Show us your TransAlp modifications!

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

  1. Cigar Mike

    Cigar Mike Too Old and Too Slow

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    I will go ahead with this design then. I will send the patterns over to the laser cutter and have them start cutting out the parts.

    The only other way to put the press down leg on the left is to make a hinged leg. That would be a bigger pain then using the right side, IMO

    I have only looked at the US models and have no idea what fits bikes in other countries. It appears that the European models had the centerstand brackets for a factory stand. I have no idea what Canada and Australia imports are and what years might be the same as the US import.

    Once I start fabrication I will post that they are available.

    Thanks,

    Mike
  2. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Can anyone post up photos of the US version underneath where the mounts have to go so that we can compare?

    My 87 is a Jap import 7 years ago.
  3. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    This is the best "under-the-skirts" shot I have (meant to show TA linkage with AT swingarm). Doesn't give you much of what you want. Mark can likely do better

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  4. mas335

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    I'm not clear on what you are asking. Do you want to know about the mounting location for the OEM factory equipped centerstand, I can do that. I made a template of the centerstand mounts that could be fabricated and then welding onto the frame for a OEM swingarm.

    If you are asking about Mike's swingarm mounts then I can't help with that, have no idea.

    The location for these centerstand mounts are kind of obvious, they are the only flat "ears" on either side of the frame at the shock link arm. I'll try to post a image later today.
  5. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    Here's a 1989 US California TA :[​IMG]
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    Got mine apart for service. Hope this helps.
  6. tgeliot

    tgeliot Topher

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    Am I missing something or could one simply learn to get on and off on the right side?
  7. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    You could but it takes too much time. First you have to click your heels together three times, then recite the "Don't Fall Over" prayer for forgetting to put the side stand down (which is on the left BTW). Then you have to remember to engage your left brain and pull with your left hand. Then as you turn to walk away from your bike, you actually want into it.s

    It will take a bit of brain re-wiring.....

    Then you ride your other bike...look down and find.....yep, you shoulda got off on the other side.

    It's a zen thing....so, if I have to expain it, you won't understand anyway.:D
  8. Cigar Mike

    Cigar Mike Too Old and Too Slow

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    I made the stand so it is out of the way for the longer oil filters. The bracket that holds the tubes on the left side near the chain will need to be removed and the tubes routed over and in front of the main cross tube and placed through a wire bracket that comes with the stand. You will loose a little more than 1/2" of ground clearance with the stand. Compared to the European model you loose 2/3 less ground clearance.

    I am thinking that I will make the return (up position) higher about one inch. A little more ground clearance would be good and I can do this with the press down leg on the right side.

    Mike
  9. Cigar Mike

    Cigar Mike Too Old and Too Slow

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    I always get off on the left side. Here is the procedure.

    Forget you have a centerstand.

    Get off the bike and place it on the side stand.

    Remember you have a centerstand.

    Walk all the way around to the right side and place the bike on the centerstand.

    You can then reach over and retract the side stand. If you are too old or too short to reach over the bike. Walk all the way around and retract the side stand.

    To take the bike off the centerstand.

    Stand on the left side and push the bike forward off the stand. This can be done with the side stand retracted or deployed.

    If this is too much trouble. Please don't order one. :lol3

    Cheers,

    Mike
  10. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Looks great, Mike

    Any idea on pricing yet?
  11. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Thanks to everyone for the photos and explanation.
  12. Cigar Mike

    Cigar Mike Too Old and Too Slow

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    I will not for sure until I get the quote from the shop that does the laser cutting. Originally I figured it would be closer to $180 but if the laser cutter is reasonable it should be less. My target is $160.

    Centerstands are one of those items that after you have it on you never really notice it. Hardly anyone will know you have one until you put the bike up on it. This is a good thing in that it usually doesn't detract from the good looks of the bike.

    Thanks,

    Mike
  13. mas335

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    Help! I need a right side (battery) cover in any color or damaged condition, I am having another bike repainted and can't bring myself to paint over a perfectly good white side cover.

    Send me a pm please, thanks,
  14. Hotmamaandme

    Hotmamaandme Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Still looking, any condition, thanks ,
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    BOBaloo22 RIP Baby Girl

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    Hello All, Can anyone give me the torque specs in inches or ft pounds for both axles and the pinch bolts on the front.
    Thanks,
  17. mas335

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    Pretty sure they are 69ft. lbs. rear axle, 47 ft. lbs. front axle and 9 ft lbs for the 4 pinch bolts. I'll double check and if I'm wrong I'll let you know.
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    BOBaloo22 RIP Baby Girl

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    Thanks Mark!
    I'm putting on new tires, tomorrow evening I'm instaling the front and Sat..the rear. The Haynes manual has the specs in nm and I wasn't sure of the conversion. Also do I need (blue) locktite on any of the fastners. The pinch bolts were not very tight so I thought maybe I sould use it on them.
    Thanks again,
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  19. mas335

    mas335 xendurist

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    many torque wrenchs have both scales showing, no loctite is needed. 9 ft lbs won't feel like a lot, too much and you can pop the studs off.
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    BOBaloo22 RIP Baby Girl

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    Thanks Mark!