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Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,960
Posted By rideak
I just got in the Moose Racing wheel...

I just got in the Moose Racing wheel bearings...will put those in when I pull the wheels off to put on new rubber. I'm thinking of waiting until next winter to do the headset bearings as things feel...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,960
Posted By rideak
Work over the winter - part 2

I replace both sprockets and put in an Xring chain. I put on the SW motech crash bars and skid plate.

http://s5.postimg.org/fswsl6q7r/image.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/9rz3o43lf/full/)
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Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,960
Posted By rideak
Work over the winter - part 1

Well I was able to get some more work done over the long winter (which is still here). I did some work on the notoriously bad Tengai plastics. There was a lot of JB weld on the back of many of the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,592
Posted By rideak
When I click on it, I can see your picture.

When I click on it, I can see your picture.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-22-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 10,502
Views: 3,456,171
Posted By rideak
Tengai

My 1990 Kawasaki Tengai that I acquired this last summer...almost have it back together after doing a minor restoration / modification...

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Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,960
Posted By rideak
paint

After I take care of all of the plastic repair, I'm going to paint the blue parts white and attempt to leave the green stripe.

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Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,960
Posted By rideak
Countershaft Seal

Thanks to the posts for how to replace the countershaft seal - it made it very easy. I replaced the o-ring, sleeve, and seal.

Before

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Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,960
Posted By rideak
More Plastic

The PO had done some nice and interesting work with aircraft aluminum and rivets. He put on these to help channel the engine heat back to his legs. I looked at these and thought that if I ever went...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,960
Posted By rideak
Plastic work

So the PO had some some repairs on the plastic that didn't exactly work - lots of JBweld that had cracked through.

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Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,960
Posted By rideak
Tank

My tank had a lot of rub marks on the top half where the fairing comes into it so I cleaned it up and painted it - not exactly color matched but it will work for now.
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Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 992
Posted By rideak
Here's a set of flush mount on ebay - a little...

Here's a set of flush mount on ebay - a little pricey...but pretty cool.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/271088817496?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,960
Posted By rideak
Talking I'm interested to see what you have done to your...

I'm interested to see what you have done to your bike - it's nice to be able to see what the few of us are doing to our Tengais - feel free to hi-jack at any time.

I'm a native Coloradoan - what...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,960
Posted By rideak
Here is the bike as it sits now: ...

Here is the bike as it sits now:

http://s5.postimage.org/wmjnpe113/image.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/861hux0ab/full/)
image hosting sites (http://postimage.org/)

Phase one is going to be...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,960
Posted By rideak
exhaust

The exhaust was pretty rough. The heatshield was rusted through where it mounted to the pipe and I broke the bolts off trying to get them out. Drilling them out proved to no avail so I got one in...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,960
Posted By rideak
There was a lot of surface rust on the bike on...

There was a lot of surface rust on the bike on the tank and the welds so I started pulling everything off that I could (without taking the engine out) to keep the rust from spreading and becoming a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,960
Posted By rideak
The bars had been cracked and welded so I bought...

The bars had been cracked and welded so I bought a new pair of ProTaper Aluminum bars and replaced almost all of the hardware with stainless hex bolts. The upper triple clamp was flaked off pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,960
Posted By rideak
1990 Tengai Project

I sold my 2006 KLR this last spring in the hopes of finding a Transalp or Kawasaki Tengai. My barber had a Tengai sitting under a tarp in his yard for a couple of years that I've been trying to talk...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,592
Posted By rideak
Truly amazing and a testament to him and the...

Truly amazing and a testament to him and the engine. Thanks for sharing! Makes me feel better about my bike with 60,000km on the clock.
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,592
Posted By rideak
That's pretty amazing and an interesting note in...

That's pretty amazing and an interesting note in Tengai history. Do you have any pics of his bike? I'd love to see them - as I'm sure others would too.
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 992
Posted By rideak
blinkers

Not to hijack the post but have you noticed that some Tengais have flush mounted front blinkers? (just google "tengai" and start looking at the pics. Mine stick out like A model KLRs. Is this a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,592
Posted By rideak
Lucky six - my rear shock looks like a stock klr...

Lucky six - my rear shock looks like a stock klr one - I know the PO had it rebuilt and it looks almost brand new with a blue sticker on it (the large one on the body facing the rear of the bike).
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Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,592
Posted By rideak
The length of my front forks is 38.25" from top...

The length of my front forks is 38.25" from top to bottom as the bike sits. My dog bones are 5" long measuring from the center of each bolt. The shock appears to be stock.
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2012, 01:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,592
Posted By rideak
Here are a few pics from this summer - bike is...

Here are a few pics from this summer - bike is currently torn apart for a little freshening up

http://s5.postimage.org/itgasxu43/image.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/itgasxu43/)
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Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,592
Posted By rideak
L-ucky Six - it has a "progressive suspension"...

L-ucky Six - it has a "progressive suspension" sticker on the front fork so that may be part of the modified suspension answer. I was just surprised as to how high it sits considering they are...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,592
Posted By rideak
1990

I recently acquired a 1990 Tengai - with just under 60,000km on it. Pretty decent shape overall but the plastics are rough (to be expected). It has modified suspension because it is significantly...
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