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Old 05-20-2012, 08:27 AM   #1
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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.http://tomsavage33.blog.com/files/20...11-300x225.jpg
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:05 AM   #2
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like that!
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:55 PM   #3
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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
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:31 AM   #4
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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 .
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:39 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:46 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:00 AM   #7
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Nice TA!
I think it needs knobbies!
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:24 PM   #8
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new and improved skid plate

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Old 08-09-2012, 11:21 PM   #9
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Nice panel beating.
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:13 PM   #10
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The bike looks great and the skid plate is very nice. Where did you find the fork seal neoprene boots?
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:43 PM   #11
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trimmed the seat

Before
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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.
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:48 PM   #12
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fork boots

Sorry I did not see the question about the fork covers. They are aftermarket neopreme stretch covers called Fork Skins.
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:40 AM   #13
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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.
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:43 PM   #14
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Admired this bike at the RatDog. Looks great. I like the use of raw aluminum.

Wish the last pictures would load.
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:21 AM   #15
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Oh, pics not loading is not just me, good.
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