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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by sharkey, Sep 27, 2007.
@ TA rider, I am, please contact me for the sticker set.
@ Peke: we have planned a 230 km trip to the Bike Motel and back. via the fortified village of Bourtange, feel free to join in. Next Sunday, July 20th gather at 9:30 AM at the Tango filling station on the Lloydsweg in Veendam, opposite Ford / Toyota. Roadbook is available as *.itn TomTom file and *.gdb Garmin file. PM me for details!
Althought I would love to ride with you guys I cant make it due to work.
Got early shift on Sunday.
But if the opportunity is there I deffo gonna join in.
Thanks for the invitation, better luck next time.
No Worries. The weather forecast seems to be crap anyway...
Anyone visited the 25th anniversary meeting in Switzerland last weekend?
Well... a little information to keep up with the story...
First... the bike is still waiting to be completed; Karinda (Twiny) and I got married, and now... we inheritaged the late 18th century old family house of my grandparents which is in need of some serious renovation / restoration (and... a new LARGE garage); including the garden which stretches over 2.500 square metres...
This new project will take apr. the next coming 3-4 years (we still want to enjoy live and visit as much VIM meetings as possible!). And... there are some (sudden) changes for me on the business front (positivity) which are going to occupy the remaining spare time...
So... Including the organisation with the 2010 VIM Alpine OrgaTeam (VIM12 = varadero international meeting) the progress on Granny's rebirth is put on the slow lane for the time being... I will keep you guys posted.
He, gekke hollanders, laat me weten als je naar de US komt, erg goodkoop op het moment. ik woon in de buurt van New York en heb altijd extra plek.
Tnx for the kind invitation, but I'm happy in the Old World and Africa.
for any Oz XLV owners, weve just started a thread for all Honda's V-twin adventure bikes in the Oz section.
Sad to see the old list go, tho'... .
yeah but its had its time, make sure you put some pics of your beasties in the thread in oz
I think it is a bit of a shame... There are so less XLV riders left, why splitting up this (small) community?
I can't see the advantage of a 'special Down Under' Honda V-twin thread. Start an exclusive Australian Honda XLV/XRV forum, that would be a nice one...?
@ Ozcan... Be assured, I am keeping my XLV750 postings here at this topic and nowhere else.
I desperately need your help. We are going to publish an article about the 25th anniversary of the XLV750R in our club's (the Dutch Transalpclub that is) magazine; but since the bike is very rare, good (digital!) pictures of the bike (preferable in action) are even more rare...
We need good quality pics for the article; if published, I will e-mail you the PDF version of the mag (mind you... it is in Dutch language...).
please notice... for a good result the pics should not be smaller than 1200 x 1600 pixels!
@mail: varaderointernational (AT) gmail.com
Help is appreciated... please do not forget to mention your name and the location where the picture has been taken.
Hi Two Plugs, I usually post on the XRV.ORG site, ( Raymo ) and the XLV750R yahoo group.. never thought to look here, doh
I will send you the Piks from the Lands end to John O'Groats charity run that the XRV.ORG troops did, I rode my 1985 XLV750R Blue RF the 870 miles in 14hrs 55mins.. never missed a beat and was loloping along at 90+mph for a few hours with the 990KTMs, Africa twins and 1200 BMWs bike loved it but hit reserve at 130miles and not my usual 180 !!, all filled up at the service station in Aviemore at 6am ish.. sounded like the dambusters coming over the hill wee guy at the service station got quite a shock.. any way hope the piks are of use, great day and proof that there is life in the old girl.. rode it like I stole it
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Many thnx for the pics. They are appreciated. Till last spring I was member at XRV.org but after I got quit an argue with the administrator, I got out. It was not even worth arguing about:<o></o>
I posted a general post to tell people that the 'old' Varadero forum was now transferred to a new format. <o></o>
The administrator deleted the post, without having the decency to inform me that he had deleted it, and the reason why.<o></o>
I questioned him about this via PM (not in public... that is not my style) and then I was accused of impropriate behaviour (which to my modest opinion is the deleting of unharmful postings without even letting the writer know)<o></o>
And the real reason... well... Varadero-international.com is 'considered a serious thread to the existence of XRV.org... yep. Grow up. <?xml:namespace prefix = v ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" /><v:shapetype id=_x0000_t75 stroked="f" filled="f" path="m@4@5l@4@11@9@11@9@5xe" oreferrelative="t" o:spt="75" coordsize="21600,21600"><v:stroke joinstyle="miter"></v:stroke><v:formulas><v:f eqn="if lineDrawn pixelLineWidth 0"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @0 1 0"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum 0 0 @1"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @2 1 2"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelWidth"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelHeight"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @0 0 1"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @6 1 2"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelWidth"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @8 21600 0"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelHeight"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @10 21600 0"></v:f></v:formulas><vath o:connecttype="rect" gradientshapeok="t" o:extrusionok="f"></vath><o:lock aspectratio="t" v:ext="edit"></o:lock></v:shapetype><v:shape id=_x0000_i1025 style="WIDTH: 29.25pt; HEIGHT: 11.25pt" alt="0" type="#_x0000_t75"><v:imagedata o:href="http://s3.amazonaws.com/advrider/yelrotflmao.gif" src="file:///C:\DOCUME~1\BERNAR~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\msohtml1\01\clip_image001.gif"></v:imagedata></v:shape><o></o>
I guess he's afraid to see donations flow away to competitive Forums? I can't explain the reaction in any other direction. <o></o>
I guess the admin and modteam should have a look in the real World of adventure bike forums like here (ADVrider.com) and our Varadero-international.com!<o></o>
I still think XRV.org is a proper good Forum thnx to the members, but I won't be sharing my information there any more. And that is a pity, since the infoboards for the XLV (esspecialy in English language) are getting more and more rare...
+1 that would sell in the USA
The more I try to understand Honda's marketing strategies, the more I feel frustated about what we've been missing here in the USA. No XLV's, no XRV's and now no Varadero. Why we've been punished.
I'd love to have one XLV, any state, to do a bottom up restoration...We have to settle with the two years availability of the XL600V Transalp. I have lots of pictures of the bike...We are so thirsty that we even clone those beasts. Well, I just needed to say something.
Meanwhile, here is my cloned beast...still some painting to be done...
That's some mighty good piece of home work you are working on! Love to see the final results!
Believe me, the Honda Trailies did have their own strange habits... On the Transalp the question was not that the CDI units would fail, but the question was WHEN will they fail... After a Honda update ('94) the Transalp was not available anymore in the States...
The XRV650 / 750 Africa Twin... Same story... The question was not that the fuelpump would fail, but the question was WHEN the fuelpump would fail... And since Honda desided to use that same faulthy Mitsubishi fuelpump again on the MK1 Varadero (1998-2002) the question re occured...
And the XLV750R? Well... it was ment to beat the sh* out of the BMW R80GS, but that never happened... To expensive (in comparising with the Beemer) and the quality was for desert raid ralleys (for which the bike was originaly designed) not good enough. Honda made some technical improvements which was soled as XLV750R Limited (the one with the red / blue or silver fuel tank and black engine) but the bike could not regain the trust of the buyers...
That limited version (black engine) was a rock solid bike.