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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-16-2013, 12:39 AM
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Posted By ravelv
Have you measured yourself all 3 swingarms...

Have you measured yourself all 3 swingarms personally? I have all (RD03, RD04 and RD07) swingarms bought myself just to get measurments. :)
Generally front joint is not the only difference, RD07...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-14-2013, 12:18 AM
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Posted By ravelv
By using RD03 swingarm with default 375mm shock...

By using RD03 swingarm with default 375mm shock lenght TA's rear rises by about 45mm because swingarm is longer. with RD04 and RD07 arms it is even more as these, again, are even longer than RD03...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-09-2013, 02:23 PM
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Posted By ravelv
We have snow here now... I adjusted on mine...

We have snow here now...

I adjusted on mine only once at around 50 000kms, very little adjustments was needed on few valves.

Don't trust much these general manuals... Besides general first...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-06-2013, 04:01 PM
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Posted By ravelv
Right, bushing can fix that. I think,...

Right, bushing can fix that.



I think, in the beginning you must check how speedo line fits with possibly new angle, maybe all will be ok even with steeper placement.



:D You cannot fail,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-06-2013, 03:55 PM
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Posted By ravelv
If you didn't anything, then by default sag is...

If you didn't anything, then by default sag is too big, so, just about ok with smaller wheel in front. :)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-06-2013, 03:45 PM
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Posted By ravelv
Did a quick search for pictures from net to...

Did a quick search for pictures from net to compare speedo things, one of the ways I'm finding compatible parts... :D
1.When resized to similar scale, it can be seen that SC21 has bigger axle.
2.d1...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-06-2013, 03:17 PM
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Posted By ravelv
Did you lover rear end by loosening shock's...

Did you lover rear end by loosening shock's spring to compensate height drop in front? How bike handles now comparing to stock wheel size? I guess, right after such change it's easy to tell.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-06-2013, 02:35 PM
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Posted By ravelv
Got these leftovers from RD07 tank (don't ask me...

Got these leftovers from RD07 tank (don't ask me for what... :D )... Which else Honda's tank caps can fit in there? Doubt that RD07 have model specific one.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-06-2013, 02:19 PM
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Posted By ravelv
I was thinking about using front fender from...

I was thinking about using front fender from GPZ1100. It have very similar shape like stock TA's front fender, just needs to be trimmed from sides like I painted black to get almost perfect 17"...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-30-2013, 10:40 AM
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Posted By ravelv
If you use TA's stock triangle link with AT's...

If you use TA's stock triangle link with AT's swing, progression curve is way off. RD03 and RD04 swings have same and different triangle from TA's. As well RD07 swing must be used with original...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-27-2013, 03:16 AM
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Posted By ravelv
Can you, please, also tell us exact 17" rim...

Can you, please, also tell us exact 17" rim dimensions and model? As well as spoke lenght, if you lace wheels yourself and know lenght (lenght measured end to end or thread end to spoke head base?)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-26-2013, 07:12 AM
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Posted By ravelv
Model name of that CBR is SC21. RD04 and...

Model name of that CBR is SC21.


RD04 and RD07 also should have longer cable than TA's have. RD03 cable WILL NOT fit CBR's wheel gear. RD03 cable can be used on TA's stock setup.
Though, I have...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-25-2013, 02:33 PM
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Posted By ravelv
AT's never had any red hubs. This hub is also...

AT's never had any red hubs. This hub is also different by shape than TA and XRV650 have, seems to me that this hub is from XLV750 which is in red colors.



More or less I know that CBR1000F...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-19-2013, 01:10 AM
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Posted By ravelv
RD07 swings axle indeed have spacer in left side...

RD07 swings axle indeed have spacer in left side which have to be shortened to fit TA's frame.

Or you where mentioning wheel spacer? These also are shorter than TA's spacer.

chain adjusters are...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-03-2013, 01:53 PM
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Posted By ravelv
I adapted it, like Ray did with drum brake. :) ...

I adapted it, like Ray did with drum brake. :)

I still have it laying around with no use anymore.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-03-2013, 08:45 AM
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Posted By ravelv
RD03 and TA rear hubs are same. I mean, TA's with...

RD03 and TA rear hubs are same. I mean, TA's with rear disc brake.

In my TA I have stock TA wheel and chain sprocket carrier, but everything else is from RD03.

In the beginning I had also stock...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-25-2013, 05:17 AM
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Posted By ravelv
Well, I'm scrubbing a thin layer of general...

Well, I'm scrubbing a thin layer of general purpose grease under spoke heads covering rubber band on to the rim. Seems to help stop rim from further rusting.

But I'm not riding in salty time of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-22-2013, 01:49 AM
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Posted By ravelv
yep, sometimes it works. I put my eyes to motad...

yep, sometimes it works. I put my eyes to motad crashbars and asked... :ear
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-15-2013, 03:27 PM
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Posted By ravelv
My present brake setup allows me to lock front...

My present brake setup allows me to lock front wheel quite easy with two fingers on lever and full load if I want to. Alone I'm not using more than one finger usually. And that's with 296mm rotor...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-15-2013, 05:51 AM
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Posted By ravelv
Honestly, I like more rubber ones. Why? Because...

