Next step has been taken... The 'Marriage' between the engine and the frame!
Remember the shape the engine was in:
You can see the 'blue' coating from the Technoflex rear shock. As at the front suspension, the rear suspension was air- supported. But I considered pumping 2 Bar of air in to a 23 year old unit as not the wise thing to do...
To my surprise Technoflex still delivers a brand new rear shock unit - adjustable! - for the good old XLV 750R; so I did not have to think twice and ordered two; the one on these pics and the other one is already installed in the XLV 750R Limited.
With the original rear suspension the bike started to shimmy at 130 km/h max, with the technoflex unit I can easily top the Vmax of the bike - 160 / 170 km/h; ca. 100 miles/hr - and it remains stabile like a rock. It is just like any other Varadero! ;D
The only thing missing riding at those speeds is the fairing and a screen!