Some Pics of my Bike

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KeithinSB
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Re: seat

Post by KeithinSB » Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:34 am

ol_750 wrote:
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 .
You did a great job!!
From here it looks like a very expensive store bought seat.
Well Done!
If you really don't like it, I would put it on E-Bay, Someone will snap that up.....
Ride it like you can fix it.

ol_750
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Seat

Post by ol_750 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:55 am

I've redone the centre panel of my seat , I found it to slippery & every time I hit a bump I slid back.
I took the crock skin out & used it to make a bib for up the tank & then got some gripper vinyl that we use on trail bike seats & put that in.
After some long rides I'm quiet happy with it , grips the jeans a bit to much but is just right on the leathers.
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Re: Some Pics of my Bike

Post by ol_750 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:29 pm

Xsive worked his magic on my frame with some welding & reinforcing.
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Also been doing some more polishing , made a start on the back wheel too.
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ol_750
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Re: Some Pics of my Bike

Post by ol_750 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:33 pm

Lowering blocks on the Shaftie was a bit tricky but Xsive worked his magic again.
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Re: Some Pics of my Bike

Post by ol_750 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:38 pm

Finally got the head reco'd & the Stage 3 jets have arrived for the carbies but still need new diaphragms.
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ol_750
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Re: Some Pics of my Bike

Post by ol_750 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:42 pm

Flush mount fuel cap , had trouble finding a suitable one.
Stainless steel deck fitting does the job just fine had to drill a small breather hole in the cap though.

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FarRider 413 "IT'S JUST A ROAD"
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Re: Some Pics of my Bike

Post by Bacca » Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:23 pm

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ol_750
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Re: Some Pics of my Bike

Post by ol_750 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:26 pm

Got some new rims for my bike , off an XV1100 19" & 15"
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Bonus their spoke design still lets me run tubeless
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Re: Some Pics of my Bike

Post by ol_750 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:10 pm

A quick mock up to see how it measures up....

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Still got plenty to play with inside the 550 rule.
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The frame has dropped about 3''
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Re: Some Pics of my Bike

Post by dg6oo2 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:04 pm

Where did you get you discs from big fella they do look very fine indeed.
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Re: Some Pics of my Bike

Post by ol_750 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:12 pm

Well after a few family issues & other distractions finally some progress on the XJ900 chopper.

Had a bit of a change of direction too.
The gearbox is together , just waiting on a set of rings then assembly is complete.
Carbies have been rebuilt with a stage 3 kit through them.
Frames has been straightened.
Now a quick assemble of the XJ900 frame, 1989XV1000 swingarm installed (longer than the 900)
15" rear wheel & 19"front wheel of an XV1000 Special.
After market triple tree that is wider & has a 6 deg rake.
XV1000 forks with 4" slugs in the top of them.
Comes in just under the 550 rule.
Working on the tank now.
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neale
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Re: Some Pics of my Bike

Post by neale » Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:39 pm

Hey Andrew, it's cheating to put the wheel behind the forks ;^)

Shaping up nice, looking forward to see how it pans out.

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ol_750
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Re: Some Pics of my Bike

Post by ol_750 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:49 pm

neale wrote:Hey Andrew, it's cheating to put the wheel behind the forks ;^)

Neale
:shock: :shock: Isn't that how you measure the 550.. :shock: :shock:
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