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Re: XV 1100 Bobber Project : QLD

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:09 am
by Prof
Tail pipes look quite good with out the wrap... black is a nice contrast to the turnouts and the wrap.

Re: XV 1100 Bobber Project : QLD

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:39 am
by Street_Kleaver
Getting there slowly..

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New bars.
New tank.
Fabbed up battery box.

A few headaches. :D

Re: XV 1100 Bobber Project : QLD

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:51 am
by xsive
comming togeather really nice Fat and Low looks mean

Re: XV 1100 Bobber Project : QLD

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:20 pm
by Neo Dutch
Wow, good old Sporty tank saves the day again. Like.

Re: XV 1100 Bobber Project : QLD

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:29 pm
by wolfsbane
Love the work mate
have to ask a question did you rego this before chopping it or are you getting rego after its finished just asking cause i like the look of the tail ( for my 535 )but wondered how the rego will go ?

Re: XV 1100 Bobber Project : QLD

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:48 am
by Street_Kleaver
Yeah I got it registered first. I'm lucky, where I live its 50km away from any inspection station for motorcycles. So I didn't have to get a road worthy. Just rock up and they make sure the tyres have tread and the lights work.

Re: XV 1100 Bobber Project : QLD

Posted: Wed May 02, 2012 11:00 am
by Ross.
Having had both an XV1000 and XV1100 Virgaos I love what you are doing to yours.

Re: XV 1100 Bobber Project : QLD

Posted: Wed May 02, 2012 3:04 pm
by Cromag
Looks Sharp!.........tank change has made a big difference. Funny because i quite like the virago tank, oh well maybe you can start another project around it.

Re: XV 1100 Bobber Project : QLD

Posted: Sun May 20, 2012 5:58 am
by Street_Kleaver
Tank is done, came up well. It holds liquid without leaks pressure tested at 10-15psi. So I'm happy with that. I've also run a tank sealer through it to stop rust and further durability for years to come.
It utilizes the stock mounts. Making it user friendly. So making the swap to the larger stock tank is easy.

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In primer! This high build 2k primer smelt like coconut. Very nice compared to usual.

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NEXT! Everything sanded down and the Painting out of the way. Broke out with the airbrush that I'm lucky to use once every 4 years.

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I mixed up my own brew of polyurethane satin black and gloss black. This stuff is industrial grade gear. So its super heavy duty stuff, compared to normal 2k satin/matt paints are very "watered" down with matting agents making them very weak. I've painted the whole bike with this stuff. Came up really well!

Quick bolt up to see how it looks.

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Carbs sync'd, jetted, idle and air mixture screws dialed in. (video)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pr4gEsZqOyQ[/youtube]

If youtube link doesnt work -->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pr4gEsZqOyQ

Wiring and a few other small things are next then its finito!

Re: XV 1100 Bobber Project : QLD

Posted: Sun May 20, 2012 7:16 am
by wolfsbane
there you go mate


Re: XV 1100 Bobber Project : QLD

Posted: Sun May 20, 2012 4:38 pm
by Ross.
Having had 2 Viragos myself many years ago this is one great build mate. I would be very proud to be seen riding that around.

Re: XV 1100 Bobber Project : QLD

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:00 am
by Street_Kleaver
Thanks Ross.. Getting there. Finally!

Slightly better photo than the dirty old Phone camera low quality.

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Spent hours wiring and getting rid of the "un-needed" crap.
All the frustrating hours paid off. Everything still worked!

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All this used to be in the stock battery box/side covers etc. Now all neatly crammed under the seat between the frame rails so its easy to get to.

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Re: XV 1100 Bobber Project : QLD

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:37 am
by Tex
Great job. :D
Now to start to enjoy!
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Tex

Re: XV 1100 Bobber Project : QLD

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:09 pm
by Street_Kleaver
Its finished! Alive! Creeping the streets as we speak!

Pretty stoked how it turned out!


Re: XV 1100 Bobber Project : QLD (Completed Video & Pics PG-

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:20 pm
by Street_Kleaver
I'll let these do the talking...

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