drum roll.......



Battery is bad.


:doh
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-01-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 25,042
Posted By robberst
A bad ground connection is the most logical...

A bad ground connection is the most logical explanation.

I always seem to jump to the worst things I can think of. I have my ignition switch, starter switch and engine stop switch cleaned up...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-01-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 25,042
Posted By robberst
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn74/robberst/M...

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn74/robberst/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsfdszxpkx.jpg

Seems that the 98 ohms of resistance is not a problem. There is a 98.6 ohm resistor in the switch...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-01-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 25,042
Posted By robberst
two weeks ago I loaded up the V-strom and headed...

two weeks ago I loaded up the V-strom and headed to Dallas TX for a week.
The new shock and swingarm bearings were a huge improvement.
Strong winds and 85 mph on the interstate through North and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-19-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By robberst
There are many things that can cause it not to...

There are many things that can cause it not to idle besides needing a top end overhaul. Even just a simple low idle setting. Mine will not idle reliably below 1300 RPM

It does seems suspicious...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-11-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By robberst
It's been a while since I had mine apart....... ...

It's been a while since I had mine apart.......




But as I recall the only fuel line on the right side of the bike is on the fuel rail. I don't think there would be any way to replace it...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-17-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 145,668
Posted By robberst
This is mostly just noise from the peanut...

This is mostly just noise from the peanut gallery, but......It might be worthwhile to take 1/2 hour, find an old socket, get out the dremel tool and grind a tool to fit.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-15-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 25,042
Posted By robberst
I was just reading about Kith and his 2003...

I was just reading about Kith and his 2003 V-strom above. Wow! That is some astounding mileage! It would take me 30 years to pile on that many miles. I appear to be a little harder on my...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-12-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 25,042
Posted By robberst
The $20 ebay shock link arrived, along with the...

The $20 ebay shock link arrived, along with the other parts I've ordered.

Cleaned up the shock link bearings and repacked them with grease. It looks really good.
I pressed the new bearings...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-08-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 25,042
Posted By robberst
While it may not be everyones idea of fun, ...

While it may not be everyones idea of fun, taking a look at them is a good plan. Hopefully your bearings won't be as bad and neglected as mine.

The steering bearings are pretty easy to do. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-02-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 25,042
Posted By robberst
winter maintenance has commenced. The...

winter maintenance has commenced.

The Suzuki is still at about 102,000 miles. Projects for this winter besides a normal servicing:

Front fork oil.
Check and repack steering bearings...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 5,224
Views: 958,810
Posted By robberst
Heated Vest

I was also interested if the Sherpa could handle a vest so I got out my fluke meter and measured

Tourmaster synergy vest
It draws:
Low = 2 amps
Med = 3 amps
Hi = 4 amps

My thermostat...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-22-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 25,042
Posted By robberst
Okay here are the purchases I made to do the...

Okay here are the purchases I made to do the engine work.

Used parts from Ebay:

2 cam chains
2 chain guides
2 cam chain tensioners
------- $25

1 Alternator Magneto Rotor
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-08-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,781
Posted By robberst
2004 with 102K miles I average 45 mpg...

2004 with 102K miles

I average 45 mpg commuting and about 50 on trips. I run it until the last bar starts flashing and look for fuel within the next 20 miles. My fuel gauge has been consistent...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By robberst
Don't know what a dealer would charge. I did it...

Don't know what a dealer would charge. I did it myself on my 1999 model and it was $150-$250 for the bearing, gaskets oil and making a bearing puller to do the job.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-06-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 25,042
Posted By robberst
Yep that about sums it up. I bought used cam...

Yep that about sums it up.
I bought used cam chains/guides/tensioners off a 9000 mile SV650
Also a alternator magneto off that same SV. My magnets were fractured.

Also in the entire 100,000...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-06-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 25,042
Posted By robberst
Okay, one last little bit of the v-strom story...

Okay, one last little bit of the v-strom story before this thread heads back into the bowels of ADVrider.

Almost exactly 5 years ago this whole story really got under way. UND Aerospace got a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-06-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 25,042
Posted By robberst
Yep I'm in the Grand Forks area. I work at the...

Yep I'm in the Grand Forks area. I work at the Grand Forks airport, but live Northwest 35 miles or so. Most people think it's a wretched place to live. Ends up, I like it here. My 35 mile...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-05-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 25,042
Posted By robberst
I love the Alfa Berlina. I would have...

