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Author Topic: Cafe XV920R Mega-Build  (Read 7510 times)

Offline MORK

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Re: Cafe XV920R Mega-Build
« Reply #30 on: Mar 18, 2017, 12:08:02 »
Absolutely wonderful work. Good luck choosing a tank - with that narrow backbone, the possibilities are endless...

What kind of clearance do you have under the oil pan with that setup?

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Re: Cafe XV920R Mega-Build
« Reply #31 on: Mar 18, 2017, 21:52:57 »
Absolutely wonderful work. Good luck choosing a tank - with that narrow backbone, the possibilities are endless...

What kind of clearance do you have under the oil pan with that setup?
I have about 150mm of clearance should be OK. I also incorporated the ride height adjustment in my suspension design so I have the option of raising the rear a bit if needed.
XS650 Tracker build Mod Style: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=48134.0
Cafe XV920R Mega-Build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=55864.0
CB750 Resto-Mod build:http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=58358.0

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Re: Cafe XV920R Mega-Build
« Reply #32 on: Apr 08, 2017, 00:48:08 »
Picked up a tank on Ebay from a BMW 9T. Really liked the shape of it ever since it came out. It had some minor damage but nothing to serious. I did have to do some surgery to the underside to make it fit and I will have to cap off the hole for the fuel injection and add a petcock.  It is an aluminum tank so there will be some TIG welding involved to make it work. The nice thing is there is plenty of room under the tank for the battery and all the electronics.   After I get in mounted I am going to work on my tail section.
XS650 Tracker build Mod Style: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=48134.0
Cafe XV920R Mega-Build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=55864.0
CB750 Resto-Mod build:http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=58358.0

Offline bikeWillem

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Re: Cafe XV920R Mega-Build
« Reply #33 on: Apr 08, 2017, 11:05:09 »
Awesome build! The tank looks really good and I think it suits the bike really nicely.  :)

Offline MORK

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Re: Cafe XV920R Mega-Build
« Reply #34 on: Apr 08, 2017, 11:17:56 »
Woah. Wasn't expecting that at all. I'm picturing it with some motocross bars and the 9T scrambler subframe now...

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Re: Cafe XV920R Mega-Build
« Reply #35 on: Apr 08, 2017, 11:22:11 »
For a while on mine I was thinking of using an XSR900 seat, but there wasn't a way to cohesively line up the tank and the subframe it would require. It looks like it could line up with that tank really well. (They are also cheap brand new from places like motosport on the microfiche)

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Re: Cafe XV920R Mega-Build
« Reply #36 on: Apr 08, 2017, 13:56:32 »
Really impressed with the fab and detail. What welder are you using? Tank looks at home.


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Re: Cafe XV920R Mega-Build
« Reply #37 on: Apr 10, 2017, 13:32:37 »
Really impressed with the fab and detail. What welder are you using? Tank looks at home.

I'm using a Lincoln MIG welder so far because I am comfortable with it. I have access to a TIG but need some time on it to be able to run clean welds. I may try and TIG the tank myself, but I will most likely have a friend of mine that is a professional welder help me out.
XS650 Tracker build Mod Style: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=48134.0
Cafe XV920R Mega-Build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=55864.0
CB750 Resto-Mod build:http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=58358.0

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Re: Cafe XV920R Mega-Build
« Reply #38 on: Apr 15, 2017, 16:30:34 »
I have about 150mm of clearance should be OK. I also incorporated the ride height adjustment in my suspension design so I have the option of raising the rear a bit if needed.

I'm envious of your frame height it would seem then - everything I find lists the 08 600rr forks at 720mm fully extended and my 05 R6 forks are measuring 736 at ride height and I only have ~3" (76mm) of clearance right now.

Good work - I'm off to contemplate dropped triples, etc.

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Re: Cafe XV920R Mega-Build
« Reply #39 on: Apr 16, 2017, 02:16:55 »
I'm envious of your frame height it would seem then - everything I find lists the 08 600rr forks at 720mm fully extended and my 05 R6 forks are measuring 736 at ride height and I only have ~3" (76mm) of clearance right now.

Good work - I'm off to contemplate dropped triples, etc.
The CBR forks are fairly short but are great units. I knew I was going to make my own frame so it was not an issue. I did move the head stock of my frame down several inches and back some to achieve the ground clearance I desired. The closer distance will also reduce flex in my frame and improve handling.
XS650 Tracker build Mod Style: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=48134.0
Cafe XV920R Mega-Build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=55864.0
CB750 Resto-Mod build:http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=58358.0

Offline Stribolt

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Re: Cafe XV920R Mega-Build
« Reply #40 on: Apr 16, 2017, 05:17:46 »
Taking my hat off 🤠 nice work


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Re: Cafe XV920R Mega-Build
« Reply #41 on: Apr 21, 2017, 12:04:22 »
Working on the tail section. I was able to make a subframe tail section out of tubing. It also ties the rear of the frame to the billet parts for added strength. I am going to add some pieces to the back of the tail section to fill it in. The muffler will run under the tail and exit at both sides of the rear part of it. This part is removable so I could make other tail sections later on to give the bike a whole different look.
XS650 Tracker build Mod Style: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=48134.0
Cafe XV920R Mega-Build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=55864.0
CB750 Resto-Mod build:http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=58358.0

Offline Luugo86

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Re: Cafe XV920R Mega-Build
« Reply #42 on: Apr 21, 2017, 12:22:15 »
That's pretty solid man. I dig it, did you mig weld that all up? What size tubing did you use?
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Re: Cafe XV920R Mega-Build
« Reply #43 on: Apr 21, 2017, 12:34:18 »
You should leave the BMW emblems on it just to fuck with people.
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Re: Cafe XV920R Mega-Build
« Reply #44 on: Apr 21, 2017, 13:46:12 »
I love that tail you are building..    How did you get those bends?  Just heat or do you have a bender?
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