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guitarcarfana...
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PostPosted: 20:07 - 25 Aug 2018    Post subject: Honda XL600v Transalp - 1996 Project Reply with quote

So...came across an MOT failure locally...

Seller pictures:

https://oqhgtg.am.files.1drv.com/y4mG_RQB-15gWzUQqtCNyFxAC-ofoFhuqZW1XAjzK0igjNEotwjHCZ_qPfZSjzH2HZ-0C_zmxeu77LV3ZdChRdRWfPlo0yhQ9HNfUPAqpgxalF6U3NsNIxYYrnL2P1AhfQ7lFwrkeuA3CE31wFvYtivVS2BEjD3N5bq5vv03JJN59Y1LcmGfvDZnJFBD61AWAcoQaUrODlAQCJ04FQkH86TPw?

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Couldn't resist - need a project and this bike was tidy plus super cheap. Plus, good excuse to FINALLY do my DAS.

Here she is...

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1996...7 Previous Owners (last one for 10 years)...33K...been off the road for 6 of the last 10.

MOT fail was for:

Severely Leaking Rear Shock

Worn Rear Tyre

Dangerously Loose Drivechain

Advisories for:

Blowing Exhaust

Front Forks Misting

Front Tyre Near Limit


So, she starts and runs great. A quick blast down the track at the back of my house confirmed no issues. Changes smooth etc.

Time to order some bits...
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guitarcarfana...
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PostPosted: 20:17 - 25 Aug 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

So plan of attack = I have ordered...

2 New Tyres

New Fork Seals/Oil

New Front/Rear Sprockets

New Chain

S/H Rear Shock

Oil Filter, Air Filter, Engine Oil, Coolant, Brake Fluid... Etc.

New exhaust gaskets

I've stripped down most of the bodywork etc. and tomorrow giving everything a detailed clean. It's very grimy/grubby!

Today, I took the old chain off and sprockets, removed the rear shock and removed the exhaust...then the fun began.

The blow was being caused by a snapped manifold bolt. Not cool! Previously, someone had tried to silicone a nut on haha! So 3 hours later, I managed to get the broken stud out (see my other post). Exhaust is a little tatty so ordered some VHT exhaust paint to give it a spruce up.

Here was the offending bolt...

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PostPosted: 20:44 - 25 Aug 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Needs less tax disc holder! Wink

Keep us informed, sounds like a lot of easy fixes!
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arry
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PostPosted: 20:48 - 25 Aug 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Suntan Sid wrote:
Needs less tax disc holder! Wink

Keep us informed, sounds like a lot of easy fixes!


This!

Looking forward to seeing how you get on.
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guitarcarfana...
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PostPosted: 20:57 - 25 Aug 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will do. Tax disc holder removed!!

Shouldn't take long to get her up to speed. As you say, lots of easy fixes. Job tomorrow is full clean and degrease. So much grime around the sprockets and chain.
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PostPosted: 08:53 - 26 Aug 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bar end weights? Smile
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guitarcarfana...
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PostPosted: 12:09 - 03 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

So work has been moving forward on the bike. First job was to start stripping it down and cleaning all the grime... I also re-painted the side and centre stands. And the brake and gear pedals.

https://cisgew.am.files.1drv.com/y4myeWKZvOmFvvdsrisabL9CcIeEigbhdzuS7EOqcr1X7qSwwKXFq1a2J23M5ePMvIEH7fNaPgr9dcFkXrh_BP7UaUUmNrvUc53XP9jdL4dh_0jT62QDsjBeM6Q9qmZGixfeezwlgK9ApmjhnLsix3Kek7lFNJlAFphEQNiQxM6bp84Z1NhncOiMdOWHgzIa-KZUvvSWL8oBAjoLkg1782jIw?width=495&height=660&cropmode=none

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Then I moved onto removing the forks to replace the seals...

https://oqhhtg.am.files.1drv.com/y4maYKY4l3-Y4_5JO4tfuP7BoXHsStnwErH4VLSl2GROnTG2SSThrNDZuKvxTTPZCF86QouyjwQE4vatiUg7MOHU0_L_3-S5Z3JVV5F7mNMh4DGucom5UwfpA1EnEnpE7fqq7gXfH3rHB0GHjkfbhRkdaC_LGFSbukzVeUuBijJq8uHFeEmSF0Hyy9zejw0LxHFtH5EqwHTNoXELwT1XzNoBg?width=495&height=660&cropmode=none

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I also removed the chain, sprockets etc. ready for replacement and fitted a secondhand rear shock.

