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Author Topic: '75 Yamaha XS500 Cafe Project - Open Throttle  (Read 94556 times)

Offline travstoll

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excellent!

Offline Big Rich

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Wow...... just wow.

I'm not normally a big fan of chrome (I'm cheap and like polished aluminum  :D), but that looks freaking........ wow

Offline JRK5892

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wow man that looks fantastic!!!
Joe
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recent builds: Hd street bob, TX cafe, KZ bratt, Goldwing tour, bratt wing, st fighter, road king, vriago bobber, chop, FXD, 1200 sporty, 1200xl sporty, GSXR, Royal enfield.. and more

Offline SrgtBear

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Thanks.  The engine is clearly the best looking part of the bike.  Now I really gotta do a nice job on the top end in order to balance things out.

I got some photoshop mach-ups i've been working on.  I'll put them up later tonight.
Ted

Kawasaki Kaiju (怪獣) - 79 KZ650 - 700cc Bore Cam Rocket - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=39748.0
75 Yamaha XS500B Cafe - Completed - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=14392.0
74 Honda XL 125 - Original - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=25706.0

Offline JRK5892

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what you going to do for pipes and intake? my V stacks are gone! could not get the bike running we are now going to up the pilot and go though the jets again trying to get it right. tuning this bike is a BEAR!
Joe
"your life is an occasion, Stand up to it"
www.thepowderpro.com

recent builds: Hd street bob, TX cafe, KZ bratt, Goldwing tour, bratt wing, st fighter, road king, vriago bobber, chop, FXD, 1200 sporty, 1200xl sporty, GSXR, Royal enfield.. and more

Damn ... thanks for making me feel bad about not showing my bike the same love.  Looks freakin' swank ... I hear fire engine sirens!
82 SUZUKI GS750T
65 HONDA S65

Offline SrgtBear

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what you going to do for pipes and intake? my V stacks are gone! could not get the bike running we are now going to up the pilot and go though the jets again trying to get it right. tuning this bike is a BEAR!

lovely...   I have pod filters for the intake.  I was original thinking of using some universal mufflers.  A Reverse Cone Megaphone Muffler or the Commando Style Megaphone.  On the other hand I really like the strait headers look or slash cut pipes, but it sounds like this bike really needs some back pressure.

Reverse Cone:


Commando Style Megaphone:
Ted

Kawasaki Kaiju (怪獣) - 79 KZ650 - 700cc Bore Cam Rocket - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=39748.0
75 Yamaha XS500B Cafe - Completed - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=14392.0
74 Honda XL 125 - Original - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=25706.0

Offline Big Rich

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JCWhitney sells some reverse megaphones that the end cap unbolts. That way you can pull the baffle out for "tuning"

Offline JRK5892

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my pipes have a full baffle in them and still are a bear... ill let you know what we end up doing on the tune. just sucks... the bike has been done over  year,  it is now in the hands of the 2nd tuner including myself, the carbs are spotless, have 5 up and 5 down jets from stock, vavles are set (very important on this bike) carbs are synced, timing is on... and just runs like crap, sticks high idol around 7 or 8g's dies out, just a bitch
problem is the tuner has had the bike for around 4 months and the swing arm is now rusted to hell, all the polishing work i did is getting worse and worse... just sucks... he is working his tail off (forum member as well) just be bike is not workign with us... hope that when we get rid of the V stacks it does it!
took her for a few mile run yesterday... now back to the begining... ha ha ha ooh well when it is done i can bring him another goldwing to dial in as i start on the next build

Joe
"your life is an occasion, Stand up to it"
www.thepowderpro.com

recent builds: Hd street bob, TX cafe, KZ bratt, Goldwing tour, bratt wing, st fighter, road king, vriago bobber, chop, FXD, 1200 sporty, 1200xl sporty, GSXR, Royal enfield.. and more

Offline Swagger

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It's your CV carbs Joe...I'm almost certain of it.
.....there's no way that little rice cooker is going 100m/h when the work need to get up to those speeds includes a big fuck off fairing shaped like a giant cock. ~Staffy

Weiner tetanus is nothing to scoff at. ~JustinLonghorn