xs750 Triple Cafe with a modern touch! (The Tri-Force)

jdseibe

Get to the Choppa!?
First off.. I need a good name for this project.. anyone got any ideas?

my bike is in the process of currently just being slapped together.. I am trying to get it in one piece.. then after I get everything the way I want.. I am going to tear it all back down.. and clean/paint/powdercoat/polish everything that I can.

The bike is a...

1977 Yamaha XS750 2d in Maxi Maroon.
replaced engine with a 79 xs750 Special engine
Jardine 3-into-1 exhaust (wrapped)
Rebuilt carbs with vintage looking air filter
rejetted carbs for new intake and exhaust
Motionpro race throttle and cable
Aftermarket Hand switches
Aftermarket Hand Controls (brake/clutch)

I have a lot of stuff that I have done to the bike so far.. and have a lot more to do.. and I'm going to try and keep you up to date on everything the best I can.

currently I am in the process of mounting my cafe seat on it that I bought from Carpy at cb750cafe.com.. the plans for the bike is to do a full cafe build on it.. with a few "modern" touches.. such as the nicer more sporty brake reservoir.. going to be running rear sets on it.. hopefully an LED headlight or something of that sort.. a little bit of an updated paint scheme..

Next to come is:
new gauges
Fork Brace
new lucas style tail light
goto a vertical style license plate bracket
upholstering my seat.

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haha.. 113 views and nobody has anything to say about my project?
 
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your bike looks pretty good as is and is a great starting point for your conversion. Should go alot easier than mine, which was borderline basketcase when I started.... :'(

Does it run? Where you located at? If you need any help with technical problems like the wiring which totally sucks on these bikes, check out yamaha-triples.com. Hope to see some progress soon, especially on that seat!

Didnt name my project. So I'm no help there....
 
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Koconut.. I have actually followed your build threads on here and over at yamaha-triples.org haha..

my bike was a total hunk of crap when I picked it up.. I paid $200 for it.. and it was all in boxes and had a seized engine.. I have slowly acquired all my parts that make it a complete bike and have completely wired the bike from scratch.. eliminating things I didn't need such as the reserve lighting unit and the signal cancellation unit.

my bike does run.. it runs pretty good actually.. but haven't really gotten to ride it much due to the fact that I don't have a seat, and at the time I rode it.. I didn't have front brakes bled haha.. I'm located in SE Michigan..
 
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Minor update.. sorry no pictures at the moment.. Ill get some later..

I worked on the wiring for a good chunk over the weekend.. all I need to do to have it running is extend my CDI box wiring.. and replace my negative battery cable for a longer one.. after that the wiring will be all set.. which I am very excited about..

my old gauges didn't work.. So i took them off to see if I could get them fixed.. and ended up breaking one of the gauges faces.. so I ordered a set of mini gauges from mikexs.net.. they should look pretty nice when installed..

now all thats really left to do to get it on the road is... mounting seat (which I need some stuff welded, which is whats taking soo long).. mount rear signals and brake light.. mount gauges.. get license plate bracket.. and then actually get it insured and such..

I have to say.. with all my wiring and battery and such hidden.. it looks pretty awesome with under the seat being completely open and empty.. I couldn't be happier with how it looks.. pictures to come soon!
 
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yeah get some pics up of that wiring. Im actually thinking of doing what your doing, with the whole everything under the seat deal. Would like to see how you got it done.
 
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small update.. I fixed a bunch of wiring on the bike.. and wired in my new gauges.. I only have one small issues with the gauges.. and thats the fact that the gauge only has a single indicator for the turn signals.. and I have two wires that lead up to the old indicator.. and if i wire them both in.. it makes my bike flash both sides at the same time.. I guess I'll have to figure out a relay setup or something..

The bike is running amazing right now.. I am VERY impressed by the power that this bike has.. I couldn't be happier with the results.. All I need to do now is hide my wires.. mount my seat.. rear light and signals.. I am just absolutely stoked right now!
 

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your hanlebar controls look great. Where did you get them?
 
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Man, I want a 750 triple so bad! One, of these days I'm gonna have some cash.
 
xs750 Triple Cafe with a modern touch!

KOCONUT said:
your hanlebar controls look great. Where did you get them?

I got them from some random eBay seller from shanghai haha.. They work pretty good so far.. Only time will tell though if it will last
 
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I love seeing another triple. Did you have any trouble getting the clutch dialed in? Is it a universal lever?
 
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Beldrueger said:
I love seeing another triple. Did you have any trouble getting the clutch dialed in? Is it a universal lever?

I think I got lucky with the clutch.. I did an initial adjustment.. and it seems to work pretty good.. It could probably stand to be a little tighter.. but all in all.. no issues so far. Ill post a video soon of me riding it.
 
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I got the seat mounted (mostly) and I love the way it looks on my bike.. here are a couple videos of how the bike sounds.. I hope you enjoy :) it will be ready soon for me to ride for at least a little bit this year!

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triple espresso! that's as café as it gets, right? LOVE that tank... you should be able to get a pretty cool look out of the bike with that! for some reason the bike looks a bit high in the front... when you're bored one day maybe try dropping the forks an inch or two... good luck with the project!
 
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overdraft said:
triple espresso! that's as café as it gets, right? LOVE that tank... you should be able to get a pretty cool look out of the bike with that! for some reason the bike looks a bit high in the front... when you're bored one day maybe try dropping the forks an inch or two... good luck with the project!

hmm.. Triple Espresso.. that's not too bad of a name haha... I love the way the bike is coming out so far.. it has definitely exceeded my expectations so far. its sitting on the center stand right now.. which doesn't allow much wait to sit down on the front end.. it kind of balances perfectly.. i can push down on the back and the front will tip up haha.. its a little better when its on the ground.. but you are right.. regardless the front seems a little high.. the back is actually at the lowest setting too.. which needs to raise up a little.
 
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I love the seat/tank combo. That is my favorite style tail section. Dig the levers. Interesting, you usually don't see folks doing a wrap on the muffler, usually just the headers.... not sure if I'd go that route but hey, it's turning into a sweet ride.
 
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canyoncarver said:
I love the seat/tank combo. That is my favorite style tail section. Dig the levers. Interesting, you usually don't see folks doing a wrap on the muffler, usually just the headers.... not sure if I'd go that route but hey, it's turning into a sweet ride.

the muffler was getting all rusty and dented up.. so I just wrapped it and was done with it.. at some point I will replace the muffler with a nicer one.. and not worry about wrapping it..
 
I was also looking at a triple before I got mine. I probably could have picked it up for about 200 but it's motor was locked up and didn't feel like rebuilding an engine before I could ever ride it.
Keep up the good work.
 
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