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Forum: Beasts 12-16-2014, 08:37 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Thanks guys. I'll check the tensioner wedge...

Thanks guys. I'll check the tensioner wedge height to see if all is in spec and go from there. Hoping to pull the head off the front cylinder this weekend for a look.
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17,395
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Posted By R_Rick
I checked it with 0.10mm (0.004") feeler which...

I checked it with 0.10mm (0.004") feeler which wouldn't fit (on the 87, 0.10mm is the spec for all valves) - I didn't bother checking with thinner feelers.



When I first got the TA I had pulled...
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2014, 10:25 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Thanks Ladder. Much of what I've been...

Thanks Ladder.

Much of what I've been reading on the web has talked about fixing oil consumption (when valves are found to be issue) by replacing the valve stem seals ... what am I missing? Am I...
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 17,395
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Posted By R_Rick
Took a couple hours this morning to run a bit of...

Took a couple hours this morning to run a bit of air through the cylinders to see where I'm getting leaks.
...
Forum: Beasts 12-13-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 17,395
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Posted By R_Rick
Looks like 5x40 pan head...

Looks like 5x40 pan head (http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-xl600v-transalp-1987-canada_model6517/partslist/E__1800.html#results)
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17,395
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Posted By R_Rick
Wow! That was fast. Let us know how they work...

Wow! That was fast. Let us know how they work out - both install and performance.
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17,395
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Posted By R_Rick
Some are, some are not (same for Canada). The TA...

Some are, some are not (same for Canada). The TA was only sold in Canada in 87/88 and in the US in 89/90 so some parts are no longer available from Honda US / Honda Canada.
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2014, 05:20 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
:clap

:clap
Forum: Beasts 12-03-2014, 10:49 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Cms

I recently ordered a couple of head gaskets for my 87 from CMS in The Netherlands (www.cmsnl.com). I haven't opened the head up to see if they are correct but just wanted to pass along my ordering...
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17,395
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Posted By R_Rick
I know I'm about to jinx myself, but I ordered my...

I know I'm about to jinx myself, but I ordered my exhaust off ebay from a seller in Italy - received it in perfect condition in less than a week (I also spent some time reading the majority of their...
Forum: Beasts 11-29-2014, 05:49 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
My project today - engine removal. Came out of...

My project today - engine removal. Came out of frame without any major issues once I figured out best way to support rear of bike and engine. I used ratchet straps on my luggage racks and ran them...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2014, 10:22 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Bingo! My hose has a schrader valve! Thanks for...

Bingo! My hose has a schrader valve! Thanks for that - wasn't top of mind to look.

I'm not overly concerned about the compression levels being below spec (bike starts on first push, run without...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17,395
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Posted By R_Rick
Thanks Dan. One of my companies has a...

Thanks Dan.

One of my companies has a hydraulic repair division - I'm pretty sure I've seen metric air fittings in one of the bins. I'm going to do some nosing around this week to see what they...
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17,395
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Posted By R_Rick
Ahh, gotcha. I'm not too concerned with the...

Ahh, gotcha. I'm not too concerned with the compression unless I find that the rings/pistons are the cause of my high oil consumption. Issue I have if it gets that far I may be pooched for...
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17,395
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Posted By R_Rick
I'm not following what you are asking. Do you...

I'm not following what you are asking. Do you mean do a piston/ring job without doing work on rest while it's all out/open? Or is there something about the leak down process that I'm missing?
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 07:58 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
I picked my bike up from shop a couple weeks ago...

I picked my bike up from shop a couple weeks ago after having the non-leak down test performed :huh. [paid about 1/2 hr labour which is small price to pay to know what shop not to trust in future]....
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By R_Rick
Be sure to spend a bit of time in here: ...

Be sure to spend a bit of time in here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39170

If it has happened, is happening, or is about to happen, you will likely find it. :D
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By R_Rick
You will not find a Transalp specific kit. ...

You will not find a Transalp specific kit.

Agree with majority of the list below. See my comments in red for some specifics.
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17,395
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Posted By R_Rick
Ya, I'm a bit miffed right now. I had called...

Ya, I'm a bit miffed right now. I had called around to a couple of local shops to specifically ask if they could (and would) do a leak down test - only found a couple that would. I've had good...
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17,395
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Posted By R_Rick
So ... note I received back from the shop ...

So ... note I received back from the shop

"with that small of loss it is too hard to determine where it is coming from because you are relying on hearing. But based on compression test I would...
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 17,395
Views: 5,181,922
Posted By R_Rick
I had sent them off a note about the leak down...

