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Forum: Day Trippin' 08-31-2014, 02:24 PM
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Posted By Dudley
Beautiful...That is an area to ride that is on my...

Beautiful...That is an area to ride that is on my list.
Dudley
Forum: Beasts 08-13-2014, 07:45 AM
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Posted By Dudley
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Beasts 08-13-2014, 07:14 AM
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Posted By Dudley
Battery

What is the correct battery for a 1989 Transalp?
Dudley
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2014, 12:55 PM
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Posted By Dudley
The engine would start missing then I would lose...

The engine would start missing then I would lose a cyl. The tach would start fluttering then fail, the needle dropping off to the right side. I would pull over and try to troubleshoot the problem,...
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17,207
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Posted By Dudley
I will stay with the Transalp. I'm just...

I will stay with the Transalp. I'm just disappointed in having trouble on a road trip. I was ending up in Washington visiting grandkids then home by the 16th.
Once I get things sorted out I'll be...
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2014, 08:16 AM
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Posted By Dudley
The driving lamps are wired through a fuseblock...

The driving lamps are wired through a fuseblock with a relay. I wired the headlight switch to have the PIAA's and high beam all on at same time when I have the PIAA switch on. other wise the high/low...
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17,207
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Posted By Dudley
I'll start to isolate the problem in a few days....

I'll start to isolate the problem in a few days. Other than the CDI failing last Summer, this is the first problem I've had. I ride this bike every where remote solo.
Dudley
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2014, 02:04 PM
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Posted By Dudley
Remember, I was stranded in the middle or nowhere...

Remember, I was stranded in the middle or nowhere in Wyoming, so a lot of questions wondering what is failing. One thought is that my battery my be starting to go. At what point do the CDI's begin to...
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2014, 12:19 PM
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Posted By Dudley
Trouble on the road

One year ago I had a CDI fail on my '89 Transalp. I sourced a pair of new CDI's from Spark Powersports. They sell the units manufactured in Argentina. I replaced both orginal CDI units keeping the...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2014, 06:57 AM
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Posted By Dudley
Thanks...

Thanks...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2014, 06:40 AM
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Posted By Dudley
A quick question, the stock chain on my '89...

A quick question, the stock chain on my '89 Transalp is a 520, right?
Dudley
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-28-2014, 12:46 PM
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Views: 560,361
Posted By Dudley
On track aboard my 2010 KTM 690 Duke! Dudley

On track aboard my 2010 KTM 690 Duke!
Dudley
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2014, 09:22 AM
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Posted By Dudley
I have the stock sprokets installed and I get...

I have the stock sprokets installed and I get between 50-55 MPG riding at 55-65 MPH.
Dudley
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2014, 05:43 PM
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Posted By Dudley
New shock is in, all bearings have been cleaned...

New shock is in, all bearings have been cleaned and repacked with the special grease. Linkage in and torqued, will re-install wheel set the sag on Friday.
The linkage bearings were in great shape...
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2014, 04:25 PM
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Posted By Dudley
I have removed two bolts, the shock link to shock...

I have removed two bolts, the shock link to shock arm bolt and the lower shock bolt. The original shock is hanging waiting to drop out as soon as I remove the top bolt.
There are some bearings that...
Forum: Beasts 03-29-2014, 12:35 PM
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Posted By Dudley
Thanks, Will do. D

Thanks, Will do.
D
Forum: Beasts 03-29-2014, 10:51 AM
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Posted By Dudley
What is the best way to remove the top mounting...

What is the best way to remove the top mounting bolt for the rear shock? Do I need to remove the airbox or other components?
Dudley
Forum: Beasts 03-16-2014, 04:48 PM
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Posted By Dudley
Curious

Any of you inmates at the Victory/Indian demo site at Daytona last week, also BJ's Pub? You were riding a 1989 Transalp.
Dudley
Forum: Beasts 01-21-2014, 07:52 AM
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Posted By Dudley
I believe the bags are Aerostich. Dudley

I believe the bags are Aerostich.
Dudley
Forum: Beasts 01-20-2014, 05:53 PM
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Posted By Dudley
New shock ordered

I ordered a new custom shock for my 1989 Transalp, from Cogent Dynamics. They did my forks 3 years ago so now to take care of the back end. The original shock is still on the bike and still works. At...
Forum: Beasts 12-24-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 20,118
Posted By Dudley
I would take what I ride solo and remote now, my...

I would take what I ride solo and remote now, my trusty 1989 Honda Transalp. I get between 50-55 MPG riding 55-65 MPH. I can repair anything on the bike in a ditch other than a major engine failure...
Forum: Beasts 11-14-2013, 07:53 AM
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Posted By Dudley
] Thanks guys, I think I'll stay with Avon...

