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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by iswoolley, Aug 23, 2004.
There's another guy that posted here that's out in CA. TA Rider, are you awake?
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I think I posted this one before but I cant be bothered checking so enjoy for the 1st time or not.
I'd have to say... that sure makes the V-Strom look... well, boring.
you didnt miss the drink holder did you?
was that Born to lose from Social D?
Hey, I've got that Social D cd with that song on it!
Actually, it was MOTORHEAD's Ace of Spades
Mr.HWC... you've got taste you do!
Hey, could any of you overseas fellers locate me an AT rear wheel? I need the rotor also. Thats all I need to finish up my conversion, that and for Modrover to figure out the low fuel light wiring!
OK... Some people might be thining what was I thinking, but I just bought a 88 XRV 650, that someone transplanted a 400cc TransAlp engine into. Reason for me buying it... 1. It was in my price range. 2. It's better than the 125cc Daelim I'm riding right now. 3. (Actually #1) it an Africa Twin.
Even with the 400 in it, it runs well enough for booting around Korea.
Besides, I get to tinker with it.
BTW...Does anyone know a site to download the workshop manual?
my first posting here, does this pic counts?
Where are you located?
I donÂ´t know the horsepower of a 400cc Transalp but it canÂ´t be a lot. How is the performance, AT is a heavy bike. Do you have a picture?
I'm from Singapore. The foam bathe was at the end of a leisure ride in our neighbouring Malaysia.
I guess the TA400 should have around 30+bhp. Still good enough for riding throughout the day...
It's not too bad for cruising, even on the highway, it's WAY more than the 12hp that the Daelim put out. It's in the 30s... hot quite the 50s that I expected when I went to look at a bike that should have a 650. It's not too bad though. I haven't had a biggish bike in a long time, so I"m not too unhappy. For serious touring, it might need a bit of a boost. I wonder if I can buy a 650 (or 750 if it fits) give it a bit more bang... Here's a pic... sorry if it's a bit big. I'll get more a little later... this was on the shake down run from Seoul to Yeosu (Korea). Found some good bugs... anyone with a wiring diagram I could have a peak at???
On account of travelling, I chse to take the helmet I let Pillions use on my bike... Learned a 2 things...
1. I love my full-faced Helmet (HJC C-14)
2. Always try the helmet you give you passengers before you make them endure it. My friend liked the look, so I bought it for her to use... WOW... I darn near went deaf riding with that little pot on my head...
TA400s are great bikes... a buddy has one. The AT just came up and was in my budget. I ercently missed out on a TA and a KLE500.
Bikermice... that TA in Korea, or Japan... looks like a tea feild in the background.
Don't know where on the web you can find a shop manual but
you can find illustrated parts and numbers in the tech data column over at
xrv.org.uk... but you have to register first.
That is a Singapore reg. TA in one of the highland tea plantations in Malaysia.
Yup, TA400 are really tough. Rode with a leaking washer for all 500-600km ...
Sorry for the off-topic about the TAs... Back on track again...my @
A couple more pics of mine:
I'm looking for an AT rear wheel if any of you overseas guys know of any breakers that may have one for sale.