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Old 03-16-2010, 07:20 AM   #31
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I think you'll find the Duplicolor to have been a good choice. I've used it on a few miscellaneous parts on my Honda, and it's held up nicely. It does go on weird, but dries normally.
Now I have to decide whether to paint my fork legs or polish them. Hmmmm.
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Old 03-16-2010, 12:21 PM   #32
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Old 03-17-2010, 06:57 AM   #33
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I've got one like this, the Seca model. Mine isn't quite this nice, but it's not bad. Fun bike to ride.
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:31 AM   #34
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My boy had a XV250 for his 1st bike, like 1/2 the rest of the world! He said he wanted to turn it into a hotrod.......who am I to deny my children's wishes?

When done it had "ace" cafe bars upside-down, tank off a CB400Supersport (with a new top frame rail to let it sit right), cut down rear fender Dyna-style with single seat, a single VM24 feeding a new manifold, and twin exhausts with VW beetle muffler tips. Loud, bright red, did over 140kph......

It's in my shed now in bits getting a rebuild for my daughter!
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:49 AM   #35
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Today I got my cnc'd caliper adapters. My first experience creating something in solidworks was a great success

I just need to tap the fork for the last bolt and make brake lines. Then get a new battery, adapt on the honda 929 rear sets I bought and finish up bunch of other details..... Ugh.

Anyone have some good links for places to buy brake line parts from?
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Old 04-12-2010, 11:32 PM   #36
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I'm getting pretty close, it seems like most of the spending is done, just have a bit of fabricating/welding to do - mostly related to the rearsets. I picked up the tank bag for cheap on new enough and had to take a pic.
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Old 04-13-2010, 07:04 AM   #37
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I like what you're doing with this. There's plenty of parts out there and they're built to last . And cheap to boot.
What's not to love?
Here's my XVr in touring mode.


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Old 05-08-2010, 05:00 PM   #38
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Back in the day

My riding bud picked up an 82? 750 missing tank, seat and sidecovers, and some XV920 chain drive parts, and a 750 seat. THE 920 tank is larger, the seat had to be cut back slightly, possibly superbike or daytona bars (bikemaster?) and he found the air inlet to carbs thru frame torturous.
I believe he fashioned an air cleaner from an automotive filter and a large camping mess kit set to carbs, no memory of how, but after carb adjustment and fitting some mfflers he scrounged (bike came open piped) wasn't too loud and pulled like 980 model. Not very helpful I know.
Luck and good riding, last heard of still running at 60,000 miles.
YES redid starter in machine shop.
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Old 05-10-2010, 01:19 PM   #39
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I finally got the bike somewhat rideable. The gsxr master cylinder has been giving me problems, and the brake pads seem kinda "greasy", they leave quite a bit of goo on the rotors even after I tried cleaning them.


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Old 06-08-2010, 01:12 PM   #40
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Figured I'd post up a little update. I don't know exactly why, but my brake issues were sorted by throwing in a new set of ebc carbon pads, whatever the po did to those old pads is apparently a very bad thing to do to pads.

For virago and other TCI equipped bike owners, I recently replaced my TCI (as opposed to a cdi) ignition module with a programable one from ingitech in the czech republic. It was about 200 bucks shipped and took about 3 weeks to get, but aside from having to make a simple mount for it, it was 100% plug and play as they send them out with the factory timing mapping and the correct plugs already wired in. If you have one of these bikes it's some damn good peice of mind for 200 bucks, and it's nice to know if I want to hotrod the bike a bit later, I can changing the ignition mapping

Anybody have access to a FSM for a xj900r? I put 10wt oil in the forks, but racetech lists 30wt?!?
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