For Sale, my beloved Transalp 700:
Reg Date: Aug 2009
Model Year: 2009 (ABS)
Last Serviced: 24000, full including valves
Owners: 2 (Honda dealer and me)
All services conducted by CJ Ball Honda of Norwich and bike has full Honda service history including detailed invoices.
Chain and sprockets and scott oiler fitted, all OEM parts, on 20000 mile service.
Full OEM luggage and heated grips.
Honda touring screen fitted.
Upgrades from standard are Renthal bars, fitted as Honda ones were starting to rust where keys had scratched centre and they vibrated a lot being cheap steel; and more rectangular mirrors which enable you to see past your shoulders!
Bike bought by CJ Ball Honda of Norwich originally as a demonstrator and for their riding instructor to use, clocked up about 8,000 miles. Then I (coincidentally) hired it for a trip to Switzerland and back, 2,000 miles. Bike then shipped to Spain for winter (2009/10) where CJ Ball used it and about 9 others for guided tours around Ronda area in Andalucia. I bought the bike in April 2010 with 16,000 miles on it, and collected it from Spain as I lived near Barcelona at the time (remained UK registered, taxed, insured etc). I then used it in Spain, rode back to the UK, used it for the summer of 2010, stored it off the road for the winter, then brought it out in early 2011, rode back to Spain for a few months, then back to the UK for the summer, then back into storage for a bit (I worked away at sea so the bike was stored for a few months when I was away), and more recently I have taken a job in Portsmouth and the bike has been used for commuting.
Bike will soon need 28000 mile service including rear brake pads, and tyres have a few thousand miles left. I have Michellin Anakee2 fitted, they are better road tyres.
Reasons for sale:
- I have moved back from Spain;
- Changed work location; and
- Gotten the wife pregnant again...
I am going to put it on eBay next week, but thought I would quickly place an advert here to see if there is any interest. Bike is located in Fareham, Hampshire but could be ridden back to Norfolk for the weekend (I normally use the car) for viewings near Norwich.
- No more holidays in the sun;
- My commute is all low speed; and
- My free time has to be accounted for...
The bike needs its 28,000 mile service (oil change and inspection only) in the next 1000 miles and also rear brake pads changing, otherwise it is good for many years of service
More pictures to follow, this one is from last November after I fitted the bars and grips.