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Post  BTNXSBOY on Sat 2 Jan - 19:09

I saw some caferacers made of this kind of bike, and I liked them very well
I had a Yamaha XZ once and I must tell you that it was a very nice engine to use for a caferacer
Well better start working, got a lot to do HA Very Happy



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Post  MIOB on Sat 2 Jan - 19:41

Cool bike to start with, this is going to be interesting. But please don't build a bike that's already been build by someone else! Be creative and make your own unique bike so one day photo's of this bike will be going all around the net like the photo's of that zero caferacer.

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Post  Z666 on Sat 2 Jan - 20:16

engine looks

Maybe you can start by renting a dumpster for the other parts! Laughing

But still very interesting indeed!
It's not always easy to start a café project with bikes that have a completely different construction.
I think building a cool tank and seat wil not be easy..
Looking forward to see it beeing build! cyclops

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Post  kornfed on Sat 2 Jan - 20:34

Yep, a very nice base for a caferacer.
Make something nice of it!

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Post  Gss on Sat 2 Jan - 21:11

Realy curious to see your next moves! Good luck!

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Post  Luckyboy on Sat 2 Jan - 23:32

These XV are Really Great Machines...
The 72 degree Twin is so strong with fantastic torque. smooth and sound just perfect..
they are easy to hot up as well..
They handle really nicely on the street... So Advanced for their era.
You will make a fine machine from it...
to perfectly suit YOU... ok :)


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Post  BTNXSBOY on Sun 3 Jan - 1:16

Hey Guys
No I'm not gonna make a copy of an already excist bike.

ALL THE BEST WISHES TO YOU ALL FOR 2010 FROM THE BTNXSBOY
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Post  Toecutter on Sun 3 Jan - 22:21

Best wishes to you and your family aswell man, a twin is always nice to make a cafe out of it , we've got a few great references right here on the forum cheers

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Post  BTNXSBOY on Fri 12 Feb - 12:49

Heeft even geduurd, maar ik heb er 2 gekocht van deze heren.
De ene heb ik in andere stijl gemaakt
Low budget wel te verstaan, en de andere ben ik een caferacer van aan het bouwen.....
Foto's volgen van de caferacer.
Toch effe foto van dit fijne apparaat

Tot de caferacer (foto's)

Gr peer

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Post  Luckyboy on Fri 12 Feb - 14:44

Cool clean look..
I like it.. cheers
I like you put the horn were that stupid kids toy reflector went...
And Red is good...
I prefer satin, so I use satin..

Be nice to hear those pipes..
Do you intend to hot the motor up ? I wonder...

Cams and compression, will wake up sleeping giant.. Wink

Great job.. well done
nicely individual... full marks.

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Post  BTNXSBOY on Fri 12 Feb - 21:31

Hello Lucky boy

Sorry I didn't do it in English(or a sort of HA)
I said I bought 2 of those V2 980cc motorcycles
1 for regular use so made this one
It fits very well the way I sit so that's very possitive
The other one Is faster, don't know why...that's why I build a caferacer of that one
But it take longer that's why I put a photograph of this bike on the site
So everybody can see I was busy and why there still no pics of the caferacer
But give me a couple of weeks

Regards Peter

You wanna listen to rockabilly

Go to www.slov.nl and you can listen to my show every friday from 8-9 pm Dutch time
So I have to hurry know otherwise I would be late
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Post  Luckyboy on Sat 13 Feb - 1:24

Ok so I share a trick with you...
because you also like the XV as I do..
Makes other bikes seem like try hards.. hahaha

Ok here we go..
The rear of the tank, just forward of the seat...
The line of the base of the tank takes a sad depressing turn downwards...
you can see from the side... Shocked

I never like those kind of 'lines' on cars or bikes or ppl faces even, ha silent
You can make bike go much better, by lifting it's mood.. yes cheers

Mask a straight line from about the pertol taps backwards to the seat.
and spray that sad bit of poor design out with black...
Eliminate it..

Just do it..

Also same goes for the pressed metal edge around the front of the tank...
How cheap, what were they thinking ???
Ohh, they were thinking:
'Is just the Petrol Tank, no-one will even see it'...

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Post  BTNXSBOY on Sat 13 Feb - 20:37

Here's a picture of the first day that I started with changing the XV to a caferacer style
Shall I continue in this style?
Or are there other ideas
Let me know

Regards Peter

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Post  Luckyboy on Sun 14 Feb - 3:12

Yes Peter I see, ok yes...
For myself I like the nice shape teardrop tank from the 81 -82 XV750 'chopper'... small and neat.
Also the footpeg holders from that model are more elegant than the ones on yours..
that look like they out of the parts bin from tank manufacturer...

