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Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by sharkey, Sep 27, 2007.
Had an excellent weekend. The oldest 'Africa Twin' versus the latest...
Arn't they pretty?
For the Dutchies & Afrikaners amongst us... Releases today, nr. 5 of ProMotor Magazine, with... A XLV750R Classic Special! And my both bikes performed the story line
Wish I could get a copy in English....
Taking this beauty out to the office today... 200 beautifull sunny kilometres ahead
Very nice indeed!!!
Haven't used this forum for long, but I am searching for a side / jiffy stand for my restored XLV750R. The original has a crack and can't be repaired or welded. Does any one of you have a spare lying around collecting dust? Willing to pay the expenses and post & package. Hit me up, thanks!
Found the item on the eBay for 38€ incl post & package. The Italian importer had one too... 150€... Mad. I guess they confused Lire for Euro's!
Hé Two Plugs, what a beauties! Perfect couple. (The old one is the most beautiful i.m.o.)
Agree. @el padre !
I know. One year ago, still love the sight.
Just looking at the results of Mecum Auction in Vegas and this XLV 750 sold for 45,000 US. Tried to post a pic but can't, below is the bio.
Believed to be 1,800 miles
Only 3 built by Honda Racing in 1982
One for Don Adam, one for Stan Simpson, one for Malcolm Smith
Built to high output race bikes for P-D cross country race
Malcolm owned this for a while but sold it
Previous owner was Thomas Pappas
Sold only as a display bike
Sold on Bill of Sale
Can only be purchased by a Non-Nevada Resident or Non-Nevada Dealer
In 1982, Honda Racing built just three of these motorcycles: one for Don Adam, one for Stan Simpson and this one for Malcolm Smith. The Honda Africa Twins were built as high-output race bikes for the Paris-Dakar cross-country rally. This example, sporting VIN RDO12003846 and Engine No. RDO1E2006885, was owned by Smith, who sold it, and it would later be owned by JRJ Enterprises (Simpson) after it was purchased at the 2011 MidAmerica motorcycle auction in Las Vegas. It was also previously owned by Thomas Pappas. Never raced and only used as a display bike now, the odometer on this motorcycle shows fewer than 1,800 kilometers since new.
Yep, somebody with more money than knowledge just bought about $35,000+ worth of HYPE. This is a standard "probably 1984" XLV750R so more like 1/4000 instead of 1/3 based on the Vin number. Here is a original clip from the original eBay ad back in 2010 from Nick Pappas, brother of former owner Thomas Pappas. Malcolm Smith apparent served as the importer for a friend (Don Adams) that wanted one to run in a Baja race, but never did, and later sold. Same bike $16K at auction in 2011. Nothing what-so-ever about HRC racing
Well.... Hype of not, good for the value of my bikes... Good that I have a proper alarm installed
'Let The Hype Continue!'
Would not argue that, double edge sword.... bad for parts. haha such is life....... Had several Z1 Kawasaki bikes, Hype sure did not hurt my pocket book
Finally!!! Finally I got my hands on the PRO-LINK decalls for the rearfork. And best part... I could order them through a Dutch supplier:
OK, they are a tad bigger than the original, but hey, they fit like a glove! And... they match the powdercoated background of the rear fork and drive shaft.
And another upgrade for Granny I... Two progressive Wilbers inner springs to replace the two original airsupported front fork springs. Had the first test ride today with the new setup, sooo happy! Rear shock was already replaced for an adjustable Wilbers unit.
Trying to keep this thread alive... Where is everybody!?!!
Took Granny II to work the last 2 days, covering almost 250km, from which the mainpart on motorways (100kmh; about 60-70 mph?) and Interstate (130kmh; guess 90 mph?).
The big surprise... Feul consumption: 17 km on a litre! Thats more than 10 Miles to the litre! And that for an almost 35 year young aircooled and shaftdriven concept!
Bike is (like Granny I) feuled on high octane feul only (in this case 102ron).
Took mine to Sweden 3 weeks ago for an extended weekend. She performed flawlessly as always. Consumption was 5.1 to 5.7 l/100km.