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Offline roger dodger

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Roger Dodger's Transalp
« on: August 21, 2009, 02:57:40 pm »

 

Offline keithk

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Re: Roger Dodger's Transalp
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2009, 06:33:29 pm »
Hi jack
Keithk's TA



hi jack off  ;D
ROUTE DIFFICULTY:1 = tar
2 = good gravel /pillion friendly
3 = interspersed with sand, mud, sand , bush / not pillion friendly
4 = lots of sand, technical riding
5 = expert only (we are not worthy, still to meet one)
 

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Re: Roger Dodger's Transalp
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2009, 06:41:19 pm »
Hi jack on again with new mod's, Scortch pipe and Heidi's back tyre




 :biggrin: ready to leave on another solo adventure

Hi jack off
ROUTE DIFFICULTY:1 = tar
2 = good gravel /pillion friendly
3 = interspersed with sand, mud, sand , bush / not pillion friendly
4 = lots of sand, technical riding
5 = expert only (we are not worthy, still to meet one)
 

Offline BUSHLANDER

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Re: Roger Dodger's Transalp
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2009, 08:43:03 pm »
Roger,welcome.
 

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Re: Roger Dodger's Transalp
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2009, 11:01:24 pm »
I had many great moerse miles on my TA. Have fun and go big! DAWG!! 

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Re: Roger Dodger's Transalp
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2009, 11:08:50 pm »
Hijack! :biggrin:

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Offline scrumpyjack

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Re: Roger Dodger's Transalp
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2009, 09:07:07 am »
Tripple Hijack  :laughing4:

My TA

 

Offline blauth

Re: Roger Dodger's Transalp
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2009, 09:20:57 pm »
My transalp with a few mods; latest being the custom bash plate, I think it looks great. If you guy do any sort of offroad, invest in aftermarket Wilber progressive fork springs, they make a huge improvement on the bike bottoming out. I think the screen is a little over the top (excuse the pun). The pipe is a cowley canister that a mate picked up for R500.00. Cost another 650 to fit and bin the bottom exhaust box. Wide pegs are a must for R500.00 and of course the Touratech crash bars. If you look closely at the front fender, I built little braces so the fender doesn't touch the tyre over corrugations.

Great bike this!!!

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Re: Roger Dodger's Transalp
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2009, 09:42:49 pm »
I noticed that my fender also touches over corrugations, can you show some close-ups of what you did. I though of puting some rubber washers in where the fender attaches and making it nice and tight might not stop all but I'm sure it'll make a difference
 

Offline Grantis

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Re: Roger Dodger's Transalp
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2009, 10:01:49 pm »
Howzit Roger

Good to see you on the forum buddy.
welcome
Ps. let me know if you guys are planning a ride this weekend.

it time for gravel travel :laughing4:
 

Offline blauth

Re: Roger Dodger's Transalp
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2009, 10:16:07 pm »
Scrumpyjack,

I only have a pretty blurred picture, sorry. This is how I did it and it looks pretty neat and does the job perfectly.

Go to the plumbing section at builder hardware or similar and get to pipe brackets (check size of fork). The typre plumbers use to secure the waste pipes to the walls. Buy some electrical lugs for heavy guage wire. Buy a length of threaded rod (6mm).

I tapped the lugs and threaded a lug onto each side of the correct length threaded rod with some epoxy glue. bolt the one side onto the pipe bracket (hole for the raw bolt). Bolted the pipe brackets on the forks. Drill a small hole in fender and put a short bolt through fender and other lug on other side of threaded rod. Make sure the bolt is nowhere near the tyre.

My suggestion is to also get stainless steel allen key bolts that look the part. Use a lock nut or nylock nut on the inside.

After I did this, no more annoying knocking from the front.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Roger Dodger's Transalp
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2009, 10:17:37 pm »
Found a better picture...

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Re: Roger Dodger's Transalp
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2009, 04:23:36 pm »
fanks