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Old 07-22-2008, 03:07 AM   #121
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...The most recent mod being ... 6 gear box
Hey Ironman, great to see you here as well! Already renewed your membership here? www.varadero-international.com

6-speed gearbox on a MK1? Explain! Details, photo's... Did it affected fuel consumption of the carb fueled MK1?
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:07 AM   #122
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Hey Ironman, great to see you here as well! Already renewed your membership here? www.varadero-international.com

6-speed gearbox on a MK1? Explain! Details, photo's... Did it affected fuel consumption of the carb fueled MK1?
Hey Two Plugs,

Subscritpion renewed, no worries

Yes m8 the second MK1 with a 6 gear box (the first one was of another crazy Greek) ... Nothing much to explain though, it is actually a straight forward operation, you take out the 5 gear box of the MK1 and you put back in a 6 gear box from a MK2 ... as simple as that

The only mod needed was a minor modification on the base of the speed sensor coming out from the engine block.

Fuel consumption he says

Well I really could not tell ... Logically, the consumption should go down, same speed less RPMs, right? But the fact is that with "open" air filter and exhaust system, Dynojet Kit on the carbs, VTR crankshaft and some other thinkies giving me 102 HP on the wheel , you should not be asking me about fuel consumption, right?
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Old 07-23-2008, 01:45 AM   #123
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Right...

I would be very much interested in details - did you managed to make pics of it, and /or can you make a little 'write-up' for the Int. Pages / Forum? We would be happy to grand you space...!
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Old 07-23-2008, 04:05 AM   #124
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Right...

I would be very much interested in details - did you managed to make pics of it, and /or can you make a little 'write-up' for the Int. Pages / Forum? We would be happy to grand you space...!
Okidoki, as soon as I'll get back from my vacations I'll do it
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:59 PM   #125
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it would be nice if Honda would bring it to the US. It looks to be a good one and hopefully compares well to the v strom. How does it stack up to the GS's?
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Old 07-25-2008, 02:59 PM   #126
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it would be nice if Honda would bring it to the US. It looks to be a good one and hopefully compares well to the v strom. How does it stack up to the GS's?
I would love to give you an objective awnser...

Read any general GS forum and any Varadero forum and notice how often the Beemer brakes down and how less the Honda does...

For the ride: the Varadero is much more comfortable to ride and is equipped with a normal indicator switch...

Best way? Test ride your self.
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Old 07-28-2008, 05:17 PM   #127
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I would love to give you an objective awnser...

Read any general GS forum and any Varadero forum and notice how often the Beemer brakes down and how less the Honda does...

For the ride: the Varadero is much more comfortable to ride and is equipped with a normal indicator switch...

Best way? Test ride your self.
Two Plugs, I would but the closest dealer is in Canada and it somewhat more of a days ride. I have a friend with a BMW and it always is having its "preventative maintance" done.. Or at least that what he claims. I hope they bring it to the US-the local dealer thinks they might. Who knows.
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Old 07-30-2008, 11:36 PM   #128
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Hello everyone! My first post on these forums :)

I have a 2007 Varadero and I love the bike! Haven't ridden it much yet, just about 18000 km but I am looking forward to doing much more when I get some time off.

So far I had no problems with the bike, rides like a dream, but I do have one thing bothering me, and that is the linked breaking system. Has anyone tried replacing it with a normal one? How would this affect the bike? The thing can really annoy me when I am off-road but my fear lies in the weight of the bike considering it is a heavy bike + I usually ride two-up and full of luggage.

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Old 07-31-2008, 01:13 AM   #129
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Hello everyone! My first post on these forums :)

I have a 2007 Varadero and I love the bike! Haven't ridden it much yet, just about 18000 km but I am looking forward to doing much more when I get some time off.

So far I had no problems with the bike, rides like a dream, but I do have one thing bothering me, and that is the linked breaking system. Has anyone tried replacing it with a normal one? How would this affect the bike? The thing can really annoy me when I am off-road but my fear lies in the weight of the bike considering it is a heavy bike + I usually ride two-up and full of luggage.
Hi Dariok,

Why would you replace it? Its a perfect system. I had my doubts when I purchashed my first Varadero (1998) with CBS, but I love the system. It will enable you to ride off the beaten track, even with passenger. The frontbrake does not 'kick in' riding off road. I have done several miles on gravel, sand and dirtroads with no problem at all. In these conditions, but also on tight mountainpasses, I only use the rear brake. And the CBS system allows it.

The ABS system is a different story but even with that I don't hessitate to do a dirt road. It just feels so confident and secure, more as my MK1 Transalp with rear drum brake!

The only disatvantage I can recall is the fact that riding in pure sand, the Dero is simply to heavy. But so is the BMW GS, the Tiger, the Quota, the Capo Nord, etc.
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:18 PM   #130
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Oh man...this too much punishment!!!





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FYI thats a 2000, carb model, with 60 k Klms on the odo, slightly modified
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Old 08-11-2008, 11:25 AM   #131
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Ringo has shut off its service, there fore the pictures of our visit to the last Int Transalp Treffen and the 10. Varadero International Meeting in Greece and Hungary this year on a new album!

Enjoy them,
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http://picasaweb.google.nl/varaderoi...VIM2008Hungary

ITT:
http://picasaweb.google.nl/varaderoi...tional/ITT2008
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Old 09-07-2008, 09:38 AM   #132
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any news for a new 09 model? or just the same as 08 with different color?
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Old 09-07-2008, 09:52 AM   #133
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I asked this in another thread, but will repeat it here.

I have an '07 Varadero (brought over from the UK) and want to get a sevice manual. I can only find manuals for the 2000 Varadero (in conjunction w/the SuperHawk) here in the States (New Mexico).

Can one of you folks be so kind as to clue me in on a source for a manual?

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Old 09-07-2008, 09:56 AM   #134
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damn i have a soft spot for a gas gusler Varadero!

The pre 2000 Varadero is really the V8's of big bore tourers.
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Old 09-07-2008, 10:22 AM   #135
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I asked this in another thread, but will repeat it here.

I have an '07 Varadero (brought over from the UK) and want to get a sevice manual. I can only find manuals for the 2000 Varadero (in conjunction w/the SuperHawk) here in the States (New Mexico).

Can one of you folks be so kind as to clue me in on a source for a manual?
If you like, I can inquire at my Canadian dealer where I bought my '08 Varadero. The manual may be for the current model year, but should be close enough for what you need.

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