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Author Topic: XV920R - Fat and Low  (Read 5880 times)

Offline MORK

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Re: XV920R - Fat and Low
« Reply #60 on: Jul 24, 2017, 12:55:58 »
How did you manage to drill not one, but TWO holes in that sprocket? I'm going for the exact same setup with the nighthawk wheel as you but the front sprocket gives me headaches. Any advice?

I had picked up a set of cobalt drill bits - found a kit of 6mm - 1.5mm on amazon or something. They actually don't show really any wear after, and I had to use multiple steps.

The first hole the machinist tried and broke a bit so I had a pilot to start and that one cut through fairly easily curling off the metal until the back side and it more or less chipped away at it sending fleck of metal out rather than a nice ribbon.

It took an hour and a half of switching up bit sizes and boring out the smaller holes. I dont want to ever do it again.

Cutting oil, patience, and time are your friend. Once the sprocket started heating up, it seemed to take longer. The 2nd hole took forever compared to the first.

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Re: XV920R - Fat and Low
« Reply #61 on: Jul 25, 2017, 13:23:51 »
Removed some paint on the rear wheel to match the front. I think I made the right choice over all black.

Chain rivet tool arrives today so should be rideable tonight...


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Re: XV920R - Fat and Low
« Reply #62 on: Jul 25, 2017, 13:52:28 »
This thing looks great, man. I love the way the turquoise pops against the black. Top notch
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Re: XV920R - Fat and Low
« Reply #63 on: Jul 25, 2017, 19:11:10 »
Took 'er around the block and filled up the tank. I'll probably back out the preload on the rear and still have a few finishing touches, but oh man... that is a satisfying feeling.

Doesn't feel fat in the slightest anymore. And... there has been considerable effort in making it not low (like every Virago cafe build) I will have to think of a new name.

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Re: XV920R - Fat and Low
« Reply #64 on: Jul 26, 2017, 00:05:25 »
It's raining. I have a freshly completed Virago cafe bike. Let's ride! (Said no one ever...)




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Re: XV920R - Fat and Low
« Reply #65 on: Jul 26, 2017, 16:11:41 »
It had a bit of a stumble on heavy acceleration last night. New AP63's gapped at 0.028 and eliminated all vacuum lines to the mixture controller.

Still some very slight hesitation, but it's almost all gone.

Also a couple of the other pictures from last night.




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« Reply #66 on: Jul 27, 2017, 13:50:49 »


This is also one of my favorite garages built by a friend. In a corporate development you take a back alley between a pizza place and an office building, go through the service alley and there is this hidden driveway. Three double doors lead to a full bathroom/shower and kitchen/coffee bar and a back elevator up to the big corner office.

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Re: XV920R - Fat and Low
« Reply #67 on: Jul 29, 2017, 12:57:32 »
Is that a weathered garage door? Hot damn, I better park my recently completed bike next to it and take a picture immediately.


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Re: XV920R - Fat and Low
« Reply #68 on: Jul 31, 2017, 13:36:54 »
Broke out my shoe mirrors.


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Re: XV920R - Fat and Low
« Reply #69 on: Jul 31, 2017, 22:56:56 »
Pics of the bike look great!  How did that 17/34 gearing work out? Trying to figure out what gear to run on mine.
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