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Offline verboten1

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My other shaft drive Yamaha twin.
« on: November 20, 2016, 02:47:58 pm »
I think I'll make it a scrambler?

Yeah, I know, but I have one thing going here, this is my bike, I've put many miles on it. I didn't buy it to build it. it was sitting around, and I decided to cut it up and make it nicer!
I have had my '82 Yamaha Virago (XV920J) for about 13 years.
it has remained mostly stock for the whole time.

This was a couple years into my ownership.



at that point the only thing I had added was a NOS fork brace.

Before I got the KLR I decided to add some bags and crashbars , but the bags did not last very long, because they made it even uglier!





About 5 years back, I installed a MAC exhaust




when it was time for new tires, I decided I wanted to switch out the stock 16" rear wheel for an 18" rear wheel from an early '80s Yamaha Seca




Just yesterday I bought another virago to scavenge for parts! it wil be donating side covers and starting system at teh very least, but most likely the forks gauges and round headlight will be coming along as well!





This project will start with some maintenance and whatnot, and will hopefully end up looking something like this in the future.









Rear wheel to front conversion kit ordered.


This will allow me to mount the 16" rear wheel in the front so I can have the fat tire look!




I'll be running this 4 pot caliper on the new setup with the adapters a MIVErs made for me a while back.


'82 XV920: Soon to be tracker--'00 KLR685:adv
--'01 Ninja 250: Wifey's Bike For Sale! --'12 Super Tenere --'13 Versys

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Re: My other shaft drive Yamaha twin.
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2016, 02:49:38 pm »
Parts!

The disc adapter, replaces the drive spline. Spline boss must be modified to make it fit.





The drum cover, will keep it looking clean...



And finally, the meats!






Damn, this wasn't planned, but scope creep has reared it's ugly head, and I haven't  even started building yet! The price was so low, I should be able to cover the cost with selling unused virago parts.
 Should be a nice easy drop in with some different bearings. Possibly using the virago wheel, but have eyes on a 16" wheel that fits this front end perfectly.
 




And that brings us up to date.


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Re: My other shaft drive Yamaha twin.
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2016, 02:52:36 pm »
I got bored. Mounted the tire just to see what it looked like.
« Last Edit: November 20, 2016, 09:45:27 pm by verboten1 »
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Re: My other shaft drive Yamaha twin.
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2016, 09:46:20 pm »
I took some time today to get the rear wheel prepped for the adapter. Once I get the other wheel stripped down, I'll get them refinished. The goal is to have all of the bolt on parts ready to go when I get the bike out after the snow clears up!.


The guide for cutting



Cut



Trimmed the drum side


Rotor adapter bolted on







New shock



And my steering neck conversion bearings!

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Re: My other shaft drive Yamaha twin.
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2016, 09:49:04 pm »
And on that note...More goodies showed up today.

R6 rotor, SV650 caliper. Virago wheel. VZ800 forks.







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Re: My other shaft drive Yamaha twin.
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2016, 07:30:02 am »
Interesting, I look forward to your progress!
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Re: My other shaft drive Yamaha twin.
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2016, 01:48:11 pm »
Thanks, I am working toward having this updated. I am progressing quite quickly, which surprises me. I'm usually quite lazy when it comes to projects!
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Re: My other shaft drive Yamaha twin.
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2016, 07:12:46 pm »
looking like its a good project, verboten1, with a fun scrambler result.....
comments with substance will be chastised by soulless pub riders lacking imagination...
and calling out princess trolls will be met with the monomaniacal pruning shears of censorship.....

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Re: My other shaft drive Yamaha twin.
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2016, 11:01:10 pm »
Thanks! I'm getting caught up on the build, just put the engine back together tonight. :D
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Re: My other shaft drive Yamaha twin.
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2016, 11:02:52 pm »
I set the bike to the side, as I was working way too much, and I was gone all the time. My wife said I was home for weekends only for 9 weeks straight at one point.


]It's only been about a year and a half. But they are home finally. Too bad I'm in Montreal at the moment.

Dug out of storage
 

And loaded up to go home!
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Re: My other shaft drive Yamaha twin.
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2016, 11:04:03 pm »
Probably another change of plans, the wheels will be narrower, but, 18" rear, 19" front, a bit more choices for dual sport tires.

xS650 turbo wheels


Shinko 804/805



Or Kenda K761

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Re: My other shaft drive Yamaha twin.
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2016, 12:13:24 am »
Spent some time working this weekend, got both Viragos stripped down, the shed straightened up.

I tried out the 16" front end, it was a mistake, I like it.



Stock wheel vs. Seca turbo with R6 rotors (it's amazing how small those look on a 19"wheel)



Both of them are down to the engine. I need to get the covers switched over and get the engine painted up and pretty.



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Re: My other shaft drive Yamaha twin.
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2016, 10:27:08 am »
Tire showed up, had to try it! Starting system harvested from gen2 bike. Carbs torn down and cleaned, I need to get some jets, I don't want stock jetting any more.







And another part of my upgraded electrics


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--'01 Ninja 250: Wifey's Bike For Sale! --'12 Super Tenere --'13 Versys

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Re: My other shaft drive Yamaha twin.
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2016, 08:14:10 am »
Cool project. I've been considering a bike project for sometime now. I'm envisioning a 70/80s kickstart Yamaha or Honda parallel twin, with a magneto conversion (they are available), ADV suspension setup, to make some sort of madmax doomsday machine. Why? I have no idea, because I can I suppose. Got the time, shop, skills just need to decide to move off race car/engine fab to something different.

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Re: My other shaft drive Yamaha twin.
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2016, 06:01:16 pm »
Thanks! I'm enjoying it. I've skipped a few days worth of updates, but this was today!

Yesterday I finished up the side covers and the second gen starting system.



I polished up the intake elbow covers:





Then I  threw it together, taped up the subframe, poorly sprayed a coat of duplicolor peel wrap (super crappy Plastidip) to see if I want Orange, or the stock tank even.



After looking at it, I know I don't want the stock tank shape, but I have it, I like the upper shape. I'm thinking maybe some two tone might hide the curves I don't care for...



That's what I'm going to try to do!


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