Show us your TransAlp modifications!

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

  1. Tachedoutoffroad

    Tachedoutoffroad Mr. Parrish

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    Thanks a lot! Again!

    I "should" sell my Husky or XR first and then get a TA, but this is America... So I may just go get it!
  2. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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  3. Tachedoutoffroad

    Tachedoutoffroad Mr. Parrish

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    That camera angle was cool. What was the camera mounted on?

    Looks like the TA was taking the whoops/ little rollers pretty well.

    There's still one thing.... We're are all the trees and mud? :freaky

    [​IMG]
  4. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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  5. TRBaron

    TRBaron Been here awhile

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    Nah I'm having them custom made with 3M stuff.
    It should look pretty much like stock but just a slight colour change since darks and blacks don't show up well on an already dark background.
  6. Lucky j

    Lucky j n00b

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    Ok, thank you. I might have to go this way to!
  7. SD Splash

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  12. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    My, that's pretty.

    Well done !
  13. JBMorse

    JBMorse Been here awhile

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    Folks,
    After a ride to the White Mountains with the wife today I have decided to look into some alternate exhaust systems for my Transalp.
    Right now I have a Supertrapp which came with the bike. When I first got it there were about 14 discs and no fiberglass packing. It was very loud. I've now re-packed the muffler and installed 8 discs, but I still feel the muffler is way too loud, especially for longer trips. So I am thinking of alternatives. I would like something quiet but also light. I also have a stock muffler that I acquired with a bunch of other parts but haven't tried it because it weighs so much.

    I have searched and read up on some systems but would like more info or opinions. Here's what I've found available (mostly from Europe):

    Arrow Silencer (Ebay Italy)
    Not too expensive ($309 US plus shipping) and looks light. I found only one video showing the sound and I can't tell that it's any quieter than mine. I know this is a trusted brand of aftermarket exhausts.

    GPR Silencer (Ebay UK)
    Can't find much on this pipe. It looks nice and at $289 US it's affordable.

    Fuel Stainless Steel Oval (Ebay UK)
    Looks nice and light and also affordable at $259 US plus shipping. Seems to be a newer company and I can't find much on this exact pipe either. The ad says "road legal" and I'm wondering if in the UK that means it's quiet?

    Dominator (Ebay Poland)
    Looks nice and is advertised as 94 dB (same as Laser Produro). Can't find much about it though.

    Laser Produro (Laser
    I have read a little on this pipe here and it seems to be maybe a little quieter than the Supertrapp, but not by much. It's also pricier than the others I've found, currently on sale at $292.

    Marving (Wemoto UK parts site)
    This looks nice too. A little pricey as well at $340 US. I've read that these aren't terribly good quality, showing rust after a couple years' use.

    Mufflers from other bikes.
    I read Ladder's post about fitting a DRZ muffler and that sounds like a nice idea. I saw a couple posts about fitting GSXR mufflers, but I'm not crazy about the fact that they don't exactly clear the stock plastic. I would like to add pannier racks soon so I'd like to keep the bike as narrow as possible too.

    So do you folks have any advice as to which route to go? Again, I'm looking for a quieter sound but lighter weight. I don't care too much about power gains; my bike needs better brakes and suspension more than it needs more power. Those will come eventually.
    Thanks for any help!
  14. csustewy

    csustewy Motojero

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    As a point of clarification, the GSXR exhaust can fit nicely without any plastic interference:

    [​IMG]

    Best of all it should cost you less than $50 all said and done, including hiring out welding and bending a new link pipe from the headers to the can (find a non-titanium flange for the link pipe, pre-2001 model year IIRC), and it weighs a whole lot less than stock. While the GXSR exhaust is noisier than stock (more of a growl), it is assuredly much less bothersome than the SuperTrapp.

    The options that you have listed all seem very interesting and I will be interested to see what ends up working for you.
  15. TRBaron

    TRBaron Been here awhile

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    My GSXR bolt-on didn't even need any custom work for a link pipe.
    http://i.imgur.com/14FpsDf.jpg
    [sorry don't have a better shot atm]

    After fitting the new stainless steel header pipes the link pipe that came with the carbon fibre can slotted right in.

    I'm using a Delkevic 14" oval.

    I did make an extension link on the muffler mount bracket to get it to hang at the right height, but thats it.
  16. MookieBlaylock

    MookieBlaylock Long timer

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    laser is either street or race. The street is perfect imo, way quieter than supertrap. I had to bail on my supertrap when it became a rusted mess, best thing that ever happened to the bike
  17. TransAfrika

    TransAfrika Been here awhile

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    Here is a good german web site: www.transalp.de

    and here is the part for mufflers:
    http://www.transalp.de/technik/zubehoer/auspuffanlagen/

    I have a LeoVince on my 650 and is a nice one, sound and weight is ok, ok it is much better after I changed the pipes to ones from ABP.

    If somebody needs original ones i have a kompl. system from my 650.

    ride on
  18. hedgerowspecialist

    hedgerowspecialist Adventurer

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    Hi ..the united kingdom [uk] "fuel exhaust" are very good quality and have sold well in the uk transalp owners..the "roadlegal" has a removable baffle and is quieter than the FULL rave exhaust..the oval silencer is a better it than the round..also they do different lenghts..

    they are a good company to deal with and answer emails easily...

    The pro duro are very rare in Europe and are louder than the Fuel ..


    The arrow are excellent too..and all the silencers route differently due to pipe bends..
  19. radguzzi

    radguzzi The Journey is the Reward

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    Tell me about the CDI issue that we have with Transalps… please.

    This morning while heading for Reid State Park for some ocean time, the T/A had a cylinder drop out… At first it acted as if the main tank had gone dry and I needed to switch to reserve, that did not cure the problem.

    Little run down… I had waited at the gate for just a few minutes while the rest of the beach goers paid their gate fee, a line of about ten cars, I shut the T/A down and rolled down the slight grade toward the gatehouse, entered and almost immediately the cylinder dropped out of play.
    Now, it is fairly hot here right now, low 90’s and humid but the engine did not get hot, well, not too hot.

    So, I had heard some chatter a bit back on the Transalp forum about the possible CDI units on the T/As acting up.

    I cannot read every page of this thread and a search of "CDI" is too short for the search engine here but if someone could point me to what to check first and if there is a good cure for this situation that would be sweet. Aftermarket CDIs…?

    After spending the afternoon at the beach I rode home nearly all the way with no indication of the possible problem, about five miles from home it happened again and stayed out but for a few times(maybe just a couple ) where the cylinder would come back into play.

    That’s exciting, going from one 300cc single to the 600cc twin for just a second or two then back to dropping out.

    Oh, the tach would go to zero when this happened also.

    Thanks in advance for any assistance here.
    Rob
     
  20. mas335

    mas335 xendurist

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    we have probably discussed this a thousand times so let me just jump to what is important and leave out the details:

    Replace the cdi on the left side, buy what ever brand you want to pay for, they all seem to work fine.