Show us your TransAlp modifications!

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

  1. Fiftyfatponies

    Fiftyfatponies Adventurer

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    @Skyliner : Thank you, that is a lot of useful info. If it only had been a matter of making a spacer or two it would have been easier and cheaper with an xrl rim. And perhaps lighter. Ideally i would like a crf rear wheel but i realize that hub is so much narrower that it's not doable.

    But you are right, it's easier to have the original hub to work with. I have done a couple of downhill mtb wheels and it's basically the same but on a larger scale. But how do i "watch for the angle of the spoke holes"? They are what they are right? There is no specified angle on a new rim and i don't have any value to start with anyway right? How do you solve it? Drilling the holes?

    @plumer1kt : Thank's for the tip, that seems like a nice affordable rim!

    @TransAfrika : Thank you. Yes africanqueens have some really nice builds and parts! I remember like 20 years ago they had AT and Varadero builds that were on a level with the new crf 1000 AT. But i have a feeling that it would be quite expensive to first buy a decent wheel and then send it to the pro's. I definitely want 2 sets, one 17" for the tarmac and one 18" for the dirt. And perhaps even a 19" front to go with the 17". But there is alot of work before that!
  2. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    The Transalp, XR650L and KLR650 all use a 17mm axle....Nothing that can't be overcome but one more thing to think about.
  3. jagerb

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    For the TA 650 guys on here. (especially plumer1kt :) )
    Do you need to remove the cat if you want to flip the rear dog bone? Will you be able to put it back on after?
  4. plumer1kt

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    Yes.
    No if you plan to stay with oem downpipes.
    Unless you are going to cut/weld/cut/weld all the time.
    And of course you have to lower the bike again to reinstall the cat.
    Is MOT tests what you afraid of? Emissions?
  5. Geo-Nemesis

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    hi folks, I have a weird issue my alp, i suddenly "lost" 10km/h or gained 1000rpm, can't understand whats wrong. i only know that the instruments always said 6000rpm @ 120km/h and know i am at 7000.

    I noticed that the rev counter goes all the way over the red line. doesn't the Transalp have a rev limiter?
    gearing il stock 15/48
    what am I missing?
  6. jagerb

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    I couldn't care less about the emissions haha. I'm planning to remove the pair system aswel. They don't check that kind of stuff in the Netherlands.

    It's just that i don't want to spend a lot of money on new downpipes.
  7. plumer1kt

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    No need to and don't do unless you like this...
    :D
  8. TransAfrika

    TransAfrika Been here awhile

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    Hi I did that. It was not so difficult, u have to make plates to close the openings on the topside of the cylinders. I use some Aluminium plates between the outlet and the valve cover.
    Next close the holes in the airfilter case and on the vacuum outlet on the front cylinder .

    That sound played in the video i dont have.... I sync my carbs and the engine is running fine.
    I have ABP tubes and they are a direct fit, remove the original tubes and cat. And again i dont have this backfire problem.
    If u have questions send a PM.

    Here a link to the ABP homepage:
    https://www.abp-racing.de/leistungskrümmer/
  9. Dudley

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    Can some one tell me the rear tire size for a 1989 Transalp. I am ordering tires and the bike is in California and I'm not.
  10. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    Manual says "Rear tire size...130/80-17 65s.
  11. Dudley

    Dudley Long timer

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    Thanks
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    Dudley Long timer

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    PM sent
  13. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    How old is your clutch?
  14. Geo-Nemesis

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    hi ladder, the clutch has 4 years and 35k kms.
    this weekend after 400kms of bumpy trails everythink went back to normal. I am back to the old 6000rpm @ 120km/h...what should i look for?
  15. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    First check the clutch lever freeplay at the lever. I wouldn't expect a clutch problem with so few kms. Are you the original owner?

    Best is to find a slight uphill section of road. 2nd gear at about 3000 rpm then quickly go to full throttle. You can also add a bit of rear brake (gently) to add a bit more load. You're looking for a sudden increase in rpm without a corresponding increase in acceleration.

    You can also open the dipstick and have a sniff for anything smelling burnt.
  16. xNOKIAx

    xNOKIAx Been here awhile

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    I just put new filter for testing. It’s only quick fitting. Proper fit after test ride. I let you know how it is after some drive.

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  17. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Interesting
  18. gkam

    gkam Been here awhile

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    And simple and smart!

    However, the intake air may be warmer
  19. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    That was my concern, also
  20. Fiftyfatponies

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    Does anybody know the fuel pump capacity of the 600? I have an idea about a different fuel tank and need an external pump.