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Old 06-16-2004, 09:47 AM   #151
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Talking Kenda 270 update... but, it's the bike too!

Hello,

I finally got to spend 3-4 hours in the dirt with my TA. Just logging roads and muddy double track. The Kenda 270 tires worked great! These tires are so so on tarmac, but get them on the logging roads... vvVVVRRRROOOOOOOMMMMMM! You're gone! They hook-up nice and really give the feeling of riding on rails. Very solid feeling. I like them. AND... they are so cheap!

I'd have to say I'm inpressed with my TA as well. I mean, it's not ALL tires! The bikes feels like a tank off-road. Not all that flickable or light, but really feels like it can handle some HD situations and come out wanting more.

I compare this to my (now sold) 250cc dual sport. That thing was perfect for the technical stuff (I don't really do the tech. stuff anymore anyway), but on the open flat sections of fire road... I got bounced around. I really had to stay on it to keep her under controll. The TA just sucks it up! Flys thru that shit with no worries. Like I said... like a TANK! Like a tank in a good way.

The combination of weight, balance, and power really make the TA a great logging road explorer. Speeds of 50+ mph are nothing for the TA in this environment.

Anyway, here's a photo I took on Tuesday.

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Old 06-16-2004, 09:50 AM   #152
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Talking and another...

Just a nice little shot.
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Old 06-16-2004, 10:05 AM   #153
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TA fun yesterday around east mount baker, Washington state, baker lake and lake shannon in the background. photos courtesy Mr Cobb (on the BMW)
http://mr-cob.smugmug.com/gallery/141547/1/5190236
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Old 06-16-2004, 10:25 AM   #154
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Wicked Highwaychile...

Nice photos! I'd have to say, that area looks great! I plan to do a bit more Mt. St. Helen's exploring next month when I get the chance. I've done some on a 250cc dual sport, but really want to get the TA up there.

That BMW looks great! Great compliment to the TA.

Hey, have you done any mods to your factory seat? I found that my Corbin is so nice that when I ride my other TA with the stock seat... I can't F'n stand it for more than 1 hour at a time! The foam gets all crushed down and then my ass isn't too happy anymore. I've thought of adding some foam from another seat at a wrecker, but don't really have the time for that. Plus, I can't afford to just buy another Corbin.

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Old 06-16-2004, 10:47 AM   #155
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stock seat, took the passenger strap off,
comfort is OK, this ride was 230 or so total miles, 9hrs , stopped for breckfest, no lunch, photos stops, gettin lost stops, butt was hurtin a little when I got back to HQ. if I was on my LC4 (just sold) I would be walking funny today from ass pain.
I am going to try an insert

http://www.dual-star.com/index2/Bran...gel%20seat.htm

I bought for a KLR650 ( since sold) and get it recovered, the seat width is really close, it has on step too. I would have to ry a corbin before buying , I am not sure about the hardness.

ktm lc4 ralley footpegs look like they might fit w/o too much trouble, much wider platform, at $45 total new , they're cheap to buy!

anyone wanting info on the mount baker area, if I can help, holler
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Old 06-16-2004, 02:01 PM   #156
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Talking Seat...

I like that KLR seat. Try it out. I'm interested in how you like it.

From a cost standpoint it's a good option. The Corbin is like $250, but then again... you do get a complete seat for that too-fitty!

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Old 06-16-2004, 11:03 PM   #157
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I am going to try an insert

http://www.dual-star.com/index2/Bran...gel%20seat.htm

I bought for a KLR650 ( since sold) and get it recovered, the seat width is really close, it has on step too.
Highway Chile, that caught my attention. Now that you have mentioned it, please keep us informed on the progress with fitting the KLR cover to the Transalp. If it works, I might give Dualsport a holler for one too.

Don't forget to post a pic of it!
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Old 06-16-2004, 11:07 PM   #158
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Just a nice little shot.
Modrover, that TA is looking like the HumVee of motorcycles!
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Old 06-17-2004, 08:37 AM   #159
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Modrover, that TA is looking like the HumVee of motorcycles!

Yeah, and it's getting to be just as HEAVY! I've got to watch how much crap I bolt on to this baby!

I must say... she does cruise real sweet with all that kit!

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Old 06-17-2004, 11:14 PM   #160
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i meant to type above no step for the rear part of the seat,
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Old 06-23-2004, 09:36 AM   #161
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Wicked Here's what I'm talk'n 'bout!

OK THis is a GS, but I thought I'd show you guys what I'm talking about doing later this year. A total strip down. Sus. upgrades (with XR forks and better front brake). And... maybe a AT rear swingarm with disc brake setup. Yeah, it's sounds like a lot of work. I'm not sure if I'll be able to come up with the funds to support my ideas... but, I'm going to start it anyway. That way I'm forced to get it done!

Like I said, probably not going to start this kind of project until the rainy season here in WA state. Good thing is once the rainy season starts here... it lasts for like 7 months!

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Old 06-23-2004, 10:32 AM   #162
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OK THis is a GS, but I thought I'd show you guys what I'm talking about doing later this year. A total strip down. Sus. upgrades (with XR forks and better front brake). And... maybe a AT rear swingarm with disc brake setup. Yeah, it's sounds like a lot of work. I'm not sure if I'll be able to come up with the funds to support my ideas... but, I'm going to start it anyway. That way I'm forced to get it done!

Like I said, probably not going to start this kind of project until the rainy season here in WA state. Good thing is once the rainy season starts here... it lasts for like 7 months!

Regards,
Michael
'89 TA
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Van., WA USA

I, of course, am referring to doing this strip down with one of my TAs. NOT some GS (not that there is anything wrong with a GS ).

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Michael
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Old 06-23-2004, 10:58 AM   #163
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Wicked saw this...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...sPageName=WDVW

This is a great seat for the TA. This price is a little high, but not if you can actually get it for the $150. I'm not familiar with this dude, but wanted to pass along the info. to my brothas! I also informed the NX650 guys... hey, they're like the Transalp's twin brother... the brother that gets laid all the time, plays the full contact sports, doesn't shave often, and prides himself on keeping it simple!

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Old 06-24-2004, 01:02 AM   #164
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Speaking of seats...

Anyone interested?


I'm selling the blue seat that came stock on my '89 Transalp with only 3900 miles. The seat is perfect and comes with the rear strap seat belt.

New, the seat is $250 and the belt is $30. I'd like $120 for both and that gets it shipped to your door (well, that is if you live in the lower 48 states).

Let me know if you're interested,
Michael
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Old 06-24-2004, 06:24 PM   #165
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I think I'm alone now...

doesn't seem to be anyone a-rou-hound...

That dumbass song came to mind when I saw I was the last 4 posts in awhile. I must have too much time... you guys are probably out riding!

Regards,
Michael
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