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Old 10-13-2013, 09:22 PM   #436
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2nd weekend of September are the 'European Open Heritage Days'.
What better way to visit them by 'Honda Heritage'?

At the post office of the Colonies of Benevolence, Frederiksoord, Drenthe Province, The Netherlands:

That there is a good lookin' bike. Nice and relatively simple; I think Honda could sell a bunch if they'd bother to update it.
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Old 10-15-2013, 02:16 AM   #437
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Tnx! But still not fully there... Front fork seals are leaking. A lot.
G'day Twin Plugs,

Were they replaced as part of the rebuild? Are both forks leaking - if so, that would seem a bit odd
The seals haven't been put in upside down?


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Old 10-16-2013, 01:57 AM   #438
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Hello,

I have bought a XLV750R some time ago.....
But now I want to replace some parts.....
Where o where do you all find your parts???????

I have found thepictures:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...2018.35.03.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...607-WA0003.jpg

Regards,
Jody

ps. How do I add pictures to the message????

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Old 10-19-2013, 12:49 AM   #439
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G'day Twin Plugs,

Were they replaced as part of the rebuild? Are both forks leaking - if so, that would seem a bit odd
The seals haven't been put in upside down?


Cheers,

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Only the left seal is leaking. They haven't been replaced - only the front fork gaiters have been renewed. It's not that strange, on f.e. the Honda Varadero XL1000V leaking front fork seals are quit common due to the absence of front fork gaiters (so I added them on that bike too)

It's not that bad though, will have a look at it upcoming winter.
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Old 12-25-2013, 02:54 AM   #440
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Talking merry christmas & a happy

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Old 12-25-2013, 03:34 AM   #441
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Same best wishes for Xmas and 2014 for all XLV raiders World Wide!
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:14 AM   #442
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Newyearsday Ride on the Old Lady

Temperatures are still far from freezing (lucky me...), still no salt on the roads, no ice, and for the very first time the sun joined in as well this year... ;)

First day of the year 2014, beautiful weather. The Honda XL1000V Varadero still lies on the Optimate IV, but the good old 28yrs young XLV750RF lacks every form of modern technology and just does what it was meant to do... Turn the ignition, push the starter and RUN, with no additional help from outside; even if she was hibernating for the last 2 months... ;D

Had a wonderful 75km ride today on the Old Lady. I simply LOVE these rugged old Honda's!



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Old 01-01-2014, 08:23 AM   #443
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I think Honda nailed it with the design of this bike. If they offered an updated version of this today I'd be in line to buy one. And please leave the shaft drive on it, it's a key feature.

Thanks for posting the nice pix of your beautiful bike, I have saved both.
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:28 AM   #444
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That there is a good lookin' bike. Nice and relatively simple; I think Honda could sell a bunch if they'd bother to update it.
That makes 2 of us. No need to re-invent, just update and you're done. Leave it clean and simple.
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:56 AM   #445
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Thats one of the reasons that from all newly introduced big trail bikes, I like the Yamaha S10 most. Plain, simple and reliable. The resemblance with the XLV's shaft drive can't be coincidental...

Unfortunately, some high ranked executive at the Honda HQ's prefers to spend several hunderdthousants for the developpement of an chopped off Goldwing and ST1300 than develop a proper adventure bike...
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:28 AM   #446
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Unfortunately, some high ranked executive at the Honda HQ's prefers to spend several hunderdthousants for the developpement of an chopped off Goldwing and ST1300 than develop a proper adventure bike...
More money than sense obviously..
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:04 AM   #447
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An Early Spring Spin around the block on the Old Ladies Sister

For the first time in two months finally time to get the bikes on the road again... this time I took the Old Ladies Sister (see posting #442 ) out for an early Spring Spin around the block. It was a delight to hear her purr again like a happy kitten!




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Old 03-02-2014, 10:21 AM   #448
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Very nice indeed!!







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Old 03-03-2014, 11:43 AM   #449
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Thats one of the reasons that from all newly introduced big trail bikes, I like the Yamaha S10 most. Plain, simple and reliable. The resemblance with the XLV's shaft drive can't be coincidental...

Unfortunately, some high ranked executive at the Honda HQ's prefers to spend several hunderdthousants for the developpement of an chopped off Goldwing and ST1300 than develop a proper adventure bike...
Well said. The conceptual similarities between the XLV750 and the S.10 are uncanny. I have no idea of actual figures, but I'm guessing that the S.10 is outselling the Honda offerings (VFR1200X & 800X) and it's not hard to understand why. What a shame that Honda's memoryof its own product history is so short.

And your bikes are gorgeous by the way. I'm thinking it must be quite fun to experience the looks of bewilderment they must create on the faces of current generation of Honda riders and sellers from time to time.
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:11 AM   #450
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For the first time in two months finally time to get the bikes on the road again... this time I took the Old Ladies Sister (see posting #442 ) out for an early Spring Spin around the block. It was a delight to hear her purr again like a happy kitten!




This bike turn out really awesome

I only rode my Transalp in 2014 yet (~700km). I want to do the TUV inspection with my XLV and my AT the next days.
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