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Author Topic: XV750 - "The Rust Bucket" - #500x500 Challenge  (Read 9068 times)

Offline dilbone

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Re: XV750 - "The Rust Bucket" - #500x500 Challenge
« Reply #40 on: Mar 17, 2016, 23:32:00 »
that bike is gonna be a serious head turner...like mad max stuff, very cool

Offline treitz

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Re: XV750 - "The Rust Bucket" - #500x500 Challenge
« Reply #41 on: Mar 21, 2016, 01:15:24 »
that bike is gonna be a serious head turner...like mad max stuff, very cool

Thanks man! Bike was a total bust though. The 500x500 was this weekend and the bike wasn't ready. Fab work took longer than expected (whoops) and I didn't have time to get it running. Had good spark and compression, bike was turning over, but nothing. Going to work on it a bit more. Next up is checking the valve timing and the carbs again.

Went on the ride anyway on my 850 and it was a blast.

Offline treitz

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Re: XV750 - "The Rust Bucket" - #500x500 Challenge
« Reply #42 on: May 12, 2016, 20:29:16 »
Wow, can't even believe it myself. Got this old bastard running last week. After being super frustrated and not touching it for about a month I decided my last effort would be to clean the carbs, again. So I did. Slapped them back on and it fired right up.

Ordered a new battery cause I fried the first one, and before you know it I was ripping up the street. Will post up some more pictures once I have a chance to get her out and take a few.

Much more fun to ride than I expected. These 750's actually have a fair bit of power.

Online canyoncarver

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Re: XV750 - "The Rust Bucket" - #500x500 Challenge
« Reply #43 on: May 24, 2016, 12:13:07 »
Dude, post new pics. 
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Re: XV750 - "The Rust Bucket" - #500x500 Challenge
« Reply #44 on: May 24, 2016, 18:55:25 »
Yeah. Seriously. Pics or it didn't happen.  ;) ::) :-X

Offline treitz

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Re: XV750 - "The Rust Bucket" - #500x500 Challenge
« Reply #45 on: Nov 02, 2016, 19:06:22 »
I suck and totally didn't post the pictures that I promised. I ended up selling it shortly after I took these. Then I sold my XS850, so I now have zero motorcycles :( I bought a VW Vanagon, so that has been consuming my time lately. Will get another bike next springs.

I preferred it without the luggage rack, so I pulled that off. Easy to put back on. Also had plans for a rear fender which I sent with the new owner.

I realize the bike isn't in everyones taste, but it was fun to build. So yeah.