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Old 01-26-2014, 04:44 PM   #41
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On the way: seat, battery, new petcocks, speedo with idiot lights, and some other ! Yay!
Should get some quality bike time with my beautiful assistant, nick on sun or wed next week.

Trying to find an ammo box that will serve as a batt/electrical box. Needs to be about 8x5x6 or so.
The batt is 5.1 x 3.5 x 4.5
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Old 01-28-2014, 02:18 PM   #42
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anyone familiar with virago 750 starter problems?
i have a similar thread on virago tech, but i figured it cant help to ask here, also.
i did the dr virago fix with the starter motor, of drilling, tapping and in 4 small screws, into the ring gear, through the case of the starter. the ring gear spins, but isnt supposed to. this fixes that problem.
now, when i try to start the bike, the starter motor spins just fine, but the gear that it engages with i think is jumping when the starter puts pressure on it. the gear feels spring loaded, and can move about a half inch when you push on it, with the starter removed. this doesnt seem right to me, but idk. i'm no mechanic, just a fool.
once it has warmed up, im planning on opening up the engine, draining the oil, and i'm going to poke around in the gears and see whats going on.
if someone can help me with this, you can be my best friend for life and stuff.
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found a badassed wiring diagram
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Be advised, the virago bobber project on cl is not mine. Still very much building this bike.
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Old 02-03-2014, 10:06 AM   #45
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Old 02-03-2014, 10:55 AM   #46
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Looking good! Will be interesting to see how you end up mounting that seat! will stay tuned!
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thanks!
i'm going to see if i can cut notches in the subframe, at the back of the seat, heat it, bend it toward the middle, and weld it in place. im thinking i can re use some subframe tube to bridge the gap. maybe i can cut a hole in one side of the tube and drill smaller holes for the seat screws to drop into. as for the front mount, i am considering using something like a gate hinge. standard kits wont work, so im trying to be creative
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thanks!
i'm going to see if i can cut notches in the subframe, at the back of the seat, heat it, bend it toward the middle, and weld it in place. im thinking i can re use some subframe tube to bridge the gap. maybe i can cut a hole in one side of the tube and drill smaller holes for the seat screws to drop into. as for the front mount, i am considering using something like a gate hinge. standard kits wont work, so im trying to be creative
I wish I could weld. lol

What about wiring, are you going to make your own harness?
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I posted a greatly reduced harness on page 2. Should be very nice
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I wish i knew how to weld, too... But my friend does, lol
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those controls from dcc?
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The right one is. The left one is from ebay. The speedo is dcc also, and it has the idiot lights, too
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Today we cleaned the engine innards and finished the bobber seat frame!
I also found out i need a new clutch. Ebay has a few good ones at good prices. I broke the mount for the speedo, so now i get to make a new one, yay!
I have a very temporary center mount that looks good. Ill post pics later. My buddy nick did a great job with the subframe welding. The seat looks great when its mounted.
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the first pic shows nick's awesome hd bobber.
i'm going to do a little more to the subframe- wire wheeling welds and repainting the subframe. i'm going to try to find some turn signals that fit into the frame tubes. i have a headlight sitting in my ebay shopping cart that has LED turn signals built in. this should wind up being a pretty slick little bobber. woo!
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the first pic shows nick's awesome hd bobber.
looks like a stock "48" sportster to me...

The Virago is coming along nicely though. Do you have any plans for that gap between the seat and gas tank?
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Looking good. You have inspired me to get started on my bobber build
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looks like a stock "48" sportster to me...

The Virago is coming along nicely though. Do you have any plans for that gap between the seat and gas tank?
I guess it could be stock. Looks pretty sweet to me.
No plans for the gap. Im cool as is.

Tomball, havent heard it run yet. There was a super worn out starter gear that i ordered today. 80 dollars for one gear.

Nickdotcom, i wish you luck. If you have the skills you can do this for cheap. I usually wind up spending more than i should. Luck might help, too. I dont get much of that, lol
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