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Old 01-12-2012, 07:47 PM   #10666
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Montana license plates but being sold in Arizona?? I'd check the paperwork carefully.
Nice bike, but kind of pricey.
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:13 PM   #10667
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No connection to this guy, but thought someone might be interested.

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/mcy/2765848456.html
Seems to be a tidy late model RD07A in the slow RWB paint scheme (we all know that the Fast Black RD07A was the quickest ) - pretty standard with a few additions:
  • Motad Stainless Steel Desert Bars
  • Touratech Pannier Racks
  • Acerbis Rally Brush Guards with extensions
  • Aftermarket screen
  • A very bizarre looking seat

If the documentation can confirm the mileage, then it's barely run in.............
VIN plate states full power year 2000 model

$10,500 = £6850 = €8200.........pricey if being sold over here in Europe, but they're a rare beast over on your side of the pond.
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:30 PM   #10668
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No connection to this guy, but thought someone might be interested.

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/mcy/2765848456.html
Niced looking bike, but:

The chain seems to be set EXTREMELY tight !!!


Consequently, I'm afraid this bike might already have output shaft bearing problems.
Especially if the gigantic seat size is supposed to match the riders bottom.

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A very bizarre looking seat
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:02 AM   #10669
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Nice catch on the chain....Yes, this is important.

For $10,000 I'd want the guy to go into the DMV office with me, take care of all the paperwork and buy me lunch after.
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:26 PM   #10670
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Russell seat

That's a Russell Day-Long seat, No doubt it was built to order, they insist on pics of the rider..

After a long day on it, your *ss would be happy you got it. I have one on my ST1100, and am very glad I do!

YMMV, of course.
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:43 PM   #10671
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I think that plate may be off another bike so the owner can 'legally' ride around without attracting unwanted attention. I think I may still have a speeding ticket I got on my RC51Honda/R6.
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:58 AM   #10672
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American in Europe. Enjoying European bikes. Found his great 1989 @ for myself and a 1989 TransAlp for th boy. We are geeting the bikes ready for a 5000K trip through Serbia, Bulgaria and Turkey. Will return through Greece.

58K kilometers. When I went into the guys shop and every tool was in its place, he didn't know I was coming and the bike was still immaculate and clean.

OK so I have the original fuel pump and rectifier. Gotta change them out. Looking at a great seat from the guy in Greece making those awesome seats for the @ and TA.

Before the trip what other maintenance would you do?

The chain and sprockets look good. Some new Anakee IIs are going on the TA and Dunlop D609s on the @. My Son's freind will accompany us on a 1991 Sup Tenere. We are already finding it a lower quality bike than the Hondas. More difficult getting parts too.

Will post the pictures of the Konvoi.ro panniers for the @ and Heavyduties.ro bags for the TA after they arrive.

So really any suggestions to a nood with 6 months before a big ride? My biggest fear is not coming home with either the son or the freind. His Dad lent him to us and I want my deposit back.

Rugged Roads- GREAT BIKE!!!
Jim- Love the yellow one. I will have the @ & TA home in Utah after this tour here in Serbia.
Heno- Ohhhhh Heno. Your bike is going to be sooo nice.

I think that is everything for my first post. I will try over on the TAthread on how to raise the Son's TA. I am 5'8" and he is 6'3". I touch my big toes and his knees are bent and feet flat-footed on the ground.
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Old 01-14-2012, 10:10 AM   #10673
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Before the trip what other maintenance would you do?
Make certain chain slack is sufficient.....much more than for a street bike (both the TA and AT)

Get your spring and preload rates set as best as you can for the loads you are carrying. The TA in particular does not like to have too much sag in the rear.....it tends to make the bike weave a bit at 120 kph and above.

A few quick photos of the bikes might help.
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Old 01-14-2012, 10:54 AM   #10674
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One of the TA

The TA is bone stock. It has 41K kilometers. I have some racks coming from Germany. I will load them with a bunch of junk and see how she rides at 120 kms/h.

I love the TA. She is like the perfect first girlfriend. If he goes into turns too hot, he just backs it off and she responds. She responds to the throttle, but is not a head snapper. Simple, reliable and sweet. A good personality for a first bike for the boy. But Like I said she is a bit short. The boy got the wife's genes and is 6'3" (I am 5'8"). So if some one knows of a thread that can walk me through raising the bike a bit I would appreciate it.
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Old 01-14-2012, 11:25 AM   #10675
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Yes, the TA is a great bike and you pretty much nailed the first impression.

The bike tends to push the front end if overloaded in the rear with too much rear sag so be careful with this.

Look at the "Show Us Your Transalp Modifications" thread here. Yeah, its really big.

Most bike "raising" involves changing the front forks and rear shock or rear suspention link. It's expensive and creates other difficulties downstream. If quickly prepping for a trip your best bet would be springs from Wirth or Wilbers or whatever is available to you at your location.

Look for no more than 50-55 mm of rear sag with the rider and load. You may have to bump up spring rate or at least increase preload (likely to max).

Really, however you are looking to get him more comfortable on the bike (knees more relaxed) than you are with his feet on the ground. Quickest way to that is with a higher seat and bar risers. The TA will accept about a 2 in. bar rise before cables become a problem. Realize that raising the rider will affect wind protection from the front shield.

You can pull the rubber inserts out of the footpegs (one 6mm bolt underneath). This will drop the pegs a few mms but may make some improvement in comfort but increase the vibration slightly.
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:16 PM   #10676
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do you recognize africa twin? winter is a good time for small inspection
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:13 PM   #10677
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In the beginning.................

Great early footage -

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Old 01-14-2012, 03:42 PM   #10678
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What?.....Did he just kickstart that thing at the end?
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:50 PM   #10679
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What?.....Did he just kickstart that thing at the end?

Yup - I'll see if I can find a decent image. IIRC it was on the R/H and faired into the tank............

Here you go (sorry about the quality)





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Old 01-14-2012, 07:05 PM   #10680
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Is it stuck on the arse-end of the starter motor?

I'd love to see that close up.
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