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Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 01:01 PM
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
The 8mm helicoils are pretty straight forward....

The 8mm helicoils are pretty straight forward. The 6mm ones take a little extra care. Just try to keep the hole straight. If it pulled all of the threads, sometimes you don't have to use the oversize...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 07:00 AM
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
Yep, I sit down behind (or beside) the wheel and...

Yep, I sit down behind (or beside) the wheel and use both feet to lift the wheel. :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-26-2015, 07:33 AM
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
Yes, but it might be a little different for each...

Yes, but it might be a little different for each bike. The amount of spacing is dependent on where you set the center line of the tire/hub in the swing arm. My spacer worked out to be .573" thick. I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 07:54 PM
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
If you're talking about the chain slider, it...

If you're talking about the chain slider, it keeps the chain from eating the swing arm. Might be important. :D
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 06:29 PM
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
Try those new tires first, and I'd balance them. ...

Try those new tires first, and I'd balance them. :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2015, 05:07 PM
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
Just about finished changing the rear suspension...

Just about finished changing the rear suspension to Africa Twin RD03 and XR650L wheel and brakes. Here's the sprocket spacer...
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 31,070
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
I think you could weld it and over lay with plate...

I think you could weld it and over lay with plate and gussets where it's needed. It's got weld all over it anyway. :deal
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2015, 04:11 PM
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
Sounds like you have the sprocket on inside out....

Sounds like you have the sprocket on inside out. The flat side goes on the outside. :D
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 06:12 PM
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
Reminds me of the joke the Ranger told us in...

Reminds me of the joke the Ranger told us in Talkeetna on the way to McKinley .....

Hikers ask the Ranger how to best prepare for hiking in bear country. Ranger said "wear little bells on your...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 08:44 AM
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
I noticed your White Bros pipe, looks good. Glad...

I noticed your White Bros pipe, looks good. Glad someone is getting some use out of the KLX muffler. How's the bear situation ? I guess taking a trail ride up there can have a completely different...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-21-2015, 08:38 PM
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
Correct. I used the original mount/brace.

Correct. I used the original mount/brace.
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 02:37 PM
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
I guess my "98SE is the exception. It had less...

I guess my "98SE is the exception. It had less than a thousand miles on it when I got it. The idle jet was clogged from sitting, as expected, but after cleaning it starts and runs just like it should...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-21-2015, 12:23 PM
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Views: 1,202,758
Posted By 2old2Bbold
I had a really low mile "06 KLR for a short...

I had a really low mile "06 KLR for a short while. Got it down to 385 lbs by removing unimportant stuff (buddy pegs, safety switches, stock signals, etc). Never felt comfortable on it. Too big, tall,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 31,070
Views: 3,860,771
Posted By 2old2Bbold
Guess it depends on what you want out of the...

Guess it depends on what you want out of the bike. For me the street legal version at 300+ lbs with spares and bags makes a nice little back country touring ride. If I wanted a full on off road...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 31,070
Views: 3,860,771
Posted By 2old2Bbold
I don't know why anyone would screw around with...

I don't know why anyone would screw around with after market carb mods. The bike runs great with stock jets, needle and air box. :dunno
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-20-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17,694
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
I mounted mine without trimming, but it was kind...

I mounted mine without trimming, but it was kind of a pain to do, and dependent on finding the right clamps for the fork lowers.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 08:10 PM
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
Never hurts to use blue Loctite.

Never hurts to use blue Loctite.
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 31,070
Views: 3,860,771
Posted By 2old2Bbold
I use the HF cheap hydraulic bike lift. I think...

I use the HF cheap hydraulic bike lift. I think it was around $65 on sale with a coupon. :D But I have a couple of bigger bikes and I like the easy operation and stability.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-14-2015, 10:32 PM
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
Carbs could have dried up. No gas in bowls....

Carbs could have dried up. No gas in bowls. Vacuum petcocks won't open if the motor won't start (no intake vacuum). Check to be sure fuel is getting to the carbs. Unplug the fuel hose from the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 91,039
Posted By 2old2Bbold
This is really not the place for this discussion....

This is really not the place for this discussion. Maybe you can start a thread on motorcycle charging systems. If you do please send me a link. Thanks.

The Transalp and Africa Twin threads have...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 31,070
Views: 3,860,771
Posted By 2old2Bbold
I don't know. That's why I use the smaller...

I don't know. That's why I use the smaller 3/8".....just don't strip it. :D
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 91,039
Posted By 2old2Bbold
You may be right, but I'm pretty sure that 25yo...

You may be right, but I'm pretty sure that 25yo Transalp ( and Africa Twin) has a basic permanent magnet generator system.

