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Old 07-29-2010, 09:06 PM   #16
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Just so you know, Transalps really like their airboxes... If you really plan on running her this way, be prepared for some serious tuning time spent trying to get her to run well...

Ask me how I know.
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:26 PM   #17
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Just so you know, Transalps really like their airboxes... If you really plan on running her this way, be prepared for some serious tuning time spent trying to get her to run well...

Ask me how I know.

Do you have a build thread on your bike?

I hope to source a couple small flat-slide pumpers for the project, and at the elevations I ride in (6k-12k') I know the carb tuning will never end.
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Old 08-11-2010, 05:05 AM   #18
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great project! I'm in...

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Old 08-11-2010, 05:59 AM   #19
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Why not chop up some POS v-twin cruiser to use as a flat-tracker instead of a Transalp? Why not simply restore the TA instead?

Seems like an awful waste of a good bike to me .....
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Old 08-11-2010, 11:20 PM   #20
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Why not chop up some POS v-twin cruiser to use as a flat-tracker instead of a Transalp? Why not simply restore the TA instead?

Seems like an awful waste of a good bike to me .....
I think I already went over that. Besides, picture A is much cooler than picture B

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Old 08-12-2010, 04:08 AM   #21
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Hmmm... Interesting...
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:31 AM   #22
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Pablo I understand your reasoning but man, I sure hate to see this happen to a Trans-Alp.

To me, picture B looks cooler. I see a bitchin' naked Trans-Alp build.
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:44 PM   #23
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whats the inside of the gas tank look like?
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Old 08-12-2010, 08:59 PM   #24
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whats the inside of the gas tank look like?
Don't know. The gas cap is locked and the ignition key will not fit in it. It's not just a matter of things being gummed up; the shape of the keyhole does not match the key. The key appears to be stock with the rubber top part that says Honda. Any ideas on what is going on here?
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Old 08-13-2010, 03:06 PM   #25
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Don't know. The gas cap is locked and the ignition key will not fit in it. It's not just a matter of things being gummed up; the shape of the keyhole does not match the key. The key appears to be stock with the rubber top part that says Honda. Any ideas on what is going on here?
Does the ignition key fit the helmet lock (if it has one)? If not, the ignition switch may have been replaced. If that is the case I'm not sure how you'd get the gas cap open, I bet someone on the Transalp thread could help out.

I remember looking at Transalps when they were the leftovers the dealers could not sell, I should have bought one...
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Old 08-13-2010, 05:10 PM   #26
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Any plans to sell some of the plastics? I highsided my TA and am trying to piece her back together...

Sweet build, Im in

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Old 08-13-2010, 05:38 PM   #27
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Does the ignition key fit the helmet lock (if it has one)? If not, the ignition switch may have been replaced. If that is the case I'm not sure how you'd get the gas cap open, I bet someone on the Transalp thread could help out.

I remember looking at Transalps when they were the leftovers the dealers could not sell, I should have bought one...
the key works the helmet lock so I'm guessing the gas cap is not original. I think I'm going to have to start drilling and see where that gets me. I'ma about to leave for three weeks so I won't be able to work on it for a while.
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Old 08-13-2010, 05:42 PM   #28
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Any plans to sell some of the plastics? I highsided my TA and am trying to piece her back together...

Sweet build, Im in

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The plastics were trashed. Another ADVer, Mark, bought most of them. I've got a couple more pieces that are in slightly better shape that will get sold when I get back and have some time to clean them up. Mark gets the first chance to buy them, then everyone else.
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Old 08-13-2010, 10:36 PM   #29
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The plastics were trashed. Another ADVer, Mark, bought most of them. I've got a couple more pieces that are in slightly better shape that will get sold when I get back and have some time to clean them up. Mark gets the first chance to buy them, then everyone else.

Fair enough, let me know if theres anything left

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Old 08-23-2010, 02:19 PM   #30
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Have you seen the xl600v flat tracker featured in Slide Burn mag (Brit mag) last year? I can't find it, otherwise I'd post it.

FOUND IT:



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