Show us your TransAlp modifications!

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by modrover, Apr 13, 2004.

  1. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    Leds are diodes. They conduct in only one direction. If for some reason yours started to conduct (or not conduct) in a direction it's not supposed to I guess that might cause the condition you were experiencing. :dunno
    Electrons will find the path of least resistance.... whether you want them to or not.

    So, brothers are good for something ??? :lol3
  2. tag3

    tag3 Doofus

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    The good thing is, I know all switches are good.
    Brothers still suck.
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  3. Kostyan

    Kostyan Adventurer

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    Hi man! You placed main spoket wrong side!
  4. aggrohead

    aggrohead Inside Sucks

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    As someone who just installed an LED light, this kind of freaks me out. Hrmm. Maybe I should stick the old bucket back in and just upgrade the bulb?
  5. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    I'm running two LED headlights in mine, two LED tail lights and four LED running lights/turn signals. :lol3

    If yours quits, unplug the headlight. :lol3
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  6. aggrohead

    aggrohead Inside Sucks

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    Good to know! And well hey, at least now I know! lol
  7. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    Oh, and two LED aux lights.
  8. tag3

    tag3 Doofus

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    I can't explain it at all. I did hit a very good sized pothole to get this mess started.
    Rode to work and home 30ish miles today with no problem.
    shoulder shrug thingy
  9. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Naming names is the one of the reasons this site exists.....SPILL THE DIRT.

    .....and save us from repeating the error
  10. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Working on a friends Chinese bike right now while he tries to save his business.....thanks to (oh the irony)....the Chinese.

    Hint: It’s rubbish

    Stay away.....far away
  11. tag3

    tag3 Doofus

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    Cyclops. It was a big pot hole on the dirt road. Completely blew through the for travel and for a moment thought I pinched the front tube. Should probably check the rim. Didn't think about that till right now.
  12. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Have a look at spoke tension also
  13. tag3

    tag3 Doofus

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    I built the wheels. No problems there.

    tooting own horn thingy
  14. Clem Kevin

    Clem Kevin Nude With Boots

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    Is the flywheel bolt reverse thread? I can't remember.

    This one hurts. I didn't want to split the cases until I noticed this. IMG_20200521_113228.jpg
  15. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Nope....its just really tight. Got an electric or pneumatic impact wrench? The only left hand threads I know of on the TA are the mirror mounts.....oddly enough

    You may want to be certain you can source the shaft first. Last I looked, they were getting a bit thin on the ground.
  16. Santa

    Santa Focused on the Future

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    I have decided to lower my ta back to stock ride height and wanted to ask if someone can measure the overall length of the stock 89 US model fork tubes fully extended from top to approximate axle center line?

    I’m also seeking a kickstand and upgraded shock in stock length
    Please see my ad in flea market

    Hey Tag, how many miles you got on your bike now??
  17. tag3

    tag3 Doofus

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    It's at 65k nowadays.
  18. Santa

    Santa Focused on the Future

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    Still breaking it in eh?
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  19. tag3

    tag3 Doofus

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    Slowly. Should have had a few more miles on it this year already, but.......
  20. CDA441

    CDA441 Belgian

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    Just put in new fork bushings, oil and hyperpro progressive springs.
    Still waiting on my frame from the sandblaster but it will probably be back in 2 weeks...
    Enough time to prepare more parts for painting.