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Old 04-13-2004, 07:56 PM   #1
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Wicked Show us your TransAlp modifications!



Here's my 1989 Honda TransAlp XL600V (600cc V-Twin water cooled 450 lb beast of dual sport)

Mods:
1) SW-Motech skid plate
2) Givi crash bars (err... ok, engine guards... I know you shouldn't say CRASH)
3) Acerbis motocross front fender (custom brackets made for this to work)
4) Acerbis hand/lever guards with spoilers
5) Touratech/RAM GPS mount
6) Touratech/Cycoactive ISDE scorecard holder (really just used for sm maps)
7) Corbin seat
8) Clearview windscreen
9) Custom AL exhaust heatshield
10) Pelican 1400 rear box with custom AL rack
11) Kenda 270 tires (Michelin tubes)
12) Heated grips
13) Throttle rocker
14) Vista cruise
15) BMW acc. plug
16) IPF "magic" bulb (hi-output and does this funky afterglow when off)

I think the most important mods for me have been the crash bars, skid plate, and off-road tires (well, that Corbin is so comfy too).

For a 15 year old big ass dually... it still gives those newer twins a good run!

OK... let's see your TA!

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Michael
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'03 KL250G7
Van., WA USA
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Old 04-13-2004, 09:38 PM   #2
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I don't have a TA, but I have to complement you on the fact that you've got a beautiful bike there
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Old 04-13-2004, 10:43 PM   #3
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Hey, thank you.

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Old 04-13-2004, 11:15 PM   #4
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How about a transalp on Steroids

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1990 XRV750 Africa twin - 210,000km on the clock

-touratech tankbag
-soft panniers
-touratech screen extender
-riky cross crashbars and centrestand
-custom lengthened (extra25mm wheel travel) Ohlins 3 way adjustable shock
-forks have racetech goldvalve emulators and stiffer springs
-engine has 1mm OS high comp pistons, flowed head
-ceramic coated headers
-Lazer Produro muffler
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Old 04-13-2004, 11:37 PM   #5
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Old 04-14-2004, 12:38 AM   #6
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Africa Twins are so cool. Here's my AT (just before I sold it to buy a bigger bike). I miss it.
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Old 04-14-2004, 03:23 AM   #7
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Looks like we're talking about Honda Vtwin adventure bikes - this is my 1986 XLV750.A non standard paint job,screen,handguards,K&N filter and some rejeting,ceramic coated headers with my own built cans,at the moment slightly different than this picture with no screen,low guard,crash bars and spot lights.
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Old 04-14-2004, 06:40 AM   #8
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wow those are some well maintained bikes--uh no pictures of mine until it finishes rehab- it will get a Remus exhaust imported from across the pond, Renthal desert high bars, crash bars maybe as they cost less than new plastic and acerbis guards
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Old 04-14-2004, 09:09 AM   #9
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Thumb All big Honda twins welcome!

Those AT and XLV750R photos are great!

Funny... my dream machine is a XLV750R. Love that shaft drive, hydrolic lifters, and simple air cooling. I sure wish the US got those. They might be from the mid 80s, but they're one solid hunk of dual sport. The AT is also one of my favorites too. A nice step up in off-road ability from my TA.

Feel free to ship them to me when you don't want them anymore!

Regards from your TA Mate in the States,
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Old 04-14-2004, 01:11 PM   #10
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It's wierd the US never got the XLV750 because the motor was specificaly designed for flattrack use as the RS750,they could of at least put it in a cruiser if that market was bigger.
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Old 04-14-2004, 02:45 PM   #11
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Perfect Thread!

Here's my TA:


Mods:
1) SW-Motech skid plate
2) Givi crash bars
3) Tread lightly thumbprint sticker to hide scratch on tank :)
4) RAM GPS mount
5) Garmin GPS 12Map
6) Moose Dual Sport Chart
7) Givi Windsreen
8) Givi top plate, pannier rack, E360s, and E50
9) Continental TKC80s
10)Throttle rocker
11) Mudflap extension
12) Vista cruise

Looks like a prime example of convergent evolution to me.
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Old 04-14-2004, 03:04 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by motupaika
It's wierd the US never got the XLV750 because the motor was specificaly designed for flattrack use as the RS750,they could of at least put it in a cruiser if that market was bigger.
Actually, the RS750 engine is quite different to the XLV, the RS has 4 vales/cylinder and chain drive. Basically the RS engine was built as a race engine and it just looked a bit like an XLV, same as the engines in the NXR Paris - Dakar racers were completely different to Africa twin Engines.
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Old 04-14-2004, 03:24 PM   #13
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Of course - the RS750 was a race motor,I have no idea but I would also think that the crank would fire as per XR750 and not the 90deg crank fitted to the XLV750.It was the cases that needed to be homogulated,the crank and top end didn't matter.
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Old 04-14-2004, 03:48 PM   #14
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Thumb Hey TransAlper... I like your style!

Nice KIT! I couldn't have picked a better color or combination myself!

You gotta luv those HRC colors... such tradition!


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Michael
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Van., WA USA

PS OK... so what if we only got two color choices. They got it right!
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Old 04-14-2004, 05:00 PM   #15
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Michael,
I like that high front fender of yours. I've been toying with the idea of doing that myself. It looks like the front fender bracket from an xl600 or xr650l should work with the TA lower triple clamp.
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