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Author Topic: Cafe XV920R Mega-Build  (Read 10383 times)

Offline JAGspeed

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Cafe XV920R Mega-Build
« on: Dec 20, 2013, 21:48:56 »
 So I finally got around to my XV920R project. I picked this bike up last year, but got sidetracked with my XS650 Tracker build. Just finished that one a couple of weeks ago. Now I can focus on this build. I have a lot of plans for this build so it could take a while, plus I need to out do my last build.
I want to try and build my own frame for this bike. I am going to use a modern front end ,swing arm and shock. Plan on some motor work as well, so I have my work cut out for me. Here are a couple of pics of what I am starting with as well as the bike after tear down.
XS650 Tracker build Mod Style: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=48134.0
Cafe XV920R Mega-Build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=55864.0
CB750 Resto-Mod build:http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=58358.0

Offline Rich Ard

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Re: Cafe XV920R Mega-Build
« Reply #1 on: Dec 20, 2013, 21:50:45 »
In, because I subscribe to every Virago project, god help me.

Are you going to use that tank? Why that one didn't go on all of the bikes of that generation I'll never know.
unplug the connectors from the harness and multimeter the shit out of them

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Offline beachcomber

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Re: Cafe XV920R Mega-Build
« Reply #2 on: Dec 23, 2013, 06:57:06 »
In, because I subscribe to every Virago project, god help me.

Are you going to use that tank? Why that one didn't go on all of the bikes of that generation I'll never know.

yes, us TR1 / XV / Virago builders have to stick together !!!!!!!!! The only way I can steal good ideas.

I toyed with the idea of a modded BMW K100 trellis frame, together with a telelever front end - would fit without too much aggro - but that was one of the projects I had to cull back in the Summer.
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Offline JAGspeed

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Re: Cafe XV920R Mega-Build
« Reply #3 on: Feb 12, 2014, 01:51:25 »
Found Me a front end. Courtesy of an 08 CBR600RR had to do some mods to the steering stem to make it work. Still need to hunt down lots of stuff before I start fabing things up.
XS650 Tracker build Mod Style: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=48134.0
Cafe XV920R Mega-Build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=55864.0
CB750 Resto-Mod build:http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=58358.0

Offline Cuba Libre

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Re: Cafe XV920R Mega-Build
« Reply #4 on: Feb 20, 2014, 03:59:25 »
In, because I subscribe to every Virago project, god help me.

I'm in too - probably for the same reason...

M.

Offline HollywoodMX

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Re: Cafe XV920R Mega-Build
« Reply #5 on: Mar 16, 2014, 18:46:20 »
If you need any help, let me know.

I went the motor route and knee deep in it. If I was to do it again I would have skipped out on doing the motor but it's too late now.
TR1 Build thread: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=54733.0
Xv920 Tracker thread: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=59754.15

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Offline bananas

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Re: Cafe XV920R Mega-Build
« Reply #6 on: Mar 16, 2014, 19:09:53 »
Love those Vtwins! Pretty sweet front end. Is it painted or did it come black?
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Re: Cafe XV920R Mega-Build
« Reply #7 on: Mar 16, 2014, 23:35:36 »
Love those Vtwins! Pretty sweet front end. Is it painted or did it come black?

The front end came black, I specifically wanted it that color.  Still gathering up several other components for this build. I think I spend as much time searching E-bay as I do working on this bike.
XS650 Tracker build Mod Style: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=48134.0
Cafe XV920R Mega-Build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=55864.0
CB750 Resto-Mod build:http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=58358.0

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Re: Cafe XV920R Mega-Build
« Reply #8 on: Jan 17, 2016, 22:35:11 »
Well if your wondering what happened to this build it got put on hold for a while for other projects and work. So I finally back on it again.
I have collected some parts for the build while it was sitting. I decided to use a RC51 Swingarm, wheels and rear suspension.
I mounted the bike in my frame jig and started sizing things up.Since I am building my own frame I decided to try and get a much better geometry for handling. I am going to try and get the front swingarm pivot as close to the countershaft as possible as well as get a pivot height that will work better to improve anti-squat characteristics. I will also give the swingarm more of an angle which will require me to raise the motor in the chassis. I removed the frame and sized up the RC51 swinger. Just need get it as close as possible and them do all the math to make sure it is correct.
XS650 Tracker build Mod Style: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=48134.0
Cafe XV920R Mega-Build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=55864.0
CB750 Resto-Mod build:http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=58358.0

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Re: Cafe XV920R Mega-Build
« Reply #9 on: Jan 18, 2016, 15:27:42 »
This should be pretty wild.  I'm glad you are getting back to it.
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