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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-28-2015, 12:19 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
I haven't ruled out that option if all else...

I haven't ruled out that option if all else fails. I did find a company who will do custom and may contact them to get the details. I'f I go that route I'll send them one of the valves to copy...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 06:44 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
Hey guys, just wanted to throw a long shot...

Hey guys, just wanted to throw a long shot request out. I am on the look out for 2 exhaust valves (pn 14721-MF5-010) for my 87 Transalp. From what I understand, these valves were also used in the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-27-2015, 04:20 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
So I still haven't had any success finding a...

So I still haven't had any success finding a couple of exhaust valves for my 87. After managing to get all the carbon build up off them, found that the faces(?) were pitted on both valves (as were...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-11-2015, 11:08 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
They are showing different part numbers (and one...

They are showing different part numbers (and one doesn't supersede the other) so something has changed. What changed I don't know.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-11-2015, 07:18 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
The 88 cam is same as the 87. If you are ever...

The 88 cam is same as the 87. If you are ever looking for diff parts, this is a fantastic site for cross referencing parts between years: http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-xl600_model363/ They often will...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-11-2015, 06:15 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Yup, they are pretty beat up. Surprisingly, they...

Yup, they are pretty beat up. Surprisingly, they were sealing alright, at least in terms of sealing air when I did my testing. I suspect they had a few periods of being stuck open due to all the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-10-2015, 09:26 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Spend a couple hours over the last two weekends...

Spend a couple hours over the last two weekends cleaning the carbon deposits from the heads. Used Simply Green, brass brush, nylon brush on my dremel, and some elbow grease.

Before:
Front...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-05-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17,535
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Posted By R_Rick
I'll see if I can find out the dia of the 89...

I'll see if I can find out the dia of the 89 valves. I didn't figure they changed it as the guides used didn't change nor did the specs for guide to valve / shaft dia but do get your point. The...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-05-2015, 01:42 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
I've looked at this in the past. Unfortunately...

I've looked at this in the past. Unfortunately it only tells what's new but not what's "new" about it. i.e. did the material used change or did the sizing change.

The exhaust valve was used on...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-05-2015, 09:42 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
The keepers (cotters) and the bottom spring seat...

The keepers (cotters) and the bottom spring seat are same so will plan to reuse. The top retainer is different so am thinking that the valve may have a different groove (?)

Does anyone have an...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-05-2015, 06:30 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Thanks for the links. Unfortunately, shipping...

Thanks for the links. Unfortunately, shipping costs kill any good deal I could get.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-05-2015, 06:28 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Ex Valves

As I've mentioned in prior posts, the exhaust valves on the 87 are NLA and my normal sources (David Silver UK and CMS Netherlands) do not have.

The ex. valves on the 87 and 89+ have the same shaft...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-01-2015, 11:54 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Rear cylinder removal

Happy new year everyone.

I pulled apart the rear cylinder this morning with no issues. Although I did notice that the head bolts didn't feel as tight as on the front particularly on the cam chain...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-01-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17,535
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Posted By R_Rick
True, it may be possible. However, to find a...

True, it may be possible. However, to find a complete top end from an 89/90 in Canada would be very difficult as all 89/90 here would be imports from the US so I'd be banking on finding a wrecked...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-31-2014, 05:33 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
I found a company who will make custom valves so...

I found a company who will make custom valves so may be an option if needed (http://www.ferrea.com/custom_valves.php).

The base gaskets are different for the 87 (and surprisingly still avail) so...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-31-2014, 06:54 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
PN for the 87 front cam is 14110-MF5-840. CMSNL...

PN for the 87 front cam is 14110-MF5-840. CMSNL shows a different PN for the 89+ I'm going to ask local dealer to put out a notice to other Cdn dealers - might get lucky and find one collecting...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-30-2014, 05:21 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
No problem. If you go to CMSNL and look up your...

No problem. If you go to CMSNL and look up your model, there are a few other compatible caps they show. Stick those PNs into David Silver and check for availability.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-30-2014, 02:53 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
Thanks Ladder. re: cylinder bore - the scar...

Thanks Ladder.
re: cylinder bore - the scar line is going from top to bottom on the bore. I ran my fingernail across it and couldn't feel it (I could slightly detect the cross hatching from...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-30-2014, 02:47 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
David Silver Spares:...

David Silver Spares: https://www.davidsilverspares.com/parts/by-part-number/part_17620KV6033/

OEM cap is $$$
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-29-2014, 05:03 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
Thanks for the offer. Assuming the valves and...

