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Author Topic: Ugly Punx XV1100  (Read 23664 times)

Offline canyoncarver

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Re: "Vicious" Ugly Punx XV1100
« Reply #120 on: Apr 18, 2017, 23:16:14 »
I dig the little fairing.  The carbs are a smart mod too.  Nice stuff.  As for the testing, you have a good digital volt meter right?

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Re: "Vicious" Ugly Punx XV1100
« Reply #121 on: Apr 19, 2017, 00:56:04 »
Nope. I have access to one though. I will need to do a bit of research I think.
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

Way to many build and half done projects to list here.
Sr250, Gs750, Z50A, XV1100, A10, Z160A.

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Re: "Vicious" Ugly Punx XV1100
« Reply #122 on: Apr 19, 2017, 01:07:02 »
Voltmeter solution:  https://goo.gl/YcZfjr

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Re: "Vicious" Ugly Punx XV1100
« Reply #123 on: Apr 23, 2017, 21:01:27 »
Alright it is running on both cylinders now. I had changed the manifold clamp and spark plug and adjusted the carb settings and she sprung to life. I think it is a little rich on idle so I have plenty more tuning to do. Waiting on my throttle cable to arrive and I need to make adaptors to fit the carbs to the "air box" frame.

I also need to fab a bracket to mount the fairing to and shorten the brass part of the speedo hub so my acewell pick up will work.

Going to have a go at making a new exhaust that will fit around the Rear sets this afternoon. Just need to get my welder going again.
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

Way to many build and half done projects to list here.
Sr250, Gs750, Z50A, XV1100, A10, Z160A.

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Re: "Vicious" Ugly Punx XV1100
« Reply #124 on: Apr 24, 2017, 04:23:53 »
I made a new exhaust.

It looks crap.

No pictures.
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

Way to many build and half done projects to list here.
Sr250, Gs750, Z50A, XV1100, A10, Z160A.

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Re: "Vicious" Ugly Punx XV1100
« Reply #125 on: Apr 25, 2017, 03:02:40 »
Did a bit more work. This is an old triumph muffler that is the same as what is on my SR250, just the other side of the pair.

I cut up the first set of pipes I made to make this. The hardest part was cutting the bevel out of the pipe to join both together. It has a few leaks I have been chasing. My old "gasless mig" can poop out some ok welds on the of occasion but most need cleaning up with the flap disk.




This needs a lot more work but I have gone through my flap disk and the shops are closed.
Planning on painting this and the front header flat black.
« Last Edit: Apr 25, 2017, 03:50:59 by Brodie »
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

Way to many build and half done projects to list here.
Sr250, Gs750, Z50A, XV1100, A10, Z160A.

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Re: "Vicious" Ugly Punx XV1100
« Reply #126 on: Apr 25, 2017, 06:26:13 »
Just drew up a cad image for a mounting plate for the fairing. Going to get one of the guys at work to cut it from stainless for me and hopefully I can get the thing mounted before the weekend.

I still need to reduce the length of where the speedo drive meets the cable as the new digital pickup is shorter than the original. About half an inch needs to be removed so I was going to give that a go tomorrow.
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

Way to many build and half done projects to list here.
Sr250, Gs750, Z50A, XV1100, A10, Z160A.

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Re: "Vicious" Ugly Punx XV1100
« Reply #127 on: Apr 29, 2017, 22:44:43 »
I finished glueing the seat foam. I am not happy with the lump in the front but I am hoping it will be hidden once the cover is made.


Filled a few holes in the exhaust and painted it. Looks good enough until I can have a new system made.



I am still undecided on if I should go for a metallic green or just flat for the bike but I am leaning toward metallic.

Thinking of painting 2 stripes, one smaller, across all the panels. It will be hard to keep them inline but should be a nice accent. Going to go gold for them.

Still waiting on a few parts for the intake before I give it a run. Don't want to suck anything in to my new carbs that shouldn't go there. I need to have the throttle cable shortened as well. New bars are on the way that are a slight bit higher than the current set.
« Last Edit: Apr 29, 2017, 22:46:54 by Brodie »
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

Way to many build and half done projects to list here.
Sr250, Gs750, Z50A, XV1100, A10, Z160A.

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Re: "Vicious" Ugly Punx XV1100
« Reply #128 on: May 21, 2017, 04:48:53 »


I had forgotten to post a picture with the fairing fitted. It has been slow going the past few weeks. I hope to have it painted soon and am about ready to try and make a seat cover myself.

China is still to provide me with the parts I need for my intake and I need an adaptor made to allow me to use the speedo drive for the acewell. Had to wait for a M12x1 die to come in the mail.
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

Way to many build and half done projects to list here.
Sr250, Gs750, Z50A, XV1100, A10, Z160A.

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Re: "Vicious" Ugly Punx XV1100
« Reply #129 on: May 27, 2017, 02:51:19 »


Paint is on the front fender and tank. I followed the directions from the rattle can bling page. Very lumpy finish but the thread calls for a light sand after because of this.
I am going to give the 2k clear a go. Not sure how rattle can 2k will play out. But I am short on cash most of the time and won't fork out for a pro job. So the XV is now an "Unclean Green Thrilling Machine"

I have some gold Yamaha tuning for logos to go either side of the tank and an extra. I was thinking the extra may just go on the rear fender. This green should tie in well with the planned brown seat cover.

One of the boys at work made up the speedo hub adapter I needed and in my excitement I stuck it straight back in without taking a picture. It is just s short piece of brass with a M12x1 thread. Yet to test if the Acewell reads correctly but there have been a few handy speed reader signs put up around my area. Anything over 50 and they swap to "SLOW DOWN" so I should be able to see how accurate it is at least.

I am still waiting on a light for the low fuel indicator and still need to remove and prep the fairing and rear fender but 1 step closer is better than none. I also need to buy some black finter foam to replace the red as that stand out like.. well..
This also applies to the red levers I decided on when this was going to be a different style build. I would like to find a larger master cylinder to suit this bike so new levers and such will be down the road a bit further.
« Last Edit: May 27, 2017, 05:07:56 by Brodie »
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

Way to many build and half done projects to list here.
Sr250, Gs750, Z50A, XV1100, A10, Z160A.