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Old 05-05-2011, 08:37 AM   #11206
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Godspeed on your trip!....are you going 2 up?
You betcha! 2 up from Denver, CO down towards Ushauia. We are in Farmington, NM currently. At the library now, one of my tasks is to get the ride report started. More to follow once up...

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Old 05-05-2011, 09:54 AM   #11207
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You betcha! 2 up from Denver, CO down towards Ushauia. We are in Farmington, NM currently. At the library now, one of my tasks is to get the ride report started. More to follow once up...

And thanks for the well-wishes!
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:54 PM   #11208
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Hi 4ad, yes, it's a 99 Anniversary 600, still quite a few about here, but finding a nice one proved difficult. ...
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Hi potski,

Noticed that you're using an accessory fuel filter, it was one of the first mods I did to my TA, I used that same filter.



Well it kills the mileage range! I ran mine for several years and always went on reserve at 125 miles/ 201Km (sometimes less) then on a trip I had some problems that in the end turned out to be a bad CDI module, but when I was trouble shooting it i found it mentioned on the German TA spec site? that using an extra fuel filter kills the range! It's true! I removed it and gained 10 miles of range. The TA already has 2 fuel filters, 1 in the tank on top of the petcock and 1 in the small sediment bowl on the petcock valve. When the fuel in the tank gets low gravity can't overcome that extra paper filter and fuel is left in the tank.
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Old 05-05-2011, 03:09 PM   #11209
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Hi 4ad, yes, it's a 99 Anniversary 600, still quite a few about here, but finding a nice one proved difficult. Did ask Honda how many were made but they basically wouldn't say or didn't know themselves. A Honda dealer near here said he hadn't even seen one before. He asked around for me and came back with 200 but wasn't sure if that was for france or in total, who knows? If fact if anyone does know tell me, I'm curious. Can't believe you guys stateside don't even get the 700. Personally I think the early Transalps you have were the best of the bunch anyway.

While I'm on 4ad, he're are my small crashbar bags I mentioned similar to yours, mounted on a little frame...generally have water in them in 4 half litre bottles.

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Nice size bags!...could you tell me where you bought them?...I was looking for ones that size but decided on the chase harpers as they had a 5 point mount but yours look like the perfect size. Thanks!
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Old 05-05-2011, 03:18 PM   #11210
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Nice size bags!...could you tell me where you bouht them?...I was looking for ones that size but decided on the chase harpers as they had a 5 point mount but yours look like the perfect size. Thanks!
That's not the first time that bikes had bags there..




I found them to really kill my gas mileage though..
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Old 05-05-2011, 04:29 PM   #11211
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Old 05-05-2011, 04:33 PM   #11212
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Just a quick picture after I spent the winter doing a semi-rebuild of this great bike. Did the paint, bodywork and graphics myself ( I have a vinyl cutter ). Put 250 kms on last weekend, and enjoyed it very much.

To say this thread has been a great help would be an understatement, THANKYOU to all who have posted.

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Old 05-05-2011, 04:34 PM   #11213
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Honda didn't make Red in 87, did you have it painted? Nice
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Old 05-05-2011, 04:35 PM   #11214
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Honda didn't make Red in 87, did you have it painted? Nice

Sorry, I was posting this question while you were explaining. Well done.
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Old 05-05-2011, 04:39 PM   #11215
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Givi crash bars
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Oh and the serial number is #50, one of the first in Canada?
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Old 05-05-2011, 04:41 PM   #11216
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Sorry, I was posting this question while you were explaining. Well done.
Thanks,
Needed paint and I liked the red the best, figure it might make me more visible to people who might want to cut in front of me also.
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Old 05-05-2011, 05:14 PM   #11217
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That's not the first time that bikes had bags there..




I found them to really kill my gas mileage though..
Thanks for the pic Booni..it's always nice to see her in a previous life....I thought about the stitch bags but opted out for that reason. I'm getting 47ish mpg now with all the bags ,not great but livable...have to start looking at around 150 on the odo....I'm usually ready for a drain myself about then anyway.
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Old 05-06-2011, 02:48 AM   #11218
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Nice size bags!...could you tell me where you bought them?...I was looking for ones that size but decided on the chase harpers as they had a 5 point mount but yours look like the perfect size. Thanks!
Hi 4ad,

I bought them from a shop in Chester England when I was over there a few months ago. They are actually camera bags and not expensive at £3.50. To be honest though, you could probably buy something similar in the States, but here is a link to their on-line shop anyway. I welded up a little flat bar support for them. On a little tumble I'm hoping this would give a little protection to those (getting rarer by the day) plastic body pannels too.

nomiles...Interesting...not noticed any fuel difference, but will keep a look out...thanks
http://www.wilkinsonplus.com/wilko-camera-case-190mmx14mmx115mm/invt/0239867/?htxt=X4OV3PktfwHC8IxecvK1dsbv14%2Bs96HqP%2BUxGEW9 qyOBOrbpRo3fKwMaxRAnl37K%2BH1V%2BZ7BvQAQ%0Arjo25Du %2FOw%3D%3D

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Old 05-06-2011, 03:15 AM   #11219
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Old 05-06-2011, 03:30 AM   #11220
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