The Honda XL1000V thread

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

  1. damurph

    damurph Cold Adventurer

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    I test rode a 'Dero last week while out of town on a road trip on my Tiger. Discussed all my thoughts with the seller and especially the HISS issues regarding the model. When I got home I called, we agreed to a price and I lined up transportation to the machine. The seller had ridden it a couple of times since I had and the HISS issue arose once but a simple remove the key and reinstall took care of it.
    While prepping my gear for the road trip he called and informed me that while amassing the paperwork and agreed parts he tried the bike and it would not start. The FI light would not go out and the second key also would not allow it to start.
    I am trying to figure out if I still want the bike or should I let this opportunity pass. It is a 20,000 km 2008 and mentally not trusting the machine is hard on my brain. I live on two wheels on on island on the east coast of Canada with Honda dealers but want a machine I can deal with myself. Electronics are not my forte.
    Thoughts?

    Update; I asked a friend to go to the seller and try the method of holding the starter button while turning the key on and bike fired up. Still having second thoughts and have no way to purchase until next weekend if I still want to.
    I would appreciate all comments.
  2. cristi-mic

    cristi-mic Been here awhile

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    In my opinion (I heard about the HISS problems but never experienced one) the only culprit would be the HISS antenna (the ring around the key lock). This should be an easy fix (another antenna, even from a different bike, as they should be more or less identical). But people who had this problem should come up and tell us the way they solved it.
  3. plumer1kt

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    If the bike runs with that method ,reprogram all your keys and make sure that your battery is healthy!
    If voltage drops below 9.5 V when you crank the engine ,HISS shuts off instantly ,cutting ignition and HISS indicator stays on.
    Over time HISS keys need reprogramming .I use to do that every two years on my Transalp.
    And be aware that if you loose all your keys (same if they stop working) you need to replace the ICU.
    As for the receiver, usually it throws a code.

    Keep the usual precautions for such type of keys and always keep a spare with you.
    If all of the above makes you feel uncomfortable ,you can disable HISS by hacking the ICU.
    Sorry....can't say more about this, except that can be done by a vehicle locksmith...
  4. damurph

    damurph Cold Adventurer

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    Thank you for the video but I am unsure what you are doing in it. Obviously key is on but is this what holding the starter button does. Forgive my HISS ignorance.
    Battery showed 12.8 volts when I checked it before and after my test ride last week.
  5. plumer1kt

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    I'm opening the kill switch and normally the indicator would shut off after 2 seconds and the engine would be able to run.
    Instead at 0.25 (20 sec later ) the indicator starts blinking and the given sequence is a HISS fault.
    In my case (2 short-2 long blinks) is the code for a faulty receiver.
    I replaced the receiver and everything is fine now.
  6. damurph

    damurph Cold Adventurer

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    Thank you for this information.
  7. Two Plugs

    Two Plugs Long timer

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    Had / have 2 HISS equipped Varadero's (from 2004, over 160.000km / 100.000miles) and NEVER had to 'reprogramm' the HISS...
  8. Two Plugs

    Two Plugs Long timer

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    Colleague Varadero Riders World Wide,

    We are happy to announce next years Varadero International Meeting (VIM) #22!
    VIM22 will be hosted in the beautiful area of Biesczczady, in the far south-east of Poland, near the borders with Slovakia and Ukraine. To be more precise the meeting is planned at the Myczkowianka motorbike station.

    More information will follow, please visit the International Varadero FB group for details: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1467408023517180/

    Please make sure you are registered at the forum at
    www.honda-adventure-riders.com !

    All further information regarding participation and registration will be shared on that forum.


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  9. Two Plugs

    Two Plugs Long timer

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    Going out camping for the 1st time in 11 years and we are bringing...

    Tent is fortunately still in prestine condition.
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  10. Two Plugs

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    Really enjoyed a great meeting with colleague VIM (Varadero International Meeting) organizers and Vardero- riders Erik AKA Snurrepus from Norway and Ole AKA BØNNE from Denmark. Couldn't remotely think that I would get fond of camping again. As long as the temperatures are above 25+ Celsius, lol. Some pics to capture the good atmosphere:

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    On my way down to the camp site, waiting for the Elbe River ferry to Glückstadt, Northern Germany

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    003.jpg Baaad company, lol. Live isn't that black-and-white!

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    Grillmaster BØNNE. Whats a meeting with friends without a proper braai?

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    Carnivore? Oh hell yea!

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    And another great weekend came to an end. 800km, and something with ferries, timing or just Fools Luck, lol.
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  11. Two Plugs

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    Some upgrades to Mighty White. Projection/lense lights replaced by more efficiënt LEDs from Bikedesign and added a rear splash-/mudguard for the upcomming wet season.

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  12. Cantab

    Cantab Been here awhile

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    Where did you get the splash guard from and was it an almost straight bolt on ?
    Cheers
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  13. Two Plugs

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  14. Two Plugs

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    Had a nice day out on the bikes. First a business trip with Old Faithfull I to the Spatial Quality Commission in Steenwijk, and via Gebben Motorcycle Store in Rogat (very beautiful rare Tricolor Varadero spotted, literally spotless, new condition!) and the historicall landmark Huis te Echten back home.

    At home I spoiled Mighty White with a proper wash (finally... since our Winterberg tour last month) and took her out for a nice round through the beautiful Groningen countryside.

    October 24th... 20+C.

    Live is though.

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  15. pedrosimoes

    pedrosimoes n00b

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  16. Two Plugs

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    Getting Mighty White ready for the last ride of the season. After this, she will enjoy the Spa of my local Honda agent for some minor technical updates. 'Practical Surgery', so too say, lol. 20191124_125222.jpg

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  17. Two Plugs

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    Nice ride with my little brother, picking up his new ride: bye bye good old Triumph Trophy SE, welcome Honda CRF1100 Adventure Sport!

    Lucky we don't had a real fixed lockdown over here, but every one seems to stick to the plan of social distancing.

    IMHO the CRF1100 is BIG. Would be my #1 choice of replacement for Mighty White as time (and money... ) comes.

    Stay safe & healthy all!

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  18. calheiros

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    I just added a new air horn and a new accessories auxiliary fuse box. IMG_3024.jpg
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  19. Rock709

    Rock709 Been here awhile

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    Can someone tell me a battery part # for a 2008 Varadero XL1000?
  20. Two Plugs

    Two Plugs Long timer

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    Hi all, clearing the storage I found this original SD01 / (SD02 till 2003) screen and two original SD02 2004 model end exhausts. Happy to sell them to a new owner, open to offers incl post and package.

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