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Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 06:35 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
I've been lazy....not reallly started as yet.

I've been lazy....not reallly started as yet.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-26-2014, 06:31 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Drat...check the URL sometimes this system puts...

Drat...check the URL sometimes this system puts the "HTTP" in twice...then it wont load.

Thanks for the mileage info, origin and your thoughts.
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 02:22 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Happy Up-Side-Down Christmas to all you blokes in...

Happy Up-Side-Down Christmas to all you blokes in on the bottom of the world.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-25-2014, 02:17 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
GREAT !! RD03s are the BOMB.

OK, but I would like to know the mileage on each machine and most importantly from which country they were imported.

As I'm sure you are aware, there is a vast difference between a machine that...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-19-2014, 10:57 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Have you synced the carbs recently? Also,...

Have you synced the carbs recently?

Also, there are small black seals at the end of the "choke" valve plungers. Are those present and in good condition?

If the plungers leak or don't close...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-18-2014, 10:50 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Kazaven, If more ground clearance is your...

Kazaven,

If more ground clearance is your goal, you might try the correct springs in the TA suspension first. That might be a good step to take if you want to spend less money.

From your...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-17-2014, 11:04 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Kazaven, Be aware that Honda only gave the...

Kazaven,

Be aware that Honda only gave the Transalp to the USA for 1989 and 1990. All the Americans are modifying very old machines.

I'm not certain what size forks your newer model uses and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-16-2014, 10:48 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
This is NOT a TIRE thread !!

That said, I normally use a TKC 80 in the front at 29-30 and a Micheline T63 in the rear at 35 for the street and a bit softer for sustained off-road. The Conti is not stellar off road when leaned...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-15-2014, 07:41 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
It's here, right next to the crackers, cheese and...

It's here, right next to the crackers, cheese and left-over turkey.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-14-2014, 05:11 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
I've not seen a ton of cam chain wear on TA...

I've not seen a ton of cam chain wear on TA engines. Mark can likely say with more authority since has had more of them apart than I have.

The cams are pretty mild in the TA and the chains don't...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 04:56 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
......and THAT'S how you learn to do stuff......

......and THAT'S how you learn to do stuff......
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-14-2014, 04:53 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Comments from the Resident Luddite

NO....because it's manual you remember to turn it OFF after you're done riding.

Yes, you can leave it ON but then you will depend solely on two tiny carb float needles to keep fuel from flooding...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-14-2014, 04:27 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Most motorcycles use what's called a...

Most motorcycles use what's called a "Constant-Mesh" gearbox. This means that (unlike a car transmission) all the gears are meshing with each other all the time.

The thing that determines which...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-14-2014, 04:14 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
In my experience valve seal wear will show with...

In my experience valve seal wear will show with some smoking usually at or just above idle when intake manifold vacuum is at its highest point and oil gets drawn down the valve guide to be burnt in...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-14-2014, 09:48 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
THIS is the kind of write-up we need here !!

Great write-up and photos.

I'm confused about the valve seals. I assue you're referring to the valve guide seals. If so, I don't see how they will improve the intake valve leakage.

Pressure...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-11-2014, 12:30 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Paint is certainly a personal area and after all...

Paint is certainly a personal area and after all your work you are certainly entitled to have the bike look however you want.

Personally, I like the white/orange better. As a suggestion, try...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-08-2014, 09:37 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Can to take a quick pic of the fork boots out of...

Can to take a quick pic of the fork boots out of the box and/or on the bike. I want to see if they really are factory spec.

Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 12:03 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Price? In what language is it written?

Price?

In what language is it written?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-03-2014, 08:31 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Well done, :clap:clap Nice to see a project...

Well done, :clap:clap

Nice to see a project come to fruition.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-03-2014, 12:05 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
From the frame, it appears to be a heavily modded...

From the frame, it appears to be a heavily modded RD07 Africa Twin.

The fuel tank has been moved and replaced with an airbox.

I've thought about this mod for a TA but I'd build a tank under the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 09:30 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Make absolutely certain that there is NO fuel in...

Make absolutely certain that there is NO fuel in your crankcase BEFORE starting the bike.

