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Old 01-02-2012, 01:27 AM   #12676
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Slowly tinkering on

Ok, so I've kept going on the crashdiet for my dear Trannie, this is the latest version:

It's an 8" searchlight, thats been modified a bit, have yet to try it in action. That pesky white stuff keeps falling out of the sky, so thats a no-go for a few months.
Anyways, IIRC, there was someone a while back that wanted pics in case of further progress, so there you go!

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Old 01-02-2012, 01:33 AM   #12677
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Another one, got the speedo in its new place, and mocking up the windscreen.


Cheers again!
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:49 AM   #12678
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I like it!
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:40 AM   #12679
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Yeah, I like it too and Iīm starting to see the rough shapes of what I imagined from the beginning. But damn those pictures looks like s**t, I really do have to get a proper camera one of these days... Sorry for littering with low quality like that, they looked good when I sent them from my SGS II, cant trust those small phone-screens!
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:52 AM   #12680
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ok, I read most of the 800something pages so I may have missed it.
Has anyone done the SuperMoto thing to a Alp?
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:17 AM   #12681
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ok, I read most of the 800something pages so I may have missed it.
Has anyone done the SuperMoto thing to a Alp?
I had a few pics I found via Google, not sure if this is what you were after, but anyways:


The one above is a rd03 I think, but itīs within the family

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Old 01-03-2012, 12:04 PM   #12682
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Found a cool link to some ATīs supermotostyle too, not alot of pictures though:
http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/africa-...to-thread.html

enjoy

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Old 01-03-2012, 02:36 PM   #12683
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Thanks!! like the look of the red one, gives me a idea of what the small front wheel would be like
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:06 PM   #12684
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Maybe not the best idea

Lots of work....and then all the 400/450s will still run away from you.

Not really the bike to be "backing in" to corners.
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:16 PM   #12685
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WTF???

the old Transalp's are really trails with great capabilities for travelling and off road , why damaging those skills and transforming the bike into something that isnīt good comparing with street bikes...
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:41 PM   #12686
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because you can....If you want to, I could never run it to it's full potential anyway so why not, I'm not saying I'm going to do it for sure, But alot of guys mod them to make them more of a dirt bike it's not gonna be so why not a supermoto?
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:01 PM   #12687
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because you can....
itīs seems a good reason
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:43 PM   #12688
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I might do it...unless someone wants to pay me way to much money for my Alp, then I can go drink some orange koolaid
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:36 AM   #12689
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Well, I cannot keep many bikes, for example, and I'm riding mostly on regular roads, why not to keep second set of 17" road wheels which is much better onroad then narrow 21" in front? When I know, I will go off the road (usually when traveling), I'll put stock wheels with proper tires again (anyway good off road tires are poor performers onroad).
If someone wants competition style riding along with modern sumo's, no doubt, worthless idea. But for daily street riding I don't see any problem with sumo and TA. :)

The only three issues is - 17" in front means height drop. Easy way to compensate this is to use Dominator fork tubes, which are longer and can be adjusted by dropping them in tripple clamps when 21" wheel is installed.
Another thing is- fork offset must be changed to get perfect cornering perfomance. But in real life for street usage this can be ignored.
3rd is speedo drive. This must be taken from some older CBR's with 17" wheels. These have exactly needed difference in gear ratio from 21 to 17 wheel for TA stock speedo to work corectly (speedo cable then should be also replaced by one from AT as these CBR's have same cable attachment type to speedo gear as Africa Twin's).

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Just my to 2 cents

WTF???

the old Transalp's are really trails with great capabilities for travelling and off road , why damaging those skills and transforming the bike into something that isnīt good comparing with street bikes...

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Old 01-04-2012, 09:26 AM   #12690
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rear disc

I know I read it here somewhere, what rear wheel can you swap in to do a rear disc brake conversion?
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