Show us your TransAlp modifications!

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

  1. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2005
    Oddometer:
    5,144
    Location:
    Davis, CA
    Rob,

    Not suggesting you did anything wrong.....just one of those

    "Have you thought of this" kinda responses.

    Your observation about the entire shock being located near the hottest part of the engine is certainly valid.

    I've often thought about building a "lightweight" Transalp and will watch your build with interest.
  2. Rob 110

    Rob 110 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2012
    Oddometer:
    41
    Location:
    UK, OK?
    :thumb
    its amazing how much all the Honda parts i removed weigh, i still have to add fairing panel and bashplate, so will probably only end up saving 10kg: <style> <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:Cambria; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:3 0 0 0 1 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:""; margin:0cm; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:Cambria; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi; mso-ansi-language:EN-US;} @page Section1 {size:612.0pt 792.0pt; margin:72.0pt 90.0pt 72.0pt 90.0pt; mso-header-margin:36.0pt; mso-footer-margin:36.0pt; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} --> </style> <table class="MsoTableGrid" style="width:455.8pt;border-collapse:collapse;border:none;mso-border-alt:solid black; mso-border-themecolor:text1;mso-border-alt:.5pt;mso-yfti-tbllook:191; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;mso-border-insideh:.5pt solid black; mso-border-insideh-themecolor:text1;mso-border-insidev:.5pt solid black; mso-border-insidev-themecolor:text1" border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="456"> <tbody><tr style="mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes;height:26.65pt"> <td style="width:198.25pt;border:solid black;mso-border-themecolor: text1;border:1.0pt;mso-border-alt:solid black;mso-border-themecolor:text1; mso-border-alt:.5pt;padding:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;height:26.65pt" valign="top" width="198">
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    ADDED kg
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    REMOVED kg
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    HEADLIGHT, COWL, SIDEPANELS​
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    5​
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    Tail light/rack​
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    3.250​
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    Rear indicators​
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    250g​
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    centrestand​
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    2.250​
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    Plastic bashplate​
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    1​
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    Pillion pegs​
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    </td> <td style="width:92.1pt;border-top:none;border-left:none; border-bottom:solid black;mso-border-bottom-themecolor:text1;border-bottom: 1.0pt;border-right:solid black;mso-border-right-themecolor:text1;border-right: 1.0pt;mso-border-top-alt:solid black;mso-border-top-themecolor:text1; mso-border-top-alt:.5pt;mso-border-left-alt:solid black;mso-border-left-themecolor: text1;mso-border-left-alt:.5pt;mso-border-alt:solid black;mso-border-themecolor: text1;mso-border-alt:.5pt;padding:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;height:24.8pt" valign="top" width="92">
    2​
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    zorst​
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    6​
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    yokes​
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    </td> <td style="width:92.1pt;border-top:none;border-left:none; border-bottom:solid black;mso-border-bottom-themecolor:text1;border-bottom: 1.0pt;border-right:solid black;mso-border-right-themecolor:text1;border-right: 1.0pt;mso-border-top-alt:solid black;mso-border-top-themecolor:text1; mso-border-top-alt:.5pt;mso-border-left-alt:solid black;mso-border-left-themecolor: text1;mso-border-left-alt:.5pt;mso-border-alt:solid black;mso-border-themecolor: text1;mso-border-alt:.5pt;padding:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;height:26.65pt" valign="top" width="92">
    1​
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    swinger​
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    </td> <td style="width:92.1pt;border-top:none;border-left:none; border-bottom:solid black;mso-border-bottom-themecolor:text1;border-bottom: 1.0pt;border-right:solid black;mso-border-right-themecolor:text1;border-right: 1.0pt;mso-border-top-alt:solid black;mso-border-top-themecolor:text1; mso-border-top-alt:.5pt;mso-border-left-alt:solid black;mso-border-left-themecolor: text1;mso-border-left-alt:.5pt;mso-border-alt:solid black;mso-border-themecolor: text1;mso-border-alt:.5pt;padding:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;height:24.8pt" valign="top" width="92">
    1.5 heavier than RD03​
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    Link pipe​
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    1​
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    Brake caliper​
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    750g​
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    Aprilla headlamp​
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    600g​
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    GSXR can​
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    3.2kg​
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    </td> </tr> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow:14;height:24.8pt"> <td style="width:198.25pt;border:solid black;mso-border-themecolor: text1;border:1.0pt;border-top:none;mso-border-top-alt:solid black;mso-border-top-themecolor: text1;mso-border-top-alt:.5pt;mso-border-alt:solid black;mso-border-themecolor: text1;mso-border-alt:.5pt;padding:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;height:24.8pt" valign="top" width="198">
    Husky tail/light​
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    600g​
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    </td> </tr> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow:15;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes;height:24.8pt"> <td style="width:198.25pt;border:solid black;mso-border-themecolor: text1;border:1.0pt;border-top:none;mso-border-top-alt:solid black;mso-border-top-themecolor: text1;mso-border-top-alt:.5pt;mso-border-alt:solid black;mso-border-themecolor: text1;mso-border-alt:.5pt;padding:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;height:24.8pt" valign="top" width="198">
    TOTALS
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    5.4kg
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    20kg

