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HI guys I got asked by a customer today what he could do to modify his 650 transalp to go green laneing and were could he get fork extensions and lifting rear linkages? any ideas could you post some picks thanks J:thumbup:
 

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And crash bars.

Other than that, just do it. The alp excels (well, manages quite well...) at covering very rough ground very quickly, but can also do slow speed 'pick through' work if necessary.
 

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Tee Hee!

IMHO the width is always more issue than the ground clearance, I never worried about extending (weakening) forks, or turning the linkage over (needs hot box removal).

Turn all the rear adjustment to the max, pop 2" spaces (use plastic plumbing pipe) on top of the front springs, fit HH+ "enduro" brake pads, and either ride a lot or go to the gym!

TT for main bits - bashplate/bars
Some good/metal brush guards
CR85 gear lever
2 single braided Front brake hose, bin all the complex stuff
Pipercross air filter

Trawl ebay for any spares! Especially plastics. Use lots of clear tape on glass etc

Best tyres I found is a FIM enduro Michelin front and a flat T63 rear, but you will need to drill and fit rim locks.

Lots of other little tweaks too, but will that do for now?
 

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Tee Hee!

IMHO the width is always more issue than the ground clearance, I never worried about extending (weakening) forks, or turning the linkage over (needs hot box removal).

Turn all the rear adjustment to the max, pop 2" spaces (use plastic plumbing pipe) on top of the front springs, fit HH+ "enduro" brake pads, and either ride a lot or go to the gym!

TT for main bits - bashplate/bars
Some good/metal brush guards
CR85 gear lever
2 single braided Front brake hose, bin all the complex stuff
Pipercross air filter

Trawl ebay for any spares! Especially plastics. Use lots of clear tape on glass etc

Best tyres I found is a FIM enduro Michelin front and a flat T63 rear, but you will need to drill and fit rim locks.

Lots of other little tweaks too, but will that do for now?
Oh Sensei please enlighten us more often with your presence:notworthy::notworthy::headbang::headbang:
 

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fit knobblies and an old alloy road sign as a bash plate... then do it..:D
 

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It'll handle anything you throw at it, the only limiting thing is the riders ability



mixes well with other types and can keep up



and all weathers


No transalp in the pic? how do you think I got to the other side of this stuff to take the pic?
 

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something i found trawling the tinterweb, some guy in poland does all sorts of bikes, and T shirts
 
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