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Excellent site. Have visited many times. Once you have been smitten by these machines, you can't let go. Huh, but I'm not the only one!
Craig Hunter <>
City: Brisbane, Country: Australia,
Bike-Infos: 1981 XV920 (sold), 1981 XV100 (in the process of being restorred)
Date added:
21 February 2010 at 13:13:00

Sold the Sachs
anders <>
City: tranås, Country: sweden,
Bike-Infos: TR1-81,TR1-83 and Ducati Monster 900-98
Date added: 03 February 2010 at 19:24:22

Lovely to see so many TR1 ! And a very nice Web Page !!!
Daryll Clarke <>
City: Sydney, Country: Australia,
Bike-Infos: XV-T1 -1000 -1981
Date added: 24 January 2010 at 04:48:02

Anders <>
City: Ödeshög, Country: Sweden,
Bike-Infos: TR1-83, Sachs Roadster 800-03
Date added: 31 December 2009 at 12:29:13

so, Platz schaffen und endlich kann es losgehen.82-er TR1 seit 15 Jahre gestanden wieder zum Laufen bringen. Und bei der Teilesuche auf einer 1984 er TR1 gestossen. Leider viel Kaputtes. Aber, der Traum wird umgesetzt. Hoffe hier auch viel Info zu finden. Eine TR1 Enduro, my ultimate dream...
Piet Pater <>
City: Moosburg a/d Isar, Country: Germany, Phone: 08761-4625
Bike-Infos: 1982 TR1 and a 1984 TR1 both with a lot af work to do
Date added: 06 December 2009 at 19:11:41

Super TR1 Page,Hab ne menge Tips und Info hier gefunden.Belebe gerade eine seit 14 Jahren ruhende TR1.
Manfred Linssen <>
City: Paderborn, Country: Germany, Phone: 01753836066
Bike-Infos: TR1 Bj.81
Date added: 12 November 2009 at 22:01:56

I bought this bike a couple weeks ago. I really enjoy tinkering with these old V twins. I've had a couple 1982 920s about 15 years ago. This one is a bit different but still starts like an early Virago. This one has a front cylinder flooding problem, but I'll sort it out. I do get it going o.k. though and its a hoot to ride.
Robert McCauley <>
City: Brighton, Ontario, Country: Canada,
Bike-Infos: 1981 XV920R
Date added: 02 November 2009 at 05:14:10

Entlich...gefunden, Ein spitze page fur alle XV farher in Europa!Wahnn komt ein international treffen in unsere nahe? gruss.Ger
Ger <>
City: Groningen, Country: Nederland, Phone: 0652172161
Bike-Infos: XV 920 1986
Date added: 19 October 2009 at 11:32:32

your site has made me get back to buying a TR1 , love those bikes from Sepp !! and Guido Hufschmid
Harry Cowley <>
City: Bielefeld, Country: Germany , Phone: 0049 521206689
Date added: 03 October 2009 at 15:36:55

City: NASHVILLE TN, Country: USA, Phone: 2702465349
Bike-Infos: XV920RH YAMAHA
Date added: 22 September 2009 at 05:19:43

Alot of helpful info, nice page Manfred. I have just started to take my bike apart. Hopefully I will be abel to put it together later on.
Lasse Peterson <lasse-peteson@comhem>
City: Linköping, Country: Schweden, Phone: +46705882394
Bike-Infos: XV 1000 TR1 -81
Date added: 02 September 2009 at 09:30:59

Neat site, lots of good info & pictures. I am looking to find a XV920R here in the States, and have a friend with one. If I make a purchase I'll be getting back to you!
Keith Colton <>
City: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Country: United States, Phone: 319-491-2900
Bike-Infos: 1979 Suzuki GS850GN
Date added: 20 August 2009 at 20:24:09

Great site
nicolas <>
City: labastide paumes, Country: Francee,
Bike-Infos: 2 TR! and Bt1100
Date added: 09 August 2009 at 00:27:13

