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Old 06-10-2004, 11:21 AM   #136
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Hey, post a picture of that water pump so I can see the backside of it please.

I'm interested in what it looks like. Also, let us know how she sounds and cools with the new pump. Hey, what'd you pay for that thing?
I will post results after the install. It may be a while the way this summer is going. I paid around $160 for it.

Here's the diagram at Bike Bandit (I received part #2 but still need to order #4)
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Old 06-10-2004, 02:23 PM   #137
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Thumb Thanks for the info.

That water pump looks to be an easy job. If I had an extra $160 I might just treat my 35K TA to one!

I'd use the Honda pre-mix coolant from the dealership when doing it. It's so damn easy!

Yes, do let us know how it works out.

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Old 06-11-2004, 11:31 AM   #138
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Wicked Petcock rebuild kits installed... easy breezy.

Just thought I'd share some info. I learned while installing these petcock rebuild kits... enjoy.

OK Here's the scoop... I ordered the genuine Honda side covers before I found out that those diaphragms can be had in a kit for half the price. Oh well... at least you guys informed me... I just should have waiting for all the replies to come back before JUMPING! HA!

Anyway, those rebuild kits are only like $16 so what the hell... I got a couple of those too. Yes, I did say two. Remember, I have two '89 TA bikes. Kind of a blessing and a curse. ;^)

Part number for K&L rebuild kit 18-2701 (contains 2 diaphragms, 2 o-rings, and 1 spring) $16.95 ea

Part number for Honda factory side cover kit 16953-ME5-005 (contains 2 diaphragms, 1 spring, 1 AL spacer that sandwich between the diaphragms, 1 AL spacer that fits between the petcock body and the outer cover, 1 AL outer cover, and 4 screws) $27.95 ea

I elected to use the Honda kits as I couldn't resist installing that pretty new cover! I plan to keep the two rebuild kits as spares.

Here is some interesting info. I found out. You might already know this or not, but this is my .02

1) The 2 diaphragms actually do act as a mini fuel pump. The relationship of the tank to the carbs. is such that gravity alone isn't enough. The light action pumping of the diaphragms provides that little bit extra needed.

2) You don't have to worry about flooding your bike if these diaphragms breakdown. If you always remember to turn the petcock to the OFF position this will never happen. The valve shuts off the fuel completely. I guess the petcock valve could leak causing the fuel to flood the motor, but I don't think it's a problem. The diaphragms also shut the fuel flow off from the motor in the absence of vacuum. Kind of a safeguard. Yes, you can leave your petcock in the ON position (with good diaphragms) and no fuel will flow, but turning the petcock to OFF is like doubling your protection. Plus, I feel it extends the life of the diaphragms a bit by not requiring them to take on all the responsibility.

3) You don't have to remove the tank to install the kits. I just removed the side faring and had lots of room. As stated above, no fuel will run out in the OFF position when removing the side cover. The 4 screws are easy to get at and I'd say the hardest part was just making sure that spring got lined up right when offering the bits together.

So, that's it. Pretty easy install and it goes fast. Having those crash bars might require a little more effort to remove the side faring, but they also make for handy holders. You can put a little bucket on the bars when you're finally doing the petcock test (vacuum with mouth on air line) and let the fuel flow into the bucket without holding it. Nothing real important, but kind of nice nonetheless.

OK, that said... PETCOCK is one of those great manly words that always make me want to snicker a bit when I say it to someone that has never heard the word. Got to love your Pet Cock... hey, if you don't... how can she? bah hahahaha

OK, I'm a bit immature so what! Hey, it's just that that'll keep me young!


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Old 06-11-2004, 12:16 PM   #139
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Just thought I'd share some info. I learned ...

... PETCOCK is one of those great manly words that always make me want to snicker a bit when I say it to someone that has never heard the word. Got to love your Pet Cock... hey, if you don't... how can she? bah hahahaha

OK, I'm a bit immature so what! Hey, it's just that that'll keep me young!


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You are one sicko there Modrover!!! Not worthy!! Turn in your Transalps to me immediately!!
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Old 06-11-2004, 02:30 PM   #140
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Wicked arroyoshark...

