The XLV750R Thread

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by sharkey, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. sharkey

    sharkey XLV750R

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  2. Transalp Jas

    Transalp Jas Been here awhile

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    Beautiful bikes- always wanted one.
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  3. pilot

    pilot Slacker Moderator Super Moderator

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    So how 'bout some pictures so we know what your talking about? :D
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  4. XRR-kat

    XRR-kat Prodigal Scrambler

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    What name?
    Transalp, Africa Twin....?
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  5. JustAL

    JustAL Armchair Adventurer

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    Should git orf me arse and go riding with you Sharks!
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  6. GPS

    GPS Been here awhile

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    I used to have an Honda XL 125 (17 years ago) Great riding possition which has now lead to me getting a R1200GSA, But it was a great ride.
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  7. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    They sold them in New Zealand too y'know.I had one for 5 or 6 years - still kicking myself for selling it.

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  8. Tim

    Tim Long timer

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    No name, it's called an XLV 750 R.

    750cc vee twin, shaft drive Honda Duel Sport.
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  9. Old fart

    Old fart Keen AG100 rider

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    What other 750 V twin shaft drive bike can you buy for under $3000?:evil

    Got a couple in the shed, bewdy bikes.:D

    They might not handle like a 100 kilo motorcrosser but I'm sure a well ridden XLV would go more places than a GS1200 or maybe an Africa twin that's only ridden by an average rider? :evil

    Comments Greg?:lol3
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  10. Oilhed

    Oilhed MarkF

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    Now that is cool! Never heard of them. A R80GS killer? Shame those things never sold here.
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  11. Old fart

    Old fart Keen AG100 rider

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    I sold an R80 to get an XLV when they first came out. They were about the same weight but the Honda handled way better and was lot more usable in the bush.
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  12. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome

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    So I see you have started rebuilding yours sharky.
    I'm hoping to start getting mine back together in the next week or so.

    Maybe we should have a XLV build off :evil.
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  13. TARider

    TARider Been here awhile

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    Here's mine. Got lucky and got one in the States
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  14. Old fart

    Old fart Keen AG100 rider

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    The red white and blue one's always look better.:D
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  15. sharkey

    sharkey XLV750R

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    JustAL: For sure, I've just had the plate removed from my shoulder so I'll be good to go soon ...

    tHEtREV: You'd better hurry up :-)

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    -----sharks
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  16. Dr AT

    Dr AT Long timer

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    This'll be interesting.... in fact if I can work out how to post pics I might just have to add a few of Greg h's efforts on his XLV. Then again, he did sell his XLV and buy a GS1200 so what does that tell you? Just stirring the pot a bit:evil
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  17. Old fart

    Old fart Keen AG100 rider

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    That says he's a dedicated follower of fashion :D , he's driven by peer pressure :huh , he's not a practicle person and he listens to all the yuppie advertising :ear . Just stirring the pot a bit more.:evil :fishie
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  18. Old fart

    Old fart Keen AG100 rider

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    Some might consider my last post a bit provocative, I didn't mean all GS riders have more money than sense, are driven by trendy motocycle magazine drivel and listen to the wrong people, just some.:wink:

    When it all boils down we should be riding a bike that suits us, whether it's a CT125 or the latest Bavarian techno droid with optional electro/hydrolic brake switch and ABS optioned headlight dimmer. As long as it has two wheels we're well in front of Jimmy the car driver.:ricky
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  19. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Wow !! Those bikes look great naked. Beautiful frames. I wish Honda had kept the "through the tank" air cleaner idea on the Transalps and early ATs.
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  20. Dr AT

    Dr AT Long timer

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    and later model transalps (removing the tank to get to the airfilter - only honda would do that....)
    For what it's worth , the XLV is a submarine - I have videos of one crossing a river with water up to the tank and still getting through , but so did my transalp (just)
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