Transalp ready for the back roads

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by layzrider, May 20, 2012.

  1. layzrider

    layzrider Layzrider

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  2. Forde

    Forde Been here awhile

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    like that!
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  3. SwedeMix

    SwedeMix Adventurer

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    That looks way cleaner than mine..! I seem to just keep the half-assed solutions, so right now I don't even have my speedo in place.
    Wich leads to my question: how did you mount your speedo? Any detailed pics perhaps?

    Nice work anyways, cheers / Mix
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  4. layzrider

    layzrider Layzrider

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    I mounted the speedo and tac modual to the aluminum plate seen in the photo, It was easier to use the stock one rather than convert everything to a newer smaller unit

    It makes the headlight stick out a bit, so I made some brackets to hold the aftermarket headlight cluster .[​IMG]
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  5. layzrider

    layzrider Layzrider

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    I wieghed the bike when I started the project., I used my old bathroom scales, which are not the most highly accurate. It was 420. Some parts of the fairing were missing. After taking off a lot of stuff, which many people would not want to do, like removing the rear carry rack, it weighed in at 380.[​IMG]
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  6. Bronco638

    Bronco638 Nobody Home

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    My issue with my old TA was that a lot of the weight is up high, especially when that big gas tank is full. I never got used to that. I traded it for a DR650SE which is 40-50 lbs. lighter than your iteration of the TA and the DR carries the weight lower. You've done a nice job of shedding weight, that's for sure.
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  7. gkam

    gkam Adventurer

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    Nice TA!:clap:clap:clap
    I think it needs knobbies!
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  8. layzrider

    layzrider Layzrider

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    [​IMG][​IMG]
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  9. chollo9

    chollo9 Screwed the Pooch

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    Nice panel beating. :thumbup
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  10. Hotmamaandme

    Hotmamaandme Wishing I was riding RTW

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    The bike looks great and the skid plate is very nice. Where did you find the fork seal neoprene boots?
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  11. layzrider

    layzrider Layzrider

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    Before[​IMG]
    Before[​IMG]
    I trimmed the seat and made a new bracket out of aluminum.
    [​IMG]
    Better? Yes. Perfect? No. Good enough for this round ? Yes. I left it wide where I sit and cut down the back section.
    [​IMG]
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  12. layzrider

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    Sorry I did not see the question about the fork covers. They are aftermarket neopreme stretch covers called Fork Skins.
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  13. layzrider

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    New tires, dualsport Kendas this time. Feel over on a gravel road with the street tires. More grip needed.[​IMG]
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  14. Zuber

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    Admired this bike at the RatDog. Looks great. I like the use of raw aluminum.

    Wish the last pictures would load.
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  15. CruisingRam

    CruisingRam Frankenbike builder

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    Oh, pics not loading is not just me, good.
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  16. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    Sweet TA!
    I dreamed of the TA when I was young and learning about Dakar. I didn't know any better, that the TA in the USA was not the rally bike of old.:cry

    Anyway, Dig the treatment you have on this one. I have some pics of one done up for the custom show at EICMA this year. I'll dig them out and post up.
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  17. layzrider

    layzrider Layzrider

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    The web site where I stored my pictures is down, so here is another try.
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  18. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    There's those pics.
    He hasn't had a bunch of dirt miles on that or he'd change out the tires!
    Phone on the run quality, sorry:
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  19. layzrider

    layzrider Layzrider

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    I am still trying to get my photos size better.[​IMG]
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  20. VittoXVIII

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    Love the work with the raw Alu.
    I'd probably work on the tank now, it'd cool to sand it and clean it like the side panels.
    Just my opinion of course :)

    Good job!
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