Show us your TransAlp modifications!

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

  1. jtwind

    jtwind Wisconsin Airhead

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    Thought I'd post a photo of my almost new transalp. Saw these in Italy and a few here and thought they'd be good for my type of riding. Then spotted this one on the BMWMOA marketplace. 1989, 1900 miles, stock seat and corbin, stock windshield and a tall one, and the fabric bags all for $4500! Had it shipped to Wisconsin, cleaned the carbs and it performs like a new bike. Have added the skid plate and crashbars, soon a ss brakeline, some T63's and a few other add ons. So far so good!!

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  2. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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    Only 1900 miles! Good as new....break it in gently. :D Very nice....
  3. Belgian Waffles

    Belgian Waffles Been here awhile

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    I've been running that aux setup the last couple years. Definitely a noticeable difference with the way cars treat you with the added visibility. Add a steble horn and you're ready to to survive on the roads!

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  4. Motoswami

    Motoswami Motoswami

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    Those have been some nice installations in the previous photos of LED units placed in the regular turn winker fairing openings.

    Anyone have knowledge of specifically what/which/whose LED units they are -- manufacturer or seller? Some of the new LED stuff, while powerful, is also somewhat pricey.
  5. partireper.it

    partireper.it Been here awhile

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    Hi guys. I own 2 Transalp, one dated 1987 with 250.000 km on it and the other one a 1987 transalp with some parts from the Africa twin. I have lots of second hand original parts for Transalp. Would it be agains the terms and conditions to post the link to the pictures over here?
    Cheers
  6. jtwind

    jtwind Wisconsin Airhead

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    Those look like vision's solstice series in the above picture. Run about $120 @ I think.
  7. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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    I think those LED lights are the Denali lights but I think they are bagged by different brands too. Any LED even in the vendors section would work.

    Belgian waffle great pic and feed back. A good horn would be nice! The stock road runner beep beep dosnt do any good.
  8. thebigman

    thebigman bout a dollar 3.98

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    There is a Transalp in the pic , look closely . :lol3





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  9. dfc

    dfc Reluctant Cannonball

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    I mounted mine like this

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    with a bracket like this

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  10. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Oh that's a good post. So the lights move with the fork but what about wheel travel on compression? Worried the front wheel will hit lights?
  11. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Wheel is turned to the left and lights are facing straight ahead?
  12. Schelbi

    Schelbi Been here awhile

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    Nice Transalp! But the XR650L is ok, too:D

    Is there anything else????
  13. Crash48

    Crash48 Secular Lord

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    There is a thread for Transalp photos but here is good too... in keeping with the terms and conditions you should post the link to your inventory of second hand and original Transalp parts - and where I can pick them up when needed :wink:
  14. dfc

    dfc Reluctant Cannonball

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    The bracket is attached to the two lower front fairing mounts, under the head of the bolt. The lights do not move with the forks.
  15. wdeTA

    wdeTA TransAlp Adv

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    Nice look, been thinking of something similar myself. Question, have you checked to see whether the LEDs overpower the turn signals when viewed from a distance like that of an oncoming car. I've heard that's an issue if the LEDs are too close to the turn signals.
  16. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    I would look into LED bulbs for the turn signals as well. They're usually brighter than incandescent bulbs. Just a thought.
  17. dfc

    dfc Reluctant Cannonball

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    That was a concern when I did the install, I originally was going to put them on the crash bars, but felt that was even closer to the signals. I have the LED lights on a dimmer and run them most of the time at 40-50 percent. Most of my riding companions comment on how bright they are, and I believe they have helped with cagers seeing me as well. I have looked at them with the blinker on from about 30-50 ft. and I can still see the blinker. Are they a little close? yes, but it's all a compromise.
  18. Dr E

    Dr E Chasing after theory

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    I had debated on where to make my first post and figured this would be the best place as I just brought home a "new to me" 89 TA. My name is Eric and I have been building and riding bikes for the better part of my life, however, dual sport and off road were always something I imagined but for some reason never took the plunge.

    First off, thank you to the few folks who have been kind enough to chat with me via PM's. For a new guy on the site with zero posts to date, I am impressed with the hospitality shown (Ray a big thanks to you as your input was used today during the PPI before the bike was loaded in my truck).

    I am about 1/3 of the way through this thread and hope to be done before Thanksgiving. Based on the accumulated knowledge from all of you, I have amassed about 124 pages of notes on technical, modification, and useful notes so far and my plan is to photo document the process.

    What are my plans? Something of a blend of the TA and AT conversion along with upgrading and refreshing of pieces parts as needed and to bring my TA up to the level of a "new" bike able to do multiple thousand mile plus rides as well as playing here in the PNW!

    Here is a picture of her as she sat this morning when I got her:
    <a href='http://postimage.org/' target='_blank'><img src='http://s19.postimage.org/dxsdstn8z/Transalp.jpg' border='0' alt="Transalp" /></a><br /><a target='_blank' href='http://postimage.org/'>upload photos</a><br /><br />


    I think one of the hardest parts of any bike build has got to the be learning what similar bikes hold parts that will fit your current project when you have an older bike. With that said, if you don't mind my asking...besides the XL600 and Hawk, what "new" parts will fit the TA platform?

    If any of you are in the Tri Cities area of Washington or passing through, let me know I am always willing to buy someone a beer and spend some time laughing over bikes and rides.
  19. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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  20. potski

    potski Wiley Wanderer

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