The XLV750R Thread

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

  1. Two Plugs

    Two Plugs Long timer

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    Some pics of the XLV750R Limited (MK2, 1985) which is in perfect (and original ) condition, except for the rear suspension which I have changed for a Technoflex unit (like on the restoration project). On the pics also our old Transalps, the '87 blue one is gone, the '87 white one is still there.

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  2. DakarBlues

    DakarBlues One-everythinged man

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    How tall are you?
    i remember sitting on an XLV 750, it was high even though I'm 6'3 with 37" inseam. Right here with you on top of it, it looks more like an XL 125, really.
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  3. kiwipeet

    kiwipeet Uber Cyber Loafer

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    Great photo's guys, and beautiful bikes too. These look like real adventure bikes to me... :nod

    I saw one of these parked at BMW Southbank (Melbourne, Aus) only 2 weeks ago behind the shop. It's looks like Two_plug's XLV750R.

    I don't know if it's being worked on, or is a trade in for sale. I could find out if anyone is interested? :ear

    Two_plugs: Did you take any more photo's at the rally?
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  4. Two Plugs

    Two Plugs Long timer

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    DakarBlues: I'm 6,8 ft (2,04 m).

    Kiwipeet: No, due to the Sh* weather we did not take more pics.

    I'm hoping to complete the restoration of our 2nd XLV this winter, so we will ride out on both XLV's next year.

    Untill that moment we have to use both our Varadero's and our MK1 Transalp...
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  5. Team Dennis

    Team Dennis Certified Troublemaker

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    Late to this thread, but what a gem. Great job on the bike Two Plugs.:thumb :thumb :thumb
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  6. Peke

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    Goud bezug.

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  7. Two Plugs

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    Moi mien jong!

    A fellow Grunninger here? :clap
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  8. charlie264

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    God this brings back memories, two pulse coils, four coils and twin plugs. Oil in the frame, what a bike? Never wanted to sell mine in Honda’s racing colours but I promised a guy when I bought it, he would have first refusal and he hounded me for a couple of years. Would buy it back tomorrow if I knew where it was.
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  9. Northwoods Yeti

    Northwoods Yeti Almost house broken

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  10. sharkey

    sharkey XLV750R

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    Mine's fixed! O frabjous day! Calloo Callay!

    -----sharks
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  11. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    An XLV750 pulled into work a couple of weeks ago - if you've owned one that ''two XR400's'' sound pricks your ears up.It was a beat up piece of crap,and if the Maori guy on it wasn't so big I'd of pushed him off it and rode away.I tried not to be too enthusiastic about seeing one in my town....if he wants to sell it one day he has to realise no one would ever buy it,it's only worth a 100 bucks eh? But I was doing the old " I used to have one of these'' lines and my eyes were as big as XLV750 flywheels.He says there is another one in a town not far away,so I might try to find that one too.

    But it was sad to see one in such condition after selling my mint one 4 years ago.
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  12. ozcan

    ozcan Been here awhile

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    XLV750Rs are getting rarer. I used to know of eleven in our state (WA) but I now know of just six, including mine. Fella in Perth has just bought two... both front-ended! The standard brakes are not flash...!

    Two Plugs: Can you please provide the specis for the Technoflex rear shock ... including price in Euros.

    Just for interest sake: Do you have the typical (BMW shaftdrive) clunk when engaging first? (I do... and apparently it's common). Are you running synthetic oil?
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  13. Two Plugs

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    I use half synthetic oil (Motul 10W40) on the engine and in the shaft drive just 'regular' shaft Oil. I don't have the 'clunk' sound. The price I had to pay for the Technoflex unit was apr 400 Euro. And since I got the impression that it would not be on stock that long, I bought two for both XLV's.

    You could try to get in touch with the guys at www.jr-tuning.nl - they did the build in job. The company can be found at http://www.technoflex.nl/ and the e-mail is info @ technoflex.nl

    Regretable the website isn't available in English (yet), but as most Dutch they will be able to mail / talk to you in English.
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  14. ozcan

    ozcan Been here awhile

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    I have a lot of friends in Friesland, who can get this for me, now I have details.

    Wonder why so many of our XLV750s have that ~clunk~! Any ideas?

    Cheers,

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  15. Two Plugs

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    Province of Friesland? Well... thats our neigbouring province. And JR Tuning is not that far away) (apr. 30 km east of the City of Groningen. Give me a sign if you are visiting your friends!

    Its great to see this topic getting back alive again!
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  16. Two Plugs

    Two Plugs Long timer

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    For those who are interested...

    The 25th anniversary of this special and unique motorcycle is being celebrated with an international meeting in Switzerland, August 2008.

    More detailed information can be read on the website of thé International XLV750R Guru:

    www.xlv.ch - also available in English.
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  17. Peke

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    Yep, Wagenborgen.

    Nice bike m8.:D
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  18. Two Plugs

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  19. Peke

    Peke Kloothommel

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    And if I ride a XTZ750??
    Can I join for a giant schnitzel then??
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  20. Two Plugs

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    I've been there last Sunday on the XLV750 - another beautiful ride and discovered another Bike Meeting Place near Rücklingen. Stunning ride there, nice, curvy roads and on a early Sunday afternoon completely abandon...<o:p></o:p>
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    Try that in our country!

    We will ride down there with friends Sunday in one week (July 20st). On that occassion I think that I'm going to take the XLV's big younger brother, the XL1000V Varadero...
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