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Old 08-11-2010, 05:06 AM   #226
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I just bought a 1986 XLV750 and plan to put a sidecar on it. It's missing the air scoops though. Anybody know where I could get a set. I recon with the chair on it will run a little hotter so the scoops are a necessity.

Had one of these years ago. Bought it new then. Great bike apart from the notchy gear change. 3 return trips across the nullabor (Perth-Sydney-Perth) didnt worry it.

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I would not put an side car on the XLV. Chances that the engine will overhead is 100%.

The bike isn't designed for an side car. For use with side cars there are better options (f.e. BMW R80/100GS if you want a bike from the same age and looks)
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:44 PM   #227
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I would not put an side car on the XLV. Chances that the engine will overhead is 100%.

The bike isn't designed for an side car. For use with side cars there are better options (f.e. BMW R80/100GS if you want a bike from the same age and looks)
Point taken. Nothing (except urals) is designed for a sidecar, and I own the XLV. Yes a R100gs is a better sidecar bike (had one, with a sidecar, and two R80 gs's) but I dont own one of them.
What makes you 100% sure it will overheat? and would a larger oil cooler help?
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Old 08-12-2010, 12:41 AM   #228
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What makes you 100% sure it will overheat? and would a larger oil cooler help?
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A larger oil cooler at the front of the sidecar WITH a thermostat is the 1st step.
A smaller fuel tank that allows more air flow to the engine would be a good way to help the engine cooling system. But there is no other tank fitting the XLV. The only way is to remove the tank and to use a different (and bigger) one in the sidecar.
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Old 08-12-2010, 03:35 PM   #229
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A larger oil cooler at the front of the sidecar WITH a thermostat is the 1st step.
A smaller fuel tank that allows more air flow to the engine would be a good way to help the engine cooling system. But there is no other tank fitting the XLV. The only way is to remove the tank and to use a different (and bigger) one in the sidecar.
Hmmm.. All sounds too hard. I dont want to bugger up a perfectly good bike so I might have to look around for something else..
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Old 08-16-2010, 01:13 AM   #230
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Hmmm.. All sounds too hard. I dont want to bugger up a perfectly good bike so I might have to look around for something else..
Ural or Dnepr I guess?

Problem won't be the oilcooler, but most likely the rear cylinder will overheath.
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:06 PM   #231
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Ural or Dnepr I guess?

Problem won't be the oilcooler, but most likely the rear cylinder will overheath.
Urals and Dneprs are rare around here, or expensive for a new one, so thats out. I have an old GPZ600 sitting in the back of the shed. Not an ideal sidecar bike either but it can be done, and it'll be cheap!

I'll restore the XLV to its former glory as time permits.

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Old 08-18-2010, 10:47 PM   #232
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Urals and Dneprs are rare around here, or expensive for a new one, so thats out. I have an old GPZ600 sitting in the back of the shed. Not an ideal sidecar bike either but it can be done, and it'll be cheap!

I'll restore the XLV to its former glory as time permits.

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Take your time. The bike is worth it. I have been working on my HRC version for the last 4 years... See postings (far) above...

The other day I found an 100% original XLV750R HRC from 1983 at an Yamaha agent (Gebben Motors in Rogat, Netherlands). It was sold for an amazing € 4.500,- !!! Rumors say that the bike will be shipped back to Honda Japan.

Not to long ago (I guess 6 years) I found an near to perfect restorated XLV750R (Again an HRC, so with red engine) at the Utrecht International Motorcycle exhibition. It was also sold for an amazing € 3.300,- ...

So I guess that prices for an original, good mantained XLV are rising... A real classic!
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Old 08-27-2010, 01:21 AM   #233
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A fine example of a side car. Good one Pete.






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Old 08-27-2010, 10:21 AM   #234
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Hey Guy´s

To restore my XLV (HRC 1983) I need new reservoir xlv stickers.
I will try to do this on the computer.

Therefore I need detailed photos & information about the dimensions of original stickers.

Support in this would be great.
Thank you in advance.

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Old 08-27-2010, 12:34 PM   #235
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Available here
http://bike-teile.de/index.php?seite...&teilid=690940

and here
http://bike-teile.de/index.php?seite...&teilid=692297
http://bike-teile.de/index.php?seite...&teilid=692295


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Old 08-27-2010, 07:47 PM   #236
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I got some pics of Pete's rig too. In Hodgo's shots and mine you can see he ran without the air scoops and in talking to him, he said it was never a problem even in the Oz summer.
That V-twin had 110,000 klms on it from memory.



One mod Pete said he did have was the Ignitec ignition system, which bypasses the 2 CDI's & pulse coils. I was curious because of the extra lighting on the sidecar and the extra electrical load .



Sorry, that this pic is so blurred .

I'm in the process of finding the right sidecar to attach to my XLV.
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:52 PM   #237
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I understand why Peter did not have any troubles in the Australian summer... He's got the RF (Black engine) version which had some minor technical updates towards the HRC (red engine) version.

I've got both (HRC and RF).
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Old 08-27-2010, 11:33 PM   #238
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I understand why Peter did not have any troubles in the Australian summer... He's got the RF (Black engine) version which had some minor technical updates towards the HRC (red engine) version.

I've got both (HRC and RF).

Ive just taken your advice on iridium spark plugs

Should have done that mod years ago what a difference they make.

Thankyou !
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Old 08-28-2010, 09:07 AM   #239
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Good evening all,

my 1985 XLV with a black engine has apparently been overhauled at 37000km, now, at 53000 I have checked the oil consumption.

It needs 450ml per 1000km. Wouldn`t that be a little too much for an engine that has now run about 16000km after reassembly ?

How much oil do your engines burn?
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Good evening all,

my 1985 XLV with a black engine has apparently been overhauled at 37000km, now, at 53000 I have checked the oil consumption.

It needs 450ml per 1000km. Wouldn`t that be a little too much for an engine that has now run about 16000km after reassembly ?

How much oil do your engines burn?
Mine would burn about half that.

Have you tried a full synthetic oil ?
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