I had sent them off a note about the leak down test results a couple hours ago (I was heading into a meeting when they had called didn't have much time to chat with them). Waiting to hear back from...
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 11:01 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
I dropped my 87 off to a shop to have a...

I dropped my 87 off to a shop to have a compression and leak down test done to narrow down my oil burning issue(s).

Just spoke to the tech who reported that the leak down was showing 35 to 40%...
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 10:42 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
I was just reading about this. It's unfortunate...

I was just reading about this. It's unfortunate that Honda shows as a prototype then proceeds to tell us nothing substantial about it. :(
Forum: Beasts 11-01-2014, 06:05 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
I have the Givi on my 87. Can remove fairing...

I have the Givi on my 87. Can remove fairing with them in place with no issues. I don't have any problems with my knees hitting, but I am short legged so cannot say if someone with a longer leg...
Forum: Beasts 10-27-2014, 03:44 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
About a year ago I had Woody's price up a couple...

About a year ago I had Woody's price up a couple of silver Excel rims with SS spokes/nipples. IIRC, it would have run ~$920 plus shipping for both front and rear (plus shipping cost to send hubs to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-15-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,870
Views: 467,056
Posted By R_Rick
From a TLH trip this summer. Sugarloaf...

From a TLH trip this summer.

Sugarloaf Provincial Park, Campbellton, NB
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b377/Dogastrophe/IMG_0189.jpg...
Forum: Canada 10-14-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,405
Posted By R_Rick
http://www.snopes.com/rumors/soapbox/whatisanameri...

http://www.snopes.com/rumors/soapbox/whatisanamerican.asp :deal
Forum: Canada 10-09-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,391
Posted By R_Rick
A company I worked with a few years ago would...

A company I worked with a few years ago would receive between 40 and 50% off the normal rates for parcel shipments from Fedex, DHL and Purolator depending on the lane the package was going. The...
Forum: Beasts 10-04-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 17,395
Views: 5,181,922
Posted By R_Rick
Tell that to my 87. My oil consumption goes up...

Tell that to my 87. My oil consumption goes up when running for extended periods at 100+kph (~5000 rpm) :deal
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 292,790
Posted By R_Rick
You can take the ferry from Digby NS to Saint...

You can take the ferry from Digby NS to Saint John NB. This gives you a few options for coastal NS.

I'd recommend getting off the highway once you leave CB island and head toward Canso (the town...
Forum: Beasts 10-03-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 17,395
Views: 5,181,922
Posted By R_Rick
The sign in the background sums it up perfect ......

The sign in the background sums it up perfect ... looks like you're going to have to bring another TA over cause I think you've now lost this one :D
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 292,790
Posted By R_Rick
Just pound the miles onto the loaner bike - make...

Just pound the miles onto the loaner bike - make them wish they had got yours back sooner. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 35,505
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Posted By R_Rick
For some perspective, on the FB page, the sumo...

For some perspective, on the FB page, the sumo rider posted the following in response to the comments. This wasn't about buddy in front not pulling over/

"...The guy on the cruiser blew his...
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17,395
Views: 5,181,922
Posted By R_Rick
I used a ScalaRider unit for a trip this summer...

I used a ScalaRider unit for a trip this summer (borrowed from my riding partner) - was nice being able to communicate stops / turn offs / idiots ahead / etc without waving arms around, plus have...
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,759
Posted By R_Rick
^^ this, plus a roll of blue paper towel.

^^ this, plus a roll of blue paper towel.
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 292,790
Posted By R_Rick
I'm going to go with a typo and say she meant ...

I'm going to go with a typo and say she meant dead bugs
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17,395
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Posted By R_Rick
Out of curiosity I took a look at the 10w30 and...

Out of curiosity I took a look at the 10w30 and 10w40 that in inventory at one of my companies. The 10w40 was dated Nov 2013; 10w30 dated May 2014 (unfortunately I couldn't find older stock of the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 292,790
Posted By R_Rick
re: Locks

Personally I wouldn't go too fancy - swing into the nearest Crappy Tire or Wally World and pick up a bicycle lock of an appropriate length. All you are attempting to do is prevent the casual thief...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17,395
Views: 5,181,922
Posted By R_Rick
Yikes! How was the rest of the caliper assy?

Yikes! How was the rest of the caliper assy?
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 29,440
Posted By R_Rick
I was through on July 27th - outside the reserved...

I was through on July 27th - outside the reserved seating area were 8 or 10 people sleeping on the floor. Perhaps it is one of those under enforced rules or depends on which crew member is working.
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