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Old 12-25-2007, 07:02 PM   #3076
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Oops!

Almost forgot I have a contribution already. Santa had posted back on post #2634 about his find on that two-pack of Pilot replacement headlights for the Transalp. I found the same lights on Amazon.com for a bit less with free shipping so thought I'd post the link.

http://www.amazon.com/Pilot-Performa.../dp/B0006309WA
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Old 12-26-2007, 03:11 AM   #3077
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Looks like you got an incredible deal on a Transalp, Dave!

Thanks for the headlight link. Good info to have until I get motivated to move forward with the dual headlight conversion...
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Old 12-26-2007, 08:32 AM   #3078
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What size are those lights? Anyone have an actual pic of them?
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Old 12-26-2007, 09:45 AM   #3079
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Hey guys, merry xmas to all! Santa showed up with some great toys this year. Got some bling in the form of givi crash bars, and a nice givi top case. Pics to follow after installation.
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Old 12-26-2007, 10:50 AM   #3080
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What size are those lights? Anyone have an actual pic of them?
They are the same size as the stock TA lamp.
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:32 AM   #3081
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FYI... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=296382

This is a lovely setup for your TA!



Also, I don't know if any you guys with Africa Twins here in the USA are interested, but... I've got a 5-Star (that's the brand name) white rear rack that looks totally stock made for the RD03 that allows GIVI top boxes to be mounted. I'll be trying to sell this soon as well. I got this from Germany some time ago. It's in perfect shape. Send me a PM on this. I think I'll have to get $120 shipped for it. I used to run this on my RD03 Africa Twin and it works perfect! Looks stock, allows a GIVI top box to click into place, and allows for something to hold when moving these heavy beasts around the garage!

That is all, but if I turn up anything else I'll be sure to give me old mates here first dibs on it!

I hope all had a nice Christmas and... HAPPY NEW YEAR to ya!

Ride safe and keep mod'n!
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:55 AM   #3082
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Almost forgot I have a contribution already. Santa had posted back on page 176 about his find on that two-pack of Pilot replacement headlights for the Transalp. I found the same lights on Amazon.com for $31 with free shipping so thought I'd post the link and try'n help somebody out.

http://www.amazon.com/Pilot-Performa.../dp/B0006309WA
Unless you break your original lens and need a replacement I can't see the benefit? Just the look of the clear lens? same bulb size.
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Old 12-26-2007, 06:04 PM   #3083
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Yep - the main benefit is not paying Honda $70+ for a replacement lens assembly.
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Old 12-26-2007, 06:13 PM   #3084
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Hey guys, merry xmas to all! Santa showed up with some great toys this year. Got some bling in the form of givi crash bars, and a nice givi top case. Pics to follow after installation.
Givi crash bars = best aftermarket TA investment I know of! Pay for themselves the first time you drop it.
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Old 12-26-2007, 06:36 PM   #3085
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Sweeeeet

Nice alp NorCalDave,my favorite color.....also the one you see the least.Enjoy
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Old 12-27-2007, 07:38 AM   #3086
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They are the same size as the stock TA lamp.

Ahhhh, I thought someone said they were dual rounds.
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Old 12-28-2007, 03:32 AM   #3087
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Yea, I know how you feel, but thats the reason behind the conversion I did. Those headlights are appealing....but you may want to do a lighter version. The subframe and headlight assembly are heavy and adds lots of lbs to the bike. You may try a custom made. Go for it, its not that messy or complicated....

The look from dual headlights is intimidating and they look damm good.
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Old 12-28-2007, 03:46 AM   #3088
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The subframe and headlight assembly are heavy and adds lots of lbs to the bike. You may try a custom made. Go for it, its not that messy or complicated....

The look from dual headlights is intimidating and they look damm good.
I just mentioned the dual headlight conversion over on my Transalp page but couldn't remember where I'd seen this conversion done! I've already got a GSXR headlight assembly but that's as far as I've gone with it. Any details about the conversion you'd care to share with us?
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Old 12-28-2007, 12:07 PM   #3089
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I'm leaning toward just fabbing my own light mounts if I can actually improve the lighting properties and save weight.
One could use sheet aluminum and spacers to fab a rally style lamp and instrument mount but it may not save much weight depending on the light style and alighment method chosen

The stock TA headlight assembly is actually fairly lightweight with the Pilot lamp.

The advantages to the Pilot lamp are good looks, lighter weight, somewhat better resistance to lens chipping from smaller rocks due to the plastic construction and they are cheap enough that if damaged there are no worries.

Removing weight from this location really makes a difference you can feel and every ounce adds up
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Old 12-28-2007, 06:20 PM   #3090
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If you decide not to go with the AT mods, then you have to fabricate. Even the AT headlights doesnt fit into the TA subframe, unless you have the ability to do some mods to it. But then, there is the cowl. The TA cowl is narrower than the TA. There is a picture around from a fellow advrider from Europe, XLV. He had to cut the front part of the cowl to widen it a little bit to accomodate the xrv dual headlights. But his bike was a 1994 TA. (I'm posting a picture of his bike, hope there is no problem with xlv!)

There are a few bikes, like Suzuki, Yamaha and Honda that uses the round dual headlights. A little research on the web will give you clues.

Once you solve these issues, then its a matter of wiring everything with relays, etc...
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