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Author Topic: '75 Yamaha XS500 Cafe Project - Open Throttle  (Read 94574 times)

Offline JRK5892

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on my pipes i have torque cones in there



then baffels, the pipe is expanded to fit the baffle and work. so i have the pressure i need


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Offline Swagger

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Yup, if you're dead-set on running CV carbs then you really do need the stock airbox. You can tinker with them and get them to run ok but only ok.

If you swap to mechanical slide carbs like the VM Mikunis, and FRS series etc.....then you can easily tune for pods and/or velocity stacks.
« Last Edit: Jul 19, 2010, 20:45:36 by Swagger »
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Offline JRK5892

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ahhh looks like i need to look for some carbs! i cut all my stock mounts off for the air box so that is a no go... we are going to try with the pods and take it from there. sucks i want to ride this sucker and it looks awesome but has never really run on point!
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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Re: 1975 Yamaha XS500B Cafe Project (TX500) - Mach-Ups
« Reply #63 on: Jul 19, 2010, 22:28:01 »
Okay now I am really going to need everyone's opinion on this.  I got two mach ups going in photoshop. red/black, red/silver.  I hate the side cover but it is needed to hide the junk.  Oh I should probably mention the top view will include a racing strip or two that match.

What color scheme woos you? and... is there anything missing you would suggest...for example the side cover, which i think is kinda dull right now.

The second image has the reverse cone exhaust I was thinking about.  Like, dislike?

Red/Black:


Red/Silver
« Last Edit: Jul 20, 2010, 00:55:37 by SrgtBear »
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 beachcomber

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Bear, that bikes looking awesome - credit to ya.

Red and White gets my nod [ Off White / Old English White / Cream ???]

BTW - you could always use an oval race plate on the side panel - or make something up?

This is the second bike I bought last week - as you can see, the PO had already started to go down the Flat Tracker route.

"if at first you don't succeed, you've already been a failure once"

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Offline SrgtBear

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I found a picture of this guy's 76 Yamaha XS500 and I had to share. 

Just remember, when your XS gives you problems don't worry, because you could be riding this.
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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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Re: 1975 Yamaha XS500B Cafe Project (TX500)
« Reply #66 on: Jul 21, 2010, 11:17:39 »
i like hte red and black
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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 beachcomber

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Re: 1975 Yamaha XS500B Cafe Project (TX500)
« Reply #67 on: Jul 23, 2010, 05:32:43 »
My new project shown above is on pods and shortie meggas and runs OK. It's been stood for a year, so could benefit from stripping and cleaning the carbs no doubt.
However, I don't poarticularly like the look of the CD carbs. and was looking at alternatives, Mikuni, Amal, Dellorto.
Does anyone have experience with such a swap?
"if at first you don't succeed, you've already been a failure once"

" we're not going back to the sixties - we never left "

"yep, nostalgia ain't what it used to be"

"I used to be indecisive - now I'm not so sure"

Offline twinrider

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Re: 1975 Yamaha XS500B Cafe Project (TX500)
« Reply #68 on: Jul 30, 2010, 15:59:22 »
great built on the way! I like the way you did the engine, super clean and that extra chrome bling make some accents on bike as a whole.

I'd do the black and red as well, as it will compliment the black hubs... 

Offline SrgtBear

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Re: 1975 Yamaha XS500B Cafe Project (TX500)
« Reply #69 on: Jul 30, 2010, 16:03:20 »
great built on the way! I like the way you did the engine, super clean and that extra chrome bling make some accents on bike as a whole.

I'd do the black and red as well, as it will compliment the black hubs... 

Thanks, the paint has been such a hard decision.  I agree on the black complimenting the hubs, but I had my eyes set on one of Carpy paint scheme for the longest times.  Here's the pic below.  My picture drawing didn't do justice.  I am unoriginal by stealing this but whatever.  What do you think about this paint job?



Still red and black?
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