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Old 02-10-2011, 07:46 AM   #10681
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You guys are smart, just spoke with the PO and that is exactly where they came from. He thinks he still has the BMW cases.


I want to sell this rack system but I needed to know just want it was first. I doubt to many K bike owners would be looking for these arms.

I think he made decent adapter mounts to make it work on the TA, very sturdy but not purdy.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:25 AM   #10682
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Mark,

I've always liked the Krauser stuff.

I may be interested in buying it. Possible to take a few photos of the bags on the bike so I can see how it fits. I'm kinda particular about bags that stick out too far.

The mounts can be refabricated in aluminium or some such.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:25 AM   #10683
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Thumbs down Acerbis Rally Pro Handguards

I just finished installing the Acerbis Rally Pro Handguards on my '93 TransAlp, and I must say I am not impressed.

I had to cut off the ball on the front brake and clutch levers etc just to make it fit, and once it was installed I noticed they hit the windscreen when turning the wheel.

All in all, I think I should have picked different handguards
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:03 PM   #10684
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It wil happen with the Cycras too!



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I just finished installing the Acerbis Rally Pro Handguards on my '93 TransAlp, and I must say I am not impressed.

I had to cut off the ball on the front brake and clutch levers etc just to make it fit, and once it was installed I noticed they hit the windscreen when turning the wheel.

All in all, I think I should have picked different handguards
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:07 PM   #10685
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It wil happen with the Cycras too!
How did you fix it? Right now I find it difficult to engage the steer lock.
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Old 02-11-2011, 05:11 AM   #10686
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I have one TA 93 too, I have installed these one´s from Polisport without any problem

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Old 02-11-2011, 09:18 AM   #10687
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I have one TA 93 too, I have installed these one´s from Polisport without any problem
Do those have an aluminum bar/spine that helps prevent broken brake/clutch levers and crushing injuries to your hands in the case of a fall or get-off? If not, what use are they (like the stock TA ones) other than for wind and light brush/branch strike protection?
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Old 02-11-2011, 09:29 AM   #10688
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How did you fix it? Right now I find it difficult to engage the steer lock.
I too have the Acerbis Rally Pro guards and they also make contact with my Givi windscreen but not enough to prevent using the steering lock. You could use a curved file or Dremel tool with the Sanding Barrel attachment and make a slight "(" in the area that the handguard contacts the windscreen.

I too had to cut the ball end off my levers to prevent binding between the levers and the inside of the hand guards. Another slight drawback is I find the wind protection of the Acerbis guards to be less than optimal but this is only an issue for me when riding in temps below 35F. When the weather gets that cold, I put on a set of cheap Tusk Handlebar Muffs to block that icy wind and with my awesome Polly Heaters Grip Heaters on High, the problem of frozen fingertips is fixed.
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Old 02-11-2011, 09:38 AM   #10689
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I epoxied a large bolt in the end of my bars. Drilled and tapped for a machine screw and then mounted the brush guard. This cleared the levers without cutting them down.

I then connected the two guards together with a heavy piece of "L" bent aluminum with one leg of the "L" onto the handlebar mounting bolts.

Remove the excess aluminum to your taste. It has been heavily tested and is very solid. Doesn't touch the stock windshield.
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Old 02-11-2011, 01:39 PM   #10690
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Some time back there was a discussion about changing Valve cover gaskets. It seems the question was if this could be done with the engine in the frame? Although the Honda manual does say this is possible I seem to recall someone saying it could not be done?

Sorry for the blurry memory about this topic but while I was getting ready to pull an engine from a frame I thought I would test out what really can and can't be done.

Bear in mind that I am striping this bike down to the frame so I have removed just about everything which would normally not be necessary.

The manual states that you have to remove both water tubes from the head but I had no trouble removing the front cover with the front water tube still in place.

The rear cylinder cover is another story, there is no way to remove the valve cover without removing the rear water tube mounted on the rear head. Once the tube is removed the valve cover will "roll" forward and lift off.

Without removing the rear water tube the valve cover will lift away enough to get some gasket type sealer on the head but you went this far and may as well do it right.
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Old 02-12-2011, 04:20 AM   #10691
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Lowering kit Transalp

Do anyone know where to buy a lowering kit for Transalp 2001?
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:49 AM   #10692
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Do anyone know where to buy a lowering kit for Transalp 2001?
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A search of the Transalp forum on XRV.org in the UK turned up no direct links to a manufactured lowering kit. There are references to a lower seat option that was available for the XL650V so if you can find one used, that may help you lower your bike some. There are also references to lowering the front forks slightly and reducing the preload on the rear shock but these steps can produce handling problems in some cases if taken too far.

Here's some info that may help you from XRV.org

http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/transal...available.html

http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/transal...uspension.html

http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/transal...de-height.html

http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/transal...ernatives.html

http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/transal...-lowering.html

http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/transal...ne-bought.html
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:51 AM   #10693
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Do anyone know where to buy a lowering kit for Transalp 2001?
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did you try Louis or Polo in Germany?
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Old 02-12-2011, 02:12 PM   #10694
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I am listing a "rough" Corbin in the flea market.
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:24 PM   #10695
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Anyone have an extra Front Turn Signal Socket & Wire Assembly they'd be willing to sell? One of mine up and died as I'm getting no continuity on the green wire between the plug and socket.
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