The XLV750R Thread

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

  1. Voorspoed

    Voorspoed Adventurer

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    Graeme

    I sourced the conrod bearings on the Daewoo car but now the little indent or whats it called of the bearing is on the opposite corner, so what do I do now? That little "tab" that prevents the bearing from turning around the conrod.

    Thx
    Willie
  2. omeoxlv

    omeoxlv Been here awhile

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    Hi Willie, I cant help there as all I did was repost what someone else has done. I will however go onto the xlv forum and ask, we'll see what comes from that-----
    cheers Graeme
  3. Voorspoed

    Voorspoed Adventurer

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    Ok, great, thx for all your help Graeme!
  4. Old fart

    Old fart Keen AG100 rider

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    So where is this XLV forum? :evil
  5. omeoxlv

    omeoxlv Been here awhile

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    Hi Willie, reponse from Jime as follows;
    "Hi Graeme ,
    The locating tang on the bearing did'nt line up with
    the original so i had a machine shop relocate the groove
    on the con rod . Quick & easy job apparently,It cost me $50 for the 4 slots.

    Hope this helps somehow.regards jimmy"

    A bit of a nuisance but seems an easy enough "fix", hope it helps you.
    cheers Graeme
  6. omeoxlv

    omeoxlv Been here awhile

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    Hi, put "yahoo xlv750r forum" into Google, either of the first 2 will do the trick.
    cheers Graeme
  7. Two Plugs

    Two Plugs Long timer

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    I'm rather puzzled as well, Old Fart!... Also by this posting:<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    I thought THIS topic here at ADV was the Forum which was meant? But I'm wrong...? Or is it the mailinglist at Yahoo Groups to which Graeme is revering? <o:p></o:p>
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    Btw... It seems I got my hands to a set of carbs. So the never ending story of my restoration project continuous...:clap
  8. omeoxlv

    omeoxlv Been here awhile

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    Well Bernard, I,m not sure whats going on here but the forum I am referring to is a Yahoo forum for owners of XLV's and has been around quite a while. Sharkey (who is on here) is the moderator, he started this thread. Twoplugs has been a regular contributor. Theres others who are also on it that are also on here and maybe they will comment also. In recent times Yahoo have made things a bit different to log on to the site but its visible enough here
    http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/xlv750/
    Bernard, according to the members register you joined aug 14 2008, have just sent you an email from there.

    cheers Graeme
  9. Two Plugs

    Two Plugs Long timer

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    That's the mailinglist! :wink: On which I in deed, have posted many times.

    I never knew that postings where 'stored' on a sort of 'homebase'.

    Well... its added to my favourites now! Tnx for showing me the light... :freaky
  10. omeoxlv

    omeoxlv Been here awhile

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    Love a good result!!!
    cheers Graeme
  11. whittrated03

    whittrated03 Steady Rollin' Man

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    I want that biuke in my garage. IMO, theres nothing better than and old Honda. I love all vintage Japanese bikes but there's something about them old Hondas...especially 1955-68 models
  12. Old fart

    Old fart Keen AG100 rider

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    Or even 1985 models!!!! :evil
  13. Bell driver

    Bell driver Been here awhile

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    Time to get this thread up again...
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  14. omeoxlv

    omeoxlv Been here awhile

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    Its good to see the XLV talked about. A modern version of this motor with the rest left as was would be awesome!
    On the xlv forum recently a lot of effort has been made to put together in one place most, if not all, of the printed media that went with it at the time of the bikes release, tests etc.
    Dont know if it will work for you with out being a member of the forum,but that's easy enough to do anyway---
    http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/xlv750/files/XLV 750 R print media/

    cheers Graeme
  15. danketchpel

    danketchpel Long timer

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    My thoughts exactly. It's precisely what I would like to replace my KLR with. Why can't anybody build a modern version of this ????? It's not so hard.

    If KTM built something very close to this using a 750 version of their 990 motor I'd be all over it. A simple straight forward 750 V-Twin in a dirt oriented package with a decent sized fuel tank, I'd that so hard to grasp?
  16. Bell driver

    Bell driver Been here awhile

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    Long time member and participant of that group:evil
    The press articles are great.
  17. Two Plugs

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    Love the media section on the Forum at Yahoo. Mailinglist less... E-mails are tent to be forgotten / lost where this Forum can be re- read in history...
  18. Voorspoed

    Voorspoed Adventurer

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    Goodday to all!

    I am looking for either a complete engine or the 2 heads, cams and rocker assemblies, who can help please?

    Another question:

    Is it possible to fit a XRV engine into the XLV frame?
    Somebody done it perhaps?

    Regards
    Willie
    willie@swanniebraai.com
  19. Two Plugs

    Two Plugs Long timer

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    I know about a guy who build the 650 NTV Revere engine in a XLV, including the shaft drive. The NTV engine is bassicly a Transalp engine, on which the XRV Africa Twin engine is based...

    Looking at your URL I guess you are from South Africa? Where are you located? Perhaps the SA Africa Twin club can be of your assistance retrieving an engine. There are some lots for sale on EU Ebay sites too.
  20. Voorspoed

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    Thx so much for that info Two Plugs, I Googled but did not find something yet, will keep on looking. :1drink