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Author Topic: XS750 to XS896 big bore  (Read 14189 times)

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

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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  :)

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #140 on: Jan 14, 2017, 10:12:54 »
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



Cajun Black Dust: Make extra and save for up to 6 months in a saved spice jar.

    1 teaspoon Paprika
    1 teaspoon Onion Powder
    1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
    1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
    1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
    1 teaspoon Dried Oregano/I sometimes replace with cilantro, the ladies love it
    1 tablespoon Sea Salt

I don't dust the fish with season, but you can do it how you like. I like to squirt a teaspoon or so of peanut oil (vegie if allergic) in an iron skillet then add a chunk of butter (real not yellow plastic goo) over medium heat and add the spices to toast in the juice until it gets your drool going from the smell, then let cool in a glass bowl.

Make up the corn balls while the season batch is cooling.

1/2 white cornbread 1/2 yellow (one is sweet and one is neutral) best to use corn from the cob but thawed frozen is good also. Now in that same pan uncleaned add the corn, should be enough of the season to lightly flavor the corn, remove and let cool while mixing the dough.

The dough is however much you want to make. Add the dry into a glass bowl, add corn (this is tricky too much corn and they may break) like 1/4 cup corn to a cup of dough  add 1/3 the amount of water or chicken stock the batch calls for on the package add one egg or two if for more than a dozen. In the end the mix should hold a shape but not too dry.

I don't like to waste oil or have too much to get rid of so I use a medium sauce pan and deep fry them 4 at a time, you need to have the oil as close to 350deg as you can too hot and the middle is raw to coold and you have grease balls... deep fry until dark almost chocolate dark but not burnt... = Yum.

Prep the fish by patting dry with paper towels and on the skin side score the fish gently one way 3/4in apart and 1/8in deep don't cut deep at all.

Use a soup spoon and your fingers to spread the season on the fish, not too much or it will be salty. That pan should be both seasoned and just wiped clean for the fish, add a small squirt of oil, add a pat of butter (remember the fish has all this on it already we just don't want things to stick) bring the heat on and as soon as it starts to flash the butter add the fish skin (removed) side down and turn down a bit... very important not to turn too soon 4-5 minutes then flip and cook for 2 minutes 3 if you like it really well.

If you serve rice with the dish, you can now use the drippings to make a sauce to die for... heat the dirty pan add a little butter then in a measuring cup add 1-1/2 cups milk add 1tbs of flour and 1/2 tsp of the dry season stir vigorously and pour into the pan, stir with a whisk until the pan has given back all those seasons and fishy juices, pour into a bowl use a rubber spatula to get it all.

Rice 2-1 water rice, add 1 tsp oil to pot, pinch of salt add water and boil, add rice and cook for 18 minutes on lowest setting, turn off and don't open until ready to plate... ladle a small pond of sauce (taste first) onto the plate, open rice and fluff with a fork, using a small glass bowl just lightly rub a littl butter in the bowl with paper towel and fill with rice packing lightly, turn over onto the sauce and the butter will release a perfect pile of yummy every time  :o add a blackened filet, drizzle a tiny bit of sauce on the edge of the fish, drop a few balls on the plate and you my friend have made someone very happy.

Enjoy  ;D
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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #141 on: Jan 14, 2017, 17:21:10 »
Thanks Tune-A, cannot wait to try it, pity I am off to Shanghai today!!

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #142 on: Jan 14, 2017, 18:21:51 »
Thanks Tune-A, cannot wait to try it, pity I am off to Shanghai today!!

Oh? well go down into the ghetto and get a fresh and hot whole Peking Duck and take it back to the room and devour that thing!
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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #143 on: Jan 15, 2017, 02:39:35 »
Yep, the Chinese do a great duck.
Managed to get a bit more done. Made up the seat pan out of 4mm 5083 ally, would have preferred 2.5, but I had 4.0 not 2.5, might have to mill a few slots to lighten it a bit. I am going to try and come up with a clip in seat, using the slotted grommets that are used to hold the standard side covers.
Also having second thoughts on the white foam as it is just collapsing (as intended) but the single layer (20mm) of the high density (grey) foam is bottoming out too much  >:(. Think it will end up with just 2 layers of grey. :D
Cheers
Tim

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #144 on: Jan 15, 2017, 06:15:58 »
Nice work, I am building an XS750 sidecar (almost done with the engineering side to be honest), but I really have to build a different seat, so I shall follow your build closely as I want to do something a lot more classic, like the one on a SR500/XS650.

Oh and I might have to look for an English wheel as you make that look way too easy.
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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #145 on: Jan 16, 2017, 04:14:32 »
Hi Nanno
I had a Chang sidecar and sold it and bought my first XS750. I just could not get comfortable on twisty roads with a sidecar!
With the English wheel I am an absolute novice. If you look on the university of Youtube there are some guys who can do amazing work. My front guard is close, but not good enough yet. The curvature is not correct, I need a 20" diameter and it is at  about 22". I might need to get a thickener onto the sides to pull it around! The center of the guard has thinned down from the 1.2mm stock to 0.8mm from working with the English Wheel. It has work hardend very well and is rigid and  springy.
Cheers
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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #146 on: Jan 16, 2017, 05:36:45 »
It takes a while to get the hang of sidecar'ing. Partially it's also a tribute to the weather overhere, we measure snow in feet and not inches and usually it's about three to four months a year where riding solo just isn't an option (for me at least). And neither is not riding at all.

Yes, I'll have a closer look at some of those videos on youtube. So far I haven't really done much sheet metal work in my life, only structural stuff. (I am trained engineer originally!) But I am looking forward to the challenge.

Not trying to divert anybody from your build, but in case you're interested about my build, have a look at my blog, which is linked in the footer below.
« Last Edit: Jan 16, 2017, 06:44:08 by der_nanno »
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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #147 on: Jan 17, 2017, 02:37:55 »
Hi Nanno
Good to see the work of another Yamaha fan! Love the manifold  work. From what you have done, sheet metal will not be difficult for you.
Cheers
Tim

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #148 on: Jan 17, 2017, 03:08:44 »
Well, at least your seat wont break! If i had you weather i would probably not do much but the garage is warm and the xs is getting new swing arm bearings while its still freezing here.

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #149 on: Jan 17, 2017, 10:43:10 »
Well, at least your seat wont break! If i had you weather i would probably not do much but the garage is warm and the xs is getting new swing arm bearings while its still freezing here.

Hey data!
I´ll be down that road too sooner or later on my build. is there a way that you cover changing the bearings in your XS thread?

cheers!