Just finished a 1 year restoration on my brothers old xv1000 getting registered this week, great bike. Resprayed black with Orange 2 tank and guards. Goes great, sounds great.
Tim <>
Country: Australia,
Bike-Infos: 1981 xv1000
Date added: 03 August 2009 at 02:44:11

Great site, after my wife has got her driverslicense she wanted to drive.on her own bike.we have a triumph 900 thunderbird now. we have been looking on internet and found a xv920 24 years old an 16500 km on the counter.1000 euros.i owned on for 7or8 years 20 years ago and had serveral harleys after i drove it home i knew this is the one and only,great xverience it fitts like a pair of old sendra's or an old pair of wrangler make a long story short:the xv stays,the triumph goes and and other xv comes best bike ever grtz jos
jos willemsen <>
City: Oldenzaal, Country: Holland, Phone: 0620845962
Bike-Infos: xv920
Date added: 30 July 2009 at 09:53:03

TR1-Stammtisch Gründung am 15.August09 um 15Uhr in Bielefeld-Quelle.Biergarten am Campingpark!!!Open End...!!!Für Essen und Trinken ist gesorgt,Übernachtung kein Problem.Alle TR1 Treiber,-und -,rinnen sind hiermit herzlich eingeladen!!! Danke an Manfred,tolle Page!!!Bis dann...!!!
Andreas Behring <>
City: Bielefeld, Country: Germany, Phone: 0177-1456706
Bike-Infos: TR 1
Date added: 15 July 2009 at 16:50:26

When the TR1 was introduced back in 81 I fell in love with it but was 17 years old and stoney Broke. So I saved my pennies and waited for a shot. Didn't get a chance to buy one till 28 years later but I finally got one in March 2009 and she's a beaut. It was worth the wait.
David Richardson
Country: Britain,
Date added: 13 July 2009 at 18:40:18

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Balthost <>
Country: Estonia,
Date added: 12 July 2009 at 15:33:58

Möchte alle interessierten TR1 Fahrer/innen zur Gründung eines TR1 Stammtisches in Bielefeld einladen!!!Es geht um eine Interessengemeinschaft,kein Club bzw.Vereinsmeierei!!!Kontakt 0177-1456706 oder Lob und Gruß an Manfred!!! Auf bald...
Behring Andreas <>
City: Bielefeld, Country: Germany, Phone: 0177-1456706
Bike-Infos: TR1 EZ 81 2.Hand schwarz Koffer 62 000 km
Date added: 07 July 2009 at 20:42:32

I going to by a TR1 on this weekend. Construction year 1981. Please advice some hints where I have to take care at this bike. Regards Olaf
Olaf <>
City: Sprockhövel, Country: Germany,
Bike-Infos: Not yes bought
Date added: 07 July 2009 at 10:49:01

Thanks for the effort of your site.About to do disc pads and fork seals so tech info invaluable
david mcintyre <>
City: stanley, Country: australia, Phone: 0357286591
Bike-Infos: 81 tr1 done 14000kms
Date added: 11 June 2009 at 15:08:24

Absolute good pages :) Thank you for information of this best bike
Vesa Kokko <>
City: Nokia, Country: Finland,
Bike-Infos: Yamaha TR-1 1981
Date added: 11 June 2009 at 08:02:00

Hi! Good pages. Thanks a lot!
Marko Puuronen <>
City: Rovaniemi, Country: Finland, Phone: +358(0)505 440431
Bike-Infos: XV 1000 Midnight spec. 1983.
Date added: 07 June 2009 at 10:04:24

Hallo Manfred! Schön, eine TR1 Familie gefunden zu haben!Sehr informative Seite!Dankeschön!!!!
Hendrick Winkler <>
City: Mainz, Country: Dschörmannie, Phone: +49 6134 728305
Bike-Infos: TR1 EZ'82 70000km original
Date added: 04 June 2009 at 16:27:08

Hallo Manfred ! Tolle Seite, sehr informativ. Ist doch toll in wie vielen Ländern die TR1 noch läuft. Schöne Grüsse von Erich aus der Eifel
Erich Reitz <>
City: Simmerath / Eifel , Country: Germany, Phone: +4924737470
Bike-Infos: Yamaha TR1 EZ April 1981 103000 km gelaufen
Date added: 01 June 2009 at 12:35:17