Thanks for the offer. Assuming the valves and seats are still in spec, I'm thinking of just lapping the valves. If the seats need cut that is beyond my comfort level so will get a shop to do it. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-29-2014, 01:00 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
I took the valves out of front head today. I...

I took the valves out of front head today. I rigged up a spring compressor from a cheap 4" C-clamp.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b377/Dogastrophe/1A020C58-A0D1-4A5F-A7A9-6C7D14A15A68.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-27-2014, 07:29 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
Few comments below in red. Cheers

Few comments below in red. Cheers
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-27-2014, 02:18 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
Today was a day of first's for me. :clap I...

Today was a day of first's for me. :clap

I pulled the head and cylinder from front cyl this afternoon without too much drama although were a few times when a third hand would have been nice.

I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-25-2014, 07:33 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Festivus,...

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Festivus, Happy non-denominational winter holiday!

Hope you all have a wonderful (and safe) holiday.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-23-2014, 11:52 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Wow ... that is a nice Christmas deal for someone.

Wow ... that is a nice Christmas deal for someone.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-21-2014, 11:36 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
I'm at a loss here. I had to grind a jaw to...

I'm at a loss here. I had to grind a jaw to about 2.5mm thick to be able to slip it between the wedge and the guide - to get the pliers to close enough so they wouldn't slip off resulted in the jaw...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-20-2014, 04:19 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
Perfect ... at least it's not just me! I'll see...

Perfect ... at least it's not just me! I'll see if I have a donor plier I can part with or make a trip to Princess Auto for a small cheapo vice grip. Thanks!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-20-2014, 02:59 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
Wedge A (outer/thin wedge that closest to the...

Wedge A (outer/thin wedge that closest to the guide) is one that comes up while B (the thick one with spring underneath) is pushed down. The 2mm hole is about a 1/4" down on the thinner wedge (A). ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-20-2014, 02:07 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
Cam chain tensioner wedge

Does anyone have any shop tips on getting hold of the 'thin' wedge of the cam chain tensioner? Thought I'd remove the front cylinder head this evening and am stumped before I even begin.

Shop...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-16-2014, 08:37 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Thanks guys. I'll check the tensioner wedge...

Thanks guys. I'll check the tensioner wedge height to see if all is in spec and go from there. Hoping to pull the head off the front cylinder this weekend for a look.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-14-2014, 05:00 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
I checked it with 0.10mm (0.004") feeler which...

I checked it with 0.10mm (0.004") feeler which wouldn't fit (on the 87, 0.10mm is the spec for all valves) - I didn't bother checking with thinner feelers.



When I first got the TA I had pulled...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-14-2014, 10:25 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Thanks Ladder. Much of what I've been...

Thanks Ladder.

Much of what I've been reading on the web has talked about fixing oil consumption (when valves are found to be issue) by replacing the valve stem seals ... what am I missing? Am I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-14-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 17,535
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Posted By R_Rick
Took a couple hours this morning to run a bit of...

Took a couple hours this morning to run a bit of air through the cylinders to see where I'm getting leaks.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-13-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 17,535
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Posted By R_Rick
Looks like 5x40 pan head...

Looks like 5x40 pan head (http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-xl600v-transalp-1987-canada_model6517/partslist/E__1800.html#results)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-05-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17,535
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Posted By R_Rick
Wow! That was fast. Let us know how they work...

Wow! That was fast. Let us know how they work out - both install and performance.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-04-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17,535
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Posted By R_Rick
Some are, some are not (same for Canada). The TA...

Some are, some are not (same for Canada). The TA was only sold in Canada in 87/88 and in the US in 89/90 so some parts are no longer available from Honda US / Honda Canada.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-04-2014, 05:20 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
:clap

:clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-03-2014, 10:49 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Cms

I recently ordered a couple of head gaskets for my 87 from CMS in The Netherlands (www.cmsnl.com). I haven't opened the head up to see if they are correct but just wanted to pass along my ordering...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-01-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17,535
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Posted By R_Rick
I know I'm about to jinx myself, but I ordered my...

I know I'm about to jinx myself, but I ordered my exhaust off ebay from a seller in Italy - received it in perfect condition in less than a week (I also spent some time reading the majority of their...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-29-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17,535
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Posted By R_Rick
My project today - engine removal. Came out of...

My project today - engine removal. Came out of frame without any major issues once I figured out best way to support rear of bike and engine. I used ratchet straps on my luggage racks and ran them...
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