The Honda XL1000V thread

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by Two Plugs, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. Rock709

    Rock709 Been here awhile

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    Info on the DLR turning lights, please.
  2. plumer1kt

    plumer1kt Adventurer

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  3. Two Plugs

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    Aliexpress... click:

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  4. Rock709

    Rock709 Been here awhile

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    So is it a plug and play? Or does relays have to be changed due to LED? I hate it when the turn signals blink faster than normal.
  5. Two Plugs

    Two Plugs Long timer

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    It comes with a full describtion how2do it. The most difficult part was to dissemble the front indicator lenses...
  6. red.mill

    red.mill n00b

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    Hello I'm interested for the Led lamps but I have not found some one with a good beam of light.


    p.s Sorry for my Bad English.
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  7. Two Plugs

    Two Plugs Long timer

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    Go for the LEDs from Bikedesign (Google on it) Not the cheapest, but well worth it.
  8. Two Plugs

    Two Plugs Long timer

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    Palmer screenadjustment mounted to the bike today. OK, being 2,04m tall it still isn't 100% perfect but I recon that I won't come any closer to perfection. Full review in the Varadero International FB group (see below for link)

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    Varadero International FB group:
    https://m.facebook.com/groups/1467408023517180
  9. Two Plugs

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    Hi @Flagman ;
    Unfortunately the 'cover' on your bike is just an cosmetic accessory. There is no quick-lock tankbag system, unless you use a bagster tankcover (which I use, brilliant in my modest opinion), or a system for which you can mount a lockring on the fuelcap. Can't remember the brand, but I am sure Mr. Google does.

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  10. Blender1001

    Blender1001 n00b

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    I'm using this one.
    https://sw-motech.com/en/products/luggage/tank+bags/EVO+tank+bag/4052572042748.htm

    You just select the tank ring that fits your bike.
    https://sw-motech.com/en/products/luggage/tank+bags/EVO+tank+ring/4052572027516.htm

    These fit perfectly on mine.
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  11. Strey1100

    Strey1100 Adventurer

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    Probably the wrong place to be asking this question, But I am looking for anyone else in USA (Please not Canada) with a Varadero. I knew of a few people years ago but lost touch and am curious if there are any others hiding int he darker places here in America? I have two of these beasts and am considering trying to sell both. Thanks in advance... Strey1100

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  12. LOFTYBOB

    LOFTYBOB Burning up 98 Octane

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    I have been looking for another Dero, after owning two of the earlier released models when they first came out. I found this Gem of a bike with very low km's (16K) on it and a deal was struck.

    It is being transported to my home now, and will be converted to a sidecar during my post spinal surgery recovery project. I still reckon these things are one of the most comfortable rides around and really suit my tall frame.

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  13. Cathalp

    Cathalp Adventurer

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    First post here in the Jap section. Usually in the 1150gs forum.
    Picked up this '08 yesterday. Been parked for 5 years near the sea,some of that time was outdoors,under a cover. Its pretty corroded underneath. Nothing that some time and effort won't sort out. Its a heavy beast compared to the GS.
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  14. cristi-mic

    cristi-mic Been here awhile

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    Ta-daa....

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  15. japslap

    japslap Japslap

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    Hi Guys i have recently picked up an 2001,has a few issues i sorting,but could do with some info.on the bottom of my carbs there are two drain hoses from the float bowls,they run to a Y piece and then split into a hose that has a hook bend in it that i cant see where it should attach,and another hose that runs out to drain. Can anyone shed light on if the hook shaped hose is just a vent? Does it attach anywhere? Or can i do away with it..many thanks
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  16. cristi-mic

    cristi-mic Been here awhile

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    All hoses under the carbs/tank/radiator/battery etc are drains and they should all converge somewhere under the engine. Not a very big thing.
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  17. Two Plugs

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    Have you (and all others) considered the Varadero Riders International FB group? Lots of expertise over there and usually quick replies on TechQuests. Registration to our 21st (!!) Varadero International Meeting (VIM21) in Denmark, next June, are open as well. Check the events section on the group.

    Check: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1467408023517180/

    PS @LOFTYBOB : Spinal probs here too (crushed L1 vertebra in '94, replaced by tonns of steel, lol) but on my 4th Varadero since 1998! Its an excellent therapy bike, lol. Especially if you are big (I'm 6,8ft / 2,04m)
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  18. Two Plugs

    Two Plugs Long timer

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    Guys 'n Girls:

    @All,

    Only 2 weeks left to register for the 21st Varadero International Meeting (VIM) in Denmark next June! Registration will close by March 31.

    Remember: by March 31, your reservation has to be CONFIRMED by your payment to the VIM account. PayPal is available.

    For further informations please check the Events section of our group (check previous post) or the instructions on the VIM section of our forum:
    www.honda-adventure-riders.com
  19. Two Plugs

    Two Plugs Long timer

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    Ok, you've got punctures and punctures but this one is from the extraordinaire departement.

    Barely left my village...

    Part has been identified as an 'Volvo Truck Brake Path Sensor Bracket'. Who would think about that.

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  20. Two Plugs

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    OK... Now I was as happy as a dog with two willies with my new combined LED rear / brake light, una grande problemo: because of that LED my cruise control no longer works ...

    Contact with the manufacturer in Australia ... LED lamp can stay, but then I have to install new wiring harnas. Its not the cost, 17, - Aussie $$. Where then 20, - Dutch €€ in shipping costs are added ...

    Shortcut (whats in a word, lol): put back the traditional lightbulb and cruise works again like a Swiss watch. A happy ending after all ...