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Forum: Beasts Today, 04:14 AM
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Posted By mas335
At the risk of violating your terms of posting...

At the risk of violating your terms of posting comments here is a fact that I have been certain of, I won't be able to justify the final price.
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 11:14 AM
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Posted By mas335
try here: http://www.xrv.org.uk/index.php

try here: http://www.xrv.org.uk/index.php
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2014, 07:32 AM
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Posted By mas335
those are extremely high numbers compared to...

those are extremely high numbers compared to every other tire that I have used and far from the oem 29/29 PSI.

How harsh of a ride does 41psi rear tire produce on the road?
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 17,393
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Posted By mas335
Well there is a lot to consider when changing the...

Well there is a lot to consider when changing the rear end to disc which I don't think is worth the effort or expense if "better" suspension is all you are after and off road riding is you main goal....
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 17,393
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Posted By mas335
All I can add is that of the TA engines I have...

All I can add is that of the TA engines I have torn down I didn't find anything alarming with the cam chains or the cam drive sprocket. The highest mileage engine that I inspected had around 55K...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 03:29 AM
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Posted By mas335
If anyone is interested I have listed in the Flea...

If anyone is interested I have listed in the Flea market a clean and complete oem service manual through 1999 models. Sold my two 350's and now own a 2013 DR650.

Thanks
Forum: Beasts 12-15-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 17,393
Views: 5,180,697
Posted By mas335
FWIW, a 1991 TA swingarm and I suspect 92-94 rear...

FWIW, a 1991 TA swingarm and I suspect 92-94 rear swing arm as well is a direct fit to the US 89-90 TA's but it is not that easy. You would also need the dedicated rear wheel, rear caliper, rear...
Forum: Beasts 12-15-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17,393
Views: 5,180,697
Posted By mas335
For me this raises more questions than answers. ...

For me this raises more questions than answers.

1) It sounds like you are testing the petocks funtion while it is OFF the tank so the first question is do you have the vacuum line connected to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 102,122
Views: 19,960,582
Posted By mas335
Looks just like my 2013 that I just bought, it...

Looks just like my 2013 that I just bought, it has 550 miles on it. It has taken me a while to warm up to the color. Glad you posted the image, saves me the trouble of photoing mine.
Forum: Beasts 12-09-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 17,393
Views: 5,180,697
Posted By mas335
my thoughts exactly. All the aftermarket...

my thoughts exactly.

All the aftermarket boots that I have seen are of a thicker, more rubbery material with the overall diameter being a bit to wide, makes fitting around the front fender to...
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2014, 10:40 AM
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Posted By mas335
I have worked on dozens of 89-90 Transalps and...

I have worked on dozens of 89-90 Transalps and have a box full of used oem radiators and have never seen anything like this, it appears to be the exception and not the rule unless 2000 TA's had a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 102,122
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Posted By mas335
It says Mfg, 12/12 so it is a early 2013 model, I...

It says Mfg, 12/12 so it is a early 2013 model, I guess the change had not taken effect at this point, it's a easy thing to add.

I have the original 15T c/s sprocket and am thinking of...
Forum: Beasts 12-07-2014, 05:27 AM
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Posted By mas335
glad it went smoothly

glad it went smoothly
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 09:38 AM
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Posted By mas335
I guess the original owner of my 013 removed it...

I guess the original owner of my 013 removed it when he changed the C/S sprocket to a 14T?
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 102,122
Views: 19,960,582
Posted By mas335
thank you, I have enjoyed the ride so far.

thank you, I have enjoyed the ride so far.
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 102,122
Views: 19,960,582
Posted By mas335
Thanks, I have been reading a lot of info on the...

Thanks, I have been reading a lot of info on the DR lately and I guess I got that detail wrong, no big deal, one will be installed.
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 102,122
Views: 19,960,582
Posted By mas335
The only thing worse than not having the skills...

The only thing worse than not having the skills is know how to do machine work but not having the equipment. My first real job was working for a machine shop and they taught me everything.

Now a...
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 17,393
Views: 5,180,697
Posted By mas335
It takes a week to ship UPS from the east coast...

It takes a week to ship UPS from the east coast to the west, that was really fast. They look nice, got anyway to pressure test them first? Did they include the cap?
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 102,122
Views: 19,960,582
Posted By mas335
If I had first seen the image posted on #101665...

If I had first seen the image posted on #101665 by Marchyman I would have noticed the two oil level lines cast at the site glass which would have been completely self explanitory.

When I picked...
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 17,393
Views: 5,180,697
Posted By mas335
That is a nice offer, thanks You might end up...

That is a nice offer, thanks You might end up being a major exporter with this offer.
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 102,122
Views: 19,960,582
Posted By mas335
yicks, what did I start, now I am affraid to ask...

yicks, what did I start, now I am affraid to ask where the radiator filler cap is located. Thanks for all the advice.
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 102,122
Views: 19,960,582
Posted By mas335
Thanks, that is what I run in my Transalps, just...

