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Author Topic: Nuckingfuts Custom Build (XV750 Done!)  (Read 32392 times)

Offline claytonisbob

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Re: Nuckingfuts Custom Build
« Reply #20 on: Oct 17, 2014, 13:21:14 »
I'm doing a similar build. As far as R6 spoked wheels go I don't think there are any direct swaps. What I went with (I have a inverted fork R6 front end) with some XS650/TX500 36 spoke hubs, custom wheel spacer(s) I made and ducati rotors. I found some bearings from allballs that were the correct od for the hubs and correct (I think 22mm) id for the r6 axles. For now I'm just doing a single disk since I figured that's probably going to be more powerful than the stock dual disks. The Ducati disk is a direct bolt on to the hub, I just made a spacer to get the disk lined up with the caliper and some spacers to get the wheel centered.

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=60252.0

I looked for a while for XS650 hubs and they were running kind of expensive on ebay, then I realized the TX500 is as far as I can tell the same. They're much cheaper on ebay because it's less desirable than the xs650 stuff
« Last Edit: Oct 17, 2014, 13:22:53 by claytonisbob »
1986 Honda VF500F (sold)
1997 Ducati 748
1992 Suzuki 750/B12
1981 Yamaha XV920R Build!

Offline rundown

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Re: Nuckingfuts Custom Build
« Reply #21 on: Oct 17, 2014, 20:07:53 »
Wow, another Virago build and it looks to be a good one, watching intently.

Offline claytonisbob

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Re: Nuckingfuts Custom Build
« Reply #22 on: Oct 17, 2014, 20:17:48 »
Oh, forgot to mention supermoto wheels. It'd probably be a lot more affordable to get a 3.5x17" hoop already laced up to a SM wheel than to an older hub (if I end up going that way I'll have to get some $300+ Excel rims with custom spokes... not cheap). Keep in mind tire height though if you go the 17" route. You'll be better off with the non inverted forks since they're longer in the first place.
1986 Honda VF500F (sold)
1997 Ducati 748
1992 Suzuki 750/B12
1981 Yamaha XV920R Build!

Offline Nuckingfuts

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Re: Nuckingfuts Custom Build
« Reply #23 on: Oct 20, 2014, 00:12:23 »
Clayton, good stuff! Let me digest over next few days and get back with a thoughtful response. Work is nipping at my heels, ugh!
The harder you fall the higher you bounce!

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Offline Nuckingfuts

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Re: Nuckingfuts Custom Build
« Reply #24 on: Oct 31, 2014, 01:15:02 »
Finally was able to come up for air from work and have some fun time with the project and a parts that have been trickling in.

Shifted gears to focus on this new front end set up, fitting the new light with integrated signals is going to be the ticket. Still waiting for the new bucket from DCC so I started in on the R6 brakes. They needed a full tear down and cleaning so I have confidence when the time comes to steer-wit-da-rear and back it in. ;D New seal kits all around, polished pistons and some sintered pads should bring back the butter.



The harder you fall the higher you bounce!

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Offline Nuckingfuts

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Re: Nuckingfuts Custom Build
« Reply #25 on: Oct 31, 2014, 01:31:07 »
I've got wheels coming out of my ears and need to get on the stick. Next up I had to start breaking down the wheels I got from other various viragos so I can convert to spokes.

Not sure if the hoops have any value but the stock spokes are toast so time to crank up the AC/DC and make some sparks.

 
The harder you fall the higher you bounce!

XV750 Build Thread: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=62943.0

Offline Nuckingfuts

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Re: Nuckingfuts Custom Build
« Reply #26 on: Oct 31, 2014, 01:42:25 »
After freeing the 30+ year enslaved hubs I had to take some measurements to get the offset I'll need for the new wheels. Since I don't have a stock offset to go by I decided I'll just use the frame centerline and measure from there to the brake hub side. Time to bust out the trusty laser. Yep I know what y'er thinkin'.... lasers, sparks n' Angus on the axe.....that's how we roll in this garage.

Took a few minutes to get a line from the stem center back down the middle of the stock tire (which was actually left of the frame center by quite a bit) then swapped out to the spoked hub to get a final value. All good!
The harder you fall the higher you bounce!

XV750 Build Thread: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=62943.0

Offline Nuckingfuts

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Re: Nuckingfuts Custom Build
« Reply #27 on: Oct 31, 2014, 01:50:29 »
Had just enough time before the end of the day to get the hubs into the blast cabinet so a quick tape up for extra insurance and off to the races to finish before the wife calls in the dinner bell. Hopefully will have a chance to drop these off at the powdercoater tomorrow. More to come...
The harder you fall the higher you bounce!

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Offline Nuckingfuts

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Re: Nuckingfuts Custom Build
« Reply #28 on: Oct 31, 2014, 14:45:12 »
I found some bearings from allballs that were the correct od for the hubs and correct (I think 22mm) id for the r6 axles.

Do you have a part # and spec?
I looked that their charts and the closest I found was a 42/20/12. The R6 axle is a 22mm so what I need is a 42/22 and can go with either a 12 or 13 mm wide.

As far as the sumo wheels, the only dual rotor hub I know of being offered is for the KTM 950 which is crazy expensive. My original plan was to have Buchanans lace up some Sun rim blanks (to maximize the offset) but I can get RAD to lace up some Excels for A LOT cheaper. Guess it would help if I had a dealer account but I'm a lowly grease monkey. Let me know what you got on that bearing info, would be a big help if I didn't have to turn down the R6 axle.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce!

XV750 Build Thread: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=62943.0

Offline Nuckingfuts

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Re: Nuckingfuts Custom Build
« Reply #29 on: Oct 31, 2014, 23:38:04 »
Ever since the decision to go with the R6 front yard we had to make adjustments to the subframe, plus the tank mount just wasn't sitting right with the gut. So!....

Here's a sneak peak at the start of subframe V2.0. Gotta have a beta version to launch off the alpha right? Can you hear the OCD kickin in?!!

« Last Edit: Oct 31, 2014, 23:42:50 by Nuckingfuts »
The harder you fall the higher you bounce!

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