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Forum: The Garage 12-30-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,708
Posted By Transalp Jas
That was your first attempt at fibreglass? Wow....

That was your first attempt at fibreglass? Wow. Great result. Nicely done!
Forum: Airheads 05-28-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 52,859
Posted By Transalp Jas
That thing is all kinds of awesome! Great...

That thing is all kinds of awesome! Great tire/wheel combination.

I agree with Airhead Wrangler- the rough beater look really does it for me. Can't wait to see the finished product!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-05-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 79,846
Posted By Transalp Jas
Fantastic job!

Fantastic job!
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,013
Posted By Transalp Jas
Nicely done! I really like the floor.

Nicely done! I really like the floor.
Forum: The Garage 02-05-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 940
Posted By Transalp Jas
I'm not sure I'd want to modify other people's...

I'm not sure I'd want to modify other people's bikes. Opening an independent service shop I could see- Fluid changes, tires, maybe replacement of stock parts like bearings and brakes. Modifying or...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2,858
Views: 396,520
Posted By Transalp Jas
I didn't get out in the garage today, but I spent...

I didn't get out in the garage today, but I spent a couple hours out there yesterday disassembling and pounding on a section of garage door that the wife decided to re-model with the car :umph

I...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2,858
Views: 396,520
Posted By Transalp Jas
That is without a doubt the meanest looking...

That is without a doubt the meanest looking f650gs I've ever seen. Very very nice.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-31-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 60,657
Posted By Transalp Jas
I remember following the build-up of this bike....

I remember following the build-up of this bike. It seemed thorough and well-done. The previous owner seemed to really know his way around in the garage. I'm shocked that this bike was in such...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 50,419
Posted By Transalp Jas
I'd love to see an updated XR650L. It could...

I'd love to see an updated XR650L. It could really use a little freshening. Maybe offer a dual sport and a sumo version?
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,668
Posted By Transalp Jas
Not much of a cruiser guy, but that's a nice...

Not much of a cruiser guy, but that's a nice looking bike.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-30-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,571
Posted By Transalp Jas
Nice

Nice
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,589
Posted By Transalp Jas
I voted V Max, mainly because I just got off of...

I voted V Max, mainly because I just got off of my '93:D

Not the most practical machine, but I sure smile a lot when I ride mine.
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,577
Posted By Transalp Jas
That's quite a transformation! What's that front...

That's quite a transformation! What's that front fender?
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,707
Posted By Transalp Jas
Very nice, clean mounting job. First time I've...

Very nice, clean mounting job. First time I've ever seen someone mount what pretty much amounts to a computer to the dash of a bike. I'd be worried about how the iPad will hold up to the constant...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-29-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,904
Posted By Transalp Jas
Niiiiiice exhaust. Can't wait to see the finished...

Niiiiiice exhaust. Can't wait to see the finished bike.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-21-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,353
Posted By Transalp Jas
I like it- good looking setup. Where did you get...

I like it- good looking setup. Where did you get the fairing? Is it an aftermarket, or is it off another bike? Whatever it is, it looks right at home on the GS.
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,005
Posted By Transalp Jas
I like it. The Dakar looks good in yellow. Nice...

I like it. The Dakar looks good in yellow. Nice job.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-26-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,312
Posted By Transalp Jas
Very nice. Very clean. Waaaaay less bulky looking...

Very nice. Very clean. Waaaaay less bulky looking than the stock plastics.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 174,208
Posted By Transalp Jas
Now THAT gets my juices flowing! Very nice!

Now THAT gets my juices flowing! Very nice!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-03-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 79
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Views: 27,537
Posted By Transalp Jas
Wow. Great build. Nicely written up too....

Wow.

Great build. Nicely written up too. Scary numbers!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-23-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,090
Posted By Transalp Jas
Sweeeeeet looking scoot. I like the fender, but...

Sweeeeeet looking scoot. I like the fender, but it looks pretty bad-ass without it too.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-16-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,196
Posted By Transalp Jas
Interesting. Looking forward to seeing how this...

Interesting. Looking forward to seeing how this project comes out.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-29-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10,764
Views: 3,610,809
Posted By Transalp Jas
Recent addition. Picked her up Labor Day weekend....