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  3. locorider

    locorider Loco, pero no estúpido!

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    This thread is doing great!:clap
  4. BOBaloo22

    BOBaloo22 RIP Baby Girl

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    It's the first thing I check every morning! :thumb
  5. happyclam

    happyclam Been here awhile

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    The knowledge and enthusiasm on this thread is awesome! I remember in 89' when the ta was 1st released. An informed motorcycle friend of mine referred to it as a "Translap", like a joke. I never got the joke nor forgot it. I was a thumper guy then, but knew a ta was in my future.Took one a while to find me,shes beat up and sore but when i ride her it's like hanging out with an old friend.
  6. TRBaron

    TRBaron Been here awhile

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    I got my TA serviced and rego'd after about 15 years of storage.
    Also added a few new bits like SW-Motech crash bars since you can't get plastics these days and mine are already tired.
    Using those new digital CDIs from Germany and stainless steel headers [also from Germany] and a carbon fibre muffler.
    Had a new screen made up with 100mm high-rise over the stock part.
    I've left the CDIs with their advanced ignition and am running higher octane fuel, seems to be running well.
    Put about 300km on it about 50/50 dirt trails/tarmac so far and its doing fine.

    [​IMG][​IMG]
    [​IMG]
  7. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    More information on the digital CDIs would be good to have.

    The stainless header are very pretty.

    Well done, more photos would be nice as well.
  8. Dr E

    Dr E Chasing after theory

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    +1 on the digital CDI's as well. She is really nice looking after all those years of storage. Any pictures from your rides by chance?
  9. R_Rick

    R_Rick Been here awhile

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    These ones perhaps? http://www.motorbike-shop.de/index.php?a=2892&lang=eng

    For those not wanting to link ... here is description from site:

    ----------------------------------
    The digital CDI for Honda Transalp PD06 or Africa Twin RD03 was revised in 2011.
    It has an improved radio interference behavior and the selection between two ignition curves.
    For better distinction, it was called "Dual Line" and equipped with a yellow wire-loop.
    It can be selected between the original spark and a more advanced ignition curve (=Advanced).
    By cutting the long black wire-loop, the spark is switched to the original angles.
    The CDI is delivered with the advanced spark angles set.

    The CDI operates on the following vehicles:
    Honda Transalp PD06 built between '87 and '95 with and without side stand switch.
    Africa Twin XRV650 RD03...

    When the short yellowwire-loop next to the 4-pin connector is cut, the side stand switchbecomes active.
    Mixed operation with an original CDI is possible, but for long term use we recommend to change both CDIs.
    If the wiring system was modified or the vehicle imported from other countries, please feel free to contact us.

    The Dual Line replaces these CDI-types (first the Honda part number, then in bold the designation on the CDI,
    and last the condition of the wire-loop):

    30410-MM9-008 MM9 CI529 wire-loop closed
    30410-MM9-830 MM9 CI558 wire-loop cut
    30410-MS8-610 MS8 CI558 wire-loop cut

    Description
    The digital CDIs are a new development and they are produced in the Blackforest.
    The historic technology of the original box using thyristors and analog technology was replaced by a microprocessor.
    The microprocessor controls the ignition voltage and triggers through an IGBT the spark exactly at the desired instant.

