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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-24-2015, 08:13 AM
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Posted By E-Bum
Printing own decals in Portland?

Hi guys,

I've made up a sheet in Illustrator that contains all the decals (custom sizes, so I can't just order the stock decals off ebay) I will use in repainting my AT. Does anyone have any...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-20-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14,632
Views: 5,391,704
Posted By E-Bum
I find myself with a spare (but old) original...

I find myself with a spare (but old) original RD03 shock after I went to a Hyperpro and I think it would be fun to rebuild it to learn how. What makes a shock serviceable or not?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-08-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 14,632
Views: 5,391,704
Posted By E-Bum
Self-etching primer is what I should have used...

Self-etching primer is what I should have used when I painted my engine. I used Duplicolor Engine Primer and then Duplicolor Engine Enamel: http://www.duplicolor.com/products/enginePaint/

I had...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-24-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14,632
Views: 5,391,704
Posted By E-Bum
I also went through Klaus and would recommend him.

I also went through Klaus and would recommend him.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-22-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14,632
Views: 5,391,704
Posted By E-Bum
My spare time, when I have it, has been dedicated...

My spare time, when I have it, has been dedicated to prepping the plastics and doing Bondo repair work. The clear coat on all the plastics has to be removed as it is in bad shape. That has taken the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-21-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14,632
Views: 5,391,704
Posted By E-Bum
I have to agree with Ladder. I considered...

I have to agree with Ladder. I considered rebuilding my Showa when I was doing the rebuild on my RD03. I'm glad Ladder convinced me to shell out the $$ for an aftermarket shock... It makes a world of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-06-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14,632
Views: 5,391,704
Posted By E-Bum
If you take the handlebar control assembly apart,...

If you take the handlebar control assembly apart, and then go to remove the red push button assembly, be super aware of the little spring that is in there that tends to fly off into the workshop...
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 24,471
Posted By E-Bum
Loving the photography. The trailer for your film...

Loving the photography. The trailer for your film is very well done. Did you also use only a 5DII for that?
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 215,581
Posted By E-Bum
I admire your ability to leave now that you, as...

I admire your ability to leave now that you, as you said, have seemed to feel a bit more settled down. It takes some willpower to leave a place of comfort. But you wouldn't be here on ADV if you...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-26-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,027
Posted By E-Bum
Can I ask what it is that you do?

Can I ask what it is that you do?
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 215,581
Posted By E-Bum
Elisa, Did I see something on Facebook about...

Elisa,

Did I see something on Facebook about you heading off to Australia once again? Then SE Asia??? I've read over the last few pages of this RR (great discussion by the way) and I think that's...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-24-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14,632
Views: 5,391,704
Posted By E-Bum
Lookin' good Wayne! New haircut is it? ...

Lookin' good Wayne! New haircut is it?


About the Intiminators... I have them on my RD03, also 43mm, and with two springs in each. I left the shorter springs in, no tubes were installed.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-20-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14,632
Views: 5,391,704
Posted By E-Bum
I rather like the design I posted. I'll need to...

I rather like the design I posted. I'll need to figure out what to do with the paint on the upper cowl/around headlights. Maybe just a simple red band like many Boano fairings have. Not sure yet. At...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-14-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14,632
Views: 5,391,704
Posted By E-Bum
Maybe time for a new clutch? How old is the...

Maybe time for a new clutch? How old is the current one?
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 107,475
Posted By E-Bum
Lyndon, Brilliant idea man, I've been...

Lyndon,

Brilliant idea man, I've been following your videos on FB and on here since the start. This is quickly turning into a legendary report. This is so far off, but whenever you get to the USA,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-11-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14,632
Views: 5,391,704
Posted By E-Bum
This is the exact bike I've been looking at the...

This is the exact bike I've been looking at the past couple days! I've never been too much of a fan of the old HRC paint job, but this bike is just beautiful using that slightly modified theme....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-11-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14,632
Views: 5,391,704
Posted By E-Bum
You are so right about this too, although riding...

You are so right about this too, although riding around with the Intiminators has made a huge difference already. Now to find that extra cash that I know I left around here somewhere...


I am...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-10-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 14,632
Views: 5,391,704
Posted By E-Bum
As I search for an indoor paint booth to rent out...

As I search for an indoor paint booth to rent out to be able to paint during these winter months, I'm left pondering what to do with the paint scheme. One that I really like, which keeps things...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-10-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By E-Bum
Thanks, if I'm out there I'll try to get the name...

Thanks, if I'm out there I'll try to get the name of it. Anyone else?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-09-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By E-Bum
Renting a paint booth in PDX?

My restored Africa Twin is missing one more thing before it will be complete: paint. I would like to have a go at repainting it myself (maybe redoing that zebra paint job and slapping some decals on...
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 769
Views: 233,039
Posted By E-Bum
Still a top report. Enjoying the photography,...

Still a top report. Enjoying the photography, writing and adventure. Ride on!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-05-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14,632
Views: 5,391,704
Posted By E-Bum
I'm still undecided. I thought I had a design...

