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Author Topic: Nuckingfuts Custom Build (XV750 Done!)  (Read 32395 times)

Offline vbtravisd

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Re: Nuckingfuts Custom Build
« Reply #10 on: Oct 11, 2014, 09:07:20 »
Nice work with the TIG man!  I did my tank narrowing with an old 220 mig... so I have an appreciation for welding on tins.  Looking forward to seeing what you build here.
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Offline Nuckingfuts

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Re: Nuckingfuts Custom Build
« Reply #11 on: Oct 11, 2014, 13:29:38 »
Nice work with the TIG man!  I did my tank narrowing with an old 220 mig... so I have an appreciation for welding on tins.  Looking forward to seeing what you build here.

Thank you sir! Definitely having some fun with it.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce!

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Offline Nuckingfuts

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Re: Nuckingfuts Custom Build
« Reply #12 on: Oct 11, 2014, 13:34:14 »
In addition to the build progress I'm also faced with some build decisions that could take this project deeper into the rabbit hole. But before I get into that.....first some more progress pics.

Got the rear tank mount welded up, drilled and then installed a threaded nut insert. Then drilled & mounted the tank. Ended up with about 1.875" rise to the rear of tank.
 
The harder you fall the higher you bounce!

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Offline Nuckingfuts

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Re: Nuckingfuts Custom Build
« Reply #13 on: Oct 11, 2014, 13:38:06 »
Now that the tank mount is complete the rear subframe build can now begin. The original plan to fab up a permanent subframe was scrapped for a removable piece so that the rear shock can still be accessed.

Again, using a thread nut insert to construct the upper mounting point on the frame and using 304 SS for the subframe mounting plates should give plenty of beef to support my lard arse.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce!

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Offline Nuckingfuts

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Re: Nuckingfuts Custom Build
« Reply #14 on: Oct 11, 2014, 13:42:20 »
Here are a few more subframe progress pics. Decided to stay with the 304SS theme on the subframe rails. Next step will be to incorporate a substrate for the electronics to hide. Picked up a Shorai Lipo battery to keep it clean and light.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce!

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Offline Nuckingfuts

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Re: Nuckingfuts Custom Build
« Reply #15 on: Oct 11, 2014, 14:01:14 »
Don't you hate when a proverbial wrench is thrown into your plans?....even worse when you are the one who threw it in there. :slap:

Last week on one of my visits down to Da'Glass shop (aka Tommy's) I walked in and my buddy says "I've got something you need to check out" and takes me over to his toy storage of bikes/trucks/motors/other bad-ass'ery and he proceeds to point to a mid-year R6 and asked if I wanted to use 'that front end' instead?

We'll I woke up this morning before heading back to Da'Glass shop (remember, this is a week later and after MUCH progress has been made) and thought that this was probably the best route for this build....that is if it was going to be done the right way.

Well, that decision to go with the R6 front end probably set the build back almost two weeks of 'free time' progress which really sucked but by the end of the day it was feeling like the high road and ultimately the right decision. So, today was more of a demolition day more than anything which involved pulling out the plasma cutter and lopping off some nicely completed work.

I gotta say though, the mock up looks pretty sexy!
The harder you fall the higher you bounce!

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Offline Nuckingfuts

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Re: Nuckingfuts Custom Build
« Reply #16 on: Oct 11, 2014, 14:19:23 »
If you guys don't mind, I have a question regarding my decision to go with the R6 front end.

My intermediate plan is to use the stock mags (xv750 rear & R6 front) to get rolling but my end game is to get this build on spoked wheels. I've already got the rear spoked hub figured out but I'm looking for guidance on any known dual rotor 36 spoked hubs that are a direct fit to this 1999 R6 front end? Any insight or leads on answering this question will warrant a drink on me! Thoughts?
The harder you fall the higher you bounce!

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Offline PLAZACYCLEJOSH

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Re: Nuckingfuts Custom Build
« Reply #17 on: Oct 11, 2014, 14:40:21 »
Have you decided on a color scheme yet?
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Offline Nuckingfuts

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Re: Nuckingfuts Custom Build
« Reply #18 on: Oct 12, 2014, 00:53:29 »
I've got a few ideas floating around in my head but it's still up in the air.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce!

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Offline NMF

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Re: Nuckingfuts Custom Build
« Reply #19 on: Oct 17, 2014, 11:39:39 »
Subscribed! Looking for a Virago myself. The only thing holding me back is that I don't know how to weld. How much work was that rear subframe (Hour wise)?
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