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

Offline xb33bsa

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #130 on: Oct 17, 2016, 03:37:10 »
awesome work
the grinder and that centers fixture rig is a handy lashup, im a bit jelly over  you got a lotta stickout on the boring for that close oring groove she give ;less chatter shortened up a bunch but you know that
you must be testing us  8)
when you are up against work hardened aluminum sheet, you can anneal it easilly with acetalyne flame
first blacken the metal in the desire areas to anneal,black black as fook with pure yellow flame  no oxy
then go and with the torch flame nice and nuetral ,normal oxyweld flame ,pretty gently and evenly heat the black area well back 4-6'' or so ,off the hot cone flame, just keep evenly heating till the black burns off ,it burns off like magic,let it aircool , end result should be way  more workable
i didn't make it up its an old panel beaters trick probably the aircraft boys figgured that one out
it works i have used the method with success
« Last Edit: Oct 17, 2016, 03:55:58 by xtop20A »

Offline XS750AU

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #131 on: Oct 17, 2016, 03:58:09 »
Thanks for the advice. Must admit I was a bit lazy with the boring set. I had to clear the clamps, but I could have shortened it up a bit. The biggest error was the cutting angle being too aggressive. 20/20 hind sight ;D
I am in two minds about annealing it - I like the tough springy work hardened condition in the fender to make it more resilient in use. Probably should have annealed it earlier and then finished up with the hard final fender. Thanks for the process, will try it earlier on the rear fender.
Cheers
Tim
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Offline Karlloss

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #132 on: Oct 19, 2016, 17:36:23 »
Nice work on the fenders. What gauge sheet are you using?

Offline XS750AU

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #133 on: Oct 19, 2016, 19:04:44 »
1.6mm 5005 H34.
H34 is apparently half max hardness. After all the forming it has work hardened considerably.

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Offline XS750AU

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #134 on: Oct 24, 2016, 04:06:17 »
Did not get much done on the bike as the Snapper are in. Rough shitty weather but we still managed to get out at 5.00am in the rain and 20 knot wind to land a couple of fish ;D. This was the biggest at 72cm and 5.5Kg.
Cheers
Tim
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Offline Tune-A-Fish©

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #135 on: Oct 24, 2016, 09:11:15 »
Nice Snappy! other than that weather I would love to be catching some of this falls bounty... Blackened Snapper N corn balls!
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Offline Habanero52

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #136 on: Oct 24, 2016, 10:40:41 »
Great eating!!!!
Habanero52
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Offline XS750AU

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #137 on: Oct 25, 2016, 04:17:03 »
Nice Snappy! other than that weather I would love to be catching some of this falls bounty... Blackened Snapper N corn balls!
Tuna - any chance of getting your "Blackened Snapper & Corn balls" recipe? We got 15 meals out of this one and it is looking like a great season. Would love to give some Cajun a go.
Cheers
Tim







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Offline XS750AU

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #138 on: Jan 14, 2017, 04:35:06 »
Its been a long time! Too many distractions with fishing and summer holidays.
Great Snapper season this year and then summer holidays with the family. Great weather at the beach. Amazing how quick everyone can get out of the surf when a 3m shark came in for a closer look!!! :P
No luxury on the holiday, just camping in the caravan - refer photo. The photo of the beach was taken from the bar at the local pub  ;D, doing it tough.
Have done a little on the bike, laminated up the seat cushion.The cushion is made up of 3 different densities of foam. The top white, is low density, just fluff to make sure the trim fills out! The dark grey is a high density to support the occupant. The blue is very high density to catch you if you bottom out the grey.  Then I will take it to work and get out trimmers to finish it off. Work in the automotive industry, if you look at the interiors on the Tesla model S and model X you can see some of our work, the seats are our design! Not bad for down under ;D!!
I need to assemble the bike next and sort out how to route the exhaust system. Hope to chip away at it now, only problem is that I am off to Shanghai for 10 day with work  >:(
Hope we all have a great year.
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 JadusMotorcycleParts

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #139 on: Jan 14, 2017, 05:43:44 »
Mate, not the worst distractions I can think of!  Piss off with your lovely beach photos  ;D  We have been hovering around zero and feeling the bite of the wind here in the north.  My folks live on the Gold Coast and send me pics like yours of them at the beach.  JEALOUS!  Nice work o the Tesla trim as well!

Live it up and get what you can get done bit by bit  :)