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Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 01:53 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
What does the seat fit? Doesn't look like a...

What does the seat fit? Doesn't look like a DR800 seat.
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 10:23 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Beautiful video, Mait. Yes...keep the Big. ...

Beautiful video, Mait.

Yes...keep the Big. You've done all that great work on it already and are very close to having a most unique setup.

I envy your riding area. Things have been so dry for...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2014, 07:22 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Pretty bits from Stefan

Got a new nose (used but very nice) from Stefan for my SR41 to replace the one that was damaged.

While there we started talking about the new carbon tank protectors he's had built.

I've never...
Forum: Beasts 10-18-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13,956
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Posted By Ladder106
The AT bikes purpose built for the Dakar were,...

The AT bikes purpose built for the Dakar were, just that. Not intended for mass production but more "proof of concept" with the V twin engine...hence the name focusing on the engine layout.

The...
Forum: Beasts 10-17-2014, 10:05 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
The last person to have that kind of problem was...

The last person to have that kind of problem was also running the digital CDI system. Stranded him on a ride home. Conversion back to Honda CDIS fixed the problem. Those posts were a few pages...
Forum: Beasts 10-16-2014, 07:22 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Most common place for oil leakage is the valve...

Most common place for oil leakage is the valve cover gasket right above the rear exhaust port. Seems to be the hottest place on the engine and the gasket gets hard and cracks.

Smelling fuel is...
Forum: Beasts 10-16-2014, 12:53 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
That appears to be the standard lights from...

That appears to be the standard lights from either an RD03 or RD04 Africa Twin. Be sure to check what you are buying and remember that you will have to include brackets for headlight adjustment both...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 11:42 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Bluesman, What have you got for plastic body...

Bluesman,

What have you got for plastic body parts for the SR43?

Also interested in spare CDI box

Any front fork or rear shock mods for sale??

I think you're going to have to make a...
Forum: Beasts 10-15-2014, 11:28 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Spina, The dual-headlight conversion is...

Spina,

The dual-headlight conversion is likely not for those with limited skills. Although you can certainly learn as you progress, the project will likely take quite some time.

Here are the...
Forum: Beasts 10-15-2014, 11:14 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Lord-Blade: First tell us exactly when you...

Lord-Blade:

First tell us exactly when you bike uses oil. As has been noted before, if riding under 5000 rpm, oil consumption is almost nothing. For sustained motorway operation at 6000 and...
Forum: Beasts 10-15-2014, 11:07 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Most likely from Wolfman/Ortlieb ...

Most likely from Wolfman/Ortlieb

http://wolfmanluggage.com/products/rocky-mountain-saddle-bags

Pricey but bombproof.
Forum: Beasts 10-14-2014, 08:23 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
How old and how many miles has your bike logged? ...

How old and how many miles has your bike logged?

The oil consumption will likely be many things all together but can be summed up by one word.....wear.

Piston rings, piston to cylinder wall...
Forum: Beasts 10-03-2014, 09:16 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
You're the Lab Rat on this one, mate

The only way to find out is to try it.

Fitting different front wheels can vary from a direct bolt-up mod (which is always great so tell everyone) to something that requires lathes and mills.
...
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2014, 07:24 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Looking forward to seeing you BOTH on the next...

Looking forward to seeing you BOTH on the next NAATS get together.

Speaking of which, anyone out there know how Jim is doing??
Forum: Beasts 09-25-2014, 09:49 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Nice work on the radiators....well worth the time...

Nice work on the radiators....well worth the time you put in.

Can't wait to see this thing coming together...send more photos
Forum: Beasts 09-24-2014, 11:02 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Make sure to use the correct hose clamps with the...

Make sure to use the correct hose clamps with the silicon. It's pretty soft so the type of clamp you want is smooth on the inside not the kind with notches cut in for the worm drive.
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2014, 01:37 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
IMHO an horn is just to pass reg inspections so...

IMHO an horn is just to pass reg inspections so I'd go for one from a salvage yard. Likely pretty inexpensive.

If you find that a horn helps during your ride through traffic, you'd really have to...
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 17,210
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Posted By Ladder106
That's what I'd do. Remember the standard TA...

That's what I'd do. Remember the standard TA seat doesn't match too well with the AT tank. As long as you already have that problem solved, it would not be too hard for a good upholstery shop to...
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2014, 06:45 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Hey Carlos, Yes, it will but The...

Hey Carlos,

Yes, it will

but

The standard RD03 seat tends to protrude farther down over the side panels under the seat. It can wear away some paint over time and a bit of the top part of...
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2014, 02:59 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Other than the NT650 Hawk which may share some...

