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Author Topic: Project xs750 lowrider  (Read 6464 times)

Offline Markie-V

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Project xs750 lowrider
« on: Mar 25, 2018, 17:35:37 »
I wanted to build my own bike.... I owned a Yamaha xs 750 20 years ago and loved the bike so I found a basket case triple and decided to try to breathe new life into it, as best I could. As I searched through other's projects... I saw a lot of chopped bikes... a lot of cafe racers... and a lot of bobbers. I wanted to do something a little different.... so I settled on the idea of a stretched low rider with an almost completely new frame, tank, and body parts. Since no one made the parts I wanted... I knew I would have to fabricate almost every piece by hand. My hope in posting here is to get advice from other triple fans and glean as much knowledge as I can from those here with much more experience than me. I officially began the project February 21, 2018. The first three pictures show where the bike is as of today, May 6, 2018. There are still a few things for me to do, but I am very close to fiberglass and paint and am looking forward to finishing the details I can wire it all up and take it for a test ride.. As you can see in the 4th and 5th pictures... I inherited a true basket case. A cut up frame... and basically three boxes filled with varying parts.
« Last Edit: May 06, 2018, 14:44:49 by Markie-V »

Offline Markie-V

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Re: Project xs750 lowrider
« Reply #1 on: Mar 25, 2018, 17:40:09 »
First  step: Rebuilding the headstock/backbone.

Offline Markie-V

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Re: Project xs750 lowrider
« Reply #2 on: Mar 25, 2018, 17:42:59 »
Building the rear suspension subframe...
« Last Edit: Apr 04, 2018, 23:09:13 by Markie-V »

Offline Markie-V

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Re: Project xs750 lowrider
« Reply #3 on: Mar 25, 2018, 17:47:30 »
Cleaning the welds... adding the gussets... mounting the hardware....
« Last Edit: Apr 04, 2018, 23:24:57 by Markie-V »

Offline Markie-V

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Re: Project xs750 lowrider
« Reply #4 on: Mar 25, 2018, 17:49:39 »
Adding the electrical box... rear fender

Offline Markie-V

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Re: Project xs750 lowrider
« Reply #5 on: Mar 25, 2018, 17:53:23 »
Carving the foam sculpting block into a fiberglass gas tank shape i want.
« Last Edit: Apr 04, 2018, 23:33:59 by Markie-V »

Offline Markie-V

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Re: Project xs750 lowrider
« Reply #6 on: Mar 25, 2018, 17:55:57 »
Fitting the pieces together....
« Last Edit: Apr 04, 2018, 23:38:45 by Markie-V »

Offline Markie-V

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Re: Project xs750 lowrider
« Reply #7 on: Mar 26, 2018, 01:00:37 »
Cleaning the welds and prepping the new frame for paint.
« Last Edit: Apr 04, 2018, 23:43:12 by Markie-V »

Offline Ryan Stecken

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Re: Project xs750 lowrider
« Reply #8 on: Mar 26, 2018, 05:13:27 »
This is amazing !  8) 8) 8)

Offline Markie-V

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Re: Project xs750 lowrider
« Reply #9 on: Mar 26, 2018, 09:30:41 »
Please.... can someone tell me how to flip my pics over? Tech is not my friend.