Show us your best ever Transalp photo

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by potski, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. potski

    potski Wiley Wanderer

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    Hi Crash48,

    Here is a photo of my two Transalp's - 1999 Anniversary and 1988 bike. The screens are not interchangeable, but I find the older bike's screen although it doesn't look it, gives better wind protection.

    When your bike was new you could have the small screen (which you have) or the larger one which I have on the photo, since then there are many different aftermarket screens about too. The guys on the "show us your best Transalp mods" are the guru's on stuff like this and would probably know what is available on your side of the pond.

    Nice bike btw.

    Hope this helps.

    Cheers
    Potski :freaky


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  2. Crash48

    Crash48 Secular Lord

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    Thanks guys... I will continue with reading the modificatioin thread and get better acquainted with all the options.
  3. ON8JU

    ON8JU Adventurer

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    let's hope I don't interfere with their radar :ear :rofl

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  4. csustewy

    csustewy Motojero

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    You just gotta mess with the strange perspective out in the salar (=salt flats)...

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  5. potski

    potski Wiley Wanderer

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    Superb...:clap
    Enjoyed your recent RR update too. :clap

    Cheers
    Potski :freaky
  6. shimazaki

    shimazaki Adventurer

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    Enjoying my fuc$%&# awesome Transalp this weekend in Portugal,

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    without plastics, my off road learning was hard for them :cry , anyhow gathering ideas to solve this in a near future :clap
  7. Hotmamaandme

    Hotmamaandme Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Hotmamaandme Wishing I was riding RTW

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  9. cheesebot

    cheesebot I cheesebot

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  10. AlpineGuerrilla

    AlpineGuerrilla Been here awhile

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    A week ago, I made a trip to the other end of Switzerland to take a look at a Transalp.

    It's a 1996 XL600V with 26500 km (or about 16500 miles) on the clock. The condition is pretty good with only a handful of small scratches. The technical parts are all new, tyres, chain, brakes, etc.

    When I got there, he first had to get it out of the garage. It has been sitting there for a year and thus we had to jump start it.

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    I took it for a little spin up the next mountain road.

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    Of course I had to test out the offroad capability. :D Well, it's okay standing, but not yet comfortable for my 193cm (or 6'3).

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    What a great day to ride a Transalp.

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    Well, what can I say? I bought it and I can pick it up next weekend. My plans for winter are making the TA more offroad capable (primarily suspension, wider and heightened bar and better pegs)
  11. WW-Tuareg

    WW-Tuareg Adventurer

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  12. McJamie

    McJamie STROMINATOR

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    Great place for a ride.
    I think I would have been concerned about the oil or brake fluid(?) all over the rear disc and tire.
    Please post more pictures to make those of us in this part of the world jealous.
  13. Treadless

    Treadless seeking adventure

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  14. AlpineGuerrilla

    AlpineGuerrilla Been here awhile

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    Exactly. It was outside under a tent the whole summer - be it rain or sunshine. :cry I didn't see any rust in or outside the exhaust so I hope it's okay.

    Well I have some more pictures. Here's when I picked her up. It started out with sunshine and about 0°C (32°F)

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    But the sun soon left me and I was on roads like this with icy patches and dropping temperatures.

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    The sun came back :clap

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    ...but only for a short while.

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    After that I had to cover some miles through the plains and took the Autobahn. The temperatures were now at -6°C (21°F)

    On the way back I went to a small winter motorcycle gathering at a local dealer. There were about 30 people and maybe 10 bikes.

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    Those who came by bike got a free sausage, a pack of nuts and chocholate - and hot wine punch was free for everyone. :D

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    That was two weeks ago. The latest ride was last weekend when I visited my dads. I've only got one shot of the ~1 hour ride - it's at the village bridge when the sun came out for a few minutes. I love the sun illuminating snow.

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    Well I have to say I really like the Transalp. It rides extremely smooth, got some impressive torque for its 40PS and is very willing to start. I left her outside when I stayed overnight at my dads place and when I wanted to start her the next day after a night with temperatures below -10°C (14°F) I noticed the choke cable snapped. The Transalp started after about one minute of retrying every few seconds without Choke. Impressive!
  15. FRENCHYRIDER

    FRENCHYRIDER n00b

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    The picture was taken on the way to the millevaches motorcycle winter meeting in france, 2 weeks ago



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  16. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    That's funny. I don't a single cow let alone a thousand. :lol3
  17. potski

    potski Wiley Wanderer

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    I think they are in FRENCHYRIDER'S panniers...look Jim one is trying to escape.. :D



    Cheers
    Potski :freaky
  18. ChrisUK

    ChrisUK Been here awhile

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    A few TA pics from a summer 2012 trip to Central Asia and Mongolia.



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    Mongolian sheep skull on TA windscreen


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    Back end of TA: Smiling girl while I try to take picture of an eagle



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    2 TAs: The whole of Mongolia is one big wild-campsite



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    TA at Tash Rabat, Kyrgyzstan: Get the kids into biking early.

    Ongoing RR is at http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=828973
  19. csustewy

    csustewy Motojero

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    Those are some amazing shots, Brighty! I will most definitely check in on your RR.

    Here's one from somewhere near Monteagudo, Bolivia, after riding the Ruta del Che:

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  20. Kromedome

    Kromedome Blissfully Unaware

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    I know it's an old post BUT... if you're still on here, where did you get the radiator shrouds from? I'm seriously thinking about stripping mine down and can't find shrouds anywhere.