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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-09-2011, 12:57 PM
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Posted By paddlerspock
pdxthmper I sent you a PM...

pdxthmper I sent you a PM...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-06-2011, 08:17 PM
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Posted By paddlerspock
Sweet, That would be great, I may take you up on...

Sweet, That would be great, I may take you up on that offer....I will let you know when we get closer that way. Also, do you know of any motorcycle shops around Trinidad where my buddy and I could...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-06-2011, 08:10 PM
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Posted By paddlerspock
To answer your question, I bought the bike with...

To answer your question, I bought the bike with the Supertrapp on the bike and I think it looks good and sounds pretty good (albeit kinda loud on a long journey) so I have no frame of reference as to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-06-2011, 08:03 PM
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Posted By paddlerspock
Thanks for the advice, I will switch to 20w-50...

Thanks for the advice, I will switch to 20w-50 when I change the oil next which should be in the next couple of days....I will let you know what happens.



I have looked at the case, and it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-05-2011, 07:59 PM
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Posted By paddlerspock
Thanks for the reply.... My bike has 31,000...

Thanks for the reply....
My bike has 31,000 miles and has had regular maintenance done by the owners of the bike.you may know the bike...it is the blue transalp Michelangelo built up before I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-05-2011, 05:19 PM
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Posted By paddlerspock
shop recommendations

Hi all,


For the past 1000 miles or so I have had a constant high pitched tick coming from the junction at the bottom of the V, so to speak, where the cylinders meet the crankcase. I have...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-24-2011, 08:54 PM
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Posted By paddlerspock
Thanks for the advice about sticker removal and...

Thanks for the advice about sticker removal and the choke....:wink:





So...I actually just pried that flange off the sprocket and put some paint over the three little welds that were exposed...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-23-2011, 08:20 PM
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Posted By paddlerspock
Also....what is the best stuff to take off all...

Also....what is the best stuff to take off all these stickers without removing the paint?

Spit doesn't really work that well:huh. I tried taking a few of the stickers off using that method while...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-23-2011, 08:14 PM
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Posted By paddlerspock
Could anyone explain to me how to check the choke...

Could anyone explain to me how to check the choke valve and make sure it is closing properly. I looked at the tension of the cable and all seemed good, but I didn't actually open anything up.

...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2011, 08:27 PM
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Posted By paddlerspock
So where do you recommend I look for another CDI?...

So where do you recommend I look for another CDI?

Just so we are the same page, this is the bike that I bought. I flew to Utah and rode it back to South Carolina.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2011, 07:23 PM
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Posted By paddlerspock
I actually already have an original manual on...

I actually already have an original manual on order, but it has not been shipped to my house yet.



Do you think it could be the CDI if the CDI has already been replaced in May of 2009? I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2011, 03:05 PM
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Posted By paddlerspock
Well good sir, I feel a little silly to say...

Well good sir,

I feel a little silly to say that the Run switch was in the off position...Ha, oops:rofl

That being said, I didnt realize that there are 4 spark plugs and only replaced the 2...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2011, 02:13 PM
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Posted By paddlerspock
Thanks, I checked the breather tube on the...

Thanks,
I checked the breather tube on the front cylinder carb and it was open and as it should be. The front mini air filter was also good.

I swapped the CDI units and nothing changed. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2011, 01:10 PM
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Posted By paddlerspock
Thanks for the picture. I took a look at mine and...

Thanks for the picture. I took a look at mine and the CDI look exactly as the picture you posted. I remember asking the guy I purchased the bike from if he had replaced them and he said he did.


...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-11-2011, 06:25 PM
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Posted By paddlerspock
Question Ummm....Transalp issues...HELP!

Hi I am new to the forum,

I would appreciate any insight on an issue I am currently having with my new (to me) Transalp. I just purchased the bike two weeks ago.

Background:
1989 Transalp ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-11-2011, 06:24 PM
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Posted By paddlerspock
Thank you... I will post my question there.

Thank you...

I will post my question there.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-11-2011, 06:16 PM
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Posted By paddlerspock
Question Ummm....Transalp issues...HELP!

Hi I am new to the forum,

I would appreciate any insight on an issue I am currently having with my new (to me) Transalp. I just purchased the bike two weeks ago.

Background:
1989 Transalp ...
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