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Offline BenelliSEI

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Honda Transalp 600V
« on: November 10, 2020, 02:11:56 pm »
My buddy picked this Transalp up earlier this year. Today my wife and I went for a long ride. She rode my KLR650 (her’s needs new tires) and I took the Transalp out for the first time. Desperately needs rear shoes, but what a nice ride! Anyone else have one?

I expected the Honda VTwin to be smoother running than my KLR single, but truthfully, not much difference. Super quiet, smooth idle.

This might be the last truly perfect riding day of 2020. 70+ degrees and pure sunshine, all day!
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Re: Honda Transalp 600V
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2020, 06:49:04 pm »
Is that a lower seat on the KLR? How tall is your wife? I rented a KLR while in Chile once. Toured around the Andes near the Argentinian border. I thought the bike is fantastic but I found the seat too high. I'm only 5'6".
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Re: Honda Transalp 600V
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2020, 05:48:31 am »
Yes..... it’s called a “Flat” Corbin. My wife has her own KLR650. I lowered it 1.5” and installed that seat. When she uses my bike, I move it over.

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Re: Honda Transalp 600V
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2020, 02:13:29 pm »
Benelli,it's nice to see both bikes with racks on the back.I have a welder install side rear hard-bag/pannier racks(Krausers)from an old Beemer Airhead and attach them to my top rack,it really strengthens the whole rack. I have luggage carrying capacity there and up-top.

EditL:Your bike's racks are set-up for hardbags now? Excellent  8)
« Last Edit: November 19, 2020, 06:07:01 pm by grcamna2 »
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Re: Honda Transalp 600V
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2020, 04:34:30 pm »
I take the bags off when my wife rides my KLR (easier to swing a leg over). They are a cheaper Givi hardcase, but extremely practical and useful. A few months ago, I bought a new 50’ air hose, complete with Wall mount and reel, at a garage sale. A couple of straps and managed to get it home on the back. Looked like a miniature Fire Truck!

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Re: Honda Transalp 600V
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2020, 06:09:39 pm »
I take the bags off when my wife rides my KLR (easier to swing a leg over). They are a cheaper Givi hardcase, but extremely practical and useful. A few months ago, I bought a new 50’ air hose, complete with Wall mount and reel, at a garage sale. A couple of straps and managed to get it home on the back. Looked like a miniature Fire Truck!

Lol  :) I love being able to haul any stuff whenever I need to,rather than drive the 4-wheel 'cage'..
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Re: Honda Transalp 600V
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2020, 07:22:22 am »
Totally agree! It’s unseasonably warm(ish) here today. May squeeze in another ride.

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Re: Honda Transalp 600V
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2020, 08:30:05 am »
Transalps have a loyal following and are great bikes. The 600 and 650 versions are actually more desirable for off road use despite the improvements...
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