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Forum: Beasts 07-19-2013, 03:52 AM
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Posted By bartender
Front forks

I got an unexpected gift last week when a friend dropped by with a front end from a 1990 CR500. So now I have the forks, triples, brake, wheel, etc, and I was thinking of putting it on my TransAlp. ...
Forum: Beasts 05-11-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 16,524
Views: 4,595,098
Posted By bartender
Getting there

Well, between work, work, and building my friends' 77 KZ400, 78 XS750, and 78 XS650, I've been slowly chipping away at my TransAlp mods. Ran errands on her all day today, and have to say she rips!
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Forum: Beasts 04-21-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16,524
Views: 4,595,098
Posted By bartender
Thanks for looking, but I found a dealer in...

Thanks for looking, but I found a dealer in Cincinnati that had 3 bolts in stock, so I had them ship all 3. Just buttoned up the TransAlp earlier today with the new bolt and new crushrings; no oil...
Forum: Beasts 04-20-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16,524
Views: 4,595,098
Posted By bartender
Just out of curiosity, has anyone...

Just out of curiosity, has anyone attempted/considered swapping out the radiators on a 600 for something smaller? The 600 isn't a highly tuned engine, so overheating in general shouldn't be an...
Forum: Beasts 04-16-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16,524
Views: 4,595,098
Posted By bartender
Yep, the PO had replaced the head gasket....

Yep, the PO had replaced the head gasket. Naturally I don't trust others work, so I took a look to make sure everything was good, which is how I found the twisted bolt. PO had put only 1 of the 2...
Forum: Beasts 04-16-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16,524
Views: 4,595,098
Posted By bartender
As far as I can tell Honda has discontinued that...

As far as I can tell Honda has discontinued that bolt across their entire line of engines that used it. That includes the NT650, VT500, and VT600 along with the TransAlp. I haven't been able to find...
Forum: Beasts 04-16-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16,524
Views: 4,595,098
Posted By bartender
Tracked down a dealer in Cincinnati that had 3...

Tracked down a dealer in Cincinnati that had 3 bolts in stock, so I bought all 3!
Forum: Beasts 04-15-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16,524
Views: 4,595,098
Posted By bartender
Honda used this bolt on a bunch of the small...

Honda used this bolt on a bunch of the small V-twins in the late 80's, including the NT650. Somehow Honda discontinued this part across the board without issuing a replacement part. Very...
Forum: Beasts 04-15-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16,524
Views: 4,595,098
Posted By bartender
Of course it's discontinued

So I've been going over my new 89 TransAlp and stumbled upon an oil line bolt that looks like it's one turn away from snapping off inside the head. This is precisely why everyone should always use a...
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16,524
Views: 4,595,098
Posted By bartender
Shrouds

Any know what shrouds these are? Are they custom or from some other bike?
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16,524
Views: 4,595,098
Posted By bartender
New TransAlp owner!

I got my hands on an semi-torn down 89 TransAlp over the weekend, and after some time in the garage putting all the bits back together, it started up like a champ. I'm actually a bit on the fence...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2009, 09:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,363
Posted By bartender
Rode it to the market, ran like a champ. Tried...

Rode it to the market, ran like a champ. Tried to start it when I got out, nothing. It was hot (90+) that day, thought maybe I overheated it. I remember this because I was sweating my ass off...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2009, 09:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,363
Posted By bartender
It's been a little over a month now, due to parts...

It's been a little over a month now, due to parts taking WAY too long to get here and my taking WAY too long to get them installed.
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,363
Posted By bartender
New plug didn't do it. Going to try to bump...

New plug didn't do it. Going to try to bump start it tomorrow, pulled hip flexor and all. I really don't want to mess with the motor, as I'm not very experienced there.
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,363
Posted By bartender
Holding the plug wire to the engine and hitting...

Holding the plug wire to the engine and hitting the starter, I get a good inch jump from the wire, and it's definitely bright. You know, maybe, just maybe, by some stupid twist of fate, the brand...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,363
Posted By bartender
Alright, new battery, starting fluid.....crap,...

Alright, new battery, starting fluid.....crap, still no go. Thought it was gonna start on a couple of the cranks, but nope, no dice. So, what say the masses, valve clearances and cam chain check? ...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2009, 03:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,363
Posted By bartender
Valve clearances perhaps? Never done a valve job...

Valve clearances perhaps? Never done a valve job before, so this will be a (painful) learning experience. New battery is charging, tried the ether, engine sounded like it was gonna make it, but...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,363
Posted By bartender
Wtf?!?!?!

Carb cleaned and checked out, it's good. Reinstalled, same shit as before. Now I'm definitely out of ideas. Here's a recap for all those who are helping so you don't have to go back and reread:
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Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2009, 11:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,363
Posted By bartender
Just for good measure, and because I have the day...

