The XLV750R Thread

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by sharkey, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    I just came across this photo of my XLV750, turn of the century sometime. I guess it needs to go here.

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  2. ARROWMAPCORP

    ARROWMAPCORP Been here awhile

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    I just acquired 2 bikes and looking for parts in the US or a cross-reference for air filters and oil filters for these. Also needing the blue fork tube covers on the 1983
    1983 Honda XLV 750 RD
    1993 Honda Africa Twin
    Local bike shops are of no help :fpalm
    Thank You in Advance
  3. Bell driver

    Bell driver Long timer

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  4. ARROWMAPCORP

    ARROWMAPCORP Been here awhile

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  5. Two Plugs

    Two Plugs Long timer

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  6. Alex750r

    Alex750r n00b

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    Hello guys, I’ve just got my hands on a very nice XLV750R in really good condition here in Scotland. I am looking to mount some projector spotlights as the headlight is not the best (could I fit an LED bulb? Is there space) I have some PIAA lights but can’t mount them in the forks as the forks slide in beside the tank and I’ve saw some bikes here with crash bars etc mounted at the bolt where the tank is connected to the frame and a clamp on the actual frame and also saw just some with metal coming out from the tank bolt itself with no attachment to the frame for mounting lights. Any ideas where I could get a set, copy a set or any ideas?

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  7. Alex750r

    Alex750r n00b

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    This is the little crash bar I have saw mounted to the bolt at the tank

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  8. Alex750r

    Alex750r n00b

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    Or where can I get these or make a copy of these, I can’t seem to read the brand name

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  9. Two Plugs

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    Would be interested in the crashbars too! Despite the corona exile here, we are (still) allowed to take out the bikes. And thats just what I did: XLV sanity ride on both Old Faithfull I and II! First time after winter and it felt soo good! 20200405_122011.jpg
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  10. ARROWMAPCORP

    ARROWMAPCORP Been here awhile

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    Does anybody have the service specs , manual or short cuts to do tuneup, valves, carb syncing being locked up with leukemia and hiding I figured I’d do another project image.jpg
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  11. Old fart

    Old fart Keen AG100 rider

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    Not much to do for tuneup, check plugs, change oil is about it. Clean the airfilter, re-oil it if it's foam, tap and blow out if it's paper. Valves are hydraulic self adjusting lifters. So just ride it or you could............................spend your time trying to stop the engine corrosion on that silver car behind, I hear they have some trouble :D
    I hope to be heading off to work for 4 or 5 months so I gave my old clanger a good ride and a wash before locking her up again. DSC03630.JPG
    Number plate bolt fell out when I went for a ride, fixed it along with a blinker earth.
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  12. ARROWMAPCORP

    ARROWMAPCORP Been here awhile

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    7F96B856-72E1-4AB9-A03C-779AA16435BE.jpeg Thank you for the information after reading though 35 pages on this site I figured no valve adjustment.

    Yes one of the old junkers in the barn, was told it was ugly n not very nice car but a little ok a lot of stainless BBQ cleaner and cleaned up just fine.
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  13. Old fart

    Old fart Keen AG100 rider

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    That's one mighty fine shed with some triffik toys, Camero looks good too
  14. Two Plugs

    Two Plugs Long timer

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    @Old fart You can take the Camaro, Ill take the DeLorean DMC12!
  15. Two Plugs

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    Hi all, clearing the storage I found this screen which was mounted on my XLV when I bought it. I prefer my bike original, so FOR SALE. Make me an offer incl post and package.

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  16. sharkey

    sharkey XLV750R

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  17. Two Plugs

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    Took out Old Faithfull I & II to work last week. Always seems to end up with some icecream, lol. And passed the 50.000km anniversary on Old Faithfull II!

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  18. Spanky McKanky

    Spanky McKanky Spanky

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    Dear All, I thought I'd post a photo of my XLV that I've owned since new in 1988. According to the dealer at the time (Jeffrey Honda - Ferntree Gully - Melbourne Victoria) who unfortunately are no longer around. My XLV was one of the last ones to be sold. Honda's warehouse in Tullarmarine had sent it to Jeffrey Honda as they've sold quite a few XLV's previously.
    I walked into their shop and saw it sitting in the middle of the showroom. I remarked to the shop's owner Reg Jeffrey "gee its in good nick for a second hand bike". When he told me it was brand new I couldn't believe my luck.
    Anyway fast forward I still have "Rhonda the Honda" and very happy that I still own her after all these years.
    Yes spare parts are rare and hard to come by. I recently had to have a starter clutch gear replaced and was very fortunate the Honda dealer in Bairnsdale Victoria was willing to do the hard work and source the parts through a major warehouse in Holland - I think ?? IMG_1441.JPG
    Rhonda is stock apart from a Staintune two into one exhaust, BMW hand guards,a small screen from a BMW K100, and a set of homemade highway pegs.
    The brakes require forward planning and the carbies have a mind of their own but I love it anyway.
    Let keep the XLV memory alive :)
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  19. Spanky McKanky

    Spanky McKanky Spanky

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    Hi Sharkey, long time no see, no hear.
    Hope you've been keeping well, are you back riding these days? I stumbled across this XLV page last weekend whilst taking shelter from the pouring rain here in East Gippsland.
    As you can see I still have the XLV and do try and get it out for a ride whenever I can.
    Of course its much harder to do these days with the COVID restrictions.