Transalp 650 questions.
Couple of questions on the xl650v Transalp. I've owned lots of Honda's, and some have been known to have 2 weaknesses. The first is iffy Camchain Tensioners, and Regulator Rectifiers.
Are these also a potential issue on the Transalp?? On My Firestorm, I fitted Manual CCT's, and a later model Reg/Rec. Not sure if these are necessary on the Tranny. Also, while I'm asking, what do owners feel to be ' helpful modifications ' to make this very capable machine that little bit better for solo touring. I already have a taller screen in mind, and a topbox. Other things on my list of possibilities are Engine bars, and some form of frame to keep soft luggage away from the exhaust, possibly a givi one, unless there's a better alternative. I would also like front spotlights for that extra attention grabbing when dopey car drivers dont look properly, but they seem so expensive for what they are. Are there any on the market that are reasonable money ie., Not £200+.
Many thanks in advance,
Lee. London/Essex Borders.