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Author Topic: HollywoodMX's xv920/TR1 Cafe super-dupe!  (Read 108331 times)

Offline HollywoodMX

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Re: HollywoodMX's xv920/TR1 Cafe super-dupe!
« Reply #10 on: Nov 09, 2013, 23:03:12 »
In. Overdone or not, the Benelli tank looks good on the v-twin. Nice work so far, though I'd suggest bracing your subframe a bit at the back.

Ya I planned on bracing it, was waiting on welding gas which I have now. :)

I kinda when a few directions today...

First thing first to make the rear the exhaust time to cut the frame! I will clean up and box the lower cut tomorrow. I did figure out a way to make the rear equal length. This is something a lot of people short cut in the xv920/750 builds. No body like screwing around with making custom exhaust cause of the room around the rear pipe. Cutting the frame and dropping the center stand creates all kind of room. :)
TR1 Build thread: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=54733.0
Xv920 Tracker thread: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=59754.15

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Offline HollywoodMX

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Re: HollywoodMX's xv920/TR1 Cafe super-dupe!
« Reply #11 on: Nov 09, 2013, 23:04:05 »
and then!
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Offline HollywoodMX

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Re: HollywoodMX's xv920/TR1 Cafe super-dupe!
« Reply #12 on: Nov 09, 2013, 23:11:08 »
Then I realized how hideous the enclosed chain is. I decided it had to go before any custom exhaust glory!

I also then realized how much I hate this enclosed chain system. What a mess taking that bitch off! So after taking it off I figure I would test the KZ wheels for shitz and giggles. They actually would work rear needs a custom spacer and a new rear brake, front needs a custom axle, a washer, kz spacer and the kz speedo drive.

It did sell me on the wire wheels but I'd rather go tubeless and the the xs650 swap.



TR1 Build thread: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=54733.0
Xv920 Tracker thread: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=59754.15

77 KZ1075 Supercharged - 81 Yamaha XV920rh (x2) - 06 YZ250 highly modified - 08 Hyabusa

"I live my life a 1/4 beer at a time"

Offline HollywoodMX

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Re: HollywoodMX's xv920/TR1 Cafe super-dupe!
« Reply #13 on: Nov 09, 2013, 23:13:26 »
wire wheels!!
« Last Edit: Nov 09, 2013, 23:18:59 by HollywoodMX »
TR1 Build thread: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=54733.0
Xv920 Tracker thread: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=59754.15

77 KZ1075 Supercharged - 81 Yamaha XV920rh (x2) - 06 YZ250 highly modified - 08 Hyabusa

"I live my life a 1/4 beer at a time"

Offline rundown

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Re: HollywoodMX's xv920/TR1 Cafe super-dupe!
« Reply #14 on: Nov 09, 2013, 23:21:54 »
I have to agree with Rich, that Bennelli tank is used a lot for a reason.

Offline hooligan998

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Re: HollywoodMX's xv920/TR1 Cafe super-dupe!
« Reply #15 on: Nov 10, 2013, 03:20:31 »
I'm not real familiar with XV mods, so I have to ask:  Is that frame mod structurally sound?  Will you leave it like that or tie it back together with some custom bracing?

Offline beachcomber

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Re: HollywoodMX's xv920/TR1 Cafe super-dupe!
« Reply #16 on: Nov 10, 2013, 04:32:30 »
I'm not real familiar with XV mods, so I have to ask:  Is that frame mod structurally sound?  Will you leave it like that or tie it back together with some custom bracing?

There's a whole 'nother thread somewhere about this !!

There's many arguments against from an engineering design viewpoint - and then there's Sepp Koch who successfully races with such a mod !

I'm in the naysayer camp - but that's just one opinion.
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Offline HollywoodMX

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Re: HollywoodMX's xv920/TR1 Cafe super-dupe!
« Reply #17 on: Nov 10, 2013, 11:57:52 »
I'm not real familiar with XV mods, so I have to ask:  Is that frame mod structurally sound?  Will you leave it like that or tie it back together with some custom bracing?

It's quite popular mod on the other side of the ocean where the TR1 is more prevalent. If you search TR1 cafe racer most of the TR1's you will see have the frame cut, even more drastically. The ones you don't see that way are the virago (shaft) versions of the cafe builds. People have been running those cut frame for donkeys years.

I do have a pretty trick idea to re-enforce it though. It will be partly functional but its going to be more for show than go. I want to build the exhaust first.
TR1 Build thread: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=54733.0
Xv920 Tracker thread: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=59754.15

77 KZ1075 Supercharged - 81 Yamaha XV920rh (x2) - 06 YZ250 highly modified - 08 Hyabusa

"I live my life a 1/4 beer at a time"

Offline HollywoodMX

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Re: HollywoodMX's xv920/TR1 Cafe super-dupe!
« Reply #18 on: Nov 11, 2013, 13:40:41 »
Yesterday I reconfigured the welder for gas, did some more grinding of the frame and some re-welding of the frame. I will take pics of that today. I salvaged the stock exhaust flanges and started on the front pipe.


TR1 Build thread: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=54733.0
Xv920 Tracker thread: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=59754.15

77 KZ1075 Supercharged - 81 Yamaha XV920rh (x2) - 06 YZ250 highly modified - 08 Hyabusa

"I live my life a 1/4 beer at a time"

Offline HollywoodMX

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Re: HollywoodMX's xv920/TR1 Cafe super-dupe!
« Reply #19 on: Nov 11, 2013, 20:20:35 »
TR1 Build thread: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=54733.0
Xv920 Tracker thread: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=59754.15

77 KZ1075 Supercharged - 81 Yamaha XV920rh (x2) - 06 YZ250 highly modified - 08 Hyabusa

"I live my life a 1/4 beer at a time"