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Author Topic: Project Shinjimei- 73 TX500  (Read 91617 times)

Offline two-smoker

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Re: Project 3 the Hard Way- TX500
« Reply #40 on: Apr 04, 2011, 01:44:52 »
Hey thanks a lot SrgtBear! I did get a copy of the Yamaha factory service manual printed out, but it's always good to share. I've read your whole build thread, btw, and it's truly a big compliment that you approve of my project.
« Last Edit: Apr 26, 2011, 19:11:32 by two-smoker »
"I suppose I'd say.... BOLLOCKS! But that's pretty much a reflex for me."

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Offline two-smoker

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Re: Project 3 the Hard Way-New Pictures!
« Reply #41 on: Apr 07, 2011, 01:14:46 »

The new (to me) tank I picked up off another forum member. It's a 78 XS500 tank. I think the style suits a cafe racer much better than the original did. If you look closely, you will also notice something new just underneath said tank.
My new Mikuni VM30's! If you look even closer, you'll see a bit of green at the flange. That is a glimpse at the adapters I made to bring the OD up to the same as the original carbs.
I still need to replace the right side engine cover (it's cracked) and the kickstarter return spring. I'm also working on the seat section. It appears it will not fit without removing some bits.
You can see the issue here. No worries. I have a new die grinder.  :)
« Last Edit: May 02, 2011, 14:58:56 by two-smoker »
"I suppose I'd say.... BOLLOCKS! But that's pretty much a reflex for me."

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Re: Project 3 the Hard Way- RUNNING!
« Reply #42 on: Apr 08, 2011, 21:20:05 »
Don't know if this link will work, but if it does.... Check it! I got the dirty bitch running!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtube_gdata_player&v=UtNVQAS1aFc
« Last Edit: May 28, 2012, 11:49:51 by two-smoker »
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Offline two-smoker

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Re: Project 3 the Hard Way
« Reply #43 on: Apr 12, 2011, 11:46:33 »
Well, looks like this is going to go down a slightly different path than intended. For those that don't  already know, I lost my job. Of course, that means my budget is shot, and I can't do all the things I wanted. At least not right away. So, I'll be doing what I can with the parts I already have (having 2 parts bikes is a blessing in this case) and trying to use all the extra time I now have to good effect. 
Oh, and if anyone wants a 74 TX500 parts bike, let me know. I'm taking all the original locks off my bike and putting them on the better parts bike, and putting the other motor in as well, so it'll be complete minus title. Just saying.
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Re: Project 3 the Hard Way
« Reply #44 on: Apr 12, 2011, 12:37:19 »
I am sorry to hear about the job buddy.  I may want some of those parts if they are up for sale.  I could probably use an undamaged swing arm.  I wanted to powder coat mine but I painted it instead because it had a few small dents which i filled in.  It's probably gonna get chipped away at eventually.

I also need the rubber grommets for the side covers.  I have a few but I can't locate a couple of the top pieces and specific missing the bottom piece that they snap into.

 
« Last Edit: Apr 12, 2011, 13:14:42 by SrgtBear »
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Re: Project 3 the Hard Way- 73 TX500
« Reply #45 on: Apr 26, 2011, 18:49:34 »
I don't have any pictures this time around, but just a little update. Since the parts bike I'm keeping didn't have keys, I transferred all the locks and guages to it from my bike. I wasn't going to use them anyway. Clipons are on order from DCC, as well as throttle assembly, grips, and headlight ears in black. Also, I snagged a second throttle cable off a junkyard bike, since for some reason the one that came with my Mikunis hangs up a little.
So she's half dis-assembled again, awaiting new parts, after which I'll finish the wiring and chop up the frame a little to better suit my needs. No more centerstand, no seat hinges or lock, shortening the rear subframe about 8 inches.
Oh, and I've got a surprise in store regarding my ignition... Since I HATE points... Lol. Prepare to be amazed!
« Last Edit: Apr 28, 2011, 02:03:29 by two-smoker »
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Re: Project 3 the Hard Way
« Reply #46 on: Apr 26, 2011, 18:59:01 »
I'm excited to see what happens with the ignition, I would love to dump my points system when the time comes.

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Re: Project 3 the Hard Way- 73 TX500
« Reply #47 on: May 12, 2011, 23:29:24 »

Just a small update. I went ahead and lopped off the rear frame section so I could finalize placement of my new seat section/reserve tank and get cracking on the fiber glass. I also managed to make a trade with another forum member so I am now running VM32's, as opposed to the previous 30's. (thanks AimSmall)
 I'm mostly stuck right now waiting on parts from DCC (clipons, throttle assembly and grips, headlight ears) so progress is limited, but I'm doing what I can. I'm on the hunt for a CBR600f3 right front rotor and a FZ600 master cylinder so I can finish my front brake setup, but it's not like I can install it without bars anyway.... Other than that, I'm ready to buy the parts for my own design of electronic ignition, but unemployment doesn't pay well enough to let me do that yet... On the plus side, it should only cost around 70 bucks and a little fettling, so it beats Newtronic in both cost and percieved reliability.
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Re: Project 3 the Hard Way- 73 TX500
« Reply #48 on: May 18, 2011, 14:05:35 »
Pertronix or other car systems have been used in the past.  I often modify DYNA S systems as long as I can get them at the right price (cheap).  I have also used systems off GS twins and 4s which are usually quite cheap.

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Re: Project 3 the Hard Way- 73 TX500
« Reply #49 on: May 18, 2011, 21:32:53 »
Yeah, you got me... I was planning on using some Pertronix components. After some closer inspection I'm not as sure it would fit. I'm thinking compufire might work a little better. We'll see now that I've got a spare timing plate and advance mechanism to work with.
« Last Edit: May 19, 2011, 23:13:49 by two-smoker »
"I suppose I'd say.... BOLLOCKS! But that's pretty much a reflex for me."

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