I'm still undecided. I thought I had a design down a couple weeks ago, but the more I look at it, the more I'm not sold on it. I do like the zebra to be honest. It's fitting. So now my new idea is to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-03-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14,632
Views: 5,391,704
Posted By E-Bum
That sounds like a dream trip, Lee. Can't wait to...

That sounds like a dream trip, Lee. Can't wait to see the photos.


Today, it finally happened. This is the first time I've ridden my AT in 2.5 years (1.5 years out of the country, with a KLR 650,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-02-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14,632
Views: 5,391,704
Posted By E-Bum
Question for the US AT guys: I need to replace my...

Question for the US AT guys: I need to replace my bent OEM handlebars with a new set. I have 30mm bar risers currently that put these stock bars at a nice height and I'd like to find bars that are as...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-01-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14,632
Views: 5,391,704
Posted By E-Bum
A little update on reconstruction

Haven't posted about those plastics I've been trying to repair for a while now.

I made the mistake of testing the strength of my ABS slurry repairs too soon a couple weeks ago and the cracks...
Forum: Vendors 12-01-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4,516
Views: 1,036,293
Posted By E-Bum
Hi Sanjoh, Have you had anyone complaining...

Hi Sanjoh,

Have you had anyone complaining of your Model 30/40/50/60 wire harness connectors not holding up in the rain or elements? I am wondering if it's worth it to replace the current...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-01-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 758,891
Posted By E-Bum
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v451/E-Bum/MiMan...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v451/E-Bum/MiManodelDesierto_zps135eed33.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/E-Bum/media/MiManodelDesierto_zps135eed33.jpg.html)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-30-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 17,793
Views: 5,477,429
Posted By E-Bum
Radiators and hoses

Hi guys,

I don't have a TA, but rather a 1988 AT here in the States. Seeing as how the models are similar, I thought I'd post about my current rebuild. I recently redid all the coolant hoses with...
Forum: Vendors 11-28-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,325
Posted By E-Bum
Just making sure... Those TCX GTX's are on...

Just making sure... Those TCX GTX's are on closeout even after Cyber Monday right? I'm in that contest thingy and I'm going to buy those boots, but just want to see if I happen to be lucky enough to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-26-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14,632
Views: 5,391,704
Posted By E-Bum
Thought I'd throw up some photos of our ride...

Thought I'd throw up some photos of our ride together in 2010. If I can, I'll dig up the famous 'Not once but it was twice' video. Jim would have wanted that :D.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-26-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14,632
Views: 5,391,704
Posted By E-Bum
We're all thinking of Jim and his family over...

We're all thinking of Jim and his family over here. I am grateful to have met him, if only once.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-17-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 14,632
Views: 5,391,704
Posted By E-Bum
I used to use a Secdem windshield from France....

I used to use a Secdem windshield from France. Looked good and provided excellent wind protection. I liked it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v451/E-Bum/NAATS%202010/IMG_0580.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-16-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14,632
Views: 5,391,704
Posted By E-Bum
I had my doubts about using LEDs as headlights...

I had my doubts about using LEDs as headlights for lack of projection, but I'm pretty certain that won't be a problem. Of course they're not DOT approved, so I'll have to dim the low beam enough to...
Forum: Vendors 11-15-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4,516
Views: 1,036,293
Posted By E-Bum
Mounted up my Model 50's finally. ...

Mounted up my Model 50's finally.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v451/E-Bum/IMG_0458_zpsd20bcf9c.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/E-Bum/media/IMG_0458_zpsd20bcf9c.jpg.html)
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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-15-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 14,632
Views: 5,391,704
Posted By E-Bum
Fabbed up a headlight bracket out of your...

Fabbed up a headlight bracket out of your standard Home Depot steel wood ties, mounted the ADVMonster headlights and wired them up today.
...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-12-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 34,303
Posted By E-Bum
This perfectly sums up our paradox and it's...

This perfectly sums up our paradox and it's exactly why I can't blame people like you for not hiring me. I'm smart, educated, great team-worker and have great ideas. But you're right in that I am not...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-10-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14,632
Views: 5,391,704
Posted By E-Bum
For what it's worth, I was using a 15T OEM front...

For what it's worth, I was using a 15T OEM front sprocket from a TransAlp, so that could be an option. This is for an RD03 of course.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-10-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14,632
Views: 5,391,704
Posted By E-Bum
I use a JT sprocket on the rear, but I'd always...

I use a JT sprocket on the rear, but I'd always read to avoid any aftermarket front sprockets in order to best preserve the output shaft splines. :ear
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-08-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14,632
Views: 5,391,704
Posted By E-Bum
Nice photos twinie. The fairing is now...

Nice photos twinie.



The fairing is now drilled and mounted. It fits nicely, although I did have to cut off both headlight frame mounts from the front subframe.... Like I said before, not...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-04-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14,632
Views: 5,391,704
Posted By E-Bum
I don't know, if what people are saying about the...

I don't know, if what people are saying about the lack of a gear selector/clutch lever and an automatic transmission is true, then the American market is in sight. :puke1
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