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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by modrover, Apr 13, 2004.
Very nice. I have It's older brother.
Are these Africas RD 04 tank and side panels?
Yep, fits right on with a few "mods" and a lot of searching Europe for parts. Thanks goes to inmate Lear60man.
Re-rigged for winter (In AZ) trail riding.
Fabricated an aluminum rear rack to carry the Rotopax, and bag, as there was a lot of flexing with the stock plastic one. I also re-installed the aluminum skid plate, but painted it black.
I tried Kenda Big Blocks, but they picked up mud, and clogged the front fender. I haven't found a satisfactory front fender modification that is both good at deflecting mud, and not floppy on the highway. So for now, I am back the Shinko Trailmasters that seem to handle everything but mud, and never wear out.
Hoping to find a replacement for the stock exhaust soon. (Mostly to save the original.)
Looks great. What kind of seat is that?
Looks like a Corbain seat
Yes, it is Corbin.
3,35- 13,44 Albania
I installed a Supertrapp exhaust today.
It was included as a spare part when I purchased my bike, the previous owner said it melted part of the rear fender so he removed it immediately. I decided to give it a try, so I bought some aluminum tape, and bolted it on.
It is much lighter than the stock exhaust. Here's where I added the tape. I hope it will be enough....thoughts?
I did a quick test ride, and it is certainly louder than the stock exhaust...not a good thing for me.
Subjectively, it did make the bike feel different too. The bike seemed quicker to rev, but it could be that it got just got louder quicker. I am having a hard time believing that an exhaust pipe, pretty far away from the exhaust valve could make much of a difference.
I'd head down to the local sheet metal shop with the bike and have a semi circle made that extends past the fender.
Supertrapp offers a shield that directs the exhaust away from the fender.
Well there ya go.
Perfect....I will contact them in the morning.
Update for posterity...
The replacement CDI was also a bust. No spark, nothing. I guess I'll roll with my factory CDI's until the 'Made in Argentina' or German part arrives.
I have not yet decided on the part I am going to order. Any thoughts?
One vote for Zie German! Been running those day n nite for over a year now, come rain or shine, and am truly happy. I think I read from their page in some point that they have a new adjustable model coming up, thou I might be dreaming
I have got the Argentinean one and happy with it. The German one is digital, I believe. Heard a lot of good things about them, over here where I live. It's German, so it cannot be bad.
That brings back some memories, there was one on my bike when i got it in 1990 and i think there was some melting involved. You can remove/add discs to tune the airflow and noise.
Looking for a choke "piston" the little gizmo that slides in the carb o the TA. Any help or suggestions sure would be appreciated . Thanks
There's been a Transalp group getting together for 19 years in New England. The rally almost didn't happen this year, but we're pulling it together. It's mostly a place holder this time but at least three Transalps will show up for lunch at noon at Stafford House of Pizza (19 Main Street, Stafford Springs, CT) this Saturday October 14th. We'd love to see some new faces. We hope to stage a real 2 day rally with dirt road riding in the region next year as has been done for the previous 18 years.
I rode from CA to IA this summer, CT is a bit far for me to go on a short notice.