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Old 11-22-2012, 09:19 AM   #346
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Enjoying my fuc$%&# awesome Transalp this weekend in Portugal,







without plastics, my off road learning was hard for them , anyhow gathering ideas to solve this in a near future
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:49 PM   #347
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:25 PM   #348
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:46 AM   #349
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:56 AM   #350
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A week ago, I made a trip to the other end of Switzerland to take a look at a Transalp.

It's a 1996 XL600V with 26500 km (or about 16500 miles) on the clock. The condition is pretty good with only a handful of small scratches. The technical parts are all new, tyres, chain, brakes, etc.

When I got there, he first had to get it out of the garage. It has been sitting there for a year and thus we had to jump start it.



I took it for a little spin up the next mountain road.



Of course I had to test out the offroad capability. Well, it's okay standing, but not yet comfortable for my 193cm (or 6'3).



What a great day to ride a Transalp.





Well, what can I say? I bought it and I can pick it up next weekend. My plans for winter are making the TA more offroad capable (primarily suspension, wider and heightened bar and better pegs)
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:55 AM   #351
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last ride before snow ...
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:04 AM   #352
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A week ago, I made a trip to the other end of Switzerland to take a look at a Transalp.

It's a 1996 XL600V with 26500 km (or about 16500 miles) on the clock. The condition is pretty good with only a handful of small scratches. The technical parts are all new, tyres, chain, brakes, etc.

When I got there, he first had to get it out of the garage. It has been sitting there for a year and thus we had to jump start it.



I took it for a little spin up the next mountain road.



Of course I had to test out the offroad capability. Well, it's okay standing, but not yet comfortable for my 193cm (or 6'3).



What a great day to ride a Transalp.





Well, what can I say? I bought it and I can pick it up next weekend. My plans for winter are making the TA more offroad capable (primarily suspension, wider and heightened bar and better pegs)
Great place for a ride.
I think I would have been concerned about the oil or brake fluid(?) all over the rear disc and tire.
Please post more pictures to make those of us in this part of the world jealous.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:11 AM   #353
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I think I would have been concerned about the oil or brake fluid(?) all over the rear disc and tire.

Exhaust condensation.
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:34 PM   #354
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Exhaust condensation.
Exactly. It was outside under a tent the whole summer - be it rain or sunshine. I didn't see any rust in or outside the exhaust so I hope it's okay.

Well I have some more pictures. Here's when I picked her up. It started out with sunshine and about 0C (32F)



But the sun soon left me and I was on roads like this with icy patches and dropping temperatures.





The sun came back



...but only for a short while.



After that I had to cover some miles through the plains and took the Autobahn. The temperatures were now at -6C (21F)

On the way back I went to a small winter motorcycle gathering at a local dealer. There were about 30 people and maybe 10 bikes.



Those who came by bike got a free sausage, a pack of nuts and chocholate - and hot wine punch was free for everyone.



That was two weeks ago. The latest ride was last weekend when I visited my dads. I've only got one shot of the ~1 hour ride - it's at the village bridge when the sun came out for a few minutes. I love the sun illuminating snow.



Well I have to say I really like the Transalp. It rides extremely smooth, got some impressive torque for its 40PS and is very willing to start. I left her outside when I stayed overnight at my dads place and when I wanted to start her the next day after a night with temperatures below -10C (14F) I noticed the choke cable snapped. The Transalp started after about one minute of retrying every few seconds without Choke. Impressive!
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:29 AM   #355
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The picture was taken on the way to the millevaches motorcycle winter meeting in france, 2 weeks ago



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Old 12-19-2012, 11:32 AM   #356
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That's funny. I don't a single cow let alone a thousand.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:57 AM   #357
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That's funny. I don't a single cow let alone a thousand.

I think they are in FRENCHYRIDER'S panniers...look Jim one is trying to escape..



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Old 12-23-2012, 11:59 AM   #358
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As suggested by Mr Potski

A few TA pics from a summer 2012 trip to Central Asia and Mongolia.





Mongolian sheep skull on TA windscreen




Back end of TA: Smiling girl while I try to take picture of an eagle





2 TAs: The whole of Mongolia is one big wild-campsite





TA at Tash Rabat, Kyrgyzstan: Get the kids into biking early.

Ongoing RR is at http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=828973
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:49 AM   #359
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Those are some amazing shots, Brighty! I will most definitely check in on your RR.

Here's one from somewhere near Monteagudo, Bolivia, after riding the Ruta del Che:

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Old 01-10-2013, 08:39 AM   #360
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my stripped Transalp on a race this summer

I know it's an old post BUT... if you're still on here, where did you get the radiator shrouds from? I'm seriously thinking about stripping mine down and can't find shrouds anywhere.
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