Then I removed the exhaust and patched a hole in the rear box (JB Weld Exhaust). A bit of VHT paint and it's back on the bike looking acceptable...

https://y1mloq.am.files.1drv.com/y4mCAiiO7Gp2nMjHckRwLSA6cEXxR7QTVt5dlRl-8qhrDiXHF1w7ucrLFyFKhNZbPbOuVb948mBPgaChngu8w1O7zXe9A6YoxiXLGj1H3EppXzCOtNg5XzgBLziDkG6A8oZt-o5vHdESdFId6FIYhCqjh15huJnWubpekarPOL0BSrSbYdA13IHrAOT2lSfQ_M_avOpfDK5VaHiwFy86TONcA?width=371&height=660&cropmode=none

https://d8vkqa.am.files.1drv.com/y4mt5TywzO9BCyiBofxSL1_jiIqIQLLMZUVdVGz5MUFbasuaprzBs32z_QxQtJsC6ZpGgX5R-d6CfObPxYhLVpK23KlHPNvfDI8LXPH-r12KX9XytzQ_9Tlzmwk7G5E5vEyCvJh7ZxuFWaNyVzBwosHj0n8sb6zlTHRKG8dxB9xWnkxUalZ8V5KWbbifyqu3nckIVt_pnGFVsghbAPlFfqRcw?width=660&height=495&cropmode=none

Got both wheels off now and new tyres are fitted tomorrow. Then I can get the wheels back on, fit the new chain/sprockets and get the bike back on the ground. Then I can change oil and coolant (will be easier when I can get it up to temperature). I have new sparkplugs as well, but waiting on Amazon to deliver the tool!

Then she is ready for the MOT and I need to get my MOD1 booked in!!
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PostPosted: 20:03 - 03 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

You lucky boy. That looks nice.
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PostPosted: 21:37 - 03 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always thought no bar ends was an MOT fail too but I can't find any reference to it in the manual.
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PostPosted: 10:29 - 04 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

How does the output shaft look?
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PostPosted: 12:02 - 04 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

stinkwheel wrote:
I always thought no bar ends was an MOT fail too but I can't find any reference to it in the manual.


My Cityfly never had bar ends, never had an issue.
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PostPosted: 12:10 - 04 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is an excellent find you lucky git.
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guitarcarfana...
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PostPosted: 12:31 - 04 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Monkeywrencher wrote:
How does the output shaft look?


Minimal wear - quite surprised tbh!
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PostPosted: 13:46 - 04 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

guitarcarfanatic wrote:
Monkeywrencher wrote:
How does the output shaft look?


Minimal wear - quite surprised tbh!


Excellent, grease it up well and keep it that way Thumbs Up
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guitarcarfana...
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PostPosted: 11:22 - 11 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

So she's pretty much done. Everything on my list ticked off!

https://bosbew.am.files.1drv.com/y4mV6AAjIAhVDt-XOnkKQ2_3nqqF3elp9auIHBVyLWvX-g-GTpeiCa57B8eA4UzFPqVLtn7zO5FgXIEGk_fV5724ulB_-hIhl4imVssQBKHs70IUGty0U_-WGmsQDO1T0iLNNWJm-ocz6kgBTPvvyfbl8mOOb70W_qtG5SI7-qgPaqWFdPj3t2w8CsziZB8lsenI9w47BhBaijGa3Q3T3enZA?width=495&height=660&cropmode=none

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I also fitted an LED headlight bulb (premium, not budget so beam pattern is as it should be).

LOW:

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HIGH:

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I start my DAS next week and then will get her MOTed.
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PostPosted: 11:32 - 11 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice find! I had one of these for a year, loved it. Like riding a comfy, surprisingly nimble tractor. Good luck with the MOT and enjoy!
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PostPosted: 19:24 - 12 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks a tidy example of a Transalp! I've never ridden one but one of the instructors had one when I did my DAS. I liked the riding position as I'd come from trail and off road bikes.
Strange times, as I never did ride one or the bigger Africa Twin, but I had them on the same short list as a YZF600 and an SV650 etc.
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