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Author Topic: Cafe XV920R Mega-Build  (Read 15084 times)

Offline woodsv

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Re: Cafe XV920R Mega-Build
« Reply #50 on: May 07, 2017, 02:51:07 »
Awesome custom work. This is what it's all about!

Offline der_nanno

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Re: Cafe XV920R Mega-Build
« Reply #51 on: May 07, 2017, 05:14:39 »
I do like the frame work!
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Offline JAGspeed

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Re: Cafe XV920R Mega-Build
« Reply #52 on: Jun 09, 2017, 00:13:04 »
I did some more work on the seat. I glued in several pieces of foam and shaped it to form. I then covered it with a final thin layer of foam mat that helped keep it all together. I'll probably wait till I get closer to finishing the bike to get it upholstered so I don't have to worry about damaging it.
XS650 Tracker build Mod Style: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=48134.0
Cafe XV920R Mega-Build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=55864.0
CB750 Resto-Mod build:http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=58358.0

Offline hooligan998

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Re: Cafe XV920R Mega-Build
« Reply #53 on: Jun 09, 2017, 01:02:17 »
Fashionably late, but I'm in!  Very nice work!

Offline Popeye SXM

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Re: Cafe XV920R Mega-Build
« Reply #54 on: Jun 09, 2017, 20:04:28 »
I 2nd that! great build, love the lines of the tank/seat/ subframe

Offline MORK

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Re: Cafe XV920R Mega-Build
« Reply #55 on: Jul 26, 2017, 15:55:02 »
I hope this one didn't fade into obscurity. I have been liking where it's going.

Offline JAGspeed

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Re: Cafe XV920R Mega-Build
« Reply #56 on: Jul 26, 2017, 20:20:16 »
I hope this one didn't fade into obscurity. I have been liking where it's going.
Just stalled a bit on progress haven't had much time to work on it lately. I did make some panels that fit into the sub-frame have a couple pics of that. I also started on my under tail muffler I'll take some pics and post that soon.
XS650 Tracker build Mod Style: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=48134.0
Cafe XV920R Mega-Build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=55864.0
CB750 Resto-Mod build:http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=58358.0

Offline dakine_surf

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Re: Cafe XV920R Mega-Build
« Reply #57 on: Jul 27, 2017, 08:53:41 »
Really like the way that's looking, great work.

I see all these virago build with tons of "go fast" bits like modern suspension etc... but what about the motor, I seem to remember them feeling lazy and wheezy (tractor or diesel like). I only rode one a couple times but i always felt the motor just didn't "do it" for me... I guess my question to you virago guys is more about what guys are doing to liven up the power and make it rev a bit more?


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Offline JAGspeed

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Re: Cafe XV920R Mega-Build
« Reply #58 on: Jul 27, 2017, 11:19:45 »
Really like the way that's looking, great work.

I see all these virago build with tons of "go fast" bits like modern suspension etc... but what about the motor, I seem to remember them feeling lazy and wheezy (tractor or diesel like). I only rode one a couple times but i always felt the motor just didn't "do it" for me... I guess my question to you virago guys is more about what guys are doing to liven up the power and make it rev a bit more?

The virago motor makes a great street motor because it has a lot of torque. Never intended to race this bike but many guys have built the Yamaha TR1 to race which is essentially the XV920R. Same motor as the Virago only chain drive. There are several hop up parts for this motor, pistons, cams, carbs. I am planning on doing mods to mine.
Most guys that build Virago's just want something that looks cool and can ride on the street, plus I think this motor has a great look to it. But if you want more HP it is available at a price.
XS650 Tracker build Mod Style: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=48134.0
Cafe XV920R Mega-Build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=55864.0
CB750 Resto-Mod build:http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=58358.0

Offline dakine_surf

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Re: Cafe XV920R Mega-Build
« Reply #59 on: Jul 27, 2017, 11:29:10 »
Yeah I remembered it was good right off idle to about 3.4-4 and then just started to trail off and make more noise and not much else until about 6.5.

I sure some cams and more compression would liven things up a bit... I agree, it's a great looking motor especially with the modern suspension just "hanging" off either end


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