...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 31,070
Views: 3,860,771
Posted By 2old2Bbold
I use a 1/2" air impact wrench to take them apart...

I use a 1/2" air impact wrench to take them apart and a 3/8" air wrench to put it back together. Carefully, try your electric wrench to get it started. Or maybe a hammer impact if you're afraid of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 31,070
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
The way I understand it.... Vacuum from the...

The way I understand it.... Vacuum from the intake (right side carb port) opens the diaphragm petcock and allows fuel to flow by gravity into the float bowl. Air passing through the carb bore passing...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 31,070
Views: 3,860,771
Posted By 2old2Bbold
You could stop by an Auto Zone and pick up a...

You could stop by an Auto Zone and pick up a "spare tire in a can" and pump it up if it's not a big leak. Ride it home and deal with it there. I never ride without flat fixing stuff.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-12-2015, 09:00 PM
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Views: 94,120
Posted By 2old2Bbold
Don't remember the name but they're hard to miss....

Don't remember the name but they're hard to miss. Stayed in this one several times. Sleeps 5 for a little over $100 IIRC. That old gas station use to be the only one in town.
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-12-2015, 07:27 PM
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
Hang out in Lake City a few days. Lots of great...

Hang out in Lake City a few days. Lots of great day trip loops out of there....Silverton, Telluride. Ouray, Old Carson to Rio Grand Reservoir, trail jeep trail up to Uncompahgre peak, etc. There are...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 91,039
Posted By 2old2Bbold
Be aware that without the headlight on, that...

Be aware that without the headlight on, that power has to go somewhere (through the regulator/rectifier to ground). This will cause the R/R to run a little hotter than normal and might cause the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 31,070
Views: 3,860,771
Posted By 2old2Bbold
Maybe this will help. Start here.......

Maybe this will help. Start here.... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=17941533&postcount=10830
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 31,070
Views: 3,860,771
Posted By 2old2Bbold
If those "thrust washers" don't have a little...

If those "thrust washers" don't have a little clearance your clutch is never going to release enough to shift good. ( Another reason for sanding the back of the clutch hub or adding an extra...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-04-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7,099
Views: 1,173,531
Posted By 2old2Bbold
Does anyone really believe Honda is going to...

Does anyone really believe Honda is going to offer this bike with DCT only ? :huh

You street riders can have that DCT thing.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-04-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17,694
Views: 5,405,799
Posted By 2old2Bbold
Mine came out very easily. Almost too easy. The...

Mine came out very easily. Almost too easy. The old 2 stroke crank shaft seals were sometimes a struggle., but these seals have little to no (oil) pressure on them and appear to be installed with no...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-03-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 17,694
Views: 5,405,799
Posted By 2old2Bbold
Yes, I forgot. I used a piece of a plastic bag...

Yes, I forgot. I used a piece of a plastic bag stretched over the shaft and greased it up. It's a tighter fit than I expected. Works good for sliding fork seals on too.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-03-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 17,694
Views: 5,405,799
Posted By 2old2Bbold
I just replaced mine...and the shifter seal....

I just replaced mine...and the shifter seal. Easy.... I used a small common screw driver with a smooth shaft (don't want to scratch the shaft). Insert (tap) the tip between the seal and the shaft...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-01-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14,533
Views: 5,319,827
Posted By 2old2Bbold
Haven't had basic electronics since "64 so don't...

Haven't had basic electronics since "64 so don't be too harsh on me.... You have a good general idea of how it works. First a little basics. When a magnetic field (magnets in the flywheel/rotor) cut...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-28-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,482
Posted By 2old2Bbold
Looks like the "95 head can be saved with a...

Looks like the "95 head can be saved with a little careful polishing. Or get some new used rockers and cam off ebay. The cam bearing journals are the critical part. The "98 head looks great. The...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-28-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 117,396
Posted By 2old2Bbold
Here's an old pic from the "80's a little...

Here's an old pic from the "80's a little southwest of Monterrey Mexico...

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-hkhH2Bw/0/L/i-hkhH2Bw-L.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-28-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 117,396
Posted By 2old2Bbold
Sounds about right. In "72 we had a group of a...

Sounds about right. In "72 we had a group of a bought ten that rode together every weekend. As far as I know, non are dead yet but some have had some real close calls. Only two of us still ride, but...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 31,070
Views: 3,860,771
Posted By 2old2Bbold
The springs absorb some of the shock in the drive...

The springs absorb some of the shock in the drive train when you drop the clutch.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-27-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,482
Posted By 2old2Bbold
Maybe you can do something kinda like this.......

Maybe you can do something kinda like this.... http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=992337&page=4

Finished mount ...... http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24678557&postcount=97
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