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Forum: Beasts 01-20-2012, 11:00 PM
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Posted By GaryW
It's on the TransAlp.com web site. Should be...

It's on the TransAlp.com web site. Should be right on the front page.
Forum: Beasts 08-24-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17,395
Views: 5,181,976
Posted By GaryW
An uplifting story (TA Barn find)

R.I.P. Theodore Paul Hucal.

None of you knew Ted Hucal. He bought one of the very first TransAlps imported in to the US in 1989 in Costa Mesa, CA. After having ridden it for 4000 miles he...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17,395
Views: 5,181,976
Posted By GaryW
89-90 Carb O-ring source

If you are looking for O-rings for the float bowl on an 89 or 90 TA the large oil filter O-ring from a 1997 and newer Suzuki DR-650 works just fine. Clean the slot, don't grease it and push it in....
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17,395
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Posted By GaryW
Find out next week. Bike last registered in 1995...

Find out next week. Bike last registered in 1995 hence the 5700 miles. In a sale like this the county includes paperwork asking for a duplicate title to be given to the new owner. No back fees are...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 102,143
Views: 19,966,294
Posted By GaryW
I've got a Brittania as well

Here is my DR650 fairing from Brittannia. Mine has the integral fender.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_UyAfvrvL3Y0/TB66izcHsnI/AAAAAAAABZQ/WGmyqNtb4KY/s800/IMG_1391.JPG
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2011, 06:08 PM
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Posted By GaryW
Trail Tech GPS

Hi, Anyone put any miles on the new GPS from Trail Tech? Any comments good or bad??

http://trailtech.net/voyager.html
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 102,143
Views: 19,966,294
Posted By GaryW
We have this one from Baja Designs on our XR400...

We have this one from Baja Designs on our XR400 and it is great. At about $250.00, a little less than the one you indicated. Very bright and easily adjustable depending on the load you are carrying.
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 102,143
Views: 19,966,294
Posted By GaryW
Speed Wobble

Hi, Seem to be getting a speed wobble at about 78 mph. Even with the Scotts Damper cranked down. I know I do have a dent (high spot) in the front wheel but the wheel is rotationally balanced. Would...
Forum: Beasts 03-16-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 17,395
Views: 5,181,976
Posted By GaryW
Scotts Steering Stabilizer

Hi,
Has anyone fitted a Scotts unit to a 1990 TA?
If so, what bar clamp did you use? Scotts lists lots of Honda models but no TA. I'm sure the upper triple clamp came off some other bike. I can't...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 102,143
Views: 19,966,294
Posted By GaryW
Here are some pics of the Agrisupply tube

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_UyAfvrvL3Y0/TB66W2K9NGI/AAAAAAAABYE/i0ssPwXr5W8/s400/IMG_1356.JPG

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_UyAfvrvL3Y0/TB66oAUe1zI/AAAAAAAABZw/zqjg2mli_Jk/s400/IMG_1394.JPG
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-26-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,563
Posted By GaryW
NTSA F800 chain recall

I think this is very new


http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/results.cfm?rcl_id=10V274000&searchtype=quicksearch&summary=true&refurl=rss
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 102,143
Views: 19,966,294
Posted By GaryW
Hi, Here are some pics of my DR with one of...

Hi,
Here are some pics of my DR with one of Brittanias fairings

http://picasaweb.google.com/GaryTWMW/DR650Rebuild03#
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,491
Posted By GaryW
engine guards

Here are some guards I welded up and then powdercoated

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/HDUhn5ddfsT1Aw2iNSpLIA?feat=directlink
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 102,143
Views: 19,966,294
Posted By GaryW
The difference between my Vapor and the Magellan...

The difference between my Vapor and the Magellan GPS is about .5 mph. They are very close.
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 102,143
Views: 19,966,294
Posted By GaryW
I have been doing 65-70 on the highway an...

I have been doing 65-70 on the highway an bouncing around on our dirt roads and its fine. It has a unique kind of friction slide with thumb screws that hold it in place rather well.
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2010, 05:12 PM
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Posted By GaryW
Mileage does not make sense??

Filled the tank on the DR to within 2" of the top. Went 70 miles and then pulled into a Standard station and put in 1.2 USG to within 2" of the top. This works out to 58.3 mpg. The bike has a well...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 102,143
Views: 19,966,294
Posted By GaryW
Aside from making a bracket to hold the cylinder...

Aside from making a bracket to hold the cylinder there is no reason a Magura aftermarket unit would not work. There is plenty of room to mount the bracket. I almost considered it on mine.
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 102,143
Views: 19,966,294
Posted By GaryW
We spend very little time in Mexico actually and...

We spend very little time in Mexico actually and if so we take our motorhome and the TW200 for a little touring and the Tracker. This bike will be for local desert stuff, up in the Sierras and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 102,143
Views: 19,966,294
Posted By GaryW
Thank you for those kind words. If it makes you...

