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Forum: Beasts 07-01-2014, 08:03 PM
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Posted By Motoswami
easy posting of photos with phone

at HappyClam:

Download the Tapatalk APP (deluxe version is a cheap $3-4 or so) and you can take a shot with your phone and send it directly to this thread without any intermediate photo hosting...
Forum: Beasts 06-29-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16,896
Views: 4,812,385
Posted By Motoswami
Rally Alp project

Back at Mark's question, "What did you do about the blown engine?"

When I tore down the engine, I only went as far as necessary to see the rear connecting rod broken smack in two, answering the...
Forum: Beasts 06-29-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16,896
Views: 4,812,385
Posted By Motoswami
Just a quick pic of a project I'm playing with in...

Just a quick pic of a project I'm playing with in my spare time. It's a total re-do of the Rally Alp you may have seen here several years ago. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/30/8a9enugu.jpg
Forum: Beasts 06-19-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 16,896
Views: 4,812,385
Posted By Motoswami
Running hot

I would suggest checking thermostat function, the old fashioned way, by putting it in a cup of hot water and see what temp it actually opens at.
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 912
Views: 228,452
Posted By Motoswami
ADV Monster light brackets

You chose a similar fashion to mine.

http://motoswami.smugmug.com/photos/i-GgzSf4w/1/S/i-GgzSf4w-S.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 912
Views: 228,452
Posted By Motoswami
ADV Monster light brackets

Some up close shots of how you angled the bracket would be nice. I used the same brackets on my Givi engine guards. I'll post shots of them for a comparo. Since they come with no mounting...
Forum: Beasts 06-10-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 16,896
Views: 4,812,385
Posted By Motoswami
Carlos in the neighborhood

Hi Carlos:

I'm right around the corner from Salty Coochee. Give me a call if I can be of assistance.
Pete
404-414-6474
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 912
Views: 228,452
Posted By Motoswami
NC700 photo

That's a great camera angle/level you chose for the shot. Good work.
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 912
Views: 228,452
Posted By Motoswami
OEM Accessory Light Bar

I have placed an ad for the accessory Light Bar in the PARTS thread:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=976383
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5,511
Views: 1,016,336
Posted By Motoswami
TKC/Hidenou tire sizes

N'West Rider:

What are the sizes of that tire combo you've been running?
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7,115
Views: 1,029,075
Posted By Motoswami
NX engine/plastics guard

Muddy:

I have a definite interest in your proposed product. Will stay tuned for pics of the prototype and pricing.

Thanks in advance.

Pete
N.E.GA
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5,511
Views: 1,016,336
Posted By Motoswami
Chain friction??

Doubt that severe a decrease in mpg would be due to chain friction alone.

Not to start a chain lube war, but you might try using something really light (and also a bit inadequate) like WD40 for...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 24,951
Views: 2,975,203
Posted By Motoswami
DR250/350 Manual FS

In the Flea Market (Parts) I have a listing for manuals I no longer need. One is for the DR250/350, if anyone is interested.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=928242
Forum: Beasts 10-05-2013, 01:36 AM
Replies: 16,896
Views: 4,812,385
Posted By Motoswami
new 500X?

Not a 500X, but I'm about to pick up an NC700X.

Don't expect it to be much like a Transalp, other than being a bunch of fun to ride.....on the street!
Forum: Beasts 10-01-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 16,896
Views: 4,812,385
Posted By Motoswami
ridiculous V-Strom headlights

Harumph! Our V-Strom lights may LOOK ridiculous, but sweet-damn Baby, they put out a ton of light. :clap Useful light, on the road ahead, where you're fixin' to be......


Just sayin'

Pete
Forum: Beasts 09-03-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 16,896
Views: 4,812,385
Posted By Motoswami
Wind Noise

Hey Plutonic:

We would love to make suggestions as to whether it's your windscreen or not, but the photo posted shows everything BUT the windscreen. It's a clear screen against a clear sky and...
Forum: Beasts 08-29-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 16,896
Views: 4,812,385
Posted By Motoswami
comfy seat

While I don't classify the Corbin as "comfy," somehow the rock-hard, broad platform of support a Corbin provides just plain works. Is it the best choice for off-road work? Probably not, as it's a...
Forum: Beasts 04-22-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16,896
Views: 4,812,385
Posted By Motoswami
shout out to Clockwatcher

At last fall's Transalp rally in Stecoah, NC, I saw a nice pair of saddlebag racks on Clockwatcher's TA. Big and study enough to serve as a lifting handle if a person were ever to need to, um, pick...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24,951
Views: 2,975,203
Posted By Motoswami
stubborn center plug in alternator cover

I have always found applying a heat gun to the cover prio to buggering the hex socket to be helpful; then use anti-sieze compound on the threads before replacing the plug.

Pete
Forum: Beasts 03-31-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 16,896
Views: 4,812,385
Posted By Motoswami
throttle cables binding -- the answer!

