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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 06:12 PM
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Posted By E-Bum
I rather like the design I posted. I'll need to...

I rather like the design I posted. I'll need to figure out what to do with the paint on the upper cowl/around headlights. Maybe just a simple red band like many Boano fairings have. Not sure yet. At...
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2014, 11:17 AM
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Views: 5,084,409
Posted By E-Bum
Maybe time for a new clutch? How old is the...

Maybe time for a new clutch? How old is the current one?
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 56,921
Posted By E-Bum
Lyndon, Brilliant idea man, I've been...

Lyndon,

Brilliant idea man, I've been following your videos on FB and on here since the start. This is quickly turning into a legendary report. This is so far off, but whenever you get to the USA,...
Forum: Beasts 12-11-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14,168
Views: 5,084,409
Posted By E-Bum
This is the exact bike I've been looking at the...

This is the exact bike I've been looking at the past couple days! I've never been too much of a fan of the old HRC paint job, but this bike is just beautiful using that slightly modified theme....
Forum: Beasts 12-11-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14,168
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Posted By E-Bum
You are so right about this too, although riding...

You are so right about this too, although riding around with the Intiminators has made a huge difference already. Now to find that extra cash that I know I left around here somewhere...


I am...
Forum: Beasts 12-10-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 14,168
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Posted By E-Bum
As I search for an indoor paint booth to rent out...

As I search for an indoor paint booth to rent out to be able to paint during these winter months, I'm left pondering what to do with the paint scheme. One that I really like, which keeps things...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-10-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By E-Bum
Thanks, if I'm out there I'll try to get the name...

Thanks, if I'm out there I'll try to get the name of it. Anyone else?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-09-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By E-Bum
Renting a paint booth in PDX?

My restored Africa Twin is missing one more thing before it will be complete: paint. I would like to have a go at repainting it myself (maybe redoing that zebra paint job and slapping some decals on...
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 178,989
Posted By E-Bum
Still a top report. Enjoying the photography,...

Still a top report. Enjoying the photography, writing and adventure. Ride on!
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14,168
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Posted By E-Bum
I'm still undecided. I thought I had a design...

I'm still undecided. I thought I had a design down a couple weeks ago, but the more I look at it, the more I'm not sold on it. I do like the zebra to be honest. It's fitting. So now my new idea is to...
Forum: Beasts 12-03-2014, 07:14 PM
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Posted By E-Bum
That sounds like a dream trip, Lee. Can't wait to...

That sounds like a dream trip, Lee. Can't wait to see the photos.


Today, it finally happened. This is the first time I've ridden my AT in 2.5 years (1.5 years out of the country, with a KLR 650,...
Forum: Beasts 12-02-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14,168
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Posted By E-Bum
Question for the US AT guys: I need to replace my...

Question for the US AT guys: I need to replace my bent OEM handlebars with a new set. I have 30mm bar risers currently that put these stock bars at a nice height and I'd like to find bars that are as...
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2014, 10:20 PM
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Posted By E-Bum
A little update on reconstruction

Haven't posted about those plastics I've been trying to repair for a while now.

I made the mistake of testing the strength of my ABS slurry repairs too soon a couple weeks ago and the cracks...
Forum: Vendors 12-01-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4,322
Views: 969,921
Posted By E-Bum
Hi Sanjoh, Have you had anyone complaining...

Hi Sanjoh,

Have you had anyone complaining of your Model 30/40/50/60 wire harness connectors not holding up in the rain or elements? I am wondering if it's worth it to replace the current...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-01-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 635,333
Posted By E-Bum
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v451/E-Bum/MiMan...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v451/E-Bum/MiManodelDesierto_zps135eed33.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/E-Bum/media/MiManodelDesierto_zps135eed33.jpg.html)
Forum: Beasts 11-30-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17,413
Views: 5,187,357
Posted By E-Bum
Radiators and hoses

Hi guys,

I don't have a TA, but rather a 1988 AT here in the States. Seeing as how the models are similar, I thought I'd post about my current rebuild. I recently redid all the coolant hoses with...
Forum: Vendors 11-28-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,252
Posted By E-Bum
Just making sure... Those TCX GTX's are on...

Just making sure... Those TCX GTX's are on closeout even after Cyber Monday right? I'm in that contest thingy and I'm going to buy those boots, but just want to see if I happen to be lucky enough to...
Forum: Beasts 11-26-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14,168
Views: 5,084,409
Posted By E-Bum
Thought I'd throw up some photos of our ride...

Thought I'd throw up some photos of our ride together in 2010. If I can, I'll dig up the famous 'Not once but it was twice' video. Jim would have wanted that :D.
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Forum: Beasts 11-26-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 14,168
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Posted By E-Bum
We're all thinking of Jim and his family over...

We're all thinking of Jim and his family over here. I am grateful to have met him, if only once.
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14,168
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Posted By E-Bum
I used to use a Secdem windshield from France....

I used to use a Secdem windshield from France. Looked good and provided excellent wind protection. I liked it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v451/E-Bum/NAATS%202010/IMG_0580.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14,168
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Posted By E-Bum
I had my doubts about using LEDs as headlights...

