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Forum: Trip Planning Yesterday, 01:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By E-Bum
I highly recommend both, as I said. Such an...

I highly recommend both, as I said. Such an awesome way to practice another language if you want, get off the beaten path, travel cheaply or for free as long as you don't mind spending some time...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13,814
Views: 4,806,336
Posted By E-Bum
Good time to do the valves if you normally don't...

Good time to do the valves if you normally don't have access to a place to work at your own pace and/or tools.
Forum: Trip Planning Yesterday, 08:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By E-Bum
I'd suggest hopping on workaway.info and...

I'd suggest hopping on workaway.info and helpx.net as has been suggested before, especially for Australia. Many WWOOF hosts also are on these two sites, but you get the advantage of getting to read...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 640
Views: 125,594
Posted By E-Bum
Yea I did a volunteering thing on my own time a...

Yea I did a volunteering thing on my own time a couple years back in a prosthetics clinic, then ended up going back a year later to do another volunteer thing with Water for People there and in...
Forum: The Garage 08-26-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By E-Bum
Restoring a 26 year old radiator (cosmetically)

I've got my radiators off my 1988 Honda Africa Twin because I'm restoring the bike. I've had no problems with leaks or overheating. From what I can see in the radiators, the internals look pretty...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 640
Views: 125,594
Posted By E-Bum
I've spent a few months in La Paz on a couple...

I've spent a few months in La Paz on a couple occasions. I completely agree with your assessment. It has the most unique and bizarre vibe I've ever felt from a city. The way you plummet down into it...
Forum: Beasts 08-24-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13,814
Views: 4,806,336
Posted By E-Bum
I spent 3 months in NZ a few years back and the...

I spent 3 months in NZ a few years back and the entire time I was just thinking about how amazing it would be to do every little back road on my AT.... You live in a beautiful country. Great climbing...
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13,814
Views: 4,806,336
Posted By E-Bum
Oregon AT crowd is pulling for you Jim!

Oregon AT crowd is pulling for you Jim!
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13,814
Views: 4,806,336
Posted By E-Bum
Good info, thanks for that. One thing that...

Good info, thanks for that. One thing that someone mentioned on XRV is that the short springs appear to be two different springs. One has 6 coils, the other has 5. The parts diagram shows that these...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13,814
Views: 4,806,336
Posted By E-Bum
Unfortunately, since I already have the...

Unfortunately, since I already have the Intiminators, there's no point for me to get progressive springs. I'd like to go the Intiminator route anyway. I would have to, somehow, get my hands on OEM...
Forum: Beasts 08-13-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13,814
Views: 4,806,336
Posted By E-Bum
Another day, another part of the AT to work on....

Another day, another part of the AT to work on. And another question.

My hubs and Excels are off being laced at Woody's :clap, so in the meantime, I'm attacking the forks.

The forks will be...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,143
Posted By E-Bum
Buen reportaje compadre :D

Buen reportaje compadre :D
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By E-Bum
Questions on radiator hoses

I have a 26 year-old bike that is likely still running the original radiator hoses. The bike is completely stripped and being rebuilt, so now is my time to replace all these hoses. OEM parts from...
Forum: Vendors 08-07-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3,087
Views: 529,762
Posted By E-Bum
No worries, there's not a huge rush as my bike is...

No worries, there's not a huge rush as my bike is still in rebuild mode, just wanted to hear that my email hadn't been lost. Thanks!
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13,814
Views: 4,806,336
Posted By E-Bum
I had bookmarked that Unicoil from an earlier...

I had bookmarked that Unicoil from an earlier post where you mentioned it, thanks. At the moment, I'm looking at the following XtraFlex stuff from Samco:...
Forum: Vendors 08-05-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3,087
Views: 529,762
Posted By E-Bum
Hi Woody/Chris, Sent you guys an email a...

Hi Woody/Chris,

Sent you guys an email a couple weeks ago with a service request and a few questions, then a follow up email last week. Haven't heard from you guys since. I'm the one asking about...
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13,814
Views: 4,806,336
Posted By E-Bum
Should have taken more photos when taking the bike apart....

I don't think I've forgotten any spacers or anything, so I think I've installed the shock linkage correctly, but I just don't remember the shock linkage and shock arm being able to slide so much...
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13,814
Views: 4,806,336
Posted By E-Bum
Jordan's TA is down in Eugene with him. After a...

Jordan's TA is down in Eugene with him. After a little research, it looks like Samco hoses and clamps are a good "install it and forget it forever" solution, albeit spendy. I'll have a look at how...
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13,814
Views: 4,806,336
Posted By E-Bum
Good info, thanks. Thermostat will be replaced....

Good info, thanks. Thermostat will be replaced. I'll open up the pump today to check its condition. The outlet had some corrosion that had made its way through the wall, which was fixed with some JB...
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13,814
Views: 4,806,336
Posted By E-Bum
Opened up the thermostat tonight. Honda shop...

Opened up the thermostat tonight. Honda shop manual says "replace if valve stays open at room temperature." Can anyone confirm that mine is indeed staying open and that this isn't the default...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 131,861
Posted By E-Bum
Awesome report! You probably know this, but stay...

Awesome report! You probably know this, but stay in the moment as much as possible. I've been guilty of dreaming of the finish line when it is tantalizingly close and lose my concentration that way....
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,961
Posted By E-Bum
Great photos. What are you shooting with? Your...

Great photos. What are you shooting with? Your night/low-light shots are the ones that usually draw my attention the most. What lense are you usually using for those?
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 182,716
Posted By E-Bum
Posting so I can easily find this awesome report...

Posting so I can easily find this awesome report again. Curious to hear about that new job too.
Forum: Trip Planning 07-24-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,207
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: 1,075
Views: 138,196
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: 1,075
Views: 138,196
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: 3,087
Views: 529,762
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: 13
Views: 1,930
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: 13
Views: 1,930
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: 3,087
Views: 529,762
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: 790
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: 1,075
Views: 138,196
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: 790
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: 98
Views: 11,207
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: 1,075
Views: 138,196
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: 3,087
Views: 529,762
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: 13,814
Views: 4,806,336
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: 13,814
Views: 4,806,336
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: 3,087
Views: 529,762
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: 13,814
Views: 4,806,336
Posted By E-Bum
Debe ser la primera AT Chilena que he visto.......

Debe ser la primera AT Chilena que he visto.... wena!
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