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Old 08-01-2004, 07:50 PM   #241
Javier K.
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Hi
Here is my bike from the ass of the world
1991 XRV750 Africa twin – 98.500 km on the Road
Mods:
1) MRA windscreen
2) Hepco & becker crash-bars
3) Acerbis motocross front fender whit handicraft alum brace made for mount and reinforce
4) EMGO plastics whit alum hand/lever guards and custom spoilers
5) Hand made alum GPS mount (like Touratech but better and cheaper)
6) Garmin Etrex Legend GPS
7) Sigma BC 700 cycle-computer
8) Givi top case
9) Hepco & becker side racks and plastic panniers
10) Pirelli MT-60 tires (Pirelli reinforced tubes)
11) AfricanQueens 40litres Fuel tank
12) BMW acc. and cigarette lighter Plugs
13) Tankbag
14) Riky Cross center stand
15) Front forks stiffer springs
16) Wirtz alum handlebar whit handicraft alum extension
17) Seat lift 4cm whit special foam and sheepskin to long travels
18) Custom Chain Oiler (like Scottoiler)
19) Air Filter similar the K&Ns
20) Headlight “Ripio” protection
21) Electric connector for heated vest
22) Wider alum foot onto the end of the side stand

The next mods:
1) Heated grips
2) Screen extender
3) Alum Panniers
4) Pirelli Scorpion AT tires
5) Muffler
6) Voltmeter
7) Cruise control
8) More
9) More
10) and more


Javier
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Old 08-01-2004, 08:00 PM   #242
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Thumb Can't get enough of those Honda TWINS!

NICE RIDE!!!!!!!!

I can see that you're a man of very fine taste.

I really like your @T. Looks to be the biz. I bet many of those GS guys give that baby a second look (or three).

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Hi

Here is my bike from the ass of the world

1991 XRV750 Africa twin – 98.500 km on the Road

Mods:
1) MRA windscreen
2) Hepco & becker crash-bars


3) Acerbis motocross front fender whit handicraft alum brace made for mount and reinforce
4) EMGO plastics whit alum hand/lever guards and custom spoilers
5) Hand made alum GPS mount (like Touratech but better and cheaper)
6) Garmin Etrex Legend GPS
7) Sigma BC 700 cycle-computer
8) Givi top case
9) Hepco & becker side racks and plastic panniers
10) Pirelli MT-60 tires (Pirelli reinforced tubes)
11) AfricanQueens 40litres Fuel tank
12) BMW acc. and cigarette lighter Plugs
13) Tankbag
14) Riky Cross center stand
15) Front forks stiffer springs
16) Wirtz alum handlebar whit handicraft alum extension


17) Seat lift 4cm whit special foam and sheepskin to long travels

18) Custom Chain Oiler (like Scottoiler)

19) Air Filter similar the K&Ns

20) Headlight “Ripio” protection

21) Electric connector for heated vest

22) Wider alum foot onto the end of the side stand


The next mods:

1) Heated grips
2) Screen extender
3) Alum Panniers
4) Pirelli Scorpion AT tires
5) Muffler
6) Voltmeter


7) Cruise control
8) More
9) More
10) and more




Javier

’91 XRV 750 AT
Buenos Aires, ARG
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Old 08-04-2004, 09:38 AM   #243
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I keep thinking I want a Transalp but I can never find one for sale. How much does one in good condition usually sell for and how rare are they?

Wish they sold those Africa Twins in the states...
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Old 08-04-2004, 01:01 PM   #244
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Uno...

I'd say that $2000 - $4000 is the going rate.

I payed $2200 for my (at the time) 32K TA. Lot of life left in her!

I then payed out $4000 for a totally sweet 3900 miler TA. -mostly cause I REALLY REALLY wanted this one.

Market usually has them at around $3200 during the summer months. Then the typical drop down in price a few hundred during the winter.

Get one. You'll be glad you did. Are there better bikes out? Yep, but none having taken me, personally, back like the TA. Yeah, it's a Jap bike, but it's a JAP BIKE WITH SOME SOUL!!!

