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Old 12-31-2011, 01:23 PM   #12661
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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.

I've been trying to figure that one out. Seems like a poor design, but my last name isn't Honda. LOL I should check to see if that is available too. 50000+ miles is a lot of wear on a nylon part. I might mess with it some more, but a new throttle is in order... mine looks like it came from a bombed out factory.
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Old 12-31-2011, 01:50 PM   #12662
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I have never seen these guides to show much if any wear, all they do is direct the throttle cables. Just be careful when you install the cables in the new control.

What I have seen is glue piled up inside the control house body from the over use of glue when installing the hand grip.

I use hair spray, no glue, makes replacing them a lot easier and no mess.
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Old 12-31-2011, 01:55 PM   #12663
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I have never seen these guides to show much if any wear, all they do is direct the throttle cables. Just be careful when you install the cables in the new control.

What I have seen is glue piled up inside the control house body from the over use of glue when installing the hand grip.

I use hair spray, no glue, makes replacing them a lot easier and no mess.
Thanks Mark. I've never used anything but spit to mount grips. Just a wee bit, leave em out in the sun after mounting..... never got the whole grip glue thing. I'll do some more cleaning. Hoping to take the TA to Death Valley in early Feb.
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Old 12-31-2011, 03:26 PM   #12664
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too tall?

seeking the wisdom of the Alpers
My new to me 89 Alp has XR650 not sure on the R or L forks and the rear shock spacer mod done to it.
But it is very tall, I'm 6 1 with a 34" inseam and I can only tip toe it. Would just raising the forks a bit in the clamps cause any weird handling problems??
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Old 12-31-2011, 03:43 PM   #12665
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seeking the wisdom of the Alpers
My new to me 89 Alp has XR650 not sure on the R or L forks and the rear shock spacer mod done to it.
But it is very tall, I'm 6 1 with a 34" inseam and I can only tip toe it. Would just raising the forks a bit in the clamps cause any weird handling problems??
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Raising the forks in your clamps will have the effect of slightly reducing your 'trail'; i.e the difference between the contact patch of the tyre and the prolongation of the centre axis of the forks to the road surface.
It will make your steering a teeny bit quicker, but shouldn't lead to stability problems at the speeds the TA is capable of, however the greater trail is a benefit in loose sandy conditions. Depends what you use the bike for.
Either raising the rear or dropping the front was a way we would adjust race bikes in the old days to suit tighter circuits.
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Old 12-31-2011, 03:46 PM   #12666
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Thanks Mark. I've never used anything but spit to mount grips. Just a wee bit, leave em out in the sun after mounting..... never got the whole grip glue thing. I'll do some more cleaning. Hoping to take the TA to Death Valley in early Feb.

SPIT HUH , great idea , that does work good for lube ,
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Old 12-31-2011, 05:02 PM   #12667
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seeking the wisdom of the Alpers
My new to me 89 Alp has XR650 not sure on the R or L forks and the rear shock spacer mod done to it.
But it is very tall, I'm 6 1 with a 34" inseam and I can only tip toe it. Would just raising the forks a bit in the clamps cause any weird handling problems??
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Another option would be to shorten the forks and the rear adaptor. A simple tube spacer in each fork will shorten them, you could even remove the rear spacer if you wanted stock height.
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Old 12-31-2011, 05:26 PM   #12668
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SPIT HUH , great idea , that does work good for lube ,


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Old 12-31-2011, 09:50 PM   #12669
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Happy New Year!

Here's wishing our fellow Transalp owners around the world a Happy New Year!
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:53 PM   #12670
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Here's wishing our fellow Transalp owners around the world a Happy New Year!

Same , Same Same ,,, Back at all yall.
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Old 01-01-2012, 06:10 AM   #12671
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:12 PM   #12672
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:38 PM   #12673
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Would just raising the forks a bit in the clamps cause any weird handling problems??
Only if the front fender/wheel/tire doesn't contact the frame/crashbars/any other hard parts on full compression.

If it does it will cause very wierd handling problems and also give you the opportunity to see if you can fly.
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:40 PM   #12674
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flying

Well yea, gonna try to avoid the flying part, I think I'll try lowering things a bit, If I still don't like it I can always swap the stock stuff back in
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:17 PM   #12675
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Thanks Dave, you too.... Don't own a TA or a TA/NT/AT but recognize a large step towards motorcycling excellence. See you around , Jeremy
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