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Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-14-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 44
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Posted By dakman74
Like I said, I've done all the tricks you can do...

Like I said, I've done all the tricks you can do to the stock system, and actually the stock starter is currently JB Welded instead of shimmed. And it's true that the best fix is to swap to the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-13-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,447
Posted By dakman74
Yep, I've done all the other "fixes"...and have...

Yep, I've done all the other "fixes"...and have come to the same conclusion that others have after trying them all...the main problem is the weak 2-brush starter. I've been into the case before...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-11-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 44
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Posted By dakman74
Update

Loooong "winter" break, no real progress, until now. I finally ordered the MAC 2-into-1 exhaust, got it mounted up last week, and it looks like the 18" wheel should clear with a dual-sport tire on...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-12-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,447
Posted By dakman74
Yep, I've done the heating trick with oil-pan...

Yep, I've done the heating trick with oil-pan washers and it works ok, but in my experience they don't so much return to their original shape as just soften again. Eventually they're just too...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-11-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,447
Posted By dakman74
What are you doing to it?

What are you doing to it?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-11-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 30,072
Posted By dakman74
Keep the faith, brother. It's always some little...

Keep the faith, brother. It's always some little thing, a labor of love on these beasts to keep 'em going. I don't think I've ever had a project bike that was completely "finished" or "perfect" but...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-11-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,447
Posted By dakman74
I really just need to pop for a Clymer's manual...

I really just need to pop for a Clymer's manual for the bike, but after trial and error I figured out that the oil leak was due to the flattened o-rings on the oil filter housing. I'm guessing...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-02-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,447
Posted By dakman74
Actually the fork travel is on par with the...

Actually the fork travel is on par with the shock. I think with some progressive springs and a brace they'll do fine for what I want. Not planning to jump the thing.

No vibration so far. At max...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-02-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,447
Posted By dakman74
Latest pictures

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a616/dakman74/DSCN0536_zpsa163bf86.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/dakman74/media/DSCN0536_zpsa163bf86.jpg.html)
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Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-30-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 30,072
Posted By dakman74
Ahh the thrills of builds/shakedowns. I'm still...

Ahh the thrills of builds/shakedowns. I'm still fighting an oil leak (last time it was "cascading" oil on the back tire...adventure bike? yeah oiled back tire is an adventure), and now I have a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-29-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 30,072
Posted By dakman74
There's a "Steve McQueen Replica" on local...

There's a "Steve McQueen Replica" on local craigslist right now from OCD Custom Cycles and Repair (my favorite name for a shop, by far)...CB500 twin, Shinkos like yours...I know these links die...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-29-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,447
Posted By dakman74
Got the cat-eye front signals installed...looks...

Got the cat-eye front signals installed...looks pretty good. Also cut out the sidecover/battery-cover out of aluminum and having a buddy weld it up. Once I get it mounted, definitely picture time...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-27-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 30,072
Posted By dakman74
Sometimes it's possible to run tubes in cast...

Sometimes it's possible to run tubes in cast wheels, but I'd rather not. Easier to carry a plug and CO2 kit than spare tubes...especially since it's a bitch to break a tubed-tire bead on a tubeless...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-27-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,993
Posted By dakman74
Depending on how big, the ammo cans should be...

Depending on how big, the ammo cans should be pretty easy to mount on a factory rack. Smaller ones you could use a few u-bolts to secure the cans to the sides of the rack. For bigger ones, I would...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-27-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 30,072
Posted By dakman74
Yeah, but there's not a 120/18 rear. The IRC...

Yeah, but there's not a 120/18 rear. The IRC Volcanduro that I have looks like it would fit in the 110/100/18 size but I don't think I could run THAT gnarly a knobby on the street, especially on a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-26-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,993
Posted By dakman74
OK so the sport model. The trick is to find a...

OK so the sport model. The trick is to find a factory rack like the first one I listed. Otherwise, it's fab one or have someone fab one.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-26-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 30,072
Posted By dakman74
Ahh ok...haven't found a set of those in a...

Ahh ok...haven't found a set of those in a 120/80/18 and 100/90/19 or close to those sizes. :-S

Am thinking I might pop for the Heidenau K60's like on the LHC CB750, if I can find a set in the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-26-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 30,072
Posted By dakman74
Oh man it looks great! I'm surfing from my...

Oh man it looks great! I'm surfing from my Blackberry so hard to dig quickly...are those Trailwings? I pulled an 18" dirt tire out to see how it would look on the XV and I'm thinking I want more...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-25-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,993
Posted By dakman74
Post a picture so I can be sure, but I had a 78...

Post a picture so I can be sure, but I had a 78 400T and it had a factory rear rack with a backrest that was removable. I'm pretty sure it had the same design as your bike if what you mean is it's...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-23-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,503
Posted By dakman74
You mean something like this?: ...

You mean something like this?:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=886759

Check just a few threads down from yours.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-22-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 30,072
Posted By dakman74
Yeah, that might be beyond my capability though! ...

