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Old 07-06-2004, 09:44 PM   #181
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Thanks! I'll be out the week of July 5th. Taking Transalp up to Omaha for some ridin' & visitin' with friends. Send me a PM if it doesn't work out with other party. I'll get back to this in about a week.

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Old 07-07-2004, 11:21 PM   #182
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Wicked I went and sculpted another screen!

AND it turned out PERFECT!

I was sick of the head blender I was getting from the ClearView on my 2nd TA. I finally got out the grinder and removed a bunch of unwanted height and width and even angled it back more. That I have found makes all the diff. for me. Getting the angle so the wind hits my whole helmet, but not my torso. I just got back from my night ride (stopped at my favorite local place for a nice greasy burger and onion rings) and I'm a happy camper!

FUCK YEAH! I love it when I get it right! No more head shake.

I took this while it was still light out. In the photo you can see the sharper anlge of the screen and even the width reduction (to clear the mirrors and such).

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Old 07-07-2004, 11:25 PM   #183
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Wicked Oh yeah...

My friend and I went for a nice 300+ mile ride up to Mt. St. Helen's last Mon. I was on my Transalp and he was on his DL650. What a great day for it! We even took in some fire roads for good measure.

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Old 07-07-2004, 11:28 PM   #184
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Oh dear... here's another

Damn! Those logs are still in that lake? Didn't the Mt. blow it's nut like... over 20 years ago?
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Old 07-07-2004, 11:29 PM   #185
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OK last one... I mean, this isn't a ride report!

Look at the little guy with the big bike!
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Old 07-08-2004, 03:12 AM   #186
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top screen job

G'day Michael,
Great job on that screen mod. Must say now I've never had any luck at all playing with that stuff, unsteady hands.
Well done, looks like factory.
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Old 07-08-2004, 05:16 AM   #187
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G'day Michael,
Great job on that screen mod. Must say now I've never had any luck at all playing with that stuff, unsteady hands.
Well done, looks like factory.

Hey, thanks! I'm always a bit nervous about it... one false move and... shhHHIIIIITTT!!!

I'd say the hardest part with screens for me is drilling the new side holes for the mounting screws. Drill bits can grab and crack a screen real quick like. Don't ask me how I found that out!

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Old 07-08-2004, 06:07 AM   #188
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Screens and Drill Bits

Use a blunt drill, if you only own sharp drills, start drilling into some 316 stainless steel, that should blunt it quickly. Or buy a cheap and nasty drill bit then drive it into some stainless ! Taping the hole can help too as well as leaving the piece in the sun to warm up before drilling.
But I'm sure you knew that !
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Old 07-09-2004, 12:57 AM   #189
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Newby here - Would like to post some pics of my TA but can't figure out how to do attachments. I tried to access my pics from the "manage attachments" icon in the "Additional Options" section. Pics from my Kodak files are aparently too big. How are you guys doing it? Thanks, JB
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Old 07-09-2004, 07:22 AM   #190
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Newby here - Would like to post some pics of my TA but can't figure out how to do attachments. I tried to access my pics from the "manage attachments" icon in the "Additional Options" section. Pics from my Kodak files are aparently too big. How are you guys doing it? Thanks, JB

Hello,

I've seen you from other TA sites. Try reducing the size to say... 640 and then manage attachments to post.

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Old 07-09-2004, 08:29 AM   #191
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Thanks Micheal - yes, I too am constantly on the web in search of all things Transalp. We are an obsessed bunch! JB
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Old 07-09-2004, 08:36 AM   #192
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Old 07-09-2004, 11:35 AM   #193
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Damn... nice pipe!!!! Hmm... that is... if it's OK to say that to another guy in a totally hetero way!

What kind is that? Did you have to bend any pipes to fit or is it just a slip-on?

Very nice.

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Old 07-09-2004, 11:38 AM   #194
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Happy Trails SU racks

Just bolted these up yesterday. I got them used from a friend. I'm now on the hunt for some used Pelican boxes or Givi boxes. I'm broke so it'll be difficult to find the right price!

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Old 07-09-2004, 12:54 PM   #195
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Hi again Michael, The pipe is a MIG HA103. It's a slip on made in Italy specifically for our year TA. Initially found a pic of it on Deti's web site, then after much searching found an outfit called Eurobikes in VA that imports it. Has a real nice sound - a bit loud - but then now they hear me commin right?! Other mods: Givi windscreen with micro swirl edging, Vista cruise, Acerbis high mount fender, Corbin seat, K&N air filter... Has the Givi rack mount with a large Givi box (for trips), and various other cases ive fit to it. In the photo is a scooter case that I cut down and made a base to fit the Givi mount - just 2 wing nuts holds it very nicely. Holds just what I need for afternoon blasts. Ive also taken my dremel tool to various plastic parts on the bike just for fun - to furthur customize and make the bike more tailored to my liking. It's a continual work in progress. Having a blast tinkering with this bike, not to mention riding it!
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