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Old 03-24-2009, 06:04 AM   #6766
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Hi

I'm looking to buy a Transalp, but have a question.
Is it possible to put the headlights of an African Twin on a Transalp?

Or are there other possibilities to get those dual headlights on a transalp?

Thanks,
Pascal
Yes, but you must also use many other parts from the AT. Here is how its done... http://www.transalp.org/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=52

I'm actually trying to find a fiberglass person that can modify the front fairing to go around AT headlights but still use the TA body work.

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Old 03-24-2009, 06:06 AM   #6767
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If I crack the choke a little it runs smother and the backfires subside. Problem solved but in a ghetto way.
Did you check the choke pistons in the carbs? They tend to get rusty / dirty and can cause similar probs. Also the Y-part in the choke cables coud cause that issue. Open, clean, grease...

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Is it possible to put the headlights of an African Twin on a Transalp?

Or are there other possibilities to get those dual headlights on a transalp?
this is what most of this thread ist about. Just go back some 10 pages and read...

Cheers, Andy
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:44 AM   #6768
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Yes, but you must also use many other parts from the AT. Here is how its done... http://www.transalp.org/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=52

I'm actually trying to find a fiberglass person that can modify the front fairing to go around AT headlights but still use the TA body work.

Thanks,

I'll check it out
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:39 PM   #6769
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Update. Put about 30 miles on the bike today, zero backfires and just purrs along.

Jeff are you talking about modifying the AT fairing with smaller headlight holes so it looks more like the Dakar bikes? That one of my upgrades planned. Im thinking of sculpting a master then vacu forming copies. Im thinking a u-clip in the center to snap it in place to the headlight housings.

Disregard, just reread your post.
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Old 03-25-2009, 05:26 AM   #6770
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Update. Put about 30 miles on the bike today, zero backfires and just purrs along.

Jeff are you talking about modifying the AT fairing with smaller headlight holes so it looks more like the Dakar bikes? That one of my upgrades planned. Im thinking of sculpting a master then vacu forming copies. Im thinking a u-clip in the center to snap it in place to the headlight housings.

Disregard, just reread your post.
I'm keeping the stock tank this time so I'd like to modify the TA headlight fairing. That Boano fairing looks like an option too.
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Old 03-25-2009, 05:49 AM   #6771
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If fiberglass is enough for you, it's not difficult to do it youself. Later you can even sell these things at least to pay back your time and invested materials.

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I'm keeping the stock tank this time so I'd like to modify the TA headlight fairing. That Boano fairing looks like an option too.
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Old 03-25-2009, 05:57 AM   #6772
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If fiberglass is enough for you, it's not difficult to do it youself. Later you can even sell these things at least to pay back your time and invested materials.
I'm too much of a perfectionist to do it myself.
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:17 AM   #6773
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I'm too much of a perfectionist to do it myself.
Now THAT, gentlemen, is a great quote.

....and one that just might work with my wife.


BTW, didn't Senior Rowley receive a Boano Rallye fairing for his TA a while back?......Paging Mr Rowley.....your progress report is past it's filing date.
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:31 AM   #6774
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I've been busy! I downsized my truck, from an 8" lifted F250 Super Duty to a Ranger. I feel so inadequate. I'll get to the cha ching fairing when the weather warms up some more. We're expecting 10-20 inches of the white stuff tomorrow and Friday. We could use it, just not all at once.

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Old 03-25-2009, 07:45 AM   #6775
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Now THAT, gentlemen, is a great quote.

....and one that just might work with my wife.

That one made me laugh out loud, the co-workes didn't know wtf was going on.
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Old 03-25-2009, 08:30 AM   #6776
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I'm doing a lot of things myself because "if you want to do it perfect- do it yourself". :)

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Old 03-25-2009, 08:48 AM   #6777
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I'm doing a lot of things myself because "if you want to do it perfect- do it yourself". :)
Sooo.....are we still talking bikes here?
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:44 PM   #6778
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Yea, I like it too! But dont tell her, please!

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Now THAT, gentlemen, is a great quote.

....and one that just might work with my wife.


BTW, didn't Senior Rowley receive a Boano Rallye fairing for his TA a while back?......Paging Mr Rowley.....your progress report is past it's filing date.
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Old 03-25-2009, 01:28 PM   #6779
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Heavy-Duty Transalp Stator

Carlos - forgot to include the info on the HD Stator for the TA in my PM the other day so figured I'd post it here for everyone. Don't know if the claimed 20% gain is worth the $140 price or not - for my 90 TA that would be an increase from 310 watts to 372. Electrosport also sells a HD Regulator for the TA @ $109

Electrosport Heavy-Duty Transalp Stator and Heavy-Duty Regulator
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Old 03-25-2009, 01:49 PM   #6780
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Stock TA Fork Bushings?

When I tear my forks apart to install my Hyperpro springs and RaceTech emulators, what other internal parts should I replace besides the fork seals? I seem to recall someone suggesting replacing the fork bushings - is this part #51415-MG2-701 (Bush, Slider) in the online TA parts fiches? Anything else that could be worn with 40k miles on the clock?
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