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PostPosted: November 11th, 2017, 8:34 am 
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The main thing is do not show this video to McCain :)

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PostPosted: November 13th, 2017, 5:53 am 
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Aahahahahaha!
Welcome back Snake. I almost always enjoy your posts, and this is another one that I enjoyed. I checked and have discoveredthe reason for your absence is that you have gone over to the Dark Side, and bought a BMW. How has that been going?

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PostPosted: November 13th, 2017, 11:03 am 
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I'm glad to see you again, my friend! Image

Yes, after 6 years of owning Transalp and 50,000 miles in the saddle on it, I realized that I want more comfort but without prejudice to its capabilities

I thought about Africa - but this is the same as TA, a little more powerful and better suspension. I was thinking about Varadero - but she's very tall and heavy for me (my height is 5.7 feet)

I have a friend and neighbor, he owns the GS 1150 for a long time. I asked for a ride on his motorcycle. And I was amazed by the combination of power convenience and patency. It is not worse than TA but more powerful and comfortable.

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In the end, I bought an old BMW R1100GS 1995 (from Japan - I had to change the headlight) and drove it for 22,000 miles. I was also behind the polar circle of Russia, in Europe and in the Crimea.


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But here the forum about the Transalp and probably my reports on the trips to the BMW here are not very appropriate.

By the way - my last report on the trip you can see here. Traditionally - with my curved English :)
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PostPosted: November 13th, 2017, 3:43 pm 
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Post about your BMW escapades too. I would suggest that all of us on the forum have more than 1 bike, and...maybe in our dark past had a BMW....'81 R100RS...

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PostPosted: November 13th, 2017, 6:19 pm 
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sometimes there is an idea to buy again the TA600 and redo it into a more off-road motorcycle.
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But while this is just an idea;)

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PostPosted: November 14th, 2017, 4:04 pm 
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That's the bike I'm riding...in my mind.

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PostPosted: November 14th, 2017, 11:17 pm 
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Yes me too, well the 650 version in my mind.

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PostPosted: November 14th, 2017, 11:24 pm 
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600 has the advantage-can be installed the rear fork from Africa RD03.
This greatly improves the running properties. At 650 it's impossible-the shock absorber is upside down.

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PostPosted: November 14th, 2017, 11:38 pm 
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Oh well I'll just have to come up with my own alternative or live with the original rear end.

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PostPosted: November 15th, 2017, 12:01 am 
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When I installed Africa the rear fork on my TA - I no longer wanted to use the original. Very big difference! Naturally for the better.
Highly recommend. Especially Africa, the old model and the rear fork + lever progression is very inexpensive. It also becomes very convenient to pull the chain, not the nuts, but the eccentrics

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PostPosted: November 15th, 2017, 7:09 pm 
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Snake wrote:
When I installed Africa the rear fork on my TA - I no longer wanted to use the original. Very big difference! Naturally for the better.
Highly recommend. Especially Africa, the old model and the rear fork + lever progression is very inexpensive. It also becomes very convenient to pull the chain, not the nuts, but the eccentrics

It uses "snail cams" to adjust the chain. I had at least one trail bike in the '80s with that set up. They make the job so much easier.

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PostPosted: November 15th, 2017, 7:35 pm 
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Exactly. Compared with a similar system on TA, it's just fun
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PostPosted: November 16th, 2017, 12:17 pm 
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It sounds like a fairly straight forward exchange for the 600.

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PostPosted: November 16th, 2017, 12:22 pm 
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Exactly. Removed the old part - put a new part. No alterations

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PostPosted: November 16th, 2017, 12:46 pm 
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Is it longer? Just wondering if there is any other advantage besides the rear axle adjusters. I'm guessing it also means a disc instead of a drum rear brake, because I read that somewhere on this forum.

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PostPosted: November 16th, 2017, 12:49 pm 
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I'm guessing it's the middle of the night where you are, it's 06.50h here what time is it there? And I'm guessing your days re growing shorter and the snows are on their way.

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PostPosted: November 16th, 2017, 1:09 pm 
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Is it longer? Just wondering if there is any other advantage besides the rear axle adjusters. I'm guessing it also means a disc instead of a drum rear brake, because I read that somewhere on this forum.
longer by 1.18 "(3cm) - if used from old Africa RD03.It also needs to change the chain - so from Africa (124 links instead of 118)
From later models of Africa it is longer and less convenient.
The main advantage is not convenient adjustment of the chain - this is a very strong stiffness on the twisting of the swingarm. It's very feel in bends, in slopes, on primers.
In comparison with this - the original swingarm is made of soft shit

also the motorcycle gets a little higher


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I'm guessing it's the middle of the night where you are, it's 06.50h here what time is it there? And I'm guessing your days re growing shorter and the snows are on their way.
We have Moscow time (+3 hours)
The time now is 00:14 AM
We do not have snow yet - rain and fog. + 1 / + 4C

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PostPosted: November 16th, 2017, 1:21 pm 
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Okay about 7 hours behind us. I started work at 02.10h and we are currently loading our train with coal wjile travelling at 0.5km/h. Our days are getting longer and the temperature varies from maybe 18°C to 34°C at the moment but we had days of over 40°C in late October.

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PostPosted: November 16th, 2017, 1:31 pm 
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you are warm, I envy! ;) great climate for a motorcyclist!

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PostPosted: November 16th, 2017, 1:33 pm 
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Okay about 7 hours behind us. I started work at 02.10h and we are currently loading our train with coal wjile travelling at 0.5km/h. Our days are getting longer and the temperature varies from maybe 18°C to 34°C at the moment but we had days of over 40°C in late October.


Is that some sort of a Math Question? How long before it reaches Boston? :dance:

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PostPosted: November 16th, 2017, 1:40 pm 
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Yes we have no riding seasons here, though it does get wet in our tropical summer. We have a lot of riders who wear shorts, t-shirts and thongs (flip flops) as their standard riding gear, along with their helmet. I know from experience that it hurts a lot when you hit he road in that attire, so I tend towards ATGATT (All The Gear All The Time) which involves a large amount of sweating between September and April here.

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Okay about 7 hours behind us. I started work at 02.10h and we are currently loading our train with coal wjile travelling at 0.5km/h. Our days are getting longer and the temperature varies from maybe 18°C to 34°C at the moment but we had days of over 40°C in late October.


Is that some sort of a Math Question? How long before it reaches Boston? :dance:

That will depend on how long the polar ice caps take to melt. Don't you get snow in winter too? And mild summers by tropical standards? 40°C (which I'm confident you already know) is about 104°F in your measurement. I've that Arizona and Texas get that kind of heat, but haven't heard of that up Boston way.
Wow! I've just reread it and it does read like some kind of maths question doesn't it.
"If a train leaves St Louis at 3 in the morning doing 100 miles an hour and makes 5 stops of 30 minutes each, how many kittens will Mrs O'Flaherty's cat have in Boston?"

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Did you take a sack lunch or your motorcycle to work?

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Jackflash wrote:
We have a lot of riders who wear shorts, t-shirts and thongs (flip flops) as their standard riding gear, along with their helmet.
In our south the same thing. Krasnodar, the Crimea ...

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PostPosted: November 17th, 2017, 1:55 am 
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I think most of this topic moderator can be moved here viewtopic.php?f=21&t=52

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