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Forum: Beasts 09-25-2014, 09:49 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Nice work on the radiators....well worth the time...

Nice work on the radiators....well worth the time you put in.

Can't wait to see this thing coming together...send more photos
Forum: Beasts 09-24-2014, 11:02 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Make sure to use the correct hose clamps with the...

Make sure to use the correct hose clamps with the silicon. It's pretty soft so the type of clamp you want is smooth on the inside not the kind with notches cut in for the worm drive.
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2014, 01:37 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
IMHO an horn is just to pass reg inspections so...

IMHO an horn is just to pass reg inspections so I'd go for one from a salvage yard. Likely pretty inexpensive.

If you find that a horn helps during your ride through traffic, you'd really have to...
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2014, 10:51 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
That's what I'd do. Remember the standard TA...

That's what I'd do. Remember the standard TA seat doesn't match too well with the AT tank. As long as you already have that problem solved, it would not be too hard for a good upholstery shop to...
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2014, 06:45 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Hey Carlos, Yes, it will but The...

Hey Carlos,

Yes, it will

but

The standard RD03 seat tends to protrude farther down over the side panels under the seat. It can wear away some paint over time and a bit of the top part of...
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2014, 02:59 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Other than the NT650 Hawk which may share some...

Other than the NT650 Hawk which may share some engine parts with the RD03, I'm not aware of any other model that shares parts with the ATs...certainly not the swingarm and therefore the guard in...
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2014, 10:31 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
That's because they likely ordered them by...

That's because they likely ordered them by mistake and are finding them sitting in the warehouse for 20 years.

The only ATs around are the grey market imports or the Transalp modded bikes.
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2014, 07:51 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Part no search at cms.nl shows same pn for all...

Part no search at cms.nl shows same pn for all RD07s.

Now if I just HAD one :ddog
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2014, 11:49 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Most Transalps (with the 600cc engine) tend to...

Most Transalps (with the 600cc engine) tend to run and start better at sea level with #40 slow/pilot jets installed so you may want to go right to 40s depending on your normal riding altitude and...
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2014, 08:50 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
With the BuyItNow price set to about 30% of what...

With the BuyItNow price set to about 30% of what the bike is worth (at least in our market here)......

.....I was immediately thinking SCUBA-Bike.

Certainly don't know for certain but a verrry...
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2014, 05:19 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
All 41 mm (OD) forks do not have the same inside...

All 41 mm (OD) forks do not have the same inside diameter (ID). Depending on the manufacturer.

Also the compression washer stack will be set up differently for different bikes. While this can be...
Forum: Beasts 09-15-2014, 12:06 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
In that case I'd recommend sticking with the...

In that case I'd recommend sticking with the standard forks.

To improve those, Ricor Intiminators or Racetech Emulators are the two best mods. The Racetech mod involves fork disassembly, the...
Forum: Beasts 09-15-2014, 11:59 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Possibly. First check the vacuum line...

Possibly.

First check the vacuum line between the fuel valve and the rear intake port. Make certain there are no cracks. Next check the fuel valve for leaks at the diaphragm.

The only time...
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2014, 10:29 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Rotorhead. Go back to post #774 and read on...

Rotorhead.

Go back to post #774 and read on from there. You'll be following the posts from "jeff at the quad shop". Most everything you need you'll find in the following 10 pages or so.

BUT
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 09:34 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
First I've heard about welding cranks. Maybe I'm...

First I've heard about welding cranks. Maybe I'm not paying close enough attention.

You mean to put a bit of weld on the big pin that goes through the crank that the big rod end rides on?
...
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 05:53 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
AFAIK you have to go to europe for those, mate.

AFAIK you have to go to europe for those, mate.
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 10:39 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
We have the older SMH 10s. Here a link to...

We have the older SMH 10s.

Here a link to the website:

http://www.sena.com/product/product/20s/

Good range....more than 1/4 mile but twisty roads will shorten that if one rider gets around a...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 08:05 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
As long as the "bad" area doesn't go deep into...

As long as the "bad" area doesn't go deep into the parent metal (looks like it doesn't)....I'd just clean up the rough area with a fine abrasive and send the new one back.

.....unless you find the...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 09:22 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
That is your next step. No magical cure for...

That is your next step.

No magical cure for this. Disassemble and inspect for damage.
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 06:39 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Best teaching tool EVER....really. The other...

