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Forum: Beasts 11-17-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14,084
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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: Beasts 11-16-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14,084
Views: 5,012,687
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, 11:07 PM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 952,970
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: Beasts 11-15-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 14,084
Views: 5,012,687
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, 12:28 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 25,035
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: Beasts 11-10-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14,084
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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: Beasts 11-10-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14,084
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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: Beasts 11-08-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14,084
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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: Beasts 11-04-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14,084
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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
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14,084
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Posted By E-Bum
She fired up on first try.:clap The fairing...

She fired up on first try.:clap

The fairing will definitely require cosmetic work, but I knew that before buying, as it is unfinished. It'll need lots of sanding, some smoothing of the edges and...
Forum: Beasts 11-03-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14,084
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Posted By E-Bum
Who needs a 2015 AT... ...

Who needs a 2015 AT...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v451/E-Bum/photo5_zps05357709.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/E-Bum/media/photo5_zps05357709.jpg.html)
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Forum: Beasts 11-02-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14,084
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Posted By E-Bum
I've got to also add that Jim has helped me, my...

I've got to also add that Jim has helped me, my brother (Belgian_Waffles) and my dad (alainmax) immensely over the years with troubleshooting, advice and most importantly, offering his great...
Forum: Beasts 10-28-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14,084
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Posted By E-Bum
Yea, it did tighten all the way down to the top...

Yea, it did tighten all the way down to the top of the casting studs. Are you sure you used correct springs?

Is it so tight that the clutch lever (at the handlebar) can't even be pulled in? Does...
Forum: Beasts 10-28-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14,084
Views: 5,012,687
Posted By E-Bum
Assuming the RD03 clutch is the same as the rest...

Assuming the RD03 clutch is the same as the rest of the models... I think he's referring to the judder spring, which sits against the inner clutch center. It's number 11 in the following link. It...
Forum: Beasts 10-25-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14,084
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Posted By E-Bum
Of course as I am putting the fuel system back...

Of course as I am putting the fuel system back onto my RD03 I am becoming accutely aware of all the photos I should have taken before stripping it off... So help me out here.


1. Where do...
Forum: Beasts 10-24-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14,084
Views: 5,012,687
Posted By E-Bum
Continuing with the fairing repair. I came...

Continuing with the fairing repair.

I came back to find the slurry still a bit thin (water-like). If you do find it thin, add a few more pieces of ABS and/or open up the lid of your container...
Forum: Beasts 10-24-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14,084
Views: 5,012,687
Posted By E-Bum
I was happy to see that my two silicone elbows...

I was happy to see that my two silicone elbows came in yesterday, so I was able to finish up the hoses on the RD03.

Some thoughts on these silicone hoses.

1. These have a thicker wall than the...
Forum: Beasts 10-22-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14,084
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Posted By E-Bum
Fairing repair

Today I began tackling the repair of my old plastics on the RD03. Because my rally fairing from Perfect Fairings is one piece that integrates the front cowl and the front side panels, I figured I'd...
Forum: Beasts 10-18-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14,084
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Posted By E-Bum
I think the biggest factor is time. All the 'new'...

I think the biggest factor is time. All the 'new' ADV bikes you mentioned haven't had the time to age into a legendary status, whereas the AT

1) Has the backhistory of being based on an extremely...
Forum: Beasts 10-17-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14,084
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Posted By E-Bum
Two equal and isolated low points (since the tank...

Two equal and isolated low points (since the tank wraps pretty far down on either side of the front cylinder)?
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14,084
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Posted By E-Bum
Rob, an interchangeable parts list would be super...

Rob, an interchangeable parts list would be super helpful, as people are always asking which parts can fit ____ AT. On XRV.org, I think it was Kjell Lindberg who had started a thread with...
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14,084
Views: 5,012,687
Posted By E-Bum
Some progress on the hose-replacement on my...

Some progress on the hose-replacement on my rebuild.



I received the hoses yesterday from Autosiliconehoses.com (also called APMotorstore.co.uk).

When researching aftermarket hoses, I had...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,693
Posted By E-Bum
Not to hijack a thread or anything, but how do...

Not to hijack a thread or anything, but how do these things work for old, rare bikes, where parts aren't available anywhere anymore?
Forum: Trip Planning 10-03-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 25,035
Posted By E-Bum
Can't agree more with the network part. I think...

