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Old 09-20-2008, 02:12 AM   #76
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seen in Melbourne many years ago



A snowies meeting again a long time ago

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Old 09-20-2008, 03:51 AM   #77
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thanks for posting that article Greg, and sorry about the 5/7 lapse in memory.
Here's an idea for the longest thread on record : Gregs archives!
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Old 09-20-2008, 04:05 AM   #78
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thanks for posting that article Greg, and sorry about the 5/7 lapse in memory.
Here's an idea for the longest thread on record : Gregs archives!
Fantastic, Greg. Thanks!!!!
Been thinking, mate... you should write a book on offroad Hondas in Oz.
I'd pay $25.00+ for it...! I'm sure the crew would happily donate pix... and some of the photos featured in this thread are pretty amazing.

Paul D: I was misled by the salesman... and humbly apologise for doubting a healer of broken men and their machines. (I'm only good at numbers... .)

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Old 09-20-2008, 06:49 PM   #79
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thanks for posting that article Greg, and sorry about the 5/7 lapse in memory.
Here's an idea for the longest thread on record : Gregs archives!
Or alternatively:
The Einstein Factor

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=324979
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Old 09-21-2008, 04:06 AM   #80
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Week Long Party?!

The Greg is an FFFFing national treasure. When are you going to get yourself over to WestOz, Greg? I'll organise a week-long party in the guest cottage...

Paul
Week not enough? Come over for a coupla weeks... .
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Old 09-22-2008, 07:07 PM   #81
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Wicked Mods etc to TAs and ATs

Its always handy to know whats been done...

Best mods I did to my old TA were:
Bash plate,
Crash Bars,
bark busters, (these three mods are a fair reflection on my riding style )
Heated Grips (vince strang version)
front mudguard lifted
braided break line
bottom cut out of the CDI holder units (and never had a issue with them)
installed a mud flap extention which kept the rear shock clean(er)
pannier racks
givi top box
rear shock refirb
progresive springs in the front
K&N air filter

The AT mods I've done:
bike computer (as I have ongoing issues with the speedo dropping out)
replaced standard front guard with a low KTM 640 guard (sprayed white!)
power socket
rear mud flap extention (to protect the shock)

Dr AT did most of the mods on my AT , (the obvious ones I know) they are:
Fuel pump
suspension: fornuels in the back. front
heated grips
crash bars
reworked the rear racks and panels
high screen
K&N and paper airfilters
.....?

Gregs post on this should run a few pages...

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Old 09-23-2008, 01:33 AM   #82
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XLV Carb Problems?

Ive struck problems with my XLV,had the unit off the road for about 6 months to rewind a faulty starter motor that involved taking off the side plate that has the charging coils(may be important) and storing that section waiting for the rewind to be done. On reassembling everything,it seems to be running lean ,and backfiring,on the rear cylinder. using the choke control seem to make it run a lot better. Cylinder pressure seems ok,120lbs,swapping various coil leads and CDI boxes dosnt make any difference,running voltages on the supply from the excitor coils are the same(130v) same as the timing coils(.6v). What is the symtons of a dicky carb slide diaphram. New plugs didnt make any difference,draining the carbs also didnt do anything. any ideas

grant suth oz
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Old 09-23-2008, 03:58 AM   #83
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Ive struck problems with my XLV,had the unit off the road for about 6 months to rewind a faulty starter motor that involved taking off the side plate that has the charging coils(may be important) and storing that section waiting for the rewind to be done.
G'day baldtire, my guess is a gummed-up jet. Happens all the time when they're not used for a while. Dismantle and clean out w/ carb cleaner and compressed air.

email/PM if you want more info, see also http://zoic.org/sharkey/moto/xlv/

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Old 09-23-2008, 05:01 AM   #84
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i think honda hates us.
they made two awesome bikes (XR650R and Africa twin) and take them away from us. ok the africa twin never was available here but....
Where do i go on my next trip to Japan and who do i threaten ?

any ATs been for sale here recently?
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Old 09-23-2008, 05:17 AM   #85
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New Trannie

Found this pic of the new Trannie with a few farkles.
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Old 09-23-2008, 05:30 AM   #86
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New TA

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Old 09-23-2008, 05:32 AM   #87
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Later model swing-arm and disc setup for '87 TA

I'm thinking hard about fitting a later model TA disc braked back end to my beast. I know it probably won't make that much of a difference, but I want to do it just to modernize her.

I know there is a heap of stuff over in beasts about guys fitting AT rear ends, but I don't want to go that far and plan on just sticking with the TA setup. I can't find anything about this. Does anyone know if the later swingarm will just bolt in or if I'll have to do other mods?

Greg???

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Old 09-23-2008, 06:22 AM   #88
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Mike,

i dont know if the 650 TA stuff would fit but mid 90's 600 rear would fit but you'd have to get the wheel, swingarm & brake system then fab a mount for the master cylinder etc and if your going to go to that much trouble the AT stuff is much better and takes about the same amount of work.

here's a couple of pics of a disc fitted to an oz TA's drum brake rear wheel, a friend of DrAt's, hopefully he will post some details



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Old 09-23-2008, 09:03 AM   #89
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Any wasps or hornets about?

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Ive struck problems with my XLV,had the unit off the road for about 6 months to rewind a faulty starter motor that involved taking off the side plate that has the charging coils(may be important) and storing that section waiting for the rewind to be done. On reassembling everything,it seems to be running lean ,and backfiring,on the rear cylinder. using the choke control seem to make it run a lot better. Cylinder pressure seems ok,120lbs,swapping various coil leads and CDI boxes dosnt make any difference,running voltages on the supply from the excitor coils are the same(130v) same as the timing coils(.6v). What is the symtons of a dicky carb slide diaphram. New plugs didnt make any difference,draining the carbs also didnt do anything. any ideas

grant suth oz
Mechanic cleaned XLV750R carbie and found insect larvae and dried mud in one jet. I had a Mariner outboard's ports blocked the same way.
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Old 09-23-2008, 01:16 PM   #90
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Hand guards

What kind of hand guards did you mount? They look really nice, might get some for my Twin!!!!!
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