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    Greetings from Ireland

    Hi Transalpers!

    I just bought a '97 Tranny 600 to use on wet days so that my Gixxer 1000 stays clean and I am having great fun with it.

    It is an ex-UK cop bike - it has a calibration sticker on the tacho and the right-hand swithgear has four extra light switches (must get some neons and LEDs...)

    Its on an old set of Trailwings which I am trying to burn off it as soon as possible - not sure what to replace with. I just changed the oil and tightened everything up and am looking forward to a nice long spin.

    Are the headlights as bad as they seem - whats the best upgrade? Don't say 'buy an Africa Twin...'

    See you around....

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    Hello mate and welcome to the site

    "... a challenge for those who go....
    a dream for those who stay behind"

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    Re: Greetings from Ireland

    HI

    Welcome, I am new too and still learning the ropes. But there are quite a few threads regarding , lighting upgrades..

    I was in the same boat as you with tyre choice..
    You should check this
    MUST READ TRANSALP THREADS - Consolidated Stickies

    I went for Metzeler Tourance's

    Cheers . Have fun

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    Re: Greetings from Ireland

    I would say get a brighter bulb, a decent one say philips or similar, either go 100w rally bulb or a 80% brighter bulb etc, then maybe mount some spots to the crash bars?

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    Re: Greetings from Ireland

    Quote Originally Posted by largewayround View Post
    HI

    I went for Metzeler Tourance's

    Cheers . Have fun
    Yeah, Crossans have them for fairly cheap but I also like the look of the Bridgestone Battlewings. I don't plan going off-road (though I sank it to its axles in mud earlier but that was in my back garden)

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    Welcome to the site,
    no one has said it yet but PICTURES We need PICTURES.
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    Re: Greetings from Ireland

    Hi Interceptor.
    Have I seen you over on boards.ie?
    Consider conti escapes. Nice tyre.

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    Re: Greetings from Ireland

    Quote Originally Posted by StumpyFingers View Post
    Welcome to the site,
    no one has said it yet but PICTURES We need PICTURES.
    Oih Stumpy put your glasses on.He has got pictures on the bottom of his post
    Welcome to the site Intercepter
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    Re: Greetings from Ireland

    Hello Interceptor

    Not biased about the tyre question, but I've just put Michelin Anakees on my 2004 Transalp - very pleased with them.

    So, where on this fair isle are you??

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    Re: Greetings from Ireland

    How can you call such a great looking bike ****box? Oh your a gixxer rider you say, explains it...

    Seriosuly though, welcome to the forum .

    RE the headlight question, as its a second bike I doubt you want to spend alot on it (ruling out HID), so get an uprated bulb (50% brighter or some such), should make an appreciable difference, and I've seen some for very little money.
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