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Author Topic: Yamaha XV750  (Read 1544 times)

Offline grandavemoto

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Yamaha XV750
« on: Jan 31, 2018, 18:32:54 »
Hey guys, so after about 3 months of working on this guy, I figured I'd start sharing my build, progress and the fun stuff in between. I'm not one to really type a whole bunch, so let's get to the photos...

As I stated when I joined, this is only my second bike build, my first was a 1972 Honda CB450, which I made into a scrambler brat, so coming into this has been a great learning experience, also pretty awesome because everything isn't 46 years old and rusted to the core.

So, here's some pics, the main thing everyone came for. Also, ignore my crazy messy garage. with 4 kids, and you don't really have your "own" space, it happens, lol.

When it came to it's new home.







After tear down and engine clean. VHT Enamel, "high end fancy" Paint booth.









Fast Forward a little bit, GSX-R600 Front end, wheel & Caliper. Cognito Moto Top triple YSS Monoshock (Direct Fit)
Shinkos for the rubber.
I didn't want to go with a huge tire so these worked out perfect.
Shinko Advance 005 120/70 on the front
Shinko SR741 130/80 on the rear.








Stripped tank Suzuki GS1100, going with a bare metal & Black Stripe down the center. Had to shape a bit to fit the backbone, but nothing too crazy.







Got the subframe welded on and custom SS exhaust semi mounted.







Universal Scrambler eBay seat, I still have to do a minor amount of Fab work for fitment, but I was pleasantly surprised with it just resting in this pic, not mounted.







So that's pretty much how it sits now, I'm currently in the wiring, going bare bones with some minimal indicator dummy LEDs, Currently finishing up the steel tracker plate LED headlight (I'll try and get a pic of it up this evening)  LED turn signals, and tail light.
No speedo or tach, going to use an iphone for the speedo mounted at the bars, and super minimal controls, only the kill switch turn signals and horn. Starter button is an led in between the dummy lights.
I still have to install the Rear sets, but want to finish the wiring first


Thanks!
« Last Edit: Aug 03, 2018, 14:39:02 by grandavemoto »
1972 CB450 ~ First Bike & Build - SOLD
1981 XV750 ~ Inprocess


Offline spotty

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Re: 81 XV750 Street Cafe Brat Tracker
« Reply #1 on: Jan 31, 2018, 19:57:05 »
nice work, and look on the bright side, you've got a garage in the first place, i've got a cave under the house and an open carport. ain't no way i can do anything to the standard you're doing
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Offline grandavemoto

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Re: 81 XV750 Street Cafe Brat Tracker
« Reply #2 on: Jan 31, 2018, 20:12:51 »
nice work, and look on the bright side, you've got a garage in the first place, i've got a cave under the house and an open carport. ain't no way i can do anything to the standard you're doing

True. Well said. Thanks!
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1981 XV750 ~ Inprocess


Online The Jimbonaut

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Re: 81 XV750 Street Cafe Brat Tracker
« Reply #3 on: Feb 01, 2018, 10:00:02 »
Love the look of that tank mate, great choice, and the upswept rear subframe has a demonic street fighter vibe.  This Virago looks badass.  I'm sold.
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Offline grandavemoto

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Re: 81 XV750 Street Cafe Brat Fighter Tracker
« Reply #4 on: Feb 01, 2018, 14:15:33 »
So, had some time to get most of the fab done on the headlight/faceplate last night.
made out of 16ga steel. Just need to hit it with the wire wheel and fab up some brackets for install. Utilizing the bolts from the risers on the backside of the top triple and the steering damper mounting point on the lower triple.










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1981 XV750 ~ Inprocess


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Re: 81 XV750 Street Cafe Brat Fighter Tracker
« Reply #5 on: Feb 01, 2018, 15:10:12 »
Very nice - will one set of lights act as the dip/main beam?
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Offline grandavemoto

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Re: 81 XV750 Street Cafe Brat Fighter Tracker
« Reply #6 on: Feb 01, 2018, 15:29:50 »
Very nice - will one set of lights act as the dip/main beam?

So, it's bright as balls as is, drivers will pretty much hate me, LOL.
So, I'm setting it up to control the strip on the left with a push button, the halos on the right with a button, then the projectors in the halo's with a high beam toggle, so there's essentially 3 layers of functionality.

But I can't imagine running them without the halo's and the left strip cause I love how it looks together.
1972 CB450 ~ First Bike & Build - SOLD
1981 XV750 ~ Inprocess


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Re: 81 XV750 Cafe Brat Fighter Street Tracker
« Reply #7 on: Feb 02, 2018, 16:00:45 »
Neat halo lights.   More pics of the backside ?    Which ones are they?  Thanks.....   They look great.
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Offline grandavemoto

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Re: 81 XV750 Cafe Brat Fighter Street Tracker
« Reply #8 on: Feb 02, 2018, 16:06:46 »
Neat halo lights.   More pics of the backside ?    Which ones are they?  Thanks.....   They look great.

Here ya go. The price for me was a no brainer. I figured if they were shit, they could at least go on my kids RC car or something haha. Surpisingly the quality and casting is pretty great.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/2X-7-5-18W-Flush-Mount-Spot-LED-Work-Light-Bumper-4WD-SUV-Jeep-OffRoad-Fog-Lamp/272598848865?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-2-5-64mm-White-LED-Fog-Light-w-Halo-Angel-Eye-Ring-Auto-Projector-Lamp-20W/361795611174?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
1972 CB450 ~ First Bike & Build - SOLD
1981 XV750 ~ Inprocess


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Re: 81 XV750 Cafe Brat Fighter Street Tracker
« Reply #9 on: Feb 02, 2018, 17:38:33 »
Here ya go. The price for me was a no brainer. I figured if they were shit, they could at least go on my kids RC car or something haha. Surpisingly the quality and casting is pretty great.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-2-5-64mm-White-LED-Fog-Light-w-Halo-Angel-Eye-Ring-Auto-Projector-Lamp-20W/361795611174?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

Thank you..  I've seen many like them but it's always nice to get a first hand opinion on ebay stuff like that. 
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KZ 750 Twin
ZRX 1100
KZ400 The Rabbit
KLR650, 65 Norton, my never finished shovelhead chopper, an 86' FXR, and an F9 Bighorn
more YZF750R's, more KZ's, a Zephyr750...and the ever unfinished 75' CB550 cafe.
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