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Old 07-17-2009, 03:15 PM   #7501
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Old 07-19-2009, 05:27 AM   #7502
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Rise Frankenstein......

G'day Guys,

I've more or less completed the 2003 XL650V engine conversion to the 1988 XL600V Transalp. Below:



Displacement risen from 583cc to 647cc (up 64cc). Quite a bit more bottom end & midrange power available. The 650 is a little noiser at idle. I cannot notice any more vibes. With the pipe & filter it goes quite well. Under hard acceleration off the line (1st gear) it will lift the front wheel off the ground. And that is with the standard 650 gearing, less two teeth on the rear (49 to 47, ie, geared up!).


So..... I've got a heap of photos & data in my head that I need to get on paper. What would be the preference? I'm happy to keep it in this thread, rather than start a new one. Besides that, we're floating around the 500 page mark - which would make it a little easier to find.

What do ya's reckon?

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Old 07-19-2009, 06:40 AM   #7503
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G'day Guys,


So..... I've got a heap of photos & data in my head that I need to get on paper. What would be the preference? I'm happy to keep it in this thread, rather than start a new one. Besides that, we're floating around the 500 page mark - which would make it a little easier to find.

What do ya's reckon?

Cheers,

Dan.
Looking good Dan, very good in fact.

Post here I say...this is the place for TA mods.

Who did your seat? Is it any good?

Have you got a full pic of the bike, showing the pipe and whole back end.
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Old 07-19-2009, 10:53 AM   #7504
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Post it here point by point what parts was needed to get and adapt&etc info.
Try to attach pictures, not use links from external servers- after time those die and no pics here anymore... But attached should stay... Yes, it need to make more posts as one picture by post allowed...

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G'day Guys,

So..... I've got a heap of photos & data in my head that I need to get on paper. What would be the preference? I'm happy to keep it in this thread, rather than start a new one. Besides that, we're floating around the 500 page mark - which would make it a little easier to find.

What do ya's reckon?

Cheers,

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Old 07-19-2009, 11:31 AM   #7505
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Farkled 09 Transalp.

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Old 07-19-2009, 01:46 PM   #7506
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sorry, test

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Old 07-19-2009, 01:51 PM   #7507
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Looking good Dan, very good in fact.

Post here I say...this is the place for TA mods.

Who did your seat? Is it any good?

Have you got a full pic of the bike, showing the pipe and whole back end.
G'day Mike,

The seat was done by John Moorehouse in Queensland several years ago. I sent the seat up there along with my weight & height. Details:

13. John Moorhouse Seats
Res. Add: 3239 Old Cleveland Rd.
Capalaba Q.L.D. 4157
Postal Add: P.O. Box 1306
Capalaba Q.L.D. 4157
Ph: (07) 3245 3979.

Not sure if they are still trading, but give them a try. I can't remember now much it was. Good result though. After I rode straight from Port Melbourne to Bourke (approx 1000kms of highway) on the standard seat, I could hardly sit down the next day. This seat mod allows big days in the saddle with only minor discomfort (if any) afterwards.

Here's a more complete picture, not great though:



Anyhow I'll start putting something together regarding the engine fit up.

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Old 07-19-2009, 02:06 PM   #7508
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Post it here point by point what parts was needed to get and adapt&etc info.
Try to attach pictures, not use links from external servers- after time those die and no pics here anymore... But attached should stay... Yes, it need to make more posts as one picture by post allowed...
G'day Ravelv,

Attach pictures? Is that function working again?

Just tried to attach a 114kb jpeg - "Upload of file failed"

Have you been able to attach pictures?

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Old 07-19-2009, 02:49 PM   #7509
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Mine's for sale if anyone's interested:

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Old 07-20-2009, 06:29 AM   #7510
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G'day Mike,

The seat was done by John Moorehouse in Queensland several years ago.
Thanks for the info Dan

Here's a more complete picture, not great though:

Sheeeeit Dan, it looks pretty damn good to me....



Dan.


I noticed what looked like s/steel headers in your earlier post. Are they stock from the 650, or something else?
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:32 AM   #7511
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Stop right there fella and step back from the keyboard. You KNOW you'll regret it

unless you've got some pristine AT lined up to replace it with

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Old 07-20-2009, 12:23 PM   #7512
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I noticed what looked like s/steel headers in your earlier post. Are they stock from the 650, or something else?
Stock. Spent hours polishing them up.

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Old 07-20-2009, 03:52 PM   #7513
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Carb experts help needed

I have rebuilt T/A carbs before and am 99.99% confident that I got the inside spotless. Once installed it fired up immediately with no delay and idles perfectly. It will rev up fine but just seems to "stumble" its way up the rpm's.

My experience with these carbs has always been that the rpm's increase very smoothly in a very linear fashion but this engine just seems to be hesitant and the rpm's seem just "behind" the throttle action. The engine will respond with lots of throttle but just does not like a smooth "roll on" type of control, the type we all use most of the time when riding.

Everything inside the carb was inspected for cuts, cracks, tears, sticking issues, etc. Both CDI units work fine. New NGK plugs. No air leaks that I can detect. Coils all seem fine. Air Filter is not new but can't image it causing a less than smooth throttle response. I have ridden the bike and although it is rideable it lacks that "zip" and smoothness that it should have for a bike with less than 10K miles.

I had planned to check the Carb Synchronization before posting this question but I can not get the screw out of the right side cylinder to insert the vacuum line. I really wanted to do this first to rule out this problem but unless you have a suggestion the screw is in there for good.

Unless you all have some suggestions my next step is to just drop in another set of carbs and see if the problem goes away. For what it is worth these are Ca. carbs with the smog plumbing removed and I feel certain I have the old ports blocked off.

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Old 07-20-2009, 06:10 PM   #7514
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For what it is worth these are Ca. carbs
Well, there's your problem. First, you have to tax the crap out of the carbs. Then, you create more nonsense laws to make them work for you. And finally, you replace them and move out... I mean move on.






Sorry. No helpfull suggestions, huh?
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Old 07-21-2009, 03:02 AM   #7515
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Well, there's your problem. First, you have to tax the crap out of the carbs. Then, you create more nonsense laws to make them work for you. And finally, you replace them and move out... I mean move on.






Sorry. No helpfull suggestions, huh?

N. C. ends up with everyone who thinks they were paying too much tax where they were and those who have no intentions of earning enough to pay any taxes.

I better keep a low profile on this question or else a National Carb Czar will be appointed and sent out to arrest me for removing the cannister.
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