I saw an XV1000 when they first came out in 1981 and it was love at first sight. I did 80,000 ks on that first one (a lot of that two up) without the slightest problem. Over 20 years later and other type bikes in between, and i knew i wouldnt be happy till i was back on another XV. Now I have two and just love them. Riliable, easy to ride, great on dirt roads and in the wet. I wish that they were still available new, Id buy one tomorrow! Thanks for the great site.
Peter Armstrong <>
City: Wyong, Country: Australia,
Bike-Infos: 1981 XV1000
Date added: 08 May 2009 at 11:04:50

Moin, schöne Seite. Leider sind meine Englischkentnisse ziemlich mies. Ich saniere grad meine xv und einige Teile sind bei Yamaha nicht mehr lieferbar, vielleicht kann mir je jemand weiterhelfen. Danke
Michael <>
City: Wismar, Country: Germany,
Bike-Infos: XV 920
Date added: 15 April 2009 at 21:17:03

Bought an xv1000 RH in 1985, gave it clip-ons, spoked wheels, 2-1 exhaust, rickman fairing and 40mm mikunis. Went like crazy, crashed it at 140kph. Always wanted another. Maybe this year ...
Marcus Scholz <>
City: Melbourne, Country: Australia, Phone: +61 407125669
Bike-Infos: none
Date added: 18 March 2009 at 02:35:25

I have the starter off for a clean, now I need to reassemble it. dose the engine have to be on its side out of the frame for re assembly.? Oh and I need a new pass word for this site.
Martin <>
City: Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, Bucks, Country: United Kingdom, Phone: 07704172183
Bike-Infos: Rebuilding it
Date added: 11 March 2009 at 19:05:39

it is a great bike, the "midnight special" fahre sie mit unterbrechungen seit 1988, ca, 95000 km, no problems
Robert Zink <>
City: Hohenlimburg 58119, Country: Germany, Phone: + 49 2334 42999
Bike-Infos: XV 1000 SE (W23)
Date added: 03 March 2009 at 21:01:41

Super Seite! Kann man rescht viel anfangen mit dem was da steht. Super duper truper.
City: Ampfing, Country: Deutschland,
Bike-Infos: Hab keins!
Date added: 19 February 2009 at 20:17:31

loking forward to look at website as iam avid TR1 owner
rob hopgood <>
City: brisbane, Country: australia,
Bike-Infos: 1981 xv1000 by 2
Date added: 09 February 2009 at 08:46:16

Hi Manfred! Echt klasse Site die du da hast. Na ja, mit der Vorbildung kein Wunder. Meinen Namen hast ja in der Addi. Bin gerade durch alte Unterlagen gegangen und habe Briefe mit den Einladungen zu dem 5. , 6. + 7. TR1 Treffen in Schotten/Falltorhaus gefunden. Bin im August 2002 nach Craigavon in Nord Irland gezogen. Und hier geblieben. Konnte mein Bike leider nicht mitnehmen. Aber weiss es ist guter Hand und noch in Gebrauch. Ach ja? Die Briefe damals bekam ich von Klaus Peter Klehm, aus Muenster. Haste noch konntekt mit dem,oder sogar ne Addi oder Telefonnummer? Waere nett was von dir zu hoeren. Kannste dich bei den Treffen noch an Horst erinnern,der kam immer aus Berlin und war damals ueber 70 Jahre? Hatte noch oft mit ihm telefoniert,aber dann sagte seine Frau das er verstarb. Ok,ich hoffe auf eine Antwort und lasst es euch gut geh'n. Ich hatte uebrigens eine von '81. Gruss Dieter
Dieter Corneli <>
City: Craigavon, Co. Armagh, Country: Northern Ireland, Phone: 0044 28 3831 7939
Bike-Infos: Had a TR1 whenever I lived in Germany
Date added: 26 January 2009 at 19:03:53

moin,moin ich fahre eine xv 920 und die ist ja bekanntlich importiert.ich bin jetzt der dritte besitzer.der vorbesitzer hat das gute stück aus dänemark geholt,also steht in den papieren erstzulassung 1988 aber wie kriege ich raus welches baujahr sie ist ?? außerdem suche ich noch dringnd und schon lange nen rechten seitendeckel,demnächst bräuchte ich den mittelschalldämpfer und auf jedenfall brauch ich lenkopflager. bin über jeden tipp hoch erfreut danke im vorraus.
peter <>
City: hamburg,
Bike-Infos: XV 920
Date added: 24 January 2009 at 21:19:16

