Show us your TransAlp modifications!

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

  1. Fiftyfatponies

    Fiftyfatponies Been here awhile

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    Since it's a "show us your mods" thread, i thought i'd show the current state of my alp for this summer. Long story short, crf 250 fuel tank under the seat + 2 acerbis aux tanks on the sides, total ~12 liters. Homemade airbox instead of original tank. Shortened Akra pipe (because it was badly dented). Bodywork made of various cheap plastic and old mx fenders etc. Race ready without fuel it weighs 180 kg.

    I built it and use it mainly as a "dirtroad drifter". Where i live in Sweden we have a huge network of smooth gravel roads in the forest and this bike has really hit a sweetspot for this type of riding.

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  2. kito

    kito Been here awhile

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    I also think the chain tensions is the main issue. Better slack than tight but the above method of the 3 points in a straight line is best method to measure.
  3. pekkal

    pekkal Adventurer

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    Here is my bike in its current state. Built for the same purpose as Fiftyfatponies bike but for Finland instead of Sweden :)

    12litre tank under the seat. Couple of extra fuel cans for this trip to some less populated parts of our country. CRF250R forks shortened to 250mm with stiffer spring. The best upgrade ever. Transformed into a different bike. Re-valved and extended rear shock. 1-tooth down on front sprocket. Exhaust and jetting mods.

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  4. WW-Tuareg

    WW-Tuareg Adventurer

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    That is actually my bike -> 650ccm motor, frame 600 transalp, forks dominator 650 ...

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  5. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Nicely done !

    Tell us about that special front exhaust. Is the expanded area also on the rear or am I just seeing a heat shield?
  6. WW-Tuareg

    WW-Tuareg Adventurer

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    it's not a front exhaust, only a self made heat shield rear exhaust is a Laser Produro stainless steel often used in europe.
  7. plumer1kt

    plumer1kt Adventurer

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    Those are the OEM stainless steel downpipes of the 650.
    Without the cat,of course.
  8. Fliegenfischer

    Fliegenfischer Adventurer

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    and this is my bike
    ....and this is the original

    for sale
    Transalp 750 light
    Das Motorrad ist ein Totalumbau mit dem Schwerpunkt der Gewichtreduzierung und mit allen Eintragungen. TÜV bis Juni 2021
    Zu fahren als Enduro mit 21 / 18 Zoll Radsatz, oder alternativ als Supermoto mit 17 Zoll Radsatz
    Im Folgenden sind die wichtigsten Änderungen aufgelistet.
    · Motor: RD 04 mit 750 ccm, 60 PS
    · Rahmen Transalp 600: sandgestrahlt grundiert und mehrschichtig lackiert und erleichtert
    · Gabel: White Power Extreme 50 von KTM Adventure, Federweg 280 mm
    · Bremse vorn: Brembo Einscheiben 320 mm
    · Vorderrad: 21 Zoll, DID 1.60x21 und alternativ 17 Zoll Behr 3.50x17
    · Hinterrad: 18 Zoll, DID 2.50x18 und alternativ 17 Zoll Behr 4.50x17
    · Bremse hinten: Originalsattel mit Bremsscheibe KTM 950
    · Tank: Transalp 600
    · Schwinge: Africa Twin
    · Auspuff : Laser Pro Duro
    · Krümmer: Edelstahl
    · Sitzbank: umgepolstert und modifiziert
    · Fußrasten: von Moto Bau, VA tiefergelegt
    · Seitenteile: aus Aluminium Eigenbau
    · Cockpit: KTM Lc 4 minimalisiert
    · Federbein: Öhlins, Federweg 260 mm
    · Motorschutz: Alu Eigenbau
    · Lenker: Aluminium 28 mm konifiziert
    · Vergaser: Original, leicht modifiziert
    · Luftfilter: K&N
    · Kabelbaum: gekürzt und erleichtert
    · Gewicht: ca. 175 kg
    · Heck modifiziert mit Alu / Kunstoffkotflügel
    · LIPO Batterie
    · Scheinwerfer: XR Nachbau H4
    · Gepäckträger von KTM modifiziert
    · Steckdose im Cockpit
    · Husqvarna Fußbremshebel
    · gefahren nach Umbau ca. 3.000 km, Motor ca. 70.000 km gelaufen
    Preis: 4.950,00 €

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  9. Clem Kevin

    Clem Kevin Nude With Boots

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    Have you weighed your bike with it stripped down like that? Have any idea of a wet weight?
  10. WW-Tuareg

    WW-Tuareg Adventurer

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    The weight of the stripped TA`s is between 185kg - 175kg + 17kg for gasoline.
  11. xNOKIAx

    xNOKIAx Been here awhile

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    in progress
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  12. Clem Kevin

    Clem Kevin Nude With Boots

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    Where did you get the gas tank shrouds?
  13. xNOKIAx

    xNOKIAx Been here awhile

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    was that question for me? screen and 2 side panels are from ktm. so many companies making rally fairing using that. you have to find on google. i dont know which model ktm it was. sorry
  14. Speedebump

    Speedebump Been here awhile

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    Hello,
    After two years of trouble free riding, my Transalp blew a fork oil seal. Sadly, the seal ring has been bent, and is out of production. If anyone has one I would be very interested in purchasing it.
    I do have a junkyard nearby, but it is still over 100 in Phoenix.

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  15. Son of MotoPolo

    Son of MotoPolo The mountains are calling...

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    Partzilla for some reason lists two different part numbers, but they seem to be in stock. I just replaced my fork oil seals last summer.
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  16. Speedebump

    Speedebump Been here awhile

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    Thanks, but it is the part that goes under the seal. Part #10 in the diagram.
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  17. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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  18. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    It's been a while since I did that job...but isn't it just a flat washer ???
    Might be able to make one or find another one from another make/model.
  19. Speedebump

    Speedebump Been here awhile

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    Thanks Ladder! Hello 2old2bold! Thought you guys might have some ideas on this.
    How have you been my friends?
    Since we last spoke I have become a divorced person (which is good), my daughter has started high school, and I now own a total of four bikes. I am still in the high speed aluminum tube business, although these days I am flying a bunch of cargo around.
    My new(to me) bikes: 1991 ST1100, 2002 Tiger 955i in bright green of course, 2007 Moto Guzzi Norge, and my beloved Transalp.
    Thanks for the help!
  20. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Just sold a 2002 ST1100 and still have my 97. Great bikes but be careful pushing them around the shop. Rock stable from 3 mph to top speed but like to fall over at walking speed. Got lots of miles on the ST. it’s my long distance pavement bike. Got some tips if you need em.