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Old 08-11-2013, 08:26 PM   #61
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I just had an idea, Tim. You made it come to life and look wicked. Thanks!
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:25 AM   #63
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Color scheme and exhaust choice make the bike. Good taste. I've seen a lot of people em up but you did it right. Now if I may make a suggestion. You should ditch the gauges all together and just mount something like this where it can't really be seen just to keep track of your miles and if you just had to know how fast you were going you could look down at it.

http://www.powersportparts.net/Produ...ctCode=4557698

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You gotta cut those forks down and install some clubman bars. I'm having late 80's flashbacks from my college UJM bike days.
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http://motogadget.com/en/digital-ins...cope-mini.html

This is a better one.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:46 AM   #66
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You gotta cut those forks down and install some clubman bars. I'm having late 80's flashbacks from my college UJM bike days.
Yeah that too. Just give us your checkbook and we'll finish it for you.
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Color scheme and exhaust choice make the bike. Good taste. I've seen a lot of people em up but you did it right. Now if I may make a suggestion. You should ditch the gauges all together and just mount something like this where it can't really be seen just to keep track of your miles and if you just had to know how fast you were going you could look down at it.

http://www.powersportparts.net/Produ...ctCode=4557698
The gauge cluster will be going eventually along with the brake reservoir that is the size of a friggin biscuit tin. I am just going to get it on the road and start working on details after that.
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Looks good bloke!!!

But how in the are you going to do the supermoto rides on that thing!!
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But how in the are you going to do the supermoto rides on that thing!!
Don't worry, I'll keep up.
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Well, I tried the seat pan and failed miserably. I had to employ a professional. I am really happy with the end result. He had the fabulous idea of actually integrating the light into the seat pan....Result.

I actually rode it last night for a bit. Seating position is good and it is actually comfortable. Just need to paint the frame and pan then start working on the details.

Off to the DMV this week to get it registered.

I'm thinking of just covering the pan in some neoprene and calling it good. Any idea where I can get some locally probably 7/8 - 1' thick.
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That turned out really nice so far. That exhaust looks so nice on that bike. This thread has made me decide to do another vintage build for my next bike. Probably wait until next summer when I have a bigger garage.
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Bringing this back from the dead. I almost managed to kill myself back in June at ECR. In morning warm up....didn't even make it to my first race.

Anyway, I thought the tank was good (internally) but unfortunately it is filled with rust. Sent to a professional who is currently coating it, and cleaning the carbs. Watch this space. Should have her on the road in the next 30-60 days.

Just in time to sell it and fiddling with something else.....Mongo's fault.

If I like it, it will stay. Stay tuned.
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Look what is running. Just need to register, and then off we go.

No, that was not me riding around with the tag off my SV.....
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if you need some inspiration to finish the build, here's my 81' Special. Not so much Cafe, more of a Brat Scrambler, but you get the gist. Good progress, hope to see you back with a finished bike.
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Very nice!
What ignition system do you have? My '82 has stock electronic ignition and doesn't hardly run. Pops and bangs once it warms up. Keeps fouling one plug or the other, black sooty fouling.
Clean plugs, runs good for about 20 seconds and the bang, pow bang until it quits.

I'm thinking it might be time for aftermarket ignition so...

Also, you need to sell me that rear wheel in the background (and the front if you have it). I want cast wheels instead of spoke
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What ignition system do you have? My '82 has stock electronic ignition and doesn't hardly run. Pops and bangs once it warms up. Keeps fouling one plug or the other, black sooty fouling.
Clean plugs, runs good for about 20 seconds and the bang, pow bang until it quits.

I'm thinking it might be time for aftermarket ignition so...

Also, you need to sell me that rear wheel in the background (and the front if you have it). I want cast wheels instead of spoke
Sorry that pic was taken at a dude's shop in Florida who built the bike, he got out of the game and sold everything a couple years ago.

When i bought the bike it had the factory ignition. The Regulator/Rectifier went out on it twice, it would kill the battery (to the point of not being able to recharge) every time i rode it, and it left me stranded several times. I got a PMA/Pamco setup from MikesXS. Ever since the conversion and a new Shorai battery it hasn't missed a lick. Going on 2 years now.

I would highly recommend investing in one if you want a reliable XS. Hugh's Handbuilt just came out with a new setup that is really nice. Both kits will set you back quite a bit, but well worth it in the long run. It wasn't exactly an easy install, but i got it done with the help of a friend. The biggest challenge was fitting the new, significantly larger ignition coil under my tank where the old one was mounted. i had to do some minor cutting and welding.

this is the kit i have - http://www.mikesxs.net/parts/yamaha-...ge-pma-package

this is the new one Hugh is doing - http://www.hughshandbuilt.com/produc...50-cdi-system/

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Thanks! I'll be checking out that Hugh's system. I like the idea of no battery.
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