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Old 12-04-2009, 03:43 AM   #136
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I've been asked to look at one of these beasts.

The bike is burning oil and a bit noisy from the head(s) area.

If, in the worst case, it needs a top-end overhaul, as in valves, guides, rings, or even a re-bore, what am I looking at, part wise?
Still available?
Prices?

Work?
Does a top-end job means engine out, or can you get at it with the engine in the frame?

We, me the wrench and the owner both know that it is gonna cost more than the bike is worth, but the hell with that, he loves that bike.

Any info is welcome.

Paul.
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Old 12-04-2009, 03:46 AM   #137
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gasket sets are almost impossible to get
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Old 12-04-2009, 04:15 AM   #138
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Hey Guys,

Here is a picture of my old girl in the Australian National Motorcycle Museum. She's not perfect, but it's pretty clean & straight..



It's got about 117K kms on the clock from memory. The last 3K of them were on the dairy farm () before I tore it down & gave it some luvin'

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Old 12-04-2009, 03:13 PM   #139
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gasket sets are almost impossible to get
Looking good already.

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Old 12-06-2009, 04:09 AM   #140
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Hey Dan!

Thats a nice looking lady there! Love it!


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Hey Guys,

Here is a picture of my old girl in the Australian National Motorcycle Museum. She's not perfect, but it's pretty clean & straight..



It's got about 117K kms on the clock from memory. The last 3K of them were on the dairy farm () before I tore it down & gave it some luvin'

Cheers,

Dan.
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:51 AM   #141
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Hey Dan!

Thats a nice looking lady there! Love it!
Thanks Loco,

I guess this was where the lust for adventure tourers grew from. As a kid, one of dad's mates had one of these - and I loved the v-twin sound, the lovely candy apply red, & the gold pin stripe. I'm not sure I could own anything else but a twin of some sort. Sort of engrained now I guess.

I'm probably getting a little nostalgic here, but I remember growing up on the farm - the deathly quiet mornings before sunrise. Then at about 5:30am, the sound of a 600 Pantah through twin Conti's could be heard over a mile away. I'd hardly move or breath to catch that sound for some 5 or 10 minutes as he rode up the valley.

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Old 12-08-2009, 06:50 AM   #142
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Originally Posted by PaulRS
I've been asked to look at one of these beasts.

The bike is burning oil and a bit noisy from the head(s) area.

If, in the worst case, it needs a top-end overhaul, as in valves, guides, rings, or even a re-bore, what am I looking at, part wise?
Still available?
Prices?

Work?
Does a top-end job means engine out, or can you get at it with the engine in the frame?

We, me the wrench and the owner both know that it is gonna cost more than the bike is worth, but the hell with that, he loves that bike.

Any info is welcome.

Paul.
Hi Paul,

Casket paper is available at any major car-spare store. Just use the old caskets as modell to cut out new onces.

Take the engine out, and give it a good overhauling. Don't conclude to quickly 'cost more than the bike is worth', keep always in your mind that you are dealing with an exceptional rare Honda bigtrail bike which - kept in good condition - is worth every penny you are investing.

Here in Europe I have seen complete restored XLV's for sale at an extreme asking price of € 3.300,-; whillst my black Limited is valuated for the insurance at € 4.500,-!
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Old 12-24-2009, 06:17 AM   #143
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Happy Holiday Season!

To all XLV750R riders (Keep them running!) and ADV-forum members out there...
From a snowy Dutch Northern Province (Groningen):

All best wishes for the season holidays for you and your family...

... and for next week happy new year!
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Old 12-31-2009, 03:45 AM   #144
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Here is my girl, still going strong !!
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Old 12-31-2009, 03:47 AM   #145
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Nice picture!
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Old 12-31-2009, 04:32 PM   #146
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Twoup, how do you go in the hotter weather without the cooling scoops? Those engines look rooly good without them but I've never been game enough to run without them. We have two XLV's registed, both less than 30,000K's and a couple more in the shed in bits. A friend has 5 of them, three running. Must be the XLV capital of Strayliya.
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Old 12-31-2009, 10:05 PM   #147
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Oldfart, no worries without the scoops we ride it around in the summer and have not had a problem, but we don't ride it around the city stuck in traffic. I have a set of scoops at home but just never but them on.
I know what you mean about XLV capital. I have a spare for parts and i know of 5 more in the bike club, but still rare it draws a crowd at rallys.
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Old 12-31-2009, 10:52 PM   #148
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Oldfart, no worries without the scoops we ride it around in the summer and have not had a problem, but we don't ride it around the city stuck in traffic. I have a set of scoops at home but just never but them on.
I know what you mean about XLV capital. I have a spare for parts and i know of 5 more in the bike club, but still rare it draws a crowd at rallys.
Doubt the scoops would be any good stationary in traffic unless you had a fan on it. The bike club of which you speak being the Tumut Vallet riders?
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Old 12-31-2009, 11:50 PM   #149
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beautiful bikes..i have actually seen one here in the states. the owner picked it up at a bike auction..but i have no idea what he payed for it
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Old 01-01-2010, 12:54 AM   #150
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