ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Beasts
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-02-2005, 12:57 AM   #841
Ladder106
It's a short cut, really
 
Ladder106's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2005
Location: Davis, CA
Oddometer: 4,922
TA clutch kit

Looks like the TA will be needed a clutch soon. Does anyone make a clutch kit fot his bike??

Ray(stuff keeps wearing out)Stedronsky
Davis, CA
Ladder106 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2005, 06:20 AM   #842
Jeff@TheQuadShop
TAT survivor
 
Jeff@TheQuadShop's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: Crestwood, Kentucky
Oddometer: 4,648
Quote:
Originally Posted by HighwayChile
Damn! getting a wilburs! ( pardon while I wipe up the drool) do you know what length you will need to match the front fork length?

speakin of portugal, I'm drinkin' a glass of Warres Optima right now, fun country, I will pass on the dried fish next time I'm there though.
From my measurements so far, it will need to be about 25mm longer. I'm having a spacer made for the rear shock today so I can play around with it before I order up the Wilbur. This spacer will be extending the length of the shock not adding tension to the spring.
__________________
1998 RMX 250 singletrack bike
1999 DR350SEX Dual Sport bike
1996 XR600R adventure bike
KY state Vet A offroad champion
TAT, KAT and TWVT survivor
Jeff@TheQuadShop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2005, 08:21 AM   #843
Ladder106
It's a short cut, really
 
Ladder106's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2005
Location: Davis, CA
Oddometer: 4,922
TA suspention mods

Right....

Our problems were different. At present, I just wanted to find an inexpensive way to get the ride height back where it should be.

I understand you (Jeff) have to compensate for the major boost in height and travel you got on the front end.

Would shortening the "wishbone" link between the rock assembly and frame accomplish the same thing as making the shock longer? Seem like it. That would also increase the rate that the suspension "ramps up" the spring rate though....at least if I've thought this through correctly.

Looking forward to seeing you extension piece

Ray Stedronsky
Davis, CA
Ladder106 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2005, 08:27 AM   #844
Jeff@TheQuadShop
TAT survivor
 
Jeff@TheQuadShop's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: Crestwood, Kentucky
Oddometer: 4,648
It probally would but it would also throw off the rising rate geometery and make it handle funny. The simple piece I'm having made extends the distance between the shock shaft and clevis just like haveing a longer shock made. This way the geometry stays the same as stock.
__________________
1998 RMX 250 singletrack bike
1999 DR350SEX Dual Sport bike
1996 XR600R adventure bike
KY state Vet A offroad champion
TAT, KAT and TWVT survivor
Jeff@TheQuadShop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2005, 10:55 AM   #845
Jeff@TheQuadShop
TAT survivor
 
Jeff@TheQuadShop's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: Crestwood, Kentucky
Oddometer: 4,648
SCORE!!!!!!


The first set of footpegs I ordered worked like a charm! All I had to do was drill out the mounting hole in the TA mount to accept a bigger pin (which I found at a hardware store ) of the footpeg and grind a little off the footpeg seat and it bolted right up.
These are the IMS Pro-4 pegs and are top of the line. Much wider than stock and have nice sharp cleets. These retail for $95 but I bought them on clearance sale for $50. I have 3 pairs left if anyone wants a set. I sell them to you for what I have in them plus shipping.

Here you can see the section where I had to grind away a slight amount of material so that the peg would sit flat. I did this with my dremel. I drilled out the hole with a 13/32 bit.



The pins that I bought where a little long so I used an alum spacer to take up the gap. I could have looked harder to find a shorter pin but I was in a hurry.
All mounted up and added a little chrome bling too!





__________________
1998 RMX 250 singletrack bike
1999 DR350SEX Dual Sport bike
1996 XR600R adventure bike
KY state Vet A offroad champion
TAT, KAT and TWVT survivor
Jeff@TheQuadShop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2005, 12:10 PM   #846
modrover OP
BOOMSHANKA!
 
modrover's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2003
Location: WA, USA
Oddometer: 3,592
Jeff,

I really like those pegs, but it'd be nice to find something that is a total bolt-up. Going back to stock pegs (not that you'd want to) would require a little work now. Again, I really like the pegs... I'm still going to check into some others. There's got to be a set (made for another bike) that uses the same bolt holes and bracket angles right?
__________________
~Michael (of The Land of Misfit Land Rovers)
Had an Africa Twin and Transalp
X-Files Gov't Issue Sprinter TurboDiesel
Series IIA 109" Land Rover Deluxe Station Wagon
Washougal, WA USA
modrover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2005, 12:21 PM   #847
Jeff@TheQuadShop
TAT survivor
 
Jeff@TheQuadShop's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: Crestwood, Kentucky
Oddometer: 4,648
Probally not, seems you can only get aftermarket pegs for true offroad bikes and they will most likely all have the stronger pins. The stock TA pins are tiny and would break under hard offroad abuse.
The grinding I did was very little.
__________________
1998 RMX 250 singletrack bike
1999 DR350SEX Dual Sport bike
1996 XR600R adventure bike
KY state Vet A offroad champion
TAT, KAT and TWVT survivor
Jeff@TheQuadShop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2005, 02:42 PM   #848
CraigTransalp
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Oddometer: 137
More specific..

