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Author Topic: XS750 to XS896 big bore  (Read 25499 times)

Offline Psycrow

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #100 on: Sep 06, 2016, 00:45:02 »
I realize the shocks will need to be tested out... they may not work well and need replacing eventually but for now they were an unbeatable price of free!! ;)

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Offline XS750AU

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #101 on: Sep 06, 2016, 01:10:38 »
Totally agree that they are well worth trying. At least they allow you to set things with that length of shock. The should be good quality, being OEM fitment. Are they rebuildable? You might be able to change springs and oil.
Cheers
Tim

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Yamaha XS750-2D
Yamaha XS896
Husaberg FE550
Yamaha TT250
Yamaha IT200N

Offline XS750AU

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #102 on: Sep 11, 2016, 04:16:33 »
Oil cooler sandwich plate weekend. It took a few hours of turning dials but I did get most of the sandwich plate done. All I need is the M18 fine taps to arrive to finish it off. After playing around with the design I did manage to get it down to 27mm. Pretty happy with the result.
“Engineering is the art of being approximately right rather than exactly wrong.”

Yamaha XS750-2D
Yamaha XS896
Husaberg FE550
Yamaha TT250
Yamaha IT200N

Offline Psycrow

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #103 on: Sep 11, 2016, 07:31:00 »
AU that's turning out very nice!

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Offline xb33bsa

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #104 on: Sep 11, 2016, 08:26:08 »
love it !!
that is some first class abo engineering m8

Offline XS750AU

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #105 on: Sep 18, 2016, 07:57:04 »
The 896 doner bike had been used for Speedway sidecar racing!!! So it needed some serious detabbing!!
With the general frame cleanup I fitted the rear hoop. One bit of an issue though. I did not realise when I bought the hoop that it was 304 stainless, WTF!!! No idea why you would want it out of stainless. Anyway the University of Youtube had the solution, and apparently you can tig weld 304 to mild steal by using a 309 filler rod. I also started on the mounting brackets for the oil cooler.
The shed is getting a bit tight with the frame for the 896 as well as the running 750!! I need to wheel the 750 out to work now.
Cheers
Tim
“Engineering is the art of being approximately right rather than exactly wrong.”

Yamaha XS750-2D
Yamaha XS896
Husaberg FE550
Yamaha TT250
Yamaha IT200N

Offline XS750AU

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #106 on: Sep 19, 2016, 07:20:32 »
It was a bit late, but I did a rego check today using the VIN number.
Turns out the bike has never been road registered. The original owner must have bought it specifically to do his speedway racing, and then it has sat in a shed for 35 years. Does not look like he did much racing either given the hone marks are in the original 750 cylinders.
The bottom line is that it has a clear record, the ADR plate for Australian compliance, so no problems to get road rego.
Cheers
Tim
“Engineering is the art of being approximately right rather than exactly wrong.”

Yamaha XS750-2D
Yamaha XS896
Husaberg FE550
Yamaha TT250
Yamaha IT200N

Offline Alex jb

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #107 on: Sep 19, 2016, 16:05:18 »
Zero mileage logged, nice!


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Offline XS750AU

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #108 on: Sep 22, 2016, 04:35:58 »
Unboxed a new toy today. I want to roll my guards out of aluminium so I bought a cheap English Wheel. And there is no doubt that you get wheat you pay for. The carriage which holds the anvil wheel is too wide, so the anvil will fall out! The main wheel does not have a "micro polish", it has been ground, but by what looks like 20 grit.
Nothing a couple of hours in the shed will not fix though.
“Engineering is the art of being approximately right rather than exactly wrong.”

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Yamaha XS896
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Offline datadavid

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #109 on: Sep 22, 2016, 09:43:32 »
Damn, that was rough even for china! ;)
I had great use of the sheet crimper as well when i did my front guard.