Thank you for those kind words. If it makes you feel any better I am a Canadian, born and raised in Burnaby.
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2010, 08:52 PM
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Posted By GaryW
Cost

Including the cost of the bike probably around $5000.00 US
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2010, 07:23 PM
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Posted By GaryW
Finally completed the DR rebuild

After 6 months we've finally completed the rebuild on the 97 DR. Too many modifications and upgrades to list and discuss but you can find 30 pictures with captions if you are interested in poking...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 102,143
Views: 19,966,294
Posted By GaryW
I welded on a Scotts damper tower and fixed a...

I welded on a Scotts damper tower and fixed a dent in one of the main frames tubes and just used simple TIG with a mild steel rod. Seemed to work fine
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 102,143
Views: 19,966,294
Posted By GaryW
You should use some PB BLASTER or Aeroquoil to...

You should use some PB BLASTER or Aeroquoil to first try to loosen the bolt from the header. Let it soak a couple of days with multiple applications. The description for the extractor is correct....
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 56,759
Posted By GaryW
DR fairing from Britannia Comp

Hi Got this fairing from Ian at Britannia last fall. I've modded it to move with the forks and did my own dash. More pics soon. I do believe Ian is back in production on them for the DR.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 102,143
Views: 19,966,294
Posted By GaryW
Spark arrestor

Just make sure it has a spark arrestor in it or you put one in. Here is CA guys have been fined big time by the the Forest Service for running offroad without approved spark arrestors. And, you don;t...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 102,143
Views: 19,966,294
Posted By GaryW
I think you can import a vehicle tax free into...

I think you can import a vehicle tax free into California only if it has more than 10,000 miles on it.
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 102,143
Views: 19,966,294
Posted By GaryW
Make sure that you do not have an exhaust leak at...

Make sure that you do not have an exhaust leak at the mid pipe of header. Sometimes this can cause a backfire.
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 102,143
Views: 19,966,294
Posted By GaryW
LED Flasher

If you are converting your blinkers to all LED you may have to install an LED flasher as the existing flasher does not have enough resistance to flash LEDs. I just installed a neat programmable LED...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 102,143
Views: 19,966,294
Posted By GaryW
You might want to look at ZETA handguards and...

You might want to look at ZETA handguards and wind deflectors. I have them on my XR400 and DR. The deflectors have built in turn signals which is kind of nice. I installed them using a set of bar...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 102,143
Views: 19,966,294
Posted By GaryW
I was pretty concerned about the Moose Skid Plate...

I was pretty concerned about the Moose Skid Plate as the rear clamp bolts are right under the case and I feared that on a hard hit they would punch up through the bottom of the case. So I welded on a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 102,143
Views: 19,966,294
Posted By GaryW
Good question. You might give the guys at...

Good question. You might give the guys at Trailtech a call. They are very good and fast with queries like this.
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,195
Posted By GaryW
If it is a steel tank go to a auto body supply...

If it is a steel tank go to a auto body supply store and purchase the rubber disc eraser (they will know what you want). It's a rubber wheel about 3 inches in diameter. You use it in an electric...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 102,143
Views: 19,966,294
Posted By GaryW
Lockwired NSU

I did mine without taking off the clutch pack. The screws come out easily. If you use 20mm bolts with a 1/8 spacer the heads are high enough to use a spanner on.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 102,143
Views: 19,966,294
Posted By GaryW
Installed engine guards today

Finally got the engine guards on the bike. I made these from 3/8 IPS pipe so the while they look thin the walls are pretty thick and the OD is about the same as the stock oil cooler guard and rear...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 102,143
Views: 19,966,294
Posted By GaryW
ProCycle has a ball bearing one for $14.00 bucks...

ProCycle has a ball bearing one for $14.00 bucks I think.
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 102,143
Views: 19,966,294
Posted By GaryW
I've used a version of this on all my bikes on...

I've used a version of this on all my bikes on the headlight. I'm still vertical so it must help. I think it is good insurance.
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 102,143
Views: 19,966,294
Posted By GaryW
oversize rotor

I did the same upgrade on my XR400 and it's great. Much better on the road. You need to watch it on dirt though.

Gary
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 102,143
Views: 19,966,294
Posted By GaryW
Mods to my 1997

Hi,
Some pics from today on my 1997.

1. New lockwired screws in the NSU. Mine were very loose after only 3000 miles.
2. Oversize rotor
3. Scotts weld-on damper mount
4. New rear rack...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 102,143
Views: 19,966,294
Posted By GaryW
Another fork tool

[You can actually use a 1/2" to 1" square drive socket adaptpr. The 1" square male part is a good fit inside the hex of the damper tube. ]No worries, I just did this to mine...you just need to...
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