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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-22-2015, 10:26 AM
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Posted By E-Bum
I sent in the original seat to James at Renzaco...

I sent in the original seat to James at Renzaco Racing, who repacked and recovered it after we discussed what I was looking for. I'm really looking forward to seeing how it performs. It looks great...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-21-2015, 08:41 PM
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Posted By E-Bum
Someone is going to get a hell of a nice bike,...

Someone is going to get a hell of a nice bike, Sam...


My restoration continues. Painting, and all the activities leading up to it, takes a shit load of time.
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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-14-2015, 04:37 PM
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Posted By E-Bum
Ladder wins. But no one could guess that I'd find...

Ladder wins. But no one could guess that I'd find a (upside down) Dutch flag underneath...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v451/E-Bum/IMG_1591_zpsaeufpicp.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-14-2015, 10:01 AM
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Posted By E-Bum
Yea I am also a bit worried that it is indeed a...

Yea I am also a bit worried that it is indeed a hole and not just a dent. What makes you think it's a 2-part epoxy?

I tried looking from the inside yesterday, but the contour of the tank makes it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-13-2015, 10:16 PM
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Posted By E-Bum
Some advice from the restoration experts would be...

Some advice from the restoration experts would be much appreciated!

After some disastrous results in trying to strip the paint off my tank with CitriStrip (it essentially formed a layer of gummy...
Forum: The Garage 06-05-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 993
Posted By E-Bum
I certainly appreciate the input. The old paint...

I certainly appreciate the input. The old paint job (non-original) is bad and I would rather start from scratch and do it right. I've already bought etching primer, which will go on first, then...
Forum: The Garage 06-04-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 993
Posted By E-Bum
Thanks. I might just have a go at stripping it...

Thanks. I might just have a go at stripping it Citristrip and then hand sanding then. Saves a lot of $$.

I do think there may be a few days, or even a week, between the paint strip and laying on...
Forum: The Garage 06-04-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 993
Posted By E-Bum
What grit sandpaper were you using to prep the...

What grit sandpaper were you using to prep the tank for the primer?
Forum: The Garage 06-03-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 993
Posted By E-Bum
Media blasting and paint prep on a fuel tank

I'm repainting my Africa Twin's tank and I am looking to bring it down to bare metal. The old (custom) paint job is crap and the clear coat is patchy so I'd like to start over completely.

I've...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-05-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 821
Views: 253,707
Posted By E-Bum
Elisa, Awesome that your adventure...

Elisa,

Awesome that your adventure continues. I think of you (and many of the others who have posted epic RR's in here) when I ponder my next steps, my future and where my motorcycle fits into...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-29-2015, 03:17 PM
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Posted By E-Bum
Not much of an update to report on my repaint...

Not much of an update to report on my repaint progress. Just messing around with some decal ideas. I think I'm still going to go with a mainly white bike, with red accents and some minor black ones....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-29-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By E-Bum
Awesome, thanks for the info guys. I'll make some...

Awesome, thanks for the info guys. I'll make some calls.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-24-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
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
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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: 14,902
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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
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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: 14,902
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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
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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: 14,902
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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: Epic Ride Reports 02-03-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 33,792
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: Epic Ride Reports 02-03-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 821
Views: 253,707
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: 4,260
Posted By E-Bum
Can I ask what it is that you do?

Can I ask what it is that you do?
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-23-2015, 04:28 PM
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Views: 253,707
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
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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
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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: 14,902
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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: Epic Ride Reports 12-11-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 136,937
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
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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
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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
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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: 399
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: 399
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: Epic Ride Reports 12-08-2014, 12:14 PM
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Views: 258,045
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: 14,902
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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: 14,902
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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: 14,902
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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: 14,902
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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: 4,585
Views: 1,073,327
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: Photos 12-01-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 825,956
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: 18,029
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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...
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