Leaving fuel taps on with a gravity fed bike is a sure path to engine destruction. Many, many people have...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 01:31 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Yes, I think you do. If not only to reduce...

Yes, I think you do. If not only to reduce strain on the battery and starter but also on the starter gear train. Too much stress here may damage your left side case. This happened on the SR41/42s...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-29-2014, 09:50 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
That look is very easy to do. The Transalp tank...

That look is very easy to do. The Transalp tank and seat (you'll need the seat also) should use existing RD04 mounts. The bottom tank support can be removed along with the fuel pump since the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-28-2014, 08:59 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
mkr, Are you referring to the panels under...

mkr,

Are you referring to the panels under the seat, or the panels covering the radiators.

The RD04 has it's coolant tank and other things mounted much more "outboard" than the Transalp. The...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 11:07 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Sometimes when the bowls are completely empty,...

Sometimes when the bowls are completely empty, the needle part of the float valve will hang up a bit inside the valve body.

Whenever I've just redone the carbs, I always tap on the bowls with the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-26-2014, 06:20 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Great photos, Kev and video A-Wind. Thanks. ...

Great photos, Kev and video A-Wind.

Thanks.

Right after watching, I jumped into my gear and went for a 2 hour ride. Blue-funk for the last 2 days totally gone.
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 07:44 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Bluesman, Do not fret. You'll be fine. ...

Bluesman,

Do not fret. You'll be fine.

I personally know 5 firemen who have done this on the job. My small survey group says it's going from zero to heavy-work without any warm-up. But you...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 09:31 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Don't think I haven't thought about at least...

Don't think I haven't thought about at least going down and supporting Stefan as a spectator.

I don't think I have enough experience to actually perform as a mechanic.

In any case, it will be...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-13-2014, 09:04 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Soooo....was that a test, then??

Soooo....was that a test, then??
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-13-2014, 07:19 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
The RD04 has a slightly different front fairing...

The RD04 has a slightly different front fairing bracket than the RD03. The 03 does not have the vertical bits to hold the fairing/windscreen joint and, I think, the instrument mounts are also a bit...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-10-2014, 01:35 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Potski, I may have spoken too soon. ...

Potski,

I may have spoken too soon.

Didn't see the different in the placement of the teeth in relation to the shaft.

It may indeed move the chain too close to the case and will certainly...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-10-2014, 09:38 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
No reason why that would not fit. Dimensions...

No reason why that would not fit. Dimensions show it exactly the same.

We should all send JT a nice note thanking them for the engineering drawings that they post to make cross-fitting things...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 07:32 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Thanks for the compliments. Having a bike...

Thanks for the compliments.

Having a bike look like one of Rob's is high praise indeed.

I pulled the crashbars 'cause I was having a love/hate (mostly hate) relationship. I liked the bars...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2014, 08:59 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Got a set of Stefan Hesslers new carbon tank...

Got a set of Stefan Hesslers new carbon tank protectors and removed the crashbars.

Here's a quick photo. They fit perfectly. Attach with RTV adhesive. Once set, I can not pull them off by hand,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 10:40 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Happy to hear you're feeling better. Photos...

Happy to hear you're feeling better.

Photos and comments from the show are, as always, much appreciated.
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 07:38 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Suzuki tried very hard to put the new VS in place...

Suzuki tried very hard to put the new VS in place with the our Bigs. They even showed the bike in a number of locations along side the Bigs. I think a few Big owners were even contacted to use...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 04:40 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
What?? Really ?? :puke1

What?? Really ?? :puke1
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 03:57 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Odd that you should ask. Here's what popped...

Odd that you should ask.

Here's what popped up on the interweb today:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xUewDN9lgY
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-04-2014, 03:47 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
That's not even a weak answer...that's NO answer....

That's not even a weak answer...that's NO answer. You paid for a leakdown and all they are giving you is results from a basic compression test.

The basic test just tells you there's a problem. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-04-2014, 12:40 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Get a BMW. ...oh wait...you said...

Get a BMW.


...oh wait...you said "Robust"....nevermind.

and note I did not take the more obvious approach to this comment.
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