Show us your TransAlp modifications!

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by modrover, Apr 13, 2004.

  1. Porkchop316

    Porkchop316 Patent pending

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    Hey dfc,

    Thanks for the link. I have already ordered a couple of units from these guys this afternoon.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Honda-XL600V-XL-600-V-Transalp-CDI-Box-Ignition-Module-IHA6001-/130617376822?hash=item1e69670036&item=130617376822&pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr#ht_2634wt_1173

    I'll post after I receive and install them.

    Thanks to all who offered input on this. I do not post often but I greatly appreciate collective knowledge of this group.

    And I'll be interested in the input for xr2bfree regarding the fan. I went with a manually operated switch to run my fan which seems to do the job but I do worry a bit about overheating on hot summer days. I'd love to find a better solution.
  2. tgeliot

    tgeliot Topher

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    As most people who have tried to mount Givi crash bars on a Transalp know, their fit leaves a bit to be desired. When I went to mount mine, I ended up doing it by first getting the front mounts in place and tightened, then aligning the rear bolts and bolting them in. It took a little persuasion:

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  3. quint7

    quint7 "I drove a boat thru the desert"

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    And I was told yesterday that I am getting knee surgery again in 3 weeks..... so one more painful thing to get done before then.
    I bet that will end up being one of the most useful TA pics in this thread for new owners.
  4. potski

    potski Wiley Wanderer

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    Tell me about it, ....it took me, my wife, several clamps and a large hammer plus prayers to fit mine......good to go now though :D

    Cheers
    Potski :freaky
  5. mas335

    mas335 xendurist

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    It's always the left side,
  6. locorider

    locorider Loco, pero no estúpido!

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  7. locorider

    locorider Loco, pero no estúpido!

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    pics please!
  8. trex300

    trex300 Adventurer

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    Hey fellow TAers,

    I had intended to improve the off-road ability and ride height of my Transalp, so I sourced a complete '95 XR600R front end(triple trees, forks, rim,brakes and master cylinder), had it completely rebuilt with all new parts (Dunlop 606 & HD tube, EBC brakes, Tusk wave rotor, forks were very clean inside and new fork oil installed). After doing all this I was offered a V-strom I couldn't pass up.

    Short story is I sold the Transalp, bought the V-strom and now have a complete front end with nothing to go on.

    Anyone from the board looking to do the XR front end swap to their TA? Figure I'd show it here first before it gets posted in the flea market. I'll also be posting what's left of my parts TA, no point in keeping those parts either I guess.

    PM for more details and pics.
  9. Backonthebike

    Backonthebike Giddy up

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  10. mas335

    mas335 xendurist

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    I just noticed that I am coming up on 6 years since I started riding Transalps, just curious about the rest of you, how long have you owned one?
  11. Clockwatcher

    Clockwatcher Been here awhile

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    I bought my first one in 02, in 04 I started drinking that orange koolaid for a while.
    I think in 06 is when I came back to the TA's and still here.....the more i ride it the better I like it........:freaky
  12. BOBaloo22

    BOBaloo22 RIP Baby Girl

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    Only been riding TAs for two years now. Rode about a hundred miles yesterday, loved every minute.
    Bob
  13. Rokoneer

    Rokoneer Been here awhile

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    I'd always assumed you were a lifer due to the passion you have for the Transalp. Was there another motorcycle prior to the Transalp that you were as meticulous, detailed, and passionate about?

    I bought two new leftover Transalps in '91 for $1999 each, so 22 years for me.
  14. dualdogdave

    dualdogdave In Pursuit of Excellence in Motorcycling

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    I purchased TA #1 new in July 1989




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    Still lots of adventures to come............




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  15. wdeTA

    wdeTA TransAlp Adv

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    Purchased mine in 1996, used with ~6000 miles. 16 years, ~80K miles, 49 states and several provinces later it's still running fine, although showing some usage.

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  16. thebigman

    thebigman bout a dollar 3.98

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    Bout 18 months ago , :deal

    and since have added a 2nd :eek1 :huh


    seems like they are like drug or something , addicting :lol3








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  17. mas335

    mas335 xendurist

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    I'm beginning to feel like the new kid on the block? I also feel like I have ridden Transalps all my life, no other bike has been so perfectly suited for me or has caught my interest.

    My whole career in one way or another has been involved in the restoration process, from vintage steam powered antique cars to period furniture, vintage American guitars and museum quality American fine art so I guess motorcycles were inevitable since I have been riding for 40 years.

    When I decided to own a Transalp I found no shortage of well used examples. The first one I owned had 3,220 miles, I thought it was a shame that no one was preserving this historic model and decided this is what I'll do.

    If it were not for the wealth of knowledge on this thread I probably would never have started doing it.
  18. Hotmamaandme

    Hotmamaandme Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Very cool. If you haven't looked at Dales picture link it's a must.

    http://daleeva.smugmug.com/Motorcycle
  19. Porkchop316

    Porkchop316 Patent pending

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    I have only had my TA for about 3 1/2 years. I'm a dirtbiker and I was riding a pristine Honda Hawk when I discovered Transalps. That's all it took. I sold the Hawk to the brother of the fellow I bought my TA from — in essence, it was an even trade.

    FYI, my new CDI modules arrived Saturday. I popped them right in this morning and had a lovely, carefree Sunday ride. Thanks to those of you who offered advice on this.
  20. radguzzi

    radguzzi The Journey is the Reward

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    What a neat coincidence...

    I just bought a pristine Hawk...

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    Third one I've had, gave one to my daughter who is still riding it.. :D

    I have had my Transalp for about a year...

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