Yeah, that might be beyond my capability though! I have a few stencils readied...just deciding if that's the route I wanna go on the bike. Leaning towards it for my CJ5. Kind of a mosaic of...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-22-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,447
Posted By dakman74
Updated pics

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a616/dakman74/DSCN0535_zps5c58cf5c.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/dakman74/media/DSCN0535_zps5c58cf5c.jpg.html)
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Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-21-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 44
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Posted By dakman74
So...boneheaded me thought that...hmm an 83 XT200...

So...boneheaded me thought that...hmm an 83 XT200 should be 12V, so didn't even think to check the bulb. Went to start it yesterday morning and the low beam was burned out. I thought, oh...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-21-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 30,072
Posted By dakman74
I like the dual cat-eye taillight and license...

I like the dual cat-eye taillight and license plate bracket that i got off ebay. I even got it wired for turn signals. :-D

I followed a guy into town the other day on a KTM "enduro"...almost more...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-15-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,447
Posted By dakman74
Nah, that one is pretty much staying as-is,...

Nah, that one is pretty much staying as-is, unless I get rid of the speedo/odo and maybe the taillight for something smaller. It's Off-Highway only so no need for any of the street-legal stuff, just...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-15-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,447
Posted By dakman74
Yeah..housing is plastic, but it's lightweight...

Yeah..housing is plastic, but it's lightweight and I like the way it looks too. Thanks!



Well supposedly on the 920s it doesn't do anything, but I was told that on the XV750s that one side of...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-14-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 30,072
Posted By dakman74
Cool...thanks for the update...seeing your hoop...

Cool...thanks for the update...seeing your hoop and seat mount ALMOST makes me want to do that on the XV...but I just ordered a replacement subframe off ebay for $9 so I think it's gonna just get...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-13-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 30,072
Posted By dakman74
That Left Hand Cycles CB750 you posted at the top...

That Left Hand Cycles CB750 you posted at the top (the OD green one) is sort of inspiration for my XV920. Right now it's even sitting in OD green (rattle-can paintjob, but oh well it'll get dropped...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-11-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,447
Posted By dakman74
Maiden voyage on it today...everything seemed ok,...

Maiden voyage on it today...everything seemed ok, except neither turning the key off nor using the kill switch would turn off the bike. Doing both and then giving it some throttle makes it sputter...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-10-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,447
Posted By dakman74
Update...so it works...the trailer converter...

Update...so it works...the trailer converter wiring, that is. So now I have dual taillights that will blink for the left/right signals while the other stays lit during braking. Now to find some...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-07-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,447
Posted By dakman74
So I pulled the left controls apart, cleaned the...

So I pulled the left controls apart, cleaned the back of the horn assembly (it was a bit oxidized), re-soldered the pink wire to the center post of the horn since it was hanging by a couple strands,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-07-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,447
Posted By dakman74
http://bikebreakerbaker.smugmug.com/Travel/Skeedad...

http://bikebreakerbaker.smugmug.com/Travel/Skeedadle-to-Seattle/i-Kjh9XCJ/0/L/skeedadle%20to%20seattle%20396-L.jpg

I like this pic of your bike...helps to get the FULL idea of that skidplate! :rofl
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-06-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,447
Posted By dakman74
Thanks, I was thinking that too, but it seemed...

Thanks, I was thinking that too, but it seemed like the little internal ground wires that "screw" to the back of the horn button and run to the turn signal switch are connected to the headlight...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-06-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,447
Posted By dakman74
Coming together

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a616/dakman74/DSCN0515_zps9b6ee6f1.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/dakman74/media/DSCN0515_zps9b6ee6f1.jpg.html)
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Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-03-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,447
Posted By dakman74
That's cool...I'm the recycling type also. I...

That's cool...I'm the recycling type also. I thought maybe they were like these crashbars:

http://www.chopperbargains.eu/yamaha/91-yamaha-virago-xv-750-1100-heavy-duty-crash-bar.html
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-03-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,925
Posted By dakman74
Just out of curiosity, any idea how much ethanol...

Just out of curiosity, any idea how much ethanol in the fuel around where you live? I'm curious because here at 7000 ft they put in close to the 10% max (E10) and I've heard of a few guys with...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-03-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,925
Posted By dakman74
http://www.kbs-coatings.com/tank-sealers.html ...

http://www.kbs-coatings.com/tank-sealers.html

Not a one-step and done type of thing, but the kit comes complete with the cleaner, rust-converter, and sealer, plus instructions and tips on how to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-03-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,447
Posted By dakman74
Thanks for the pics! I had seen your bike when I...

Thanks for the pics! I had seen your bike when I did a search for XV's on here, a lot of great, well thought-out additions to it. I'm still debating between seal-savers or going the redneck route...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-02-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,447
Posted By dakman74
headlight/speedometer/crash bars

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a616/dakman74/DSCN0508_zps21198df4.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/dakman74/media/DSCN0508_zps21198df4.jpg.html)
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Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-01-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,447
Posted By dakman74
Thanks guys...and RedRaptor22 thanks for the...

Thanks guys...and RedRaptor22 thanks for the link, I forgot about that one! Even though it's more street, he does do some write up on different suspension set-up and such, just have to wade deep...
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