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Old 03-21-2013, 10:57 AM   #406
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Q on front cylinder valves (they remain in open possition)

Taking the final barrier is most difficult ... but for the first time in years, the XLV runs again. Sort of… But ... uno grande problema.

The valves of the rear cylinder head work. Compression is fine.
But ... the front cylinder gives a problem. The valves are remaining in open position. It's like if the valves are somehow 'deeper' in position as supposed to be.

The engine has been completely disassembled for the re-paint, and all bits of pieces are re-assembled… But what could we have missed?

Could it be possible that the hydraulic tappets are contaminated with sludge? Can they be cleaned, or is replacing the only option? Maybe another cause?

Advice is welcome ...
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:50 PM   #407
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Valves quest solved!

The hydraulic tappets where to blame; procedure was correctly but the tappets shown signs of wear so the valves where positioned to low in the cylinder.
Compression on the front cylinder is now an excellent 0.3 (according to the workshop manual 0-1,2 is required; so I still have some room to play). I've replaced the
hydraulic tappets on the front cylinder and just out of precaution, I replaced the tappets of the rear cylinder too.

I'll be travelling the UK and Ireland soon (almost the full month of May) but I hope to get the bike up and running next June. Finally! ;)



PS... its so quiet here... Anyone at home?
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:53 AM   #408
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PS... its so quiet here... Anyone at home?
Hi Bernard,
well done on getting that sorted out. Just so there is a bit of "noise" I;ll tell you about my "amazing discovery" last week.
One of my xlv's is very tired in the motor and hadnt run for ages as it needed a starter clutch. I had bought one a couple of years back and finally got around to putting it in and got the bike running again.
This bike has a custom exhaust from the engine pipes back and the aluminium mufflers are removable but I had never done so (no reason) They are louder than the standard pipes on the other bike so I reasoned they were freer flowing.
Not sure why but I thought I would take the mufflers off. And then started the bike.
Shocked I was!!!
The most amazing note!!!
Noone that I have seen has ever mentioned this on the xlv forum, or this one.
It was so good I had to take the bike for a run (or two). The crackle, the thud under power, no backfiring, honest it is unreally good.
The poor old thing seized though.
Am gunna have to fix it or take the standard off the other one.
This is a bike I want to ride around just for the note. Get a set of almost unbaffled slip ons to make it look complete.
It went better too, good pickup.
There you go
cheers Graeme
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:10 AM   #409
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Yool get booked Graham I have rebuilt a few sets of XLV pipes the last few years, I usually make up new baffles along the lines of the original and have a bigger outlet of around 30mm. The sound is very nice but not too loud, seems to have more torque than the original and a whisker more power.


Put the original heat shields back on.
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:27 PM   #410
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Want to sell a XLV750

In case somebody in Europe needs a XLV750R for restoration or spare parts I want to sell one of my XLV750:












I have no time to do the planned rebuild. The XLV has not been running the last few years. I don't know if it is running but I tried it with jumper cable. The engine cranks but is not firing up.
- with German title
- front brake is missing
- tank paint job is not stock
- rear turn signals not original
- right front turn signal broken
- one little crack in seat
- new battery needed
- caburator needs cleaning
- stock exhaust looks good. Only some small rust spots on the chrome covers.
- front brake disc looks like new

asking for 1100

Someone interested?

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Old 04-12-2013, 02:59 AM   #411
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Yool get booked Graham I have rebuilt a few sets of XLV pipes the last few years, I usually make up new baffles along the lines of the original and have a bigger outlet of around 30mm. The sound is very nice but not too loud, seems to have more torque than the original and a whisker more power.
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Put the original heat shields back on.
Bike looks nice, that seat is very comfy I would think. Sure better than the standard. Good job on pipes!
Yes, I wouldnt ride it in town! But shit its a great sound!
Cheers Graeme
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:40 AM   #412
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Hey Schelbi,

Nice to see you here as well:-)

Kind regards,
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In case somebody in Europe needs a XLV750R for restoration or spare parts I want to sell one of my XLV750:












I have no time to do the planned rebuild. The XLV has not been running the last few years. I don't know if it is running but I tried it with jumper cable. The engine cranks but is not firing up.
- with German title
- front brake is missing
- tank paint job is not stock
- rear turn signals not original
- right front turn signal broken
- one little crack in seat
- new battery needed
- caburator needs cleaning
- stock exhaust looks good. Only some small rust spots on the chrome covers.
- front brake disc looks like new

asking for 1100

Someone interested?