Hallo, ich bin seit 2 Monaten Besitzer einer TR1. Bin gerade angefangen das Motorrad wieder neu aufzubauen (die Jahre sind nicht einfach so an ihr vorbei gegangen). Sehr schönes Motorrad, fährt sich super, es lohnt sich, die Arbeit in diese Maschine zu stecken. Ich freue mich auf das schöne Wetter im Frühjahr für die ersten Ausfahrten im neuen Glanz. Jürgen
Jürgen <>
City: Ochtrup / Münsterland, Country: D, Phone: 02553-1227
Bike-Infos: TR1, Bj. 1981, schwarz, im Aufbau
Date added: 24 January 2009 at 11:55:19

Bought bike new in 1981. done approx 140,000klm. Zero problems. apart from indemic starter problems Think the bloody thing will outlast me! Still using it as a daily, anyoner interested, I can put some photo's on - plse call or email I have spare motor + parts if any enthusiasts need bits Regards Gary
Gary Plant <>
City: williamstown, Country: Australia, Phone: 0412 483 100
Bike-Infos: 1981 XV1000
Date added: 27 December 2008 at 11:26:28

Hope to have a TR1 soon to add to the stable after seeing Bob Lincoln's (he recommended this site). I have to say he was right, you've done a good jobe with it and I like what many have done with their TR1's. Keep up the good work.
Marty Powers <>
City: Baltimore Maryland, Country: USA,
Bike-Infos: 3 XV 1000/1100's
Date added: 05 October 2008 at 00:16:31

Very cool Web site.
Donald Vernon <>
City: Fair Oaks,California, Country: United States, Phone: 916 296 2305
Bike-Infos: 1982 xv920
Date added: 07 September 2008 at 23:25:20

I have just recently bought a basket case TR1, although in pieces the parts I do have would appear to be in serviceable condition, all I need to do know is find a tank,seat, and silencers. Great Web Site it has been very useful.
Simon Horder <>
City: Perth, Country: Western Australia, Phone: 08 6191 0140
Bike-Infos: 1981 XV 1000 TR1
Date added: 01 September 2008 at 07:37:24

I've had my bike for 20 years. Love it! It is fortunately in Like New condition. Unfortunately these bikes were only imported to the US for 2 years and are quite rare. I just learned that the 920 HR was called the TR1 in Europe and is more common. Maybe now I'll have a source for parts; of course I've never had a problem except the starter and that was fixed will a weld many years ago.
Jerry Wertzbaugher <>
City: Anchorage Alaska, Country: USA,
Bike-Infos: 1982 XV 920 RH
Date added: 01 August 2008 at 03:35:43

Bought used in 1983 125000km starter is original except for reshimming clutch and new brushes.Found damaged XV 750 import apparrently Japan only modei looks identical to my XV apart from starter setup so have plenty of cycle parts.A great site very imformative I love your modifide machines, best wishes Jim Doherty.
James Doherty <>
City: LowerHutt, Country: NewZealand, Phone: 045695738
Bike-Infos: 1982 Yamaha XV1000RH 980cc
Date added: 23 July 2008 at 01:30:34

Wonderful bike to drive, for guy like me! (110kg,190cm) :)
Pasi Joki <>
City: Kotka, Country: Finland, Phone: +3585063008
Bike-Infos: TR1 -82 217000+km,Once painted.
Date added: 20 July 2008 at 05:23:58

tr1.. 40k miles and needs a good going over...will do over the coming winter..had many bikes moped to harley...fancied one of these when they came out..went the AMF harley route and the build quality was appalling...shame a really nice torqey engine spoilt by the cycle parts...always thought of the tr1 as a japenese vincent!! with the spine frame and the rear triangle..cheers rich
Pat Keates <>
City: swindon, Country: wiltshie,
Bike-Infos: 1983 reg. tr1
Date added: 18 July 2008 at 16:42:30

