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Old 12-28-2008, 11:23 AM   #2956
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We've done that someway or another....he already has the tire, so why not trying it?

A-Wind, you are an instigator...

If I ever go bigger, I'll go for the 150/70-17, unless the more experienced guys here have another opinion...
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Old 12-28-2008, 01:53 PM   #2957
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A-Wind, you are an instigator...
I'm just trying to be funny. As far as the WITDH of the swingarm I think the 150 Anakee might work, since the 140 Desert works great despite the nobby. I also checked on AT-Forum Germany and found people who have mounted this tire on the original rim.

HOWEVER!!!

Our rims in the back are 3.00 rims. According to Hagon Wheelbuilders Tire/Rim Table in the UK, for the 150/70 you would need at least 3.50 rims or bigger. Click: http://www.hagon-shocks.co.uk/WheelTab.htm

So as far as I'm concerned, I would only mount in combination with a bigger size rim.
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Old 12-28-2008, 02:26 PM   #2958
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I got it A-Wind!

Now that you say it, I think that was one of the concerns back then, because a smaller rim will alter the curve on the cross section of the tire. Gosh, a wider tire will look good an tha bike...

Thanks for the input, and I was joking too!
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Old 12-28-2008, 04:16 PM   #2959
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The white is probably the "Artic White" not the pearl. The Pearl was the Transalp white. From what I hear it's a real pain to paint and even harder to match.

Luckily the AT has plainer colors although I bet there's some bue in that Artic white.

My rear fender was painted red to match the side panels and the red AT stripe on the side fairings.
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:24 PM   #2960
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Hey im in for the Kali rides! Ill bring the little Rothmans TAAT. FWIW The transalp white is the same as the RC30 white.

I need a TA engine guy in the San Fernando valley to play with the carbs. Local Honda people wont touch it as they have a problem with the aftermarket Yoshi pipe.
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:51 PM   #2961
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The white is probably the "Artic White" not the pearl. The Pearl was the Transalp white. From what I hear it's a real pain to paint and even harder to match.

Luckily the AT has plainer colors although I bet there's some bue in that Artic white.

My rear fender was painted red to match the side panels and the red AT stripe on the side fairings.
Agreed .....

After looking more at the colors on the color sheet, and comparing them to the plastic, it looks like the Artic white is more "close" than the pearl.

Here's another thing I just found out, but I don't have all the details yet.
Apparently sanding plastic is bad, because it can scratch up the plastic, and I guess places are using some sort of bonding agent as a primer, that they (the paint places) heat the plastic up to some degree, and apply this primer bonding agent over the current color, let it set, and then you just paint over the bonding primer.

Has anyone heard of this? And does anyone know anymore on it?

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Old 12-29-2008, 06:26 PM   #2962
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I'm not a paint guy but I've had good success with maroon scotchbrite pads to scuff surfaces up before painting.

As long as you don't use 40 grit and stick to triple digit sand paper, you should be fine. (200, 300, etc...) Also, take it easy on edges and corners. It's easy to cut through the paint all the way down to the plastic in those areas.

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Old 12-29-2008, 06:39 PM   #2963
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Paint and plastic

This is something I know about. All plastic can be sanded, but like Jim said don't get after it with anything less than 150 grit. The type of plastic used on most bikes has a nice sheen on it that only needs to be de-glossed in order to get the paint to stick. If you cheap, go out and buy plastic spray paint in a can at China-mart. That has all the info on the can you'll need to get a pretty good job on the finish.
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Old 12-30-2008, 05:06 AM   #2964
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Trans Alp for sale

I ride a DR 650 but was cruising craigslist this morning and came across this. Thought someone here might be interested. Location is Northern Virginia.

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/n...974130156.html
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Old 12-30-2008, 06:18 AM   #2965
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Hello !

Look this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TbvJ...e=channel_page

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temperature: morning: -13°C, afternoon: -9° Celsius :)
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Old 12-30-2008, 08:34 AM   #2966
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I'm not a paint guy but I've had good success with maroon scotchbrite pads to scuff surfaces up before painting.

As long as you don't use 40 grit and stick to triple digit sand paper, you should be fine. (200, 300, etc...) Also, take it easy on edges and corners. It's easy to cut through the paint all the way down to the plastic in those areas.

Jim.
Interesting that you say that ........

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This is something I know about. All plastic can be sanded, but like Jim said don't get after it with anything less than 150 grit. The type of plastic used on most bikes has a nice sheen on it that only needs to be de-glossed in order to get the paint to stick. If you cheap, go out and buy plastic spray paint in a can at China-mart. That has all the info on the can you'll need to get a pretty good job on the finish.
I was talking with my boss yesterday afternoon ..... my boss is one of those guys that has done pretty much everything ..... at least it appears that way. He was saying the same thing about just scuffing up, or de glossing the current finish so the new paint will stick to it. He suggested using 250 grit sandpaper .....
But I could see how the scotchbrite pads could also work ........
I plan on removing the front cowl and fender in the next day or so, and get all my materials to start prepping the plastics over the weekend ....
Then paint them next week ........

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Old 12-31-2008, 04:58 AM   #2967
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just recived a slightly used michelin anakee rear tire 150/70/17 would it fit right on my africa? i just wanna see how it acts so if i like it i'll buy them new in summer
It fitted quite well on a 2002 AT.. however it didn't really improve anything compared to the 140...
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:46 PM   #2968
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Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all!

Wishes of health, love and money, and time to spend it all riding!!!!!
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Old 12-31-2008, 01:48 PM   #2969
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Feliz año a todos. Chúc mừng năm mới. Bonne année a tous. Frohes neues Jahr an alle. Felice anno nuovo a tutti.

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Old 12-31-2008, 05:33 PM   #2970
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What he said!


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