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Author Topic: 78 XS 750...special to tracker/scrambler  (Read 4865 times)

Offline NoRiders

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Re: 78 XS 750...special to tracker/scrambler
« Reply #10 on: Jul 15, 2016, 08:44:40 »
It's looking tidy now. Tank could do with something, you're right. Yamaha stripes would work, maybe stylised and stretched a bit?

I've just compounded my rattlecan painted tank and it's come up rather well.

What's your plan for side covers?

Offline Psycrow

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Re: 78 XS 750...special to tracker/scrambler
« Reply #11 on: Aug 01, 2016, 15:39:31 »
Got antsy put some fuel in the tank and fired it up... cleaned up petcocks were leaking like a siv... local guy has several of these XS'S and gave me a couple of used ones off of a 850. left still has a small leak but they are way better than the two mismatched beat up ones I had. Took some cranking (I think my starter clutch is in need of some tlc and the starter switch is busted) but I got it running for the first time is over a year. Carbs will probably need another cleaning and a sync but she is growling pretty. Number 3 header is cooler than the other two tho so that will have to be investigated. Also I seem to have some bad connections in the loom as the lights don't always come on with the Key. I strongly suspect the manky looking non origional fuse box. I think I will cut it out and wire in individual weather proof inline mini blade fuses.
As for the tank I think Yamaha in white with some kind of vertical black stripe will do then I think I will distress it to make it look like painted on military lettering clear coat with some mat clear I have... I have the original left side cover so it will be cleaned up and used but the I'm missing left. I have an idea for a military surplus bag to be mounted in its place to give me some storage for paperwork and sunglasses and a tool or two.

Psy

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« Last Edit: Aug 01, 2016, 15:42:31 by Psycrow »

Offline Psycrow

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Re: 78 XS 750...special to tracker/scrambler
« Reply #12 on: Aug 25, 2016, 16:26:07 »
Some minor progress yesterday.  Front brakes installed and bled however the rear does not seem to want to bleed. Master seems like it's sealing but it's not pumping and filling the line..
Some minor bits painted black.
Curiserish slash cut exhaust was trimmed flat.

 
They were test fitted but will need be pulled back off for paint.
Most work was done on the seat. Old foam was reused with much trimming and shaping to the new made by me Fiberglass pan. (first time fiberglassing so be kind)


 
as it sits now.


Psy

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Offline XS750AU

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Re: 78 XS 750...special to tracker/scrambler
« Reply #13 on: Sep 07, 2016, 03:06:50 »
Hi Psy
You look a lot closer than me getting it on gravel. What tyres are you planning to get. There appear to be a reasonable selection for rears but not much for fronts!
Cheers
Tim

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Offline Psycrow

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Re: 78 XS 750...special to tracker/scrambler
« Reply #14 on: Sep 08, 2016, 13:21:33 »
Hi Psy
You look a lot closer than me getting it on gravel. What tyres are you planning to get. There appear to be a reasonable selection for rears but not much for fronts!
Cheers
Tim

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I'm looking at some combo of Shinko 804/805's or Kenda 700 series... have some issues finding a matched set in stock sizes however... tough to play with over sizes as well as there is very limited space between the tire and the drive shaft

Psy

Offline XS750AU

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Re: 78 XS 750...special to tracker/scrambler
« Reply #15 on: Sep 08, 2016, 19:08:52 »
Yes, a lot easier to get road tyres! Very difficult to find a 90/90 x19 for the front. Looks like it will end up being 100/90 up the front. The rear should being standard at 4.00 which is only 100mm! There are bugger all 18" rears down to 100mm. 110 and 120 are about as small as they go! What width are you going to try?
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Tim

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« Last Edit: Sep 09, 2016, 09:49:24 by XS750AU »
“Engineering is the art of being approximately right rather than exactly wrong.”

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Yamaha XS896
Husaberg FE550
Yamaha TT250
Yamaha IT200N

Offline Psycrow

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Re: 78 XS 750...special to tracker/scrambler
« Reply #16 on: Sep 09, 2016, 00:46:55 »
Not sure yet. Probably 100/90 on the front or 100/80 if I can find one. Rear is an issue. It has a set of Kenda Challengers on it now and the rear is a 120/90 and there is about 2/8s of an inch between it and the drive shaft. Ill update the thread when I decide.

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Offline JadusMotorcycleParts

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Re: 78 XS 750...special to tracker/scrambler
« Reply #17 on: Sep 09, 2016, 05:32:53 »
I got a 120 avon road rider on the one I built and it was tight.  But there was enough clearance and it rides real nice.  Pretty crazy that stock was only 4"/100mm.

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Re: 78 XS 750...special to tracker/scrambler
« Reply #18 on: Sep 09, 2016, 08:02:00 »
i´m so in for this!

Offline Psycrow

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Re: 78 XS 750...special to tracker/scrambler
« Reply #19 on: Sep 09, 2016, 08:35:12 »
wow Jadus where can i see more pics of that bike?!?

Psy

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