My budget Rallye build, the RallyeAlp

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Jeff@TheQuadShop, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    I've always loved the looks of the Rallye bikes ever since I was a kid dreaming of racing the Dakar! I can't afford a real rallye bike like the KTM 660's/690's so I decided to build my own.
    I've owned two other Transalps in the past and absolutely love them! So this is the base bike that I'd start with.

    My origional AfricaAlp...

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    My second one was a super clean example that I kept basically stock..

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    For this project I needed to find one on the cheap so I could use more money for the Rallye conversion. An inmate/friend of mine found this one in his home town that was in sad shape but had low miles. The story goes an angry wife took a baseball bat too it, it then set in some weeds behind a garage for around 10 years. :cry He lost interest in the project so I picked up the sad little fellow with no title for the sum of $500.

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    The first order of business was to get a title. This actually wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it was going to be. The origional title had been junked so long ago that it was not in the national database. This allowed me to apply for a brand new title just like you would on a brand new bike. With just a little paper work, I came out with a shiney new title (not a rebuild or salvage title).

    The next order of business was to get the bike running and in some kind of road worthy condition for a trip that my buddies and I were too take in 2 weeks.

    My friend that I had bought it from (we'll call him....Sean) had already cleaned the carbs in an attempt go get it running. It would idle but wouldn't stay running. After some investigating, I found that one of the vent hoses was clogged with mud. Once I cleaned the mud out it started and ran great. The origional tank had no cap so water had rusted a large hole in the bottom that was not repairable. My plan was to eventually install an AfricaTwin tank but there is no way I'd find one here in the US. Finding one in Europe and getting it shipped here in time really wasn't going to happen. A quick wanted add for a TA tank in any usable condition in the Transalp mod thread here on ADV turned up a dented but usable stock tank from MAS (thanks Mark).

    I used other parts I had laying around like a HID headlight from my race bike mounted on a KTM rallye bracket, muffler from a GSXR750 and CR125 shrouds to get it on the road for the trip. I also installed XR650L forks and a shock extention as this bike will be ridden offroad alot. I'm not a fan of drum brakes, I already had an AfricaTwin rear wheel with disc brake setup that basically bolts right on.

    At this stage I called it the RatAlp!

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    The bike did great on the 400 mile trip!:clap
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  2. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    Since then I've added a few more things...

    AceWell computer
    Custom upper tripple clamp with stabilizer mount
    Elka System 5 stabilizer
    My manditory Fasst Co Flexx bars
    Acerbis handguards
    GPS mount
    SW Motec skid plate
    SRC fork brace
    Moose fork skins
    Fuze Block
    12v outlet

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    A freebie BMW 1200GS LED tail light and turn signals :clap

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    I also scored a good deal on an AfricaTwin tank from Italy...

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    Next week I should be receiving this....

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  3. craigincali

    craigincali Just hanging around

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    You are doing the Lords work ! :clap
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  4. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    LOL, hardly!
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  5. flatfender

    flatfender Been here awhile

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    definitely "winning ugly", can't wait to see more
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  6. Transalp Jas

    Transalp Jas Been here awhile

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    I love when you get rolling on these projects, Jeff!
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    locorider Loco, pero no estúpido!

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  8. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    I'm caught up untill the fairing gets here.
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    Andy G 2wheeled alpinist

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    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Jeff, this bike is :bubba

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  11. DougZ73

    DougZ73 Fading off.........

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    Very cool project..subscribed. :clap
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  12. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Lear60man Sleeping

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    Yeaaaaaaa:clap I like how you titled this a 'budget' build. That fairing in mucho dinero. Cant wait to see it on the AT tank. Yer giving me ideas I dont need.
    Christian:evil
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  14. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    I'll have less than $3000 in this bike when I'm done. :wink:
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  15. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    WOW, that's pretty flattering coming from Mr Rallye himself!!! :D
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  16. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    Almost half of your budget is the fairing. :lol3
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    Bastage!
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  18. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    LOL :rofl
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  19. meteorpilot

    meteorpilot YEE, ahem. YEEEHAW!

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    She'll be a beauty! Does the AT wheel really bolt up? How 'bout the caliper mount?
    Can't wait to see the final product! :clap
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  20. locorider

    locorider Loco, pero no estúpido!

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    Ooooohhhhhhhh!!!!!!!:eek1

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