    The ignition line is digitally stored and can not change because of the progessing age of the components.
    For the original CDIs, the internal ignition condensers are above 5000rpm not charged to the desired voltage.
    Hence, the energy of the spark can become as low as 30% compared to lower engine speed.

    However, the spark energy of the digital CDIs is absolutely stable. Fluctuations of the supply voltage
    are compensated over a wide range. The engine speed is detected and calculated for each revolution.
    This leads from a transient condition to more advance, and improves the acceleration behaviour.
    A special circuit protects the CDI reliably from access voltage, resulting for example from a kaputt voltage controller.
    (we are Germans and say "kaputt" for broken, and we are confident enough to export our vocabulary.)
    In comparison, the analog CDIs are not protected and can be harmed in such situations.

    Because of the advanced spark, the engine delivers in the relevant speed range more power and torque.
    Due to the stop of selling regular gas with 91 ROZ fuel, the minmum is 95 and there is no threat for the engine.
    At the same time, the fuel consumption becomes lower, but in daily use this is tough to measure.
    Engine performance and torque have been confirmed on dyno measurements.

    The feedback of many Transalp- and Africa Twin riders corresponds to these facts:

    ... The CDIs operate wonderful and are better then the originals
    ... the Transalp purrs like a cat
    ... never ran that well than with these CDIs
    ... runs now remarkably faster
    [ there are many more nice quotes like this ]

    Dimensions: Length 90mm x width 60mm x depth 20mm (without connector)
    Currently there is only a small sticker on the side defining the CDI type as TA-XL600V.
    We recommend to put the CDIs into horizontal position. The holder H005 provides this for the Transalp.
    Additionally we want to give you these links to the Transalp forums (if you discover new ones, share it with us):

    http://www.transalp.de/technik/faq/cdi/
    http://www.transalp.de/technik/reparaturen/zuendbox.php

    Installation directions
    Warning: Switch on the ignition only if both connectors are plugged into the CDI!

    For vehicles with a side stand switch (regular case):
    First it must be assured that the engine performs well with the CDI.
    Check the side stand function. When side stand is down and a gear engaged, the engine won't be killed.
    Take the bike for a long ride for several km.
    In case it is not working properly, please contact us.

    For the activation of the side stand switch, the yellow wire-loops on both CDIs are cut.
    Repeat the test with the side stand, and now the engine must stall.
    On vehicles without side stand switch (in Germany mainly sold in 1987), both yellow wire-loops must be closed!

    The long, black wire-loop determines the ignition advance line.
    Closed loop = Advance (more power, for 95 octane fuel or better)
    Open loope = Original (for 91 octane fuel or worse)
    The ends of the wires shall not be extended, as they become antennas and can give interference signals!
    They must be protected against contact with a conductor that bears other voltage than ground!

    One or two?
    Under article name H003, a single CDI can be ordered or a CDI-pair under H004.
    We recommend both CDIs to be replaced if :
    - both CDIs have the same age or if their age is unknown.
    - you plan to keep riding the bike for a long time.
    - your budget allows it.

    Important Hints:
    The responsibility for operation with advanced ignition is solely on the customers.
    The customer must assure that the operation is technically possible and legal.
    M&S does not monitor fuel quality in all the individual countries and the legal situation for the modification.
    M&S does not take over any responsibility for engine damage or violations of the law!
    M&S is not aware of any damage caused by operation with Dual Line CDIs.
    We don't have any evidence that the use of our CDIs is illegal in any country.
    Our CDIs have been sold in the USA, all over Europe, South America and Africa (Morocco).
    The postage worldwide for up to 2 CDIs in a certified letter is 7 ?, insurance for 100 ? value is 2 ?
  10. TRBaron

    TRBaron Been here awhile

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    Yes, those are the ones.
    You run them as is for 95/98 octane or cut a wire for <95 octane.
    Someone who expects to go back and forth [depending on availability of fuel] might decide to cut the wire and fit a switch or clip of some kind I guess.

