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VFRBoy

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Gday from Australia
« on: September 22, 2023, 03:25:41 »
Hi and thanks for having me here

I recently rescued a XL1000V Varadero, chassis # 000085 built in 1998

A little sad and not running, I spent a few days cleaning carburetors, changing oil and filters and spark plugs (which were incorrect)

With a fresh battery and fuel it then started after 3sec!

Still some small jobs to do - brake pads and fluid, adjust chain and lubricate some cables


VFRBoy because I had a 1998 VFR800Fi for 8 years

Now I have:
1999 XL1000V Varadero
2000 XR250R
1989 GB250 Clubman

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Re: Gday from Australia
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2023, 16:54:23 »
Welcome,

Enjoy your new toy!
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JosepM

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Re: Gday from Australia
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2023, 10:14:51 »
Wow! THE classic.

Welcome and congratulations for your new toy. You've got a wide country to enjoy it  :)

Josep

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Re: Gday from Australia
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2023, 18:08:21 »
the indestructible (how much kils yours?) !!! enjoy & welcome here  :welcome:
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Re: Gday from Australia
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2023, 18:57:41 »
A treu classic! Welcome from The Netherlands and enjoy your bike!
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Re: Gday from Australia
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2023, 10:18:06 »
Welcome from the old continent!
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Re: Gday from Australia
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2023, 04:09:30 »
the indestructible (how much kils yours?) !!! enjoy & welcome here  :welcome:

I certainly hope so, it has just 60,000km, so very fresh.

Changing the brake pads it had Nissin pads in it so possibly still original

Some small customisation to do (remove bar risers and screen extension - previous owner was very tall) and our summer is nearly here for riding!
VFRBoy because I had a 1998 VFR800Fi for 8 years

Now I have:
1999 XL1000V Varadero
2000 XR250R
1989 GB250 Clubman

JosepM

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Re: Gday from Australia
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2023, 12:18:10 »
I am not tall (1.78) and I did install bar risers. For the sake of having the handlebar 2 cm closer.

This made the riding for hours more comfortable, to my back and arms.

Greetings,

Josep

 

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