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Out of the box: Discuss all other Adventure bikes here => Honda XLV750R => Topic started by: Two Plugs on July 09, 2013, 13:54:56

Title: Restoration in progress... almost finished the legend!
Post by: Two Plugs on July 09, 2013, 13:54:56
Finally, it happened... the XLV750R on which I have been working for the last 5-6 years (with some delay... started in 2006) is now close to be finished. The engine has run for the very first time... with a red jerry can as temporally fueltank.. and it did run sooo smooth!

A few minor things remain as last final frontier:

- Re-installing the fuel tank and fuel hoses
- Re-installing all the body panels and saddle
- And... carefully run-in the newly reassembled engine, taking it easy for the first 1.000-1.500 km!

I'm planning to have a 'first flight' by the end of this month / early August.
I'm going to make a finall report here as soon as the bike is back on the road.

Hopefully, it will look like this brochure after its completion:
(http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery/Honda%20XLV750R%20%203.jpg)

And... like the RF version I already own:
(http://varaderointernationalcom.h115942.serverkompetenz.net/XLV750R/Limited/site/XLV_001.JPG)
Title: Re: Restoration in progress... almost finished the legend!
Post by: Athanman on July 09, 2013, 18:29:04
So far so good my dear friend. Looking forward to see your project completed. ;)
Title: Restoration completed: The Legend Is Back Home!
Post by: Two Plugs on August 30, 2013, 17:54:24
After 5 years with lots of delay, today it was the big moment... The '83 Honda XLV750R RD01 is back home and I have done the first miles on it!

Some pics to share, together with my original '85 black Honda XV750R RF:


Enjoy!

(http://varaderointernational.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/XLV750R1/i-L6Zb5tv/0/M/DSC_0696-M.jpg)

(http://varaderointernational.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/XLV750R1/i-rcwDnHQ/0/M/DSC_0698-M.jpg)

(http://varaderointernational.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/XLV750R1/i-7m4vhFj/0/M/DSC_0701-M.jpg)

(http://varaderointernational.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/XLV750R1/i-mBgSc77/0/M/DSC_0702-M.jpg)

(http://varaderointernational.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/XLV750R1/i-k44LrT7/0/M/DSC_0703-M.jpg)

(http://varaderointernational.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/XLV750R1/i-KzT2R2t/0/M/DSC_0706-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Restoration in progress... almost finished the legend!
Post by: loudpedal on August 30, 2013, 23:28:15
Looking real good Bernard
Best of luck with your maiden ride.


Loudpedal
Title: Re: Restoration in progress... almost finished the legend!
Post by: Athanman on September 02, 2013, 10:59:40
Its really good Bernard and im sure you really enjoyed your first ride. How much did it cost you the full restoration ?
Title: Re: Restoration in progress... almost finished the legend!
Post by: Two Plugs on September 02, 2013, 13:52:02
Its really good Bernard and im sure you really enjoyed your first ride. How much did it cost you the full restoration ?

Too much (time)...  ;D ;)
Title: Re: Restoration in progress... almost finished the legend!
Post by: JosepM on September 02, 2013, 15:52:30
How much do you ask for either?  ;D

Congratulations, Bernard, it's nice to have something classic back to its former useability.

Regards,

Josep
Title: Re: Restoration in progress... almost finished the legend!
Post by: Two Plugs on September 02, 2013, 22:40:19
It won't be used in any Dakar, anymore, Josep! Not now, and not in the future... I'm simply to proud on the result!  ;D
Title: Re: Restoration in progress... almost finished the legend!
Post by: zebulon on November 08, 2013, 00:35:22
Very nice bike Bernard !  ;)
Title: Re: Restoration in progress... almost finished the legend!
Post by: james.mc on June 29, 2017, 13:02:04
Great results!  I'm sure the long wait was worth it in the end.
Title: Finishing touch...
Post by: Two Plugs on August 05, 2017, 14:07:35
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:

http://www.honda-m-shop.com/webshop...p1970-mbx-mtx-pro-link-87121-gc4-300-sti.html ;D
Title: Re: Restoration in progress... almost finished the legend!
Post by: MrKiwi on August 06, 2017, 23:51:32
Nice. Saw your stickers on FB, the above link doesn't work. It may be a regional restriction?
Title: Re: Restoration in progress... almost finished the legend!
Post by: Two Plugs on August 08, 2017, 12:11:06
Nice. Saw your stickers on FB, the above link doesn't work. It may be a regional restriction?

