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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 04:23 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Russ, I've used the following for some of...

Russ,

I've used the following for some of the hard to get 87 parts (such as front sprocket retainer plate)

https://www.davidsilverspares.co.uk/ or https://www.davidsilverspares.com/ (I always...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2015, 04:08 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Sprockets I use don't have the rubber so can't...

Sprockets I use don't have the rubber so can't really advise on best way to get it to work. Can you slide the sprocket in any further so you can get the retainer in position then pull back to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-22-2015, 03:22 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
Once you have the sprocket on, line the retainer...

Once you have the sprocket on, line the retainer up with shaft. Once it clears the spines on the shaft you can turn it to line up with the bolt holes in the sprocket.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-17-2015, 04:30 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
It's not uncommon for the rims to decay...

It's not uncommon for the rims to decay particularly around the the spoke holes.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-15-2015, 02:58 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
Ya, that'll do it too. Glad you have it all...

Ya, that'll do it too. Glad you have it all sorted.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-15-2015, 04:12 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Kill switch?

Kill switch?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-11-2015, 07:00 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Looks good! (nice to see a Thunderbird in there...

Looks good! (nice to see a Thunderbird in there as well)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-09-2015, 04:46 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
On this topic, has anyone tried using one of the...

On this topic, has anyone tried using one of the rubber type well nuts for this application? Wonder if they would work better than JB Weld & expanding metal ones? I usually have to re-glue the nut...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-08-2015, 01:42 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
Same here - all mine have JB Weld holding the...

Same here - all mine have JB Weld holding the well nuts in place. rotorhead, looks like you'll need to do a bit of surgery on the top right hole, but, as majority of plastic is still there, should...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-18-2015, 11:37 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Can't have too many pictures of mod's! Post...

Can't have too many pictures of mod's! Post away. What can you tell us about the headlights?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-17-2015, 11:49 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
2-up comfort

Hi folks, I suppose I could have searched through this thread for an answer but laziness has gotten the best of me today. Current ride is an 87 Transalp which I'm planning to relegate to an around...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2015, 03:36 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Few threads scattered through the site (quite a...

Few threads scattered through the site (quite a few are in regionals)
I think this is the latest one: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=934720


As an fyi, you'll find searching...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-04-2015, 12:27 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
Go to Honda and buy the oem one (about $10). It...

Go to Honda and buy the oem one (about $10). It will make your life much easier .. you may want to use wobble adapter / 17mm socket, and tears of a unicorn, etc to get to the front one.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-02-2015, 03:10 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
Few comments below

Few comments below
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2015, 04:52 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
I sent them off a note about possibly making a...

I sent them off a note about possibly making a couple of custom ones
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-28-2015, 11:19 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
I haven't ruled out that option if all else...

I haven't ruled out that option if all else fails. I did find a company who will do custom and may contact them to get the details. I'f I go that route I'll send them one of the valves to copy...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 05:44 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
Hey guys, just wanted to throw a long shot...

Hey guys, just wanted to throw a long shot request out. I am on the look out for 2 exhaust valves (pn 14721-MF5-010) for my 87 Transalp. From what I understand, these valves were also used in the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-27-2015, 03:20 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
So I still haven't had any success finding a...

So I still haven't had any success finding a couple of exhaust valves for my 87. After managing to get all the carbon build up off them, found that the faces(?) were pitted on both valves (as were...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-11-2015, 10:08 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
They are showing different part numbers (and one...

They are showing different part numbers (and one doesn't supersede the other) so something has changed. What changed I don't know.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-11-2015, 06:18 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
The 88 cam is same as the 87. If you are ever...

The 88 cam is same as the 87. If you are ever looking for diff parts, this is a fantastic site for cross referencing parts between years: http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-xl600_model363/ They often will...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-11-2015, 05:15 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Yup, they are pretty beat up. Surprisingly, they...

Yup, they are pretty beat up. Surprisingly, they were sealing alright, at least in terms of sealing air when I did my testing. I suspect they had a few periods of being stuck open due to all the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-10-2015, 08:26 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Spend a couple hours over the last two weekends...