I love the Alfa Berlina.

I would have much preferred a sedan like that or a GTV, but the spider is what I found. I bought it as a project to get my three boys involved in working on a car. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-05-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 25,042
Posted By robberst
The guy that flew the Zero up to Grand Forks said...

The guy that flew the Zero up to Grand Forks said the aluminium skin on it was only .016 inches. you can see under the canopy the ripples and dents from getting in and out.


While I've...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-05-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 25,042
Posted By robberst
Ha! I do still have the Alfa and still drive it...

Ha! I do still have the Alfa and still drive it in the winter. No salt here and it's still rust free. This past winter I quit driving it when the temp dropped below 0 degrees F. It doesn't...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-05-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 25,042
Posted By robberst
I think I will stick with the v-strom for a while...

I think I will stick with the v-strom for a while yet. I do keep thinking of getting something different, but I can't even figure out what that would be.
Here's what I want:

60 miles per...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-05-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 25,042
Posted By robberst
Yesterday I zipped down to the Triumph/Indian...

Yesterday I zipped down to the Triumph/Indian dealer in Fargo, ND to check out the new Scout. Wasn't able to ride it, just sit on it and hear it run. I'm not sure about it.

Anyway on the way...
Forum: Road Warriors 08-10-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,590
Posted By robberst
I'd also vote for the sportster. Although I...

I'd also vote for the sportster. Although I expect the other two air cooled ones would also be easy to work on.

In truth the only one I've worked on is the DL650. I've done all the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-03-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,098
Posted By robberst
I have an older v-strom but I've used a Wolfman...

I have an older v-strom but I've used a Wolfman Explorer Lite tankbag since I bought it new(10 years). The strap system on it is very secure and can easily be adapted to any bike. It's worth a look...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-26-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By robberst
Okay This morning I read your posts on...

Okay
This morning I read your posts on stromtrooper.
At 80,some thousand miles my DL was burning a quart of oil every 600-1000 miles. That's why I tore the engine apart. Replacing the rings...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-25-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By robberst
Hey A little over a year ago I had very...

Hey

A little over a year ago I had very noise cam chains as well. I also had some major oil burning which is why I tore my engine apart. Here's a link to what I did:
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-19-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,924
Posted By robberst
I have a 2004 dl650. I purchased the madstad...

I have a 2004 dl650.

I purchased the madstad bracket, but ultimately I got rid of the buffeting with a different helmet.

I started out with a cheap fulmer helmet.....bad buffeting
Then a shoei...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-17-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,259
Posted By robberst
Let's see since 1998 1. 1967 Honda...

Let's see
since 1998

1. 1967 Honda CL125. Fixed it and learned to ride on. I put about 5000 miles on it and sold it to a friend that still rides it.
2. 1973 Honda CB350F. I rode it...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,027
Posted By robberst
I found the IRC GP110 to work very well for me as...

I found the IRC GP110 to work very well for me as a 50/50 tire on a KTM 640.

My unpaved riding is a lot of sandy, loose gravel and grassland in the wide open areas of North Dakota and eastern...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-11-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,622
Posted By robberst
I've only owned 3 motorcycles in my 20 years or...

I've only owned 3 motorcycles in my 20 years or so of riding so take this with a grain of salt .
73 cb350four
04 Dl650
99 Ktm 640A



Yes. Seems to me that's exactly what the bike...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-27-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,202
Posted By robberst
Suzuki TU250?

Suzuki TU250?
Forum: Old's Cool 02-27-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 26,357
Posted By robberst
I'm afraid I don't know. To be honest I'm not...

I'm afraid I don't know. To be honest I'm not very knowledgeable on the C105 other than that I have one. Perhaps someone else can chime in on this.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 26,357
Posted By robberst
I didn't start riding motorcycles until I was...

I didn't start riding motorcycles until I was introduced to them by my wife's family.

My first bike was a 1967 CL125. Followed by a CB350Four

Here's one I dragged out of the barn and got...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-24-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 25,042
Posted By robberst
It always surprises me, how many people have some...

It always surprises me, how many people have some sort of a connection with UND.

I went to school there too. Graduated with a degree in physics, but have stayed for 16 years now working as a...
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