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Old 12-11-2012, 04:41 PM
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Thought I'd see if I could make an adventure touring bike out of a superhawk
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:19 PM
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by rwjr14 View Post
Thought I'd see if I could make an adventure touring bike out of a superhawk
pretty neat, nice job converting.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:14 AM
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VERY COOL!!!!

Lets see some adventure pics now! How did you change the rear suspension? What are you running for front forks? That's the Yamaha TRX fairing and tank iirc, fork too? I like that yamaha, but like yours better.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:16 PM
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forks are off a multistrada with ducati gt hubs and excel rims
tank is a modified FJR tank
fairing came from italy and is a replacement for the european africa twin
headlights are from a fzr 600 they fit right in like it was made for it
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:18 PM
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the rear suspension is stock but am looking for an ohlins rear shock
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by rwjr14 View Post
the rear suspension is stock but am looking for an ohlins rear shock
Cool, thanks for the reply. Could you get a longer rear shock? I would think the Multi's forks have quite a bit more travel than stock vtr forks obviousely, but the rear could use some extra travel too, no? Just thinking out loud. Oh, I'm looking for an Ohlins too
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Very cool job. Adventure bikes are the most popular on the planet right now. This one is the best ever since its based on a superhawk. More pics if you have em.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by rwjr14 View Post
the rear suspension is stock but am looking for an ohlins rear shock
Look into Jamie daugherty on the forum. He rebuilds shocks and does a CBR f4i conversion for the superhawk, and may be able to set one up for your purpose very well (and much cheaper than an Ohlins)

Great build!
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:49 PM
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heres my attempt.... lol
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Honda tired to turn a VTR into an adventure bike too.

The Honda XL1000V Varadero is a dual-sport motorcycle produced by Honda. Different models have been in production from 1998 to present. It has capabilities for both long road trips and limited off-road. A smaller 125 cc version, the XL125V Varadero is also produced.
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Honda's flagship Adventure Touring motorcycle, the XL1000V Varadero is a 996 cc V-twin engine Adventure Touring motorcycle. Honda introduced the Varadero to the public at the 1998 Munich motorcycle show. First launched in 1998 as a 1999 Model Year, its engine architecture is based on the Honda VTR1000F Firestorm/Superhawk. The Adventure category refers to motorcycles that are designed for long-range touring with basic off-road capability (hence the term Adventure used by Honda as opposed to Dual Sport such as the Honda XR650L.
All versions feature a liquid-cooled engine. In 2001, Honda introduced its Honda Ignition Security System (HISS) essentially an immobilizer system not unlike those in automobiles.
In 2001 production of the Varadero was switched to the Spanish Montesa Honda factory outside of Barcelona where the model continues to be built.
For 2003 the Varadero received some major changes. These included the move to fuel injection and the addition of a six-speed gearbox and a new instrument panel. These changes benefited the model with better torque and fuel consumption. In 2004, ABS was introduced, and it is now fitted as standard in a number of markets based on Honda's safety commitment.
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Originally Posted by 7moore7 View Post
Look into Jamie daugherty on the forum. He rebuilds shocks and does a CBR f4i conversion for the superhawk, and may be able to set one up for your purpose very well (and much cheaper than an Ohlins)

Great build!
You bet, I could totally do that!
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by superbeater View Post
For 2003 the Varadero received some major changes. These included the move to fuel injection and the addition of a six-speed gearbox and a new instrument panel. These changes benefited the model with better torque and fuel consumption. In 2004, ABS was introduced, and it is now fitted as standard in a number of markets based on Honda's safety commitment.
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That raises some questions.. I've seen people talk about fuel injecting the VTR, but if the Veradoro came FI after 2003, and uses VTR engine, couldn't the Veradoro's FI be fitted onto the VTR?

And does the addition of Six-speed gearbox mean the 1999-2002 XL was a 5 speed??? If so why would they do that when the VTR was made 6 speed to begin with? Maybe that's a WIKI error?
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What did you have to do to get the FJR tank to work with the hawk's frame? I'd be really interested in knowing so I could do the same for my bike.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:23 PM
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I really like the PO incarnation of the Adventure Hawk - nice job!
As for the Varadero, the theory was good - the execution, not so. The R1150GS and the DL1000/650 were far superior and sold better. 25 liter gas tank - 9 more than the hawk!
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:44 PM
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fjr tank

i've posted some pics on the albums page on building the tank
it's a lot of work but holds close to 6 gal.
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:15 PM
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Looks cool, I have a Transalp. I recognized that Africa Twin fairing straight away... I'm just worried about when that fairing is mashed into your radiators
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Originally Posted by 98VTRrider View Post
That raises some questions.. I've seen people talk about fuel injecting the VTR, but if the Veradoro came FI after 2003, and uses VTR engine, couldn't the Veradoro's FI be fitted onto the VTR?

And does the addition of Six-speed gearbox mean the 1999-2002 XL was a 5 speed??? If so why would they do that when the VTR was made 6 speed to begin with? Maybe that's a WIKI error?
The early Varadero was 5 speed,a heavier flywheel and they also use different duration/lift cams and smaller carbs so are designed around torque as opposed to the Vtr's horsepower.Im sure the TB'S from the later model would work but ideally with a power commander and some mapping to sort out the timing
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