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  • JD64k
    started a topic New bike build

    New bike build

    Here's a couple of pictures of a build i started about 6 or 7 months ago using a XV1600 Yamaha engine,needed something to do since i retired a few years ago.I first had to build the fixture to build the frame on and then started bending the tubing and fabing the frame. To the moderator if this is in the wrong area please move to where ever.I will be adding more as i go along .

  • Lucky
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    Amazing job! That computer thingy totally scares me.

  • JD64k
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    It's alive,all electrics done lighting ,turn signals ,ignition and starter etc,All electrics were wired to the moto-gadget in the picture there is no key switch this unit works with my iPhone and the power is turned when I get within 5ft. of the bike when I park the bike I just double-click the start button the engine will shut-down when I walk away it will automatically turn off the power and activate the anti-theft and alarm system which will send me an alarm on my phone if someone touches the bike the sensitivity can be set to different degree's. Here's a pic of the only parts of the main harness I used,5 wires for the coils and 3 for the pickup coil.

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  • Lucky
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    Coming together nicely!

  • JD64k
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    Finally installed the new front wheel and tire now the bike sits 5" from bottom of frame to the ground feels really comfortable

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  • Lucky
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    What kind of tubing did you use?

  • JD64k
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    Exhaust is finished except for polishing,made a small bracket to secure it to the frame.

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  • Questcap
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    What a SHOW, isn't it? Hey, Lucky, what state are you in anyway? It would be an awesome thing if you were to say... Okay, fellas, it's finished, and I'm ready to show it to any and all who can come... Then, we'll celebrate it with a nice little ride around some of the best roads in your area!

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  • Kevstephenson7
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    more than holy wow..
    a bloke with a pipe bender is a friend for life! good work mate im mega impressed especially that leaf spring front end, gifted is an understatement. ok that's enough compliments for now please keep posting your engineering goodness

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  • GreasySam
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    Mad skillz and a killer deal!

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  • JD64k
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    This one is going to get built I have some ideas what im going to do but that most likely won't happen till winter. 35,000 miles on it.

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  • Doc_V
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    That is too good to pass up. You got a hell of a deal. You planning to run it as is or rebuild it with some hot cams, HC pistons, etc.? How many miles on it?

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  • JD64k
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    Thanks Guy's Just have to finish up some of the welds and put a bracket on it towards the rear for support,most of it was back purged and fusion welded.Also just bought another engine 2005 XV1700 found it on ebay $150 and 3 miles from my house couldn't pass it up.

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  • Doc_V
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    They are a work of art.

  • Lucky
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    That exhaust is a beautiful thing and a thing of beauty!

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  • roadiemort
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    Any plans to put an idler sprocket on that long chain?

  • JD64k
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    Hey guy's got a little more on the exhaust mocked up,getting close now still have to do the wiring and tail light and turn signals and do something with the seat then disassemble and finish welds and paint, may be able to ride this year..

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  • Lucky
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    I am a retired welder and welding inspector. If you can take the exhaust when finished to be ELECTROPOLISHED it will
    stay shiny and the heat effected areas next to the welds will not have to be constantly rebuffed to look good.
    IF you do not know what electropolishing is you can google that. It is a plating process. It is not chroming.

    Edit: Do not do any sanding on the exhaust weldment or it will show up when electropolished.
    Best results are with no sanding or buffing.

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  • Lucky
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    Ebay for the spacers. type in.......Harley wheel spacers Shows front and rear.

  • Lucky
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    I needed that stock battery size too. Thanks RoadieMort!

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