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Old 01-25-2014, 03:31 PM   #16111
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Old 01-25-2014, 11:32 PM   #16112
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Hey fellow alpers, My dash bulbs had burned out

I have bulbs that have burned as well. Do you have to take the full dash off the XL600V to replace the bulbs, or can you leave it partly mounted? Also, can the speedo drive stay connected?
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Old 01-26-2014, 12:03 PM   #16113
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I have bulbs that have burned as well. Do you have to take the full dash off the XL600V to replace the bulbs, or can you leave it partly mounted? Also, can the speedo drive stay connected?
You need not take off the dash, but you do take off the forward fairing. The bulbs are attached to little rubber waterproof connectors that just pull right out. Don't take out more than one of these at a time or you will get them confused.
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Old 01-27-2014, 02:06 AM   #16114
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I really like the twin round headlights in the standard fairing. What is that? How did you mount it?
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Old 01-27-2014, 02:17 AM   #16115
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You need not take off the dash, but you do take off the forward fairing. The bulbs are attached to little rubber waterproof connectors that just pull right out. Don't take out more than one of these at a time or you will get them confused.
Thanks. I will check that.
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:53 AM   #16116
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I really like the twin round headlights in the standard fairing. What is that? How did you mount it?
I like it too...like a mini AT. More pics would be nice. Is that the only one or is a kit available?
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:51 PM   #16117
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I like it too...like a mini AT. More pics would be nice. Is that the only one or is a kit available?

the kit is made by myself, so it can't be find online.


http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...9170&page=1033
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:21 PM   #16118
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the kit is made by myself, so it can't be find online.


http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...9170&page=1033
Ok...now I remember your posts. You did a helluva job. Square headlites look so...you know...square and old. I love my TA and the way it looks and handles but with the exception at times when I look at it from the front. Then I look to my AT and I feel better.
Again...good work. You certainly have design and fabrication skills.
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:34 AM   #16119
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the kit is made by myself, so it can't be find online.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...9170&page=1033
Nice work! Yep, that goes a bit beyond an easy swap. Very impressive that. Thanks for sharing and taking the trouble to put in the link. Much appreciated.
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:15 AM   #16120
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@Galba, can you please share how you fixed the skid plate from the AT to the Alp.
i can not find an easy solution to fix it in the front. i made another whole in the skid plate to fix it on the original frame point yet i would like to have it fixed in the mounting holes of the skidplate also
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:17 AM   #16121
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the kit is made by myself, so it can't be find online.


http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...9170&page=1033

Love what you did with the rear fender!

The Africa twin one looks great and in perfect proportion

Do you have a picture of it from under neath?

and also a picture of the light unit from the back?
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:22 AM   #16122
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@Galba, can you please share how you fixed the skid plate from the AT to the Alp.
i can not find an easy solution to fix it in the front. i made another whole in the skid plate to fix it on the original frame point yet i would like to have it fixed in the mounting holes of the skidplate also
Hi Raoul

I made a bracket for the front out of some sheet aluminum

It attaches to the original Africa twin mounts and and also to the single bolt hole on the transalp

It only the prototype so might need adapting

Going to use some sort of P-clamps or similar for the back

Been on 2 ride outs and its not fallen off yet!


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Old 01-28-2014, 01:26 PM   #16123
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@Galba, can you please share how you fixed the skid plate from the AT to the Alp.
i can not find an easy solution to fix it in the front. i made another whole in the skid plate to fix it on the original frame point yet i would like to have it fixed in the mounting holes of the skidplate also

the skid plate is from an AT750 first type. i send you the photos, so you can see how i fixed it.
I fixed the front with a plate and I reinforced the attack to the frame with a bolt.
If you want to ask me something else, no problem !








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Old 01-28-2014, 02:19 PM   #16124
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Old 01-28-2014, 02:48 PM   #16125
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Just got a reply from heavy Duties about their crash bars, apparently they can't ship outside the EU =/

Maybe I should just design a set and have them bent up locally, probably cost me more then the HD ones + freight though.

I don't like the SW-Motec set I have now, they got all bent out of shape from a minor off-road off and the super long bolt plus loang spacers that replaces an engine bolt seems to be a real weak point not offering much rigidity to the design.
that long bolt is stretched and bent after going over now too.

and it was just a low-side in the gravel at low speed on a tight bend.
Pretty annoying.
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