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Michael
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Old 08-04-2004, 03:51 PM   #245
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I keep thinking I want a Transalp but I can never find one for sale. How much does one in good condition usually sell for and how rare are they?
Wish they sold those Africa Twins in the states...
$2-4k is a good range; and the upper prices will usually get you a very low mileage bike.
Keep an eye on e-bay and Cycle-Trader Online- a couple come up every month- usually central to west coast and Florida: much less so in the northeast.

good luck,
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Old 08-05-2004, 09:14 AM   #246
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well I know of one coming up for sale....mine. it'll be under these prices. yup I am taking the dl650 plunge
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Old 08-05-2004, 09:36 AM   #247
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well I know of one coming up for sale....mine. it'll be under these prices. yup I am taking the dl650 plunge
If you sell the beast... you best give me firtst dibs on any TA bits you got laying about!

I can't shit ya for wanting the DL. I really like them too.

~Michael
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Old 08-06-2004, 10:05 AM   #248
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Not my bike, but it looks sweet. Saw this in Italy. If they were available here in the states, I'd probably sell my R1150GS and get one.

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Old 08-06-2004, 12:46 PM   #249
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I hear ya Brotha! I'd probably sell both my TAs to get one!

I'm waiting to see if the proto 750 TA makes it to production. I have a feeling we (USA) just might see the TA again if that happens.

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Not my bike, but it looks sweet. Saw this in Italy. If they were available here in the states, I'd probably sell my R1150GS and get one.

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Old 08-06-2004, 12:48 PM   #250
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This has got to be one of THE coolest TA pics...

anyone know who this guy is? I'd like to tell him... SWEET SHOT!!!!

~Michael
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Old 08-08-2004, 11:21 PM   #251
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I had some time yesterday after work so I quickly made up a skid plate for my street based TA (time is something I usually don't have these days). My off-road TA (yeah, I'm a lucky jerk!) has the SW-Motech on it and I LOVE it!

I didn't want to spend that kind of money again on this other TA as it's more of my commuter/travels bike. I still wanted some better protection than the plastic thing was offering the oil filter and water pump. I went ahead and bent/cut a nice "belly pan" that actually uses the front bolt and then gets bolted in two places at the back. I used those little tabs that come off the swing arm bracket on the frame. I just drilled two holes and bolted it up.

It covers the stock lower fairing and is actually spaced about 1/4" from it. That way there is room to get bent a bit and not munch anything.

I really like it. I've got some extra insurance for those SHIT HAPPENS situations!

Plus, you really don't notice it when the bike is upright... until you look closer at the bike. I'm trying not to Mad Max this TA!
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Old 08-09-2004, 05:28 AM   #252
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your skid pan

Nice job. Do you have a bending brake? Last week I bought the last skid plate that Twisted Throttle had in stock, a bit pricy. I can't seem to open the picture of the bike in Italy ya'll are talking about. What is it? As though I need another scoot. Hardy

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Old 08-09-2004, 08:25 AM   #253
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Hey Modrover, you did a nice job on that skid plate. Wonder how the bike would look with the plastic guard off and just your new plate? I've never been a big fan of the enclosed disign of the plastic bottom guard.
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Old 08-09-2004, 10:01 AM   #254
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I'm waiting to see if the proto 750 TA makes it to production.
Where did you hear/see a prototype 750cc TransAlp? We need links, photos, etc. Of course a 750 TA is usually called an Africa Twin, but if there's a replacement on the way I want to know about it!

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Old 08-09-2004, 02:30 PM   #255
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Nice job. Do you have a bending brake? Last week I bought the last skid plate that Twisted Throttle had in stock, a bit pricy. I can't seem to open the picture of the bike in Italy ya'll are talking about. What is it? As though I need another scoot. Hardy

Bending brake? Funny you should ask... I use the one next door to our shop. It's rare that I catch the guy open on a Sat. so I jumped at making that plate then. A brake is sooooooooooooo nice. Makes things look clean and pro-like!

By bike it Italy photo... are you talking about the TA in the sand that I post a few posts ago? If so, I'm not sure why you wouldn't be able to see it.
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