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Old 03-16-2009, 11:41 AM   #6721
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I just took mine to the local muffer shop and had them weld a piece of SS tubing to the flange and mate that to the header. Works like a charm.
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Old 03-16-2009, 12:27 PM   #6722
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In the last few thousand miles, I've been noticing some instability at speed or while cornering that has me worried. By instability, I mean like if I'm on the freeway doing 75 and I make a little swerve to avoid a bad spot in the road, the bike shows signs of wanting to enter into a wobble/oscillation - the same will happen in a corner if I have to make a line adjustment.

The things that come to mind for me with what little mechanical knowledge I have are worn steering head bearings, swing arm bearings, and rear shock linkage bearings. With nearly 40k on her, would it be prudent to go nuts and just replace all the above? Besides needle bearings, do the "collars" that are shown in the parts fiches wear and need replacing too or should they be ok? What about the dust seals?
I'll second others suggestions here about the rear shock preload. I had s similar issue heading up to Alaska last summer. At speed the front end would shimmy all over the place when a made a quick manuever. I had replaced the headset bearings prior to the trip and was afraid I hadn't gotten it right, but couldn't deal with it on the road. I had also put on a new Wilbers rear shock and decided to try mucking with the preload to see how it affected the ride. Added in about a turn and the shimmy completely went away which made the riding much nicer and less nerve wracking.
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Old 03-16-2009, 05:19 PM   #6723
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My 1989 Transalp is on the fleamarket in Bay Area, CA


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...20#post9318120

Job elimination, and a demotion/paycut coupled with a crappy economy is forcing the sale of my transalp.

Please pass the word.
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Old 03-16-2009, 10:39 PM   #6724
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Me too... '89 Transalp for sale

Link to ad in flea market...
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=443632
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Old 03-17-2009, 12:09 AM   #6725
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This is very sad when you have to sell off your bikes to survive. :(


Well, but still few questions about hardware part- this is first TA I see with XR400 forks! How those 0.47 kg springs performs on TA with this fork? Has fork hydraulic part changed?
What suspension sag you get?

What about brake caliper, looks like that stright bolt on (comparing also XR650R caliper pictures against TA one some posts back)?
How did wheel fits?
And what tripples are used?
Any information (or closer photos) would be very helpfull for me, thank you!



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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...20#post9318120

Job elimination, and a demotion/paycut coupled with a crappy economy is forcing the sale of my transalp.

Please pass the word.
Thanks Josh

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Old 03-17-2009, 12:10 AM   #6726
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...20#post9318120

Job elimination, and a demotion/paycut coupled with a crappy economy is forcing the sale of my transalp.

Please pass the word.
Thanks Josh
Sorry to hear all that. Hope it turns around soon.
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:04 AM   #6727
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Regarding what Jeff said, I took the new can to Midas and $50 bucks later they had a custom bent pipe welded up to my ebay find.
Are you guys having to re jett or play with the carbs after putting a new pipe on? Ive noticed power is up but it backfires a little.
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:59 AM   #6728
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What can did you use specifically? How about a few pics showing some details?

FYI - if anyone's interested, the GSXR can I referenced in post #6714 is still available for $25 + shipping.
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:22 AM   #6729
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I'm interested in the muffler. Thought someone else was ahead of me....but I guess not

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Old 03-17-2009, 11:29 AM   #6730
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I'm interested in the muffler. Thought someone else was ahead of me....but I guess not

Ray
PM headed your way with the owners contact info
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Old 03-17-2009, 12:41 PM   #6731
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Carb Kit

Anyone got the a source on a carb kit for the TA. Looked at Service Honda but don't see a "kit"

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Old 03-17-2009, 01:27 PM   #6732
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Regarding what Jeff said, I took the new can to Midas and $50 bucks later they had a custom bent pipe welded up to my ebay find.
Are you guys having to re jett or play with the carbs after putting a new pipe on? Ive noticed power is up but it backfires a little.

I didn't rejet and it seems fine, no backfiring at all.
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:42 PM   #6733
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Dave, I used a Yoshi shorty from a 750 GSXR. I really wanted a short pipe as it closely replicated the what was used on the Rothmans Dakkar bikes. This is the best pic I have now,(Im in Japan on the laptop) Post 6405.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...39170&page=427
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:01 PM   #6734
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Dave, I used a Yoshi shorty from a 750 GSXR. I really wanted a short pipe as it closely replicated the what was used on the Rothmans Dakkar bikes. This is the best pic I have now,(Im in Japan on the laptop) Post 6405.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...39170&page=427
Thanks - that came out nice
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:11 PM   #6735
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Just used a piece of 1/8"x2" aluminum flat stock as a hanger - strong enough or should I of used 3/16 or 1/4"?
Use steel. I had an aluminum hanger on another bike and it cracked and broke. One made out of steel is not going to be that heavy but offers more strength. I would bend it out a little, "s" shape. Looks great.

Jim.
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