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Old 02-24-2009, 02:03 AM   #6496
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If you want to leave stock height, you will need to shorten XR fork's travel lenght, elsewise wheel/fender will hit lover triple...

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Need help on measuring stock TA front end height.

I'm going to be putting on an XR650R front end on my stock rear end transalp. So until I get a longer shock I want the XRR forks to be at the same height as what the stock TA is. My problem is I already disassembled my TA stock front end.

So I hope somebody would be willing to give me a static measurement of their front end. I was thinking the most uniform way would be to measure the bike unladen, on a flat surface being balanced in an upright position with a measurement from the bottom of the front headstock portion of the frame to the ground directly below that straight up and down.

I figure that will get me close enough to set the XRR forks the same height. If you have a better idea please chime in.
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Old 02-24-2009, 05:48 AM   #6497
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Just set the XR forks in there at their original height and have a massive wheelie machine !
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Old 02-24-2009, 07:25 AM   #6498
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The only problem with lowering the forks is that it might bottom out, so be careful. I did lowered mine 1", to match the lower rear. The lugnut that I installed in the rear is 25mm instead of the 30mm that others have installed. I added a washer that might add another 2mm so I ended up with about 27mm. The bike looks level on the stand. Check the pics below....




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Originally Posted by Michelangelo
Need help on measuring stock TA front end height.

I'm going to be putting on an XR650R front end on my stock rear end transalp. So until I get a longer shock I want the XRR forks to be at the same height as what the stock TA is. My problem is I already disassembled my TA stock front end.

So I hope somebody would be willing to give me a static measurement of their front end. I was thinking the most uniform way would be to measure the bike unladen, on a flat surface being balanced in an upright position with a measurement from the bottom of the front headstock portion of the frame to the ground directly below that straight up and down.

I figure that will get me close enough to set the XRR forks the same height. If you have a better idea please chime in.
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:00 AM   #6499
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I'll be using a mx fender so clearance is not an issue.
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:17 AM   #6500
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I'll be using a mx fender so clearance is not an issue.
Still ...

Install them at the required hight, get the front wheel off the ground, messure distance between tyre and fender, in between the forks. look up total travel of the forks, if it's more than the distance you messured, you could get into trouble when fully compressed.
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:21 AM   #6501
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I am looking for a stock windscreen , if anyone has one. I did put an ad in the flea market , i can pay , or will trade for my givi screen.
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:16 PM   #6502
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WTB Left Side Cowl

I listed a wanted to buy in the flea market but just in case one of you inmates doesnt check there regularly....

Im looking for a white TA left side cowl in fair to good shape. I have a couple right now but they both are pretty rough. I can make one good one out of the two but I would rather not mess around if I dont have to.

Cracks and scratches ok but I would like it to have the mounting tabs in tact if possible.
I know these are hard to come by now but I figured I would give it a shot.

AFWIW I have a number of extra parts now that I may be interested in selling or trading. Let me know what you are looking for and I will let you know if I have it.
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:38 PM   #6503
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I listed a wanted to buy in the flea market but just in case one of you inmates doesnt check there regularly....

Im looking for a white TA left side cowl in fair to good shape. I have a couple right now but they both are pretty rough. I can make one good one out of the two but I would rather not mess around if I dont have to.

Cracks and scratches ok but I would like it to have the mounting tabs in tact if possible.
I know these are hard to come by now but I figured I would give it a shot.

AFWIW I have a number of extra parts now that I may be interested in selling or trading. Let me know what you are looking for and I will let you know if I have it.

Would you happen to have a headlight cowl? What else have ya got to trade?
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Old 02-24-2009, 07:00 PM   #6504
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Would you happen to have a headlight cowl? What else have ya got to trade?
Jeff,

I do have a headlight cowl but it does have a repaired crack, couple minor scrapes, and a couple of the metal inserts are pulled out. But it is useable and a good candidate for a refurb.

What else ya looking for?

And I was reading the NX250 thread yesterday, holy crap what is up with the mad Greek they banned? Why did you sell your NX so soon after getting it? I am actually thinking about getting one now. Of course I am using the excuse that the Missus can ride it too . Found a cheapie that I am going to look at in a couple days.
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Old 02-24-2009, 07:10 PM   #6505
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I'm looking for a real clean headlight cowl.

Ya, that Greek dude was a real hoot! I sold the NX so I could get another TA.
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Old 02-24-2009, 07:36 PM   #6506
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Ya this cowl is not the one youre looking for then. Sorry I couldnt help.

So IYHO was the NX up to the task, did it satisfy? or is it lackluster, epecially since you already own a TA (the greatest bike!) ? I like the whole minimalist touring idea but not sure how much I would enjoy a 250. I think I am up to checking it out but on the other hand I already have a KTM 300 and 2 TAs as well as some interesting street rides. I wonder how it would be as a LA commuter...
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Old 02-24-2009, 07:38 PM   #6507
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This might be a Ladder or Jeff question but....How difficult would it be to hook up a AT front fender. I already have the fork fairings.
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:22 PM   #6508
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This might be a Ladder or Jeff question but....How difficult would it be to hook up a AT front fender. I already have the fork fairings.
Is that Chaka from the Land of the Lost? If you would like you're more than welcome to ride up to Santa Barbara and look at my XRV's fender for comparison purposes. I can also take pictures and send them to you if you would like. Mario
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Old 02-25-2009, 08:20 AM   #6509
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what size spoke wrench do i need for the TA wheels ?
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Old 02-25-2009, 08:44 AM   #6510
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what size spoke wrench do i need for the TA wheels ?
the one that comes with the toolset?
rear end of the 24 wrench, says '56' and '59' (2 slots)
(for a 95 TA)
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