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begbie

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Shabby 3xv
« on: April 21, 2018, 10:58:06 PM »
Hi, picked this up today, not one of my best buy's but despite the owner saying it was a non runner a few spurts of carb cleaner in the air box and it ran. It will of course come apart as it looks to have been ridden through a desert. but a promising beginning.
A few of it's many issues are
No key for the rear seat. How will I get in there ?
The tank is full of holes an an old broken up liner. Anyone have a cleanish one to sell me, scratches and dents not a problem.
How is it so heavy ? I also have a 92 4DP which weighs about 100kg, ok not a great comparison but even my MC21 must be 15kg lighter. Any one here put theirs on a diet ?

Eventual (pin the tail on the donkey) plan, day light MOT, 60hp 115kg

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Re: Shabby 3xv
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2018, 11:12:33 PM »

No key for the rear seat. How will I get in there ?


Just pull the cable, the seat catch will pop open

Good luck with the project BTW couldn't find any std footrest for the NSR, sorry
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begbie

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Re: Shabby 3xv
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2018, 01:02:17 AM »
Thanks Phil

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Re: Shabby 3xv
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2018, 01:03:43 AM »

thump566

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Re: Shabby 3xv
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2018, 08:13:15 AM »
Looks familiar, did see this one advertised myself but already immersed in my own project ("Another 3XV project" thread). Good Luck with the project, post an update if you need a reference point as hopefully I'm one of the closer members geographically on here to you?  (-P)
Still firing on two....almost.

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Re: Shabby 3xv
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2018, 08:41:23 AM »
Hi, picked this up today, not one of my best buy's but despite the owner saying it was a non runner a few spurts of carb cleaner in the air box and it ran. It will of course come apart as it looks to have been ridden through a desert. but a promising beginning.
A few of it's many issues are
No key for the rear seat. How will I get in there ?
The tank is full of holes an an old broken up liner. Anyone have a cleanish one to sell me, scratches and dents not a problem.
How is it so heavy ? I also have a 92 4DP which weighs about 100kg, ok not a great comparison but even my MC21 must be 15kg lighter. Any one here put theirs on a diet ?

Eventual (pin the tail on the donkey) plan, day light MOT, 60hp 115kg

s-l1600 by sean begbie, on Flickr

IMG_20180421_192731 by sean begbie, on Flickr

IMG_20180421_193148 by sean begbie, on Flickr
Hi mate
Nice buy .
I regards to 3xv weight mine always felt  lighter than my brothers mc28.
(road trim )
Both bikes have been turned into Race bikes since and Iv weighed my 3xv Race bike at 110kg  and the mc28 at 118kg .
Still Bit heavier than a tz but not bad .
 on a road bike swapping the exhausts  should make a big weight loss. 🙂
Good luck with the build .

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Re: Shabby 3xv
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2018, 06:51:37 AM »
Shes rough but a good base start from (-P) That tailpiece repair! :o ;D

The 3xv is the lightest of all the vtwin 250s I think, 128kg dry according to the brochure.

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Re: Shabby 3xv
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2018, 09:47:55 PM »
Shes rough but a good base start from (-P) That tailpiece repair! :o ;D

The 3xv is the lightest of all the vtwin 250s I think, 128kg dry according to the brochure.
The rgv vj21 is also 128kg dry
Nsr mc16 is 125kg dry