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Forum: Beasts 09-13-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13,859
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Posted By E-Bum
Many bikes use similar parts in the US notably...

Many bikes use similar parts in the US notably the Honda Nighthawk and Transalps. If the part number is correct, they carry the part in my experience (and by now that experience is extensive as I'm...
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13,859
Views: 4,849,651
Posted By E-Bum
Chain slider, USA:...

Chain slider, USA: http://www.partzilla.com/parts/detail/honda/HP-52170-MS8-005.html
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13,859
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Posted By E-Bum
$50 isn't worth a repositioned drain hole... I'll...

$50 isn't worth a repositioned drain hole... I'll just send it back.

Damn you metallurgy for tricking me yet again.
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13,859
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Posted By E-Bum
Water Pump stuff

Spot the difference:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v451/E-Bum/IMG_0193_zpsb70ba42c.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/E-Bum/media/IMG_0193_zpsb70ba42c.jpg.html)...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13,859
Views: 4,849,651
Posted By E-Bum
That's a pretty impressive location for a natural...

That's a pretty impressive location for a natural fracture... Maybe someone was forcing the steering lock, like you say. Even then, that's a lot of force to have it fracture. Maybe the bike fell over...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-05-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By E-Bum
Thanks for the responses guys. I think I'll...

Thanks for the responses guys. I think I'll probably stick to local and simple. It really only need to look decent and stand up to the elements. It's been 3 years since I've ridden this bike, I don't...
Forum: Vendors 09-04-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 534,083
Posted By E-Bum
Hey Woody, wondering if you guys have any idea on...

Hey Woody, wondering if you guys have any idea on timeline for the Africa Twin hubs I sent in to get laced to the Excels that I believe have arrived?

Thanks.
Forum: Vendors 09-04-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 143,046
Posted By E-Bum
Hi Darryl, Sent you an email about getting a...

Hi Darryl,

Sent you an email about getting a part drawing for those 2" LEDs you sell. If you remember, I had been in contact with you about trying to fit two of your long range LEDs, but wasn't...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-03-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By E-Bum
Seat recovering

My AT's 26 year old seat is weathered and ripping. I'd like to get the cover replaced with a black cover. Can anyone suggest someone who does good quality (preferably long-lasting) work?

Thanks
Forum: Beasts 09-03-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13,859
Views: 4,849,651
Posted By E-Bum
I'm not sure that VIN correlates to the year....

I'm not sure that VIN correlates to the year. 1989 was still RD03. RD04 models started in 1990.
Forum: Trip Planning 09-03-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 13,737
Posted By E-Bum
Although this may come off as somewhat lazy, I am...

Although this may come off as somewhat lazy, I am now of the opinion that if you are not 100% passionate about your work, there are only two places you want to be: at the bottom of the ladder, or at...
Forum: Beasts 09-03-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13,859
Views: 4,849,651
Posted By E-Bum
New bushings as well :D.

New bushings as well :D.
Forum: Beasts 09-02-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13,859
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Posted By E-Bum
I ended up leaving the old springs in, as they...

I ended up leaving the old springs in, as they are within spec. As per Ladder's advice, I'll re-assess the front suspension when the bike is put back together. Also, I should be ashamed of not...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 565
Views: 143,265
Posted By E-Bum
I think you might just be right :D. Glad you made...

I think you might just be right :D. Glad you made it safely back home.
Forum: Trip Planning 08-29-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,717
Posted By E-Bum
I highly recommend both, as I said. Such an...

I highly recommend both, as I said. Such an awesome way to practice another language if you want, get off the beaten path, travel cheaply or for free as long as you don't mind spending some time...
Forum: Beasts 08-29-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13,859
Views: 4,849,651
Posted By E-Bum
Good time to do the valves if you normally don't...

Good time to do the valves if you normally don't have access to a place to work at your own pace and/or tools.
Forum: Trip Planning 08-29-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,717
Posted By E-Bum
I'd suggest hopping on workaway.info and...

I'd suggest hopping on workaway.info and helpx.net as has been suggested before, especially for Australia. Many WWOOF hosts also are on these two sites, but you get the advantage of getting to read...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 134,565
Posted By E-Bum
Yea I did a volunteering thing on my own time a...

Yea I did a volunteering thing on my own time a couple years back in a prosthetics clinic, then ended up going back a year later to do another volunteer thing with Water for People there and in...
Forum: The Garage 08-26-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By E-Bum
Restoring a 26 year old radiator (cosmetically)

I've got my radiators off my 1988 Honda Africa Twin because I'm restoring the bike. I've had no problems with leaks or overheating. From what I can see in the radiators, the internals look pretty...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 134,565
Posted By E-Bum
I've spent a few months in La Paz on a couple...

I've spent a few months in La Paz on a couple occasions. I completely agree with your assessment. It has the most unique and bizarre vibe I've ever felt from a city. The way you plummet down into it...
Forum: Beasts 08-24-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13,859
Views: 4,849,651
Posted By E-Bum
I spent 3 months in NZ a few years back and the...

