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Forum: Beasts 01-15-2012, 08:49 AM
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Posted By DaveM
I don't know of any easy way to get the flywheel...

I don't know of any easy way to get the flywheel off without the tool that wont risk damaging anything.


On cam timing events you can find some nice You-Tube videos that should give you a good...
Forum: Beasts 01-14-2012, 07:32 PM
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Posted By DaveM
Somebody working on it would be my first guess ...

Somebody working on it would be my first guess

Do both pistons show marks or only one?

Maybe someone had a head off and when they reinstalled the cam the timing marks for the wrong cylinder...
Forum: Beasts 01-14-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 17,412
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Posted By DaveM
Sorry I dont want start any kind of major...

Sorry I dont want start any kind of major argument but a valve adjustment would not cause that unless someone screwed the adjusters down so that the valves were hanging open. At that point it would...
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2011, 09:23 AM
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Posted By DaveM
Not only that but he can get three phase power...

Not only that but he can get three phase power straight from the alternator:lol3
Forum: Beasts 06-11-2011, 04:14 PM
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Posted By DaveM
I've got one can left ...

I've got one can left


http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac130/DaveAtWCCH/PANA0001.jpg


DaveM
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2011, 10:36 AM
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Posted By DaveM
With the bags on ...

With the bags on



http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac130/DaveAtWCCH/Transalp/90TAbagsracks.jpg

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac130/DaveAtWCCH/Transalp/90TAbagsracks2.jpg
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17,412
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Posted By DaveM
Self made racks Made from an old bicycle rack ...

Self made racks Made from an old bicycle rack

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac130/DaveAtWCCH/Transalp/90TAracks3.jpg
...
Forum: Beasts 05-15-2011, 04:36 PM
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Posted By DaveM
A quick fix for the original CDI holder is to cut...

A quick fix for the original CDI holder is to cut the bottom strap out and push the boxes down away from the seat base.

Dave
Forum: Beasts 05-15-2011, 04:26 PM
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Posted By DaveM
"You can work around this obstacle by adding a...

"You can work around this obstacle by adding a simple spring from your local hardware store. Make sure it fits snugly. It will bend under the tankbag but not allow the vent tub to kink."


Yes...
Forum: Beasts 05-15-2011, 09:49 AM
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Posted By DaveM
I found the California cap is worse to use with a...

I found the California cap is worse to use with a tankbag than 49 state as the vent nipple sticks straight up

I do think that other honda models should swap and would be nice to get one that is...
Forum: Beasts 04-05-2011, 08:27 AM
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Posted By DaveM
The factory service manual for the 1989 shows the...

The factory service manual for the 1989 shows the service limit for the bore as 12.76mm (0.502 in)

And the piston O.D. as 12.65 mm (0.498 in)


DaveM
Forum: Beasts 04-04-2011, 11:37 PM
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Posted By DaveM
The TA's master is marked 1/2" on the front just...

The TA's master is marked 1/2" on the front just under the res.


DaveM
Forum: Beasts 03-09-2011, 09:10 PM
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Posted By DaveM
Yes the VT500 Ascot 1983-84 and the VT500 Shadow...

Yes the VT500 Ascot 1983-84 and the VT500 Shadow 1983-86 US production bikes are shaft drive and they have a 6 speed transmission.

I dont think the mounts at the rear of the motor are the same...
Forum: Beasts 02-19-2011, 08:11 PM
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Posted By DaveM
$2200 The question that comes to my mind at...

$2200

The question that comes to my mind at least is can you buy a DR650 (in good shape)for less than what you can get for the TA and is it going to be as reliable?
Forum: Beasts 02-13-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 17,412
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Posted By DaveM
Re: Dirty spokes On a couple of my wheels I...

Re: Dirty spokes

On a couple of my wheels I ended up bead blasting the spokes and hub's and shooting clear over them but the oxidation will come back.

The plan is to just get some quality...
Forum: Beasts 01-31-2011, 07:26 AM
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Posted By DaveM
I agree that jetting would be a BIGGER factor in...

I agree that jetting would be a BIGGER factor in how the bike feels.

Of course there is so much differences in the carbs I guess it should feel different.

Looking at pics. on e-bay for Hawk...
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2011, 10:47 PM
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Posted By DaveM
When the throttle is just cracked open the air...

When the throttle is just cracked open the air flow that goes under the slide has to pickup speed to squeeze through. when the air speeds up the air pressure drops like the air over the top of the...
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2011, 10:23 PM
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Posted By DaveM
I think your looking at it from the idea of the...

I think your looking at it from the idea of the kinetic energy of the column
of air flowing at the vent hole?

The vent will just equalize the pressure in the lower chamber to the pressure above...
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2011, 10:08 PM
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Posted By DaveM
As far as I know all CV carbs use the lower...

As far as I know all CV carbs use the lower pressure that forms in the venturi and is translated to the upper chamber via the hole in the bottom of the slide.
At least all the Kehin and Mikuni carbs...
Forum: Beasts 09-25-2010, 02:38 PM
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Posted By DaveM
Not just the petcock but also check the floats...

Not just the petcock but also check the floats and needle and seats in the carbs as good ones shouldn't let that much fuel by even if the petcock is bad


DaveM
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2010, 09:19 PM
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Posted By DaveM
I do like the idea of the Hawk motor because of...

I do like the idea of the Hawk motor because of the wider ratio trans

I would'nt worry about parts for the motor because it is the same basic engine as the VT500 Ascot the shadows and such that...
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2010, 04:01 PM
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Posted By DaveM
40k miles motor should still have another 20k to...

