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Old 02-16-2010, 03:32 PM   #16
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Thank you for the advice, I have actually read the entire Show Us your Transalp thread and knew about that bracket. I welded one up out of the orignal backet and some strap iron. You can see it in this picture.


Don't ask about the cardboard....that will be revealed later.

Oh and the centerstand...I can not believe that someone would sell a motorcycle without a centerstand. That too will be revealed later.

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Old 02-16-2010, 03:37 PM   #17
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I will look into that VW tailpipe extension, I thought there might be something missing from this muffler. The two screws are gone and I figured there must have been an "inner pipe", other wise why have the two welded nuts in place.

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Old 02-17-2010, 05:21 AM   #18
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Here's a little something to start the day with...



Have a Nice Day

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Old 02-18-2010, 03:18 PM   #19
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TransAlp Center Stand

Well, I don't understand why any manufacturer would build a bike without a center stand. It is just beyond me. So high on my priority list was to design, fab and install a center stand. Studing the TransAlp frame I noticed there is a cross tube at the lower rear of the engine cradle. This tube is capped on it's ends with real thin sheet metal. After chiseling this off, I could see that the tube ID was 25mm and the tube was un-obstruted. This is where the stand would pivot.

Here is a JPG of the 3-D CAD model.


Here's the same view of the actual installation.


First I fitted nylon flanged bushings into the frame tube (1" OD x 3/4" ID). Had to turn the OD's down to fit. The main pivot shaft is 3/4" OD x 11 1/4" lg with a 3/8-16 X 12" lg hex head bolt thru the center. The center stand itself is a weldment of 1/2" black iron pipe and 1/4" inch plate steel.

I had to mill a notch in the left foot peg/kick stand weldment to clear the left side pivot plate, I over did it a bit as you can see in this photo.


The right hand pivot is threaded 3/8-16 to accept the thru bolt and hides nicely behind the exhaust collector.


When the stand is folded up, the cross bar is resting against the Pro-Link frame bracket, visible in the first photo.

More to come...Stay tuned.
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Old 02-18-2010, 07:02 PM   #20
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Old 02-22-2010, 04:22 PM   #21
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Oh the things I've seen...

as I tear this beasty down.
I was planning on having the wheels re-laced with stainless steel spokes and nipples, but when I removed the tires and sand blasted the corrosion away,
this is what I found.
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In that last photo you can see where the corrosion is undermining that nipple seat.

So I whipped out the old credit card and bought these.
stock sized 1.85 x 21 for the front


and changed the rear to 2.50 x 18


And these.
Shinko SR244


That made the old credit card smoke.
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Old 02-23-2010, 04:08 PM   #22
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More happy stuff...

continuing the tear-down uncovered this little problem...


the counter shaft splines were shoot. So I ordered a new countershaft from Honda (yeah, they still stock it..$85.00) and packed the engine/tranny off to my local independent bike mechanic, Art at Valley Cycle (Ansonia, CT)
New shaft installed.


While everything was apart we found a rusty spot on a cylinder wall, which required a bore job and new pistons from Honda (0.5mm oversize...$55.00 each) Apparently water had been allowed to sit in the rear cylinder for an extended time. A winter spent under a tarp is a killer on an engine.


And with 48k on the odometer, I had better replace the clutch pack and springs...


the basket and hub are in good shape...




The rest of the engine/trans looked "really good" according to Art. I hope so...these kinds of surprizes are expensive.

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Old 02-23-2010, 06:07 PM   #23
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Uh...Just wondering, shouldn't you have clean up the case while you had it apart?
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Old 02-23-2010, 06:13 PM   #24
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I really like what I see here....hummm!

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Don't ask about the cardboard....that will be revealed later.


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Old 02-23-2010, 06:59 PM   #25
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That is clean...

LOL...

I srubbed with a stiff bristle brush some more after the cases were reassembled so I could paint the whole engine.

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Uh...Just wondering, shouldn't you have clean up the case while you had it apart?

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Old 02-23-2010, 07:08 PM   #26
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You are speaking....

of my cardboard skid plate?
With which I intend to repel cardboard rocks?

Yeah, I started with a flat layout of a skid plate that I found somewhere on the web. Modeled it up in SolidWorks 3-D, made some changes, then flattened the new 3-D model so I could cut and build it (in cardboard) for a trial fit. You can see some of the mark-ups below.






A couple of more refinements and it will be ready to go to fabrication.

Stay tuned.
More to follow.
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:37 PM   #27
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Fun stuff. I just love these rebuild threads.

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Old 02-24-2010, 12:28 AM   #28
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Nice.... but its sure looking expensive!!
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Old 02-24-2010, 01:26 AM   #29
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You must ride on hollywood movie sets to find those rare cardboard rocks! It is looking good, even though I am jealous of your work space/garage.
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of my cardboard skid plate?
With which I intend to repel cardboard rocks?


A couple of more refinements and it will be ready to go to fabrication.

Stay tuned.
More to follow.
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:21 AM   #30
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Looks like you are going about this project in the right way, no shortcuts, very nice. Where did you find the head and base gaskets?
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