The Honda XL1000V thread

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

  1. Arktus

    Arktus on XTzy!

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    Nice pics! Which remote control (and cam) do you use?
    I like the scenery.

    Greetz

    Arktus
  2. Two Plugs

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    Camera is rather ancient, Arktus... I can't get close to your excellent photography! I always use 3: Maincamera is a Nikon D80 with wide angle, 2nd is a Nikon D70S with 300mm tele, and for snapshots a Sony compact. I use the Sony cause I think the colours are better translated on the footage.

    The remote was a try-out which I borrowed from a friend. Forgot the brand, but it wasn't a Nikon, something universal.

    I'm planning to get my own remote, though cause when riding alone, it does work excellent. I was impressed, especially when shooting pics when riding (cam on tripot) and the timer put on 10 seconds.

    Problem is distance. The remote I borrowed, only works within a 3 meter radius from the cam... I'm looking for a remote with a slightly larger radius, up to 5-10 meters.

    Any tips are appreciated!

    @Bluesman: my mistake regarding the engine! You are right.
  3. Arktus

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    Hi Two-Plugs,

    thanks for the info.
    I´m looking for a good remote too and hoped you discovered a good one with a larger range. My timing is sometimes "suboptimal", so i only see parts of the target or ... just a nice landscape without a bike.:evil

    Greetz

    Arktus
  4. Two Plugs

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    Agree... a-like experiences here... :rofl
  5. Ghostbrother

    Ghostbrother Been here awhile

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    Does not say much, you know it all already .... Best Regards LL or GB
  6. bluesman

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    How is turn radius with those forks? Couple of my friends with upgrades to their (different) bikes using KTM forks ran into that problem big time...hence the question....
  7. mousitsas

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    I think you're up to something very interesting, but you know it already :wink:
    What do you plan to do with the rear shock to match front travel?
    Also, do you happen to know where the additional weight of the later varadero generations comes from?
    I am very inspired by your project and going to copy as soon as I find time and funds, but was thinking to start from the FI model.
  8. Ghostbrother

    Ghostbrother Been here awhile

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    Yes you and your friends are right again, it's crowded, but I'm not afraid and will heat the lower frame tubes that go up to the steering head and squeeze, making two small dents in them, (in the right tube is already an original dent ) one in each tube, where the fork legs fit, then I win the last about 10 mm on each side. The two upper pipes are inside the lower tubes so they can remain untouched. Now it's marginal cases and I like the large steering angle. This is no a KTM fork, it's a Marzocchi shiver 45/270 from a 630 Husqvarna TE 2011, and the fork crowns has probably more "försprång (SE)" orginal.

    First question: You will see everything on the picture later.
    Second question: Because we bike riders are lazy, so experiencing all bike manufacturers that they should and want to compensate for this. In order to sell as many bikes as possible. Even to people who will never be able to run the bike even with auto pilot. But they sell.
    That's why I do this! there is not a single fully fledged big offroad bike to buy new today, with long service intervals, Hysky 630 TE 2010-2011 was the last with 270 mm front and 320 mm rear. All manufacturers have abandoned us ..... 1 Because we are too few second We throw warranty book in the trash at the seller, and they see us never again :) We buy parts on E-Bay and serves everything ourselves. We are not good customers. So manufacturers reduce the suspension, install the ABS and other shit that weigh tons, all to sell as much as possible. The 40 kg you are asking about is probably ABS, a gear shift more (6), anti-spin, etc. + when all of this is mounted on the bike, everything must resist a bit more and are therefore a bit stronger and heavier. There you have your 40 kg
    KTM builds a nearly Offroad still 690 R 2 012 270 mm and this year 250 mm again ... So we have no choice ..... But it is good I think ..... I learn a lot, have fun and gets many new friends!

    Ha de LL or GB
  9. Ghostbrother

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  10. puffoxr

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    Good good good job man.....
    Let's see..
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  11. Ghostbrother

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    Note: The old disc lying on the new disc
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    Notes caliper position, I need turning of 3-4 mm at outer diameter of the disc before caliper fall into place and lower bracket to caliper will be good
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    Think it is enough to stop the bike. The disc comes from BMW R 850 R and K 1100 91-95. It is a floating disc until the first muddy ride ... :)
    Ha de... LL or GB
  12. Two Plugs

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    @Ghostbrother... Very impressive job! I'm impressed.
  13. Two Plugs

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    Items are still for sale, open for any serious offer. Please note... if you want to have a premier seat on first row for a nickle, the items I am offering are most likely not your thing... ;)

    PM / E-mail me for details. The original H&B pannierrack is gone!
  14. Two Plugs

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    At the end of this month (March), registration to the 15th (anniversary!) Varadero & Crosstourer International Meeting (VCIM) will be closed. So… if you haven’t registered yet, its about time! Please notice… your registration is only secure after you have transferred the participation fee. Haven’t regeistered yet, or you have forgotten your login details for the www.vim15.com website? Please contact the administrator directly via admin@vim15.com by using your e-mail address on which you are registered at the Forum.

    For details, please check the topics at the Forum; here are the short links to make it easy:

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    General topic VCIM, roomsharing, etc:
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    Currently we have 153 registrations, from which 50 are confirmed. These are excellent figures for this years venue! The Orgateam is working on an interesting program which will include the 15th birthday of our community and the VIM / VCIM meetings.
  15. Two Plugs

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    On the Northern Hemisphere that is... :rofl

    It has been so quiet here?
  16. Leon MK3

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    From the last enduro in Kalavryta.....

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  17. zandesiro

    zandesiro In rust we trust....

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    Leon cool pics.......:clap

    ...But post them also in this thread
  18. Two Plugs

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    Nooo!!! Don't, despite the good intentions...

    That topic is even more death than this one... Its hard enough to keep this one alive.

    Lets focus on this topic and keep posting the pics here! :freaky
  19. zandesiro

    zandesiro In rust we trust....

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    This thread is for a discussion and the other only for photos..!

    I dont want to see 100 discussion posts to watch one photo of a varadero.

    So is better to leave it, the way it was, and dont mess around those 2 threads.
  20. Leon MK3

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    I thought we had this issue "thread" only to write and to post our pics....

    Ok....

    Also zandesiro you have a point here.... It's better to have the other thread only for our photos....