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Old 10-21-2010, 11:36 AM   #31
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I hadn't seen the pictures you added until now. I'm guessing those are Hawk engines, right? My understanding is they have the same internals as the Transalp. Is there any more information available on these bikes?

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Old 10-21-2010, 12:26 PM   #32
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It's a shame to see the bike chopped up. I would have restored it, just because I aways liked the TransAlp....... They were the closest thing imported to the US to a Africa Twin and that was my dream bike, The Africa Twin.
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:31 PM   #33
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Here's my project TA


I used a modded hawk engine. I make about 70hp, runs great from sea level to about 12K then you have to be a little careful with the throttle.
I had originally wanted to restore it but plastics and other key bits are unavailable.
The hawk engine is a close cousin to the TA engine.
PM me if you want more info.
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Old 10-21-2010, 01:43 PM   #34
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Those are just cool bikes, bet the Hawk engine makes it alot better than the original. I bet you could find the rest of the plastic on this web sight if you posted a wanted ad. Put the rest of the pieces on the bike and it would shine.
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Old 10-21-2010, 04:27 PM   #35
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Hi Pablo,

If you are selling any parts I am looking for a rear axle,rear axle nut and all spacers.Same question to any inmates that might be reading this.

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Old 10-22-2010, 07:35 AM   #36
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Here's my project TA


I used a modded hawk engine. I make about 70hp, runs great from sea level to about 12K then you have to be a little careful with the throttle.
I had originally wanted to restore it but plastics and other key bits are unavailable.
The hawk engine is a close cousin to the TA engine.
PM me if you want more info.
Santa, that's awesome!
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Old 11-13-2010, 02:37 PM   #37
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transalp cylinder heads

check with the nt650 hawk roadracers, i heard they use a front head turned around backwards the carbs still mount in the same place but the exhaust is different. It flows better making more power.
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Old 11-13-2010, 04:22 PM   #38
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Eh?

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check with the nt650 hawk roadracers, i heard they use a front head turned around backwards the carbs still mount in the same place but the exhaust is different. It flows better making more power.

Please tell me this is a joke?
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Old 11-13-2010, 05:13 PM   #39
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I seem to recall investigating this and it would not work as I recall.
There is no reason to do so anyway.
The 650 hawk can make a 100 HP witnh a full on build but the crankshafts do not last at that power level. They are the weak link. Clutch would be a close second.

I recommend JD Hord @Hordpower for your hawk tuning needs. He helped me choose a build that gives awesome power and reliability and if you want 100 HP he is the guy to get you there.
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Old 11-13-2010, 05:40 PM   #40
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Old 11-13-2010, 10:12 PM   #41
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Nice bike. Is that XRL front suspension? What did you do for rear suspension?
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Old 11-14-2010, 05:40 AM   #42
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Nice bike. Is that XRL front suspension? What did you do for rear suspension?
Yes, and CR250 shock. Here is the build thread http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=526575
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:02 AM   #43
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Here's my project TA


I used a modded hawk engine. I make about 70hp, runs great from sea level to about 12K then you have to be a little careful with the throttle.
I had originally wanted to restore it but plastics and other key bits are unavailable.
The hawk engine is a close cousin to the TA engine.
PM me if you want more info.
Holy shit! That's a winner right there! Got to be one of the coolest bikes I've seen. Nice work!
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Old 11-15-2010, 12:56 PM   #44
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Yes, and CR250 shock. Here is the build thread http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=526575
Excellent thread. Thanks for posting it.
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Old 11-17-2010, 07:11 AM   #45
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All Transalps should remain adventure bikes!
I think any bike without a front brake is considered an "adventure" bike
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