The Honda XL1000V thread

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Two Plugs, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. Claustrophobic64

    Claustrophobic64 Adventurer

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    Hey Dero Brothers!

    Winter done ?

    SW Motech Bars.....2008......

    Any Advice!

    Got Oxford Hot grips too!

    I know I have to move the tank to do it right! :thumb

    Chime in.....because I need motivation.........or give me hell for only posting when I need something.....either way........

    I'm listening! ......................:ear
  2. Squily

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  3. Two Plugs

    Two Plugs Long timer

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    Never! I would keep the @twin besides the Dero. It's an classic! :clap

    I still regret the fact that we soled our @twin back in 2004. Lucky me... still got two RD01's but that's an other slize of bread...
  4. whittrated03

    whittrated03 Steady Rollin' Man

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    what are the specs on the Honda XL1000V? what degree v-twin.(60,45 90) Hp, Torque.
  5. Two Plugs

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  6. africa twin

    africa twin Been here awhile

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    Yep you have to remove the tank which is a bit of a pain but not too bad. You should also remove left and right fairing lowers although strictly speaking you don't have to. I have an 09 with the factory heated grips and SW bars that I installed I also live in Southern Ontario (Aurora) and would be happy to give you a hand. PM if you're interested.
  7. JGBguy

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    Been said before ... just changed the air filter, they could have made that easier.

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  8. dannyz

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    Posted this in the other Varadero thread already:

    Was looking around but could not find anything... where did you guys install your 12V accessory socket? Ordered mine from dealership along with the bike and their mechanic said that space is really limited and was not sure where he would be able to install it?!? Was hoping to have it somewhere on the dashboard, near the handlebar - mainly for GPS.
    Any pics would be much appreciated!

    BTW, Varadero is 2009, socket is OEM [FONT=&quot]Part #: 08A30-MBT-800, [/FONT]if that makes any difference

    TIA
  9. neveragain

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    the dealer mounted mine in that little storage compartment on the right side. I just plug my GPS into there and close the door making sure enough slack is available from the cable.:1drink
  10. cgoakley

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    i mounted 2 on the handle bar mounts! works great! I didn't want to drill threw the fairing! SW motech!
  11. Younger

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    Wondering if anyone has the PC-V on their 09 Varadero and if they noticed a major difference, both in performance (ie more torque or overall HP etc) and also if they noticed a difference one way or the other for fuel consumption?

    Thanks,
    Happy riding! (now that the snow finally is melting)
  12. Two Plugs

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    I've just installed it in the dash since my '04 doesn't have a storage compartment (= handglove compartment ;) )
    Got a waterproof one though (Honda Original). But if I had any after 2007 MK2, I would install it in the storage compartment too!
  13. Younger

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    Hey,

    I recently installed my own socket and got the SW MOTECH socket as it is very easy to install and doesn't get in the way of anything. Mounts right to the handlebars.

    Cheers!
  14. dannyz

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    Thanks everyone.
    So, the socket went on the panel above the storage.

    Also got my centerstand. Was a bit nervous when I was about to put it on the centerstand for the first time, since this is the heaviest bike I had so far, but it went on like a charm. Very well designed.

    Only two rides so far. Both to the dealership and back. It looks something is wrong with my ODO. I know for fact it's exactly 10 km from my house to the dealer, and yet ODO is showing 150km ?!? :lol3
  15. OldSilverFox

    OldSilverFox Let's Go!

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    Glad to hear there's another Dero rider on board. Re the ODO is it on the trip "A" or "B" settting ? I use the "B" setting as a rough guide to replace the missing fuel guage.
  16. Two Plugs

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    I need that on my '04 (or any pre-2007 Varadero XL1000V). On every post- 2007 model, the ODO has an setting on which the mileage runs backwards from the max available fuel- mileage ratio to zero.

    So, on a '08 model, if you don't trust the fuel warning light (when that illuminates you have 4 liters of fuel left and from that moment, the ODO has an setting which gives you a clear indication what mileage is left on the remaining fuel capacity (depending on speed / riding style)
  17. dr_gribb

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    I installed a Scottoiler unit with dual injectors and Touring kit (a 400ml reservoir mounted behind the licence plate). It has now been over 7000km since the install. I'm very happy with the kit :) The days of spray lube are way gone.

