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Old 11-19-2009, 05:28 PM   #1
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My budget Rallye build, the RallyeAlp

I've always loved the looks of the Rallye bikes ever since I was a kid dreaming of racing the Dakar! I can't afford a real rallye bike like the KTM 660's/690's so I decided to build my own.
I've owned two other Transalps in the past and absolutely love them! So this is the base bike that I'd start with.

My origional AfricaAlp...





My second one was a super clean example that I kept basically stock..



For this project I needed to find one on the cheap so I could use more money for the Rallye conversion. An inmate/friend of mine found this one in his home town that was in sad shape but had low miles. The story goes an angry wife took a baseball bat too it, it then set in some weeds behind a garage for around 10 years. He lost interest in the project so I picked up the sad little fellow with no title for the sum of $500.









The first order of business was to get a title. This actually wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it was going to be. The origional title had been junked so long ago that it was not in the national database. This allowed me to apply for a brand new title just like you would on a brand new bike. With just a little paper work, I came out with a shiney new title (not a rebuild or salvage title).

The next order of business was to get the bike running and in some kind of road worthy condition for a trip that my buddies and I were too take in 2 weeks.

My friend that I had bought it from (we'll call him....Sean) had already cleaned the carbs in an attempt go get it running. It would idle but wouldn't stay running. After some investigating, I found that one of the vent hoses was clogged with mud. Once I cleaned the mud out it started and ran great. The origional tank had no cap so water had rusted a large hole in the bottom that was not repairable. My plan was to eventually install an AfricaTwin tank but there is no way I'd find one here in the US. Finding one in Europe and getting it shipped here in time really wasn't going to happen. A quick wanted add for a TA tank in any usable condition in the Transalp mod thread here on ADV turned up a dented but usable stock tank from MAS (thanks Mark).

I used other parts I had laying around like a HID headlight from my race bike mounted on a KTM rallye bracket, muffler from a GSXR750 and CR125 shrouds to get it on the road for the trip. I also installed XR650L forks and a shock extention as this bike will be ridden offroad alot. I'm not a fan of drum brakes, I already had an AfricaTwin rear wheel with disc brake setup that basically bolts right on.

At this stage I called it the RatAlp!





Oops!!!





The bike did great on the 400 mile trip!
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Old 11-19-2009, 05:45 PM   #2
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Since then I've added a few more things...

AceWell computer
Custom upper tripple clamp with stabilizer mount
Elka System 5 stabilizer
My manditory Fasst Co Flexx bars
Acerbis handguards
GPS mount
SW Motec skid plate
SRC fork brace
Moose fork skins
Fuze Block
12v outlet







A freebie BMW 1200GS LED tail light and turn signals



I also scored a good deal on an AfricaTwin tank from Italy...



Next week I should be receiving this....





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Old 11-19-2009, 06:17 PM   #3
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Old 11-19-2009, 06:26 PM   #4
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You are doing the Lords work !
LOL, hardly!
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Old 11-19-2009, 06:28 PM   #5
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definitely "winning ugly", can't wait to see more
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Old 11-19-2009, 06:53 PM   #6
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I love when you get rolling on these projects, Jeff!
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:21 PM   #7
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:25 PM   #8
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I'm caught up untill the fairing gets here.
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:26 PM   #9
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Old 11-20-2009, 07:17 AM   #10
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Jeff, this bike is

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Old 11-20-2009, 09:37 AM   #11
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Very cool project..subscribed.
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Old 11-20-2009, 10:00 AM   #12
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Old 11-20-2009, 11:00 AM   #13
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Yeaaaaaaa I like how you titled this a 'budget' build. That fairing in mucho dinero. Cant wait to see it on the AT tank. Yer giving me ideas I dont need.
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Old 11-20-2009, 12:21 PM   #14
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Yeaaaaaaa I like how you titled this a 'budget' build. That fairing in mucho dinero. Cant wait to see it on the AT tank. Yer giving me ideas I dont need.
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I'll have less than $3000 in this bike when I'm done.
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Old 11-20-2009, 12:23 PM   #15
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Jeff, this bike is


WOW, that's pretty flattering coming from Mr Rallye himself!!!
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