I spent 3 months in NZ a few years back and the entire time I was just thinking about how amazing it would be to do every little back road on my AT.... You live in a beautiful country. Great climbing...
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13,859
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Posted By E-Bum
Oregon AT crowd is pulling for you Jim!

Oregon AT crowd is pulling for you Jim!
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13,859
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Posted By E-Bum
Good info, thanks for that. One thing that...

Good info, thanks for that. One thing that someone mentioned on XRV is that the short springs appear to be two different springs. One has 6 coils, the other has 5. The parts diagram shows that these...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13,859
Views: 4,849,651
Posted By E-Bum
Unfortunately, since I already have the...

Unfortunately, since I already have the Intiminators, there's no point for me to get progressive springs. I'd like to go the Intiminator route anyway. I would have to, somehow, get my hands on OEM...
Forum: Beasts 08-13-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13,859
Views: 4,849,651
Posted By E-Bum
Another day, another part of the AT to work on....

Another day, another part of the AT to work on. And another question.

My hubs and Excels are off being laced at Woody's :clap, so in the meantime, I'm attacking the forks.

The forks will be...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,412
Posted By E-Bum
Buen reportaje compadre :D

Buen reportaje compadre :D
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By E-Bum
Questions on radiator hoses

I have a 26 year-old bike that is likely still running the original radiator hoses. The bike is completely stripped and being rebuilt, so now is my time to replace all these hoses. OEM parts from...
Forum: Vendors 08-07-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 534,083
Posted By E-Bum
No worries, there's not a huge rush as my bike is...

No worries, there's not a huge rush as my bike is still in rebuild mode, just wanted to hear that my email hadn't been lost. Thanks!
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13,859
Views: 4,849,651
Posted By E-Bum
I had bookmarked that Unicoil from an earlier...

I had bookmarked that Unicoil from an earlier post where you mentioned it, thanks. At the moment, I'm looking at the following XtraFlex stuff from Samco:...
Forum: Vendors 08-05-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 534,083
Posted By E-Bum
Hi Woody/Chris, Sent you guys an email a...

Hi Woody/Chris,

Sent you guys an email a couple weeks ago with a service request and a few questions, then a follow up email last week. Haven't heard from you guys since. I'm the one asking about...
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13,859
Views: 4,849,651
Posted By E-Bum
Should have taken more photos when taking the bike apart....

I don't think I've forgotten any spacers or anything, so I think I've installed the shock linkage correctly, but I just don't remember the shock linkage and shock arm being able to slide so much...
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13,859
Views: 4,849,651
Posted By E-Bum
Jordan's TA is down in Eugene with him. After a...

Jordan's TA is down in Eugene with him. After a little research, it looks like Samco hoses and clamps are a good "install it and forget it forever" solution, albeit spendy. I'll have a look at how...
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13,859
Views: 4,849,651
Posted By E-Bum
Good info, thanks. Thermostat will be replaced....

Good info, thanks. Thermostat will be replaced. I'll open up the pump today to check its condition. The outlet had some corrosion that had made its way through the wall, which was fixed with some JB...
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13,859
Views: 4,849,651
Posted By E-Bum
Opened up the thermostat tonight. Honda shop...

Opened up the thermostat tonight. Honda shop manual says "replace if valve stays open at room temperature." Can anyone confirm that mine is indeed staying open and that this isn't the default...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 143,265
Posted By E-Bum
Awesome report! You probably know this, but stay...

Awesome report! You probably know this, but stay in the moment as much as possible. I've been guilty of dreaming of the finish line when it is tantalizingly close and lose my concentration that way....
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,296
Posted By E-Bum
Great photos. What are you shooting with? Your...

Great photos. What are you shooting with? Your night/low-light shots are the ones that usually draw my attention the most. What lense are you usually using for those?
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 183,810
Posted By E-Bum
Posting so I can easily find this awesome report...

Posting so I can easily find this awesome report again. Curious to hear about that new job too.
Forum: Trip Planning 07-24-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 13,737
Posted By E-Bum
Interesting, would you mind sharing your work...

Interesting, would you mind sharing your work history? I feel like I'm the same way -- I'm 26, making decent money in a boring tech job and wondering where the next step is. I've traveled quite a bit...
Forum: Vendors 07-22-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 143,046
Posted By E-Bum
Yup, that's why I was really looking forward to...

Yup, that's why I was really looking forward to these lights, lots of good things I've heard. I tried to make little mock-lights with the dimensions you gave me, but it's too close to call. Because...
Forum: Vendors 07-22-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 143,046
Posted By E-Bum
Unfortunately, the problem is a little different....

Unfortunately, the problem is a little different. The optic/glass of the light itself fits well within the opening (the optic/glass was something like 2.6" in diameter or something). The problem is...
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