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Author Topic: XS750 Cafe Racer  (Read 13119 times)

Offline semmins

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Re: XS750 Cafe Racer
« Reply #70 on: Aug 01, 2013, 18:38:19 »
Took the bike out again Tuesday it seems better every time I ride it
Decided to change the fork oil. I use ATF at first but the forks where a bit to stiff
So changed for 10w fork oil
Big improvement

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Re: XS750 Cafe Racer
« Reply #71 on: Aug 08, 2013, 13:24:36 »
The bike sold on ebay last week
A courier has just picked it up and should be in Austria next week

Offline m511y

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Re: XS750 Cafe Racer
« Reply #72 on: Aug 08, 2013, 13:42:35 »
How much did it sell for if you don't mind me asking?

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Re: XS750 Cafe Racer
« Reply #73 on: Aug 08, 2013, 19:03:49 »
You got a good price for it, saw it on ebay but never made the connection.

If your like me you'll be wishing never sold it but I needed to fund my next project.
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Offline semmins

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Re: XS750 Cafe Racer
« Reply #74 on: Aug 09, 2013, 04:58:34 »
The bike sold for £4300

The more I rode the more I liked it

Offline mikeyvet

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Re: XS750 Cafe Racer
« Reply #75 on: Dec 02, 2013, 19:52:45 »
I know this is an old thread so I hope you're still watching it.
I just bought an old XS750 Special last week as my next project and found this terrific build thread.
Just a quick question-I love the stance of this bike, did you lower the forks at all? I see that the rear shocks are 5mm shorter than standard.

Offline semmins

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Re: XS750 Cafe Racer
« Reply #76 on: Dec 03, 2013, 14:26:30 »
The forks where pushed up through the yolks by 25mm.
I'm not sure of the length of the original shocks.
The shocks that came with the bike were not original and were replaced like for like.
From memory they were 330mm between centres, but I'm not sure.
I hope this helps. Let me know how you get on.

Offline mikeyvet

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Re: XS750 Cafe Racer
« Reply #77 on: Dec 03, 2013, 21:27:42 »
Thanks for the reply.
It never ceases to amaze me that a small drop like 25mm can make such a huge visual difference. I'm finding that now with my current project, a KLR650 (what the?) that I initially lowered 120mm all round, found it looked too long and low and raised it back up 10mm and it looks a lot better.
Anyway, I won't get onto the XS till next year but if it ends up even half as hot as yours I'll be happy.

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Re: XS750 Cafe Racer
« Reply #78 on: Dec 04, 2013, 15:10:35 »
Thanks
Let know how it goes