I just recently bought this bike from my dad, and while looking for parts, came across your web page. Nice! Now I know where to go for questions and maybe ideas.
Jason Benzinger <>
City: Fort Wayne, IN, Country: United States, Phone: 260-755-2261
Bike-Infos: 1981 Yamaha XV920
Date added: 09 July 2008 at 00:54:01

Interesting Site. I am using my TR1 since 1983 WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS.In 5 years it will become the status as a classical historic bike.
Manfred Stuber <>
City: 85386 Eching, Country: Bavaria, Phone: 089-34194528
Bike-Infos: TR1 Build 1983
Date added: 03 July 2008 at 10:35:06

Sooty plug solved!!! Last year my bike had failure of one petcock, so I replaced it. It appeared the other petcock was ok, but I just discovered it leaked just a little bit into the vacuum hose connected to the intake plenum. It is drawing some gas into the tube and then into the engine, creating a very rich mixture that really causes engine sputtering at low speed. I noticed a little gas leaking into the carb tube, so I sucked on the petcock vacuum and GAS drew out! A new one costs $100, so I just ordered it. I'll report back when I've tried it. Thank you, thank you very much. Frank
Frank Haentschke <>
City: Rockville, Maryland, Country: USA, Phone: 1-301-979-9881
Bike-Infos: 1981 XV920RH
Date added: 02 June 2008 at 18:10:42

le démarreur de ma bécane patine tout semble bien marcher mais il n' entraine pas le moteur .Quelqu 'un connais t il le problème ? Merci de me renseigner
girard <>
City: chambery, Country: france, Phone: 0033476455617
Bike-Infos: TR1 1000 Grau
Date added: 31 May 2008 at 14:48:12

I have an '81 xv750, i have the typical noisy starter issue. It's a great bike, although it could have a bit more top end, I have rewired it to remove all the problems with the kickstand ground and a few other minor difficulties. The bike had 1100 km's on it when i got it and ive since doubled the milage without any major issues, just a problem with the linkage between the carbs being sloppy and having one cylinder have fuel applied before the other. I want to put in a 1000 cc or a 920 in it, though i would settle for taller gears in the diff for a bit more speed. Great bike overall.
Country: Canada,
Date added: 29 May 2008 at 05:33:25

I love my TR1 but I have the usual starter-problems. [Request for technical help deleted by Manfred!]
Poul Jørgensen <>
City: Hjordkær 6230 Rødekro, Country: Denmark, Phone: 74665070
Bike-Infos: Yamaha TR1 Model '82 125.000km Allmost original
Date added: 19 May 2008 at 23:01:57

Great website !
Rick Carlos <>
City: Martinez, Country: United States,
Bike-Infos: 1981 XV920RH
Date added: 19 May 2008 at 08:57:54

Your page is really good, a useful site for anyone with an old bike.
Pål André Moen <>
City: Stange, Country: Norway, Phone: +4791558113
Bike-Infos: 81 mod. xv tr1 1000.
Date added: 05 May 2008 at 16:49:49

Curious about the Yamaha V-twins since their American release in'81, I helped a friend build an '82 (920rj) which ultimately won the Oregon Motorcycle Road Racing Association "Open Twins" championship in that year. But, I've never owned one myself until December '07. REALLY looking forward to putting some miles on my "new" classic. I also really enjoy your site! Thanks for assembling and maintaining it.
Les Barker <>
City: Vancouver, Washington, Country: USA,
Bike-Infos: '82 XV-920rj
Date added: 27 April 2008 at 13:37:14

