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  1. Cover from Generator very hot

    Varadero
    Hi Folks, my Vara has a very hot Cover from the Generator ( 90 °C ) and the Cover from the Clutch has 67°C ( after 30 min driving ). Is this normal ? Could someone help me ? Best regards Markus
  2. Free: Varadero VA5 silencers

    For Sale / Wanted
    I recently sold my Vara and still have the original silencers, with around 15k miles on them. Free for collection (York), or they go to the tip. Tim
  3. Pre and post 2003 rear end differences

    Varadero
    Hello mates, would anyone here be able to tell me if there are significant, if any, differences of the rear end on the Vara before and after the 2003 models? I would really love to mount Givi V35's, but they only offer racks for the 2003+ models. If I don't have to modify the original rack...
  4. Valve Clearances and Cam Chain Tensioners

    Varadero
    After having a 2002 carb'd Vara, I bought one of the last Varaderos in 2014 (manufactured 2011) and now it has done 27,400 mainly on long trips around Europe. I was just wondering how long the CCTs are good for? I don't hear any nasty rattles or anything so I'm just wondering whether it's a good...
  5. Anyone got any ideas??

    Varadero
    Hello all. Hoping to pick someone's brain as I have no idea. Got a 2001 vara with 38000 miles. Used to be be my pride and joy until she let me down Basically she runs fine, idles fine. But when stationary and goes to pull off it just feels like it's going to die with no power until you rev it...
  6. Folding gear and brake levers??

    Varadero
    Question 1... is it called lever or pedal when its the ones controlled by your feet?? Question 2... Can anyone tell me where to get foldable levers/pedals for the Vara. Cant find any when searching the web.
  7. Baby Vara rear shock weeping

    Varadero
    It appears that the XL125 suffers with the same issues as the XL1000 with fading, then weeping, rear shocks! :( My nephew has a 125 and he contacted me earlier today regarding what sounds like a shock with knackered seals to me, some oil about and ropey handling were the symptoms. He is a...
  8. Free: Varadero 1000 Crash bars and SW Motech luggage racks

    For Sale / Wanted
    Well with the old Vara now gone I have the following bits available for free SW motech luggage racks with most the fittings Crash bars with no fittings Both are rusty/scratched/dented/very well used Could be brought back to life with a good wire brush and a tin of Hammerite! I can't be...
  9. Problem with ABS

    Varadero
    hi ;) One quick questions... on my vara 2007 abs light flashing sometimes ,not always. when abs light dont blinking ,abs work normaly... the diagnose is: code 14.. that means something on electric... any ideas ?... i was chek the charging system and works normaly. Thanks
  10. They stole my Vara...

    Varadero
    ...and I was struggling to work out how. Nicked from work car park and headed for fields, I followed tracks across them, I was sprinting and I'm no slouch for a big lad! I was a few mins behind them, loads of folk telling me... Couldn't see how they'd pushed it up the hills, doubt they started...
  11. Vara rear shock.

    Varadero
    I am pondering a replacement rear shock for my V5 2005 Varadero. I have mislaid my parts fiche files following a computer fire so I would be very grateful if anyone could give me the Honda part number please. There are a couple of sellers in Europe with keenly priced OEM units but I wasn't too...
  12. EBC HH pads vs stock

    Varadero
    Hello friends, anyone has any updated feedback regarding the EBC HH vs stock one for Vara ABS ? Is the material really too hard that consume the rotor faster than stock? how far faster ? 10k faster? more/less ? i bought it as it was more than 30% cheaper didnt install it yet.. but the rotor is...
  13. Headlight Unit Required

    Varadero
    Just got back from a ride to Belgrade, Serbia. It was nearly 40C in Budapest on the way and I made the mistake of blanking off my dip beam with black tape. The tape got hot and cracks developed in the headlight lens. The Vara is a late FI. Any suggestions as to who could supply a used or pattern...
  14. Vara 1000 Seat required

    Varadero
    Following some moronic behavious by a deckhand on Irish Ferries earlier in the week, I now need a replacement seat for my 2005 Vara! XL1000 V4 The stupid eedjit overtightened the ratchet strap in spite of being told not to.... and snapped the base plate so that it does not take my weight...
  15. headlight question

    Varadero
    This might be a stupid question, but I bought my Vara used from a dealer. The previous owner did not have the owners manual so the dealer has ordered one for me. It hasn't arrived yet. Due to some problems at the dealer (not regarding my bike) I just picked up the bike an '09 model, last monday...
  16. Idle speed..1.2..seems bit high ??

    Varadero
    Hello , In my 2004 ABS Vara the idle speed was around 1000. i read in the manual it should be 1.2 ..So i adjusted it almost up to the 1st mark after the 1 in the gauge using the screw on the right so its 1.25 or less.. but i feel it's too high?? is it sounds high or there is something wrong...
  17. Firestorm and Varadero - Clutch and Basket

    Varadero
    Hello friends , i have question regarding the clutch system for both firestorm and vara. mine is 2004 would the clutch basket for the VTR fit in the vara ? they look identical but cant really be sure the parts in the US is much less than in Europe so i was thinking of geting it from VTR
  18. 16K Valve Clearance

    Varadero
    Having just been quoted 6 hrs labour at £60 an hour for a 16K service, I ask is it worth having valve checks on a low revving back, hardly a supersport Any one done it themselves , any tips? 2006 A6 Vara with 16, 500 on the clock - I should have it taken off me for scandalous low use
  19. MOSFET reg's

    Varadero
    Can you fit a mosfet ref/rec to the vara? Kinda like I did to my @twin?
  20. Varadero lowering kit

    Varadero
    Hello Friends, I just bought 2004 vara also made one order for lowering kit from bikefarmmv.de and it's on its way question is :) which side stand i can use instead of mine ? not the CBF as it's not avalibale back home ( Egypt ) i'm not going to fit the lowering kit i will see if i can live...
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