Rebuild Honda Transalp 600 '98

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by xNOKIAx, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. xNOKIAx

    xNOKIAx Been here awhile

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    what i am counting price of rebuild engine will be nearly half price of bike what i paid when i bought it :(
    buy other engine is always risk. if you dont know engine and if engine is out from bike its problem try it (start) and check compression and check oil use or transmission. and price of used engine is same as rebuilding engine or half price of used bike. that means i prefer to do it my self i know what and how is done.
    hope you understand what i mean. sorry for my english.
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  2. xNOKIAx

    xNOKIAx Been here awhile

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    Today exchange bearings in swingarm. Was not so bad. Just some were little stock and hard to move.
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    New one
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    Fitted. Just missing some sealings. They are ordered
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  3. xNOKIAx

    xNOKIAx Been here awhile

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    Ho ho ho. Merry Christmas;) parts starting arriving.

    Parts for engine
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    Cam chains
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  4. Dutch idiot

    Dutch idiot Crazy, not stupid

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    Always nice to get new parts for your bike. :nod
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  5. xNOKIAx

    xNOKIAx Been here awhile

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    Ready put engine together.

    Bored cylinders and grind heads and valves.
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    Valves in place

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    Refurbished rear shock with new hyperpro spring

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  6. Dutch idiot

    Dutch idiot Crazy, not stupid

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    That looks really nice. :beer
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  7. xNOKIAx

    xNOKIAx Been here awhile

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    Starting put engine together

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    Exchanging nearly all seals and check conditions of everything.

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    Finally start looking like bike again

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  8. xNOKIAx

    xNOKIAx Been here awhile

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    Have to wait for machinery work on front fork from Ktm.
    Spending time on some mods :)

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    I’m wondering how long will last chain slider

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  9. gkam

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    Nice job!
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  10. Kebabmonster

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    Looking good
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  11. stefos

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    Can I ask why mod the sprocket cover? Do you get any benefits I'm not aware? Also do you get any side effects ( like increased noise, oil splattering on pants)?
    Also the hydraulic clutch kit was it custom made or from Ebay?

    Nice work!
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  12. xNOKIAx

    xNOKIAx Been here awhile

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    hi
    i just saw that modification somewhere and i liked because i saw some guy was traveling and his front sprocket broke. i can see whats going there now. it will be possible easier clean there. im not afraid about get dirty from oil- there is not so much oil on chain.
    clutch i bought from china. it was working all last year. hope it will continue ;)
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  13. xNOKIAx

    xNOKIAx Been here awhile

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    Got machinery modified parts and created new one.

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    Together

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    I have to cut locker holder. And I had to add stopper for steering because original is not usable for ktm steering.

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    Now just waiting for rebuild shocks. Hope will get it soon and bike can stand on wheels.
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  14. stefos

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    Nice work!
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    Awesome, btw, these 600cc engines are bulletproof. Newer 650-700cc models have some fins shaved off there cylinders, relying only on there coolant circulation. Those vintage motors are utilizing additional fresh air to keep temps down too. Not only that but the coolant pathways on these babies are independent to one another and the cylinder in the back dont get as hot as the newer models usually do.
    My real problem with mine is the frame. It's way too "flexible" for a comfortable ride (Ill have to admit, I am a pretty big guy tho') but all in all it's a nice little bike worth of keeping it in the garage.
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  16. stefos

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    I wonder if it is possible to strengthen the frame without adding to much weight and still be able to remove all parts from it when needed (I.e. engine, airbox, etc.)
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  17. xNOKIAx

    xNOKIAx Been here awhile

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    Just small quick update.

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  18. xNOKIAx

    xNOKIAx Been here awhile

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    i found small leak of coolant. i decided buy some new hoses. i found it in UK. they are silicone and shine. shape is perfect.
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    all new hoses

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    before i exchange all i checked thermostat. new gasket and i tested thermostad and it work ok open about 92 degrees. i had to clean everything

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    this is what left. 21 years old

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  19. stefos

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    Maybe add a bit more protection to the hose of the hydraulic clutch, especially the part that goes through the plastic protective cover below the radiators. I think is prone to rubbing and possible damage in the future. Nice work.
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  20. xNOKIAx

    xNOKIAx Been here awhile

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    good eye:) i think it should be ok. it was there last year and survive without problem but i will check everything more often after this rebuild

    that hoses feels good. they are thick, shine, inside black rubber or silicone
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