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Old 02-24-2008, 03:32 AM   #1426
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OK, just back from an 1800km weekend ride so a few observations;, the brakes with the Transalp mastercylinder are crap, heaps of power but no feel, very wooden at the lever compared to the original CR mastercyl. I thought they were the same size so maybe the transalp master needs a repair kit as it's been sitting empty in a garage for 5 years or so, any thoughts ??. I'll try that and if it's no better it will be back to the Cr master with a hydraulic banjo brake light switch and a seperate mirror.

The forks are way to stiff, ive got the clickers all the way off and it's still way to firm, not surprising really as it's a one off and it was the suspension guys best guess without having the bike, my rear shock desperately needs a re oil, 80,000km since the last one, so it's off to the suspension man with the bike.
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:36 AM   #1427
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Gaxel,

Probably not your fault. Someonel had been overtightening these studs. They were most likely stretched and ready to break. They are 6mm and threaded on both ends. Previous advice on removal is correct.

It's common for people to overtighten these things because they fear the front wheel coming loose. They are small however, and there are four of them.

Replace and be careful with torque on these and you'll be OK.

As for immediate repair, as stated, you should be able to leav the top ones in place , do not overtighten the bottom ones and ride carefully, check often.

Greg,

Thanks for the feedback on the pegs. I'm trying to decide whether to modify the stockers like yours or just buy the part from Germany....quite expensive.
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Old 02-25-2008, 11:20 AM   #1428
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The Footpegs from Germany (Motobau) are realy good in every way.... except the wallet. They are 4.5 cm lower, wither, and good quality. In my opinion far better than the touratech ones...

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Old 02-25-2008, 08:18 PM   #1429
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One more plea...

The TwinAlp is coming along just fine. XRL forks are on and so is the AT swingarm.

atgreg...you gave me a contact, Chan in Singapore, and he had some parts for me but I have not heard from him in a week. Not sure what the deal is there....maybe I asked him to many questions.

I am hunting a complete rear RD04 or RD07 hub!!!

I have received several quotes for new OEM hubs but the dollar in the UK is almost 2 bucks Not wanting to be foolish about this but I am willing to speed some money. Sure call me stupid, but I have my mind set on a rear disc brake system.

I have scoured the US Honda parts lists and compared numerous hubs with no luck.

So again I am asking my fellow motorcycle riding friends for suggestions.

Thanks in advance for your help! JIM
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Old 03-01-2008, 09:34 AM   #1430
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I will be at the Hotel Granvia Friday April 4. So any know where the the nearest Honda dealer is from the hotel? Or if you would like to be a guide for the day let me know.
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Old 03-03-2008, 02:24 AM   #1431
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Hola Papa Pete,
Unfortunately I am in Madrid, 500 kms away from Barcelona (aka Barna)
But here you have a list of the dealers (concesionarios)....
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Comercial Impala - Concesionarios
Amigó, 25-31 - 08021 Barcelona

