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Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 04:42 PM
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Posted By mas335
I'm new to the DR650, don't even own one yet but...

I'm new to the DR650, don't even own one yet but it looks to be a front wheel axle adapter.
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 02:31 PM
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Posted By mas335
^^^^^^^^^ +1 It is a simple and fast test to...

^^^^^^^^^ +1 It is a simple and fast test to verify if the battery is being charged and at what voltage rate.
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 04:39 PM
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Posted By mas335
Thanks again, Honda has been using cs seal...

Thanks again,

Honda has been using cs seal retainers on Transalps since at least the 1989 model. I guess for Suzuki better late than never.
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 04:34 PM
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Posted By mas335
thanks, I like preventing problems, not solving...

thanks, I like preventing problems, not solving them afterwards.

Do you need to drill and tap screw holes to hold the retainer on or does it mount to some existing screw holes?
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 04:20 PM
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Posted By mas335
Can you tell me more about the CS seal issues,...

Can you tell me more about the CS seal issues, years affected, solution, etc.

Thanks,
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 03:13 PM
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Posted By mas335
Thanks Thump, that info does help. ...

Thanks Thump, that info does help.

Regarding the output shaft oil seal retainer, did pre 2013 models having problems with the seal staying in? What was used before the retainer, just...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 01:07 PM
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Posted By mas335
Thanks for all the comments, not sure were to...

Thanks for all the comments, not sure were to start with my replies but,

It isn't a question of if I am buying a DR650, there is nothing else to choose from that suits me and the amount of money...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 06:45 AM
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Posted By mas335
After having a not so satisfying relationship...

After having a not so satisfying relationship with my '99 and '95 DR350se I sold them and am now in the early stages of selecting the right DR650, "07 -'09 are in my price range.

I have had...
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 17,283
Views: 5,109,156
Posted By mas335
RobbinG, Welcome aboard, it looks like you own a...

RobbinG, Welcome aboard, it looks like you own a '92 model, is that a Corbin seat? Are they easy to find in Europe?

Your english is fine, I am under the impression that people from the...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2014, 06:04 AM
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Posted By mas335
Dan, you mentioned a few steps that I...

Dan,

you mentioned a few steps that I never considered but they make sense, good suggestions.
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 03:34 PM
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Posted By mas335
When I was reading your first post the whole time...

When I was reading your first post the whole time I was wondering were the major part of the leak was coming from, the reply you got from the shop is a weak answer.

Having been inside three TA...
Forum: Beasts 10-30-2014, 02:57 PM
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Posted By mas335
Here is the link I referenced, it is a technical...

Here is the link I referenced, it is a technical bulletin on Piston and Ring Wear as it pertains to excessive oil consumption.
...
Forum: Beasts 10-30-2014, 03:42 AM
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Posted By mas335
The center stand will not fit pre 1991 Transalps...

The center stand will not fit pre 1991 Transalps as those models lack the frame mounts required to support the centerstand attachment shaft.
Forum: Beasts 10-28-2014, 03:55 AM
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Posted By mas335
Icema, Nice write up and photos. Ever...

Icema,

Nice write up and photos. Ever since we started this topic I have been thinking about this oil consumption problem. I wonder just how many Transalps were broken in properly according to...
Forum: Beasts 10-27-2014, 04:46 PM
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Posted By mas335
I haven't priced rims but assumed a decent rear...

I haven't priced rims but assumed a decent rear rim could be bought for around $200-250.00. It may be cheaper to have a "good" local shop do the lacing to avoid the premium price at Woody's and the...
Forum: Beasts 10-27-2014, 03:20 AM
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Posted By mas335
Germany seems to have the mother load of good...

Germany seems to have the mother load of good used TA parts but with the outragous transatlantic shipping costs I would think it would be cheaper to just have the wheel rebuilt?

I priced having a...
Forum: Beasts 10-26-2014, 04:03 AM
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Posted By mas335
I have been using Chrome's AGM sealed batteries...

I have been using Chrome's AGM sealed batteries for several years, they are very affordable, the last one I bought was $42.66 shipped. They have a dedicated battery size for the Transalp with the...
Forum: Beasts 10-26-2014, 03:49 AM
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Posted By mas335
There is no simple direct substitute rear wheel....

There is no simple direct substitute rear wheel. Any major rim manufacturer can supply a replacement rim. You can also contact Woody Wheels, you will find contact info in the vendor section, I think...
Forum: Beasts 10-09-2014, 03:29 AM
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Posted By mas335
I thought I would repost this old discussion just...

I thought I would repost this old discussion just to add to the list of high oil consumption issues that can arise........

This goes back to 10-3-13 # 15597
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2014, 05:33 AM
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Posted By mas335
Dan, What engine mounts did you use at the front...

