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Old 01-05-2009, 06:44 PM   #2986
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any idea on how to post a pic?
If you have your pics hosted somewhere, you can use the image icon to link them. The attachment feature is down on this site temporarily. If it's just one pic, I'll post it for you but it won't be up for ever.

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Old 01-05-2009, 06:53 PM   #2987
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any idea on how to post a pic?
First pictures hafta be hosted on another site (photobucket, etc)

Once you've done that copy the URL for the photo from the site.

Post your message in ADV, then click on the yellow square with the mountain "tool" in the toolbar.

This will bring up a window. Paste your URL into this window and hit ENTER.

The window opens with "http://" If your URL already has this it will enter twice and the photo will not load. Delete one of them and you'r OK.

Hit "Preview post" to see if you've done it right.

If it's a large photo, you might loose track of the cursor. Just hit Return or Enter a few times and the cursor should return under the photo so you can keep typing.

That's pretty much it. Oh...if you delete your photo from the hosting site it will disappear from all your old posts.
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:00 PM   #2988
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Go for it, it will be worth the waiting.


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Yes Jim ......

Actually you're spot on with your take on it ....... I look at the plastics and there's not much there since it's just the two pieces, but then there are the other factors, as I stated ......

I'm mulling ........

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Old 01-05-2009, 07:20 PM   #2989
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Plastic surgery

Ok guys here is the deal!

I own a slightly modify TA, but its side fairings belongs to an RD03 and most of the work done is documented here and on the "Show your TA Mods" thread. Now I need to perform another (remember that the first one was to insert the TA signals into the AT fairings!) plastic surgery into one of my bike's fairings, which has lost a mounting tab...which fix the side fairing to the front cowl.



My intention is to document each step here (and bore you to sleep) using pieces of plastic of the late TA fairings and epoxy. Hope it comes good...Probably, there are other ways to do this, but trust me, I've been using epoxy on my boats for a long time and it is tough and resilient.

First I made a small sketch of where the tab's hole is located, then cutted the tab lip. This lip is recessed to accomodate the cowl, so the lip has to go in order to glue a piece of plastic from the back to provide enough surface for the epoxy to bond ...



Then I cutted a piece of TA plastic...


Trim it..

Top view...

More trim...


Tomorrow is another day...so sanding and trimming is in order...then its a matter of preparing the epoxy adding some thickeners additives and do the job...

To be continued...
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:24 PM   #2990
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Alright!!! Bodywork 101. Sign me up, Professor Carlos.
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:29 PM   #2991
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I'm in....do we get Community College credit or sumthin?
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:37 PM   #2992
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Plastic surgery class

Ok guys! Easy on me!

I'm not a professional on this area, but now that I'm in the spotlight, I'll do my best!

Remember, this is taking place right now! (No Truman here!) Your comments are well received!

(Gosh, I should have done this first, so that if I screw up, I wont show it!!!!)

But, we can call this: Plastic Reality Show! What do you think, uh?

Yes, you'll get credits! But for now, I'll present my assistant. She's a Honda fan,as you may see!

She's very happy to be here and will help me do the job. She will be in charge of receiving all your papers.
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:39 AM   #2993
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Uh ohh.......

Feeding time for the OCD monster.

You know you're not gonna like it any other way.

shhhhhh....actually I'm with you on this one.....I really like my bike to look good - so I can get it all muddy and if you DIY you're always gonna be looking at the imperfect parts of it.

At least you did the tank by yourself so you're insulated from the "crash the perfect bike" Karma.

Ya know, I've never seen a Yak wear Birks.


Yeah - I decided last night, that I was going to do the deed since I have the cash stashed away ..... I just wish it wasn't as spendy, though I'm saying that as well about replacing the tires on my KTM .....

I swear, sometimes things seem more expensive than they should be .....
Enough with my rant ......

I'll be calling the paint dude in about an hour and I will be dropping off everything to him tomorrow. Come next week, this phase is done.

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Old 01-06-2009, 08:41 AM   #2994
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Ok guys! Easy on me!

I'm not a professional on this area, but now that I'm in the spotlight, I'll do my best!

Remember, this is taking place right now! (No Truman here!) Your comments are well received!

(Gosh, I should have done this first, so that if I screw up, I wont show it!!!!)

But, we can call this: Plastic Reality Show! What do you think, uh?

Yes, you'll get credits! But for now, I'll present my assistant. She's a Honda fan,as you may see!

She's very happy to be here and will help me do the job. She will be in charge of receiving all your papers.
You go Carlos! It's looking great!

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Old 01-06-2009, 09:08 AM   #2995
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I'm taking the day off...well it is a local holiday... to celebrate the Fiesta de los Reyes Magos or The Epiphany...

In the caribbean and on most latin american countries there is always a reason or an excuse to party...

I'm just about to leave and visit my hometown for a fiesta!!! Hasta la próxima amigos.

So mañana (my last day of vacation ) I must finish most of the work in order to ride to work...

see ya then!
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Old 01-07-2009, 05:38 PM   #2996
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Plastic surgery cont.

Well, I've been very, very busy attending some fiestas, but tonight I applied some epoxy. I did not apply the one I use in my boat, because it is mixed using pumps, and it was too much (expensive!) to be wasting...

So I used the Duro brand, which I've used before for small jobs...Mix, apply and clamp....be sure not to use a strong clamp, because you dont want to squeeze the mixture out of there...be sure to sand both surfaces and cleaning them from dust or grease and so forth...

You could even do some wedges in both surfaces to provide some holding surface for the epoxy to grab...(I didn't, so lets see how it performs)










I'll let it set for the night and tomorrow I'll install it. I'll paint it later...need to use the bike tomorrow, so in the evening I'll apply some more! Then it is a matter of doing some sanding and paint and voilá!

More to come...
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Old 01-07-2009, 05:42 PM   #2997
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Slow down. I'm taking notes and don't write that fast. Oh, is today's class over already? Thanks Carlos.

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Old 01-07-2009, 05:51 PM   #2998
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1 2 3...easy?

See the new folding tip shifter? I bought it on eBay.de and it is an AT one.

I'm still looking for a Touratech one...which is more stronger...
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Old 01-08-2009, 04:58 AM   #2999
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I think he said "happy new year" he five different lanuages!

I modified the rear of my AT before christmas, looks like this now!

What you've done here is no improvement. It looks quite poor actually. All that work to make it look bad. Sorry.
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Old 01-08-2009, 05:01 AM   #3000
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Probably your bike is expressing itself in another language...dong dong means clack clack... and it probably means that something is wrong and needs to be taken care of right away...!

Your bike is looking much better!
Well I hope he isnt a Nazi - thats a stupid thing to claim. But ATs often have a clutch rattle and it's nothing to worry about. On condition he isnt a Nazi, he should go to Hondatrailsrider.com for more info.
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