    It is one of more convenient add-ons that I have installed on my Varadero

    Pro's

    • Flow is easy to adjust.
    • The size of the extra reservoirremoves the need to refill the unit. One fill-up lasts 6000km.
    • Chain is "clean" and lubed all the mine.
    • Backwheel is always clean as long I watch the flow and adjust it to the temperate/weather
    Con's

    • The feeder pipes may clog blocking the flow, but that first happened after 5000km. The feeder pipes wear against the rear sprocket and care is needed to check them now and again. Its good to carry spare feeder pipes when on the road as part of you tool-kit pack.
  18. Two Plugs

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    I go with the CON's. Have tested a wide variety of auto oilers and honestly, I can't see the big advantage towards a (good) spray can. <o:p></o:p>
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    I've tested the Scottie, the CLS200 and OSCO from which the OSCO unit was the best because it can be manually controled on a very precise level. <o:p></o:p>
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    Towards a spray can, the fairytale that an auto oiler increases the live span of the chain and sprockets, is a host. Even with an oiler, you have to replace the front sprocket after apr. 30.000 / <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:metricconverter w:st="on" ProductID="35.000 km">35.000 km</st1:metricconverter> (<st1:metricconverter w:st="on" ProductID="20.000 miles">20.000 miles</st1:metricconverter>) and what's the point of using a worn down chain with new sprockets? Non.<o:p></o:p>
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    I switched back to MOTUL Chain Lube Offroad. Not that I use the bike that much in rough offroad conditions, but it sticks to the chain and keeps it clean. Normally, I use the can every <st1:metricconverter w:st="on" ProductID="1.000 km">1.000 km</st1:metricconverter> (<st1:metricconverter w:st="on" ProductID="600 miles">600 miles</st1:metricconverter>), except for rainy / winter conditions where I increase the frequently. I NEVER clean the chain; and doing so, I easely get <st1:metricconverter w:st="on" ProductID="35.000 km">35.000 km</st1:metricconverter> (20.000 miles+) from a set of chain & sprockets. <o:p></o:p>
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    I never have an 'greased' back rim or -fork, but its all about how- and when you apply the chain lube. I only apply it on the INSIDE of the chain, when the chain is still warm after a ride. And leave it there to rest. Its not a big job, any proper biker will turn the wheel frequently on main- or side stand to check the tires. <o:p></o:p>
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    Any auto oiler will set you back apr € 100,- without labour. For that amount of money, I can get up to 10 spraycans which last 2 years per can (I'm doing <st1:metricconverter w:st="on" ProductID="10.000 miles">10.000 miles</st1:metricconverter> per year, but use the can also on the Mrs her Varadero which does the same mileage!) <o:p></o:p>
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    Just my 2 ct...<o:p></o:p>
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  19. bluesman

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    More Pro :)

    -Automatic oiler means that you can use biodegradable oil - yeah, I know, nobody cares what they leave on road...anyway...
    -Automatic oiler means you do not need to lube chain on long trips. 3500 km = 7 times. That's 1 week of riding. That means that if you have central stand that usually adds good 5 kg of weight to already heavy bike and affects clearance it can be removed (done so on my bikes).
    - You do not need to find space for spray can ( I prefer smaller luggage).
    -Proper automatic oiler pumps oil instead of letting it flow, e.g. always put out measured fixed amount of oil per 1 pump cycle. I use PDOiler. 9 levels of adjustment changing frequency of pump cycles but cc per pump cycle always same with any oil viscosity.
    - On my bikes chain life improved significantly. Firestorm never does 20 000 to a chain, DR800 never does too.
    - Using of correct oiler cleans chain, this is proven. It stays lubed and clean and makes much less mess under front sprocket cover.
    - I never ever had overspray on rear wheel and I install oiler using self-made nozzle that drops oil to chain under front sprocket.
    - Any problems with oiler installed in way, it requires removing panel to refill is installer fault IMHO. I fitted PDOilers to 4 bikes and all owners can refill and adjust rate without removing anything.
    - I never install tube on rear sprocket so I never had described problems.
    - I never have to refill more often than let say every 2000 km. But again - this is with PDOiler, on road.


    E.g. good auto oiler good if you do more of long trips than daily riding.
    Only Cons I can see
    - PDOiler costs 55 pounds, it is about costs of 5 small-ish spray cans where I live.
    - Auto oiler won't change relation between sprockets and chain life. Chain worn=sprocket worn. To be honest I never before heard statements about chain oiler improving sprockets life over chain life. May be on other bikes...do not know.
    - It has electric parts and I never trust anything electric. Thou I ride bike with CDI etc. That's I guess my own paranoia :lol3
  20. Two Plugs

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    Biodegradable oil? You also ride an electric powered bike plugged in on an Atomic Power plant? :lol3

    Seriously... how about the rubber you leave on the road, flushed in the enviroment by the rain, the oil in your oilpan, etc? We are bikers. Enviroment, sustainebility and dureability are important Global issieus - no argue about that - but for enviromental issieus they build things like Prius or Insight... :D

    About the frequenty... Using good oil for chainlube (either auto-oiler or spraycan) is obligatory. And 7 times in 3.500 km... that's not my statement: I wrote 1 x 1.000 km... ;) And it still works.

    I think its also a matter of personal choices. If some one is happy with an auto oiler, that's fine. But they don't increase live span of chain + sprockets compared with a spray can.