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Old 10-24-2007, 09:42 AM   #61
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kinda sorta..http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2708


yep, the second one is a Harley
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I only have one question. I thought the XLV was water cooled?
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Old 10-24-2007, 04:34 PM   #62
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I only have one question. I thought the XLV was water cooled?
The XRV750 Africa Twin is water cooled.
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:04 PM   #63
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jehu,
I only have one question. I thought the XLV was water cooled?
Air cooled,dry sump,45 degree V,same bore and stroke as the XR750.The RS750 used 4 valve heads with front facing exhausts - the XLV750 used 3 valve heads with inlet ports in the centre of the V,and hydraulic lash adjusters.The XLV750 also had an offest crank giving 90 degree firing impulses and a shaft drive.

They just had to homogulate the cases...but I don't know why they never bothered to sell the homogulation bike in the US.That's the whole point of flattrack bikes isn't it? They are supposed to be based on a production bike,seems they totally missed the point by not giving US buyers the opportunity of owning.

With a life long interest in flattrack,owning an XLV750 was a high point for me.
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Old 10-25-2007, 01:37 AM   #64
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We have had XLV in france... Heavy, to heavy for the time they sell il as off road bike. To many engines broken (crank), 2 diférentes engines : red ones, those who had crank problems, and after black paint engines.
Those engine brok had destroy sales and reputation
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Old 10-25-2007, 03:25 AM   #65
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We only got the black engine model - I sold mine at over 90,000km with no engine problems what so ever.However I did burn out 3 stators and a couple of reg/recs.And I agree - far too heavy to take off road,even gravel was harder work than it should of been.
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Old 10-27-2007, 11:46 AM   #66
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Is that the 800 twin?


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History repeats with a better motor and lighter frame:
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Old 10-27-2007, 11:47 AM   #67
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Is that the 800 twin?
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Old 10-27-2007, 12:16 PM   #68
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I'm a flat track freak and it took me a long time to find this pic.Note hefty frame. Ron Wood Norton:
jehu,
I believe the Norton engine was a dry sump design and I believe thats where the oil was held in that frame( the back bone, plus in the single large front down tube ).
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Old 10-28-2007, 07:20 PM   #69
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Yes, you're right. Infact you can see where the oil lines connect to the front down tube. The frame looks like it weighs 100lbs tho'. I have a film photo of Ron working on the Norton and now this:
If it is .049 wall 2" tubing it would be just over 1lb per foot. Or only a tiny bit, as in grams heavier than 2 1" tubes. Take out the need for a tank and it is lighter and stiffer
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Old 10-29-2007, 04:58 PM   #70
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I went to the GN Twins races last month in Tucson, and the Beemer sure sounded good, even though it didn't do as well.

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Old 10-29-2007, 06:25 PM   #71
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Brandon Bregen on the Beemer. Would this make a cool street tracker or what!?
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Old 10-29-2007, 06:47 PM   #72
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Brandon Bregen on the Beemer. Would this make a cool street tracker or what!?
There was a complete F800 engine, actually most of the bike on Ebay a couple of months ago. I was real tempted to just that, or maybe a little more of a super moto.......
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Old 11-04-2007, 01:15 PM   #73
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Street tracker

I'm new to the forum, I just love Street Trackers. I going to try to attach a picture of "The Wronka Toy". My daily rider I built 10 years ago. My bike has the 750 big bore kit and a ton of other mods.

Go to http://owners.650wiki.org/List%20mem...#List%20member to see the build pic's

There are some badass Street Trackers on here. Great site.
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Old 11-04-2007, 02:22 PM   #74
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Welcome to the site Wronka, that is one awesome looking street tracker man!
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Old 11-04-2007, 03:25 PM   #75
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I'm new to the forum, I just love Street Trackers. I going to try to attach a picture of "The Wronka Toy". My daily rider I built 10 years ago. My bike has the 750 big bore kit and a ton of other mods.

There are some badass Street Trackers on here. Great site.
Welcome, Walter! That's one of my all time favorites on the 650motorcycle.com site. http://www.650motorcycles.com/WronkaToy.html
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