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Author Topic: Yamaha XV750  (Read 1194 times)

Offline The Jimbonaut

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Re: 81 XV750 Cafe Brat Fighter Street Tracker
« Reply #10 on: Feb 02, 2018, 17:40:41 »
Mate those haloís are the muttís nuts - the whole lighting set up looks bloody great. Love it.


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Offline Coopacoopacoopa

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Re: 81 XV750 Cafe Brat Fighter Street Tracker
« Reply #11 on: Feb 03, 2018, 23:29:05 »
That number plate light set up is pretty rowdy. Digging this

Offline grandavemoto

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Re: 81 XV750 Cafe Brat Fighter Street Tracker
« Reply #12 on: Mar 12, 2018, 14:37:58 »
So, a few updates. Aside from some things like, installing the starter gears and clips, much of the recent work has been fab on things like brackets,
 and headlight mounting. Not too much, but getting closer.

Originally I purchased a "unversal" seat from eBay, but after staring it for several weeks, I decided to build a custom seat that matched the lines of the subframe much better. So I "unupholstered" the seat and foam and refitted and shaved for it to match. Much better now!





Headlight mounting & Fab work.





With that done, I moved to the battery/electronics tray/encasement.

I'm still deciding on whether to weld on some mounts for a bolt on/off option, but also kinda dig the idea of using black zip ties for it. Still unsure, thoughts? Battery fits perfect with R/R, fuse box and solenoid tucked in.



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1981 XV750 ~ Inprocess


Offline grandavemoto

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Re: XV750 Cafe Fighter
« Reply #13 on: Mar 19, 2018, 17:52:48 »
So, looks like I'm going with the option to weld a few tabs onto the subframe for the electronics area perforated metal sides. Thanks for the input, LOL.
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1981 XV750 ~ Inprocess


Offline grandavemoto

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Re: XV750 Cafe Fighter
« Reply #14 on: Jul 31, 2018, 16:30:48 »
So, long time no post, we recently moved, so with all of that, I haven't had the opportunity to document the work that's been going on in the background.
A few things have changed on the build since my last posts.

Different tank and overall feel and style of the bike. Really digging the new direction though. I decided on a different tank, which led to chopping some of the subframe I originally created, I feel the lines are way better now.

I created a leather & steel battery box to house the battery, in the pic it's shown mounted over the non used frame air filter, it actually has been moved to the space where the center stand once lived. I'll get pics of that update at some point.

New headlight option, the tracker number plate didn't really flow how I wanted it to. Now I'm just wrapping up the last bits of the bare bones wiring, I actually love wiring, just doesn't seem like I ever have the time to sit down and devote to it all at once.

I am now using a hidden toggle switch for a no key ignition, which is pretty cool. And I integrated the start button into the seat, which I just need to add some carpet liner to the underside.

The last pic is of the paint scheme. Just photoshopped for now, but I save paint for the last stage. Thats all for now.








1972 CB450 ~ First Bike & Build - SOLD
1981 XV750 ~ Inprocess


Offline pidjones

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Re: XV750 Cafe Fighter
« Reply #15 on: Aug 01, 2018, 14:05:57 »
I like how this has evolved (yes, add some carpet padding to that saddle). Following (hoping for more updates).
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Offline Aussie Steve

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Re: XV750 Cafe Fighter
« Reply #16 on: Aug 01, 2018, 14:16:21 »
That tank looks much better, although not sure how your balls will handle that seat configuration ;)

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Offline grandavemoto

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Re: XV750 Cafe Fighter
« Reply #17 on: Aug 01, 2018, 14:48:25 »
I like how this has evolved (yes, add some carpet padding to that saddle). Following (hoping for more updates).

Thanks! Yea, I'm way happier about the build now, which is definitely pushing me towards completion pretty soon!
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1981 XV750 ~ Inprocess


Offline grandavemoto

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Re: XV750 Cafe Fighter
« Reply #18 on: Aug 01, 2018, 14:49:54 »
That tank looks much better, although not sure how your balls will handle that seat configuration ;)

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Ha! Yea, it actually isn't too bad, it's pretty comfortable, I'm not very tall and only 145lbs, so there isn't much pressure on it, that could change once I ride it more ha!, but there's always room for more seat padding should that be the case.
1972 CB450 ~ First Bike & Build - SOLD
1981 XV750 ~ Inprocess