I had my doubts about using LEDs as headlights for lack of projection, but I'm pretty certain that won't be a problem. Of course they're not DOT approved, so I'll have to dim the low beam enough to...
Forum: Vendors 11-15-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 4,322
Views: 969,921
Posted By E-Bum
Mounted up my Model 50's finally. ...

Mounted up my Model 50's finally.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v451/E-Bum/IMG_0458_zpsd20bcf9c.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/E-Bum/media/IMG_0458_zpsd20bcf9c.jpg.html)
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Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 14,168
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Posted By E-Bum
Fabbed up a headlight bracket out of your...

Fabbed up a headlight bracket out of your standard Home Depot steel wood ties, mounted the ADVMonster headlights and wired them up today.
...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-12-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,194
Posted By E-Bum
This perfectly sums up our paradox and it's...

This perfectly sums up our paradox and it's exactly why I can't blame people like you for not hiring me. I'm smart, educated, great team-worker and have great ideas. But you're right in that I am not...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14,168
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Posted By E-Bum
For what it's worth, I was using a 15T OEM front...

For what it's worth, I was using a 15T OEM front sprocket from a TransAlp, so that could be an option. This is for an RD03 of course.
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14,168
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Posted By E-Bum
I use a JT sprocket on the rear, but I'd always...

I use a JT sprocket on the rear, but I'd always read to avoid any aftermarket front sprockets in order to best preserve the output shaft splines. :ear
Forum: Beasts 11-08-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14,168
Views: 5,084,409
Posted By E-Bum
Nice photos twinie. The fairing is now...

Nice photos twinie.



The fairing is now drilled and mounted. It fits nicely, although I did have to cut off both headlight frame mounts from the front subframe.... Like I said before, not...
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14,168
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Posted By E-Bum
I don't know, if what people are saying about the...

I don't know, if what people are saying about the lack of a gear selector/clutch lever and an automatic transmission is true, then the American market is in sight. :puke1
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14,168
Views: 5,084,409
Posted By E-Bum
She fired up on first try.:clap The fairing...

She fired up on first try.:clap

The fairing will definitely require cosmetic work, but I knew that before buying, as it is unfinished. It'll need lots of sanding, some smoothing of the edges and...
Forum: Beasts 11-03-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14,168
Views: 5,084,409
Posted By E-Bum
Who needs a 2015 AT... ...

Who needs a 2015 AT...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v451/E-Bum/photo5_zps05357709.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/E-Bum/media/photo5_zps05357709.jpg.html)
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Forum: Beasts 11-02-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14,168
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Posted By E-Bum
I've got to also add that Jim has helped me, my...

I've got to also add that Jim has helped me, my brother (Belgian_Waffles) and my dad (alainmax) immensely over the years with troubleshooting, advice and most importantly, offering his great...
Forum: Beasts 10-28-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14,168
Views: 5,084,409
Posted By E-Bum
Yea, it did tighten all the way down to the top...

Yea, it did tighten all the way down to the top of the casting studs. Are you sure you used correct springs?

Is it so tight that the clutch lever (at the handlebar) can't even be pulled in? Does...
Forum: Beasts 10-28-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14,168
Views: 5,084,409
Posted By E-Bum
Assuming the RD03 clutch is the same as the rest...

Assuming the RD03 clutch is the same as the rest of the models... I think he's referring to the judder spring, which sits against the inner clutch center. It's number 11 in the following link. It...
Forum: Beasts 10-25-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14,168
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Posted By E-Bum
Of course as I am putting the fuel system back...

Of course as I am putting the fuel system back onto my RD03 I am becoming accutely aware of all the photos I should have taken before stripping it off... So help me out here.


1. Where do...
Forum: Beasts 10-24-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14,168
Views: 5,084,409
Posted By E-Bum
Continuing with the fairing repair. I came...

Continuing with the fairing repair.

I came back to find the slurry still a bit thin (water-like). If you do find it thin, add a few more pieces of ABS and/or open up the lid of your container...
Forum: Beasts 10-24-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14,168
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Posted By E-Bum
I was happy to see that my two silicone elbows...

I was happy to see that my two silicone elbows came in yesterday, so I was able to finish up the hoses on the RD03.

Some thoughts on these silicone hoses.

1. These have a thicker wall than the...
Forum: Beasts 10-22-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14,168
Views: 5,084,409
Posted By E-Bum
Fairing repair

Today I began tackling the repair of my old plastics on the RD03. Because my rally fairing from Perfect Fairings is one piece that integrates the front cowl and the front side panels, I figured I'd...
Forum: Beasts 10-18-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14,168
Views: 5,084,409
Posted By E-Bum
I think the biggest factor is time. All the 'new'...

I think the biggest factor is time. All the 'new' ADV bikes you mentioned haven't had the time to age into a legendary status, whereas the AT

1) Has the backhistory of being based on an extremely...
Forum: Beasts 10-17-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14,168
Views: 5,084,409
Posted By E-Bum
Two equal and isolated low points (since the tank...

Two equal and isolated low points (since the tank wraps pretty far down on either side of the front cylinder)?
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14,168
Views: 5,084,409
Posted By E-Bum
Rob, an interchangeable parts list would be super...

Rob, an interchangeable parts list would be super helpful, as people are always asking which parts can fit ____ AT. On XRV.org, I think it was Kjell Lindberg who had started a thread with...
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