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Forum: Trip Planning Yesterday, 11:25 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,259
Posted By E-Bum
Interesting, would you mind sharing your work...

Interesting, would you mind sharing your work history? I feel like I'm the same way -- I'm 26, making decent money in a boring tech job and wondering where the next step is. I've traveled quite a bit...
Forum: Vendors 07-22-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,060
Views: 131,972
Posted By E-Bum
Yup, that's why I was really looking forward to...

Yup, that's why I was really looking forward to these lights, lots of good things I've heard. I tried to make little mock-lights with the dimensions you gave me, but it's too close to call. Because...
Forum: Vendors 07-22-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1,060
Views: 131,972
Posted By E-Bum
Unfortunately, the problem is a little different....

Unfortunately, the problem is a little different. The optic/glass of the light itself fits well within the opening (the optic/glass was something like 2.6" in diameter or something). The problem is...
Forum: Vendors 07-21-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 520,611
Posted By E-Bum
Great, thank you. I have sent you guys a service...

Great, thank you. I have sent you guys a service request through your site.
Forum: Trip Planning 07-17-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By E-Bum
The fact is that 99% of people (probably over...

The fact is that 99% of people (probably over that) in this world couldn't care less where you are from. In small and undeveloped nations, they couldn't give two shits about your far away country....
Forum: Trip Planning 07-17-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By E-Bum
This is entirely not true. The US passport is...

This is entirely not true. The US passport is considered one of the best passports to have for international travel, second only to certain European nations.

The idea that Americans are...
Forum: Vendors 07-17-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 520,611
Posted By E-Bum
I talked to Jonathan from Rugged Roads yesterday,...

I talked to Jonathan from Rugged Roads yesterday, who I'll be buying the rims from. Although the rims are drilled for the number of spokes, he did mention that the angle will have to be modified...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-16-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Posted By E-Bum
Great info, thanks guys. It's amazing how...

Great info, thanks guys. It's amazing how extensive this rebuild has become. At first I was thinking I'd just have the frame re-powdercoated... By the time I had everything stripped off it, the...
Forum: Vendors 07-15-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1,060
Views: 131,972
Posted By E-Bum
Damn, Cyclops stuff was really looking to be the...

Damn, Cyclops stuff was really looking to be the way to go. Thanks for letting me know.

Edit: Do any of the smaller diameter Cyclops lights offer anything you'd be comfortable suggesting for...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-15-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Posted By E-Bum
Revamping a 26 year-old wire harness

I am restoring my 1988 Honda Africa Twin and one of the things I've put off doing for lack of knowledge is cleaning up and "refurbishing" the wire harnesses and connectors. I've never had any...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-14-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,259
Posted By E-Bum
This is a great thread. I think there are a few...

This is a great thread. I think there are a few different paths to take, most of which have been mentioned in this thread. I suppose I took the "travel while you're young" path and here is my take.
...
Forum: Vendors 07-14-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1,060
Views: 131,972
Posted By E-Bum
Darryl, I'm currently redoing a 1988 Honda...

Darryl,

I'm currently redoing a 1988 Honda Africa Twin and I've chosen to redo it with the custom fairing below:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v451/E-Bum/IMG_0476_zps25d4d838.jpg...
Forum: Vendors 07-12-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 520,611
Posted By E-Bum
Great, thanks for the detailed reponse. Have...

Great, thanks for the detailed reponse. Have Excels never been available in gold stateside, or is it just a Woody's thing?

Edit: I have sourced some OEM dimpled Gold Excel rims from England. If I...
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13,719
Views: 4,724,234
Posted By E-Bum
Hm, those look like open units to be used in car...

Hm, those look like open units to be used in car reflectors. I assume you'd need to make some kind of sealed shroud to keep the bulbs safe from the elements on a motorcycle fairing.

I guess I...
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13,719
Views: 4,724,234
Posted By E-Bum
Hm, I'm interested in these to fit to my fairing,...

Hm, I'm interested in these to fit to my fairing, although the two lamps would have to be split up, as my fairing has the two headlights lined up vertically. Is 9cm the diameter of one of the pieces...
Forum: Vendors 07-01-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 520,611
Posted By E-Bum
Hi Woody, A couple months ago I asked you...

Hi Woody,

A couple months ago I asked you for a quote on some Excel rims. I've been busy since then, so I never got to actually pull the trigger, but it also made me rethink my color choice. So I...
Forum: Beasts 06-25-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13,719
Views: 4,724,234
Posted By E-Bum
Debe ser la primera AT Chilena que he visto.......

Debe ser la primera AT Chilena que he visto.... wena!
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13,719
Views: 4,724,234
Posted By E-Bum
That's a good question. I was originally thinking...

That's a good question. I was originally thinking of having it powdercoated black, along with the swing arm and fork sliders, but then decided that may be too much black. For the moment, those parts...
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13,719
Views: 4,724,234
Posted By E-Bum
Nice photos GSPD. Today was like...

Nice photos GSPD.


Today was like Christmas with my parts returning from the powdercoater's. :clap


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v451/E-Bum/IMG_9778_zps8a18181c.jpg...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-13-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 840
Posted By E-Bum
I'll second this. Used it in Australia, NZ,...

