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Yeah, mine suffered at these altitudes too. Others have been fine though, so it seems luck of the draw.
The slide needles on early Transalps are not adjustable unfortunately. I suspect this is the case on yours too, but I am not sure about this.
You can change the jets though. At 5,000 metres plus, look to reduce the size by 10 to 15 per cent. Just make sure that you change back to stock as you come down. They are real small, so cost nothing in shipping. This will help a bit.
I am assuming you have done everything to free up the airflow into the filter yeah? Drilling holes is an option. You can tape them up later.
My wife Transalp was OK upto 4400 metres then the problems started. One thing on the T/A that can casue an additional problem is the sleeve linking the carbs to the cylinders. It needs tightening from time to time, other wise you get secondary air in to the carbs and this, plus the altitude will cause a large loss of power.... just tightening it makes a huge difference..
Originally posted by Pedro Rocha: So is it safe to assume that a stock Transalp isn´t going to have altitude problems below 3500m or 4000m ?
I can assure you this problem is a major limiting factor if your in the Himalayas! I guess that "in the big scheme of overlanding" depends on how adventurous you are.. we spent six weeks between 3500m and 5300m so, to find a solution was necessary. The journey was magnificent and well worth the trouble and effort.
Originally posted by Simon Kennedy: I recently found out that my altitude problems were due to the spark plugs not being firmly enough tightened. I was loosing compression.
Most people I have spoken to with TAs have very few problems at altitude.
And let's face it, how much time does anyone spend at 4,500 metres plus? In the grand scheme of overlanding, it is not an issue.
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