OK Now hold on...

Did someone just change his avitar and go over to the DARK SIDE?

10 penalty points and you, yes... you, sir... must now hand over YOUR Transalp!

You better have kept that old bike... you'll need it when the 950 breaks down.

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Old 06-12-2004, 03:09 PM   #141
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OK Now hold on...

Did someone just change his avitar and go over to the DARK SIDE?

10 penalty points and you, yes... you, sir... must now hand over YOUR Transalp!

You better have kept that old bike... you'll need it when the 950 breaks down.
Not to worry Modrover. I still appreciate my 'alp as much as the day I rode it home in 1994. It's for sure staying with me.

You really owe it to yourself, tho, to go and give a KTM 950 a spin. They are much like the Transalp, only higher and with balls. (the suspension is a big upgrade too)

RE: Darkside Whatcha gettin at Rover??? Yeah, maybe the avatar looks a bit darth vader-ish, eh?
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Old 06-13-2004, 05:40 AM   #142
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Not to worry Modrover. I still appreciate my 'alp as much as the day I rode it home in 1994. It's for sure staying with me.

You really owe it to yourself, tho, to go and give a KTM 950 a spin. They are much like the Transalp, only higher and with balls. (the suspension is a big upgrade too)

RE: Darkside Whatcha gettin at Rover??? Yeah, maybe the avatar looks a bit darth vader-ish, eh?

Yeah, it's got that Darth Vader-ish quality to it. Very IMPERIAL.

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Old 06-13-2004, 03:20 PM   #143
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my little mod

Here's a standoff I made to keep my saddle bags off the exhaust. Basically, it's what I could make with some steel, a hacksaw, a drill and a rivet gun. And a little bending.

I had to add the little tab when I mounted the saddle bags (they were new) and saw how big they were. I used this setup for a 4 day tour of West Virginia, with no fires, so I call it a success.

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Old 06-13-2004, 03:25 PM   #144
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WV trip

And here's a pic of the WV trip. It rained the first two days, but at least it made for good creek crossings.

The rest of the pictures are at:

http://marcodell.smugmug.com/gallery/135280/1

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Old 06-13-2004, 04:42 PM   #145
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Talking Eric...

Nice photos! WV looks beautiful.

I haven't done a water crossing yet on my TA. I'm a little nervous about those, "HEY! IT wasn't supposed to be THAT deep!" situations. I'm sure my time will come.

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Old 06-13-2004, 05:39 PM   #146
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[QUOTE=modrover]Nice photos! WV looks beautiful.

I haven't done a water crossing yet on my TA. I'm a little nervous about those, "HEY! IT wasn't supposed to be THAT deep!" situations. :

Yeah, that's why I let my friend on the F650 go first!
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Old 06-13-2004, 06:21 PM   #147
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Sometimes you just have to go for it to get someplace.

Pic from Canol Road in Northwest Territories, after crossing the last standing bridge. This little stunt was done about 160 miles from nearest town of Ross River, Yukon Territory.
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This was the last WWII era bridge on the Canol Road that was standing. This is also in the Northwest Territories. My confidence in the structure was lacking, but I took a pic anyway. It is probably still standing only because the old dump truck prevents bank from washing out.
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Old 06-13-2004, 10:55 PM   #149
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Thumb That Is My Favorite Photo!!!!!

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Sometimes you just have to go for it to get someplace.

Pic from Canol Road in Northwest Territories, after crossing the last standing bridge. This little stunt was done about 160 miles from nearest town of Ross River, Yukon Territory.

That has got to be the best TA photo! You really should keep that as your avitar!

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Old 06-14-2004, 08:40 AM   #150
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Wicked Post number 200 for me! Had to make it a TA post!

I think I'll milestone every 100th post on our TA mod thread.

It's only fitting. Now, I'll try not to just post just for the sake of posting... I think that'd be annoying. I did just take this photo showing my other TA with a similar acc. plug setup.

I added a marine grade cig. plug, BMW plug, kill switch, and a LED light to let me know things are HOT. Everything is fused and properly grounded. I really liked this setup on my higher mile TA so I just had to add it to my low miler (with the addition of the LED light).

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