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Old 02-26-2005, 01:33 PM   #796
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For a moment my heart felt so small!
I don't think I'd endanger my lil' Alp like that...
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Old 02-26-2005, 05:49 PM   #797
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Very nice Keep up the hard riding.
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Old 02-26-2005, 06:02 PM   #798
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For a moment my heart felt so small!
I don't think I'd endanger my lil' Alp like that...
Ya, I'm kind of abusive. This ones kind of funny.
http://yogoi.smugmug.com/gallery/411318

Look at this video

I got stuck in that sand so we dicided to set up camp. not a bad spot to be stuck.

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Old 02-26-2005, 06:14 PM   #799
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Columbus?

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Thanks, I picked it up in Columbus OH.
Where did this pop up for sale? I'm always looking at bikes for sale in the area (I'm in a Columbus 'burb) and I haven't seen a TA for sale since I bought mine.

Not that I need or want another TA, but I'm curious.

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Old 02-26-2005, 06:15 PM   #800
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I bought it at State 8 Motorcycles.
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Old 02-26-2005, 06:21 PM   #801
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Ya, I'm kind of abusive. This ones kind of funny.
http://yogoi.smugmug.com/gallery/411318

Look at this video

I got stuck in that sand so we dicided to set up camp. not a bad spot to be stuck.


Maybe a ski under each box next time? Nice one!
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Old 02-26-2005, 09:30 PM   #802
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YOGOI... great vid.

I must say... BALLS man... BALLS... doing submarine stuff with only that stock lower cowl
Too bad I didn't get a video of this one. The water was up to the seat. A large boulder stoped me in the middle, but I was able to keep the motor going and powered through it. The Ever Amazing Transalp.
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Old 02-27-2005, 03:56 AM   #803
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Look at this video
you bad man, how much load was the bike carrying on that video?
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Old 02-27-2005, 04:51 AM   #804
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What kind of footpegs are those?
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Old 02-27-2005, 06:12 AM   #805
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What kind of footpegs are those?
On Yogoi bike?? They seem to be the stock Transalp pegs, with the original rubber inserts.
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Old 02-27-2005, 10:05 AM   #806
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you bad man, how much load was the bike carrying on that video?
I never wade it to see. I wish I did. We had alot of camping gear in the top bag. (we camped 7 nights out of the 10 days we were on the Baja side). The boxes were packed to there max also. With a pasanger Im sure the bike was well over its wait limit. The transalp had no problems with it; although we bottomed out every time we blasted throug a wash on the dirt roads. (at least 10-20 times a day). I would of slowed down for the washes but with that wait the brakes didn't have the stopping power.

P.S. once I took the top bag off, the bike did do alot better in the sand

Most important mods for a Transalp. IMO.#1 BRAKES #2 Suspention
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Old 02-27-2005, 11:06 AM   #807
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valve adjustment problem

Hey gang,

I started to do a valve adjustment on my '90 TA this weekend. I stripped off the tank and bodywork, removed the radiators, and (about three hours later), I was ready to start.

Only... I can't remove the crankcase hole cover. This is the silver dollar sized (~35mm in diameter for the Europeans) plug on the left side of the engine. It has a slot for a 10mm allen wrench. The slots for the allen are starting to slip. Any suggestions?

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Old 02-27-2005, 11:26 AM   #808
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Eric,

Have you taken the large valve covers off the cylinder heads? If so, you can adjust the valves without looking at the timing marks (so you don't HAVE TO remove the plug in the side case. Just watch the cam lobes. You can adjust when the rocker is anywhere on the lowest side of the cam. Piston doesn't have to be at TDC.

If you haven't removed the large covers and are adjusting through the smaller access covers you can still find TDC. Open the intake side adjustment cover, put the bike in gear. Push the bike (helps to have the plugs removed) or spin the back wheel if the bike is on a stand. Watch the intake rocker push down the intake valves so your sure that piston is on the intake stroke.

Now insert a clean screwdriver or small rod of some kind into the sparkplug hole until you feel the top of the piston. Keep turning the back wheel until the piston comes up to the highest point...that's Compression TDC. Adjust valves.

You might have to do this a few times to get the "feel" right.

Do the same to the other cylinder and you get the valve adjustment done. You can then happily strip out the soft aluminum side cover and fix it later. I've pretty much given up on mine.

The only thing "magic" about TDC is that is lets you adjust both intake and exhaust at the same time. If you can see the cams you can adjust intake and exhaust seperately just by doing it on the lowest part of the cam.

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Old 02-27-2005, 02:36 PM   #809
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On Yogoi bike?? They seem to be the stock Transalp pegs, with the original rubber inserts.
They looked wider than stock in the pic. I'm going to order some different wider aftermarket pegs for different model XR's till I find some that will bolt on to the TA's.
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Old 02-27-2005, 04:22 PM   #810
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They looked wider than stock in the pic. I'm going to order some different wider aftermarket pegs for different model XR's till I find some that will bolt on to the TA's.
rob_erto's right, there just the stockers. What about the company (I dont know what thier name is)that sells a piece of peg that you can weld on to make the peg about twice as wide.
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