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layzrider 05-20-2012 08:27 AM

Transalp ready for the back roads
Ready for day rides on forest back roads. The bike was stolen and the plastic wrecked, so nothing was lost stripping it down. Weight is now around 380 lbs.

Forde 05-21-2012 05:05 AM

like that!

SwedeMix 06-09-2012 12:55 PM

That looks way cleaner than mine..! I seem to just keep the half-assed solutions, so right now I don't even have my speedo in place.
Wich leads to my question: how did you mount your speedo? Any detailed pics perhaps?

Nice work anyways, cheers / Mix

layzrider 06-26-2012 08:31 AM

speedo mounting
I mounted the speedo and tac modual to the aluminum plate seen in the photo, It was easier to use the stock one rather than convert everything to a newer smaller unit

It makes the headlight stick out a bit, so I made some brackets to hold the aftermarket headlight cluster .

layzrider 06-26-2012 08:39 AM

380 lbs. really?
I wieghed the bike when I started the project., I used my old bathroom scales, which are not the most highly accurate. It was 420. Some parts of the fairing were missing. After taking off a lot of stuff, which many people would not want to do, like removing the rear carry rack, it weighed in at 380.

Bronco638 06-27-2012 08:46 AM

My issue with my old TA was that a lot of the weight is up high, especially when that big gas tank is full. I never got used to that. I traded it for a DR650SE which is 40-50 lbs. lighter than your iteration of the TA and the DR carries the weight lower. You've done a nice job of shedding weight, that's for sure.

gkam 06-28-2012 04:00 AM

Nice TA!:clap:clap:clap
I think it needs knobbies!

layzrider 08-09-2012 09:24 PM

new and improved skid plate

chollo9 08-09-2012 11:21 PM

Nice panel beating. :thumbup

Hotmamaandme 08-11-2012 09:13 PM

The bike looks great and the skid plate is very nice. Where did you find the fork seal neoprene boots?

layzrider 10-31-2012 05:43 PM

trimmed the seat
I trimmed the seat and made a new bracket out of aluminum.
Better? Yes. Perfect? No. Good enough for this round ? Yes. I left it wide where I sit and cut down the back section.

layzrider 10-31-2012 05:48 PM

fork boots
Sorry I did not see the question about the fork covers. They are aftermarket neopreme stretch covers called Fork Skins.

layzrider 12-01-2013 08:40 AM

gkam was right, knobbies were needed
New tires, dualsport Kendas this time. Feel over on a gravel road with the street tires. More grip needed.

Zuber 12-13-2013 10:43 PM

Admired this bike at the RatDog. Looks great. I like the use of raw aluminum.

Wish the last pictures would load.

CruisingRam 12-17-2013 12:21 AM

Oh, pics not loading is not just me, good.

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