Thanks, that is what I run in my Transalps, just wasn't sure if the DR had a prefered weight of oil until the engine was fully broken in.


Until I find a owners manual that will answer these...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 102,122
Views: 19,960,582
Posted By mas335
I want to change the oil in my 2013 which I just...

I want to change the oil in my 2013 which I just purchased, it has 550 miles. The seller could not find the owners manual so I have no idea what weight oil is recommended by Suzuki.

I did a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 102,122
Views: 19,960,582
Posted By mas335
How common is it for the Pickup coil to fail, is...

How common is it for the Pickup coil to fail, is it a known DR problem or do they rarely go bad?

I purchased a 2013 today and want to order some of the common parts to have on hand and will add...
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 17,393
Views: 5,180,697
Posted By mas335
I heard storys about buying from Italy as well....

I heard storys about buying from Italy as well. Europe has all the nice TA parts but all too often I find the ebay postings to have poor images or maybe just one image and the descriptions have few...
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17,393
Views: 5,180,697
Posted By mas335
Doesn't look like you had any choice, I would...

Doesn't look like you had any choice, I would have done the same thing.
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 17,393
Views: 5,180,697
Posted By mas335
Sparke, how did you get your xl650v into the US...

Sparke, how did you get your xl650v into the US and what was that process like?

fwiw, I always mix coolant with Distilled water, treated tap water has chemicals in it that aluminum just may not...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 102,122
Views: 19,960,582
Posted By mas335
Thanks for answering my question.

Thanks for answering my question.
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 102,122
Views: 19,960,582
Posted By mas335
I may be pulling the trigger on a very new and...

I may be pulling the trigger on a very new and extremely low mileage 2013 DR650, it will be my first DR650. I am very familiar with Honda products and their recommended new engine break in procedures...
Forum: Beasts 11-30-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 17,393
Views: 5,180,697
Posted By mas335
I think Sparke is travaling on the road somewhere...

I think Sparke is travaling on the road somewhere in the US?

It almost looks like punture wounds and not corrosion. I agree water, especially salt water destroys aluminum. I don't know about the...
Forum: Beasts 11-29-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17,393
Views: 5,180,697
Posted By mas335
The question is how did this happen? Did...

The question is how did this happen?

Did you use a radiator cleaner that was not approved for aluminum, if so it would be hard to trust the rest of the radiator even if you got this repaired.
...
Forum: Beasts 11-26-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17,393
Views: 5,180,697
Posted By mas335
I can't recall anyone ever needing a aftermarket...

I can't recall anyone ever needing a aftermarket radiator, what is wrong with yours?

I have never found chinese bike parts to be high quaility, looks nice but falls short or genuine parts.
Forum: Beasts 11-26-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 17,393
Views: 5,180,697
Posted By mas335
I was telling a lady friend about this last...

I was telling a lady friend about this last night, how I have been sharing on this site our passion for these great bikes for several years and yet if everyone was standing in the same room together...
Forum: Beasts 11-25-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 17,393
Views: 5,180,697
Posted By mas335
When I discovered ADV and the Transalp page some...

When I discovered ADV and the Transalp page some 8 years ago I knew nothing about these bikes, just bought my first Transalp. A handful of extremely knowledgeable contributors to this page taught me...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 102,122
Views: 19,960,582
Posted By mas335
I'm new to the DR650, don't even own one yet but...

I'm new to the DR650, don't even own one yet but it looks to be a front wheel axle adapter.
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 102,122
Views: 19,960,582
Posted By mas335
^^^^^^^^^ +1 It is a simple and fast test to...

^^^^^^^^^ +1 It is a simple and fast test to verify if the battery is being charged and at what voltage rate.
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 102,122
Views: 19,960,582
Posted By mas335
Thanks again, Honda has been using cs seal...

Thanks again,

Honda has been using cs seal retainers on Transalps since at least the 1989 model. I guess for Suzuki better late than never.
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 102,122
Views: 19,960,582
Posted By mas335
thanks, I like preventing problems, not solving...

thanks, I like preventing problems, not solving them afterwards.

Do you need to drill and tap screw holes to hold the retainer on or does it mount to some existing screw holes?
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 102,122
Views: 19,960,582
Posted By mas335
Can you tell me more about the CS seal issues,...

Can you tell me more about the CS seal issues, years affected, solution, etc.

Thanks,
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 102,122
Views: 19,960,582
Posted By mas335
Thanks Thump, that info does help. ...

Thanks Thump, that info does help.

Regarding the output shaft oil seal retainer, did pre 2013 models having problems with the seal staying in? What was used before the retainer, just...
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