So that way ur project become a hybrid, best of both models, Power and looks..
To suit the rider... hahahahhr

But that may bring ur controls more forward than what you want...
you can mak a cardboard copy and see..

Anyway as you know, once you start, and if you alive and Kicking...
Then ur CR project will come together over time..
anything is a good start...

XV = best kept secret.

Interesting you have 1000 (982) with shaft drive...
mine are all chain drive.. must be a euro thing.
I have Red Cafe, Orange Chopper and Black Original...
Yeah I have it bad... :)

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Post  BTNXSBOY on Wed 3 Mar - 18:41

Well I tought it would be time to show some pictures of tre progress
Some things are not how it's gonna be, but just for the distance.
But it would be something in this way

Gr Peter



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Post  turbodog on Thu 4 Mar - 0:47

It's looking good so far! I can't tell, what fuel tank is that?

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Post  BTNXSBOY on Thu 4 Mar - 1:33

That's a 24 litres or 6.3 gallon tank of a Yamaha XS 1100.
Yep and if you do 35/40 miles to a gallon....
That's over 220 miles with just one stop at the petrol station
cheers

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Post  turbodog on Thu 4 Mar - 4:25

Good choice! I also like the instruments. What bike are they from?

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Post  BTNXSBOY on Thu 4 Mar - 10:26

It's an original m-steering from the 70's and the speedo is from a HD FLH Electra Police bike.
The house around it is selfmade, and yes the lights are working

Peter
PS what's your front name?
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Post  BTNXSBOY on Wed 10 Mar - 23:37

Update what I did last week
Electric is finished Very Happy
Runs already , saturday a test ride
And than the finishing touch

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Post  MIOB on Wed 10 Mar - 23:41

Looks really nice!!


By the way: I think clip ons would look wayyyyyy better on this bike. I think that'll really make the bike complete!

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Post  turbodog on Thu 11 Mar - 1:46

Looks really good, Peter!

So, with your footpeg location and shifter, you will reverse the shift pattern (1 up, 4 down), right? What did you do for the rear brake linkage?

Oh, my first name is Rick.

I think my project is a week behind yours. I hope to have my Virago (not so much a cafe) on the road next weekend. I still have the electric and the seat cover to finish up.

Great work!

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Post  BTNXSBOY on Thu 11 Mar - 10:57

MIOB wrote:Looks really nice!!


By the way: I think clip ons would look wayyyyyy better on this bike. I think that'll really make the bike complete!

Thanks MIOB, but clip ons don't work for me anymore (we shall say, it's the age........)
Than you have to chose what to do.
So I try to build a bike in the style of (low budget off course) and one I can use aswell Very Happy

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Post  BTNXSBOY on Thu 11 Mar - 11:11

turbodog wrote:Looks really good, Peter!

So, with your footpeg location and shifter, you will reverse the shift pattern (1 up, 4 down), right? What did you do for the rear brake linkage?

Oh, my first name is Rick.

I think my project is a week behind yours. I hope to have my Virago (not so much a cafe) on the road next weekend. I still have the electric and the seat cover to finish up.

Great work!

Hey Rick, thanks
Yes it's 1 up and 4 down now
As you can see on the picture, I shorted(is this English I don't know... Question ) the foot brake
The electric is a crime.
You have a lot of wire you don't need because of all the electric in a Virago like digital cockpit and more.
Be shure with every wire you cut, you do it in the middle of the wire
So you can fix it again if somethings don't work anymore.
So do all of the electric and you shall see that there's not much left for the lights and for the motor running
Look forward to your photo's

Peter




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Post  Luckyboy on Sat 13 Mar - 12:22

I say well done...
your retaining chrome front guard is nicely individual, and resitance to clip ons for the sake of others perceptions is comemndable... allthought MIOB is a legend in his own right :)

Love the rear end and decent size tank without the sad clown look makes it look like a bike...
nicely angled mufflers and custom battery holder,it is a custone bike for sure...

Mine runs soooo much nicer with BIG breather hose, to atmosphere.. why contaminate sensitive induction with suck and puff implulse, but I guess you'll get down to fine tuning the mech later...
of which there are many...

Black Vee twin with heaps of alloy... perfect.

The straight lines.... tank - seat- tailpiece, are just perfect...

I wonder what u used for the aircleaner, looks great...
I say well done, simple and complete looking...
riding the torque is the icing on the cake, and you can rev then as well...
but no need anyway, cheers

Great forum without any Wardens to spoil the easy fun like other Xv forums...

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