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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By happyclam
Nice job 4play. Looks way better than suzuki's...

Nice job 4play. Looks way better than suzuki's road runner beak.:lol3
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:33 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,684
Posted By happyclam
Personally never "got them" either. Rode with...

Personally never "got them" either. Rode with guys that had them, some loved them some didn't. On fire roads/ passes/ single track my xr650l blow the doors off them as well as the dr's. Held it's own...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-13-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5,993
Views: 1,054,218
Posted By happyclam
+1, just didn't think I have to wait this long....

+1, just didn't think I have to wait this long. So I have a 89 ta, and 04 strom. If only I could mate them.:eek1
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-10-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 903
Posted By happyclam
Welcome back Mudgee. I have an 04 that i've...

Welcome back Mudgee. I have an 04 that i've almost sold twice, just couldn't let it go. The more I put into it the better I like it. Finally ordered A custom seat today. Tried my own seat mods for...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-10-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5,993
Views: 1,054,218
Posted By happyclam
figured we needed a pic

http://images.mcn.bauercdn.com/upload/268348/images/1752x1168/HONDA%20AFRICA%20TWIN%201200%20Oberdan.jpg?mode=max&quality=90&scale=down
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 711
Views: 210,079
Posted By happyclam
Amazing, Thank you. Stay safe.

Amazing, Thank you. Stay safe.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-27-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5,993
Views: 1,054,218
Posted By happyclam
Fraid this is it. Must be winter with nothing...

Fraid this is it. Must be winter with nothing really happening.....cept:pain
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-26-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By happyclam
Thanks for the link. Been waiting for a deal on...

Thanks for the link. Been waiting for a deal on the rox risers, think i just changed my mind.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-26-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,312
Posted By happyclam
I sent them a letter with a pic of my xr650l at...

I sent them a letter with a pic of my xr650l at 13000 ft. asking when the transalp would be available in the US. That was 10 years ago. They did call and asked if I wanted my picture back. I told the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-20-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17,597
Views: 5,342,188
Posted By happyclam
cool, thanks, i'll check it out.

cool, thanks, i'll check it out.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-19-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 17,597
Views: 5,342,188
Posted By happyclam
Love your bike! Is that a gsxr muffler?

Love your bike! Is that a gsxr muffler?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-17-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 65,251
Posted By happyclam
vstrom beak

i think the beak looks ridiculous. Sorta like the road runner character.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-17-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17,597
Views: 5,342,188
Posted By happyclam
Check out wolfman. I have the enduro lite on both...

Check out wolfman. I have the enduro lite on both my vstrom and ta. Fits nice, expandable. They make bigger ones as well. Got both of mine through the flea over time. Had the smallest one on my...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-27-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17,597
Views: 5,342,188
Posted By happyclam
Hey Ladder, Finally took a look at valve plunger(...

Hey Ladder, Finally took a look at valve plunger( right 1) and yes it does have a seal at the end that looks fine. I never looked that closely with the right light. Anyway still at a loss. She...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-21-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17,597
Views: 5,342,188
Posted By happyclam
Everything slides pretty well. Thanks for the...

Everything slides pretty well. Thanks for the input. I answered questions above but didn't highlite them correctly.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-19-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17,597
Views: 5,342,188
Posted By happyclam
choke issues

Ok, My choke has never worked great and seems to have progressively gotten worse in the last few months. I took the carb apart again last week, cleaned everything i could, boiled the carb in simple...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-15-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5,993
Views: 1,054,218
Posted By happyclam
Eek +1, and I keep coming back., still not sure why...

+1, and I keep coming back., still not sure why...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-06-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17,597
Views: 5,342,188
Posted By happyclam
Wicked Hey Sparke, After you get her together, give me a...

Hey Sparke, After you get her together, give me a call and I'll test ride her for ya.Cheers... Jeff. I'll even let you follow me on the first generation ta...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-26-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17,597
Views: 5,342,188
Posted By happyclam
Thanks Jim; RIP

I remember when his house burned down last year. He said at least he saved the important things: wife, dog, 2 motos including 1 transalp...:bow
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 949
Views: 230,304
Posted By happyclam
Beautiful...., Had to respond. Been trying to...

