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Old 10-28-2012, 10:02 AM   #13801
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Nice Ruan....best model and paint of the entire TA line IMHO.
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:27 AM   #13802
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Hey Crash,

Nice to see another Bluenoser with an 87. If you're in need of shop manuals (honda and haynes) let me know and I'll drop a copy onto cd/flash drive for you.
cheers,

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That would be greatly appreciated Rick... I sent you my contact info through the Transalp forum email but will repeat the process from here.
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:34 AM   #13803
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I won't be taking it off road... mostly got it for bumpy/pot holed pavement and gravel - so may not opt for the crash bars yet.
Comments and / or suggestions greatly appreciated
With replacement Transalp plastics no longer available from Honda, the Givi TN363 crash bars are a fairly inexpensive, must have accessory for any TA. Accidents do happen and you will cuss and kick yourself if your precious plastics get crunched because you balked at spending a little money to protect them.

http://www.sporttour.com/shopexd.asp?id=2568
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:24 PM   #13804
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Nice Ruan....best model and paint of the entire TA line IMHO.
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:31 PM   #13805
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Bought mine like this in may 2012:



Now it has crash bars and adventure lights:



Adventure lights on:





Like those little lights with big power, where did you get them from
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:57 PM   #13806
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Bought them in a motorcycle shop in northern Portugal.


some forum mate is selling one kit for 25€. Mine cost 36€.

http://www.trailaventura.com/forum/v...p?f=90&t=19259

Ask him wether he wants to send it to you...
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:09 PM   #13807
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With replacement Transalp plastics no longer available from Honda, the Givi TN363 crash bars are a fairly inexpensive, must have accessory for any TA. Accidents do happen and you will cuss and kick yourself if your precious plastics get crunched because you balked at spending a little money to protect them.

http://www.sporttour.com/shopexd.asp?id=2568
Wow only $113... description says 1989 - 93 - will it bolt right on to the '87? (edit: I see in a previous post that it works with a longer bolt from hardware store)

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Old 10-28-2012, 05:22 PM   #13808
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Nice Ruan....best model and paint of the entire TA line IMHO.

Easy Ray easy thems is some big words
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:13 AM   #13809
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Give us a brake!

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So, what is a good, light replacement front disc rotor to fit to a 1987 600.
Didn't realise how heavy the oem disc is.
Anybody have an opinion on this? One of my only gripes with living with the Transalp is its somewhat weak brakes. I was planning to swap the front brake lines for a stainless one, which was a significant improvement on my CB500/4. The rear drum is just a lost cause I think. I put in some grooved EBC shoes but they aren't much better than the originals. It would help if I corrected the linkage action to the rear brake ( my Alp was once crashed and the left footpeg bracket is slightly skewed, causing the rear brake linkage to be out of whack.)
EBC seems to have a replacement disc, but I can't tell whether it's just an OEM replacement or an upgraded design. If it is an upgraded disc, what pads would be good with it?
Thanks!

Edit: Here's the EBC disc I mentioned:
http://www.jcmotors.com/p-28324-ebc-...x#.UI5_aK6FKwo
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:01 AM   #13810
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improved front braking

Those wishing to make an inexpensive front brake improvement may benefit from knowing that the 1989-1990 HawkGT front rotor is 315mm in diameter and bolts directly to the Transalp front hub of the same years.

An adapter to relocate the caliper must be machined. I took the parts to a local machine shop and had no trouble having one fabricated from aluminum.

The Hawk rotor can be found used for a reasonable price.

Well worth the expense in performance upgrade.

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Old 10-29-2012, 12:06 PM   #13811
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Those wishing to make an inexpensive front brake improvement may benefit from knowing that the 1989-1990 HawkGT front rotor is 315mm in diameter and bolts directly to the Transalp front hub of the same years.

An adapter to relocate the caliper must be machined. I took the parts to a local machine shop and had no trouble having one fabricated from aluminum.

The Hawk rotor can be found used for a reasonable price.

Well worth the expense in performance upgrade.

Pete
+1

I fitted the Lenac adapter to mine and it has improved the braking mucho!

I'm not sure if they are still available but there might be another manufacturer that sells them....someone on here should be able to advise.....
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:39 PM   #13812
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XL600V Transalp Caliper Adapter

M.A.P Engineering in Colorado Springs sells the adapter.

http://www.map-engineering.com/prodd...46eea58f2e0177

Pretty sure he originally designed it and the Lenac one was a take off from his (sorry I didn't know that until after I bought the Lenac kit). The page lists the disks it works with and if you contact him he might be able to source one. The adapter/rotor change along w/ SS lines made a significant difference in braking on my TA.
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:58 PM   #13813
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Wow only $113... description says 1989 - 93 - will it bolt right on to the '87? (edit: I see in a previous post that it works with a longer bolt from hardware store)
Prior to buying engine guards, I checked various websites and found some fairly low prices, however, due to bulk of them, freight costs (from US to Can, and from West Can to East Can) pushed the total price up to $150+. I ended up ordering them through ProCycle for, IIRC, around $155ish.

You are correct, long bolt that comes with kit will not work on the 87. Not being able to find a metric bolt, I went with a 5 1/2 long, 5/16" (5 1/4" long would have worked as well). You may need to ratchet the lower sections in place to get lined up with the bolt holes.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:43 AM   #13814
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Prior to buying engine guards, I checked various websites and found some fairly low prices, however, due to bulk of them, freight costs (from US to Can, and from West Can to East Can) pushed the total price up to $150+. I ended up ordering them through ProCycle for, IIRC, around $155ish.

You are correct, long bolt that comes with kit will not work on the 87. Not being able to find a metric bolt, I went with a 5 1/2 long, 5/16" (5 1/4" long would have worked as well). You may need to ratchet the lower sections in place to get lined up with the bolt holes.
Thanks Rick... I read your engine guard installation report - hope you had a few beer afterward.

Motorcycle Superstore has the engine guards in stock if anyone else is looking.
$113 incl shipping to the lower 48... $160 incl shipping, duty and taxes to Upper Canuckstan.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:33 PM   #13815
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Hey guys,

Thanks for the quick replies!
@Blackbert: What did you pay for the Wilbers shock? Was that one made by your demands? Where do live in Belgium? Maybe it's interesting to meet? :-)

Hope top hear from you guys again!

Thanks a lot! :-)
I'll have to look for the paperwork, but from IIRC, something like 400€ (basic shock, no remote preload adjuster or other add-ons that make it more expensive. Got it from these guys.

I'm close to Antwerp, across the river ;-)
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