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 Post subject: 89 TA Resto-mod
PostPosted: April 29th, 2009, 10:46 am 
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This thread may not get actual restoration updates/pictures for a while but I figure I'll start it up now for the comments and suggestions.  And for the parts-finding help.  

I'm still in hunter-gatherer mode right now.  I dont have enough stuff yet to warrant tearing my bike down yet since once I do that I wont be able to ride it for a long time.

I have almost everything that i would need to do an "original" type restoration so I'm still going to do that (have to parts to go back to a factory look) but that's not the direction I really want to go.

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What I have:  1989 PD06 Transalp, US-spec, white/blue, 32k miles.

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What I want to do:

-1990 R134 Fighting Red paint scheme.  I already have all the decals and some solid plastics.  I still need a gray seat, I have an extra blue seat in great condition for a possible trade.

-1994 or later 600 TA healight, cowl, windshield.  Will I need new insert pieces to go around my guages?

-rear disc brake setup including swingarm, rim, pedal, etc. from a 600 or 650 TA

-dual front disc brake setup from a 650 TA: forks, rim, etc.  Will I also need a triple clamp or is the fork width the same?  I would probably consider a setup from another bike if it would work and I could still have a 21" front wheel.

-RD03 Africa Twin aluminum bashplate

-Givi crash bars

-maybe a Euro-spec centerstand

-maybe aluminum panniers but they can come later

-maybe a different muffler

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I will need some help and advice I'm sure.  You European guys here especially can be a huge help.  And maybe a good parts resource...

There's also a bunch of "normal" stuff that I'll need.  I'll try to get a good "I need" list and post that sometime

This could be a sweet machine if I do it right and take my time.
Let the comments begin!

Cheers
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PostPosted: April 29th, 2009, 12:05 pm 
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That's a Santa's wish list!!!

You better keep an eye on eBay.fr and eBay.de.  Even though you may find parts on Great Britain, the current trade is against us, so it will be little expensive. Post your list like a WTB on ADVrider on the flea market section.  And take it easy.  Sometimes it takes a while for parts to show up.

Good luck!

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PostPosted: April 29th, 2009, 12:16 pm 
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yeah, i've been looking on the global ebay site.

and I'm in no hurry, you cant do it right and be in a hurry. its taken me the better part of a year to get good plastics.  


I still believe in santa.

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Your Avatar Image BTW
makes me feel really old :(

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Russ Grover wrote:
Your Avatar Image BTW
makes me feel really old :(

Russ


On any Sunday stretching up, reaching high
Leaving my Monday world behind
I fire my rockets and explode in the sky
Kick up my heels until I find I'm flyin'

Over my shoulder through the dust I'm calling
Run wild and catch me if you can
On any Sunday I'm a flyin' man

On any Sunday looking back on the crowd
From the far out place I've found
Screaming inside of me, and laughing out loud
I'm losing contact with the ground, I'm flyin'

Over my shoulder through the dust I'm calling
Run wild and catch me if you can
On any Sunday I'm a flyin' man

Free as the wind, faster than time,
Reason and rhyme are running behind.
Tasting the sun feeling the earth,
Knowing my worth and freeing my mind...

On any Sunday, like the tail of a kite,
Flying and dancing in the wind.
I'd like to break the string and drift out of sight
I may not pass this way again...
I'm Flyin'

Over my shoulder through the dust I'm calling
Run wild and catch me if you can
On any Sunday I'm a flyin' man


8)  :dj:

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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=459340


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I'm still slowly amassing stuff.  Its taking a long time since the vast majority of it is coming from europe.
Here's what I've got so far:

rear disc brake caliper, master cylinder, reservoir, etc

swingarm from a 1992 TA (rear disc brakes)

fairing and guages from a 1994 TA (facelift)

650 TA forks

and a blue seat in excellent condition (no rips or stains) if anybody has a black or grey seat in similar condition, lets talk.

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 Post subject: Re: 89 TA Resto-mod
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it has begun.

So after talking and saving and scouring ebay, then falling of the interweb for a while, I’m back and I’ve started. I’ll be mainly updating a thread on ADVRider.com, so as not to maintian 2 identical threads, but I’ll try to at least post something here when there’s a new post there.

The thread:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=942738

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 Post subject: Re: 89 TA Resto-mod
PostPosted: March 17th, 2014, 5:12 pm 
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new post:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=23717704

any folks out there with XLV650s, can you you take some detailed pictures of the front and rear wheel, hub, and brakes?

:yhpray:

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