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Forum: Parallel Universe 09-01-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,461
Posted By Exracer

I have had good luck with these folks. Sent in a tired and worn out Transalp seat for work. Turns out the original foam was fine even after a number of years service. They redesigned a new cover and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,832
Posted By Exracer
Going Down!

Keep your options open. Use the brakes 90 % front 10 % rear. Remember, you are between two large gyroscopes that want to stay upright and straight.An inexperienced rider trying to move a 900 pound...
Forum: Face plant 08-16-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,972
Posted By Exracer
Protect those knees !

After years and miles of riding I learned to never use my knees as a catch or a brace to prevent a looming crash or get around an obstacle. I stay feet up as much as possible and am willing to take...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,138
Posted By Exracer
Thanks !

Great photos, the bike is timeless. Going to Alaska with my 89' in July 2012.........
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 773
Views: 99,727
Posted By Exracer
Picking Road Captains

I asked and it was explained to me that the group will not travel faster than the slowest rider. I was also told that you are assigned a ' position' in the group for the day and you will not deviate...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,364
Posted By Exracer
49cc Across the USA

In the very early sixties Honda was pushing their 50cc models heavily into the US market, stressing reliability and their now famous slogan, 'You meet the Nicest People on a Honda'.

With that...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,508
Posted By Exracer
CB / CL 160 Forks

The P/O simply removed the sheet metal covers that extend down to the top of the lower forks and used the rubber gaiters from the CL 160 bike. Your front fender is a stock street CB160 model, the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,699
Posted By Exracer
Rider Missing

Similar situation out here in California. On patrol, received a dead body call on Interstate 80 in the number 1. Male adult down, really dead after being run over multiple times. Wearing helmet,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,068
Posted By Exracer
Interesting information from Bike Show

I had no plans to purchase either bike but after reading the Yamaha ad, it's Beemer time for sure. ABS on a dual sport? In the dirt? WTF!
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 18,056
Posted By Exracer
Buy It !

I am fortunate and retired. I have 14 bikes. Half of the collection are Vintage Japanese and Italian, the other half are special use. One is a Moto Giro bike, my Connie goes to all points East from...
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 990
Posted By Exracer
Connie's Rule

It's my long distance tour bike. It just needed some quality fork springs, a Wilbur shock and good new tires. I splurged and had the Sargeant seat company replace the stock seat foam with their high...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 70,095
Posted By Exracer
You had me i Alaska

CCjon: I followed your thread through Alaska but need to beg off now. That 732 mile ride in North Dakota was ill advised based on the weather and your own physical condition. What the hell is the big...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-01-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,430
Posted By Exracer
Fix it before you sell it or lower the price

I recently shopped for a Transalp and found a 1989 model in Northern California with a CL listing of $2500. Went to see it and surprise, the photos did not show the weathering and damage the bike...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-19-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,260
Posted By Exracer
S90 $$$$ value

The bike you want is worth between $1400 and $1800 bucks. The side covers, fenders muffler and tank badges are indeed rare as they were the first things to be discarded.

Some of the cosmetic parts...
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 492
Posted By Exracer
Bags or 89 Transalp

Just now fitting out a new to me Transalp. Looking for a tank bag and a pair of soft carry bags and mounts to fit the bike. Can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks....
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