    Headers from http://www.abp-racing.de
    They don't have the easiest ordering system, particularly if you don't speak German, but they bolted straight on my original engine.
    People claim they give extra engine power too, but I can't confirm that, not having a dyno test before and after.
    Also they are slightly tighter going around the engine so no need for a leg guard to avoid burns which means the crash bars have plenty of clearance now.

    I wish I'd remembered to take some pics of my first 2 rides, the second one in particular was very enjoyable even with light showers.
  11. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Is that 260 Euros

    EACH..????

    :yikes


    Wait...nevermind.

    It's 260 for the PAIR...

    still........
  12. AlpineGuerrilla

    AlpineGuerrilla Been here awhile

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    I have a '96 Transalp 600 and want to make it more capable for offroad riding. So the first and foremost thing is the suspension. I've researched a bit and decided Hyperpro's are the best for me.

    On the front, I will just change the springs. But on the back I have two choices: Either I can just change the springs or replace the shock and spring.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    The shock and spring is more than four times as expensive as the spring! Now what do you think, is is worth it? Or is the factory Transalp shock good enough?

    Thanks for your opinions.
  13. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    A 16 year old shock should either be rebuilt or replaced.

    Yes, it's expensive but, believe me, you will find it money well spent.
  14. PhEb

    PhEb Rookie

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    Hey there!
    This is my first post on here :eek2

    As far is i know honda built 34(36?)hp versions of the transalp...
    i think i got one of those, is there any opportuinity to give her the full 50hp?
  15. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    What year/model Transalp do you have?

    To my knowledge, some of the Swiss bikes (both Transalp and Africa Twins) were built with reduced power by using intake restrictors.

    Dunno why your government required this.

    I have heard that it is possible to either enlarge the restrictors by using a Dremel tool or simply replacing them with the standard part from Honda.

    They should be the black flexible pieces between the carb and the cylinder head.

    Expect to change the carb jetting to match otherwise you will be running the bike without enough fuel.

    You should be able to change to the standard Transalp jetting.

    A good local Honda Tech should have details on this change and the jetting necessary for your local (I'm assuming higher altitude) conditions.
  16. happyclam

    happyclam Been here awhile

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    While we're on the rear shock question. I'll need to update my 89' eventually. I did the spacer with even more modification.[​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]Does any of the xr shock fit? Noticed Dr. E. went with the 250 and upgraded spring. Just wanted to know so i can start watching flea bay.
  17. WeeBee

    WeeBee Roaming ADV Gnome

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    Neutered or Spayed Transalps were available in Germany and other Countries in the EU. The link below from xrv.org has what appears to be detailed info on model years and the parts needed to restore your Alp back to full power.

    More Info

    "In Germany, reduced power versions are available for license reasons. The power is reduced (to 34 or 27 horse powers, depending on version) by a Restrictor in the intake manifold, so Honda offers different intake manifolds whereas accessory dealers offer metal plates that are inserted in the existing manifolds. Alternatively mechanical stops to the throttle can be used."

    http://www.f-ms.de/ta/faq/index.htm#redu

    http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/transa...0-engine-restriction-details-1991-1999-a.html
  18. AppFan

    AppFan Been here awhile

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    A little chillier this weekend than my idea of fun so got a few bolt ons out of the way.

    I like a little more real estate for my big feet and the pivot action gets my boots under the shifter easier so went with Pivot Pegz:

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    And to help me find the back roads as I ride I wired up a Garmin Montana 600 with the Touratech mount:

    [​IMG]

    Now I just need about 10 more degrees of warmth to get out and enjoy (and less damn salt spray on the roads).
  19. Dr E

    Dr E Chasing after theory

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    If you are looking for the 250/400/450 shocks, you need to make sure that the nitrogen reservoir is either remote like mine or points downward away from your frame. You will see that many of the EBay shocks are later model shocks and they angle upwards...this will hit your frame and not work.

    Best of luck on your search!
  20. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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    very nice Mr Baron, say hi in the Oz owners thread too

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=384629