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Old 01-07-2013, 04:37 PM   #14116
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Are you timing me on my response? You drop a different bike once on a ride two and a half years ago and you're labeled for life.
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:56 PM   #14117
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Don't worry Jim, you weren't the only one who crashed on that ride... I remember a certian BMW that took some Oregon soil home to Colorado. Besides if you don't crash once in a while while off road you're probably not trying hard enough..... Speaking from my own experience I have found this to be true. I may have crashed once or twice since then.




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Old 01-07-2013, 05:42 PM   #14118
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Drat !......busted...........42 sec BTW
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:11 PM   #14119
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Sorry about the slow response. Sick wife at home. Craig, I forgot about Jeff's scuba session.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:14 PM   #14120
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Hey guys, I'm rebuilding my carbs and am looking for some new jet size recommendations. I'm thinking of leaving in the stock #120 main jet and replacing the #38 slow jet with a #40. The engine and exhaust are stock. I usually buy from Jets R Us but they don't have a listing for a TransAlp but I'm sure they cross reference to other bikes. Does anyone know the Keihin slow jet part # or what bike uses the same carbs?

These are the 600 cc bikes they list on their site.

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Old 01-07-2013, 10:09 PM   #14121
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http://www.carbparts.com/keihin/need...n_jet_list.htm
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:04 AM   #14122
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hi,

the teaser of Meeting ATOC 2012 ( french club for africatwin and transalp)

clip ATOC 2012 from Jocelyn Olivier on Vimeo.

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Old 01-08-2013, 06:10 AM   #14123
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Mike, nice video. Looks like you guys were having a good time and those views are spectacular!
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:37 AM   #14124
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thx !

it's at Marseilles, south of france.

My africatwin is this :



Why look-like Transalp
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:53 AM   #14125
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Hey guys, I'm rebuilding my carbs and am looking for some new jet size recommendations. I'm thinking of leaving in the stock #120 main jet and replacing the #38 slow jet with a #40. The engine and exhaust are stock.
Jetting would depend where you live altitude and temperature wise.

It may just be a matter of taking it out and going to any local Jap bike dealer. I've never had to order any jet I have ever needed for any bike including the TA. Match it with one in an on line catalog then make some calls.

I tried a pipe and jetting on mine and to be honest, I preferred the stock jetting and pipe. Now that winter is here (20F-30F), I may have to richen the fuel screw to get it to start a bit easier.

Heat wave predicted this weekend, 50F and rain to wash away the 8" of snow and maybe it will be hard enough to wash some salt off the pavement.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:58 PM   #14126
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KTM forks on a TransAlp

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In case you haven't already considered it, you might measure exactly where the actual axle centerline is on the KTM forks. It may be different than the TA fork and make your offset measurements not so scary.
Good point, the axle on the KTM forks is noticeably further forward (I haven't yet pull out the calipers and calculator). Thanks! There are so many variables to consider it is easy to forget about one. I think I will just poor-boy it for now and try using the stock KTM triple clamp and not worry about the rubber bar mounts.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:43 PM   #14127
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Don't worry Jim, you weren't the only one who crashed on that ride... I remember a certian BMW that took some Oregon soil home to Colorado. Besides if you don't crash once in a while while off road you're probably not trying hard enough..... Speaking from my own experience I have found this to be true. I may have crashed once or twice since then.
While we're talking...
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:14 PM   #14128
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:35 PM   #14129
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Ray,

Thanks for the link. Jets R Us has a similar chart and an ID page with pictures and dimensions of all types of jets. I was able to determine that the pilot (slow) jet is a N424-21. I then googled that number and found the following entry on TransAlps.org.

From TransAlps.org:
Did the Keihin N424-21 #40 Slow Jet mod yesterday and - WOW, what a difference! For what little a pair of these jets cost, this mod is a must do for all US model/carbed TA's!

Before, my TA would snort and buck when warming up from a cold start unless heavily choked - now it starts very easily and just sits there and purrs with very little choke. Throttle response is greatly improved and I feel there is an increase in low speed power/torque.

Anyway, I ordered a set of #40 pilot jets for $6.49 each since mine are plugged and I have the carbs apart.



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