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Old 12-29-2008, 05:03 PM   #5956
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If anyone is doing an XR650 fork swap , and needs a speedo drive , send me a PM and you can have it just just the price of shipping. I have one from an 01 XR650L.

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Old 12-31-2008, 12:47 PM   #5957
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Happy New Year to all!

Wishes of health, love and money, and time to spend it all riding!!!!!
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Old 12-31-2008, 01:11 PM   #5958
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Well I fired the TA up for the first time since I bought it yesterday. I did some carb cleaning and such since it had been sitting for several years. It fired right up and I took it down the road for a nice slow get to know it ride.

It had poor throttle response and didnt have any get up and go. Every now and then it wanted to take off like a 2 stroke hitting its sweet spot. After about 15 minutes of putting around the hood it started to emit white smoke. I came home and parked it to see what was up.

I have not looked at it yet...too lazy and its too cold to mess with it right now.

I have several ideas on what may be wrong....
head gasket blown--white smoke
only running on 1 cylinder--bad cdi

I will be taking it to my buddies shop to do some leak testing and switching of the cdi's to se what may be the culprit.

Happy New Year TA guys!
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Old 12-31-2008, 01:41 PM   #5959
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Happy 20th birthday to all the 89's
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Old 12-31-2008, 02:46 PM   #5960
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Happy 20th Anniversary, 1989 Transalp!!!!

Oh yea!

That's true! Happy 20th anniversary to all '89 Transalps of the world, but specially the ones that we have here in the US!!!!

Feliz vigésimo aniversario a todas la Transalps del mundo, pero especialmente las que hemos podido disfrutar aqui en los Estados Unidos de Norte América!!!!!

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Old 12-31-2008, 08:41 PM   #5961
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How much suspension travel does the US model Transalp have?
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Old 01-01-2009, 05:50 AM   #5962
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This will be a helpful link so you can look up a wide variety of questions. A Honda shop manual will also come in handy if you plan on doing your own work.

forks: 7.9"
swingarm: 7.4"

http://www.ta-deti.de/ta/sitemap.html
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Old 01-01-2009, 06:24 AM   #5963
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Still looking for these parts...

Headlight cowl
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Seat in any condition
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Old 01-01-2009, 11:02 AM   #5964
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Need Shock measurements

Can someone please measure their stock USA model Transalp's shock? I need middle of eyelet to middle of eyelet distance with the spring unsprung.
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Old 01-01-2009, 12:27 PM   #5965
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Originally Posted by Michelangelo
Can someone please measure their stock USA model Transalp's shock? I need middle of eyelet to middle of eyelet distance with the spring unsprung.
Since I replaced mine last year and never throw anything away, I have my original shock off the bike and handy in the garage.

Measures 14.75 inches eyelt to eyelet.

That's an original 89 TA shock w/ ~65K miles on it, off the bike with the spring still on it.
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Old 01-01-2009, 01:00 PM   #5966
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Well, the TA ran great today. I think its the cdi's, well one of them. The white smoke was probably unburned fuel when one of the cylinders shut down from the bad cdi. I rearranged them under the seat and took it out for a spin. Worked perfectly. Did some log crossing and got to spin the tires in the dirt for a little fun.

Does anyone have a spare cdi sitting around they may want to sell? It would be a nice backup plan for the road.
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Old 01-01-2009, 01:11 PM   #5967
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Keep on eye on ebay for the CDI's. I recently scored one that i carry around just in case. got it for 50 $
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Old 01-01-2009, 01:50 PM   #5968
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Hybrid TA NT AT

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Old 01-01-2009, 02:04 PM   #5969
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3 Transalps ? ! ? !
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Old 01-01-2009, 02:06 PM   #5970
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Thanks for the measurements. Anyway you can measure without any preload on the spring? THis will help me get a more uniform comparison when I measure the other shocks I want to try.



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Originally Posted by wdeTA
Since I replaced mine last year and never throw anything away, I have my original shock off the bike and handy in the garage.

Measures 14.75 inches eyelt to eyelet.

That's an original 89 TA shock w/ ~65K miles on it, off the bike with the spring still on it.
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