The Honda XL1000V thread

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

  1. wtmklr

    wtmklr Adventurer

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    Twisted Throttle should have bought out Dual Sport Plus in Canada instead. Always great, helpful, friendly service from Dual Sport Plus. A Vicious Cycle gobbles your money and doesn't respond to any email after that.
  2. Squily

    Squily Squily

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    That about sums it up for my situation to. Lesson learned!!! And I am soooo happy with the OEM centre stand on my AT.


    But, I had a look at the standard Varadero bashplate. After putting quite a few dings in it, I am of the opinion that it only needs 'a floor' to cover the sump. I am strongly thinking of taking it down to my local allu-welding specialist and asking him to weld in a 4mm floor.

    I also bought an AT-bashplate with the idea of modifying it for the Varadero, but just haven't gotten that far.
  3. sleepyhead65

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    so I have an awesome pic of my SWM skid plate but I can't figure out how to get my pic from my desktop to this post. It seems to only want a website for images....WTH am I doing wrong?:cry
  4. africa twin

    africa twin Been here awhile

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    You can no longer post photos direct to the site you have to go through one of the off-site storage providers like photo bucket. Basically you up-load the photo to photo bucket who then give you a web address for where they store the photo that you paste into your posting. Its easier than it sounds and photo bucket is free.
  5. AJ..

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    Happy holidays guys...
    Christmas day ride through the mountains riding on the cloud...

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    Riding from midnite eve of Xmas,covering a total of 1k km 2 ways,testing how the fairing and the cbr lightings and the customed mid pipe...it all works great.
  6. Two Plugs

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    @ African Twin: tnx for the update and the pic.

    $ 225,- seems to me like a bargain... I will have a look, its not that difficult to order parts directly from SWM here.

    To me it seems that a lot of grieve with SWM products is caused by (very) bad dealership where 'customer care' is an unknown phrase... Unfortunately...

    Happy new year to the lot of you (in a couple of days!) :freaky
  7. wtmklr

    wtmklr Adventurer

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    I ordered my SWM skid plate yesterday from Dual Sport Plus in Ontario, Canada. Free shipping within canada too. :)
  8. africa twin

    africa twin Been here awhile

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    Im sure you will be happy with it. I see you're from NL here's my favourite pic from my ride through Lab and Newfoundland.

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  9. wtmklr

    wtmklr Adventurer

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    Nice pic! There is a lot of great riding in Newfoundland and Labrador! Did you do the Trans Labrador highway? What year?
  10. africa twin

    africa twin Been here awhile

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    It was three years ago the Trans Lab had not been open all the way thru for very long.
  11. wtmklr

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    I did it in 2012, ride report in my signature. Most all is paved now :(:
  12. Manneman

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    Late answer but www.lingshondaparts.com is the absolute best price for checking parts, OEM numbers and prices.
  13. sleepyhead65

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    Squily,
    I can't comment on the quality of the bracket but that skidplate certainly did it's job and sacrificed itself to save your bike!

  14. Squily

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    It took one hit and disintegrated. I think there's a reason why everybody else WELDS skid plates and not pop-rivet them. I guess that's the point I'm trying to make. When you install a bash-plate, it's not a 'use once only' item, but you expect it to take a punishment, then be ready to be paneled back into shape, refitted and redo the exercise. Or am I wrong? :ear
  15. AJ..

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  16. wtmklr

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    Thanks for the pic. I have a SW Motech skidplate on order for my Varadero. I work in the aerospace industry so I'm going to get all those rivets removed and replaced with high quality aircraft worthy rivets installed by the guys in our sheet metal shop. :clap
  17. Ghostbrother

    Ghostbrother Been here awhile

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    Would like to thank you all for all the report declares, images, comments, and all questions, all the help and all the tips as greatly enriched ADV this year Thanks! You all are amazing people that make it worth Living!

    Have a great
    2014

    Below is a short report of the year with Super Offroad Honda.

    First part: The construction and testing is already documented here on the forum and on my website.

    Second part: Do you find the short here!

    Three "big" rallies have Honda in participated in this year!

    Adventure Day Sweden, 4 days, 670 riders 774 km, an amazing adventure.

    MÃ¥nkarbo Sweden (your own small Rally) 1 day 8 riders 389 km and a tough bike test.

    Masrallyt Sweden 2 days 832 km Road Book, special tests and podium.

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    AVD day From left Jimmy, Tony, Dennis, Honda driver Lucas.... And Anders from the organizers

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    Jimmy and beast. at the start of one of the 'black pistes' 285 km with much smaller and lighter bikes

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    The bike worked fantastically well in all contexts, even though this was the big "test" ...... The springs and the oil in the fork was DISPARAGE, An inexpensive battery stopped to work out and a bad weld (myself) to the rear suspension broke. Battery and welding was quickly fixed, the fork I built on to the next adventure.

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    A new GoPro Hero 2 Got a stone chip on the protector case on and off button, nothing is more visible than the tiny, tiny mark ..... The camera button remained impression for several hours so the camera stopped to work out ..... ANYONE who can have compassion to fix it?

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    For the next test, she was properly updated!

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    On this day, we drove most, get pictures and some movie sorry!

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    Masrallyt with Swedish and Norwegian talented skaters. Real "Dakar" bikes, Specialty exams, 800 + Km road book reading in groups of two riders.
    Ex. Marc Comas winning Dakar bike from 2011 was in place and was run by Marc's mechanic "Red bull" guy, etc. etc.

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    Several Dakar bikes were present, newer and older.

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    The first day there was a real mud holes to pass and the recommendation was to not run that matter if it rained :) .... But it's something I remember, it is this route ......... It cost me time and a wishbone ;)

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    Day two .... A picture says more than a thousand words!

    The Honda surprises everyone at this rally ..... Here in the picture so we arrive for lunch in good time, lunch, the team has not quite figured with such a fast bike and have not even begun with the food. The track opens guy had no tydilg conductor jacket on him so we drove past few mil then = many negative points and when I passed Lunch team on the wrong side and on the side of the road ... Offroad, so to say I was the deathblow of minus points ... But hell huh fun I had and what grumpy many others were.

    The Honda is a great bike with an incredible potensial. Thanks to all who contributed and to all the organizers in 2013


    Tanks!! Mvh Lucas, alias LuckyLuke and Gosthbrother


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    45 minutes later. (not 45 seconds :)

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  18. Flightar

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    RE: The factory bags are the same bags the VFR 800 had...they were superb on my VFR. They never leaked, were rock solid, never broke, and had a lot of capacity. Now in an off road setting during a nap I'd say they wouldn't be very durable...but they are good bags.
  19. Two Plugs

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    On the VFR800i they are if you do < <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:metricconverter w:st="on" ProductID="3.000 miles">3.000 miles</st1:metricconverter> per year on tarmac smooth like a Baby's behind. But on a big trail / adventure bike doing > <st1:metricconverter w:st="on" ProductID="5.000 miles">5.000 miles</st1:metricconverter> per year under all kinds of road- and weather conditions they are CRAP. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    And because (you have written it correctly above) they are originally designed for a Sportstourer, the difference in alignment on the Varadero makes them utterly useless. <o:p></o:p>
  20. AJ..

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    Hi all..


    I am selling Corbin seat and crashbar.
    The corbin seat had slight torn at the rider's left side,but have been wrapped over nicely with an anti slipped wrap.
    Didnt know the brand of the crashbars..
    Corbin usd$200 plus shipping
    Crashbar Usd$100 plus shipping.
    Items from Singapore.