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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 01:40 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Great ! Keep us appraised of your progress.

Great !

Keep us appraised of your progress.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 09:16 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Joe Bar is the best

Don't worry about the rather indelicate choice of words here Maz. It's the internet after all and we cross languages and cultures so sometimes it's easy to take offense.

For my part, I had no...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 08:15 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Where are you in Cal, Smokin? Happy to help...

Where are you in Cal, Smokin?

Happy to help if you're close.

Also, I like just a dab of Moly paste on the splines myself. Don't forget that the service manual you're reading was written in 88...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-19-2015, 07:47 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Nicely done! What capacity tank were you...

Nicely done!

What capacity tank were you able to build?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-15-2015, 06:40 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
So I'm guessing that the silencer/cat is the...

So I'm guessing that the silencer/cat is the first thing into the bin for the US and UK bikes.

Yosh should already be working on a replacement.
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 06:31 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Service manual and torque specs here: ...

Service manual and torque specs here:

http://www.timguy.net/sites/drbiginfo/DrBIGmanuals/
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2015, 09:56 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Thanks for that Knoen. It helps to see more of...

Thanks for that Knoen. It helps to see more of the bike than Hondas little blacked out / stripper "balloon dance" teasers.

I'd sure like a view from the rear to see how far that silencer...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2015, 08:34 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Hard to say Peter. For those of us who still...

Hard to say Peter.

For those of us who still value a carbed bike over something that is controlled by computers and servo-motors everywhere, the VALUE of the old bike remains the same.

The...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 11:11 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Weights

So...according to my bathroom scale, the front wheel weights are as follows:

DRZ 400 IS 175 LBS (79.5 KG) Without rider wt.

DR750 (SR41) IS 215 LBS (97.5 KG) Without rider wt.

Both bikes...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 07:54 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
My plan is to use the DRZ front wheel and add the...

My plan is to use the DRZ front wheel and add the 320mm SM disc kit.

Dunno about springs and valving yet. I'll stick a scale under both bikes today to see about front wheel weights.

I find the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 06:50 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
However......

But to support my argument here is a list of changes between the "first year" Transalp and the next model year.




As you can see there's some major stuff going on here. Granted this was a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 06:45 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Just so all you guys know, Mr. Ujeni here has...

Just so all you guys know, Mr. Ujeni here has restored both of the CB750s and the RD03.

I've seen all of them and he does outstanding work. The CBs are the original "sand cast" engines with all...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 06:09 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Maybe NOW Sam will sell me his RD07. Looks...

Maybe NOW Sam will sell me his RD07.

Looks good (kinda like an angry transformer from the front).....but....long ago I made a rule:

NEVER BUY A FIRST YEAR HONDA !!

Gonna stick with that for...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 07:51 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Thanks for the "heads-up". Yes, there was a...

Thanks for the "heads-up".

Yes, there was a different "feel" as the fork leg was slid onto the fork tube.

It still felt a bit loose when first starting the stanchion tube into the fork...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-07-2015, 08:15 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Stormforce does "Rugged Roads" in the UK ...

Stormforce does "Rugged Roads" in the UK http://ruggedroads.co.uk/ and builds some fantastic Africa Twins.

I'm assuming he is asking in order to save time on a project involving a PD10 model...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-06-2015, 08:16 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
I think not. When Santa put the NT650 Hawk...

I think not. When Santa put the NT650 Hawk engine into the TA frame he was able to use a set of headers from a RD03 that I had acquired. The TA headers would not fit because the rear exhaust port...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-05-2015, 09:24 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
:eek1 You'll want to change the coolant...

:eek1


You'll want to change the coolant and all the brake fluid also. You might think about using some good quality regular motorcycle oil (less expensive than Motul synthetic)...running it for...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-05-2015, 08:28 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Yes Nice bike. Difficult to tell from...

Yes


Nice bike. Difficult to tell from only one photo but it looks very well kept.
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 04:33 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Motolab to the white courtesy phone, please.

Is it possible that one (or both) carb diaphragm is folded or somehow hanging up and not allowing the slide to return to the bottom?

