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Author Topic: XS750 to XS896 big bore  (Read 22743 times)

Offline stroker crazy

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #170 on: Jul 09, 2017, 06:33:09 »
Great looking headlight, but perhaps for another bike!

Something much smaller front-to-back would look better.

Bit hard to judge on the guard without the mass of the motor in place.

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Offline XS750AU

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #171 on: Jul 09, 2017, 07:53:17 »
Yes I agree, wrong light for a scrambler.
A shorter smaller light might be the way to go.
“Engineering is the art of being approximately right rather than exactly wrong.”

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Yamaha XS896
Husaberg FE550
Yamaha TT250
Yamaha IT200N

Offline Johnny

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #172 on: Jul 09, 2017, 07:58:23 »
That headlight was the first thing I noticed. That and the high mudguard combo. It looks killer!

Offline pacomotorstuff

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #173 on: Jul 09, 2017, 09:11:27 »
Love the high front fender but perhaps you might want a fork brace (the forks might be a little willowy without the low front fender to brace it?
The headlamp is too cool (what is it from, anyway?), but as others have opined, a bit big for the style of bike.  Maybe something like a Preston Petty style headlight / number plate to really give it an off road look?
I know you're going to do this already, so just a reminder to check the full travel of the rear wheel, to see if it will hit the flat alloy sheet you're using for the forward section of the back fender.
Neat build.
Pat

Offline datadavid

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #174 on: Jul 09, 2017, 10:21:41 »
Theres something really off with the fender up there.. cant really say what it is, high fender would be cool, but it looks weird, maybe some rails as someone said?

Offline Johnny

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #175 on: Jul 09, 2017, 10:27:48 »
Your bike reminds me this, probably that's why I like it:

Offline Popeye SXM

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #176 on: Jul 09, 2017, 20:22:07 »
For me the radius of the front fender is too big, I like the position just think it looks too big, Try lowering the head light a little. I spend hours doing mock ups, usually ending with beer and more mock ups!

Offline XS750AU

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #177 on: Jul 09, 2017, 21:26:15 »
The head light is from a Chang CJ750 which is actually made from the BMW M72 blue prints, perfect for that bike - and in those days they were blue prints!!!
Might be time to try the other extreme, like the Suzuki PE, always liked the look of the PE's!! Which is similar to the Preston Pretty that was suggested.
I do have a XS front guard which I might try. I really need to get the engine in with the headers and oil cooler so I can confirm clearances. the rear guard needs trimming to get a better perspective of the overall appearance.
“Engineering is the art of being approximately right rather than exactly wrong.”

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Yamaha TT250
Yamaha IT200N

Offline XS750AU

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #178 on: Jul 09, 2017, 21:33:26 »
The Yamaha IT425 was similar as well!!!
“Engineering is the art of being approximately right rather than exactly wrong.”

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Offline XS750AU

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Re: XS750 to XS896 big bore
« Reply #179 on: Jul 09, 2017, 23:26:45 »
The Yamaha IT400 1978, same year as the XS750 special doner bike, has a head light and number plate which look very doable.
I can't help wondering why dirt bikes of that vintage had such punchy engines yet the brakes were absolute crap.
“Engineering is the art of being approximately right rather than exactly wrong.”

Yamaha XS750-2D
Yamaha XS896
Husaberg FE550
Yamaha TT250
Yamaha IT200N