impala@motosimpala.com
93 414 01 00, Fax 93 240 60 30

Moto Aranda - Concesionarios
Pau Claris, 155 - 08009 Barcelona

ventas@motoaranda.com
93 215 97 49, Fax 93 487 74 84

Honda Taule - Concesionarios
Av. Diagonal, 376 - 08037 Barcelona

vendesdiagonal@hondataule.com
93 207 39 35, Fax 93 459 11 45

Honda Taule
Ronda General Mitre, 288 - 08006 Barcelona

vendesmitre@hondataule.com
93 238 45 91

Motos Salarich - Concesionarios
Calle Industria 217 - 08041 Barcelona

motossalarich@hotmail.com
93 433 18 58, Fax 93 436 61 32

Alma 99 - Concesionarios
Vía Augusta, 100 - 08006 Barcelona

hondaservei@terra.es
93 415 00 16, Fax 93 416 05 64

Comercial Impala - ASBA - Concesionarios
Buenos Aires, 53 - 08036 Barcelona

asbamotos@wanadoo.es
93 430 87 02, Fax 93 430 80 65

Control 94 - Concesionarios
Aragón, 164 - 08011 Barcelona

control94@telefonica.net
93 451 03 52, Fax 93 451 92 86

Control 94
Entenca, 299 - 08029 Barcelona

contro94l@telefonica.net
93 363 00 71, Fax 93 410 89 99

Jaime Bordoy (H. Condal) - Concesionarios
Calabria, 16 - 08015 Barcelona

hondacondal@worldonline.es
93 454 00 03, Fax 93 323 39 93

Motos Aribau (Flis Flas) - Concesionarios
Aribau, 278 - 08006 Barcelona

hondaflisflas@arrakis.es
93 209 97 97, Fax 93 201 43 71

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Old 03-03-2008, 02:27 PM   #1432
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Thanks for the help mazinger.
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:20 AM   #1433
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You are welcome.
If you need anything else, just let me know....
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:24 PM   #1434
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hi Pete

Just saw your PM, I can take you supply shopping and maybe we can squeeze in a drink afterwards. Contact details in my PM
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Old 03-04-2008, 03:41 PM   #1435
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Just saw your PM, I can take you supply shopping and maybe we can squeeze in a drink afterwards. Contact details in my PM
That would be great! Can you tell me what Honda dealer will be the nearest to the hotel? I would like to try and pre order parts as I will only be in town for a very short time.
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:51 PM   #1436
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The TwinAlp is coming along just fine. XRL forks are on and so is the AT swingarm.

atgreg...you gave me a contact, Chan in Singapore, and he had some parts for me but I have not heard from him in a week. Not sure what the deal is there....maybe I asked him to many questions.

I am hunting a complete rear RD04 or RD07 hub!!!

I have received several quotes for new OEM hubs but the dollar in the UK is almost 2 bucks Not wanting to be foolish about this but I am willing to speed some money. Sure call me stupid, but I have my mind set on a rear disc brake system.

I have scoured the US Honda parts lists and compared numerous hubs with no luck.

So again I am asking my fellow motorcycle riding friends for suggestions.

Thanks in advance for your help! JIM
Jim, here's a couple longshots, but they could work.

This link is an online version of the Honda parts manuals, with #s and prices. It will not work for finding AT parts, but you may be able to find a Honda Europe one with some help from this board. Then, I would start crossing axle, spacer, and bearing PNs to see if you find similarities.

Second, I would translate the words "hub" and "wheel" into as many languages as the AT was sold in. Then, search EBay in those countries, and save your searches. That way, if one comes up, you'll get word.

Here's a TA wheel:

http://cgi.ebay.it/Ruota-posteriore-...QQcmdZViewItem

There's a lot of ATs in Italy, BTW:

http://search.ebay.it/honda-africa-t...sid=p1638.m120

This one's a beaut:

http://cgi.ebay.it/HONDA-AFRICA-TWIN...QQcmdZViewItem

This guy did some mods:

http://cgi.ebay.it/Africa-Twin-Super...QQcmdZViewItem

Good luck.

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Old 03-05-2008, 02:31 PM   #1437
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AT rear wheel

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Old 03-06-2008, 02:03 AM   #1438
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Old 03-06-2008, 04:11 PM   #1439
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Old 03-06-2008, 04:41 PM   #1440
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Luggage/exhaust conflict

Hi there, I have Hepco Becker racks and "makuba" alu side cases which are kind crappy but do me alright in the city and weekend jaunts with my girl. With the rack I ordered direct from HB the right case would not fit on because the exhaust protrudes laterally out a few cms out further than the rack. Unfortunately my name in not GPMUCCI and I couldn't just hand shape a whole new setup out of a single 2mm alu plate, so instead of raising the right box up high, I made it sit a bit further out from the bike and rack by putting 2 high-tec pieces of wood between the box and and the adaptor plate which couple onto the rack. That and removing the stock heat guard on the pipe gave me just the clearance to have the box on without chafing the pipe.
  • Is there some kit from HP which I'm not aware of?
  • I'm interested in upgrading my exhaust, do you know of any that are more oval/thinner/shorter or simply have a lower profile and sit flush with or behind the rack, and also have a sexy but bearable sound?
Maybe I could just leave Barcelona with a leg of Spanish ham strapped to the top of my box and ride over to GPMUCCI's place in Italy and see if we can make a deal?
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