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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-30-2015, 07:35 PM
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Posted By gstt500
Summers coming. Can't wait to take some scenic...

Summers coming. Can't wait to take some scenic ride pics.
Considering the symptoms I had a feeling there would be something in the bottom of the bowl that shouldn't be there.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-30-2015, 06:51 PM
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Posted By gstt500
One last update. I pulled off the float bowl and...

One last update. I pulled off the float bowl and found the problem, the pilot jet was laying in the bottom of the bowl. I had done a minor carb cleaning over the winter and must not have tightened it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-30-2015, 05:52 PM
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Posted By gstt500
Apparently I didn't test the coil properly. Found...

Apparently I didn't test the coil properly. Found my haynes manual and on the 91-95 TDM's you check the secondary resistance between the spark plug leads. It checked out fine.
So I went back to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-30-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3,564
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Posted By gstt500
Appears to be a bad coil. I tested the primary...

Appears to be a bad coil. I tested the primary side and got 2.7 ohms and the secondary read open.
If I did the tests right looks like time for a new one.
Any suggestions on a replacement other than...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-30-2015, 03:23 PM
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Posted By gstt500
I'm leaning towards the coil/ wires. Especially...

I'm leaning towards the coil/ wires. Especially since it had been running great. When I did check spark it was blue but seemed like a really thin spark, both sides. Nothings gotten wet though. I have...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-29-2015, 03:44 PM
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Posted By gstt500
missing cylinder

My 92 TDM seems to be running on just one cylinder, I've checked out about everything I can think of and I'm running out of ideas on where to go next.
Bike was running great on its first spring...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 16,789
Views: 1,931,021
Posted By gstt500
I would highly recommend Ricor Intimators to...

I would highly recommend Ricor Intimators to remedy the front end dive and big improvement in handling and ride too. The best mod on my 99 next to the 685 kit.
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3,158
Views: 450,618
Posted By gstt500
Haven't owned my mk1 very long and agree about...

Haven't owned my mk1 very long and agree about the pitiful sound, I like quiet bikes but I'm looking for some kind of aftermarket exhaust. I personally think its a brilliant motor, much more...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-01-2014, 05:25 PM
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Posted By gstt500
I've got a TDM and KLR too at the moment, I may...

I've got a TDM and KLR too at the moment, I may do the same eventually. I'll give it some time and see how the reviews go to see how it'll do on forest roads with some 50/50 tires on it, seems to be...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-01-2014, 04:34 AM
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Posted By gstt500
Wasn't many windshield options, sure do like the...

Wasn't many windshield options, sure do like the looks of the MRA though.
After owning numerous bikes over the years I've come to the conclusion that mid size is for me, the FJ-09 does look great
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-30-2014, 07:54 AM
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Views: 1,025,153
Posted By gstt500
Nice looking bike. Is that a MRA windshield,...

Nice looking bike. Is that a MRA windshield, how's it work? just bought one but haven't had a chance to take it for a test ride, too much snow here.
Just fixed a couple of carb issues on my 92,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 3,158
Views: 450,618
Posted By gstt500
Considering some of the deals available on new...

Considering some of the deals available on new Yamaha's these days you could potentially buy a new Super Tenere and FJ-09 for the price of 1 new GSA
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-19-2014, 12:42 PM
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Views: 1,025,153
Posted By gstt500
I'm leaning towards the MRA touring windshield,...

I'm leaning towards the MRA touring windshield, like the looks of it. Does anyone out there that has one have any opinions on it, how much improvement over stock etc? it doesn't look like it adds...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-10-2014, 09:51 AM
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Posted By gstt500
Looks like handling isn't a problem. What size...

Looks like handling isn't a problem. What size did you use on the front? looks like it fits ok, did'nt see a 18" tubeless offered.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-10-2014, 06:36 AM
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Posted By gstt500
Been interested in the TDM for a long time, found...

Been interested in the TDM for a long time, found a really nice 92 with 22k a couple months ago. Of all the different bikes I've owned in the past I think this is my favorite. I had a 12 Weestrom for...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-29-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,820
Posted By gstt500
I went from a Yamaha FJ1200 to a brand new '12...

I went from a Yamaha FJ1200 to a brand new '12 weestrom. The wee is a great bike, comfortable, light weight, handles great, smooth motor, adequate power. Had it for a year, put 5k on it and did a few...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,784
Posted By gstt500
I have a wee strom so I don't stare very long.

I have a wee strom so I don't stare very long.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-15-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,117
Posted By gstt500
I try to make it to bike night at least once a...

I try to make it to bike night at least once a month during the season so I'll look for you there, I usually ride the wee there and once in a while my old KLR.
It'll be kind of tough for you...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-14-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,117
Posted By gstt500
Congrats from a fellow Duluthian on your new...

Congrats from a fellow Duluthian on your new DL650, I haven't seen too many 2012's running around here yet. I bought mine last March and have put about 5k miles on it so far, did a few 1k trips last...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-18-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,852
Posted By gstt500
Happy Trails Tetons. Very well built and...

Happy Trails Tetons. Very well built and functional, but I can see the advantage of angled bottoms like the Jesse's after I got a nasty bruise on my calf paddling through the sand.

My KLR racks...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-15-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,779
Posted By gstt500
Any interest in some kind of trade? I see you're...

Any interest in some kind of trade? I see you're in NY so the distance could make it a bit more difficult. Have'nt seen a lot of used GS's in my area.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-15-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,779
Posted By gstt500
I've actually been thinking of doing just the...

I've actually been thinking of doing just the opposite. I bought a 2012 650 strom last spring and have put about 5k miles on it, most of those miles done on 3 different road trips fully loaded with...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,786
Posted By gstt500
I just bought a set of Teton panniers and they...

I just bought a set of Teton panniers and they are a work of art, I bought the bare aluminum boxes (unpainted) on sale so you can really see the welds which were excellent and the covers fit and...
Forum: Canada 06-06-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 17,967
Views: 1,023,765
Posted By gstt500
Planning a ride via Thunder Bay across Ontario...

Planning a ride via Thunder Bay across Ontario and across Manitoba at least as far as Riding Mountain NP. We're thinking about continuing North on 10 to 60 over to 6 and back South. Looks kind of...
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,291
Posted By gstt500
Auto body supply stores sell a tool specifically...

Auto body supply stores sell a tool specifically for removing graphics, stickers, pinstripes, etc. I don't remember what its called but its a 4" or so hard eraser like disk with an arbor to chuck...
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