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Author Topic: Shafty Virago 750 USD/SSSA cafe/bobber  (Read 35353 times)

Offline spyra78

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Shafty Virago 750 USD/SSSA cafe/bobber
« on: Dec 19, 2012, 13:45:46 »
Hi to all!

started on it some time ago and here is what i got till now.
Its first time for me so please comment. All comments are welcome:)/ Learning everyday.

and here is the photostory:

started as a pretty stock:


had those two to choose of:


stripped it all down:


had to work on it a little to fit the front end:


fits nicely though:


then started on the engine:


cleaned and polished a bit:




done that as well:


then decided to not use the original swinger but this TTV SSSA one


first mockup:


then i made a stiff table to bolt the bike to it for the build time:


then i changed my mind and made a different jig to keep it level and plumb


made a swinger bracket and i finally could take it off of the jig


while working on wheels(polishing it) i mocked it up with the tires:
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and i quite like it :)

then made a bracket for the new shock and started on the seat- dont know how its gonna be mounted yet.\


thats how far i am so far


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what do you think guys?

good day to you all! :)
« Last Edit: Feb 02, 2013, 12:10:09 by spyra78 »

Offline ctluba

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Re: Shafty Virago 750 USD/SSSA cafe/bobber
« Reply #1 on: Dec 19, 2012, 14:16:20 »
Looks cool as hell, great work!! ;D

I am confused as to how you are going to get power to the rear wheel. Is that swinger / rear end a shaft set up? I cant tell in the pics. Are you going to convert to chain drive?? Really confused by the pics.

Anyway, good luck, very cool so far. 8)

Ok, the more I look at it, I think that swinger is a shaft set up, I think!!!! Does the virago shaft drive bolt right to it???
« Last Edit: Dec 19, 2012, 14:19:26 by ctluba »

Offline spyra78

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Re: Shafty Virago 750 USD/SSSA cafe/bobber
« Reply #2 on: Dec 19, 2012, 14:26:28 »
cheers! :)

the Honda NTV is a shaft drive also so Just had to fabricate the shaft with the Virago front splines and the NTV rear splines.


and here is how i want to hide the cables:


and the grips are leather:





Offline danejurrous

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Re: Shafty Virago 750 USD/SSSA cafe/bobber
« Reply #3 on: Dec 19, 2012, 15:00:26 »
More and more I see the viragos the more and more I like them, especially with a Shaft single side swinger. Can't wait to see how this beaut turns out!
81 GS750L - "it was my intention to "beat the 'L' out of it" - Buzznichols
79 xs650 Special II (chopping block)
82 xr500r
02 GSF1200S Bandit

Offline IndieSol

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  • "This one goes to eleven." -Nigel Tufnel
    • Project: Pariah
Re: Shafty Virago 750 USD/SSSA cafe/bobber
« Reply #4 on: Dec 19, 2012, 23:08:46 »
I dig it so far
BMW R100
XT350
CJ360 Cafe Project

Project: Pariah

Offline ctluba

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Re: Shafty Virago 750 USD/SSSA cafe/bobber
« Reply #5 on: Dec 20, 2012, 00:47:16 »
cheers! :)

the Honda NTV is a shaft drive also so Just had to fabricate the shaft with the Virago front splines and the NTV rear splines.



Was fabbing that shaft difficult?? Is it just cutting off the splines and welding on the other?? Conversion seems way over my head. Did you also have to build all that bracket / frame I see there to mount that arm to the bike?? Mad skills bro!!

And hey, what the hell tire is that?? Some sort of rain tread?? Looks cool. May steal that for my bobber!!!
« Last Edit: Dec 20, 2012, 00:50:06 by ctluba »

Offline spyra78

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Re: Shafty Virago 750 USD/SSSA cafe/bobber
« Reply #6 on: Dec 20, 2012, 08:58:14 »
Well... it was fairly easy to do it actually. I made one shaft out of two for now. Chopped them, drilled holes and made the thread so i could bolt them together inside(in the middle) then welded it together.(sorry i am not a native english speaker as u can c but hope u know what i mean)
 If everything will work okay then i will order a new onepiece machined shaft.

Yes i made the bracket/ swinger mount as well. Overengineered i guess. Prefere it a bit heavier and stronger. And i like that industrial look of the thick stock- it goes well with the big swinger i guess.
it is still going to be trimmed here and there to give it nicer look though.
cheers!

and yes, rear tire is a super rain Haidenau and the front rain metzeler.

Offline oldscotty

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Re: Shafty Virago 750 USD/SSSA cafe/bobber
« Reply #7 on: Dec 31, 2012, 23:11:17 »
looks cool! keep us posted!

Offline Ksch1232

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Re: Shafty Virago 750 USD/SSSA cafe/bobber
« Reply #8 on: Jan 01, 2013, 15:43:29 »
Very cool man.

Offline Bobbed_out

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Re: Shafty Virago 750 USD/SSSA cafe/bobber
« Reply #9 on: Jan 08, 2013, 23:44:29 »
Very cool looking bike. It has a big industrial machine kind of look to it...I really like it!
76 kz400- bobber project
75 cb360-cafe project
90 vfr750-???