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Old 11-09-2007, 09:51 AM   #61
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Some pics of the XLV750R Limited (MK2, 1985) which is in perfect (and original ) condition, except for the rear suspension which I have changed for a Technoflex unit (like on the restoration project). On the pics also our old Transalps, the '87 blue one is gone, the '87 white one is still there.









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Old 12-04-2007, 08:49 PM   #62
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Today we had a little ride out with our provincial departement of the Dutch Transalp- Africa Twin and Varadero club and altough the weather was kind of shitty, I decided to leave the mighlty Dero in the garage and took my 2nd XLV .

We made a 100 mls ride (167 km) in to Germany, to a famous place called the Bike Motel, where you can eat realy GIANT Schnitzels including feggies, french fried and potatoes for only € 7,50:



I'm the guy sitting at the end of the table with the gray fleece jacket.



The place to be:
http://www.biker-motel.de/web/index.php

And although the weather protection of the XLV750R is rather crap, my biceps have increased a full inch tnx to the return to the Netherlands with strong headwind on the German motorway I really LOVE this ancient Honda big trail bike!



Waiting for a traffic light in the middle of nowhere... Strange guys, those Germans...


Best mod I have done: replacing the original airsuspended rear shock unit for a Technoflex unit (as on the model which I am working on in the postings above).

Will make some pictures tommorow before I clean the bike. Its a beauty. Even when its dirty!

With special tnx to Marco and Hans for providing the pics!
How tall are you?
i remember sitting on an XLV 750, it was high even though I'm 6'3 with 37" inseam. Right here with you on top of it, it looks more like an XL 125, really.
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:23 PM   #63
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Great photo's guys, and beautiful bikes too. These look like real adventure bikes to me...

I saw one of these parked at BMW Southbank (Melbourne, Aus) only 2 weeks ago behind the shop. It's looks like Two_plug's XLV750R.

I don't know if it's being worked on, or is a trade in for sale. I could find out if anyone is interested?

Two_plugs: Did you take any more photo's at the rally?
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Old 12-07-2007, 02:17 AM   #64
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DakarBlues: I'm 6,8 ft (2,04 m).

Kiwipeet: No, due to the Sh* weather we did not take more pics.

I'm hoping to complete the restoration of our 2nd XLV this winter, so we will ride out on both XLV's next year.

Untill that moment we have to use both our Varadero's and our MK1 Transalp...
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Old 12-07-2007, 07:48 AM   #65
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Late to this thread, but what a gem. Great job on the bike Two Plugs.
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Old 12-07-2007, 03:54 PM   #66
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Old 12-14-2007, 03:11 AM   #67
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Goud bezug.

Moi mien jong!

A fellow Grunninger here?
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Old 02-19-2008, 01:41 PM   #68
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God this brings back memories, two pulse coils, four coils and twin plugs. Oil in the frame, what a bike? Never wanted to sell mine in Honda’s racing colours but I promised a guy when I bought it, he would have first refusal and he hounded me for a couple of years. Would buy it back tomorrow if I knew where it was.
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:25 PM   #69
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[quote=soloyosh]This whole thread has me even more pissed at Honda...

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Honda is going to waste away into nothing.
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Old 06-04-2008, 04:01 AM   #70
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Mine's fixed! O frabjous day! Calloo Callay!

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Old 06-09-2008, 01:28 AM   #71
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An XLV750 pulled into work a couple of weeks ago - if you've owned one that ''two XR400's'' sound pricks your ears up.It was a beat up piece of crap,and if the Maori guy on it wasn't so big I'd of pushed him off it and rode away.I tried not to be too enthusiastic about seeing one in my town....if he wants to sell it one day he has to realise no one would ever buy it,it's only worth a 100 bucks eh? But I was doing the old " I used to have one of these'' lines and my eyes were as big as XLV750 flywheels.He says there is another one in a town not far away,so I might try to find that one too.

But it was sad to see one in such condition after selling my mint one 4 years ago.
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Old 06-09-2008, 02:44 AM   #72
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Nice restorations... !

XLV750Rs are getting rarer. I used to know of eleven in our state (WA) but I now know of just six, including mine. Fella in Perth has just bought two... both front-ended! The standard brakes are not flash...!

Two Plugs: Can you please provide the specis for the Technoflex rear shock ... including price in Euros.

Just for interest sake: Do you have the typical (BMW shaftdrive) clunk when engaging first? (I do... and apparently it's common). Are you running synthetic oil?
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Old 06-12-2008, 04:34 AM   #73
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XLV750Rs are getting rarer. I used to know of eleven in our state (WA) but I now know of just six, including mine. Fella in Perth has just bought two... both front-ended! The standard brakes are not flash...!

Two Plugs: Can you please provide the specis for the Technoflex rear shock ... including price in Euros.

Just for interest sake: Do you have the typical (BMW shaftdrive) clunk when engaging first? (I do... and apparently it's common). Are you running synthetic oil?
I use half synthetic oil (Motul 10W40) on the engine and in the shaft drive just 'regular' shaft Oil. I don't have the 'clunk' sound. The price I had to pay for the Technoflex unit was apr 400 Euro. And since I got the impression that it would not be on stock that long, I bought two for both XLV's.

You could try to get in touch with the guys at www.jr-tuning.nl - they did the build in job. The company can be found at http://www.technoflex.nl/ and the e-mail is info @ technoflex.nl

Regretable the website isn't available in English (yet), but as most Dutch they will be able to mail / talk to you in English.
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Old 06-12-2008, 05:26 AM   #74
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Thanks, Two Plugs....

I have a lot of friends in Friesland, who can get this for me, now I have details.

Wonder why so many of our XLV750s have that ~clunk~! Any ideas?

Cheers,

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Old 06-15-2008, 02:26 PM   #75
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I have a lot of friends in Friesland, who can get this for me, now I have details.

Wonder why so many of our XLV750s have that ~clunk~! Any ideas?

Cheers,

Paul
Province of Friesland? Well... thats our neigbouring province. And JR Tuning is not that far away) (apr. 30 km east of the City of Groningen. Give me a sign if you are visiting your friends!

Its great to see this topic getting back alive again!
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