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Old 04-12-2015, 04:25 PM   #1
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Something like an Aprilia SXV?

This bike looks like an absolute hoot to ride but it's the maintenance that would putt me off. Is there anything similar that doesn't need so much pampering?
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Old 04-12-2015, 06:58 PM   #2
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other than the two motors that blew up on me, one of the most fun/cool bikes i've ever owned. maybe a Husky for ya?

good luck finding its replacement!
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Old 04-12-2015, 11:25 PM   #3
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This bike looks like an absolute hoot to ride but it's the maintenance that would putt me off. Is there anything similar that doesn't need so much pampering?
That right there is the holy grail of adventure biker-dom and the subject of dreams and fantasies of many on this site..

An SXV built by Honda or Yamaha.. With a 5 gallon tank, 26k mile valve adjustments, solid subframe, <350 lbs, for $7k etc.
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Old 04-13-2015, 02:01 AM   #4
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That right there is the holy grail of adventure biker-dom and the subject of dreams and fantasies of many on this site..

An SXV built by Honda or Yamaha.. With a 5 gallon tank, 26k mile valve adjustments, solid subframe, <350 lbs, for $7k etc.

Yes, an Adventurer model,800cc,50 MP(US)Gallons
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Old 04-13-2015, 03:52 AM   #5
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That right there is the holy grail of adventure biker-dom and the subject of dreams and fantasies of many on this site..

An SXV built by Honda or Yamaha.. With a 5 gallon tank, 26k mile valve adjustments, solid subframe, <350 lbs, for $7k etc.
Yes! I want to contribute to these pipe dreams:

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Old 04-14-2015, 07:45 AM   #6
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It would be nice...
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Old 04-18-2015, 03:50 AM   #7
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That right there is the holy grail of adventure biker-dom and the subject of dreams and fantasies of many on this site..

An SXV built by Honda or Yamaha.. With a 5 gallon tank, 26k mile valve adjustments, solid subframe, <350 lbs, for $7k etc.
And a more usable powerband.
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Old 04-22-2015, 07:51 PM   #8
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Lessee,... start with one KTM 390, 21/18" wheels WP suspension, 5 gal tank, rally raid style fairing, comfy seat,...
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Old 04-23-2015, 06:10 AM   #9
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Lessee,... start with one KTM 390, 21/18" wheels WP suspension, 5 gal tank, rally raid style fairing, comfy seat,...
then add another cylinder...
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