Other than the NT650 Hawk which may share some engine parts with the RD03, I'm not aware of any other model that shares parts with the ATs...certainly not the swingarm and therefore the guard in...
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2014, 10:31 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
That's because they likely ordered them by...

That's because they likely ordered them by mistake and are finding them sitting in the warehouse for 20 years.

The only ATs around are the grey market imports or the Transalp modded bikes.
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2014, 07:51 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Part no search at cms.nl shows same pn for all...

Part no search at cms.nl shows same pn for all RD07s.

Now if I just HAD one :ddog
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2014, 11:49 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Most Transalps (with the 600cc engine) tend to...

Most Transalps (with the 600cc engine) tend to run and start better at sea level with #40 slow/pilot jets installed so you may want to go right to 40s depending on your normal riding altitude and...
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2014, 08:50 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
With the BuyItNow price set to about 30% of what...

With the BuyItNow price set to about 30% of what the bike is worth (at least in our market here)......

.....I was immediately thinking SCUBA-Bike.

Certainly don't know for certain but a verrry...
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 17,210
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Posted By Ladder106
All 41 mm (OD) forks do not have the same inside...

All 41 mm (OD) forks do not have the same inside diameter (ID). Depending on the manufacturer.

Also the compression washer stack will be set up differently for different bikes. While this can be...
Forum: Beasts 09-15-2014, 12:06 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
In that case I'd recommend sticking with the...

In that case I'd recommend sticking with the standard forks.

To improve those, Ricor Intiminators or Racetech Emulators are the two best mods. The Racetech mod involves fork disassembly, the...
Forum: Beasts 09-15-2014, 11:59 AM
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Posted By Ladder106
Possibly. First check the vacuum line...

Possibly.

First check the vacuum line between the fuel valve and the rear intake port. Make certain there are no cracks. Next check the fuel valve for leaks at the diaphragm.

The only time...
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 17,210
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Posted By Ladder106
Rotorhead. Go back to post #774 and read on...

Rotorhead.

Go back to post #774 and read on from there. You'll be following the posts from "jeff at the quad shop". Most everything you need you'll find in the following 10 pages or so.

BUT
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16,170
Views: 2,518,515
Posted By Ladder106
First I've heard about welding cranks. Maybe I'm...

First I've heard about welding cranks. Maybe I'm not paying close enough attention.

You mean to put a bit of weld on the big pin that goes through the crank that the big rod end rides on?
...
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13,956
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Posted By Ladder106
AFAIK you have to go to europe for those, mate.

AFAIK you have to go to europe for those, mate.
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17,210
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Posted By Ladder106
We have the older SMH 10s. Here a link to...

We have the older SMH 10s.

Here a link to the website:

http://www.sena.com/product/product/20s/

Good range....more than 1/4 mile but twisty roads will shorten that if one rider gets around a...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 08:05 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
As long as the "bad" area doesn't go deep into...

As long as the "bad" area doesn't go deep into the parent metal (looks like it doesn't)....I'd just clean up the rough area with a fine abrasive and send the new one back.

.....unless you find the...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17,210
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Posted By Ladder106
That is your next step. No magical cure for...

That is your next step.

No magical cure for this. Disassemble and inspect for damage.
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 06:39 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
Best teaching tool EVER....really. The other...

Best teaching tool EVER....really.

The other way is, stop every 10 minutes and say..."Remember that intersection with the Green Honda Accord......."

Really doesn't work too well.

Much...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 05:36 PM
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Posted By Ladder106
The single most important bit of gear for me...

The single most important bit of gear for me teaching Chris to ride was the Sena bluetooth comm system.

It gives you the ability to talk in real time to your student/passenger/riding partner.
...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17,210
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Posted By Ladder106
Do you mean the idle mixture screws? The pilot...

Do you mean the idle mixture screws? The pilot jets are fixed by jet sizes. Standard is #38. Lot's of people switch to #40. But be CAREFUL. There are 2 major type of pilot jets that appear...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17,210
Views: 5,043,464
Posted By Ladder106
Awww Crap

Cory,

Sorry you had to cancel the party.

Please don't get discouraged. I'd agree that setting up the time in the spring would allow most of us to better plan to attend.

I, for one, would...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 17,210
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Posted By Ladder106
Yes....from major engine parts. Aluminium can...

Yes....from major engine parts. Aluminium can come from the cam shaft bearing surfaces or the piston.

The bronze can only come from large and small connecting rod bearings since the crank moves...
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 17,210
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Posted By Ladder106
.....and now you get to show us all the photos

.....and now you get to show us all the photos
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By Ladder106
I own 2 Suzukis, one DR750 and one DR800 that...

I own 2 Suzukis, one DR750 and one DR800 that were brought into the US by military personnel.

No problem registering them even in California. Just make sure you keep the paperwork that details...
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