Recent addition. Picked her up Labor Day weekend. '93 V-Max, bone-stock, 17,000 kms on her. Rode her home almost 750 kms. I've always wanted one.
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-29-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10,764
Views: 3,610,809
Posted By Transalp Jas
My (more or less) faithful steed. 308599

My (more or less) faithful steed.

308599
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,953
Posted By Transalp Jas
Gotta disagree. I think the Triumph looks bad-ass...

Gotta disagree. I think the Triumph looks bad-ass without the tail! To each his own, I guess. OP- thanks for posting the vid. Good one!
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,841
Posted By Transalp Jas
I liked the ammo cans, but it does look a lot...

I liked the ammo cans, but it does look a lot cleaner/better like that! So.......looks solid, runs, $500? Sweeeeet.
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,250
Posted By Transalp Jas
I like it. I'm not in a position to buy (any) new...

I like it. I'm not in a position to buy (any) new bike, but if I ever switch to a cruiser, I'd look at a used Victory first. I've always liked their bikes, and they're still fairly uncommon in my...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,882
Posted By Transalp Jas
To the OP: Nice work! Looks good.

To the OP: Nice work! Looks good.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-01-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 64,702
Posted By Transalp Jas
How do you guys carry things you pick up if you...

How do you guys carry things you pick up if you don't have your "tins" on? Having secure storage on any motorcycle makes it much more practical. At least it has for me.
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,642
Posted By Transalp Jas
Definitely go with 2 bikes (personally, I'd go...

Definitely go with 2 bikes (personally, I'd go with the Griso/Valk, But I've always liked the Valk.) Two very different/contrasting bikes in the barn trumps one bike any day!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-12-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 804
Posted By Transalp Jas
Hi, and welcome! No direct experience with...

Hi, and welcome!

No direct experience with the 650, but I never needed a lot in the way of tools stowed on my 600. Tire patch kit for sure. 8, 10, 12 mm sockets/wrenches. Plug wrench. Zip ties....
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,102
Posted By Transalp Jas
Now THAT would take some getting used to in the...

Now THAT would take some getting used to in the looks department. Kind of makes the bike look like a big scooter.

Bet it's nice and warm behind that thing, though. Wonder how it would handle a...
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,637
Posted By Transalp Jas
Thanks for the responses, folks. No stores open...

Thanks for the responses, folks. No stores open today, so I think I'll give mild soap a try first. If that doesn't work, I'll hit the stores tomorrow. I mainly want to get my jacket cleaned and...
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,637
Posted By Transalp Jas
Gotta Clean My Leather!

Quick question to those in the know:

Here in Newfoundland, the riding seasn is rapidly winding down :cry

I recently did a 500 mile ride on my '93 V Max. New-to-me bike, no windshield. Ride...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,605
Posted By Transalp Jas
I don't do hacking. I never modify a bike in a...

I don't do hacking. I never modify a bike in a way that can't be reversed. Take my TransAlp, for example- different seat, different fenders, different lighting, completely different suspension- all...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,605
Posted By Transalp Jas
Interesting topic! I came across a gen 1...

Interesting topic!

I came across a gen 1 750 last year, and I was going to buy it with a very similar project in mind- faring off, possibly some risers. I've never seen an old Gixxer naked, but...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 882
Posted By Transalp Jas
I've always liked the Radian- nice looking little...

I've always liked the Radian- nice looking little bike with decent power. A guy I knew a few years back had one, and he was very fond of wheelies.....

Congrats on the new bike. I think you're...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-02-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 33,370
Posted By Transalp Jas
I like the black seat. It really brings out the...

I like the black seat. It really brings out the white on the tank and the tail. I think that the white seat really distracted from the white in the paint job. Also, you've done a pretty fine job on...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-29-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 33,370
Posted By Transalp Jas
Looking great. The seat came out very nice. Looks...

Looking great. The seat came out very nice. Looks like a professional job.

I'm not a big chrome fan, but the exhaust would have looked nice in chrome with the white and blue color scheme. Not...
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 23,908
Posted By Transalp Jas
Nice bikes all around! I'm considering a...

Nice bikes all around! I'm considering a bone-stock, low mileage '93 as my next bike, and I have a question for those who know. How bad is bad when it comes to gas mileage? I know this isn't a...
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