1981 Yamaha XV1000/TR1 from Australia
Head gaskets, fork seals.
I bought my 81 XV1000 (no 920s here in Australia) in 1985 - smooth ride, powerful bike.
Problems included head gaskets blowing and enclosed chain seal failing.
I converted it to a cafe racer - Ducati 900SS replica fairing, custom made 2 into 1 stainless steel exhaust, 38mm mikuni slider carbies. This greatly increased performance (and fuel consumption).
Great bike to ride through twisty mountain roads. They are hard to find now, but I think they will acquire a cult status of sorts.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th February, 2008