Spend a couple hours over the last two weekends cleaning the carbon deposits from the heads. Used Simply Green, brass brush, nylon brush on my dremel, and some elbow grease.

Before:
Front...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-05-2015, 01:02 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
I'll see if I can find out the dia of the 89...

I'll see if I can find out the dia of the 89 valves. I didn't figure they changed it as the guides used didn't change nor did the specs for guide to valve / shaft dia but do get your point. The...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-05-2015, 12:42 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
I've looked at this in the past. Unfortunately...

I've looked at this in the past. Unfortunately it only tells what's new but not what's "new" about it. i.e. did the material used change or did the sizing change.

The exhaust valve was used on...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-05-2015, 08:42 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
The keepers (cotters) and the bottom spring seat...

The keepers (cotters) and the bottom spring seat are same so will plan to reuse. The top retainer is different so am thinking that the valve may have a different groove (?)

Does anyone have an...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-05-2015, 05:30 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Thanks for the links. Unfortunately, shipping...

Thanks for the links. Unfortunately, shipping costs kill any good deal I could get.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-05-2015, 05:28 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Ex Valves

As I've mentioned in prior posts, the exhaust valves on the 87 are NLA and my normal sources (David Silver UK and CMS Netherlands) do not have.

The ex. valves on the 87 and 89+ have the same shaft...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-01-2015, 10:54 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Rear cylinder removal

Happy new year everyone.

I pulled apart the rear cylinder this morning with no issues. Although I did notice that the head bolts didn't feel as tight as on the front particularly on the cam chain...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-01-2015, 10:07 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
True, it may be possible. However, to find a...

True, it may be possible. However, to find a complete top end from an 89/90 in Canada would be very difficult as all 89/90 here would be imports from the US so I'd be banking on finding a wrecked...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-31-2014, 04:33 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
I found a company who will make custom valves so...

I found a company who will make custom valves so may be an option if needed (http://www.ferrea.com/custom_valves.php).

The base gaskets are different for the 87 (and surprisingly still avail) so...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-31-2014, 05:54 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
PN for the 87 front cam is 14110-MF5-840. CMSNL...

PN for the 87 front cam is 14110-MF5-840. CMSNL shows a different PN for the 89+ I'm going to ask local dealer to put out a notice to other Cdn dealers - might get lucky and find one collecting...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-30-2014, 04:21 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
No problem. If you go to CMSNL and look up your...

No problem. If you go to CMSNL and look up your model, there are a few other compatible caps they show. Stick those PNs into David Silver and check for availability.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-30-2014, 01:53 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
Thanks Ladder. re: cylinder bore - the scar...

Thanks Ladder.
re: cylinder bore - the scar line is going from top to bottom on the bore. I ran my fingernail across it and couldn't feel it (I could slightly detect the cross hatching from...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-30-2014, 01:47 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
David Silver Spares:...

David Silver Spares: https://www.davidsilverspares.com/parts/by-part-number/part_17620KV6033/

OEM cap is $$$
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-29-2014, 04:03 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
Thanks for the offer. Assuming the valves and...

Thanks for the offer. Assuming the valves and seats are still in spec, I'm thinking of just lapping the valves. If the seats need cut that is beyond my comfort level so will get a shop to do it. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-29-2014, 12:00 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
I took the valves out of front head today. I...

I took the valves out of front head today. I rigged up a spring compressor from a cheap 4" C-clamp.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b377/Dogastrophe/1A020C58-A0D1-4A5F-A7A9-6C7D14A15A68.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-27-2014, 06:29 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
Few comments below in red. Cheers

Few comments below in red. Cheers
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-27-2014, 01:18 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
Today was a day of first's for me. :clap I...

Today was a day of first's for me. :clap

I pulled the head and cylinder from front cyl this afternoon without too much drama although were a few times when a third hand would have been nice.

I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-25-2014, 06:33 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Festivus,...

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Festivus, Happy non-denominational winter holiday!

Hope you all have a wonderful (and safe) holiday.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-23-2014, 10:52 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Wow ... that is a nice Christmas deal for someone.

Wow ... that is a nice Christmas deal for someone.
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