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Honda Varadero XL1000 Owners
Issues, adaptions and talks on the Varadero.
Wednesday, 22 December 2010
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Hot off the press by Steve T - We have a go for the ABR Highland Simmer Rally peeps!! Get your names down. I have confirmed that there is space for a group of AB Riders at the following campsite in ullapool over the weekend 23-25th September 2011 . . . So, how many spaces should I book this for? The sooner I know numbers the sooner I can put a positive booking into the site. Group booking cost is £6 per person per night. So, who's up for a Highland fling? Steve T 1 - LWR 2 - gazxt1200z 3 - The gaffer (Alun) 4 - Redmurty 5 - Craigrevo 6 - Bunker 7 - James691 8 - Mark1961 9 - numptyspence See the MEETS and RUNS section of the forum for details. James691


Started by AckAckFlack. Last replied by Big J on Friday, 10 January 2014
Started by mustgo2011. Last replied by pigpenn on Friday, 20 April 2012
Dr Tigger, 2016-06-16 17:36:08
Dr Tigger
Just wondering if any fellow XL1000V owners/lovers may be interested in a few unusual bits and pieces off mine?
Hand crafted sump guard:
Power Commander + custom maps:
Haynes manual

I'm sad to see my girl go and would like her special bits to be cherished and used right so this seemed the place.

Dr Tigger
coolbananas, 2014-01-24 09:20:05
Hi fellas can I tap into your experience ;I have just bought a Varadero on-line in South Africa 2009 model with 34000 km on the clock through GumTree for about 2500 pound. I am a frequent visitor to SA and got tired of groveling to borrow bikes from friends. Are there any quirks about this bike that I should know about before I pick her up in March ?
Big J, 2014-01-05 10:21:40
Big J
GSman2, 2012-02-20 21:39:13
If you are interested in discovering new roads/Lanes in Derbyshire amongst the most beautiful countryside in England, then this is where the Adventure begins. Weekend tours at an introductory offer of £120 includes two night B and B and two days guided tour. email
loudpedal, 2011-12-12 19:36:03
Hi there guys.

Just found ABR. Have been riding Varadero's for many years now.
I already know some of the names and few faces here.
Hope to meet a few more over time
Many safe and happy miles to you all.
First one at the bar in Tarragona buys a round :-)

mustgo2011, 2011-10-22 17:00:07
Hello everyone! I have rode my Vaadero from Purdhoe Bay and I am currently in Guatemala. My blog site is

Love this bike! Internet is a bit slow here right now, so thats it for now. Looking forward to discussions on this site.
Strider, 2011-10-21 05:16:23
Hi Eric, glad you like the bike, i think they are awesome. but i do agree with you over the seat issue, as a tourer i thought the seat would be a lot comfier, a couple of hours in the seat and i need to get off to get the circulation back in my butt lol. i am seriously considering investing in a air hog (seat cushion) a bit pricey i know but i think you could get on and ride for 400miles before needing to stop (Except for fuel of course:-) ).
All the best and happy riding.....
eric-1, 2011-10-03 16:50:20
Went for my first run on my 2011 xl ,300 mile round trip from Cambridge to deapest shropshire ,I was abit concerned after half way when I got off the bike I had pins and needles in both hands ,and I felt the seat was a bit unforgiving ,but after softening up the suspension the p/n disappeared ,the seat is still not the comfiest,but with that said I enjoyed every mile ,I felt a bit outa place with my mates who are all Harley riders ,as I am ,but to be honest this xl would piss all over them ,and btw not one of them disliked the bike,so I'm well happy with the xl ,the Harley might have to go into winter storage now,see Ye around,,Eric.
Tony, 2011-09-18 15:59:51
hey new to this
ok had my varadero for two years now and love it had a tiger for some time not quite as good
would like to travel more fit into my jobs time of looking for like minded adventurers lol oh i'm not very good at spelling haha
Strider, 2011-08-23 11:36:50
Hi all, not had my vara very long. But it the best bike i think i have ever riden. i am in Great Yarmouth and would like to get some ride outs with any local owners....

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