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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 11:38 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
All good. Just caused a bit of a head scratching...

All good. Just caused a bit of a head scratching moment as it read (to me) that you were disagreeing with me then posted stuff that agreed. :norton
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 07:25 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
I now have around 360km (225 mi) on the engine...

I now have around 360km (225 mi) on the engine (the weather has been very shitty this spring). Decided to do a valve check on the weekend. When I put back together I set the valves a smidge looser...
Forum: Canada 06-26-2015, 11:48 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
+1 on Sugarloaf. Reservations recommended -...

+1 on Sugarloaf. Reservations recommended - Campbellton's a busy spot in the summer..
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-26-2015, 08:29 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
I have diplomatic immunity :rofl

I have diplomatic immunity :rofl
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-26-2015, 04:21 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Isn't that what I said? :ear

Isn't that what I said? :ear
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-24-2015, 03:45 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
When I bought my HT racks I had the option of...

When I bought my HT racks I had the option of getting them drilled for Givi but didn't own them at the time so didn't bother. Fast forward a year, and I find myself with a set of 33L Trekker...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-24-2015, 04:22 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
I made an edit - the contact enhancer I've used...

I made an edit - the contact enhancer I've used is stabilant22. Deoxit is a contact cleaner similar to nutrol.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-23-2015, 05:52 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
I have an 87 which doesn't have the filters but...

I have an 87 which doesn't have the filters but I've seen where a few ppl have used lawn mower air filter material.

I use a good contact cleaner (like nutrol). I've used contact enhancer...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-23-2015, 02:00 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
On the 89+ there are a couple of small...

On the 89+ there are a couple of small pre-filters before the carbs that tend to turn to dust. Your's may or may not have been replaced.

Might be a good time to pull the wiring apart at the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-19-2015, 03:08 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
If stock/unmodified, they are tubed tire rims

If stock/unmodified, they are tubed tire rims
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-15-2015, 12:10 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
I was thinking about slotting the bar so it...

I was thinking about slotting the bar so it slides onto two edges rather than trying to create a hole that will fit over top it would take the radius corner out of the picture.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-15-2015, 11:44 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
What if you make a handle from small piece of...

What if you make a handle from small piece of brass about 3/8" square (or whatever dimension would work), cut it to your preferred length, mill a slot in one end that fits over the assembly, drill a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-14-2015, 02:54 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
You mean the fuel tap / petcock, right? Not an...

You mean the fuel tap / petcock, right? Not an uncommon problem but is a very easy and relatively inexpensive fix. Might be one of the o'rings, or one of the diaphragms causing the leak. Save...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-10-2015, 05:01 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
Wonder if you can modify the Givi rack to allow...

Wonder if you can modify the Givi rack to allow the Mosko mounting plate to attach? Can you pop the monkey mounting nubs off, and use some 1/8" thick bar to create a frame for the mounting plate?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-09-2015, 02:03 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
Maybe a pricing error (and a possible good chance...

Maybe a pricing error (and a possible good chance to pick one up cheap)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-09-2015, 08:30 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
PN is 18344-MAW-760 Appears to still be...

PN is 18344-MAW-760

Appears to still be available so may be able to get from Honda US. Alternatively, CMSNL has one.
http://www.cmsnl.com/products/protector-lwrexh_18344maw760/#.VXcGLM9VhHw
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-09-2015, 04:36 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
I have the Happy Trails SU rack on my 87. The...

I have the Happy Trails SU rack on my 87. The newer versions are symmetrical allowing you to go with same size panniers. They are also selling an adapter plate for Givi bags (they used to drill the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-08-2015, 04:13 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Sure is. A few months ago I was considering...

Sure is. A few months ago I was considering buying a new bike and relegating the TA to in town riding only. I think I'll push that purchase off at least another year, maybe two.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-07-2015, 03:27 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
I have just over 200km (125mi) on the rebuild -...

I have just over 200km (125mi) on the rebuild - so far everything feels and sounds great and haven't used a drop of oil. :clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-07-2015, 03:09 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
This was pretty much my mantra when rebuilding my...

This was pretty much my mantra when rebuilding my top end this year. :deal
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-30-2015, 01:15 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
So long as the guide is in the correct position...

So long as the guide is in the correct position it will only go down so far as the ears sit in the indents. If it's in an nothing binding on it, it is likely correct
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-29-2015, 07:39 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
I have around 60km (40mi) on the rebuilt engine ...

I have around 60km (40mi) on the rebuilt engine - so far so good. First evening out, near the end of my run, I was getting a slight hesitation when I opened up the throttle ... realized that I had...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-23-2015, 03:42 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
Would you run at idle speed for the entire time...

Would you run at idle speed for the entire time or occasionally bump the rpm up?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-23-2015, 11:49 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Thanks. In hindsight I should have tracked...

Thanks.

In hindsight I should have tracked down an 89/90 engine from Europe ... even with freight and exchange I think I would have been further ahead money wise. Just kept telling myself "labour...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-23-2015, 11:40 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
It's alive!

Still have a few small things to do before road worthy again but happy that it started and ran.

Couldn't figure out how to embed video from my photo bucket account. Link should direct to first...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-22-2015, 10:26 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Couple weekends ago I was able to wrestle the...

Couple weekends ago I was able to wrestle the engine back into the frame. Was a bit of a task for one person but doable with a combination of jacks and curse words.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 04:21 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Touratech has a shift lever...

Touratech has a shift lever (http://shop.touratech-canada.com/gear-lever-honda-africa-twin-all-years-and-transalp-up-to-2006.html)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-09-2015, 03:19 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Remembered to take them both out. :wink: Was...

Remembered to take them both out. :wink: Was happy that I had no parts left over after putting it all together.
Forum: Canada 05-07-2015, 04:43 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
My advice if you can only do one route: pick one...

My advice if you can only do one route: pick one then come back next year for the other :D Both routes have some very scenic sections and nice towns.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-07-2015, 09:22 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Managed to find some time this week to button my...

Managed to find some time this week to button my engine back up.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b377/Dogastrophe/B32C47D2-7913-40D8-AF77-A40BE40720BD.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-23-2015, 04:05 PM
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Posted By R_Rick
This is correct. The 87's does not have the side...

This is correct. The 87's does not have the side stand switch.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-21-2015, 11:27 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
There is nothing special/unique about them - go...

There is nothing special/unique about them - go to the closest auto parts store and buy a 12V flasher relay (2-pin, 23w, I believe).
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-21-2015, 05:45 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
I didn't find the factory manual was much help...

I didn't find the factory manual was much help either. It showed one ring with a trapezoidal cross section which neither had. I ended up damaging one ring when I pulled the cylinder off / slipped...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-19-2015, 10:51 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Thanks. My google-fu was pretty weak this...

Thanks. My google-fu was pretty weak this morning.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-19-2015, 06:05 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Show us your TransAlp modifications!

I'm putting my engine back together and have a question regarding the order of the rings. When I look at both manuals I have, they show one ring with a tapered edge the other with a square edge. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-25-2015, 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.
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