Show us your TransAlp modifications!

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

  1. Mika_AT

    Mika_AT Adventurer

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    hi,

    the teaser of Meeting ATOC 2012 ( french club for africatwin and transalp)

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/56944917" width="500" height="375" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/56944917">clip ATOC 2012</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user1553979">Jocelyn Olivier</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
  2. Dr E

    Dr E Chasing after theory

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    Mike, nice video. Looks like you guys were having a good time and those views are spectacular!
  3. Mika_AT

    Mika_AT Adventurer

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    thx !

    it's at Marseilles, south of france.

    My africatwin is this :

    [​IMG]

    Why look-like Transalp :D
  4. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    Jetting would depend where you live altitude and temperature wise.

    It may just be a matter of taking it out and going to any local Jap bike dealer. I've never had to order any jet I have ever needed for any bike including the TA. Match it with one in an on line catalog then make some calls.

    I tried a pipe and jetting on mine and to be honest, I preferred the stock jetting and pipe. Now that winter is here (20F-30F), I may have to richen the fuel screw to get it to start a bit easier.

    Heat wave predicted this weekend, 50F and rain to wash away the 8" of snow and maybe it will be hard enough to wash some salt off the pavement.
  5. Z_HARSH

    Z_HARSH Like margarine?

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    Good point, the axle on the KTM forks is noticeably further forward (I haven't yet pull out the calipers and calculator). Thanks! There are so many variables to consider it is easy to forget about one. I think I will just poor-boy it for now and try using the stock KTM triple clamp and not worry about the rubber bar mounts.
  6. Belgian Waffles

    Belgian Waffles Been here awhile

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    While we're talking...
  7. wrryder

    wrryder Been here awhile

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    Right.... you win

  8. wrryder

    wrryder Been here awhile

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    Ray,

    Thanks for the link. Jets R Us has a similar chart and an ID page with pictures and dimensions of all types of jets. I was able to determine that the pilot (slow) jet is a N424-21. I then googled that number and found the following entry on TransAlps.org.

    From TransAlps.org:
    Did the Keihin N424-21 #40 Slow Jet mod yesterday and - WOW, what a difference! For what little a pair of these jets cost, this mod is a must do for all US model/carbed TA's!

    Before, my TA would snort and buck when warming up from a cold start unless heavily choked - now it starts very easily and just sits there and purrs with very little choke. Throttle response is greatly improved and I feel there is an increase in low speed power/torque.

    Anyway, I ordered a set of #40 pilot jets for $6.49 each since mine are plugged and I have the carbs apart.



  9. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Did Kevin buy the AT??
  10. Belgian Waffles

    Belgian Waffles Been here awhile

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    Kevin already has the Zebra...

    However he did just buy a KLR down in Chile as well.
  11. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    I was referring to some cryptic post from your Dad about a new AT in the family...guess I decoded it incorrectly.


    .......a KLR. ????? Thought he knew better.
  12. Kromedome

    Kromedome Blissfully Unaware

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    I'm looking to remove the fairing on my 2001 Transalp 650 and replace it with a Mantis nose cone but I'm having a hell of a time trying to find radiator shrouds to fit. Does anyone know if xr650 ones will fit? Also I've seen a few threads on other sites where people have fitted early cbr600 wheels to theirs, anyone here done this?

    http://img501.imageshack.us/img501/9886/xl650supermot6in.jpg
  13. Belgian Waffles

    Belgian Waffles Been here awhile

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    A local friend round here snagged Greg's RD04 last year, but that may be old news. We're still dreaming of bringing over some EU RD03s.

    Not only a KLR... he paid 7 or 8 thousand US for it!! Apparently difficult to get ahold of bigger bikes down there, $$ wise. I guess that narrows down the choices. We'll use that as a way to cover our jealousy of Chilean riding.
  14. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    Did you volunteer to keep it running again while he's down there? :lol3
  15. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Hopefully he can see some of the race firsthand
  16. Belgian Waffles

    Belgian Waffles Been here awhile

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    Dont you worry about that. Zebra is strong and healthy as ever.

    They start and end in Santiago, but because the Dakar ends there this year, they will be somewhere way south of there at the time. Real bummer.
  17. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    On my way to the hardware store this afternoon.

    Saw a RWB TA go my north on Pole Line Road.

    Anyone on the list? If so give me a shout and drop by for a coffee or a beer.
  18. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    I rode one up the township line road then behind Fred Davis' house, about 2,000 miles east :D
  19. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Must've warmed up a bit over thata way.
  20. layzrider

    layzrider Layzrider

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    I saw post, sorry I don't remeber what page, where a guy said he used cr125 shrouds, heated them to bend and fit. Looked good. I made mine out of aluminum. Sturdy protection.[​IMG]