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Old 03-02-2013, 08:25 PM   #14356
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I'd be happy if I could install a second fan...it gets hot down here...
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:29 AM   #14357
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This is my 89' TA. In this picture it has 50,000 miles on the odo!!

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Old 03-03-2013, 07:41 AM   #14358
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Nice set-up.

The plastic looks to be in very good shape.
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:06 AM   #14359
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This is my 89' TA. In this picture it has 50,000 miles on the odo!!

Too clean of a bike not to quote with the picture again! Would love to see some close ups of the bike just for comparison on aging of parts (switches, gauges, engine).
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:42 AM   #14360
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Ok I looked and searched both the PDF and this thread. Im trying to eliminate any future "on the trail" problems with my TA.

1. I was thinking I should get rid of the side stand switch. Its low location could get damaged or just fail. So any write ups or tips on deleting the side stand switch?

2. Same goes for the neutral switch down behind the front sprocket. Can it be removed?


3. What about a second fan on the left side radiator? Anyone done one? I was thinking leaving the right side stock on the thermostat and adding a second on the other side on a manual switch.
if you have a later TA it may have 3 wires coming from the sidestand switch

if you start at the clutch lever, disconnect the wires from the switch and solder these together.
you can now start the bike in gear with clutch pulled in, great if you stall in a rut, no need to find neutral

if you want to do more and eliminate the stand switch, follow the wires up from the switch and unplug. Theres 3 wires Green, Yellow/Black, Green/White.
All you need to do is link the outer wires together which are the Green and Green/White.

Sorted. HTH
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:09 PM   #14361
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Dr. E, Here are some closer pictures of the plastic and the dash. Notice the pieces I made to keep the Cortech bags away from the muffler and spokes on the other side. Also made the lower chain guard from 3/16th brushed alum. Made the slider/highway pegs for the crash guards, Corbin seat, Givi windshield and crashbars, seal savers on the forks, and a couple of other small items. Has a few minor scratches from regular riding but for the most part is in real good condition. Runs great and starts everytime!!



















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Old 03-03-2013, 03:55 PM   #14362
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Wow, this is a beautiful machine! I love your covers and the care is clearly shown by how nice this bike is. White GIVI crash bars really make this bike pop!

A really nice Sunday set of pictures.

Thanks!
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:24 PM   #14363
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This might be a good idea if you were doing slow trails in Death Valley in July. For our climate, I've never had a problem with the bike overheating with just the 1 fan. The only time it comes on is long slow off-road climbs in the middle of summer.

I guess it depends where and how you plan to ride.
Re the fan switch; My 87 bike in bits rebuild appeared to have a faulty fan switch. I did a cheap and cheerful repair and wired in an on/off switch to the handlebars. Now, whenever it starts to get hot, I have control over the fan.
I have ridden the bike, 2 up with luggage in 40 degrees C plus temperatures and it works fine (that's about 105 F).
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:20 AM   #14364
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Thanks Dr. E for the compliment, like I said, this is my baby, and although is has been ridden hard a few times, it has never been put up wet!!!
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:45 PM   #14365
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:20 PM   #14366
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Mmmmm gold.... I hear the price is coming down.

Someone's motorcycle is about to transform.

Good on ya....sometimes you just have to go for it....it's only $.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:10 AM   #14367
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hi Dan,

I used the radiator shrouds from a CR 125/250 '89 and modified them (but only a little bit). I used the ones from an italian Company called CEMOTO. I was looking for them several years ago but couldn't find it any more ( not at Honda or any other motocrossplasticsproducing company like UFO or ACERBIS).
Fortunately I still got one set (the two other sets I got are still fixed with tape )
I always thought that it had been nice from Honda if they had offered their radiator shrouds from their (maybe) first or alternative developping step of the TA.




hey guys do not be desperate...found what we are searching for.

http://www.gervasicross.com/cerca1.a...ia=3&modello=0

if you need brand new

ciao

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Old 03-06-2013, 06:33 PM   #14368
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I have placed an aux fuel tank in the Flea Market.
It has an adaptor plate for use with TA.

I too have been upgrading.
Britannia Composites fairing installed.
I also went with the Acerbis supermoto fender to get a more modern look
I'll get a few better pics when I get home.

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Old 03-06-2013, 07:24 PM   #14369
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I have placed an aux fuel tank in the Flea Market.
It has an adaptor plate for use with TA.

I too have been upgrading.
Britannia Composites fairing installed.
I also went with the Acerbis supermoto fender to get a more modern look
I'll get a few better pics when I get home.
PM sent, I will take it!
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:48 AM   #14370
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55 hp?

I have seen reference on here and other sites, to a difference in quoted power output of the 600 engine that suggests for a couple of model years (around 89-90, I think) the output increased to 55hp, from the 50hp of the earliest US and also the later euro variants.

A 10% increase in power output. Quite a lot.

First question: can anyone verify the 55hp as fact, or was it perhaps a touch of ‘optimism’ in a brochure or magazine article somewhere that now gets endlessly recycled as fact.

Second question: if it is true, does anyone have any idea why? Before I spend days poring over online parts fiches looking for differences in cams, valves, heads, carburetion, ignition, exhaust etc etc etc does anyone know what the differences may have been in the engines in the years concerned?
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