Honestly, I like more rubber ones. Why? Because rubber ones somewhat softens sharp and quick lever pressing and thus wheel locking is less likely possible in extreme situation.
Stock single rotor...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-15-2013, 05:43 AM
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Posted By ravelv
Also wondering about this... on my TA stock lines...

Also wondering about this... on my TA stock lines looks like new, no cracks or whatever other visible defects. Can these one day just split without any other signs appearing prior?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-04-2013, 02:10 AM
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Posted By ravelv
These pilion bars does not change frame, just...

These pilion bars does not change frame, just bolts on starting from 1997 models.

Here was discusscion about that. Though, that japanese guys site is dead now, but I remember that he put bars on...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-03-2013, 10:32 AM
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Posted By ravelv
As wingrack is aluminium cast, it should. Though,...

As wingrack is aluminium cast, it should. Though, note that there's two versions of wingracks'- wingrack2 is quite more massive, like Ray has on his bike. First version also seem a bit weak to me,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-03-2013, 07:20 AM
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Posted By ravelv
There's not many extra parts really, just two...

There's not many extra parts really, just two tubes for connecting to passenger footrest base bolts. Bolts are longer and have spacers. And flat metal part for cross connection between sides, a must...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-02-2013, 01:26 AM
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Posted By ravelv
Similar to me, I have my private car from 90s as...

Similar to me, I have my private car from 90s as well, not only bikes.

It is very interesting also in general, because after 10-20 years some design examples still looks quite up to date, but some...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-01-2013, 04:13 AM
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Posted By ravelv
Well, regardless of that basic proportion and...

Well, regardless of that basic proportion and shape rules are still valid. Even if well known designers try to prove opposite, still these rules are in place...
OK, this is one example, but also...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-02-2013, 08:18 AM
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Posted By ravelv
With some patience parts can be obtained also...

With some patience parts can be obtained also cheaper via ebay.de... 4 xrv650 swings I got in price range ~25-45 EUR'os each. Most expensive are complete wheels, but I'm collecting only hubs, when...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-23-2013, 02:16 AM
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Posted By ravelv
Would be very interesting to see light beam...

Would be very interesting to see light beam patterns on road for this headlight and stock side by side.

still, if no E markings on these, we here in europe, cannot use this one legally. :cry
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-01-2013, 01:23 AM
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Posted By ravelv
Same for me- German CDI's dropped my TA's fuel...

Same for me- German CDI's dropped my TA's fuel comsumption average from 5.3l to 4.5l with same riding style. Exaust is stock on mine.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-09-2013, 03:40 PM
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Posted By ravelv
As far as I know, TA's have only DID rims, not...

As far as I know, TA's have only DID rims, not Excel. So, these are not stock anymore for sure.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-09-2013, 08:28 AM
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Posted By ravelv
If relaced, I would suggest to go for 2.15 front...

If relaced, I would suggest to go for 2.15 front and 3.0-3.5 rear. Seems that many modern tires of "stock" 90/90-21 TA size now requires 2.15, not 1.85 rim size, for example.
So, check for tire...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-31-2013, 05:16 AM
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Posted By ravelv
If you cannot find pictures with RD07 triangle I...

If you cannot find pictures with RD07 triangle I posted here some time ago, I can take pictures and put dimensions, Then you can see if that triangle will fit or not. As I remember, RD07 triangle had...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-31-2013, 05:07 AM
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Posted By ravelv
Are you really sure? As I've seen so far, RD07...

Are you really sure? As I've seen so far, RD07 shock was shorter. That's why RD07 triangle link have also different dimensions. I think, I had posted also RD07 vs RD04 triangle pictures or some...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-29-2013, 11:44 AM
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Posted By ravelv
Is that linkage together with swingarm you...

Is that linkage together with swingarm you bought?

If you had to turn down spacer on swingarm axle, then this is RD07 swingarm, not RD04... This spacer on left side is visual difference between...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-29-2013, 04:48 AM
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Posted By ravelv
You HAVE TO USE AT triangle link, TA's link gives...

You HAVE TO USE AT triangle link, TA's link gives totally wrong progression curve, I have tested that myself.
Is that triangle link also from RD04? As far as I remember, RD03 and RD04 have same one,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-29-2013, 04:44 AM
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Posted By ravelv
Have not measured, but I have feeling that...

Have not measured, but I have feeling that dimensions of rear suspension attaching points are same between PD06, RD03 and RD04. Just AT's have different swingarm lengths and linkage attaching points...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-29-2013, 04:40 AM
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Posted By ravelv
My memory also does not better ( :D ), but as far...

My memory also does not better ( :D ), but as far as I remember, RD03 and RD04 shocks are same as TA's- ~375mm. Only RD07 have different one in terms of length.

please look back here for my posts,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-27-2013, 12:33 AM
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Posted By ravelv
For many years seeing quite a few repainted TA's,...

For many years seeing quite a few repainted TA's, have not seen anything better than stock.
OK, it's just my personal opinion. :)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-23-2013, 01:11 AM
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Posted By ravelv
Still, AT is bigger and can be more easy adapted,...

Still, AT is bigger and can be more easy adapted, see this post:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=5184494&postcount=1013

Rider is 205 cm tall.

From other side, you can take more...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2013, 01:09 AM
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Posted By ravelv
What happened to your stock side and front...

What happened to your stock side and front fairings? :ear
Looks like mine has same color as yours and I might be interested to have some in spare, I really like this stock green color scheme.. :)
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