Dan, What engine mounts did you use at the front of the engine which connects to the frame? They must have been the mounts that came with the 88 frame and not those that were for the xl650 frame...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2014, 03:19 AM
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Posted By mas335
highly unlikely, a 1991 xl600v doesn't even have...

highly unlikely, a 1991 xl600v doesn't even have the same engine mounts as a 1990 xl600v. The engine mounting bolt locations are the same but the engine mounting brackets on the front that attach to...
Forum: Beasts 10-04-2014, 02:35 AM
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Posted By mas335
Carlos, Good Looking Bike with the dual...

Carlos, Good Looking Bike with the dual headlights.
Forum: Beasts 10-03-2014, 04:33 PM
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Posted By mas335
I think there have been more than a few people...

I think there have been more than a few people report of higher than expected oil lose while at long highway speeds. Higher mileage TA's typically do use more oil. IIRC 1/2 quart to 1,000 miles has...
Forum: Beasts 09-25-2014, 04:16 AM
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Posted By mas335
Good idea, you can't check the oil level too...

Good idea, you can't check the oil level too often. I sometimes wonder is people know the correct way to check the oil level in a TA engine?

With the bike standing straight up and not on the...
Forum: Beasts 09-25-2014, 04:09 AM
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Posted By mas335
That's what I was afraid of. I have seen the...

That's what I was afraid of. I have seen the insides of TA engines that lost oil aand it wasn't pretty. This is becoming a increasing story with Transalps, how many miles are on this engine?
...
Forum: Beasts 09-24-2014, 02:00 PM
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Posted By mas335
It's hard to answer with such limited details...

It's hard to answer with such limited details like "how" did it seize up? Are we talking oil starvation, water/rust issue etc, how did it happen?


If it lost oil then I would doubt rebuilding...
Forum: Beasts 09-20-2014, 04:08 PM
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Posted By mas335
Coming to a flea market near you...

Coming to a flea market near you soon................




http://i1242.photobucket.com/albums/gg522/335mark/DSC01485_zps90a9c491.jpg


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Forum: Beasts 09-18-2014, 08:58 AM
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Posted By mas335
well it might be a great parts bike and in some...

well it might be a great parts bike and in some states getting a title might be very easy, it's all a gamble.
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2014, 03:05 AM
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Posted By mas335
As the saying goes..........If it's too good to...

As the saying goes..........If it's too good to be true it probably isn't.

With no less than 10 hurricanes and a number of tropical storms that made their way up the east coast in the past 10...
Forum: Beasts 09-15-2014, 03:31 PM
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Posted By mas335
Backfiring is generally caused by one of two...

Backfiring is generally caused by one of two things, Ignition system malfunction ( failing CDI, poor connections, loose wirings, etc) or the fuel mixture is too lean, that can be anything from poor...
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17,283
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Posted By mas335
Well the rains finally held off and got to "test...

Well the rains finally held off and got to "test ride" my TA that I just assembled, it ran perfect.

I really try to get the carb snycronization and carb function dialed in because I like having...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 17,283
Views: 5,109,156
Posted By mas335
So the bike performed the same over all not...

So the bike performed the same over all not matter which design CDI you used, not sure I recall what the benefits of the digital CDI was supposed to be, reliability??

I have also noticed the drop...
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 156,264
Posted By mas335
Dale let me know how I can help. Over the years I...

Dale let me know how I can help. Over the years I have put on cycling events as the promotor, marketing, development etc. and it is not nearly as much fun as doing the event, you just miss a lot when...
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2014, 01:26 PM
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Views: 156,264
Posted By mas335
Very very cool, as a life long cyclist, and a...

Very very cool, as a life long cyclist, and a former cat 3 road racer I like everything about this image. I watched this race on TV and was envious of everything I saw, wish I was there riding either...
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 17,283
Views: 5,109,156
Posted By mas335
Carlos, my next bike is amost ready, I got a lot...

Carlos, my next bike is amost ready, I got a lot done in the last two weeks. If all goes well my first test run will be this week or early next week.

I decided to keep the engine black, it's...
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2014, 03:30 AM
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Posted By mas335
yep. I posted that detail a while back, it's...

yep. I posted that detail a while back, it's something you don't think about until you think about it. If I had a long ride to complete I would loosen the plugs on the dead cylinder, that should make...
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 17,283
Views: 5,109,156
Posted By mas335
Glad you got the problem solved, since you have a...

Glad you got the problem solved, since you have a chance to try these two types of CDI units back to back can you notice any performance difference or mpg changes?

Riding on a dead CDI is a...
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17,283
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Posted By mas335
Thanks, that is kinda what I noticed, not sure...

Thanks, that is kinda what I noticed, not sure that it means anything but I just assumed that all the Rotella oils would have the same JASO MA designation.
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2014, 10:27 AM
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Posted By mas335
Why does the idea "consulting fee" come to mind?...

Why does the idea "consulting fee" come to mind? You have asked the longest list of questions that I have ever seen, perhaps a more narrowly focused approach would be more easily addressed.
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17,283
Views: 5,109,156
Posted By mas335
no no no, just wondering if the missing JASO MA...

no no no, just wondering if the missing JASO MA means anything. I hate oil threads, tire threads rate pretty high to.
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