Some Pics of my Bike

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ol_750
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Some Pics of my Bike

Post by ol_750 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:05 pm

As it started when I found it XJ750RL only 200 built.
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This is what it looked like originally.
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Had some interesting trips with it , even took it to sea.
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As it is progressing
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Frame Damage

Post by ol_750 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:09 pm

Cleaning up the frame & found 5 cracks so far....
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Wheels

Post by ol_750 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:14 pm

Made a start on polishing up the wheels.
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Post by Bearcx » Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:00 pm

Nice wheels, Mate. Gonna look sweeeet. 8)
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Post by Prof » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:51 pm

Interesting to see the cracks. Do you think it has been in an accident?

Bloke brought in a Santee rigid framed Honda for a wiring job and the top tube is cracked around the steering head and the right dwon tube is cracked... all nicely moulded too... so will have to be stripped back around these two areas and re welded plus a heavier wallled top tube and a second tube to the bottom of the steerng head as with Pygmy's some time back.

Don't think the original builders thought thier bikes would still be being riddden thirty years later... on Australian roads... most early american cars fell to pieces in Australia and had to be vastly strengthened to cope!
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Post by KeithinSB » Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:15 am

Andrew CA Admin wrote: Don't think the original builders thought their bikes would still be being ridden thirty years later... on Australian roads... most early American cars fell to pieces in Australia and had to be vastly strengthened to cope!
Most early American cars fell apart here too.
The roads I rode on when down there where the best I have ever ridden.
If you want to ride a bad road, come on over and I'll show you rough roads......
Great scenery, but poor pavement....
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Post by dg6oo2 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:57 pm

Very interesting bike what year is that? see modifying can be a safety item, after finding all those cracks and cleaning it up, think how much safer your riding will be as well as looking better.
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Post by Triker_chewie » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:07 pm

mate of mine is building up a h2b and found a few welds that were never even put in the joints properly. he was going to fix them but thought, why bother, its been ridden for years like that

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Post by Prof » Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:13 pm

A number of jap bikes I have had to work on have had missed welds, and even cross tubes welded in at least 10 degrees off, plus s few bikes with bits of tig wire still sticking to ends of a welds... one was early 80's AMF era HD.
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Cracked frame

Post by ol_750 » Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:01 am

dg6oo2 wrote:Very interesting bike what year is that? see modifying can be a safety item, after finding all those cracks and cleaning it up, think how much safer your riding will be as well as looking better.
Its a 1984 XJ yamaha this model bike actually came from factory with the XJ900 spec rolling frame. Its done about 170,000ks & there doesnt appear to be any signs of major accidents.
8) The frame number & engine number are matching. About 3yrs ago I broke a top shocky mount going down through the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. :roll:
Two other frames I have here are XJ900 & they have been repaired on the tail section just behind the seat locks. ( typical fatigue )
Interestinly the 750mtr (45T- only 200 of these built has nearly the same horsepower as the 900) :D
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roads

Post by ol_750 » Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:07 am

Most early American cars fell apart here too.
The roads I rode on when down there where the best I have ever ridden.
If you want to ride a bad road, come on over and I'll show you rough roads......
Great scenery, but poor pavement....[/quote]


US of A roads always look fantastic in the movies ... :wink:
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Cracks

Post by xsive » Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:30 am

Andrew do you have someone to weld those up for ya ?we missed judy and your self a donnals this time . anyhow give me a call if i can help.
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seat

Post by ol_750 » Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:07 pm

Just did my seat but I think the flame on the seat ended up to much "in your face" might have to redo it & make the flame the same size as the one on the tank...

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Sissy bar pad will be Crock skin too

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Post by KeithinSB » Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:25 am

I think I like the flame on the seat....
Did you make the seat cover?
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seat

Post by ol_750 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:39 am

KeithinSB wrote:I think I like the flame on the seat....
Did you make the seat cover?
Hi Keith , yes I did the seat myself. When I was making it the flame didnt look to big , but when I put it on the bike it seems to hit you in the face. Its silver same as the flames on the rest of the bike .
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