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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-01-2015, 04:34 PM
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Posted By mas335
Based on some of my close up photos it looks to...

Based on some of my close up photos it looks to me like a 17T would clear the shaft.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-20-2015, 05:31 PM
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Posted By mas335
For those that have not noticed and are...

For those that have not noticed and are interested, I have a master list of discontinued Transalp oem plastics listed in the Flea Market. Thanks
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-17-2015, 03:13 PM
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Posted By mas335
lowered seat foam

Just a heads up, I listed a modified-lowered original TA seat foam in the FM.
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 02:38 PM
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Posted By mas335
Just a heads up, I have a small pile of left over...

Just a heads up, I have a small pile of left over NX650 parts in the Flea Market, one low price takes them all. Thanks
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-17-2015, 04:27 AM
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Posted By mas335
+1 ^^^^^^^^

+1 ^^^^^^^^
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-11-2015, 07:41 AM
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Posted By mas335
Rick, the question I had was is the 87-88 is the...

Rick, the question I had was is the 87-88 is the same as the 89-90 TA cam? I ask this becasue they can be found used much easier than a 87-88.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-11-2015, 07:11 AM
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Posted By mas335
Over the next few weeks I plan to list a ton of...

Over the next few weeks I plan to list a ton of TA parts that have piled up over the years. I plan to post them as catagories to help separate the list, I started with Electrical parts this morning...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-11-2015, 06:44 AM
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Posted By mas335
I haven't tried to cross reference the cam...

I haven't tried to cross reference the cam itself, does any other model share that number and have you learned if the 88 cam is the same part number as 89-90 TA?

I have no way to look up 87-88...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-09-2015, 06:53 AM
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Posted By mas335
rub it in, it has been in the single digits here...

rub it in, it has been in the single digits here the last two days which for us in this part of N. Carolina is very rare. heat wave expected today, may ge up to 36 degrees.
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 01:24 PM
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Posted By mas335
Just a heads up, I listed a very clear genuine...

Just a heads up, I listed a very clear genuine service manual in the flea market, covers models up to 2007.

Thanks
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-31-2014, 05:19 AM
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Posted By mas335
I have a oem locking gas cap and a million other...

I have a oem locking gas cap and a million other parts if it is needed.

Ray your assessment of the engine internals sounds pretty solid, I never liked the looks of the base gasket and a coolant...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-28-2014, 02:32 PM
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Posted By mas335
well that is part of the problem, there is only...

well that is part of the problem, there is only so much room for motorcycle gear and these jackets take up a lot of room.

You know how little I ride in the heat of the summer, heck you were on...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-28-2014, 01:58 PM
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Posted By mas335
I wouldn't mention this here but since it is a...

I wouldn't mention this here but since it is a nice match for our 89 TA colors here it is; I just listed this Alpinestars Drystar jacket in the FM under Gear. It's red, blue and two shades of gray...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-25-2014, 04:04 AM
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Posted By mas335
Wishing everyone here a Merry Christmas.

Wishing everyone here a Merry Christmas.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-23-2014, 11:22 AM
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Posted By mas335
New OHLINS rear shock

For anyone interested, In the flea market



http://i1242.photobucket.com/albums/gg522/335mark/DSC01646_zps334c57ac.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-21-2014, 09:20 AM
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Posted By mas335
Seems I did the same thing, I used a pair of vise...

Seems I did the same thing, I used a pair of vise grips that I already owned that had the teeth ground off. I am certain that the assembly arm retainer screw will be removed before you try to pull...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-18-2014, 04:14 AM
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Posted By mas335
At the risk of violating your terms of posting...

At the risk of violating your terms of posting comments here is a fact that I have been certain of, I won't be able to justify the final price.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-17-2014, 11:14 AM
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Posted By mas335
try here: http://www.xrv.org.uk/index.php

try here: http://www.xrv.org.uk/index.php
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-16-2014, 07:32 AM
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Posted By mas335
those are extremely high numbers compared to...

those are extremely high numbers compared to every other tire that I have used and far from the oem 29/29 PSI.

How harsh of a ride does 41psi rear tire produce on the road?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-16-2014, 04:15 AM
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Posted By mas335
Well there is a lot to consider when changing the...

Well there is a lot to consider when changing the rear end to disc which I don't think is worth the effort or expense if "better" suspension is all you are after and off road riding is you main goal....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-16-2014, 04:04 AM
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Posted By mas335
All I can add is that of the TA engines I have...

