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Offline Hamish

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Re: Goodbye tdm, hello Transalp 700
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2018, 08:22:44 AM »
Thanks again D, yes, it's a 19 front tyre. Bars arrive Tuesday and I'm sure once the steering is straight it will be a different bike and I'm sure that I'm gonna love it!

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Re: Goodbye tdm, hello Transalp 700
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2018, 13:33:53 PM »
Has the Suspension been lowered hence your feet down ?
It looks tidy in the pic.

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Re: Goodbye tdm, hello Transalp 700
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2018, 14:48:08 PM »
By happenchance I was given a few back issues of Ride mag this morning.
Glancing through them this afternoon I spotted an article about Transalp 700s.
Seat height is given as 841mm but in the article there is mention of Winding Up the rear suspension for heavy loads ---- if your legs are long enough !
Has your bike been wound fully Soft ??
Just a thought.

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Re: Goodbye tdm, hello Transalp 700
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2018, 15:03:15 PM »
Gonna give that a try, does feel soft. The bike does feel physically small compared to the TDM which i wasnt expecting, and bloody awful to ride with those bent bars

Iain

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Re: Goodbye tdm, hello Transalp 700
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2018, 22:58:58 PM »
Well if it's dragging its arse it ain't gonna be much fun to ride eh?  If it has ride height adjustment then check you haven't got too much sag at the rear, but if it's got the original shock that may be a bit baggy too.  Most shocks can be rebuilt at reasonable cost, really tightenens things up.  Flushing the forks out and refilling with good quality oil (I use Motul motocross oil in the Laverda to prove even crappy old Marzos can work!) is well worth doing on any bike.
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Re: Goodbye tdm, hello Transalp 700
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2018, 20:13:24 PM »
Nice new wheels Sir - enjoy.

Only ridden the 700 Alp once and I have to admit I felt it a bit "soft" when compared to the 600 and 650 versions that I've had. But thats just me - we is all different  ;D

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Re: Goodbye tdm, hello Transalp 700
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2018, 20:20:39 PM »
Thanks Steve, for the bent bars off it and stuck a set of old bars on it tonight and had a run 'round the block', really like it, steering still not quite straight, gonna try loosening the front end and plunging the forks to see if that sorts it at the weekend.


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Re: Goodbye tdm, hello Transalp 700
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2019, 18:31:19 PM »
Well,

Bike now personalised, have put on a taller screen, barkbusters and a givi pannier rack, lomo panniers getting purchased soon.
New tyres fitted today, went for TKC70's, what a difference. have to say I'm loving it, very torquey and comfortable.
Again booked to go to strontian on 13&14 April with a few local guys
Bring on the summer

Iain

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Re: Goodbye tdm, hello Transalp 700
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2019, 20:43:23 PM »
Iain,
Have you got rid of the softness --- or just decided that is the way it is meant to be ?

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Re: Goodbye tdm, hello Transalp 700
« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2019, 20:57:39 PM »
Hi,

Just got used to riding it now, must be the way it is.

Iain