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Old 06-27-2013, 08:07 AM   #15016
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link: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...39170&page=987



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Scroll back through this thread from only 1 month ago (HERE is a good starting point) for some links. They are recent enough that finding them should be easy, and the info should still be vaild.



Scroll back through this thread from only 1 month ago (HERE is the same good starting point) for some relevant conversation. In short, many run those orange boxes without issue. I have seen them fail much sooner than Honda OEM CDI's. But see the posts in the pages following that link for people's comments.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:13 AM   #15017
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I once ran a twin cylinder bike on one cylinder, two up, loaded, to the nearest town. Soon after, the main rod bearing of the running cylinder failed. Too much load, I guess.

How far was that town? How many miles were on that engine? What does failed mean? What was the cause of the bike to run on one cylinder?

I see no mechanical reason why this would happen, oil was still being pumped to all the bearings.

Where is Showkey when we need him?
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:36 AM   #15018
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How far was that town? How many miles were on that engine? What does failed mean? What was the cause of the bike to run on one cylinder?

I see no mechanical reason why this would happen, oil was still being pumped to all the bearings.

Where is Showkey when we need him?
I walked away from the computer still thinking about this and I want to revise my question and comment.

Did you moderate your speed to accomodate the lose of HP?
Was your engine a air cooled engine?

I can see where trying to maintain highway speeds under such load for a extended period of time could over heat the oil or possibly burn up the oil. The bearings would starve for oil cool enough to work properly under such a work load.

In my case it was 6 miles down hill and 5 miles on a 45-55 mph flat road with a 150 lb rider. I had no intentions of riding it all day like that.
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:13 AM   #15019
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Hey mas - thanks for making that link more noticeable. The 2 underlined "HERE" words in my post were links back to page 986 of this thread, but I didn't make it clear that they were linked.
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:45 AM   #15020
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Yeah I had to go hunt for it, I tried the search tool but you know how well that works.

Online discounted Honda CDI's can be bought for around $105.00-$110.00, not that much more than the imported CDI's so there isn't much advantage in not getting the real Shendegins.

A while back I checked with one Ebay seller and asked who made the ones they were selling, I got no reply so I would not recommend any from the seller Caltec.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:40 AM   #15021
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Really like the blue on this.

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Waiting for my decal packs to arrive so its a bit naked atm.

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Old 06-27-2013, 01:07 PM   #15022
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:25 PM   #15023
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Really like the blue on this.
For anyone interested is a toyota/lexus indigo ink, code 8P4.
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:33 PM   #15024
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Hi Everyone A New Transalp Owner Here

Hello Everyone. I have recently hade the good fortune to be able to purchase bugman's 89 Transalp. I did a fly and ride from ohio to NC and rode it back 600 miles. 500 of those miles was on the second day - super slab and the TA performed flawlessly. I was semis up hills at 85 and it didn't even hesitate.


The bike is in unbelievably good shape and I just started cleaning all of the painted surfaces with naptha. With years of hazy finish grime removed the thing is just gleaming. Of course there are some scuffs and scratches but The only real things wrong with the bike is the speedo light is out and the left grip is loose. :) Oh yea and the CDI flip, and new rear break pads.


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Old 06-28-2013, 06:39 PM   #15025
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The only real things wrong with the bike is .... rear break pads.
congrats! The rear brakes use shoes and therein lies the problem. I just spent a few days with adjusting valves , carb synch,new plugs and slightly richer jetting and thing feels better than it ever has
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Old 06-29-2013, 03:34 AM   #15026
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http://www.gummycarbs.com/wiki/index...ion.29_Modules

Scroll down to CDI's. I have seen on previous posts in a Thumper Talk xr 600 thread, that people have repaired their defective cdi, keep it for a spare and buy a new one. Maybe someone else can tell you where to buy a new one.
I contacted the Argentine people on the their home page but no reply so for. Is there another way to contact them. Cheap cycle parts has the CDI's for $115 per plus shipping. What have you paid and from where did you purchase?
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:04 AM   #15027
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When I got mine last year it was from powersportsplus.com and was $101. Looks like that site is now partzilla.com and the price is up to $115....
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Old 06-29-2013, 05:15 AM   #15028
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[QUOTE=Jim Rowley

Some of you may have heard about the Black Forest Wildfire here in Colorado. My wife and I had to evacuate Tuesday afternoon with our dogs and whatever we could throw in my truck and her car. Yes, I threw my AT and Super Tenere in the bed. I just found out the house is a total loss. As much as I would like to ride with everyone, I need to reset and reassess. I hope to see everyone soon at another gathering.[/QUOTE]


A bit late I know, but I've not been on ADV as I have been away... I don't really know you Jim, but am very sad to hear what happened, but at least you were able to get safely away.

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Old 06-29-2013, 07:31 AM   #15029
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I contacted the Argentine people on the their home page but no reply so for. Is there another way to contact them. Cheap cycle parts has the CDI's for $115 per plus shipping. What have you paid and from where did you purchase?
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:42 AM   #15030
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TA forsale

worth passing along

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=899373
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