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Old 12-27-2011, 07:40 AM   #12646
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Heikki, You might find better advice on the Africa Twin thread since very few of us have done his tank conversion.
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:42 AM   #12647
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I'm in need of a very clean '90 gray seat and if trading for a very clean blue '90 seat interests you let me know, I have three in the flea market section.
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:39 AM   #12648
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Welcome Mjuu,

To fit a fuel valve in this location you must use a valve either from the Honda NT650 Hawk or a valve from the Africa Twin.

The NT valve has a "reserve" function, the AT valve does not and is only ON/Off. Both have similar design and will fit in that space......only just. You will also need another valve for the right side of the tank. The AT valve fits here also but there is room for others. You will also have to use at least 1 fuel line "T" piece to connect the two valves together before fuel is brought to the pump.



To make this fit better you should also be using the Africa Twin front tank support. It will replace the Transalp piece without modification.



Ignore the white fairing pieces, the black "U" shaped piece is what you want. Without this support piece the AT tank only sits on the top frame support and will drop down when full of fuel and make contact between the left fuel valve and the coolant hose.

Show us a few more photos of your modification. I'd like to see you modified side panels.
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:29 AM   #12649
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Thanks for the tips. I do have the original AT fuel valves but was hesitating since the left one seemed to make contact with the hose below even when tank is empty. The support bracket is on my shopping list, all other parts I think I have. Thanks for the picture, I didn't know what kind of part I was looking for.
Front/side fairings are modified just by cutting an inch or so off from the tank side edge, KISS solution but fills my aesthetic needs. No photos available yet. Seat was modified by stripping the front part and melting and reshaping the seat base with hot air gun.
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:48 AM   #12650
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Ive posted a few pics on the conversion. If you have further questions please let me know or contact Ray.



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Thanks for the tips. I do have the original AT fuel valves but was hesitating since the left one seemed to make contact with the hose below even when tank is empty. The support bracket is on my shopping list, all other parts I think I have. Thanks for the picture, I didn't know what kind of part I was looking for.
Front/side fairings are modified just by cutting an inch or so off from the tank side edge, KISS solution but fills my aesthetic needs. No photos available yet. Seat was modified by stripping the front part and melting and reshaping the seat base with hot air gun.
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Old 12-27-2011, 04:21 PM   #12651
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Mine will not fit as the kit to fit inside the oem handlebar is too big in diameter, so will be going to a shop tomorrow looking for new bars with a nicer sweep that will fit the Barkbusters.

What are you needing to hacksaw, just the end of the plastic throttle tube and the grip ends?

The Pivot Pegz were also a lot harder to fit than they needed to be due to worn peg pins.

Edit, just read my fitting instructions again and see they have Honda XL700V on the heading so do not know if they will fit. The kit appears to be missing the larger expander for each side also.

Mine are the VPS model.

As far as using a hacksaw goes, see below. I use a cheap pipe cutter and the a file to clean up the ends.

HACKSAW: One of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouija board principle. It transforms human energy into a crooked, unpredictable motion, and the more you attempt to influence its course, the more dismal your future becomes.
Yes, the throttle plastic end apparently.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWOqf...e_gdata_player

My MK3 pivot pegs were relatively easy to install except for the pin to hold the washer on right hand side. That was a finger binding moment.
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:49 PM   #12652
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Cutting the end of the throttle tube is easy, there was a little lip on mine , takes less than a minute.

Picked up a new set of bars, see how they work out.

Hmmm, well new bars won't work either, even with rearward bar risers fitted the Barkbusters hit the screen on the fairing.

Can't see how they could ever work without hitting the screen.

What have others done or used to fit Barkbusters to an 87 XL600V?
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:32 PM   #12653
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Hmmm, well new bars won't work either, even with rearward bar risers fitted the Barkbusters hit the screen on the fairing.

Can't see how they could ever work without hitting the screen.

What have others done or used to fit Barkbusters to an 87 XL600V?
I just let 'em hit, I mean, how often do you need your handlebars locked all the way unless you're stuck turning around somewhere or manoeuvring in the garage?

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Old 12-28-2011, 04:44 PM   #12654
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What have others done or used to fit Barkbusters to an 87 XL600V?

I shortened the end of the barkbuster that attaches to the bar end and drilled a new hole to bolt it to the end of the bars.