Other than that, I'd check the condition of the grey slide...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2015, 01:12 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
aapo, On assembly, I ended up with a .04 mm...

aapo,

On assembly, I ended up with a .04 mm shim behind the right lower busing and a .05mm shim behind the left bushing. This is shim stock wrapped around the fork leg behind the lower bushing to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 10:18 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Received the parts (51121-26E10) today. ...

Received the parts (51121-26E10) today.

They look and fit just like the ones that came out. They are a few tenths of a mm larger in outside diameter (which would account for wear) but fit just...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 06:33 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
I'm assuming this is OZ-speak for ... go...

I'm assuming this is OZ-speak for

... go right ahead

... be my guest

... sally forth

...no problem
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-29-2015, 06:30 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
.....and a better color for the zip ties, please...

.....and a better color for the zip ties, please :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-29-2015, 06:37 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
So don't get yer hopes up

Note the complete lack of Americans.


......just sayin.
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 09:46 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Thanks for the encouragement, Derek. I'll...

Thanks for the encouragement, Derek.

I'll know in a few days and will post the results for the rest of the SR41/42 owners.
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 07:26 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Mega, Can I borrow your "779S" idea on the...

Mega,

Can I borrow your "779S" idea on the side panel....I like that.
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 07:25 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Rob, Thanks, mate. I think it's likely...

Rob,

Thanks, mate.

I think it's likely the same part. At lest the height is the same. The other measurements might differ due to wear on mine although the well thickness is the same for...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-28-2015, 07:16 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Too late

Uhmmm....don't know how to break it to you, brother, but you already do. Scroll up a few posts and take another look at your last photo.

How many actual 03s do you think there are in the States?...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-28-2015, 02:56 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
:clap EXCELLENT ! That reminds me of my...

:clap

EXCELLENT !

That reminds me of my old auto shop teacher. He knew I liked motorcycles and found an old Amal carb from a Pursang that had been warped from overtightening.

For my final...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 09:25 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Derek, With end gap closed....I.D. 39.5-39.7...

Derek,

With end gap closed....I.D. 39.5-39.7 mm

Height 19.6-19.8 mm

Wall thickness 1.0 mm

Measurements take with digital calipers...hence the variation due to positioning.
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 07:58 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Rob, If you can find those DR650 bushings,...

Rob,

If you can find those DR650 bushings, can you give me a measurement on the height and thickness.

I already know the I.D. will be OK for a 41 mm fork but maybe that measurement would be...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 07:53 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Good idea, Bambi. Stefan has fork bushing...

Good idea, Bambi.

Stefan has fork bushing listed for the 43 mm forks from the SR43 but nothing for the SR41.

I'll send an email and ask. Thanks for the reminder
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-27-2015, 09:48 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
I like big breakfasts.....and....with all the...

I like big breakfasts.....and....with all the tools and spares I carry so I can fix my bike (and mostly other riders bikes) a GS weighs less than my RD02.5.

Still like your 07 though (and the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-27-2015, 06:57 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Seriously, guys.....who cares. The bikes...

Seriously, guys.....who cares.

The bikes weigh what they weigh. Squabblin over a few kg isn't gonna make the bike any more or less capable.

After riding Ujeni's RD07....I reallyl WANT one...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 04:17 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Part No: 5112144B00 keeps showing up as no...

Part No: 5112144B00 keeps showing up as no longer available. It's the lower front fork bushing.

Has anyone tracked any of these down?

I'm going to try 5112126E10 from a 1990 DR650. The...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 03:42 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
aapo, No photos since camera battery is...

aapo,

No photos since camera battery is dead.

But....measurments:

In the parts diagram

#4 is a silver colored metal ring that is 2.0 mm thick
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-25-2015, 10:21 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Meanwhile......somewhere on the left coast..........

Meanwhile......somewhere on the left coast.......

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/241880/ATs%20in%20SC_zpskc9q79th.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 02:32 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
aapo, I'm going to replace my seals tomorrow...

aapo,

I'm going to replace my seals tomorrow so I'll post more measurements of other parts then.

For now, my seals, Part Number: 51153-44B00 measure 7.5 mm. This does not include the taller...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-21-2015, 09:04 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
The RD03 style paint looks really good on the...

The RD03 style paint looks really good on the RD07...well done.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-18-2015, 04:24 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Easy..... SENA

Easy.....



SENA
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