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Old 11-05-2012, 08:39 PM   #13831
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I mounted mine like this



with a bracket like this




Oh that's a good post. So the lights move with the fork but what about wheel travel on compression? Worried the front wheel will hit lights?
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:30 PM   #13832
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Wheel is turned to the left and lights are facing straight ahead?
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:27 AM   #13833
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There is a Transalp in the pic , look closely .





Nice Transalp! But the XR650L is ok, too

Is there anything else????
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:05 AM   #13834
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Hi guys. I own 2 Transalp, one dated 1987 with 250.000 km on it and the other one a 1987 transalp with some parts from the Africa twin. I have lots of second hand original parts for Transalp. Would it be agains the terms and conditions to post the link to the pictures over here?
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There is a thread for Transalp photos but here is good too... in keeping with the terms and conditions you should post the link to your inventory of second hand and original Transalp parts - and where I can pick them up when needed
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:13 PM   #13835
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Wheel is turned to the left and lights are facing straight ahead?
The bracket is attached to the two lower front fairing mounts, under the head of the bolt. The lights do not move with the forks.
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:28 PM   #13836
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I mounted mine like this



Nice look, been thinking of something similar myself. Question, have you checked to see whether the LEDs overpower the turn signals when viewed from a distance like that of an oncoming car. I've heard that's an issue if the LEDs are too close to the turn signals.
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:55 PM   #13837
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Nice look, been thinking of something similar myself. Question, have you checked to see whether the LEDs overpower the turn signals when viewed from a distance like that of an oncoming car. I've heard that's an issue if the LEDs are too close to the turn signals.
I would look into LED bulbs for the turn signals as well. They're usually brighter than incandescent bulbs. Just a thought.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:13 PM   #13838
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Nice look, been thinking of something similar myself. Question, have you checked to see whether the LEDs overpower the turn signals when viewed from a distance like that of an oncoming car. I've heard that's an issue if the LEDs are too close to the turn signals.
That was a concern when I did the install, I originally was going to put them on the crash bars, but felt that was even closer to the signals. I have the LED lights on a dimmer and run them most of the time at 40-50 percent. Most of my riding companions comment on how bright they are, and I believe they have helped with cagers seeing me as well. I have looked at them with the blinker on from about 30-50 ft. and I can still see the blinker. Are they a little close? yes, but it's all a compromise.
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:27 PM   #13839
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Jumping right in...

I had debated on where to make my first post and figured this would be the best place as I just brought home a "new to me" 89 TA. My name is Eric and I have been building and riding bikes for the better part of my life, however, dual sport and off road were always something I imagined but for some reason never took the plunge.

First off, thank you to the few folks who have been kind enough to chat with me via PM's. For a new guy on the site with zero posts to date, I am impressed with the hospitality shown (Ray a big thanks to you as your input was used today during the PPI before the bike was loaded in my truck).

I am about 1/3 of the way through this thread and hope to be done before Thanksgiving. Based on the accumulated knowledge from all of you, I have amassed about 124 pages of notes on technical, modification, and useful notes so far and my plan is to photo document the process.

What are my plans? Something of a blend of the TA and AT conversion along with upgrading and refreshing of pieces parts as needed and to bring my TA up to the level of a "new" bike able to do multiple thousand mile plus rides as well as playing here in the PNW!

Here is a picture of her as she sat this morning when I got her:
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I think one of the hardest parts of any bike build has got to the be learning what similar bikes hold parts that will fit your current project when you have an older bike. With that said, if you don't mind my asking...besides the XL600 and Hawk, what "new" parts will fit the TA platform?

If any of you are in the Tri Cities area of Washington or passing through, let me know I am always willing to buy someone a beer and spend some time laughing over bikes and rides.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:49 PM   #13840
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:56 AM   #13841
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Hi Dr E

Welcome and congratulations on buying imho, the best ADVbike around..looks a good buy.

What make is the seat cover, is it comfortable / worthwhile?

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Old 11-07-2012, 05:09 AM   #13842
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Hi Dr E

Welcome and congratulations on buying imho, the best ADVbike around..looks a good buy.

What make is the seat cover, is it comfortable / worthwhile?

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Good morning Potski,

It is a padded seat cover that is riding on top of the Corbin seat. It is very comfortable to sit on and I may include it into the recovered seat when I get to the upholstery work of this project. If I can find a name on it I will post it up!

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Old 11-07-2012, 02:06 PM   #13843
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Good morning Potski,

It is a padded seat cover that is riding on top of the Corbin seat. It is very comfortable to sit on and I may include it into the recovered seat when I get to the upholstery work of this project. If I can find a name on it I will post it up!

Eric
Looks suspiciously like the ATV seat from Walmart that gets touted quite often.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:51 PM   #13844
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That's what I was thinking, Stetson or Sterns brand I think then later re-labeled Walmart or maybe left plan with no brand?.

I tried one once for one ride, that was enough, not enough natural padding on me I guess, I felt the channels.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:20 PM   #13845
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Been looking at upgrading the front suspension a bit. Comparing the progressive springs (~$100) to the intiminators (~$200). What do you guys think makes the most difference / is the best investment for trail riding considering the relatively cheap price of each. If the Ricors are that much better, maybe I'll just go straight to those instead of going with the springs only to want the ricors after all if they perform better.

Thanks.

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