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Author Topic: XS750 to XS896 big bore  (Read 14190 times)

Offline datadavid

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #150 on: Jan 17, 2017, 11:15:50 »
I may, if i dont get too drunk😁 never done it before so, will try to document it.

Offline Ryan Stecken

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #151 on: Jan 17, 2017, 11:54:08 »
I may, if i dont get too drunk😁

sounds like my weekend plans  :D

Offline XS750AU

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #152 on: Jan 29, 2017, 00:44:24 »
Little bit more work on the seat. Changed the top layer to the harder grey foam and then cut the wedge out of the pillion area to follow the upturn on the frame loop. Next it is off to work for skiving the foam to the final profile and making the trim cover.

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #153 on: Jan 31, 2017, 04:59:52 »
Little bit more work on the seat. Changed the top layer to the harder grey foam and then cut the wedge out of the pillion area to follow the upturn on the frame loop. Next it is off to work for skiving the foam to the final profile and making the trim cover.

Nice work on the seat!May I ask which kind of foam/density did you use?

Cheers

Offline XS750AU

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #154 on: Jan 31, 2017, 17:25:56 »
Ryan
The foam is open cell polyurethane that has been slab cut to 20mm thick. Hardness, we would specify at nominal 250N, but different suppliers and markets may specify in other ways. The trimmers have done a great job gluing and getting the foam ready to trim. The foam is now cut back to be 4mm out from the base plate edge, so that there is no visible read through from the base plate.

Offline XS750AU

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #155 on: Feb 25, 2017, 02:40:55 »
Had a bit of time today when I was getting the boat ready to go fishing tomorrow. The steering head bearings need replacing as they are rusted and pitted. The top one came out without trouble. The bottom one is being difficult. The issue is that I cannot get to the lip on the lower outer race to drive it out!!!! There are 2 groves, front and rear that are meant to expose the lip so you can drive it out, but even with the groves the lip is not exposed enough to get a drift onto it. Heat was no real help - did not get it hot enough to burn paint though.
Any one got any special tricks that I could try?
Thanks
Tim

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #156 on: Feb 25, 2017, 05:05:28 »
Make two or three tack-welds. That will distort the bearing cup sufficiently so it'll fall out under its own weight.
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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #157 on: Feb 25, 2017, 19:26:07 »
Make two or three tack-welds. That will distort the bearing cup sufficiently so it'll fall out under its own weight.

+1 this method works great.
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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #158 on: Feb 25, 2017, 21:07:34 »
+1 on the welding distortion plan.  Alternatively, you can take a Dremel or die grinder and a small cut off wheel and enlarge the two recesses originally intended to make a spot to use a drift to remove the original much wider race.  Then you can just tap the race out.  Depends on the gear you have on hand as both ways work well.  However, in the long haul, having the enlarged recesses will prevent frustration on the next bearing replacement.
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Offline XS750AU

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #159 on: Feb 25, 2017, 22:02:45 »
Thanks Gents
2 large tack welds and then a bit of a tap (did not wait for it to cool down - patience is not one of my virtues) and out it came. The larger welds gave me a spot to get the drift onto and a very small tap and bing it was on the floor.
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Tim
PS. Fishing was not too good = one flathead.

Offline datadavid

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #160 on: Feb 26, 2017, 05:25:27 »
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!
Next week i will be changing swing and wheel bearings! Can put it up in my build thread, or make a new one?

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #161 on: Feb 26, 2017, 06:58:00 »
Next week i will be changing swing and wheel bearings! Can put it up in my build thread, or make a new one?
Hey man!

Totally up to you thanks!

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #162 on: Feb 26, 2017, 07:00:09 »
Fishing was not too good = one flathead.

At the price flathead is fetching in Sydney that works out to be a good deal!

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Offline XS750AU

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #163 on: Jun 24, 2017, 04:43:19 »
It has been a looooooong time !!!!!!!!
Sorry about that. I am at the point where I really need to reassemble the bike so I can fit everything together and make up the exhaust. Did a little bit today on the rear fender. I have left it long at this point, until the final fittout, and possibly until the roadworthy!! In the photo from the rear you can see that I still need to do a little work to get the profile even. I am very happy with the way it is setting up with the rear loop, as it is creating grab handles.  The intended light is a new spare from an Yamaha IT, should go with the scrambler theme.

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #164 on: Jun 25, 2017, 06:22:25 »
I had to have the fork stanchion refurbished. I thought it was just a rechrome, but it turned out that the stanchions were slightly bent. Guess the PO must of had a DNF with his speedway at some stage!!!!!
I have just put them together without fitting the new seals.  Springs are only a couple of mm short of the nominal length, so no need to replace at this point. When I bought the bike there were no front calipers, once again Ebay provided. The final assembly with oil and seals will be when I have put the bike together completely including paint.