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Old 07-03-2013, 11:26 AM   #15061
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21781944]Great vid, Cory.

Nice example of a fun ride in the dez.

What kinda tires are you running now that your a Nevada boy?[/QUOTE]

Thats a stock TA only a pipe. I have since done the NX fork swap and Ohlins rear shock. I'VE been running the kenda k270 front and rear I like them.
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:29 AM   #15062
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Thanks a lot! Again!

I "should" sell my Husky or XR first and then get a TA, but this is America... So I may just go get it!
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:29 AM   #15063
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more of that ride here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrF4...e_gdata_player

It would be a good place for a TA rendezvous
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:21 PM   #15064
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That camera angle was cool. What was the camera mounted on?

Looks like the TA was taking the whoops/ little rollers pretty well.

There's still one thing.... We're are all the trees and mud?

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Old 07-03-2013, 05:40 PM   #15065
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[QUOTE=Tachedoutoffroad;21785856]That camera angle was cool. What was the camera mounted on?

Looks like the TA was taking the whoops/ little rollers pretty well.

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Rear facing camera mounted on stock blinker stalk.
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:18 PM   #15066
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Nice job on the paint!

Are you getting thoses stickers from the dealer? My TA also need a lot of TLC (body and paint) after many years of use and abuses. But she still run great!
Nah I'm having them custom made with 3M stuff.
It should look pretty much like stock but just a slight colour change since darks and blacks don't show up well on an already dark background.
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:02 PM   #15067
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Nah I'm having them custom made with 3M stuff.
It should look pretty much like stock but just a slight colour change since darks and blacks don't show up well on an already dark background.

Ok, thank you. I might have to go this way to!
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:41 AM   #15068
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:44 AM   #15069
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1989 Tansalp: Matching Jesse Luggage Panniers for TA Fans (Narrow width)


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Old 07-04-2013, 01:45 AM   #15070
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:48 AM   #15071
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:51 AM   #15072
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:57 AM   #15073
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My, that's pretty.

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Old 07-04-2013, 05:16 PM   #15074
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Thinking about a different exhaust

Folks,
After a ride to the White Mountains with the wife today I have decided to look into some alternate exhaust systems for my Transalp.
Right now I have a Supertrapp which came with the bike. When I first got it there were about 14 discs and no fiberglass packing. It was very loud. I've now re-packed the muffler and installed 8 discs, but I still feel the muffler is way too loud, especially for longer trips. So I am thinking of alternatives. I would like something quiet but also light. I also have a stock muffler that I acquired with a bunch of other parts but haven't tried it because it weighs so much.

I have searched and read up on some systems but would like more info or opinions. Here's what I've found available (mostly from Europe):

Arrow Silencer (Ebay Italy)
Not too expensive ($309 US plus shipping) and looks light. I found only one video showing the sound and I can't tell that it's any quieter than mine. I know this is a trusted brand of aftermarket exhausts.

GPR Silencer (Ebay UK)
Can't find much on this pipe. It looks nice and at $289 US it's affordable.

Fuel Stainless Steel Oval (Ebay UK)
Looks nice and light and also affordable at $259 US plus shipping. Seems to be a newer company and I can't find much on this exact pipe either. The ad says "road legal" and I'm wondering if in the UK that means it's quiet?

Dominator (Ebay Poland)
Looks nice and is advertised as 94 dB (same as Laser Produro). Can't find much about it though.

Laser Produro (Laser
I have read a little on this pipe here and it seems to be maybe a little quieter than the Supertrapp, but not by much. It's also pricier than the others I've found, currently on sale at $292.

Marving (Wemoto UK parts site)
This looks nice too. A little pricey as well at $340 US. I've read that these aren't terribly good quality, showing rust after a couple years' use.

Mufflers from other bikes.
I read Ladder's post about fitting a DRZ muffler and that sounds like a nice idea. I saw a couple posts about fitting GSXR mufflers, but I'm not crazy about the fact that they don't exactly clear the stock plastic. I would like to add pannier racks soon so I'd like to keep the bike as narrow as possible too.

So do you folks have any advice as to which route to go? Again, I'm looking for a quieter sound but lighter weight. I don't care too much about power gains; my bike needs better brakes and suspension more than it needs more power. Those will come eventually.
Thanks for any help!
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:10 PM   #15075
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Folks,
After a ride to the White Mountains with the wife today I have decided to look into some alternate exhaust systems for my Transalp.


Mufflers from other bikes.
...I saw a couple posts about fitting GSXR mufflers, but I'm not crazy about the fact that they don't exactly clear the stock plastic....
As a point of clarification, the GSXR exhaust can fit nicely without any plastic interference:



Best of all it should cost you less than $50 all said and done, including hiring out welding and bending a new link pipe from the headers to the can (find a non-titanium flange for the link pipe, pre-2001 model year IIRC), and it weighs a whole lot less than stock. While the GXSR exhaust is noisier than stock (more of a growl), it is assuredly much less bothersome than the SuperTrapp.

The options that you have listed all seem very interesting and I will be interested to see what ends up working for you.
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