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Thanks guys,
I think I'll stay with Avon Gripsters, They are a great road tire and serve me well in light off road.
Dudley
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17,207
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Posted By Dudley
I have been mounting Avon Gripsters for many...

I have been mounting Avon Gripsters for many years. I ride my T/A while demoing maneuvers in advanced motorcycle classes as well on long remote solo trips. I can easily drag foot pegs on all pavement...
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2013, 08:27 AM
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Posted By Dudley
Has anyone used Heidenau tires? If so, what can...

Has anyone used Heidenau tires? If so, what can you tell us... mileage, handling dry and wet etc.
Dudley
Forum: Beasts 10-22-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 29,862
Posted By Dudley
Good to see you are happy with no issues!

Good to see you are happy with no issues!
Forum: Beasts 10-22-2013, 05:38 PM
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Views: 29,862
Posted By Dudley
I'm looking at a '12 with 19000 miles and fully...

I'm looking at a '12 with 19000 miles and fully equiped. My question is what is the output of the alternator? What issues have surfaced for you. I would be replacing my '96 Triumph Trophy 900. ...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2013, 06:30 PM
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Views: 5,033,511
Posted By Dudley
[QUOTE=Motology;22164436]Hello all, I'm planning...

[QUOTE=Motology;22164436]Hello all, I'm planning on semi-revitalizing my 89' Alp over the winter. Right now the bike burns oil at or above 4,500 to 5,000 RPM. I'm planning on re-ringing it,...
Forum: Beasts 08-22-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 17,207
Views: 5,033,511
Posted By Dudley
'89 Transalp...

Who was riding the tasty 1989 Transalp in St. Paul this afternoon? On Plato Blvd just South of Wabasha. I was teaching a MSF beginners class. Stop in and say hello.
Dudley
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17,207
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Posted By Dudley
Took my trusty Transalp for around 35 miles. The...

Took my trusty Transalp for around 35 miles. The bike ran great with the new CDI's. She popped right off and I ran her to redline under load a number of times. She idled down like a new bike.
...
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 17,207
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Posted By Dudley
I received my two new CDI units. I double checked...

I received my two new CDI units. I double checked the units on the bike and the right one failed. Tossed that one in the garbage and installed the two new units. The bike ran on the bench, will take...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,288
Posted By Dudley
I'm thinking that the wobble can be cured by...

I'm thinking that the wobble can be cured by moving some of the heaver items forward on the bike. Are you feeling the wobble when low on fuel? This sounds like weight bias to the rear.
Dudley
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17,207
Views: 5,033,511
Posted By Dudley
Gustavo from DZE in Argentina contacted me and I...

Gustavo from DZE in Argentina contacted me and I purchased two CDI units through their USA distributor.
Should be here in a few days.
Dudley
Forum: Beasts 06-29-2013, 03:34 AM
Replies: 17,207
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Posted By Dudley
I contacted the Argentine people on the their...

I contacted the Argentine people on the their home page but no reply so for. Is there another way to contact them. Cheap cycle parts has the CDI's for $115 per plus shipping. What have you paid and...
Forum: Beasts 06-26-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 17,207
Views: 5,033,511
Posted By Dudley
Where is a good place to purchase CDI units?

Where is a good place to purchase CDI units?
Forum: Beasts 06-25-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 17,207
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Posted By Dudley
Electrical glitch?

Last Saturday as I left to ride to an experienced rider class that I taught, my trusty Transalp was running on one cylinder. I rode home and rode another bike to the class. This morning I started to...
Forum: Beasts 05-21-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 17,207
Views: 5,033,511
Posted By Dudley
Helmets

If you are interested in Arai, call Robert at the Service Pavilion. 877-819-2245 They are located in New Holland, PA. Ask for Robert, the owner. He will help you size the helmet to your head, which...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-17-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 101,830
Posted By Dudley
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/525952_...

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/525952_387863417901390_1155121929_n.jpgMy 2010 KTM 690 Duke just after a oil and filter change.
Dudley
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 17,680
Posted By Dudley
I just read the lost Germans story. My interest...

I just read the lost Germans story. My interest is growing in a big way to ride the back roads.

My wife and I plan on living in California in the Winter time to start and possibilly year round if...
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6,739
Views: 2,087,798
Posted By Dudley
Dick and Diana are just lovely people. They have...

Dick and Diana are just lovely people. They have had a cereal company here in NZ that is well know. Looking forward to tasting some of there products!!



My wife and I vacationed in Sydney...
Forum: Beasts 02-05-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 17,207
Views: 5,033,511
Posted By Dudley
Rick did do an excellent job on my T/A's forks so...

Rick did do an excellent job on my T/A's forks so I'll stick with Cogent when I order out the shock. I plan on overhauling the rear suspension links at the same time.
Dudley
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