Does anyone know the actual real wet weight of the 650 Alp? Ive got all kinds from 191kg to 225kg!!! Also, anyone aware of any 'known' issues wiht the 650 or things I should be aware of if buying?
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Hi everybody, I am new to this forum. Just bought an XRV750rd07a full stock that I am planning to rebuild to a lighter and more offroad capable travel bike. One of the ideas is to install Supersprox sprocket and 520 pitch chain to reduce weight. Anyone any advice or experience having done this.
Anybody know how much fork oil inthe 1986 xl600 LMF forks, XR 600 shows arouns 455ml, so i am thinking the same althoug the forks are a different construction, also best weight of oil for Uk (north climate)
Any help appreciated
Hi i was looking at my exhaust which is in good condition (from what i can see) but i was looking for alternative SS options are arrow the sole manufacturer of aftermarket manifolds ? Also if you have one are there any benefits over standard ? Weight ,performance etc
Searching up TA700 specs,I can't find any reference to the actual ready-to-ride wet weight. Any number of sites quote dry weight as 214kg. So, if that's correct, it puts the fuelled weight somewhere north of 230kg. That seems helluva heavy to me. Can anyone shed any light?
This one belongs to my friend. Max weight is 22lbs on that rack (so says the sticker). He had 17lbs of "survial tools and equipement". He went for medium off-roading. Nothing hard. Did a small jump over a ridge and... crack !!!
Would you bring less for a day of off-roading ?
Is there anyone local to me, sittingbourne who can make me a rear luggage rack for magadan soft luggage, with a rotopax fuel container on the opposite side of the exhaust and being braced across the rear, it needs to be lightweight neat and tidy.
I've taken the rear shock out of my 700 Alp and removed the standard spring. I'm sending it to Faulkners for them to make me a stiffer replacement. An off the shelf spring from them isn't an option as the standard one is tapered ( about 3-4mm narrower at the bottom ). Not sure what weight spring...
I know the recommended size is a 140, but can I run a d606 or a t63 on my bike in a 130 ? Seeing as there is not too much difference between the 4 and 7 weight and power wise and the 4 is fitted with a 130?
The manual states max 27kg load weight but only 10kg on the rear rack, understand the recommendation but I'm sure riders exceeded this limit =) The reason I wonder is that I'm interested in the 58l Trekker Outback, the manufacturer blinds the specifications like their football team dives but...
Following some moronic behavious by a deckhand on Irish Ferries earlier in the week, I now need a replacement seat for my 2005 Vara! XL1000 V4 The stupid eedjit overtightened the ratchet strap in spite of being told not to.... and snapped the base plate so that it does not take my weight...
Pretty amazing and the more I look at this kit, the more it makes sense for a super lightweight option on a enduro type machine or those not wanting 2cwt of steel and ally luggage rack!.
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I'm considering ways to store a bit more weight further forward on the bike (RD07).
Let me know if you have any of the following for sale:
- Front rack (above/below headlight)
- Modified sump guard with storage for tools etc
- hard or soft tank panniers
- soft tank bag (~15l minimum)
When i had my middle section of exhaust off to take the swinging arm off i was shocked by how heavy it was so it got me thinking about a de cat to save abit of weight,also the end can isnt light,has anyone done a decat on there 700 or just replaced the end can and if so has it improved how the...
I had an uprated Ohlins spring with adaptors fitted by Kais in Atherton before our Greece trip back in '08 (blimey!).
Stock spring rate is 13.2kg/mm as I recall, the Ohlins 15kg/mm and it does carry the weight better without being hard/harsh solo.
I can fit to a decent spare...
Has any Transalper here ever carried a heavy-bike-locking-security-chain in the TA's capacious storage compartment under the seat ... and if so, what were the results, if any, of surpassing the weight limited of 2'ish Kgs that Mr.Honda's sticker states is the maximum permitted ?
I've riden lots of bikes in the past & most have had centre stands, but the one on my RD07A has beaten me!
My last bike was a Vstrom & that seemed to have a short piece sticking out at the bottom... apply weight & up it went. But on the AT there is no bit sticking out & no amount of heaving...
Thinking about changing both my fork seals at the weekend on the 650. Just wanted to ask, when on the center stand and the front wheel taken off. Will the weight be enough at the back to hold the front up, or will I have to prop it up, under the engine?
i just got sent this link. could it work?
what are the advantages, other than weight?
disadvantages, aside from the obvious stress on the crank pins!!