Best teaching tool EVER....really.

The other way is, stop every 10 minutes and say..."Remember that intersection with the Green Honda Accord......."

Really doesn't work too well.

Much...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 05:36 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
The single most important bit of gear for me...

The single most important bit of gear for me teaching Chris to ride was the Sena bluetooth comm system.

It gives you the ability to talk in real time to your student/passenger/riding partner.
...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 03:10 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Do you mean the idle mixture screws? The pilot...

Do you mean the idle mixture screws? The pilot jets are fixed by jet sizes. Standard is #38. Lot's of people switch to #40. But be CAREFUL. There are 2 major type of pilot jets that appear...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 09:22 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Awww Crap

Cory,

Sorry you had to cancel the party.

Please don't get discouraged. I'd agree that setting up the time in the spring would allow most of us to better plan to attend.

I, for one, would...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 09:20 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Yes....from major engine parts. Aluminium can...

Yes....from major engine parts. Aluminium can come from the cam shaft bearing surfaces or the piston.

The bronze can only come from large and small connecting rod bearings since the crank moves...
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2014, 09:43 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
.....and now you get to show us all the photos

.....and now you get to show us all the photos
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 09:36 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
I own 2 Suzukis, one DR750 and one DR800 that...

I own 2 Suzukis, one DR750 and one DR800 that were brought into the US by military personnel.

No problem registering them even in California. Just make sure you keep the paperwork that details...
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2014, 08:51 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Tim, Yeah, it's a long thread here. But...

Tim,

Yeah, it's a long thread here.

But you've got some long winter nights ahead so settle in and give it a read. You'll find both successful projects and things that didn't quite work out. ...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2014, 05:13 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Always nice to see another one coming back to...

Always nice to see another one coming back to life.
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2014, 01:32 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Run for your Lives

Mark's starting an Oil Thread.



INCOMING !!! :permazot:
Forum: Beasts 09-02-2014, 09:24 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
New bushings also, right?? The nice thing...

New bushings also, right??

The nice thing about the AT is that when you want to firm up the front springs a bit....just remove the separate top spring and replace it with a solid spacer.

Things...
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2014, 08:41 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Zippy, Do this first, Mark knows his stuff. ...

Zippy,

Do this first, Mark knows his stuff.

etc, etc....see post above

I removed the silly vacuum operated valve long ago and keep forgetting how much of a PITA they can be.
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2014, 08:35 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Here's the way Honda did it. Feel free to be...

Here's the way Honda did it. Feel free to be more creative. Anything works as long as it doesn't bind lock-to-lock.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/241880/IMG_0753_zps02dc8102.jpg
...
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2014, 09:09 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
A bad CDI will be obvious since the bike will...

A bad CDI will be obvious since the bike will only run on one cylinder. Sounds like a single cylinder bike.

My best guesses (since the problem started suddenly) are:

(a) A problem with the...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2014, 08:37 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
You'd be surprised at how many guys only change...

You'd be surprised at how many guys only change the outer two and are amazed to find the inner two during major servicing.
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2014, 10:22 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Don't forget there are 4 of them. The wrench...

Don't forget there are 4 of them. The wrench that comes in the Honda toolkit works well.
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2014, 09:02 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Yep. Bad diaphragms will be noticed at higher...

Yep. Bad diaphragms will be noticed at higher speeds and you say the bike revs with no problem. A while back, Chris's bike started not running over about 55 mph....bad diaphragm.

Cleaning will...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 08:58 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
I was but have decided a repaint is easier and...

I was but have decided a repaint is easier and less expensive than shipping those large pieces. Thanks for the tip.
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16,124
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Posted By Ladder106
CCM/Garry, One of the best looking 17 in...

CCM/Garry,

One of the best looking 17 in front mods I've seen. Well done .. And you're a lucky guy to be able to ride in that country .. I'd love to give it a try.
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 09:13 AM
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Views: 2,488,416
Posted By Ladder106
Try comparing two 33 mm carbs for a 66 mm carb...

Try comparing two 33 mm carbs for a 66 mm carb bore size (I know a single large tube will always flow more than two smaller ones) rather than comparing it to a single 40. The early 650 singles that...
Forum: Beasts 08-18-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17,108
Views: 4,984,020
Posted By Ladder106
Mark, +1 for Silver. Dunno why American...

Mark,

+1 for Silver. Dunno why American Honda wanted black.
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