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Old 02-24-2013, 01:42 PM   #14326
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Indeed!!
As nothing more than a lurker here I am amazed at the effort that people put into this thread.I have downloaded the pdf and am sure it will be of more value to me than the shop manual.
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we are all lurkers, some just more regular and more obvious than others.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:05 PM   #14327
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After many months of working on this document form months along with the help of some very dedicated individuals here who both offered words of wisdom and many hours of their time acting as peer reviewers, I have posted the first edition of:

Honda TRANSALP: A Compendium of Thoughts and Ideas


I would recommend downloading the .pdf as it is 411 pages in length. Here is the thread where I have posted it so there will be a reference point later on: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...3#post20767513 as things tend to get buried in our monster thread.

However, here is the direct link to the paper:https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwYQ...it?usp=sharing

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I am not sure how to do it but this should added to the bike specific index in the Beasts forum Excellent work
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:55 AM   #14328
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G'day DS,

At a rough guess, the TA650 shock is about 3~4 inches (75 - 100mm) shorter than the TA600 shocks.
Ladder is correct in suggesting the linkage design is different. The TA600 has an 'under slung' Pro Link. The TA650 is 'over slung' - ie, mounted on the top of the swing arm.
I would suspect that the nitrogen bladder casting on the TA650 shock would also foul on the TA600 frame.

Hope this helps.


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Dan.

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Does anyone know if a 650 shock will fit a 600?

The 600 is a later model ('98), so not sure if shock spec/dimensions differ from earlier bikes sold in US
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:39 AM   #14329
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G'day DS,

At a rough guess, the TA650 shock is about 3~4 inches (75 - 100mm) shorter than the TA600 shocks.
Ladder is correct in suggesting the linkage design is different. The TA600 has an 'under slung' Pro Link. The TA650 is 'over slung' - ie, mounted on the top of the swing arm.
I would suspect that the nitrogen bladder casting on the TA650 shock would also foul on the TA600 frame.

Hope this helps.


Cheers,

Dan.
Dan,

Thanks for that bit of information, that is quite a bit of size change. This makes me glad I didn't consider trying to purchase one of these for my build.

I will post up some comparison of the Hyperpro shock to the others I have and the one I am having built. I tried the 250 shock and liked the height, but found the weight of the bike was too much. That shock was 40mm longer than the stock 600 shock, so that is what I asked Hyperpro to do with the new one. It will be the "stock" shock style, 40mm longer and 4 inches of travel.

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Old 02-25-2013, 04:02 PM   #14330
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Valve cover gasket

I haven't seen a definitive answer yet to a problem I have. Can the rear valve cover gasket be changed without dropping the motor out, or can the small brace above it that spans the upper frame members be removed This is on a '89 Transalp. i appreciate any help and or advice in advance!!
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:16 PM   #14331
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I haven't seen a definitive answer yet to a problem I have. Can the rear valve cover gasket be changed without dropping the motor out, or can the small brace above it that spans the upper frame members be removed This is on a '89 Transalp. i appreciate any help and or advice in advance!!
Searched "valve cover" .... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...ostcount=10690 Thanks goes to mas335.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:33 PM   #14332
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You Guys are Killin Me......

Fer CryinOutLoud !! After all Dr E's work, you search the thread.....seriously???


Just go here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwYQ...it?usp=sharing
Look under "V" page 178.

It's so easy, it makes me smile every time I do this.

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Old 02-25-2013, 11:29 PM   #14333
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:57 AM   #14334
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You Guys are Killin Me......

Fer CryinOutLoud !! After all Dr E's work, you search the thread.....seriously???


Just go here:XXX

Look under "V" page 178.

It's so easy, it makes me smile every time I do this.
Ray, I think the link you posted was the first document we were editing. I deleted that for the final version:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwYQ...it?usp=sharing

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Old 02-26-2013, 07:24 AM   #14335
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You Guys are Killin Me......

Fer CryinOutLoud !! After all Dr E's work, you search the thread.....seriously???


Just go here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwYQ...it?usp=sharing

Look under "V" page 178.

It's so easy, it makes me smile every time I do this.
Yup, thought about that....but....if we use Eric's great condensed, outline version for every thing, or most things... we lose a lot of the "interesting" personal interactions and that pretty much kills the thread. And I AM OLD and really stuck in my ways, besides then I wouldn't have anything to do.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:47 AM   #14336
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.if we use Eric's great condensed, outline version for every thing, or most things... we lose a lot of the "interesting" personal interactions and that pretty much kills the thread
I know.....doing both types of searches is really best. But if you're a new guy and want info fast and are not familiar with the....uhm...."colorful" personalities here, you might get the wrong idea.

It does save us from writing the same explanation over again whenever someone asks and I don't think we could ever suck the life out of the thread by providing easily access information.

On the whole....I just couldn't resist having you on a bit for doing it the old way. I figured you'd not take it the wrong way so "thanks" for being nice.

Eric,

Edited my post to reflect the current URL....sorry

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Old 02-26-2013, 08:16 AM   #14337
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I know.....doing both types of searches is really best. But if you're a new guy and want info fast and are not familiar with the....uhm...."colorful" personalities here, you might get the wrong idea.

It does save us from writing the same explanation over again whenever someone asks and I don't think we could ever suck the life out of the thread by providing easily access information.

On the whole....I just couldn't resist having you on a bit for doing it the old way. I figured you'd not take it the wrong way so "thanks" for being nice.

Eric,

Edited my post to reflect the current URL....sorry

So, is there a way to let the new guys know how/where to look to find Eric's Compendium without posting the link to every question that comes up. Ten pages later, how do people know to look there for information. Maybe put the link at the top/bottom of every page.

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Old 02-26-2013, 02:21 PM   #14338
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So, is there a way to let the new guys know how/where to look to find Eric's Compendium without posting the link to every question that comes up. Ten pages later, how do people know to look there for information. Maybe put the link at the top/bottom of every page.
Here is the main thread I created for the paper:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=864605

Where I was hoping we could get it posted what here:

http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom/

But I don't know who to contact? I have tried contacting Baldy but I fear my PM may have been buried in the scores of others that he gets. Anybody with a idea let me know.

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Old 02-26-2013, 03:23 PM   #14339
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thanks 2bold2getold!! I missed that on my search earlier. Appreciate the heads up!
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:44 PM   #14340
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