Jeff,
Where specifically is the 25mm spacer inserted in the assembly?
Thanks,
Craig
__________________
Craig
'90 Honda Transalp Red
'93 Honda XR650L
CraigTransalp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2005, 03:58 PM   #849
Jeff@TheQuadShop
TAT survivor
 
Jeff@TheQuadShop's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: Crestwood, Kentucky
Oddometer: 4,648
Quote:
Originally Posted by CraigTransalp
Jeff,
Where specifically is the 25mm spacer inserted in the assembly?
Thanks,
Craig
I'll have a report with pics as soon as the part gets here.
__________________
1998 RMX 250 singletrack bike
1999 DR350SEX Dual Sport bike
1996 XR600R adventure bike
KY state Vet A offroad champion
TAT, KAT and TWVT survivor
Jeff@TheQuadShop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2005, 05:59 PM   #850
Jeff@TheQuadShop
TAT survivor
 
Jeff@TheQuadShop's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: Crestwood, Kentucky
Oddometer: 4,648
Ok, now starts the beginning of the Africa Twin conversion. First is this Africa Twin RD04 swingarm that I won on Ebay for $7 plus $35 freight.

You can see in this pic that the AT swingarm is quite a bit longer and made of aluminum instead of stamped steel.



All the mounts are exactly the same, the only difference is that the AT swingarm is longer and it has a tab for a disc brake instead of a drum brake.



No worries, the dremel comes to the rescue again. With a little grinding work, the drum brake slides right in to the disc brake bracket tab. This is only temporary till I can find an Africa Twin or Transalp rear wheel with disc.



The TA axle is a little long so I used 2 oversize nuts to take up the slack till I can find an AT axle.



All that I need to do to make the brake arm reach is index the drum lever foreward 2 splines and it will just fit. I will hook the return spring to one of the screws for the brake cable holder on top of the swingarm.



Linkage will bolt up but you need the bolt that attaches the linkage to the swingarm from the AT as it is a special bolt.
Oh ya, and don't for get to order a longer chain! I bought a DID 525V o-ring with 140 links and cut it down to the right length.
__________________
1998 RMX 250 singletrack bike
1999 DR350SEX Dual Sport bike
1996 XR600R adventure bike
KY state Vet A offroad champion
TAT, KAT and TWVT survivor

Jeff@TheQuadShop screwed with this post 03-02-2005 at 06:25 PM
Jeff@TheQuadShop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2005, 10:25 PM   #851
HighwayChile
greetings from Wa state
 
HighwayChile's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Bow, WA USA
Oddometer: 4,309
jeff your a wizard, damn fine score on the AT swingarm, the TA is a light duty thing. cool pegs too, I have found some bikes going with bigger pegs, the added space was on the forward part of the peg, ( this wason a KLR650) made it real hard to shift. the TA I had a problem with my right heel hittin the exaust, same problem with my DL650. great job, put this instruction on a CD & sell it
__________________
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth. .....Steve McQueen
HighwayChile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2005, 10:27 PM   #852
HighwayChile
greetings from Wa state
 
HighwayChile's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Bow, WA USA
Oddometer: 4,309
Try barnett or honda

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ladder106
Looks like the TA will be needed a clutch soon. Does anyone make a clutch kit fot his bike??

Ray(stuff keeps wearing out)Stedronsky
Davis, CA
__________________
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth. .....Steve McQueen
HighwayChile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2005, 12:56 AM   #853
modrover OP
BOOMSHANKA!
 
modrover's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2003
Location: WA, USA
Oddometer: 3,592
Jeff... well done. Nice to see the @T stuff going on. I was told the early @T would fit right up (this must be what you've got), but the later would require a lot more work to fit.

Can't wait for the tank and cowls... an Africa Twin is such a beautiful thing. One of the best looking bikes ever made.
__________________
~Michael (of The Land of Misfit Land Rovers)
Had an Africa Twin and Transalp
X-Files Gov't Issue Sprinter TurboDiesel
Series IIA 109" Land Rover Deluxe Station Wagon
Washougal, WA USA
modrover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2005, 06:28 AM   #854
Jeff@TheQuadShop
TAT survivor
 
Jeff@TheQuadShop's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: Crestwood, Kentucky
Oddometer: 4,648
Quote:
Originally Posted by HighwayChile
jeff your a wizard, damn fine score on the AT swingarm, the TA is a light duty thing. cool pegs too, I have found some bikes going with bigger pegs, the added space was on the forward part of the peg, ( this wason a KLR650) made it real hard to shift. the TA I had a problem with my right heel hittin the exaust, same problem with my DL650. great job, put this instruction on a CD & sell it
Thanks for the kind words. The footpegs are actually centered in this case, they go foreward and back equil amounts from the stock pegs.
__________________
1998 RMX 250 singletrack bike
1999 DR350SEX Dual Sport bike
1996 XR600R adventure bike
KY state Vet A offroad champion
TAT, KAT and TWVT survivor
Jeff@TheQuadShop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2005, 06:31 AM   #855
Jeff@TheQuadShop
TAT survivor
 
Jeff@TheQuadShop's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: Crestwood, Kentucky
Oddometer: 4,648
Quote:
Originally Posted by modrover
Jeff... well done. Nice to see the @T stuff going on. I was told the early @T would fit right up (this must be what you've got), but the later would require a lot more work to fit.

Can't wait for the tank and cowls... an Africa Twin is such a beautiful thing. One of the best looking bikes ever made.
Ya you and me both. There was a tank I was trying to win on Ebay that matched the fairings I had already bought perfectly. I went to bid in the last 30 seconds and my @%&*@!%^# computer locked up when I hit confirm bid. I was so pissed!!!! I did win another but it will need to be painted but luckly my best friend runs a body shop.
__________________
1998 RMX 250 singletrack bike
1999 DR350SEX Dual Sport bike
1996 XR600R adventure bike
KY state Vet A offroad champion
TAT, KAT and TWVT survivor
Jeff@TheQuadShop is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 11:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014