XLV holiday snap
XLV holiday snap, somewhere in East Gippsland ...

Sharkey's Honda XLV750R page

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Whatever happened to my XLV?

On the way home from Wintersun 2004 a gearbox bearing failed completely, filling the engine with steel and aluminium scrap, pretty much destroying the engine. Oddly enough, it got home anyway, and it was only when I drained the oil and a ball-bearing or two fell out that I realized just how badly I'd stuffed it. If I'd had the sense to stop in Ouyen, there'd be a lot more recoverable.

The good news is, I've just sourced a replacement engine from Greg H, and hopefully it'll be returning to the road soon!

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What's in a Name?

That still doesn't explain the R, of course :-)