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Old 04-04-2012, 05:36 PM   #13081
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OK, I finally had a few minutes to get out to the shed and pull/switch the CDI units. The tach did come back when the units were switched. The bike runs but a cylinder is still cutting out. I took pretty detailed notes that I will not go into now. However, I was surprised that these units seem to "come and go" in my testing — so I guess they fail partially rather than all or nothing.

I think I will try to order new units via eBay (USA) or Honda unless anyone here steps forward with any for sale.

Thanks.

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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:42 PM   #13082
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Hey dfc,

Thanks for the link. I have already ordered a couple of units from these guys this afternoon.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Honda-XL...ht_2634wt_1173

I'll post after I receive and install them.

Thanks to all who offered input on this. I do not post often but I greatly appreciate collective knowledge of this group.

And I'll be interested in the input for xr2bfree regarding the fan. I went with a manually operated switch to run my fan which seems to do the job but I do worry a bit about overheating on hot summer days. I'd love to find a better solution.
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:40 AM   #13083
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How I got GIVI crash bars mounted

As most people who have tried to mount Givi crash bars on a Transalp know, their fit leaves a bit to be desired. When I went to mount mine, I ended up doing it by first getting the front mounts in place and tightened, then aligning the rear bolts and bolting them in. It took a little persuasion:



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Old 04-06-2012, 11:56 AM   #13084
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As most people who have tried to mount Givi crash bars on a Transalp know, their fit leaves a bit to be desired. When I went to mount mine, I ended up doing it by first getting the front mounts in place and tightened, then aligning the rear bolts and bolting them in. It took a little persuasion:



And I was told yesterday that I am getting knee surgery again in 3 weeks..... so one more painful thing to get done before then.
I bet that will end up being one of the most useful TA pics in this thread for new owners.
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:25 PM   #13085
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As most people who have tried to mount Givi crash bars on a Transalp know, their fit leaves a bit to be desired.:

Tell me about it, ....it took me, my wife, several clamps and a large hammer plus prayers to fit mine......good to go now though

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Old 04-06-2012, 02:45 PM   #13086
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:45 PM   #13087
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Cdi

Ive been buying from Honda Direct without problems.

http://www.hdlparts.com/fiche_sectio...1989&fveh=4191
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:55 PM   #13088
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ooooh yes, post some pics please!
pics please!
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:53 PM   #13089
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Hey fellow TAers,

I had intended to improve the off-road ability and ride height of my Transalp, so I sourced a complete '95 XR600R front end(triple trees, forks, rim,brakes and master cylinder), had it completely rebuilt with all new parts (Dunlop 606 & HD tube, EBC brakes, Tusk wave rotor, forks were very clean inside and new fork oil installed). After doing all this I was offered a V-strom I couldn't pass up.

Short story is I sold the Transalp, bought the V-strom and now have a complete front end with nothing to go on.

Anyone from the board looking to do the XR front end swap to their TA? Figure I'd show it here first before it gets posted in the flea market. I'll also be posting what's left of my parts TA, no point in keeping those parts either I guess.

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Old 04-06-2012, 05:14 PM   #13090
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Ive been buying from Honda Direct without problems.

http://www.hdlparts.com/fiche_sectio...1989&fveh=4191
I agree with Locorider. I have had two deliveries from this crowd, for my 87 TA and my Blackbird. Cheap, correct parts, quick delivery, all the way Downunder (oh, and a good web site too).
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:08 PM   #13091
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I just noticed that I am coming up on 6 years since I started riding Transalps, just curious about the rest of you, how long have you owned one?
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:01 PM   #13092
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Fyi......

I bought my first one in 02, in 04 I started drinking that orange koolaid for a while.
I think in 06 is when I came back to the TA's and still here.....the more i ride it the better I like it........
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Old 04-08-2012, 04:13 AM   #13093
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:35 AM   #13094
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I just noticed that I am coming up on 6 years since I started riding Transalps
I'd always assumed you were a lifer due to the passion you have for the Transalp. Was there another motorcycle prior to the Transalp that you were as meticulous, detailed, and passionate about?

I bought two new leftover Transalps in '91 for $1999 each, so 22 years for me.
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:53 AM   #13095
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I just noticed that I am coming up on 6 years since I started riding Transalps, just curious about the rest of you, how long have you owned one?


I purchased TA #1 new in July 1989





New 1989 Honda XLV-600R




Still lots of adventures to come............




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