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Author Topic: SSSA USD XV750 Virago build Again  (Read 8044 times)

Offline spyra78

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Re: SSSA USD XV750 Virago build Again
« Reply #30 on: Aug 23, 2015, 19:51:26 »
So it's alive!
Started nicely :)



Offline spyra78

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Re: SSSA USD XV750 Virago build Again
« Reply #31 on: Aug 26, 2015, 09:11:04 »
ready. dialled in.


Offline FerousBastard

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Re: SSSA USD XV750 Virago build Again
« Reply #32 on: Aug 28, 2015, 10:21:33 »
Now this is something else..

Offline spyra78

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Re: SSSA USD XV750 Virago build Again
« Reply #33 on: Sep 04, 2015, 08:58:38 »
some details.






only leather seat left to do.

Offline canyoncarver

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Re: SSSA USD XV750 Virago build Again
« Reply #34 on: Sep 04, 2015, 14:05:59 »
Seriously cool metal work man.
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Offline XVRacer

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Re: SSSA USD XV750 Virago build Again
« Reply #35 on: Sep 04, 2015, 21:36:09 »
Have considered making rearsets for the XV, TR1 community?

Offline spyra78

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Re: SSSA USD XV750 Virago build Again
« Reply #36 on: Sep 11, 2015, 17:51:37 »
Have considered making rearsets for the XV, TR1 community?
Never thought about it really. But why not.
Do you like it?
Interested?

Offline XVRacer

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Re: SSSA USD XV750 Virago build Again
« Reply #37 on: Sep 11, 2015, 19:52:22 »
Never thought about it really. But why not.
Do you like it?
Interested?
Yes, possibly. There's a few tweeks I would need, like maintaining the overall OEM spacing/size and the ability to mount passenger pegs.

Offline DohcBikes

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Re: SSSA USD XV750 Virago build Again
« Reply #38 on: Sep 17, 2015, 16:02:10 »
Have you rode the bike at highway speed yet?

What if the rear tire grows enough to fill the minute space you left between it and the plate bracket? Contact at speed could make some sudden and extreme damage or injury.





Boy, she sure is low, and there isnt even a rider on it in the pics. What happens when you hit a significant wave in the road at speed? How about a low spot in a corner, where the bike is already squatting due to g forces? A sudden belly impact would likely be game over.

If the bike stays at the percieved ride height in the pics, it won't be safe at all to push it very hard. Sorry but it's blatantly obvious to anyone who rides hard.

Not criticizing, you do excellent fabrication work, but the chassis engineering looks a bit dangerous in the pics. It looks from here like you could damn near use the engine as a kickstand. Things are not always as they appear, so I am asking.
« Last Edit: Sep 17, 2015, 16:09:21 by DohcBikes »
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Offline spyra78

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Re: SSSA USD XV750 Virago build Again
« Reply #39 on: Oct 09, 2015, 09:56:47 »
It is low. Yes. But I previously had virago that low and had no problems riding it. The rear tire doesn't go that much to make contact with the bracket.
So far no ground contact on this one.
But :
Well... shit happens.

Crankshaft,  conrods and plain bearings went.
 So I bought another set plus changed the main bearing, oil pump chain, all the bolts and nuts replaced or zinc plated.  Bought new clips and spring for the starter.
Fixed it back together, dialed in and started. First try :)


So I hope to be on the road in days.
« Last Edit: Oct 09, 2015, 09:59:49 by spyra78 »