Can't agree more with the network part. I think someone in my (our) position has to start getting creative with how to attract employers, as going through the conventional online application is just...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-03-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 25,035
Posted By E-Bum
You are very correct about HR. I believe that's...

You are very correct about HR. I believe that's the main barrier. In a way, it's good, as it lends itself to weeding out jobs/companies in which I'd bore myself to death in an instant (I'm in one now...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-03-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 25,035
Posted By E-Bum
I think Pescador is right and there's more to...

I think Pescador is right and there's more to this guy than just not being able to get a job. With that said, this is still a good post because it shows the other side of the story.

I can relate...
Forum: Beasts 09-27-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14,084
Views: 5,012,687
Posted By E-Bum
Thanks! I originally wanted to go with black...

Thanks! I originally wanted to go with black Excels, as those just look plain good. Then I started looking around a bit and noticed that EVERYONE and their mother is going with black rims (cars or...
Forum: Beasts 09-25-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14,084
Views: 5,012,687
Posted By E-Bum
Thanks for the heads up, I had made a note of...

Thanks for the heads up, I had made a note of that as well. I'll probably go with a t-bolt type clamp instead of the worm drive for these.
Forum: Beasts 09-24-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 14,084
Views: 5,012,687
Posted By E-Bum
Progress....

The beast is beginning to take on some more mass...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v451/E-Bum/IMG_0205_zps3561cbd4.jpg...
Forum: Vendors 09-22-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 952,970
Posted By E-Bum
Hi Sanjoh, A few questions: 1. How do...

Hi Sanjoh,

A few questions:

1. How do you differentiate between a "spot" and a "flood"? I notice your model M50 is a 25 degree "spot" beam while you M60 is a 30 degree "flood" beam. Is that 5...
Forum: Beasts 09-20-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14,084
Views: 5,012,687
Posted By E-Bum
Yup, I was lucky enough to have the engine out of...

Yup, I was lucky enough to have the engine out of the frame when I decided to change the clutch, so I just brought it to the Honda dealership to have it untorqued with the impact gun, and brought it...
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 14,084
Views: 5,012,687
Posted By E-Bum
Better hope that clutch goes out while you're...

Better hope that clutch goes out while you're still close to home or you have an impact gun in your holster.
Forum: Beasts 09-13-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14,084
Views: 5,012,687
Posted By E-Bum
Many bikes use similar parts in the US notably...

Many bikes use similar parts in the US notably the Honda Nighthawk and Transalps. If the part number is correct, they carry the part in my experience (and by now that experience is extensive as I'm...
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14,084
Views: 5,012,687
Posted By E-Bum
Chain slider, USA:...

Chain slider, USA: http://www.partzilla.com/parts/detail/honda/HP-52170-MS8-005.html
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14,084
Views: 5,012,687
Posted By E-Bum
$50 isn't worth a repositioned drain hole... I'll...

$50 isn't worth a repositioned drain hole... I'll just send it back.

Damn you metallurgy for tricking me yet again.
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 14,084
Views: 5,012,687
Posted By E-Bum
Water Pump stuff

Spot the difference:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v451/E-Bum/IMG_0193_zpsb70ba42c.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/E-Bum/media/IMG_0193_zpsb70ba42c.jpg.html)...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14,084
Views: 5,012,687
Posted By E-Bum
That's a pretty impressive location for a natural...

That's a pretty impressive location for a natural fracture... Maybe someone was forcing the steering lock, like you say. Even then, that's a lot of force to have it fracture. Maybe the bike fell over...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-05-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By E-Bum
Thanks for the responses guys. I think I'll...

Thanks for the responses guys. I think I'll probably stick to local and simple. It really only need to look decent and stand up to the elements. It's been 3 years since I've ridden this bike, I don't...
Forum: Vendors 09-04-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3,121
Views: 549,476
Posted By E-Bum
Hey Woody, wondering if you guys have any idea on...

Hey Woody, wondering if you guys have any idea on timeline for the Africa Twin hubs I sent in to get laced to the Excels that I believe have arrived?

Thanks.
Forum: Vendors 09-04-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 157,293
Posted By E-Bum
Hi Darryl, Sent you an email about getting a...

Hi Darryl,

Sent you an email about getting a part drawing for those 2" LEDs you sell. If you remember, I had been in contact with you about trying to fit two of your long range LEDs, but wasn't...
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