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

Offline JadusMotorcycleParts

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #120 on: Sep 30, 2016, 06:37:08 »
Hold on, did you just make that oil cooler plate yourself? :) you should seriously pat yourself on the back a few times, thats awesome work!

I agree.  Awesome skills there mate  8)

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #121 on: Sep 30, 2016, 10:41:30 »
But why not spin on filter when going to such trouble?

Got one of these for the CB
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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #122 on: Oct 01, 2016, 06:06:59 »
Hi Tune-A
The spin on works well on the CB as the filter sticks out the front almost horizontal. The XS oil filter unfortunately sticks down almost vertically and the spin-on filters appear to be a lot longer than the original.The spin on would be easier but just don't think it is practical. Thanks for the head's up.
The sandwich plate is almost finished now, just needs an O ring to seal on the adapter socket.
Cheers
Tim
« Last Edit: Oct 02, 2016, 06:15:25 by XS750AU »
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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #123 on: Oct 02, 2016, 07:05:15 »
The first road bike I bought was in China, when we were living there for a couple of years - more of a curio than anything. The Chang CJ750 was made from the original BMW blue prints - I think the Chinese were still using blue prints around 2005 when I bought it brand new from the factory. Got it back to Australia and I did ride it for a while, but the lack of reliability got too much in the end so it was sold. Some of the money funded the first XS750. Before we left China I did buy a few spares for the Chang and one part was a complete chrome headlight. I found it the other day and I am going to fit it to the XS896 with a Koso Multi function instrument. It will need new mounting brackets, as it is a long headlight!
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Tim
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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #124 on: Oct 09, 2016, 06:32:02 »
Rolling, rolling, rolling on Saturday. Spent a few hours with the English Wheel starting to make the front fender. Probably spent about 3 hours and have a few more before I get it to match the front wheel diameter.
Cheers
Tim
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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #125 on: Oct 09, 2016, 07:36:34 »
The Chang Jiang headlight is an inspired addition!

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #126 on: Oct 15, 2016, 04:32:25 »
Finally finished the oil cooler sandwich plate, by cutting an O ring groove where the adapter socket fits through to prevent any bleed through.

Then some more rolling -getting close. But I have learnt that if you try to speed up the process by applying more pressure only causes more problems. Slow and steady is the only option.
Cheers
Tim
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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #127 on: Oct 15, 2016, 05:22:21 »
Impressive work with the english wheel there! You've picked that up quickly!  What is your process?  You do any sand bag beating or edge shrinking first?

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #128 on: Oct 15, 2016, 08:46:21 »
In the end I did not get a shrinker, so it has all been on the wheel. It would probably be quicker if I did use a hammer and bag plus the shrinker. The radius is not quite tight enough yet but another hour I should be there. I have only used 2 different curved wheels to get it done.
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Tim
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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #129 on: Oct 15, 2016, 09:49:54 »
Awesome job, both machining and fenders!