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Old 06-13-2009, 05:10 PM   #3856
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Still have those stickers between your fingers, Greg? Let me know if you're out.

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Thanks Jim,still got some !!

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Hi Greg.
You're dashboard and the windshield looks good!
I just got my Trailtech dashboard and i still don't know what OEM scale should i use.
I've been told that the RPM scale on the trailtech is not as accurate as the original and i can see that you left the TEMP and the RPM guage.
Ive just been lazy, I will get around to connecting up the vapor tacho & temp. ive got some info on how to make the vapor tacho work properly, I'll find it.


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Greg!

Hum hum hum...looks great! Did the wind screen came with the frame support?

The GPS mount came from Motobau

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BTW, how does the original scale can be taken apart like that?isn't it a one chunk?
RD03's & early RD04's before they got the Honda tripmaster have a seperate speedo , late RD04's & 07's have smaller tacho & speedo in 1 unit
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Old 06-13-2009, 05:14 PM   #3857
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vapor tach wiring I picked up from another forum

Ok now the part you all really care about... The tach....
The answer is quite simple...
Noise, Yes signals from other plug/ devises (fan blinkers ext.) are interfering with the tach reading because the wires are exposed. I used a two conductor (One black one red wire) Shielded wire to fix this. The way thes works is the two wires run side by side as do the ones that come with the vapor BUT they have a aluminum foil like rap around them and one more bare wire touching the rap. This is a drain wire. I spliced my new shielded wire into the old wire up near the clip having as little wire as i could uncovered from the foil. I ran in along the harness and rapped it around the back side (Not top) plug wire leaving some drain wire to work with. I then spliced another wire to the drain wire and ran it to a good grounding spot. This grounded out all the interference and stopped all the jumpy ****. I also had to set my tach to .5 ppr. It now Shows idle at 1380 ish ( I adjust it alot) and seems to smoothly go through revs It drops revs sorta slow (not too bad calm down) but that might just be the bike.


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Old 06-13-2009, 06:23 PM   #3858
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Head Bearings

Anyone know the kind/size of head bearings the RD03 uses? I'd like to replace mine, and the wemoto ones look pretty generic, so I'd ratehr just pick some up somewhere nearby instead of paying for bearings from overseas. Here's the link: http://shop.wemoto.com/pictures.dyn?u=25276qqq25618

Also, what are some other good things to check for while that steering stem is out?
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Old 06-13-2009, 11:43 PM   #3859
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Anyone know the kind/size of head bearings the RD03 uses? I'd like to replace mine, and the wemoto ones look pretty generic, so I'd ratehr just pick some up somewhere nearby instead of paying for bearings from overseas. Here's the link: http://shop.wemoto.com/pictures.dyn?u=25276qqq25618

Also, what are some other good things to check for while that steering stem is out?
FYI
http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/africa-...streering.html

Just order the 91015-425-832 from your local honda dealer.
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Old 06-14-2009, 03:37 AM   #3860
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Transalps has same size. There are rollers and ball type bearings, up to tastes.
I think, some XR's as well have same bearings.

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Anyone know the kind/size of head bearings the RD03 uses? I'd like to replace mine, and the wemoto ones look pretty generic, so I'd ratehr just pick some up somewhere nearby instead of paying for bearings from overseas. Here's the link: http://shop.wemoto.com/pictures.dyn?u=25276qqq25618

Also, what are some other good things to check for while that steering stem is out?
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Old 06-15-2009, 04:14 AM   #3861
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Hey Andyg are you going to the ATmeeting?

Twiniver
No, I haven't been there. You have to register long time in advance it you want one of the rare places (it's a narrow campground in the castle with limited space) or rely on your luck that someone cancels his participation and you'll get his place. Anyway, I don't like organization too much and had to work till Fr. morning so would have been late. But I got the chance to meet my family on the other side of the mountains so I took some twisties this weekend:






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Old 06-15-2009, 07:07 AM   #3862
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Hey Andy. looks great, those pictures !!!! I went to Austria some years ago and went op Grossglockner, and had some great rides in the alps, i like the beer and a big schnitzel or fresh forel.....

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Old 06-15-2009, 12:36 PM   #3863
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Yes, XR650L fits, as I installed fork and triples and it was a direct swap.



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Transalps has same size. There are rollers and ball type bearings, up to tastes.
I think, some XR's as well have same bearings.
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Old 06-15-2009, 01:21 PM   #3864
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Yes, XR650L fits, as I installed fork and triples and it was a direct swap.
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I also have XR bearings.
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Old 06-15-2009, 01:34 PM   #3865
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added a new screen,we'll see how it goes,hopefullyit will throw the turbulent air over my head



compared to standard



Also fitted up my Zumo,still got to do the wiring.



Lookin' good atgreg ......

That shield's an MRA, correct? Looks identical to mine, and at highway speeds I have no buffeting .... though I'm only 5'10 ..... so even with the stock shield there wasn't really too much buffeting .....

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Old 06-16-2009, 05:59 AM   #3866
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Lookin' good atgreg ......

That shield's an MRA, correct? Looks identical to mine, and at highway speeds I have no buffeting .... though I'm only 5'10 ..... so even with the stock shield there wasn't really too much buffeting .....

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yep, MRA touring screen
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:00 AM   #3867
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I see that people want to "upgrade" the AT. While you're free to do what you like, I sat for a long time one day with a beer or two, and decided that there's not a lot you can do to make any real improvement.

I have added an MRA screen. Some other minor stuff which doesnt matter.

You can spend a lot of time and money arsing around with fork changes and so on, but what do you get for all the grief? You could reasonably do stuff like change fork springs etc but that's about it.
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:09 AM   #3868
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Nice of you to lump a whole country into the decisions of a handful. I'm not going to go on as this is not Jo momma. A ta santé.
Agreed.
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Old 06-16-2009, 04:39 PM   #3869
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Front suspension issues

Well, you should keep an eye on the "Show us your Transalp Modification" (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=7375) thread to see a light at the end of the tunnel for the front suspension performance issue. The RICOR Company(http://store.ricorshocks.com/default.asp) developed a device that goes into the fork and it seems that is doing its job pretty well. It has some kind of inertia valve that make the fork hard at sudden stops and soft on regular riding...

It is mentioned on the thread that RICOR is doing research for the AT's in the US...stay tuned!
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Old 06-17-2009, 04:54 AM   #3870
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