Hello fellow Alpiners.
Alp (1991) and I have been out and about in the world for almost three years now. We've done a fair bit of k's and had the occasional spill. A bad one in Australia particularly left a mark but still managed to put the bike back together again. Now it is time to make this bike run and look great again.
I'm excited and anxious at the same time since I've never done a full strip down and never had a look inside the engine. With the latter I am lucky enough have someone help me out who knows what he is doing. Currently there is reduced compression in the front cylinder and the rear does not hold compression anymore. Looking forward to the project though because after I'll fully understand and know the bike. The plan is as follows:
1. Strip down the bike
2. Look inside the engine and figure out which parts we need to replace (small engine rebuild)
3. General maintenance
4. Replace worn/broken parts with secondhand parts
5. XR600/650 forks mod
6. XRV750 tank + fairings mod
7. Repaint the bike
Looks great written down right but I know I'm opening a can of worms here. Posting here for moral support and I'll update during the process. I'm currently in New Zealand and it is definitely not the greatest place to be to have a crack at the mods (other than that cracker of a place). Heavy parts, probably coming from far away, while on a budget and not too much time. What can go wrong. We're going to South America next and Alp needs to look the part .
Using the following threads as mod conversion bible. Trickiest bit will be getting the parts:
TA to AT conversion
www.TransAlp.org â€¢ View topic - Jeffs TransAlp to AfricaTwin conversion thread!
Suggestions and ideas more than welcome along the way.
All the rebuild progress videos are listed here
A short compilation of what we've been up to