Hollywoodmx's XV920 Tracker - Quick Build

HollywoodMX

Coast to Coast
I got my hands another 81 chain drive. Since I have 3 builds going I am planning to put this on the quick path. I will do the fork swap and modern wheels next winter this year I am focusing just getting the bike going quickly so I don't feel I am living in the garage during my free time. I am building some custom parts for this build but nothing too crazy to keep in on schedule.

So I got it not complete, not to worried about that as I have lot of left over parts including some good after market items that I decided not to use in the first 920. I have made progress prior to posting it.

Lots of pics coming.
 

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First things first I needed a tank and a seat, I tried about 10 tanks and I couldn't get the right fit or look so I got a xv750 tank and a hot wings seat.

Now the 750 tank is an easy fit but has a slight cruiser flare which will need to be addressed. It also has a big dent. I tried all the tricks and none of them worked. I took it to 3 body shops and non of them wanted to pull it. I have a plan to fix it.
 

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Kind of a waste doing the paint stripping after learning the joys of sand blasting. Only problem is I found new secrets under the paint of previous body filler which now I will have to redo.. :(
 

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More disassembly it's like I have done this before! ;D

P.S. Removing the enclosed chain is a pita and messy affair getting rid of all that lithium grease.
 

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Some of these pics overlap in my other thread as the parts are mixed in some of these.
 

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Time to rebuild the forks and install Progressive springs, i lowered them too. I have a progressive spring for the rear too but I got s triumph shock for this build too but today I botched drilling out the bushing and will have to make a new one, but later as currently there isn't time in the time in the schedule.
 

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This is annoying and slightly funny. I have two sets of forks got distracted and ended up rebuilding to left forks! ;D

It's ok after learning the hard way I can do it pretty fast now. The polishing on the other hand.. takes some time.
 

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So I got the tank streamlined... Much better, still needs a few changes but I needed to get everything mocked up first. It looks pretty good!
 

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Wheels and painting, finally good weather to do so.
 

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I'm happy with the results.
 

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wfo speedracer said:
If you could create a filler piece for the front of that set you would be golden.

Sorry I don't know what you mean?

Here it is with a moch number plate. I have the head lights on order for a while now. It's the only thing I am waiting for which will mount behind the number plate.

I was debating about chopping the frame to save time bit it looks like I will be doing it.
 

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Are those wheels in gunmetal? I've been following your "TR1" build, which is pretty sick. Excited to see where this one goes. I love what people are doing with the monoshock Viragos, hopefully one day I'll get my hands on one :D.
 
CALfeRacer said:
Are those wheels in gunmetal? I've been following your "TR1" build, which is pretty sick. Excited to see where this one goes. I love what people are doing with the monoshock Viragos, hopefully one day I'll get my hands on one :D.

Thanks man! April-May is going to be a big month for progress on both of these bikes.

I made them gunmetal 'ish, combo of black and metallic clear paint.

To tackle the sub frame I have to get the tank right first. I felt it needed to be lowered for starters so I made new tank mounts. I made them out of canadian pride. I dont suggest people use my vice tricks for safety reasons..lol. ;D ;)

Then I spend the rest of the time getting the seat hight right, getting materials and more mods to the tank which I didn't take pictures of yet.
 

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Oh and I was testing steering stabilizer mounting. This worked. (nothing was bolted tight mind you).
 

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With the 750 tank that looks really clean. I like it.

I've been wanting to get a chain driven XV, add an old Brit bike tank and flat seat, and make a "modern" Vincent Black Shadow out of it. All I can find locally are various shaft drive XVs, wouldn't look right, even though it would be more "user friendly"...
 
I have 3 981cc chain driven engines + 1 spare chain `shaft` which I bought for $100 on ebay. the plan with the last one was t build it in a XV750 engine, still believe it can be done but later on I found `a few` ready to go engines. I will sell one but live a long way from Tennesee....i`m near Amsterdam Holland :'(
 
Scruffy said:
With the 750 tank that looks really clean. I like it.

I've been wanting to get a chain driven XV, add an old Brit bike tank and flat seat, and make a "modern" Vincent Black Shadow out of it. All I can find locally are various shaft drive XVs, wouldn't look right, even though it would be more "user friendly"...

Ya I had to make it look it clean though, it wasn't as clean as it is now. Here look at the before and after.

Doc Chops made a Vincent version, you have probly seen it.

wynand2000 said:
I have 3 981cc chain driven engines + 1 spare chain `shaft` which I bought for $100 on ebay. the plan with the last one was t build it in a XV750 engine, still believe it can be done but later on I found `a few` ready to go engines. I will sell one but live a long way from Tennesee....i`m near Amsterdam Holland :'(

Ya you guys overseas are lucky having access to some cooler shit than us North Americans.
 

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Got the tank to the right height now to start the sub frame. This is the tricky part, getting the new frame tabs aligned properly with a fiberglass seat that overhangs and you don't have access to things, with an open seat this is much easier.
 

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