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Old 04-24-2004, 02:27 PM   #61
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After crash bars, the best option for off road use
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Old 04-24-2004, 02:30 PM   #62
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Old 04-25-2004, 12:22 PM   #63
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hey Modrover

This one on ebay, ending soon, wish I had seen your post about getting another TA earlier....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...K%3AMEBWA%3AIT
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Old 04-26-2004, 01:35 PM   #64
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Laugh 12birdn

Hey, thanks for thinking of me. That is one WAY overpriced TA. Having owned one now for awhile and having friends with them... I have found this to be true... there is a buyer for anything. I don't like the idea of buying a motorcycle on ebay or overpaying for one. WHAM! WHAM!

I'm a sap. I'll abmit it. :uhhuh My idea of buying a moto is from a person who really wants it to go to a good home. We all want our beloved machines to live a happy life!

All in fun,
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PS You know that if that ebay TA was only at $1000... I'd buy it!
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Old 04-26-2004, 01:53 PM   #65
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Thumb Acc. plugs...

I always hated how the prev owner wired in that BMW plug. It was snipped into some factory wires. Who knows what the F those are for! So, I had a couple hours and wired in a small harness from the battery. Power (fused 15amp) goes to the switch (20amp triple sealed) and then goes to both the BMW plug and the standard sig plug. The switch cuts the power to both plugs and can remain on even if the bike is off. Grounds run from the battery to both plugs (a good solid ground is most important). It works perfect! I can run my eTrex plug in the standard (eTrex plug has a volt thingy in it that takes it from the 6V to 12V) plug and still have a plug for heated gear (some day) or whatever. YEA FOR ME!

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Old 04-26-2004, 11:45 PM   #66
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Thumb HA! HA! I made the 100 post club!

Let me take this time to welcome myself to this prestigious club

Hmm... maybe I should just get a damn job!

I've got nothing to add to the TransAlp mod Thread tonight. I just wanted my 100th post to be all about the TransAlp!

My beloved 1989 Honda TransAlp V-Twin 600cc 450lb of dual sport pig!

May my next 100 posts be filled with as many TransAlp stuffed Threads as I can cram into them.

Cheers to all,
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Old 04-27-2004, 11:34 PM   #67
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Talking another screen mod...

This is a major cut down Gustoffson (spell?)... it's much like a Rifle. Very tall with no real curve in it. Mine got a big ass crack when a Chevy Subdivision threw a rock up at me! Holy shit! It was a hard hit!

Anyway, I cut it below the crack line and this is what's left of it. It's actually nice to ride with as the air hits the chest and helmet. No buffeting, but no real protection either. Speeds over 75 mph get to be work for any period of time. I think it's a great screen for off-road as it's not going to get in the way and probably won't get broken.

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Old 04-28-2004, 08:58 AM   #68
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Talking and yet another screen...

OK I was bored last night so I started grinding away one of the screens I had bought used from a friend. I have yet to find a screen that makes me happy! I figured that I'd just give the screen more lean (so the air flow justs gets my helmet and not my chest so much) and remove some the sides (so the guards don't hit it). I used my Milwaukee grinder (got to love this thing!) and drilled two new side holes for the bolts. I haven't tried it yet, but I think it'll be good... hmm... I hope it is! I don't usually make a habit of grinding perfectly good TA bits.
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Old 04-28-2004, 09:00 AM   #69
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Talking oh... one more thing

I also spaced out the lower part of the screen. It might help with any pressure building behind it by allowing a small amount of air flow to pass under. Hmm... I'm not sure, but it appears many screens are using this idea.

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Old 04-28-2004, 09:54 AM   #70
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Modrover, if these screen mods don't work to your satisfaction, check out the National "Cheeta" Screen for 'alp. They have a more vertical component and this seems to work better than the swept back styles. As I get to it I may also try the front venting you are exerimenting with, as I do get just a bit of buffeting at helmet top. I think these national screens are still available from MAW (motorcycle accessory warehouse) for only $50-$60.
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Old 04-28-2004, 11:44 AM   #71
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remove some the sides (so the guards don't hit it).
Are you using the stock handlebars? I put Renthal Desert bars on my NX and the Acerbis handgaurds clear the screen because the bars are wider. The are also taller and sweep back more than typical off-road bars. I love 'em on the NX and am gonna get one for the TA eventually.
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Old 04-28-2004, 12:15 PM   #72
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Question back at cha!

wpbarlow - who makes that headlamp guard? Any ideas on where to buy one? How does it attach? Does it just snap on to the sides of the lens or do you have to drill/screw something? I think it's a good item!

arroyoshark - I went to the web page, but there is no photo aval. for the "cheeta." Any ideas on seeing one of those in a photo someplace?

Transalper - Renthal bars are nice! I'll swap mine out when they get damaged or something. Lucky guy... TA and an NX!

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Old 04-28-2004, 12:55 PM   #73
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wpbarlow - who makes that headlamp guard? Any ideas on where to buy one? How does it attach? Does it just snap on to the sides of the lens or do you have to drill/screw something? I think it's a good item!
I really don't know who makes it; but Aeroflow ( http://www.aeroflowscreens.com/headlightcovers.htm ) makes a different kind that should work with a little trimming.

Not2fast may know who makes it, as it was on the bike when I bought it from him.

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Old 04-28-2004, 03:34 PM   #74
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Talking I'll check into that cover

It would appear to be a standard size lens so it shouldn't be difficult to find. I'll see what those guys have and then maybe check at my local Cycle Gear as they stock general items like that. Funny, I've thought about the lens getting cracked, but never thought to try and prevent it. I've installed similar factory covers on the lower lights on Range Rovers while working, but never thought about that type working for bikes. I've also installed Stone Guards on Rovers (my '65 Landy has them) with good results. I think I'd rather have a removable cover like the one you have. Those expensive clear stickers can sometimes be more trouble than they're worth.

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Old 04-28-2004, 06:19 PM   #75
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arroyoshark - I went to the web page, but there is no photo aval. for the "cheeta." Any ideas on seeing one of those in a photo someplace?
Here's a pic of "Cheeta" windscreen....
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