Beautiful...., Had to respond. Been trying to hold off to catch up on this wonderful thread. Best reading I've done in a while....way to go Reaver.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-04-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 17,597
Views: 5,342,188
Posted By happyclam
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/04/561fcc7...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/04/561fcc7884f716d1b5923559e2ed379c.jpgpic of my sunrise red rattle can crash bars.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-27-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 17,597
Views: 5,342,188
Posted By happyclam
agm battery

OK, Sorry for the quick writeup. Using my phone/tapatalk for the photo, it's too small for all the details. Anyway, bought it at battery warehouse here in Westminster, Md. 410-876-7188.$79.99 + tax....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-24-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17,597
Views: 5,342,188
Posted By happyclam
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/24/d02f708...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/24/d02f7085a647a0b7dd9c1536797ab022.jpg new battery, $80., fit right in, maintenance free, better start amps.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-10-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17,597
Views: 5,342,188
Posted By happyclam
Test pic[emoji2] ...

Test pic[emoji2]
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/10/7ce45c800eaf8945651e07ab1854d7b1.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-07-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17,597
Views: 5,342,188
Posted By happyclam
Thanks again Gummie, Called a nearby battery...

Thanks again Gummie, Called a nearby battery warehouse today. They said they had a couple of types, maintenance free for around $75. Think one was dex something. I'll check out ebay. I've cleaned all...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-06-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17,597
Views: 5,342,188
Posted By happyclam
thanks gummie and gssp750. I checked the volts,...

thanks gummie and gssp750. I checked the volts, it was 12.2, thought that should be fine. Swapped out my vstrom battery and everththing lit up. So looks like the battery. I did add distilled h20 and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-04-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17,597
Views: 5,342,188
Posted By happyclam
electrical issue

Ok Gurus, Went to start my ta (roxie) today, heard a little click then nothing, no lights, nothing. Figured battery, right? She's been sitting for a few weeks and wasn't ridden much before that. I do...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-16-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 17,597
Views: 5,342,188
Posted By happyclam
I've got 1. Changed out to xrl setup. Pm me..

I've got 1. Changed out to xrl setup. Pm me..
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-11-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,341
Posted By happyclam
Awesome, I'm gonna copy you.. My dog "stella"...

Awesome, I'm gonna copy you.. My dog "stella" thanks you. Whats undernieth for structure?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-06-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By happyclam
might be the shifter itself. Happened to me and I...

might be the shifter itself. Happened to me and I couldn't shift out of 2nd. Just needed to lube shifter/axle. Some guys actually weld on a grease nipple for this problem. Couple drops of oil and I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-03-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17,597
Views: 5,342,188
Posted By happyclam
COOL... I'm on it.

COOL... I'm on it.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-03-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By happyclam
You should call Ricor. Nothing better than the...

You should call Ricor. Nothing better than the source. If you have a center stand, makes it easier to turn spring load nut.( take stress off spring).
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-01-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 17,597
Views: 5,342,188
Posted By happyclam
Hey Mark, No i didn't use a heat gun. Probably...

Hey Mark, No i didn't use a heat gun. Probably would have made it easier. But i wanted to do it in my living room while i was hanging out with the kids. Took 2 nights, and a little cussing( after...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-01-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17,597
Views: 5,342,188
Posted By happyclam
thanks, ill check it out. It seems some people...

thanks, ill check it out. It seems some people can use their phone directly to the site. Just a guess though....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-30-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 17,597
Views: 5,342,188
Posted By happyclam
seat recover

Finally acquired a original seat.( thanks Santa). Bought some moto vinyl from diyupholsterysupply.com. All sport electric blue. Turned out nice. Just stretched and stapled till I got it right. Used...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-12-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,869
Posted By happyclam
At this point I'm keeping both. Don't want to...

At this point I'm keeping both. Don't want to give the wee away, can't part with the ta. So... the shocks will have to wait. Did get a new/old seat and recovered it. I'll post some up to date pics...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-25-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,869
Posted By happyclam
Hey Boon Booni, I here ya. I've done just about...

Hey Boon Booni, I here ya. I've done just about everything you did to your strom to mine. Still need a rear shock. Made the mistake of taking her out for a 2 hr. spin today, fell in love all over...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-22-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,869
Posted By happyclam
WOW Guys, your not making this any easier. O.K. ...

WOW Guys, your not making this any easier. O.K. I already put on xr650 forks with stainless brake line..better travel, feels acceptable, but if I keep her i'll add supermoto disk and much better...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,931
Posted By happyclam
Plus 1. sold mine.

Plus 1. sold mine.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-20-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,869
Posted By happyclam
well said. I took my 12 year old daughter on back...

well said. I took my 12 year old daughter on back to back rides on both. i asked which 1 do you like better. she said i don't know. I said it's like comparing apples with oranges. She said, " I like...
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