I also shortened the perch that holds the end of the barkbuster that attaches to the middle of the handle bars. This gave me just enough to not hit the stock windshield.

I have risers and fat bars though, hope this helps you out.
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:08 PM   #12655
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Thanks Trex.

I looked at the newer adv and Jett bark busters with their lower and curvy designs but they all hit the screen as well.


Will do a few measurements to see how much needs to be removed.
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:57 AM   #12656
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transalp 600_ 93

I all transalpers,

I need some help with the exhaust pipe, it´s rotten with some hauls in it, and I ear some noise from inside, it´s something lose inside. is there any way to repair it, or you guys suggest that it´s better to put a new exhaust, I will not by a " new " one from honda it´s too expensive, and what are the usual exhaust pipes that you use on transalp 600 (leo vince, lazer, suzuki gsxr 600, ...)
I have to say that I like a lot the transalp exhaust

this picute was taken a few days ago in Algarve, Portugal



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Old 12-30-2011, 02:47 AM   #12657
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Seat Concepts

Does anyone ride with a Seat Concepts kit on their bike? I like the appearance of them and although they do not list it as one of their products they do show a image of a seat on a 90 TA.

I also like the idea that they offer different foam density cushions.

This is the only alternative I know of other than a Corbin which I do not like.
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Old 12-31-2011, 12:07 PM   #12658
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New throttle tube?

I have been having a hell of a time getting my throttle to return on it's own post carb rebuild (didn't return before I rebuilt them). I just installed brand new OEM throttle cables with no improvement and after looking at the throttle tube closely and even trying to smooth out the thing I need to accept that it is time for a new one. Bike has 53000 miles or so and the tube looks to have been cut, had grip glue on it, is worn down near the cable attachment area...... I hope this will solve the problem as everything else looks right (cable routing, stock bars, etc)

so my questions; is it still available new? The sites I use to order (Ron Ayers, Bike Bandit, etc) list various things as discontinued but I have also placed an order to be told it was discontinued, so sorry. Ron Ayers doesn't even have TA parts listed anymore (although they can get them).

Anyone know for sure or know of a different model throttle tube I can use and get new?

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Old 12-31-2011, 12:19 PM   #12659
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I should research before I post..... part has been superseded and here is a list of bikes the 'new' throttle tube fits according to cheap cycle parts:


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PIPE, THROTTLE GRIP
53141-429-010

» Honda NX650 1988
» Honda NX650 1989
» Honda TRANSALP (XL600V) 1989
» Honda TRANSALP (XL600V) 1990
» Honda XL250R 1983
» Honda XL250R 1982
» Honda XL500R 1982
» Honda XL500S 1981
» Honda XL500S 1979
» Honda XL500S 1980
» Honda XL600R 1983
» Honda XL600R 1986
» Honda XL600R 1987
» Honda XR250L 1993
» Honda XR250L 1992
» Honda XR250L 1991
» Honda XR250R 1988
» Honda XR250R 1987
» Honda XR250R 1989
» Honda XR250R 1991
» Honda XR250R 1992
» Honda XR250R 1986
» Honda XR250R 1982
» Honda XR250R 1981
» Honda XR250R 1990
» Honda XR250R 1993
» Honda XR350R 1985
» Honda XR500 1980
» Honda XR500 1979
» Honda XR500R 1981
» Honda XR500R 1984
» Honda XR500R 1983
» Honda XR500R 1982
» Honda XR600R 1988
» Honda XR600R 1991
» Honda XR600R 1989
» Honda XR600R 1990
» Honda XR600R 1986
» Honda XR600R 1987
» Honda XR600R 1993
» Honda XR600R 1985
» Honda XR600R 1992

That made life easier I think.

Ron Ayers shows the XR600R up to 2000 fits, and the XR250R up to 1995 fits. Probably more years or models but this is all good news for me.
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Old 12-31-2011, 02:17 PM   #12660
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Are you sure your return cable is not running under and/or behind the white nylon guide block in the throttle control? This will prevent the throttle action from working right and make the return cable have lots of drag becasue the cable is being pinched.

Getting these cable wires routing misaligned in the throttle control is easy to do and a bit tricky to get them where they belong while trying to assembly the two control body shells.
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