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Old 04-04-2002, 10:37 PM   #1
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Honda XLV750R

I am finally on the road after 6mths of hassles.My 1986 XLV750R died at the begining of our summer,now autum is here,and we are all go,I have done 2000km in the last couple of weeks,and apart from a tender butt,I am a happy chappy.

A CDI pulse generator failed,so I had the whole stator rewound,only to have the charge coils fail again,caused by a faulty regulator.Much hassles and much money.


I am trying to post a picture of the XLV750,as the Europeans saw it,and as it never was sold in the US,one that was seen over there.

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Old 04-04-2002, 10:46 PM   #2
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OK,looks like I can do it,but one didn't happen,I'll try again.

That one was Bubbas RS750 flatracker,45deg V,with same bore and stroke as the XR750.

To homogulate the engine,Honda made a Paris Dakar bike,gave it 3 valve heads,hydraulic tappets ,90deg crank and shaft drive.

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Old 04-06-2002, 01:44 PM   #3
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greetings from sunny...no really !!! england

i used to own an xlv750r when i was in OZ, i loved it, a great bike.
unfortunately i had to sell it when i left OZ. i couldnt find one in NZ, so bought a yam fj1100. nearly the same ???????

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wishing i was back in NZ
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Old 04-06-2002, 01:46 PM   #4
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greetings from sunny...no really !!! england

i used to own an xlv750r when i was in OZ, i loved it, a great bike.
unfortunately i had to sell it when i left OZ. i couldnt find one in NZ, so bought a yam fj1100. nearly the same ???????

this isnt mine but it was identical (if the attachment works)

all the best
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Old 04-07-2002, 06:03 PM   #5
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Wow!,someone who even knows what they look like!

Thats the RF model,as sold in Aust and NZ,like mine.Most in NZ were sold outside the main centres.The last one I saw had come down from Kaitia.

I tried to find that picture,but seem to have lost it.I have fitted a screen to mine and painted the tank,headlamp cover and side covers the early model red.So it looks like an XR on steroids,handling is like an XR too,but with 60hp and 475lbs!
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Old 04-08-2002, 11:30 AM   #6
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Ooooooh....

I recall hearing about the XLVQRS or whatever it is...and thinking it sounded really nice. Looks a lot like the old VT500 Ascot, which was very smooth.

Very appealing. I always thought that 750 is the ideal displacement. Nice layout. Mimimal EC (Extra Crap(tm)). 475 lbs!! Jeez, why are Hondas so heavy? Hope they made the final drive lighter than BMW anyway. Oh well, I still like it. Well proportioned, almost graceful. Hell, it's f**kin cool!
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:26 PM   #7
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I bought it 3 years ago - and I have done nothing with it
I don't deserve to have it....
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Old 02-27-2011, 02:54 AM   #8
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I am finally on the road after 6mths of hassles.My 1986 XLV750R died at the begining of our summer,now autum is here,and we are all go,I have done 2000km in the last couple of weeks,and apart from a tender butt,I am a happy chappy.

A CDI pulse generator failed,so I had the whole stator rewound,only to have the charge coils fail again,caused by a faulty regulator.Much hassles and much money.


I am trying to post a picture of the XLV750,as the Europeans saw it,and as it never was sold in the US,one that was seen over there.
Lets be pedantic, its so much fun.
The xlv has pulse coils on the end of crank on clutch side but the power for the cdi's is from a seperate winding on the alternator. The winding on alternator fails quite commonly and to be repaired properly needs a full rewind of alternator. Pulse coils rarely fail. Have heard suggestion that some oils in use in 80's 90's may have brought ojn the failure of the power coil??. Replacement for the whole thing is via a black box from Ignitech. (still needs pulse coils)
cheers Graeme
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:36 AM   #9
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Xlv750r

Hey guys,
I had this one back in Italy:



I lost third gear, then moved to the US, and sold it.

Great bike, I had so much fun with it, from the highway to the trails, it took me to some incredible places.
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Old 02-27-2011, 07:02 PM   #10
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Great machine, very underated. Here's mine.

Had to make some new pipes, old one's rust out in all the on's I've seen

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Old 03-01-2011, 02:23 AM   #11
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Lets be pedantic, its so much fun.
The xlv has pulse coils on the end of crank on clutch side but the power for the cdi's is from a seperate winding on the alternator. The winding on alternator fails quite commonly and to be repaired properly needs a full rewind of alternator. Pulse coils rarely fail. Have heard suggestion that some oils in use in 80's 90's may have brought ojn the failure of the power coil??. Replacement for the whole thing is via a black box from Ignitech. (still needs pulse coils)
cheers Graeme
Talk about a dredge Cave Weta! My single digit offer still stands.I don't even want to see it....I'm not that strong.

The coils in the stator charge the CDI,the ones in the right case trigger the discharge.Call them what you like,all you need to do is understand the function.

Hey,now I can finally post a picture of the XLV750 I sold in 2004.





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Old 07-14-2014, 05:51 AM   #12
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Lets be pedantic, its so much fun.
The xlv has pulse coils on the end of crank on clutch side but the power for the cdi's is from a seperate winding on the alternator. The winding on alternator fails quite commonly and to be repaired properly needs a full rewind of alternator. Pulse coils rarely fail. Have heard suggestion that some oils in use in 80's 90's may have brought ojn the failure of the power coil??. Replacement for the whole thing is via a black box from Ignitech. (still needs pulse coils)
cheers Graeme
Beig a pedant :-) the ignetech unit is grey
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