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turbodog
04-23-2010, 02:05 PM
Hi, I posted a few times a while back, but mostly been lurking and working on getting a bike on the road. Glad to say I have accomplished that, so hope to be a more active participant in North Texas (at least for now) activities.

Thought I'd post up current status my project(s):

Up first, my unfinished resto-mod of a 1981 Yamaha XV920R.
It now sports:
- a '03 GSXR-750 front end (except wheel and rotors).
- CBR 600F2 wheel
- Thruxton-spec aftermarket semi-floating rotors
- a custom frame with integrated long-port tuned induction system
- GL1100 intake manifolds with injector bungs
- CBR600F4 swingarm with custom linkage to Buell shock/spring
- CBR900RR rear wheel and brakes

http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1p12JpjiTOrahH6MMKZD5fPmXUk9ijQFdmljNMdmHcyhLM6Ze kx-mk6pMJypiskdC-RU3LLXnZO0cIS7gM8ycikg/naked%20left%20side.jpg


http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pO-4NJz2gkEs2vqitHXZQcMOwNrL0jgcYI8oQu9sywU8g753V4PXs AeJCLTBykl6vWDJ9VJW1fjhRKQDa5SwjvA/naked%20right%20side.jpg


Bodywork hung on temporarily

http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pGg2euOI9_VCIANH7Wml_fNFpxdXFpZHJPOJv1mbMSuqAWbt ZC7OpdvBTmd3DkvN2TIcco4WJUPcqytJ1Du4ofw/cleanxvoem1.jpg

turbodog
04-23-2010, 02:10 PM
My second project was born a month or so ago, when it became clear my main project would not be anywhere near finished this spring. Looking around, I saw I had enough accumulated junk, er, I mean VALUABLE PARTS to throw together a quick and dirty daily driver.

So, I took a 1983 Virago engine and frame, did a little surgery, fitted some cast-off Yamaha XJ750R bodywork, topped it off with a hand-bent tailpiece, rattle-canned the thing, and viola:

http://i64.servimg.com/u/f64/14/94/28/15/rights10.jpg

http://i64.servimg.com/u/f64/14/94/28/15/leftsi10.jpg

http://i64.servimg.com/u/f64/14/94/28/15/rear210.jpg


Rode it into work this afternoon, it sure feels good to be back in the sadlle after... whoa... WAY too long.

zombierider
04-23-2010, 03:13 PM
My second project was born a month or so ago, when it became clear my main project would not be anywhere near finished this spring. Looking around, I saw I had enough accumulated junk, er, I mean VALUABLE PARTS to throw together a quick and dirty daily driver.

So, I took a 1983 Virago engine and frame, did a little surgery, fitted some cast-off Yamaha XJ750R bodywork, topped it off with a hand-bent tailpiece, rattle-canned the thing, and viola:


Rode it into work this afternoon, it sure feels good to be back in the sadlle after... whoa... WAY too long.


Thats awesome. You just threw together a cool bike. You wouldn't happen to have all the parts to throw together a b-king for me just laying around?:mrgreen:

turbodog
04-23-2010, 03:17 PM
Hmmm, lemme check the parts pile :)

& Thanks!

RedPill
04-23-2010, 03:23 PM
Frankenbike! They both look cool.

rickmillertx
07-12-2010, 10:28 PM
http://i64.servimg.com/u/f64/14/94/28/15/rights10.jpg



Did I see your bike at the Coffee and Cars gathering in Plano last month?

I'm impressed with your Virago mods.

This is what I did with my 82 750.

http://www.fredericky.com/images/lastvirago.jpg

turbodog
07-13-2010, 08:35 AM
Thanks. Yes, I was at Cars and Coffee. An impressive display of hardware. Hope those fancy highbrow cars weren't mean to my girl in her home-made dress...

rickmillertx
07-13-2010, 09:53 AM
I thought I saw that bike. I was there on my Ducati, but I parked across the street.

turbodog
01-30-2011, 07:33 PM
Well, (really) minor update, I finally got my shed fully enclosed, sold off my garage-time-consuming older cages for a new one, so will hopefully start making progress on the XV920R resto-mod. In the meantime, I found a cheap Supertrapp can on Craigslist, made a 2:1 collector, and mounted it on the frankenbike. Man, it sure sounds better than the OEM exhaust, while not being too loud.
http://p1.bikepics.com/2011/01/31/bikepics-2142976-full.jpg

http://p1.bikepics.com/2011/05/18/bikepics-2210099-800.jpg

turbodog
12-19-2011, 04:20 PM
Well, another minor update. I needed the tail light back for my turbo bike, and I ruined my cheapo battery during the hot spell this summer (yup, I was a wimp and let it sit in the garage for 3 weeks...).

So I re-did the tail cowl around one of those nifty Shorai batterys (on its side) and the XV920RH tail light. Since I had to paint the new tail, I decided on a new paint scheme:
http://p1.bikepics.com/2011/11/24/bikepics-2306725-full.jpg

http://p1.bikepics.com/2011/11/24/bikepics-2306726-800.jpg

http://p1.bikepics.com/2011/12/19/bikepics-2318578-full.jpg

Marc B
01-01-2012, 07:21 PM
I like it now, nice touch on the tail and paint scheme. :clap:

sKatZ
01-01-2012, 08:07 PM
I think it's terrific! I'm awed by the mad skillz that make a street-legal and running bike from random pieces. Well done! :clap:

The new paint job is nice! Rattle can, you say? :trust:

turbodog
01-01-2012, 08:11 PM
Thanks! I'm liking it a lot. Yes, the color coat is Duplicolor "Metal Speck Ocean Blue" rattle-can, but the clearcoat is a proper automotive catalyzed urethane.