Figgered it out. The problem I was having, as I tried to assemble the two half shells of the twistgrip around the throttle drum, was keeping the cables headed in the correct track as they slid down...
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 16,896
Views: 4,812,385
Posted By Motoswami
@ Mas335

Thanks for the dental tool suggestion. I'll try it again today when the light is brighter and my eyes are rested.

"That bike" (the infamous RallyAlp) is taking a sabbatical, put on hold while...
Forum: Beasts 03-29-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16,896
Views: 4,812,385
Posted By Motoswami
Re-assembling cables into the twist grip

Back about post #12660, Mas335 replied thusly to Quint who was experiencing a slow-returning twistgrip following installation of new cables:

Are you sure your return cable is not running under...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7,115
Views: 1,029,075
Posted By Motoswami
adapring an SV650 shock

I'm in the middle of replacing my rear shock. I've been using a shock from a Generation 1 Suzuki SV650. It worked well, but recently I noticed the seal was blown, and I no longer had any dampening...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 01-06-2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 1,178
Sticky: TetS
Views: 102,767
Posted By Motoswami
TeTS

I got it
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7,115
Views: 1,029,075
Posted By Motoswami
cruddy gas tank

Ratchdaddy said:

"We are going to have to clean the tank real good. Somewhere in the past the tank was creamed or some other treatment. Now it is coming off in spots. The petcock was clogged...
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 16,896
Views: 4,812,385
Posted By Motoswami
LED "running" lights

Those have been some nice installations in the previous photos of LED units placed in the regular turn winker fairing openings.

Anyone have knowledge of specifically what/which/whose LED units...
Forum: Beasts 10-29-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 16,896
Views: 4,812,385
Posted By Motoswami
improved front braking

Those wishing to make an inexpensive front brake improvement may benefit from knowing that the 1989-1990 HawkGT front rotor is 315mm in diameter and bolts directly to the Transalp front hub of the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-24-2012, 02:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 834
Posted By Motoswami
sympatico

Hey Buzz:

I appreciate your response. Knowing that the disorientation can occur even on different Garmins is good to know. With the problem spread amongst the model line, perhaps Garmin techies...
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 16,896
Views: 4,812,385
Posted By Motoswami
new CDI unit

One of my CDI's went South last week. I always keep a spare, and need to re-order.
Does anyone have a new.never-used one left over from when they sold their last Transalp (89-90)?
Anyone have a...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-27-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 834
Posted By Motoswami
fails to "acquire satellites"

My Zumo 550 has, since new, occasionally on start-up taken a very long time (3-5 minutes) to figure out how to connect with the heavens. It simply sits showing the map of where it last shut down...
Forum: Beasts 08-27-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 16,896
Views: 4,812,385
Posted By Motoswami
Transalp rally in North Carolina

Posting this here just so no inmate misses the alert -- there will be a Transalp rally at The Ironhorse Lodge in Stecoah, NC, October 12-14. Camping, cabins, bunkhouse are part of this complex. ...
Forum: Beasts 02-07-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 16,896
Views: 4,812,385
Posted By Motoswami
Going for the Hawk (NT650) engine transplant

Hi Inmates: I'm posting this because I hope others with this experience will chime in with any links to descriptions I may find useful. Just for background, last winter I purchased Jeff@TireBalls...
Forum: Beasts 01-09-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 16,896
Views: 4,812,385
Posted By Motoswami
Euro-bike microfiche

Does anyone have a URL for free microfiche parts diagrams for non-US models? I specifically need microfiche for the Africa Twin, RD04
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2011, 04:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,990
Posted By Motoswami
NX250 project

Jeff:

I'm looking at a 1979 XL250L on FleaBay at the moment for my NX250.

What size rear tire fits the NX swingarm with a 17" rim?

Will a 120 squeeze in there with no clearance issues?
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 24,951
Views: 2,975,203
Posted By Motoswami
listening and learning -- DR250SE CV carb

Thanks, countryDoc. I removed the carb, thinking I must have something lodged in the pilot screw passageway keeping it from bottoming, and after some fiddling got the thumbscrew/spring/washer/o-ring...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 24,951
Views: 2,975,203
Posted By Motoswami
Now that you mention the adjustable pilot screw...

I just installed one in my 93DR250SE, thinking that would end my carb problems. Instead, I found that the thumbnut of that adjuster screw collides with the body of the electtric starter, even...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2008, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,426
Posted By Motoswami
Jacking up the Strom to swap shocks

I try to never be too proud to ask for help. Rather than waste a lot of time jacking up the bike at the wrong point, only to find out I would have saved a lot of time (or an accident) if I had...
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2007, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,594
Posted By Motoswami
HID 35W H4 conversion

Jeff:

Let us know as to what you think of the 35W kit. I'm considering that mod, on one or both sides of my WeeStrom.
How long did it take to ship from UK, what's the general quality look like,...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2007, 06:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 931
Posted By Motoswami
Dunlop 606 FS brand new

If anyone wants a 130/90 x 17 Dunlop 606 for the rear I have a fresh new one as a result of an order mix-up.
$50.00
Naturally, would prefer to have you pick it up here in northeast GA, but will...
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