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 Post subject: Alp to Awesome Alp
PostPosted: April 6th, 2016, 3:07 am 
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Just thought you might like to see the finished rebuild number 2.
No engine mods just a jet kit,
Crf 450 front forks and handmade fender
Emig racing triple clamps
Warp nine wheels with 320mm rotor up front
Custom skid plate
Cogent pro series custom rear shock
Africa twin rd04 swingarm and rear brake
Warp nine custom rear wheel 4 1/2 wide with 150 tire
FMF titanium pipe
ASV levers
Xr650r 17t frnt sprocket 53t rear, 520 chain conversion
Folding shift lever
Givi crash bars
Protaper bars
TKC 80 tires
I'm sure ive missed something but thats the basics, happy to answer any questions.


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 Post subject: Re: Alp to Awesome Alp
PostPosted: April 6th, 2016, 11:43 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Alp to Awesome Alp
PostPosted: April 17th, 2016, 6:16 am 
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As we say in Oz: Not too shabby! Which means I like it a lot.

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 Post subject: Re: Alp to Awesome Alp
PostPosted: April 17th, 2016, 4:38 pm 
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Im from NZ so no worries mate


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 Post subject: Re: Alp to Awesome Alp
PostPosted: May 29th, 2016, 10:12 pm 
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The best upgrade I have ever seen!


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 Post subject: Re: Alp to Awesome Alp
PostPosted: May 30th, 2016, 6:55 am 
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Tell us about the Warp 9 rear wheel. Is it a TA hub with a 17" rim or did Warp nine supply the hub also?

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 Post subject: Re: Alp to Awesome Alp
PostPosted: May 30th, 2016, 4:06 pm 
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the rear hub is a crf450 with a custom spacer for the rotor, different wheel bearings for the 17mm axle and custom spacers.The rim is 17'' x 4.5''


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 Post subject: Re: Alp to Awesome Alp
PostPosted: May 30th, 2016, 4:27 pm 
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What about the Sprocket? The stock TA with the cush hub sticks out a lot farther than the CRF450 sprocket. Did Warp 9 make the spacer(s)?

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 Post subject: Re: Alp to Awesome Alp
PostPosted: May 31st, 2016, 4:54 pm 
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sprocket was lined up with the countershaft sprocket spacers made for that side of the swingarm, rim laced to the center of the swingarm and then the disc had to have the adapter (xr650l front rotor) made which allowed for the narrower crf hub. Hope that makes sense and helps. The sprocket is unmodified and mounted normally to the hub.


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 Post subject: Re: Alp to Awesome Alp
PostPosted: May 31st, 2016, 5:30 pm 
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I understand what you did, but I think I'll stick with the TA disc hubs. Just picked up another one today. I glad to see the 4.5" rim fit. I'm using a 3.5" now and thought the 4.5" would be to wide, but now I guess I'll give it a try. Thanks

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 Post subject: Re: Alp to Awesome Alp
PostPosted: June 1st, 2016, 3:11 am 
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I was concerned that the 150 rear tire was going to alter the handling but no change,


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 Post subject: Re: Alp to Awesome Alp
PostPosted: May 3rd, 2017, 9:51 am 
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whakanui wrote:
Just thought you might like to see the finished rebuild number 2.
No engine mods just a jet kit,
Crf 450 front forks and handmade fender
Emig racing triple clamps
Warp nine wheels with 320mm rotor up front
Custom skid plate
Cogent pro series custom rear shock
Africa twin rd04 swingarm and rear brake
Warp nine custom rear wheel 4 1/2 wide with 150 tire
FMF titanium pipe
ASV levers
Xr650r 17t frnt sprocket 53t rear, 520 chain conversion
Folding shift lever
Givi crash bars
Protaper bars
TKC 80 tires
I'm sure ive missed something but thats the basics, happy to answer any questions.


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 Post subject: Re: Alp to Awesome Alp
PostPosted: May 3rd, 2017, 10:44 am 
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Has anyone tried if an XR/XL swingarm mates up? Even if you had to remove some of the bushing width to fit around the rear of the engine?


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 Post subject: Re: Alp to Awesome Alp
PostPosted: May 3rd, 2017, 12:13 pm 
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The XR600R/XR650L use a narrower rear wheel and narrower rear swingarm so if you did get one to fit the chain alignment would be off about an inch.

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 Post subject: Re: Alp to Awesome Alp
PostPosted: May 3rd, 2017, 12:40 pm 
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Skyliner wrote:
The XR600R/XR650L use a narrower rear wheel and narrower rear swingarm so if you did get one to fit the chain alignment would be off about an inch.

That said, what domestically is close? Are there any older Disc CR's that would mate up? Thinking 86-91 realm. The linkage is pretty hokey on the TA though.


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 Post subject: Re: Alp to Awesome Alp
PostPosted: May 3rd, 2017, 3:41 pm 
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The CR/CRFs use an ever narrower rear wheel than the XRs do. Your best bet is to get a XRV/Africa Twin swingarm from Europe.

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 Post subject: Re: Alp to Awesome Alp
PostPosted: May 4th, 2017, 7:57 am 
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Skyliner wrote:
The CR/CRFs use an ever narrower rear wheel than the XRs do. Your best bet is to get a XRV/Africa Twin swingarm from Europe.

Thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: Alp to Awesome Alp
PostPosted: July 15th, 2017, 5:43 am 
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whakanui wrote:
Cogent pro series custom rear shock
Africa twin rd04 swingarm and rear brake


Anything particular you had to do with the Cogent shock? I'm about to go down the same path and have the same swingarm/brake.


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 Post subject: Re: Alp to Awesome Alp
PostPosted: August 9th, 2017, 2:40 am 
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Cogent shock < you have to do a remote reservoir that exits out the side with a 19'' hose(think thats the length) so the expansion tank can mount under the left side cover.shock is 404mm eye to eye. Shock was a lot of money but worth it. Nice to have rebound and compression adjustments. I used the stock spring rate but i like it soft for woods riding and im 99% one up. If you carry gear or a passenger on a regular basis go heavier in the spring.


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 Post subject: Re: Alp to Awesome Alp
PostPosted: August 31st, 2017, 4:05 am 
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How did you solve the triple clamp issue? Meaning how did you order the triple clamps from Emig - did you just provide them a stem size and fork diameter?

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 Post subject: Re: Alp to Awesome Alp
PostPosted: August 31st, 2017, 6:08 am 
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How did you solve the triple clamp issue? Meaning how did you order the triple clamps from Emig - did you just provide them a stem size and fork diameter?


If you are talking about using the CRF250/450 forks on a Transalp, Emig sells a stem kit for the XR600R and XR650L to replace the stem in the CRF triple clamps. This fits the Transalp XL600V, but I don't know about the XL650V. Or he also sells the complete triple clamps with the ignition switch mount so you can use your switch and steering lock. I went this route on my TA and relocated the Fuse box under the seat.

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