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Old 11-18-2012, 07:25 PM   #211
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Looks he's put some effort into it. Maybe you should take advantage of that.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:52 AM   #212
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...thought you might enjoy these:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mi33f6r5t6I
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:53 PM   #213
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The K&K welding XV 920 BOTT F-1 bike at Mid-Ohio in 1988. It was ridden to a podium finish by Britt Turkington.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:18 PM   #214
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"Lurch" Built by Vernon Davis out of Kasson's Yamaha Austin Texas

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The K&K welding XV 920 BOTT F-1 bike at Mid-Ohio in 1988. It was ridden to a podium finish by Britt Turkington.
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:59 AM   #215
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I had posted some pictures of this bike I took at Texas World Speedway earlier in this thread. I couldn't remember the date that I took them but I think it had to be later than 1988, more likely 1990 but I could be wrong, that was a really long time ago. I met a guy earlier this year from Austin who knew "Lurch" intimately having ridden it back in the early 90's and said that he thought the bike was in pieces in his buddies garage in Austin but he never got back to me to verify. I really just wanted to pick the guys brain that built it, what was his motivation to use aluminum plate versus tubing. Thanks for the other pictures, nice to see someone else thought this was as cool as it was way back then.

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Old 02-15-2013, 04:20 AM   #216
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I've still got my 1982 XV920RJ that I bought as a leftover in 1984 for $1699 + tax. Let my son have it for a while and it got painted - not to happy about that. I replaced the crappy painted pieces with some original '81 red bodywork and had the bike completely gone over by my local Yamaha dealer last fall. The bike has over 50k on it and still sports the original chain. It now resides in my garage until the spring when it will be getting lots more attention than in the recent past. The bike has been to Alaska (from Ohio) and back, all over the mid-west and I took my road-racing course on it in 1990 - never dragged an exhaust pipe 'til that day! It's a great bike that will become my daily ride once again.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:52 AM   #217
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I've still got my 1982 XV920RJ that I bought as a leftover in 1984 for $1699 + tax. Let my son have it for a while and it got painted - not to happy about that. I replaced the crappy painted pieces with some original '81 red bodywork and had the bike completely gone over by my local Yamaha dealer last fall. The bike has over 50k on it and still sports the original chain. It now resides in my garage until the spring when it will be getting lots more attention than in the recent past. The bike has been to Alaska (from Ohio) and back, all over the mid-west and I took my road-racing course on it in 1990 - never dragged an exhaust pipe 'til that day! It's a great bike that will become my daily ride once again.

Great bike history !
Good that it's back with you again. I have 35,000 miles on my chain and am thinking of replaceing it as preventative maintainance. Are you going to continue with the original one ? For how long ?
Getting 100,000 miles from it will be a good story, going 99,000 and haveing it punch through your cases will not.Do you feel lucky ?
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:48 PM   #218
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My dad, bkbrkrbkr, sold me a 82' xv920 rh along with enough parts to build 2 bikes. The bike doesn't run and is currently in pieces. The plan is to first start the bike, after that strip it so I can work on restoring all the parts and adding my own custom look (heading in the café style). I'm glad dad showed me this thread though, there's done great information on here!

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Old 03-11-2013, 09:20 AM   #219
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Lucky you.
I miss mine, and regret not keeping it for longer.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:37 AM   #220
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My dad, bkbrkrbkr, sold me a 82' xv920 rh along with enough parts to build 2 bikes. The bike doesn't run and is currently in pieces. The plan is to first start the bike, after that strip it so I can work on restoring all the parts and adding my own custom look (heading in the café style). I'm glad dad showed me this thread though, there's done great information on here!

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Dude, that's my old 920! I sold it to Kenneth a year ago. It served me well for 20+ years and I still miss it. Enjoy, and do a good job on it. I've sort of been dreading the day it would reappear in this thread.
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:39 PM   #221
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Here's a link to Doonie's little adventure on his 920, crazy Aussies @ their best
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5i2NOwHJZQ


XV920 shoe-horned into an XS650 running gear

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Old 04-23-2013, 12:50 PM   #222
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Cafe Moto's interpretation of an XV920. Upside-down forks and aluminum swing-arm ,Benelli tank and more.
Nice!
Pictures from the One Show in Austin last weekend.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:35 PM   #223
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Every few months or so I get an email from my YouTube video asking for more info on the starter motor upgrade i did so just in case anyone is interested here are links from the Virago-tech forum on how to do it.

You probably have to join the forum to see everything:

http://viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=20028
http://viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=14170
http://viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=20574
http://viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4739
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:30 PM   #224
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It's alive! ALIVE!!! Hoo hoo haa hah haaah

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Hey adventurers, I've had this XV for years waiting for some love. Just thought I'd throw up some pictures to show everyone the state of disrepair... I have all the parts in boxes, but have never made the time. Now with two kids, it won't be easy, but who said life was easy?








I got this bike from a friend for free about 10 years ago. At the time it had been sitting outside with a tarp over it for about 7 years. I briefly got it to run, it smoked badly from one cylinder, then the carbs caught fire (not bad). I took it apart and cleaned it up some, but it sat inside...now for years. Starter is toast. No spark last time I tried. I believe it is the #12 bike off the line.

Time to do something with this thing.

Just to ride it as a rat bike, it needs:
  • Front brakes redone (they are stuck).
  • Starter.
  • Battery.
  • Carb rebuild.
  • Possibly new rings.
  • Tires.
  • New ignition (no sparky)?
  • A seat of some sort.
Anyway, I'd get rid of this thing but those bikes by Sepp Koch are just too sweet.

Words of wisdom appreciated.

Boohoo ha ha ha! My frankenbike is alive!

After a carb rebuild, cleaning the rust out and lining the tank, a backwoods-worthy starter motor and starter-gears rebuild, some cleaned up wiring and connectors, a new solenoid, and replacing the broken starter switch with a toggle...she started! I also had 3-in-1 oil in the cylinders for weeks (months?) to free the rings.

I am floored to be honest. It is running way lean and now I have to set the pilot screws at the least...right now it is only happy with the choke on about 1/2 way. My neighbors on the other hand, do not seem to be happy about all the noise I'm making...

No smoke from the pipes to speak of, and the motor sounds good. Even my wife was impressed. Little does she know the the next steps for the rebuild involve more money!

At the least, this bike now needs rebuilt front calipers, fork seals, steering bearings, tires, and a seat! Now, if only I had the time and money...
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:11 PM   #225
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Cafe Moto's interpretation of an XV920. Upside-down forks and aluminum swing-arm ,Benelli tank and more.
Nice!
Pictures from the One Show in Austin last weekend.
What swingarm is that ?
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