- Feb 4, 2022
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- Ymir BC Canada
tells us a bit of the history of these 2 bikes , year ,km etc..Just picked up a couple of these beauties so we need a thread for all things Transalp….
There is three of them and they are all 87's as I'm told that was the only year they were brought into Canada. One has 108K on it and uses some oil, one has 40k and is getting the full look over for me to ride this year and the third is an unfinished project with a fresh rebuild on the motor.....tells us a bit of the history of these 2 bikes , year ,km etc..
Sounds like a good plan! But wait, if you get one mine will be less ‘rare’…..YmirTrials My friend in Arizona has a 89 and has offered it to me for free but.......it has sat outside in the Arizona sun for about 8 years! Ive looked at it a couple times, the plastics are all there and no broken bits, Corbin seat, but Im afraid of the cost of replacing all the rubber bits etc. Going down for a visit next month will look in the tank and see what that looks like.
That's the bike I wanted when they were developing the Africa Twin, but the result was too big and heavy for my uses. Here's hoping the 850 is no more than 400 lbs, and has at least 90 hp.
I've seen a few (just a few) come up for sale. How do you like yours? Parts availability? Nagging issues from a 30-40 year old bike?Think I'll keep riding the original....
I really like mine but I've only had it since February, oh and I don't get to ride here until April usually so my experience is short with this one. I will say though that the build quality is amazing and it is a fantastic bike both on road and off. I use it primarily as a commuter but since I sold my dual sport the Transalp is getting covering that duty also, it actually works very well even on some single track stuff that I've really had no business asking this bike to go on. As far as parts, I've gotten a few things from my local Honda dealer like an air filter and a petcock rebuild kit. So there are certainly some parts available still here, I've also ordered some goodies from Europe where there are plenty of these bikes rolling around. No nagging issues other than mine must have stuck rings from sitting as it uses an alarming amount of oil, the one my wife rides has twice the mileage and uses less oil. Oh did I mention I bought three?I've seen a few (just a few) come up for sale. How do you like yours? Parts availability? Nagging issues from a 30-40 year old bike?