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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  2. cristi-mic

    cristi-mic Been here awhile

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    Well...I guess I'm old-fashioned :)

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    I went for a ride today with the new Karoo 3. Pressure 1.6 bars front, 1.8 bars rear (with wife).
    It's a different world :rofl:rofl:rofl , and a new bike :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
  3. Two Plugs

    Two Plugs Long timer

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  4. cristi-mic

    cristi-mic Been here awhile

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    Winter in Romania ...

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  5. Squily

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    So the AT decided to develop some issues two days before Christmas break and there went all the riding plans....

    Tried to get some riding in on the trusty and reliable Vara. Not all to plan, and apart from getting it bogged on the beach a few times, she also needs some new foot pegs and mirrors. So that is why I got the AT again.... LOL

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  6. sleepyhead65

    sleepyhead65 Honda Varadero XL1000, Suzuki DR650

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    I was looking at those mirrors. Question: FOr adjustment do you need a tool? It looks like one needs an Allen key to be able to fold them in. I would much prefer a fastener I can adjust with my bare hands. How are they for vibration?

  7. cristi-mic

    cristi-mic Been here awhile

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    You only need a tool for the adjustment on the handlebars (brake pump/clutch bracket).
    The folding is done by hand (adjustable friction with Allen bolt/nut).
    Fine adjustment is done at the end of the arm (ball joint).
    They don't vibrate at all.
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  8. cristi-mic

    cristi-mic Been here awhile

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    New seat is on its way. Stay tuned :)


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  9. cristi-mic

    cristi-mic Been here awhile

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    I recently installed these:

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    Since there is still a lot of snow here and the tempreatures are well below zero, I can only check them into the garage and they seem to cast a lot of light, dwarfing the original halogen bulbs.
    But some say the light is not focused. Anyone had good/bad experiences with LEDs ? Keep in mind this is a Philips chip, with a very small emitter, just like the tungsten filament.
  10. Two Plugs

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    They are cheap for an reason; and you have to cut the dust / waterspray cap in to pieces allowing them to fit. I'll be adding my 'plug & play' LEDs as soon as the winter leaves the nation and have chosen for a slightly more expensive version from Bikedesign:

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  11. cristi-mic

    cristi-mic Been here awhile

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  12. cristi-mic

    cristi-mic Been here awhile

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    All black + gaiters
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  13. Two Plugs

    Two Plugs Long timer

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    Looks brilliant, @cristi-mic ! Could you share a pic with the lights on?
  14. cristi-mic

    cristi-mic Been here awhile

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  15. Two Plugs

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  16. Two Plugs

    Two Plugs Long timer

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    Guys 'n Girls; for every Varadero Raider World Wide who also ride on Social Media...

    We have a very active group on Facebook. Today we passed the 700 members marque!

    Feel free to drop by for all Honda XL1000V Varadero trips, tips & tricks. Please be noticed to answer all 3 questions when asking for membership, just to avoid trolls and spammers.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1467408023517180/
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  17. sleepyhead65

    sleepyhead65 Honda Varadero XL1000, Suzuki DR650

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    Where is the best place to purchase front brake rotors?
  18. Two Plugs

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    The Honda agent?
  19. Two Plugs

    Two Plugs Long timer

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    Retrieved Mighty White from its anual Spa treatement @ Mulders with a few upgrades; LED headlights and indicator DLRs I got, wiring for the TomTom Rider 450 fixed to the new mount, heavy duty battery installed, new chain & sprockets, new oil (Motul 300V), BMC airfilter (comparable to K&N) and finally mounted the jiffy extended foot I bought at VIM17 from the Portugese Varadero Club.

    Ready to rock and next weekend with the Dutch Transalp club to Luxembourg and VIM20 in Andorra next month!

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  20. Two Plugs

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    The DLR turninglights in action:

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