Show us your TransAlp modifications!

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

  1. R_Rick

    R_Rick Been here awhile

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    Really like the blue on this. :clap

  2. locorider

    locorider Loco, pero no est├║pido!

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    I did more than 30mi on one cdi in caribbean heat with no problema!



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  3. TRBaron

    TRBaron Been here awhile

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    For anyone interested is a toyota/lexus indigo ink, code 8P4.
  4. aKorn

    aKorn n00b

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    Hello Everyone. I have recently hade the good fortune to be able to purchase bugman's 89 Transalp. I did a fly and ride from ohio to NC and rode it back 600 miles. 500 of those miles was on the second day - super slab and the TA performed flawlessly. I was semis up hills at 85 and it didn't even hesitate.


    The bike is in unbelievably good shape and I just started cleaning all of the painted surfaces with naptha. With years of hazy finish grime removed the thing is just gleaming. Of course there are some scuffs and scratches but The only real things wrong with the bike is the speedo light is out and the left grip is loose. :) Oh yea and the CDI flip, and new rear break pads.


    K
  5. MookieBlaylock

    MookieBlaylock Long timer

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    congrats! The rear brakes use shoes and therein lies the problem. I just spent a few days with adjusting valves , carb synch,new plugs and slightly richer jetting and thing feels better than it ever has
  6. Dudley

    Dudley Been here awhile

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    I contacted the Argentine people on the their home page but no reply so for. Is there another way to contact them. Cheap cycle parts has the CDI's for $115 per plus shipping. What have you paid and from where did you purchase?
    Dudley
  7. AppFan

    AppFan Been here awhile

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    When I got mine last year it was from powersportsplus.com and was $101. Looks like that site is now partzilla.com and the price is up to $115....
  8. potski

    potski Wiley Wanderer

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  9. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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  10. Hotmamaandme

    Hotmamaandme Wishing I was riding RTW

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  11. mas335

    mas335 xendurist

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    I doubt they will sell you direct, as large as they are I feel certain they only sell to distributors in the US. I have been told that even Tucker Rocky now carrys CDI's for TA's, probably the Argentinean brand.

    I would find the best price you can and then go into your local Honda dealer and just ask them if they will match online discounter prices and give them the link to where you found the price. Incoming shipping via Honda is free so all you would pay is the tax which will probably be less than the shipping if you ordered one from a discounter.
  12. TransAfrika

    TransAfrika Been here awhile

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  13. mas335

    mas335 xendurist

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    Thanks and welcome to this site. Transalp CDI's are plentiful and easily obtained here in the US, I think everyone is just looking for the least costly and the best deal.
  14. TransAfrika

    TransAfrika Been here awhile

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    ok , but now i have 2 questions, did anybody a modification on the stock rear suspension of a TA 650? I have a RD04 AT suspension here and the U from that one is ca 1,5 cm longer than that from the TA. Im looking for somebody who can give me the answer to the question, is that enough to match with the AT fork?

    And the other question is, did anybody put a AT swing arm in the XLV 650?
    A mechanic here told me that it would not be easy to put it in.

    I found also a nice priced front for a AT if you are interested looks here:

    http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=181156421939&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:DE:1123

    Thanks for your answers.
  15. KilgoreTrout

    KilgoreTrout adventure flyfisher

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    I bought a pair off EBay for 132.00 shipped back in March from BPElectrical they have them listed for 89.00 each right now. If your not in a hurry they put them on sale from time to time hence the above price for a pair I have seen for as low as 59.00 each a couple of years back
  16. layzrider

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    Glad to hear the TA's are tough. My old Triumph failed years ago. It was probably 50 miles to the town, in a head wind, no less. Oil got on the points and caused it to run on one cylinder. Nice to hear CDI's are available. I should buy one, just in case.
    Love to see the photos of newer TA's, disc brake on the back and all.
  17. hedgerowspecialist

    hedgerowspecialist Adventurer

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    Hi transAfrica.

    unfortunately the xrv750 and xrv650 alloy swing arms wont fit the xl650..but they do fit the xl600v...

    As for rear suspension just flip the lower linkage gives 25mm lift on rear shock but dosent alter the original shock travel lengths..

    most fit ktm front shocks in europe as they are far better in everyway..

    lots on the xl650 on xrv.ork the uk web site..
  18. capusang

    capusang n00b

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    Hy guys

    I'm new here and i read some pages before, but it's difficul to read 1000 pages and find what you need.

    I want to modify my Transalp, so can make it lightest and more enduro capabillities.
    I want to change the front suspension and fork to one of KTMm with all that requaire. Wheel, brake system. Whitch KTM fork It's better?

    I want to replace the exhaust with one very light. No more than 1 Kg. Whitch is better?

    I want to change the rear suspension with a AT one. It's a good idea?

    Please let me know or help to do this if you know.

    Best for you
  19. TransAfrika

    TransAfrika Been here awhile

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    Hi,
    today i changed my linkage to that from the RD04 and it fits fine, the tire have half a cm left free space when it stands on the main stand.

    And when the AT fork gets ready i think it will fit also, good is that the front wheel and the brakes ( not the disks ) will fit from the 650.

    Now im looking for new forksprings and disks for the AT fork.
    When i need more travel lengh on the rear suspension i must buy a wilbers shock..... good is that the police cant see the diffrence between AT and TA linkage.

    Want somebody change AT disks for a AT RD 04 swingarm ?
  20. dualdogdave

    dualdogdave Twin Power Rules!

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