I'll second this. Used it in Australia, NZ, Bolivia and Chile. It's awesome and the hosts are more than just farms. Highly recommended.
Forum: Beasts 06-05-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By E-Bum
Thanks, but those are the non-SS OEM pistons. I'm...

Thanks, but those are the non-SS OEM pistons. I'm looking for stainless replacements.
Forum: Beasts 06-03-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By E-Bum
Tried them and neither the US nor the UK...

Tried them and neither the US nor the UK warehouse have SS pistons, only OEM.


I am trying to get a hold of Nick Chambers (link by mrmrva). That may be my best bet.
Forum: Beasts 05-30-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13,719
Views: 4,724,234
Posted By E-Bum
Needing some help from the North American AT...

Needing some help from the North American AT crowd to source some stainless steel brake pistons. I've put details and part #'s here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=982243
Forum: Beasts 05-30-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By E-Bum
Help me source some brake pistons.

Bike is a 1988 Honda XRV 650 Africa Twin. I'd like to replace all 3 pistons (2 front, 1 rear) with stainless steel replacement (current pistons show signs of pitting from corrosion on exposed...
Forum: Beasts 05-28-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13,719
Views: 4,724,234
Posted By E-Bum
Great video!

Great video!
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2014, 08:05 AM
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Views: 4,724,234
Posted By E-Bum
I did. It's pretty forgiving, so a good choice...

I did. It's pretty forgiving, so a good choice for a first time painter. The clearcoat did have a tendency to run or sag, so you have to be a bit more attentive. Had one sag on the cylinders, but...
Forum: Beasts 05-22-2014, 06:45 PM
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Views: 4,724,234
Posted By E-Bum
Following in the footsteps of mrmrva... Calipers...

Following in the footsteps of mrmrva... Calipers and heatshields redone.

Coat of primer;
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v451/E-Bum/IMG_9837_zpsc74060a2.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 05-22-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13,719
Views: 4,724,234
Posted By E-Bum
I'm doing this very thing today (painting...

I'm doing this very thing today (painting calipers). I also notice a tad bit of pitting/wear on the pistons. I guess I should replace them, since I am literally replacing every other part on these...
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13,719
Views: 4,724,234
Posted By E-Bum
More updates

Some more progress made. You'll remember the sorry state of my Riky Cross crash bars after an encounter with a bear in Alaska (and the rear end of an Aprilia Pegaso.... but normally leave that part...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-18-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 63,008
Posted By E-Bum
This is random, but $10 says it's Cafe Andino....

This is random, but $10 says it's Cafe Andino. And if not, it should be. Best place to watch the rains pummel those peaks.



Your website is a great resource by the way. Thanks for taking the...
Forum: Beasts 05-16-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13,719
Views: 4,724,234
Posted By E-Bum
I thought this too, but I followed the can's...

I thought this too, but I followed the can's instructions. The primer, the color and the clear coat cans all say 1 light coat and 2 medium coats of each. I did an extra medium coat on primer and...
Forum: Beasts 05-16-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13,719
Views: 4,724,234
Posted By E-Bum
It is probably your helical gear in your wheel...

It is probably your helical gear in your wheel hub that you need to replace. The teeth eventually wear down, as it's a nylon gear. New one here:...
Forum: Beasts 05-16-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13,719
Views: 4,724,234
Posted By E-Bum
Update on my slow but steady progress. Yesterday...

Update on my slow but steady progress. Yesterday the heart of the RD03 turned black after weeks of prep.

Before:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v451/E-Bum/IMG_0230_zpsc46bae9a.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 05-11-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13,719
Views: 4,724,234
Posted By E-Bum
That's a beauty. Let's see a head-on photo...

That's a beauty. Let's see a head-on photo...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-07-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4,282
Views: 1,602,558
Posted By E-Bum
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<iframe src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/kevin_machtelinckx/14099621285/player/" width="1067" height="1600" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen...
Forum: Vendors 04-28-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 520,611
Posted By E-Bum
Hi Zach, So if I did choose to go to 8 gauge...

Hi Zach,

So if I did choose to go to 8 gauge and sent my hubs in, does that $222 inlcude the price of drilling/countersinking and superlacing? Or does the $222 only include superlacing with...
Forum: Beasts 04-27-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1,298
Views: 280,304
Posted By E-Bum
So uh... all this speculation is fine and dandy...

So uh... all this speculation is fine and dandy but did they speculate on the potential market? For example, the US.
Forum: Vendors 04-21-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 520,611
Posted By E-Bum
Hey Woody, I'm trying to source some Excel...

Hey Woody,

I'm trying to source some Excel rims + HD spokes for my 1988 Africa Twin rebuild. If possible, I would like to get a quote on the following items;

Front 21"x1.85" -36 spoke, black...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-19-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4,282
Views: 1,602,558
Posted By E-Bum
A bit of nostalgia from my South American...

A bit of nostalgia from my South American adventures again.

<iframe src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/kevin_machtelinckx/8699439790/in/set-72157632643222015/player/" allowfullscreen=""...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-17-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By E-Bum
Brilliant. Why I didn't go to McMaster Carr in...

Brilliant. Why I didn't go to McMaster Carr in the first place I have no idea. They always have exactly what I need.

Appreciate the help. I'll invite you all over for some grilled steaks with a...
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