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Old 01-26-2013, 09:21 AM   #14191
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Is that 260 Euros

EACH..????




Wait...nevermind.

It's 260 for the PAIR...

still........
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:17 PM   #14192
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I have a '96 Transalp 600 and want to make it more capable for offroad riding. So the first and foremost thing is the suspension. I've researched a bit and decided Hyperpro's are the best for me.

On the front, I will just change the springs. But on the back I have two choices: Either I can just change the springs or replace the shock and spring.



The shock and spring is more than four times as expensive as the spring! Now what do you think, is is worth it? Or is the factory Transalp shock good enough?

Thanks for your opinions.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:16 PM   #14193
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A 16 year old shock should either be rebuilt or replaced.

Yes, it's expensive but, believe me, you will find it money well spent.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:21 AM   #14194
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Hey there!
This is my first post on here

As far is i know honda built 34(36?)hp versions of the transalp...
i think i got one of those, is there any opportuinity to give her the full 50hp?
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:42 AM   #14195
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What year/model Transalp do you have?

To my knowledge, some of the Swiss bikes (both Transalp and Africa Twins) were built with reduced power by using intake restrictors.

Dunno why your government required this.

I have heard that it is possible to either enlarge the restrictors by using a Dremel tool or simply replacing them with the standard part from Honda.

They should be the black flexible pieces between the carb and the cylinder head.

Expect to change the carb jetting to match otherwise you will be running the bike without enough fuel.

You should be able to change to the standard Transalp jetting.

A good local Honda Tech should have details on this change and the jetting necessary for your local (I'm assuming higher altitude) conditions.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:36 AM   #14196
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While we're on the rear shock question. I'll need to update my 89' eventually. I did the spacer with even more modification. Does any of the xr shock fit? Noticed Dr. E. went with the 250 and upgraded spring. Just wanted to know so i can start watching flea bay.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:40 AM   #14197
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Hey there!
This is my first post on here

As far is i know honda built 34(36?)hp versions of the transalp...
i think i got one of those, is there any opportuinity to give her the full 50hp?
Neutered or Spayed Transalps were available in Germany and other Countries in the EU. The link below from xrv.org has what appears to be detailed info on model years and the parts needed to restore your Alp back to full power.

More Info

"In Germany, reduced power versions are available for license reasons. The power is reduced (to 34 or 27 horse powers, depending on version) by a Restrictor in the intake manifold, so Honda offers different intake manifolds whereas accessory dealers offer metal plates that are inserted in the existing manifolds. Alternatively mechanical stops to the throttle can be used."

http://www.f-ms.de/ta/faq/index.htm#redu

http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/transal...91-1999-a.html
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:42 AM   #14198
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Bolt ons

A little chillier this weekend than my idea of fun so got a few bolt ons out of the way.

I like a little more real estate for my big feet and the pivot action gets my boots under the shifter easier so went with Pivot Pegz:




And to help me find the back roads as I ride I wired up a Garmin Montana 600 with the Touratech mount:



Now I just need about 10 more degrees of warmth to get out and enjoy (and less damn salt spray on the roads).
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:50 PM   #14199
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Noticed Dr. E. went with the 250 and upgraded spring. Just wanted to know so i can start watching flea bay.
If you are looking for the 250/400/450 shocks, you need to make sure that the nitrogen reservoir is either remote like mine or points downward away from your frame. You will see that many of the EBay shocks are later model shocks and they angle upwards...this will hit your frame and not work.

Best of luck on your search!
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:01 AM   #14200
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I got my TA serviced and rego'd after about 15 years of storage.
Also added a few new bits like SW-Motech crash bars since you can't get plastics these days and mine are already tired.
Using those new digital CDIs from Germany and stainless steel headers [also from Germany] and a carbon fibre muffler.
Had a new screen made up with 100mm high-rise over the stock part.
I've left the CDIs with their advanced ignition and am running higher octane fuel, seems to be running well.
Put about 300km on it about 50/50 dirt trails/tarmac so far and its doing fine.


very nice Mr Baron, say hi in the Oz owners thread too

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=384629
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:02 AM   #14201
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These are one of the best 260EURos I spent on my TA.:) Fuel consumption dropped quite much- when riding within 90-100km/h I had mostly 5.3l/100km. With these new CDI's I have now with same riding style 4.5l/100km. Quite a difference, because I did nothing else, just swapped CDIs.
Else I noticed that vibration from engine to foot pegs around 90km/h/5th gear also disappeared. I had this regardless how pedantic I was when syncing carbs.

Drawback is that these CDI's have sharp corners and don't fit good on my stock holders.

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It's 260 for the PAIR...

still........
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:30 AM   #14202
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My 89 has 77k miles on it, still runs nice. After reading about the rear shock I believe it should be replaced or rebuilt. Which way should I go, money is no object.
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:36 AM   #14203
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that's exactly what i was looking for
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:43 AM   #14204
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My 89 has 77k miles on it, still runs nice. After reading about the rear shock I believe it should be replaced or rebuilt. Which way should I go, money is no object.

If money is no object go with a new aftermarket shock. I just ordered a rear Ohlins from a dealer in the vendors section. Wilbur's or hyperpro as well make nice TA shocks.
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:13 AM   #14205
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If money is no object go with a new aftermarket shock. I just ordered a rear Ohlins from a dealer in the vendors section. Wilbur's or hyperpro as well make nice TA shocks.
i got a wilbers type 641 w/ all kinds of adjustments,damping, rebound and remote height adjust, that i pretty much set and forget but really to nice to have for fine tuning .
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