Magacycle cams, Venolia 10.5/1 big bore pistons, race valve springs, ported cylinder heads, Mikuni 42mm HSR flatslide carbs w/K&N filters, Mac 2 into 1 header with Supertrap silencer. 93 HP on the dyno.
Bob Bennett <>
City: Des Moines, Iowa, Country: United States, Phone: 515-279-9049
Bike-Infos: 1981 XV920R
Date added: 26 April 2008 at 08:23:27

like this side
Jan Hugo Heggelund <>
City: Harstad, Country: Norway, Phone: +4791831412
Bike-Infos: Yamaha XV1000 TR1 mod. 1981
Date added: 25 April 2008 at 23:12:14

A very interesting site
Nigel Price <>
Country: WALES, UK, Phone: 01639851205
Date added: 21 April 2008 at 18:38:18

Seriously thinking of getting an old TR1 - having regretted not buying one when they first came out. I had been concerned about stories of overheating rear shock-absorbers etc. But after seeing the work that you (and your contributors) have done to TR1's, I realise how puny my concerns were!
Andrew Gadd <>
City: Epsom, Country: UK,
Bike-Infos: Non at present
Date added: 18 April 2008 at 21:45:50

Nice site. Enjoyed visiting.
Dexter Morgan <>
City: Montreal, Country: Canada,
Date added: 15 April 2008 at 13:23:12

Of all the bikes out there this is MY bike, very unpretensious and underrated with heaps of potential for modification. I want to recondition her engine soon and would like to make use of the home work others have done before me. I can recommend adapting a suzuki GSXR 1100 starter motor.
David Wells <>
City: Adelaide, Country: Australia, Phone: 0424 334 909
Bike-Infos: Tr1 silver
Date added: 07 April 2008 at 16:42:13

Hi. Its a very nice website you have put together. Now i understand howe my bike gon a look. If its possible, could you please tell me where i can by spare parts to the rear arm?? Best ragards Ragnar
Ragnar Tønnessen <>
City: Kristiansand, Country: Norway,
Bike-Infos: TR1 1000 v2
Date added: 06 April 2008 at 21:40:04

Great site, your technical info very helpful and helped me resolve many dilemma.Thank you, and like to encourage you to continue great work. ps. had problems geting email to you.
Krystof Dyrdol <>
City: Gold Coast , Country: Australia, Phone: +61 0428 549 366
Bike-Infos: Yamaha XV 1000 '81model
Date added: 28 March 2008 at 04:03:48

Eine tolle Seite, gefällt mir sehr gut !
Udo Woiwod <>
City: Neustadt a.Rbge. ( am Steinhuder Meer ), Country: Germany,
Bike-Infos: XV 750 Spezial 5G5, Bj. 84
Date added: 04 March 2008 at 21:33:24

Down here in Australia we call the TR1 an XV1000. I bought one new in 1982 and of all the bikes I have owned (about 25 road bikes) I enjoyed the XV the most. I recently found one in almost ariginal condition with only 20,000 kilometers on the clock. You BUEUTY!!!
peter armstrong <>
City: Wyong, Country: Australia,
Bike-Infos: almost original condition 1982 XV1000
Date added: 17 February 2008 at 11:08:26

At present considring buying and TR-1 after regretting not doing so when they came out
John Short
City: Seaton Delaval, Country: England,
Date added: 10 February 2008 at 22:31:11

excellent work on this site to take care of our bykes without spending to much money.a real good help
Dubois Arnaud <>
City: Paris, Country: France, Phone: 0607083442
Bike-Infos: Yamaha XV1000 SE Midnight Special
Date added: 30 January 2008 at 21:35:47

Hei this is a nice page, i have one of this good bikes, i have some problem to find parts in Norway. Mybe you can help me. Tanks for a good side informasion about tr1. And sorry for my bad english
Jan Hugo Heggelund <>
City: Harstad, Country: Norway, Phone: +4791831412
Bike-Infos: Yamaha XV 1000 Tr1 mod: 1981
Date added: 16 January 2008 at 00:02:35

The new 2008 Guestbook is open now for comments ...
Manfred Drechsel <>
City: Ampfing, Bavaria, Country: Germany, Phone: +49-8636-66117
Bike-Infos: TR1, Model '81, 80.000km, almost original
Date added: 01 January 2008 at 00:00:00