Think I must have bought the last 3 remaining sets... and now they ran out!
They are slightly bigger than the originals, but close enough to provide the original view.
By the way... got the front suspension of Granny I also upgraded. Rear was already replaced for the Wilbers unit, now I've got two progressive springs and spacers in the front as well.
Going to pick her up by the end of this week!

(http://advrider.com/index.php?attachments/img_20170805_125935457-jpg.927692/)
Title: Re: Restoration in progress... almost finished the legend!
Post by: Maritimer on August 08, 2017, 17:44:13
Very nice, great work.
Title: Re: Restoration in progress... almost finished the legend!
Post by: MrKiwi on August 08, 2017, 23:48:32
Nice. Saw your stickers on FB, the above link doesn't work. It may be a regional restriction?

Think I must have bought the last 3 remaining sets... and now they ran out!
They are slightly bigger than the originals, but close enough to provide the original view.
By the way... got the front suspension of Granny I also upgraded. Rear was already replaced for the Wilbers unit, now I've got two progressive springs and spacers in the front as well.
Going to pick her up by the end of this week!

(http://advrider.com/index.php?attachments/img_20170805_125935457-jpg.927692/)


Nice, new suspension all round, you'll notice the difference.
Title: Re: Restoration in progress... almost finished the legend!
Post by: Two Plugs on August 10, 2017, 09:50:39
OK, they are a tad bigger than the original, but they fit like a glove! Background of the decalls (grey) is a 100% match with the powdercoated grey on the rear fork and drive shaft.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Varaderoforum/i-88TDMCB/0/b2d56af6/X2/IMG_20170805_125935457-X2.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Varaderoforum/i-9k8SQgX/0/c95f2a97/XL/IMG-20170809-WA0000-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Varaderoforum/i-rVw64pg/0/24d21626/XL/IMG-20170809-WA0001-XL.jpg)

Title: Re: Restoration in progress... almost finished the legend!
Post by: zebulon on August 10, 2017, 10:02:10
Do not see the pics here  8)
Title: Re: Restoration in progress... almost finished the legend!
Post by: Two Plugs on August 10, 2017, 11:14:03
Do not see the pics here  8)

I do.  ;) Let me guess... Apple?  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Restoration in progress... almost finished the legend!
Post by: MrKiwi on August 10, 2017, 16:39:12
I don't see the pics either. Not apple
Title: Re: Restoration in progress... almost finished the legend!
Post by: Two Plugs on August 14, 2017, 12:54:44
Well, they are there now! Changed the cloud URL from ADVrider to my SmugMug account.  ;)
Title: Re: Restoration in progress... almost finished the legend!
Post by: MrKiwi on August 14, 2017, 13:11:08
Yes indeed they are now  ;D
Title: Re: Restoration in progress... almost finished the legend!
Post by: zebulon on August 14, 2017, 13:22:03
 VCIF_ThumbUp perfect with Apple !  ;D fits well yeah !
Title: Re: Restoration in progress... almost finished the legend!
Post by: Two Plugs on August 14, 2017, 23:03:36
And another upgrade... 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.

Granny I starts to feel like a real super motard - sort off, lol.
120km more fun test km tomorrow; I really should consider a TomTom Bandit Action cam!
Title: Re: Restoration in progress... almost finished the legend!
Post by: MrKiwi on August 14, 2017, 23:15:16
And another upgrade... 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.

Granny I starts to feel like a real super motard - sort off, lol.
120km more fun test km tomorrow; I really should consider a TomTom Bandit Action cam!


or a GoPro, I like my GoPro now that I know how to use it...
Title: Re: Restoration in progress... almost finished the legend!
Post by: Two Plugs on August 15, 2017, 09:41:20
Or... the 29,- Chinese cam used by Jyrrays. Actually looking at the quality of his movies, I'll be mad to spend hundreds of Euro's on an expensive action cam, lol.  ;D ;D ;D