Schelbi.
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Old 05-12-2013, 05:14 AM   #413
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Hey Schelbi,

Nice to see you here as well:-)

Kind regards,
Michaelmiata89



Hey,
It's cool to see you here. Nice Twin and great Avalanche
I have a Twin, too. A RD04.
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:22 PM   #414
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Are you sure it is a NTV engine? A few years ago I met a guy from Belgium with a NTV swingarm and wheel in a XLV at the Swiss XLV meeting .
But he had the stock XLV750 engine. Maybe we are talking about the same guy?

If it's possible to put a NTV650 engine in the XLV750 frame I would like to hear more about it!

Greetings,
Schelbi.
I don't know if a NTV engine would fit, but the XLV750 is not the same or based on the NTV engine. Early '80's Honda came with a couple of V engines. The 750 (45 degrees between the cilinders) and the 500 (50 something degrees). The XLV has basically the same engine as the VT750C/Shadow. The 500 came to the VT500Shadow, the VT500Ascot and the VT500E, which is some kind of sports touring bike.

The 500 develloped into the 600/650 transalp/NTV engine. Maybe even the 700 Transalp engine. Anyway, the XLV750 is different.
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:25 PM   #415
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Its possible to fit an NTV Revere engine (incl shaft) in the XLV. I have seen the (Belgian) result at the 20th XLV750R anniversary meeting in 2003, in Switzerland.

Question is... would you really want to destroy a classic as the XLV with such an operation... The NTV engine is more heavy (liquid cooled) and less powerfull.
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:34 AM   #416
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Its possible to fit an NTV Revere engine (incl shaft) in the XLV. I have seen the (Belgian) result at the 20th XLV750R anniversary meeting in 2003, in Switzerland.

Question is... would you really want to destroy a classic as the XLV with such an operation... The NTV engine is more heavy (liquid cooled) and less powerfull.
I'm sure you are talking about this one:





This is the stock XLV750 engine! No NTV650.
Only swingarm and rear wheel is from NTV650.
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:00 AM   #417
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Yes, that's the one. A horrible mutulation...

No wonder the owner attended to the meeting, riding to Switserland by car & trailer...
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:13 AM   #418
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Thumb Exclusive XLV750R LIMITED for sale!

Look at this one... for sale on the Dutch 'E-bay', Marktplaats (Marked Place):

http://www.marktplaats.nl/a/motoren/...Page=mympBuyer



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Old 07-09-2013, 04:53 AM   #419
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Almost finished... restoration in progress...

Finally, it happened... the XLV750R on which I have been working for the last 5-6 years (with some delay... started in 2006, posting #43 ) is now close to be finished. The engine has run for the very first time... with a red jerry can as temporally fueltank.. and it did run sooo smooth!

A few minor things remain as last final frontier:

- Re-installing the fuel tank and fuel hoses
- Re-installing all the body panels and saddle
- And... carefully run-in the newly reassembled engine, taking it easy for the first 1.000-1.500 km!

I'm planning to have a 'first flight' by the end of this month / early August.
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:58 AM   #420
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Look at this one... for sale on the Dutch 'E-bay', Marktplaats (Marked Place):

http://www.marktplaats.nl/a/motoren/...Page=mympBuyer




Hello Bernard,

I don't speak Dutch but as far as I understand the seller wrote nothing about the fork.
Looks like a Honda CR-fork with stock XLV wheel, brake caliper and brake disc to me.

Can please ask him about some details of the conversion? And what he did to the rear suspension (in case he did something)?

Thanks.

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