40k miles motor should still have another 20k to 40k in her

all parts that you might need are availble or easy to adapt from another bike

If you still like it I say rebuild/modify it as there...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-19-2010, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,476
Posted By DaveM
I had five Mb5's at one time although no more...

I had five Mb5's at one time although no more than 3 running at any one time.

We used to roadrace them both in the stock and modified classes along with 3 Yamaha YSR50's 1 Kawasaki AR50 and a...
Forum: Beasts 08-08-2010, 10:57 AM
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Posted By DaveM
Looks like NU-4097 is also for the 90-92 XRV 750...

Looks like NU-4097 is also for the 90-92 XRV 750 AT

Maybe one of the AT owners has used it and has a pic.



DaveM
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2010, 10:33 PM
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Posted By DaveM
On the Corbin seats when I had talked to them...

On the Corbin seats when I had talked to them about 5 years ago they said that they had no problem making a seat like the AT KLR or KTM seats for the TA.

Nice and flat along it's length so I...
Forum: Beasts 06-08-2010, 09:59 PM
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Posted By DaveM
Best seat for my me...

Best seat for my me ishttp://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac130/DaveAtWCCH/Transalp/89TAHDseat.jpg

Harley Davidson Police seat

Look strange You bet but I cant see it while I ride

stock...
Forum: Beasts 06-03-2010, 12:23 AM
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Posted By DaveM
A "Bio" oil and recycling Al Gore loves ya:D ...

A "Bio" oil and recycling Al Gore loves ya:D


I'm afraid somebody will ask what fuel you use
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2010, 01:13 AM
Replies: 17,412
Views: 5,186,939
Posted By DaveM
Does it break up at 6500 if you are at less than...

Does it break up at 6500 if you are at less than full throttle?

I spent WAY to much time jetting my Hawk (700cc big valves X8 cams etc.)
years ago and it never worked with the stock carbs with...
Forum: Beasts 03-24-2010, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17,412
Views: 5,186,939
Posted By DaveM
All of mine are happy with low octane rated fuel...

All of mine are happy with low octane rated fuel 87 no pinging ever. In fact they get about 2 MPG better with it.

Had a 1983 CX650C that would get 6 or 7 more MPG on 87 than on 91

Now the hot...
Forum: Beasts 03-15-2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 17,412
Views: 5,186,939
Posted By DaveM
I've used the Airhawk Bought it for a ride...

I've used the Airhawk

Bought it for a ride up to Reno on my friends sportster.
It along with a sheepskin worked well but on the TA it doesnt feel right to me Feels to wiggly

I have found a...
Forum: Beasts 02-25-2010, 09:37 PM
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Posted By DaveM
There is one drawbck to the non key cap it makes...

There is one drawbck to the non key cap it makes using a tankbag a pain as you need to make shure that you don't pinch off the vent line.



Dave.M
Forum: Beasts 01-22-2010, 11:25 PM
Replies: 17,412
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Posted By DaveM
I have the Woodward fab bender got it from summit...

I have the Woodward fab bender got it from summit racing
bends 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 9/16", 3/4", 7/8" for rounds and 3/4 and1" for Square Tube


I have not tried the square dies but the round ones...
Forum: Beasts 01-10-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17,412
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Posted By DaveM
That sounds like the netural switch. ...

That sounds like the netural switch.

Sometimes you can clean the contact but it's not very expensive to replace.


DaveM
Forum: Beasts 01-07-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,923
Posted By DaveM
OK since I work on cylinder heads all day I will...

OK since I work on cylinder heads all day I will tell you that the engineers dont design for equal wear but minimum wear within the cost constrants of the design. Some materials or coatings that work...
Forum: Beasts 12-26-2009, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,344
Posted By DaveM
I wonder what the ratio of RXV to SXV's are sold?...

I wonder what the ratio of RXV to SXV's are sold?

My guess is more SXV's

I'd be strongly tempted by a Dorsoduro 750 powered RXV to replace one of my Transalps.
Forum: Beasts 12-26-2009, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26,117
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Posted By DaveM
Maybe if enough people in the US. sign up for...

Maybe if enough people in the US. sign up for updates it might show enough intrest to bring it over.

I signed up but truthfully I'm not holding my breath

One thing I think the manufactures...
Forum: Beasts 12-12-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17,412
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Posted By DaveM
Ladder When I was playing with shocks I found...

Ladder
When I was playing with shocks I found that 1989/90 models could have the compressed length made slightly shorter as the wheel and other hardware dont get close to hitting anything.

One...
Forum: Beasts 12-12-2009, 09:42 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 37,428
Posted By DaveM
1990 Transalp stock 42 to 54 best of 58 mpg ...

1990 Transalp stock 42 to 54 best of 58 mpg

1990 Transalp w/supertrapp 38 to 48 best of 50 mpg

1989 Transalp w/supertrapp and +1 tooth front 38 to 45 best of 52 mpg

1978 Sr500 w/pipe and...
Forum: Beasts 12-10-2009, 08:39 AM
Replies: 17,412
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Posted By DaveM
I have to second the worry about the seat base...

I have to second the worry about the seat base contacting the fuse holder

On the CDI holder just cut the bottom strap out of the rubber and slide them down to the plastic fender (keeps the...
Forum: Beasts 12-07-2009, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6,189
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Posted By DaveM
The seating position is a lot more natral fit...

The seating position is a lot more natral fit than the orig. multi as you dont seem to have to conform to the bike as much.
It is much more refined feeling.

It was harder to tell the bar seat...
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