All I can add is that of the TA engines I have torn down I didn't find anything alarming with the cam chains or the cam drive sprocket. The highest mileage engine that I inspected had around 55K...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 03:29 AM
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Posted By mas335
If anyone is interested I have listed in the Flea...

If anyone is interested I have listed in the Flea market a clean and complete oem service manual through 1999 models. Sold my two 350's and now own a 2013 DR650.

Thanks
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-15-2014, 04:27 PM
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Posted By mas335
FWIW, a 1991 TA swingarm and I suspect 92-94 rear...

FWIW, a 1991 TA swingarm and I suspect 92-94 rear swing arm as well is a direct fit to the US 89-90 TA's but it is not that easy. You would also need the dedicated rear wheel, rear caliper, rear...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-15-2014, 04:22 PM
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Posted By mas335
For me this raises more questions than answers. ...

For me this raises more questions than answers.

1) It sounds like you are testing the petocks funtion while it is OFF the tank so the first question is do you have the vacuum line connected to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 03:54 AM
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Posted By mas335
Looks just like my 2013 that I just bought, it...

Looks just like my 2013 that I just bought, it has 550 miles on it. It has taken me a while to warm up to the color. Glad you posted the image, saves me the trouble of photoing mine.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-09-2014, 05:17 AM
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Posted By mas335
my thoughts exactly. All the aftermarket...

my thoughts exactly.

All the aftermarket boots that I have seen are of a thicker, more rubbery material with the overall diameter being a bit to wide, makes fitting around the front fender to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-08-2014, 10:40 AM
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Posted By mas335
I have worked on dozens of 89-90 Transalps and...

I have worked on dozens of 89-90 Transalps and have a box full of used oem radiators and have never seen anything like this, it appears to be the exception and not the rule unless 2000 TA's had a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 06:18 AM
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Posted By mas335
It says Mfg, 12/12 so it is a early 2013 model, I...

It says Mfg, 12/12 so it is a early 2013 model, I guess the change had not taken effect at this point, it's a easy thing to add.

I have the original 15T c/s sprocket and am thinking of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-07-2014, 05:27 AM
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Posted By mas335
glad it went smoothly

glad it went smoothly
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 09:38 AM
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Posted By mas335
I guess the original owner of my 013 removed it...

I guess the original owner of my 013 removed it when he changed the C/S sprocket to a 14T?
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 08:26 AM
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Posted By mas335
thank you, I have enjoyed the ride so far.

thank you, I have enjoyed the ride so far.
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 06:03 AM
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Posted By mas335
Thanks, I have been reading a lot of info on the...

Thanks, I have been reading a lot of info on the DR lately and I guess I got that detail wrong, no big deal, one will be installed.
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 03:57 AM
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Posted By mas335
The only thing worse than not having the skills...

The only thing worse than not having the skills is know how to do machine work but not having the equipment. My first real job was working for a machine shop and they taught me everything.

Now a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-05-2014, 12:16 PM
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Posted By mas335
It takes a week to ship UPS from the east coast...

It takes a week to ship UPS from the east coast to the west, that was really fast. They look nice, got anyway to pressure test them first? Did they include the cap?
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 05:17 AM
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Posted By mas335
If I had first seen the image posted on #101665...

If I had first seen the image posted on #101665 by Marchyman I would have noticed the two oil level lines cast at the site glass which would have been completely self explanitory.

When I picked...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-04-2014, 03:34 AM
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Posted By mas335
That is a nice offer, thanks You might end up...

That is a nice offer, thanks You might end up being a major exporter with this offer.
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 03:02 PM
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Posted By mas335
yicks, what did I start, now I am affraid to ask...

yicks, what did I start, now I am affraid to ask where the radiator filler cap is located. Thanks for all the advice.
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 01:14 PM
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Posted By mas335
Thanks, that is what I run in my Transalps, just...

Thanks, that is what I run in my Transalps, just wasn't sure if the DR had a prefered weight of oil until the engine was fully broken in.


Until I find a owners manual that will answer these...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 12:20 PM
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Posted By mas335
I want to change the oil in my 2013 which I just...

I want to change the oil in my 2013 which I just purchased, it has 550 miles. The seller could not find the owners manual so I have no idea what weight oil is recommended by Suzuki.

I did a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 05:02 PM
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Posted By mas335
How common is it for the Pickup coil to fail, is...

How common is it for the Pickup coil to fail, is it a known DR problem or do they rarely go bad?

I purchased a 2013 today and want to order some of the common parts to have on hand and will add...
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