Just for good measure, and because I have the day off, I pulled the carb and am in the process of giving it a good once over. It didn't look to bad, the float isn't sticking, the jets looked clear,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2009, 09:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,363
Posted By bartender
So I charged the old battery up, got some good...

So I charged the old battery up, got some good cranks out of it but the bike still would not start. The bike is just "coughing" a little, if you know what I'm saying. It's like it's almost there,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,363
Posted By bartender
The new battery stumped me also, the bike turns...

The new battery stumped me also, the bike turns "on", but when the ignition button is hit nothing happens. Battery is showing 12.7 V so it should be fully charged. Put the old battery in after...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,363
Posted By bartender
Well, I went out and picked up a compression...

Well, I went out and picked up a compression tester, hooked it all up, and am only getting 30 psi. I am at a loss...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,363
Posted By bartender
Engine turns, am now getting spark after...

Engine turns, am now getting spark after replacing most of the ignition system. I'm charging a brand new battery as I type this, hopefully it'll fire up. If not, I'm pulling the carb, maybe fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2009, 05:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,363
Posted By bartender
Gonna picking up a new battery, see if that cures...

Gonna picking up a new battery, see if that cures what ails me. If not, I now get spark, so maybe it's time to check out the carb.
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2009, 02:52 PM
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Views: 2,245,947
Posted By bartender
DR800 fairing

Anyone have or know where I can find the front fairing, beak, tank shrouds for the DR800?

Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2009, 09:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,363
Posted By bartender
Ok, maybe I jumped the gun in saying it didn't...

Ok, maybe I jumped the gun in saying it didn't work. I'm charging the battery now while I go to work. Hopefully it'll start when I get home. Looks like I AM getting spark now though. Oh, and I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,363
Posted By bartender
Still no go

Ok, I've been busy and or away lately, but I finally got around to putting in the new pulse generator..........and still nothing. I've got to be missing something fairly simple here, no? Just to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2009, 10:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,363
Posted By bartender
Thanks for the help

You guys have been great. Bike isn't running, as I have yet had the time to check on the pulse generator. In the meantime, here's some pics of my Dommie in her various roles.
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Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2009, 12:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,363
Posted By bartender
Correct, seems like I'm not getting a spark. ...

Correct, seems like I'm not getting a spark. I'll have to test to see if the spark is irregular or weak in the morning. When you say pulse generator, what part exactly are you speaking of? The...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2009, 03:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,363
Posted By bartender
Hmm, connections to the wiring harness look fine,...

Hmm, connections to the wiring harness look fine, cleaned and tried to fire it up, still nothing. Anyone have any other ideas?
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,363
Posted By bartender
Gonna have to give that a try when I get home....

Gonna have to give that a try when I get home. Sounds promising.
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,363
Posted By bartender
Ok, so I went the electrical problem route and...

Ok, so I went the electrical problem route and replaced the CDI, ignition coil, plug cap and plug. I cleaned the kill switch internal. I tried jumping the bike, but I think the battery may still be a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2009, 10:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,363
Posted By bartender
Cdi

Would you happen to remember where you bought the CDI unit?

Thanks

Andrew
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2009, 09:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,363
Posted By bartender
88 NX650 Starting Issues

Hey everyone, I'm in a bit of a jam here. The bike started giving me trouble starting lately. Last night I parked the bike to go to the market, and it would not start when I came out. I cleaned...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2009, 07:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,014
Posted By bartender
Has anybody added a kickstart to their NX? I've...

Has anybody added a kickstart to their NX? I've been tinkering with the idea for a bit now, bit wasn't sure it could be done.
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 253,207
Posted By bartender
Next on National Geographic...

After a long weekend spent wandering around the Michigan forests, farms, and backroads, this researcher has finally hit pay dirt. Until now, the elusive Hondaus Dominatorious has escaped man's many...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-21-2009, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10,218
Views: 759,781
Posted By bartender
Quick question

Hey guys, I'm going to be camping at a friends farm outside of Albion and was wondering if there's any good dirt to ride out that way. Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks

Andrew
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2009, 10:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,533
Posted By bartender
Thought I'd chime in here, now that I've put my...

Thought I'd chime in here, now that I've put my 1988 Domi through it's paces a bit. Stock, the bike isn't the greatest, no doubt. I have an Acerbis 25l tank, Renazco seat, Wilburs rear shock,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2009, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3,598
Views: 813,690
Posted By bartender
looking good man. What crashbars are those?

looking good man. What crashbars are those?
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2009, 11:50 PM
Replies: 3,598
Views: 813,690
Posted By bartender
Pics

Knowing that a post without pictures isn't worth much, here's some pics of the bike at it's current state.

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j292/mobility21/DSCN1032.jpg
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